Sunday, July 31, 2005

Your Kind of Funny

I only occasionally give in to the guilty pleasure of personality tests, but the 3 Variable Funny Test is worth a look. In determining your preferred humor style, the test posits the interesting concept of three axes of humor -- clean/vulgar, dark/light, and complex/spontaneous -- and the test itself is entertaining. Here's me:

the Wit

(65% dark, 30% spontaneous, 16% vulgar)

your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

Also, you probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here:

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

I guess I better abandon KICK TO THE NUTS, that bodily-secretion slapstick high school raunchfest I just started.


Fun Joel said...

This is getting ridiculous...

I found this test this morning on my friend esther's blog, My Urban Kvetch. She, I, and the blog she found it on were ALL "The Wit" too. This can't simply be a comment on the blogger mindset, can it?

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Warren said...

Very funny. I just took the test as well, and got the following results:

the Wit
(56% dark, 39% spontaneous, 16% vulgar)
your humor style:

Nearly the same as yours. I'd like to hear from a blogger that didn't get "The Wit"!

Kira said...

It does appear to be a blogosphere trend. The game design blog where I found this was also full of Wits. One Provocateur.

Fun Joel, I'll send you an email but also added one to my index. Thanks for the nudge!

Luben said...

Hi there,

Cool link... Took the test. Interestingly enough, I found that Will Ferrell is just like me. My results below:

the Ham
(43% dark, 65% spontaneous, 27% vulgar)
your humor style:

Your style's mostly goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and for the dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with corny jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your friends. People of your type are often the most approachable and popular people in their circle. Your simple & silly good-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart in this sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell - Will Smith

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 27% on dark
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You scored higher than 99% on spontaneous
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You scored higher than 18% on vulgar