MENTAL STABILITY QUIZ!
Prove to your friends and family that you're okay!
[Source: "Plugged-In Press: Online magazines offer more than chit-chat," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7/22/96]
1. "People are jumping to take part in the world-wide conversation before they figure out whether they have anything to say."
This statement is...
a) false. Everyone who engages in communicating via the Internet makes a special contribution to the online community at large! [See also: Every Sperm Is Sacred].
b) true. All these people are talking but they have nothing interesting or important to say. Except for me.
c) simply more proof that cyberspace mirrors reality, no matter how divorced its participants may be from reality.
d) provocative! This world-wide conversation or whatever sounds pretty exciting... I have a few requests and questions for the pope...
2. "'There's such a wide range of stuff out there,' [Ana Marie] Cox said. 'What defines an online magazine is basically that they're online.'"
According to this statement, an online magazine is...
a) a magazine that's online.
b) something that defies easy analysis, which is what Ms. Cox was getting at with her trademark use of over-obviousness as a razor-sharp tool that cuts straight to the heart of the matter.
c) a place that employs the mentally handicapped.
d) a free-range chicken.
3. "Suck is widely considered the e-zine, combining something to say with a great way to say it, rare in any medium but scarcer than celibate rabbits in this one."
From this statement, I Iearned that...
a) celibate rabbits aren't too scarce.
b) this writer really knows her stuff!
c) e-zine means online magazine, which is just a magazine that's online.
d) I'd like my steak medium rare.
1. c, 2. c, 3. a
You're mentally stable (as smartasses go).
1. a, 2. b, 3. b
You're delusional (about the web, and many, many other things).
1. b, 2. a, 3. c
You've mastered The Obvious! -OR- You're chafingly glib!
1. d, 2. d, 3. d
You're off your rocker, nutzoid, in search of... your doughnuts!
You defy easy categorization. Some would call you enigmatic, others might choose "schizophrenic."