Monday, February 11, 2013

I'm a Good Guesser

The post title is the only way to explain this:

My results testify to my guessability, mainly coz I didn't know the answer to one single question on this quiz.  Not one.  You can take the quiz here, but don't bother if you either (a) failed geography or (b) aren't a good guesser.

And then there's this:

Heh.  "Heeeey, Bay-bee..."

Update, 1415 hrs:  Further to the 'toon, above:
Texas governor Rick Perry knows how to start a rumble. Last week, he spent a mere $24,000 on radio ads in California, urging firms there to move to Texas, with its “zero state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations, and fair legal system.” The ad goaded Governor Jerry Brown into telling reporters that Perry’s effort wasn’t news. “It’s not a burp,” he sneered. “It’s barely a fart.”

But his insult generated dozens of stories about the differences between Texas and California, playing into Perry’s hands. He begins a four-day barnstorming tour of California today, touting Texas’s virtues to business owners.


“Perry’s getting exactly what he wanted,” Gavin Newsom, the former Democratic mayor of San Francisco and now the state’s lieutenant governor, told radio station KQED. “He’s getting all kinds of press up and down the state, and why? Well, because he’s leaning in. He’s in the game. He’s getting in our heads.” Newsom ought to know. In 2011, he accompanied a group of state legislators on a fact-finding trip to Texas to interview former California business owners about their reasons for moving. Newsom told me at the time: “I am impressed with the focus on job creation I’ve seen here. We need to have a more balanced business climate in California.”

Indeed, in the last five years Texas has gained 400,000 new jobs while California has lost 640,000. The Lone Star State’s rate of job growth was 33 percent higher than California’s last year, even as the Golden State finally pulled out of the recession.
That's from a National Review Online article.  RTWT, as we citizen-journalists say.


  1. I proved how lousy a guesser I am... 30%

    The 'other' part of the post hits way too close to home

    The sad thing is I think Jerry's like to fix that

    1. I don't think anyone can fix California at this point; it's pretty much beyond repair.

  2. I did lousy. Although, I did know that Verona was the setting for Romeo and Juliet.

    From the opening sonnet: Two households, both alike in dignity,
    In fair Verona, where we lay our scene,

    1. You caught me. I knew the Verona thing, too.


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