Tuesday, August 02, 2005
To Wit, The 'Wit'? 
by Lenka Reznicek [permalink] 
If this 3-Space Humor Test is to be believed, I am unrepentantly dark, irredeemably unspontaneous, and mildly vulgar. Pishposh.

Frankly, I think the vulgarity scale reads harshly on the low side, but I suspect this comes from my answer on one question that asked whether I found my own flatulence funny. I answered "no," because I don't find my own funny - but other peoples' petomanie is a different matter altogether, and often results in hilarity of the most juvenile sort.

As Daniel Webster might have said, wording is everything.

UPDATE: I recently found a tattered copy of The Most of S. J. Perelman in the Powell's books freebie bin on 57th street. Wow - I'd never read any Perelman before, but what a discovery! Brilliant, brilliant stuff...
"With only two hours in Chicago I would be unable to see the city, and the thought drew me into a state of composure. I noted with pleasure that a fresh coat of grime had been given to the Dearborn Street station, though I was hardly vain enough to believe that it had anything to do with my visit. There was the usual ten-minute wait while the porters withdrew with my portable typewriter to a side room and flailed it with hammers, and at last I was aboard the "Sachem," crack train of the B.B.D.& 0. lines..."

--- Strictly from Hunger
the Wit
(65% dark, 26% spontaneous, 33% 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: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais
My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on dark
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You scored higher than 0% on spontaneous
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You scored higher than 31% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid