Fun_People Archive
18 May
Are you a guy?

Date: Thu, 18 May 95 17:55:26 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Are you a guy?

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
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Are You a Guy?

Take This Scientific Quiz to Determine Your Guyness Quotient

1. Alien beings from a highly advanced society visit the Earth, and you
   are the first human they encounter. As a token of intergalactic
   friendship, they present you with a small but incredibly sophisticated
   device that is capable of curing all disease, providing an infinite
   supply of clean energy, wiping out hunger and poverty, and permanently
   eliminating oppression and violence all over the entire Earth. You
   decide to:

a. Present it to the president of the United States.
b. Present it to the secretary general of the United Nations.
c. Take it apart.

2. As you grow older, what lost quality of your youthful life do you miss
   the most?

a. Innocence.
b. Idealism.
c. Cherry bombs.

3. When is it okay to kiss another male?

a. When you wish to display simple and pure affection without regard for
   narrow-minded social conventions.
b. When he is the pope. (Not on the lips.)
c. When he is your brother and you are Al Pacino and this is the only
   really sportsmanlike way to let him know that, for business reasons,
   you have to have him killed.

4. What about hugging another male?

a. If he's your father and at least one of you has a fatal disease.
b. If you're performing the Heimlich maneuver. (And even in this case, you
   should repeatedly shout: "I am just dislodging food trapped in this male's
   trachea!  I am not in any way aroused!")
c. If you're a professional baseball player and a teammate hits a home run
   to win the World Series, you may hug him provided that:

   (1) He is legally within the basepath,
   (2) Both of you are wearing protective cups, and
   (3) You also pound him fraternally with your fist hard enough to cause

5. Complete this sentence: A funeral is a good time to...

a. ...remember the deceased and console his loved ones.
b. ...reflect upon the fleeting transience of earthly life.
c. ...tell the joke about the guy who has Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

6. In your opinion, the ideal pet is:

a. A cat.
b. A dog.
c. A dog that eats cats.

7. You have been seeing a woman for several years. She's attractive and
   intelligent, and you always enjoy being with her.  One leisurely Sunday
   afternoon the two of you are taking it easy -- you're watching a
   football game; she's reading the papers -- when she suddenly, out of
   the clear blue sky, tells you that she thinks she really loves you,
   but she can no longer bear the uncertainty of not knowing where your
   relationship is going. She says she's not asking whether you want to
   get married; only whether you believe that you have some kind of future
   together.  What do you say?

a. That you sincerely believe the two of you do have a future, but you don't
   want to rush it.
b. That although you also have strong feelings for her, you cannot honestly
   say that you'll be ready anytime soon to make a lasting commitment, and
   you don't want to hurt her by holding out false hope.
c. That you cannot believe the Jets called a draw play on third and seventeen.

8. Okay, so you have decided that you truly love a woman and you want to
   spend the rest of your life with her -- sharing the joys and the sorrows,
   the triumphs and the tragedies, and all the adventures and opportunities
   that the world has to offer, come what may.  How do you tell her?

a. You take her to a nice restaurant and tell her after dinner.
b. You take her for a walk on a moonlit beach, and you say her name, and
   when she turns to you, with the sea breeze blowing her hair and the stars
   in her eyes, you tell her.
c. Tell her what?

9. One weekday morning your wife wakes up feeling ill and asks you to get
   your three children ready for school.  Your first question to her is:

a. "Do they need to eat or anything?"
b. "They're in school already?"
c. "There are three of them?"

10. When is it okay to throw away a set of veteran underwear?

a. When it has turned the color of a dead whale and developed new holes so
   large that you're not sure which ones were originally intended for your
b. When it is down to eight loosely connected underwear molecules and has
   to be handled with tweezers.
c. It is never okay to throw away veteran underwear. A real guy checks the
   garbage regularly in case somebody -- and we are not naming names, but
   this would be his wife -- is quietly trying to discard his underwear,
   which she is frankly jealous of, because the guy seems to have a more
   intimate relationship with it than with her.

11. What, in your opinion, is the most reasonable explanation for the fact
    that Moses led the Israelites all over the place for forty years before
    they finally got to the Promised Land?

a. He was being tested.
b. He wanted them to really appreciate the Promised Land when they finally
   got there.
c. He refused to ask directions.

12. What is the human race's single greatest achievement?

a. Democracy.
b. Religion.
c. Remote control.

How to Score: Give yourself one point for every time you picked answer
"c." A real guy would score at least 10 on this test. In fact, a real guy
would score at least 15, because he would get the special five-point bonus
for knowing the joke about the guy who has Alzheimer's disease and cancer.

[Actually, a real guy would score a minimum of 17 (counting the bonus), with
the possibility of reaching 20 or 24 just by using "guy math" or the famous
James T. Kirk, guy method of taking tests (remember the Kobiyashi-Maru)  -psl]

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []