I would have taken Bérubé’s Transhumanist test seriously, but when I hit the last option my brain locked up and crashed hard. It took hours to download and restore the backup. Thanks heaps, Michael!


  1. #1 spork_incident
    June 28, 2006

    Be’rube’ can do that to a fella.

    Say… “Be’rube'”…that’s French. Darn French! Trying to harm us with the Perfesser!


  2. #2 Jonathan Badger
    June 28, 2006

    Of course the joke requires you to recognize a generic nerdy white male in the final option. Who is it?

  3. #3 Silmarillion
    June 28, 2006

    A Discworld fan. I knew it.

  4. #4 Jethro Gulner
    June 28, 2006

    By looking at the image properties I was able to discover that the person pictured was Glenn Reynolds. Since I still didn’t know who that was, I Googled him and found out he is InstaPundit. I was vaguely aware of who that was, so I declared my search for answers complete.

  5. #5 redstripe
    June 28, 2006

    Damn you Jethro–I used the same ingenious “properties” method to the same result, but you beat me to publication.

  6. #6 mss
    June 28, 2006

    Are you sure the FTB was installed?

  7. #7 Steve LaBonne
    June 28, 2006

    Jethro- trust me, you were extremely wise to halt your investigation there. The brain crashes caused by attempting to read Instapundit are even worse than the one suffered by PZ.

  8. #8 G. Tingey
    June 28, 2006

    Erm, it may not be relevant, but our cat is called HEX ….
    (Short for Hexadecimal – because we wonder if she can count to sixteen (mice))

  9. #9 cgwyn
    June 28, 2006

    Uh… I clicked on the link, but I didn’t see any test – only a bunch of pictures from films and a picture of some jerk who doesn’t look like he has had a real thought since 1980.

  10. #10 Dendroica
    June 29, 2006

    cgwyn – That was my experience, too.

  11. #11 Torbjörn Larsson
    June 29, 2006

    The trick is to store the backup in ethanol – the pickling makes it wellpreserved and ready to put the boot in. (Of course, the later may be awkward at times. : -)

  12. #12 Jurjen Smies
    June 29, 2006

    Is Glenn Reynolds also secretly this guy Redo from Start?

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