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(Fark)   Get ready, it's this week's edition of the Fark Weird News Quiz. Hopefully, you'll do a little better than last week   (fark.com) divider line 54
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2012-06-08 03:15:20 PM  
I know I say it every week, but I really can't express how appreciative I am of the people that help write up questions for this quiz. They came through this week for me, and they deserve credit. Thanks to ivan, Tziva, phlegmmo, Current Resident, RocketRod, cjoshuav, Sinto, Sim Tree, and timharrod.
 
2012-06-08 03:15:21 PM  
Don't get your hopes up bub.
 
2012-06-08 03:15:41 PM  
Last week's winners:

wxboy 1037
rebelyell2006 1024
Conman 1023
WhatGall 1022
plaidhat 1018
1981.911.sc 1018
MontanaTristar 1017
buckler 1012
some_beer_drinker 998
joraamn 964
 
2012-06-08 03:16:27 PM  
And if the hard quiz was too tricky, there's always the Easy Quiz
 
2012-06-08 03:16:59 PM  
DON'T JUDGE ME
 
2012-06-08 03:17:21 PM  
5 out of 11 correct, total points = 458

I did well on the articles I read!
 
2012-06-08 03:18:48 PM  
Yikes. 555 and I'm the best so far.
 
2012-06-08 03:20:25 PM  
Donnchadha 734
Treygreen13 555
Aarontology 458
Dogberry 365
James! 357
will_2679 354
cpw49684 352
BunkoSquad 286
Unfreakable 0

I'm'a frame this and put it on my wall...
 
2012-06-08 03:22:37 PM  
Final Score:

9 out of 11 correct, total points = 813
Total time elapsed:

1 minute (106 seconds)

texdent 813
Donnchadha 734
Treygreen13 555
CoolBeans 535
Aarontology 458
Kid Lester 419
MissFeasance 371
Dogberry 365
James! 357
will_2679 354

Temporary first place!
 
2012-06-08 03:30:14 PM  
Well, I waited long enough on the hard quiz so my failing-at-failing score didn't show but accidentally got two right on easy and not enough people have taken it yet.

TAKE THE EASY QUIZ FOLKS. HIDE MY SCORE.
 
2012-06-08 04:29:54 PM  
Final Score:
7 out of 11 correct, total points = 592

Total time elapsed:
2 minutes (162 seconds)

Not great
 
2012-06-08 04:30:08 PM  
Have I actually been working this week? This has got to be my lowest score of all time.
 
2012-06-08 04:31:01 PM  

Unfreakable: And if the hard quiz was too tricky, there's always the Easy Quiz


9/10 and top of the leader board! Didn't do so well on the hard quiz though.
 
2012-06-08 04:34:42 PM  
Every week I always miss 3! DAMNIT!!! I blame that presentation I had to give this week. Stupid CEO tour.
 
2012-06-08 04:39:57 PM  
Not so much.

/Fail.
 
2012-06-08 04:40:58 PM  

Unfreakable: And if the hard quiz was too tricky, there's always the Easy Quiz


Harder than usual. Good to keep us on our toes.
 
2012-06-08 04:41:55 PM  
I'm giving a free month of TF to the two non-TFers with the highest scores as of noon EST tomorrow.
 
2012-06-08 04:42:58 PM  
Highest scores on the hard quiz, not the easy one by the way
 
2012-06-08 04:43:25 PM  

thecpt: Unfreakable: And if the hard quiz was too tricky, there's always the Easy Quiz

Harder than usual. Good to keep us on our toes.


The team wrote some really good questions this week.
 
2012-06-08 04:49:09 PM  
6-11 549 points
92 seconds
 
2012-06-08 05:10:18 PM  
Tough q
 
2012-06-08 05:10:37 PM  
So you need HELP putting these questions together, you don't do them yourself? JHC I want your job.
 
2012-06-08 05:10:54 PM  
Tough quiz this week.
 
2012-06-08 05:38:10 PM  
Funky mobile loading robbed me of 2 correct answers.

7/10

New personal record I think.
 
2012-06-08 05:39:22 PM  
...no, no I won't.

Worst performance in weeks.
 
2012-06-08 05:41:35 PM  

RibbyK: So you need HELP putting these questions together, you don't do them yourself? JHC I want your job.


I used to write them all myself, but got busy with other Fark-related stuff. And no, you don't want my job. It's not exactly glamorous.
 
2012-06-08 05:47:10 PM  

Unfreakable: I'm giving a free month of TF to the two non-TFers with the highest scores as of noon EST tomorrow.


Of course. When there's something at stake, I fail hard.

Final Score:
7 out of 11 correct, total points = 634
Total time elapsed:
1 minute (99 seconds)
 
2012-06-08 05:49:51 PM  
Top 10 scores for this quiz:

aaronx 998
nthnasmth 931
Wilcutt 924
scrumpox 916
bhour 896
plaidhat 895
Old Painty Can Ned 888
Dogsy 871
Randy Jones 853
shopball 837



Wwweeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! That should last for about 30 minutes.
 
2012-06-08 05:52:07 PM  
Final Score:

10 out of 11 correct, total points = 869
Total time elapsed:

2 minutes (147 seconds)

I'll enjoy my brief stint up there on the top 10....
 
2012-06-08 05:58:54 PM  

Unfreakable: RibbyK: So you need HELP putting these questions together, you don't do them yourself? JHC I want your job.

I used to write them all myself, but got busy with other Fark-related stuff. And no, you don't want my job. It's not exactly glamorous.


You sure? How 'bout we exchange coding for a TFA? This site needs upgrades, starting with adding [Lame] & [Annoying] & [Rant] buttons and an Arizona tag. Plus I'll bet you could automate some of the boring manual tasks.

/BTW, if this is Drew, please booze-up again this weekend, just like last Saturday when you green-lit the best stuff ever.
 
2012-06-08 06:15:07 PM  

RibbyK: So you need HELP putting these questions together, you don't do them yourself? JHC I want your job.


I am pretty sure Unfreakable is not employed as QuizMonkey™ and probably has other duties. I could be wrong though, because if so that is a cool job.

Strictly speaking, he probably didn't need help putting the questions together, but he asked for help if we wanted to make sure the quiz continued to appear every week. A lot of us are very fond of the quiz and would be very sad if it disappeared because he was too busy to make it, and volunteered to help. And I've noticed that he still writes some of the questions each week.

FWIW, writing the questions is not as quick and easy as you might think. It's hard to find articles with quirky details where the answer wasn't already blatantly given away in the headline, without making the question about some tiny, mundane detail in the article.
 
2012-06-08 06:16:06 PM  
god did I just white knight an admin? you can go ahead and punch me in the face now.
 
2012-06-08 06:18:20 PM  
Final Score:

7 out of 11 correct, total points = 623
Total time elapsed:

1 minute (113 seconds)


I figure any result of 8 or less means I got some work done this week.
 
2012-06-08 06:27:31 PM  

RibbyK: You sure? How 'bout we exchange coding for a TFA? This site needs upgrades, starting with adding [Lame] & [Annoying] & [Rant] buttons and an Arizona tag. Plus I'll bet you could automate some of the boring manual tasks.


I'm not sure which "boring, manual tasks" you're referring to being automated. More to the point, though, I'm not a coder. We have developers, and they have a very long list of things that need doing which they work on constantly. If your sincere belief is that the thing which should be put at the top of the to-do list is additional descriptor tags, you wouldn't be serving the community well.
 
2012-06-08 06:28:11 PM  

Tziva: RibbyK: So you need HELP putting these questions together, you don't do them yourself? JHC I want your job.

I am pretty sure Unfreakable is not employed as QuizMonkey™ and probably has other duties. I could be wrong though, because if so that is a cool job.

Strictly speaking, he probably didn't need help putting the questions together, but he asked for help if we wanted to make sure the quiz continued to appear every week. A lot of us are very fond of the quiz and would be very sad if it disappeared because he was too busy to make it, and volunteered to help. And I've noticed that he still writes some of the questions each week.

FWIW, writing the questions is not as quick and easy as you might think. It's hard to find articles with quirky details where the answer wasn't already blatantly given away in the headline, without making the question about some tiny, mundane detail in the article.


Understood. I was secretly hoping it was Mr. Drew who would get frustrated at my post, drink too much like last weekend, then green-lite weirder-than-normal stuff.

/Yep, the questions are fun and funny, which means they're hard and why you'll never see me on the leader board.
 
2012-06-08 06:29:39 PM  

Tziva: I am pretty sure Unfreakable is not employed as QuizMonkey™ and probably has other duties. I could be wrong though, because if so that is a cool job.

Strictly speaking, he probably didn't need help putting the questions together, but he asked for help if we wanted to make sure the quiz continued to appear every week. A lot of us are very fond of the quiz and would be very sad if it disappeared because he was too busy to make it, and volunteered to help. And I've noticed that he still writes some of the questions each week.


Yeah, I set up the quiz a while back as a way to sort of recap the week. It's a really small part of what I do. The only time I really get busy with it is Thursday night and Friday morning. I still need to get the questions uploaded into the form. I couldn't do it early today because I was busy with several other things. Thank you for being one of the people to step up and help.
 
2012-06-08 06:31:05 PM  
Missed 1-5 got 6-11. Guess I know when I was reading Fark.
 
2012-06-08 06:31:30 PM  

RibbyK: Understood. I was secretly hoping it was Mr. Drew who would get frustrated at my post, drink too much like last weekend, then green-lite weirder-than-normal stuff.

/Yep, the questions are fun and funny, which means they're hard and why you'll never see me on the leader board.


It's nearly impossible to out-drink Drew. I tried, but I started hearing this weird, high-pitched ringing noise after a while.

Turns out, it was my liver screaming.
 
2012-06-08 06:34:08 PM  
RibbyK, where are you in SoCal? I grew up in Orange County
 
2012-06-08 06:39:04 PM  

Unfreakable: RibbyK, where are you in SoCal? I grew up in Orange County


Yes, originally Chicago via Univ of Wisc, now in OC in a warm beach city for many years. Not sure why anyone would move from here....
 
2012-06-08 06:42:52 PM  

RibbyK: Yes, originally Chicago via Univ of Wisc, now in OC in a warm beach city for many years. Not sure why anyone would move from here....


For the same reason he works at Fark now: he's obviously crazy :D
 
2012-06-08 07:05:46 PM  
I had to guess on one. 102 seconds.
 
2012-06-08 07:07:48 PM  
Oh, nice sneaking the word "Not" into Question 9. What? You didn't remember everything some poop lady said? What kind of news junkie are you?
 
2012-06-08 07:19:59 PM  

RibbyK: Yes, originally Chicago via Univ of Wisc, now in OC in a warm beach city for many years. Not sure why anyone would move from here....


My paycheck back then didn't support the cost of the kind of house I wanted to live in. I wouldn't mind moving back one day, though. HB is my favorite place in the world.

Tziva: For the same reason he works at Fark now: he's obviously crazy :D


Quite a bit of truth to this!
 
2012-06-08 07:46:38 PM  
Yahooey! Got all eleven, first time ever, but scored low due to a slow computer and a bad innertubes connection.

The wi--fi server is far from my home, I have to stuff my D-link LAN into a popcorn can and point it at the transmitter to amplify the signal.

I may be the only man on Fark to get wi--fi out of a tin can.
 
2012-06-08 07:52:02 PM  
c c c c c c...
 
2012-06-08 07:59:37 PM  
Woot, top ten (for probably only a couple of minutes, I'm sure).

i.imgur.com
 
2012-06-08 10:12:28 PM  
i got less than zero
 
2012-06-08 11:07:44 PM  
666
for
a
fark
quiz
score
can't
be
good.
definitely
gonna
burn.
would
have anyway.
thanks for the assist fark.
 
2012-06-08 11:32:31 PM  
Wow...the worst I've done in awhile. I only knew for sure one of them, and guessed three others using logical deduction.

I must have worked too hard this week.
 
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