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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I can't see my feet... (updated)

I'm busy this morning.

I've got to go move about a foot of snow out of the driveway - understand, I'm not complaining about this. I'm not thrilled, mind you, but at least the damned wind has stopped trying to rip the house off its foundation. In fact it's dead calm out at the moment here at Stonekettle Station, though the Palmer Airport windbird is showing 8MPH from the north.

Then I've got a project in the shop that has to be finished today. Period. And that's going to take me a while and it involves some very meticulous work with precious metal inlays. So, I need to get started on that right after the plowing is done.

However, being loath to leave you without a least a modicum of entertainment, try this quiz.

What action-hero are you?

Me, well, I'm not sure if I agree with the results. Oh, don't get me wrong - Lara Croft rocks. But here's the thing, I work on the lathe, a lot. Which means I need to be able to look down and see my hands. And Croft, well, I'm not sure she can actually see anything below chest level. Just sayin'. On the other hand, what view she does have is pretty spectacular. If you enjoy that sort of thing. Which I do. Just not from that perspective. On the gripping hand, I am going to a party in a museum tonight - I'll try to avoid any tomb raiding, however I'm not going to just stand by if the mummified priest zombie ninjas wake up and start munching on the party guests. No sirree.

The second choice, Indiana Jones, I'm good with that too, I always admired Indy - well, that and I look good in a hat. I'm not sure how we jump from Indy to Maximus exactly, but I'm good with it. James Bond? I don't like martini's, shaken or stirred, but man, I dig that Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. William Wallace? No hell no. Not big on the whole drawing and quartering and having your entrails burnt before your face while you're still alive. Really, screw that. Zorro? Yeah, Zorro is a class act. I'd wear the mask and fight the Don's. When did the Terminator become an action hero? Oh, yeah, the first sequel, right. Neo? Batman? Meh. Captain Jack Sparrow? Uh, the man has a serious lack of personal hygiene, and I'm not big on wearing eyeliner - Lady Croft doesn't wear any. The bottom choice, Spiderman, yeah that definitely belongs on the bottom, I always thought Spiderman was just stupid. Whiny baby in pajamas. Angst boy with a can of silly string up his sleeve. I pass.

So how about you? What action hero would you be?

Don't limit yourself to the test. What action hero would you be, and why?



You Scored as Lara Croft

A thrill-seeking, slightly unscrupulous, tough-as-nails archaeologist, Lara Croft travels the world in search of ancient relics perhaps better left hidden. She packs two Colt .45s and has no fear of jumping off buildings, exploring creepy tombs, or taking on evil meglomaniacs bent on world domination.

Lara Croft

79%
Indiana Jones

71%
Maximus

67%
James Bond, Agent 007

63%
William Wallace

58%
El Zorro

54%
The Terminator

50%
Neo, the "One"

50%
Batman, the Dark Knight

46%
Captain Jack Sparrow

46%
The Amazing Spider-Man

46%





Update: In the comments, Karl asked what Super-Villain I'd be. I make a better villain than a hero, apparently. You know, I'm totally good with this. Really:

What Super Villain Are You?

Sephiroth

Also referred to as the one-winged angel, Sephiroth is one of the top villains there on the charts, and one of the most dangerous beings you will ever encounter. Possessing fighting skills beyond that of any sword-fighter alive, this white haired, dark hearted warrior can turn anyone into cold cuts in seconds. The perfect villain who weilds a 3 meter long katana and uncommon strengths, anyone who dares face him will meet a grim end at the end of his cold, hard steel.

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34 comments:

  1. Here's everything else:

    Batman, the Dark Knight
    The Terminator
    Neo, the "One"
    The Amazing Spider-Man
    Lara Croft
    Indiana Jones
    El Zorro
    William Wallace
    Maximus
    James Bond, Agent 007
    Captain Jack Sparrow

    Skulking around in the dark smashing things up! That's me!

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  2. I am...EL ZORRO!
    Zorro is the bane of the corrupt officials of Old California, a Spanish Robin Hood, a cavalier caballero who robs from the rich, gives to the poor, and always leaves his trademark "Z" behind as a reminder that when the people need him, he will always appear on his black stallion.

    Cool. I think it's the sword fighting thing. Mind you, I don't fence (though I've taken a few classes), but I love to watch fencing. So I fudged a little.

    The rest of my list:
    El Zorro 83%
    Captain Jack Sparrow 71%
    James Bond, Agent 007 71%
    Indiana Jones 67%
    Neo, the "One" 67%
    Lara Croft 63%
    Batman, the Dark Knight 63%
    William Wallace 63%
    Maximus 54%
    The Terminator 50%
    The Amazing Spider-Man 50%

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  3. Ha, yes, Random Michelle, the comedian. My wife, she got your package. Ho, ho. More work for me :)

    There will be pictures. Later. And reciprocal revenge (yes, I know I started it, that's why the revenge is reciprocal).

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  4. MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

    You can't imagine how much I enjoyed creating that.

    Did she follow the directions?

    MUAHAHAHAHA!

    But seriously, they are really good cookies, and best just out of the oven.

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  5. Strangely, though she's no good with following directions - in this case she did exactly as you directed, while laughing an evil, maniacal laugh. Evil. Maniacal.

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  6. Call me Tania, just Tania. (HAH!)

    James Bond, Agent 007 79%
    Batman, the Dark Knight 75%
    Indiana Jones 71%
    Lara Croft 63%
    Captain Jack Sparrow 58%
    Neo, the "One" 58%
    William Wallace 54%
    Maximus 50%
    The Terminator 42%
    The Amazing Spider-Man 42%
    El Zorro 38%

    I think my lax on corruption stance and lack of sword fighting skills killed the Zorro thing. :(

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  7. I can totally live with my results, although I'm a little disappointed I'm less Zorro than Lara Croft--damn my manboobs and lack of fencing skills!

    Er... I meant just my lack of fencing skills. Can we forget about the other parts? Part? Shit.

    Batman, the Dark Knight
    88%
    Neo, the "One"
    75%
    Captain Jack Sparrow
    67%
    The Amazing Spider-Man
    63%
    The Terminator
    58%
    William Wallace
    58%
    Indiana Jones
    54%
    James Bond, Agent 007
    46%
    Maximus
    46%
    Lara Croft
    46%
    El Zorro
    38%

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  8. I got Lara Croft too. followed by Jack Sparrow and James Bond.

    I'm pretty sure you get those when you reject the lime-green spandex costume.

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  9. Nah, Sephiroth is kind of an over-rated wuss. I think I delivered the killing blow to him with a cat riding a remote-controlled moogle.

    He just looks sort of badass because of the hair and the sword. But just about everybody in SOLDIER looked like that.

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  10. Maximus, Indy, Lara - top 3. hmm, lorica segmentata, fedora, or skin-tight t-shirt...

    Sephiroth was my villain - I think the GWB option decides it.

    The above are both weird in that I came out as Tweety Bird in the 'What Looney-Tunes character are you' quiz.

    Go figure...

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  11. that's 'cause Tweety is a badass, Karl. Every episode he kicked Sylvester's ass. And he totally mindmelted Granny into his personal servant.

    Don't screw with the Tweety Bird, that's all I'm saying here.

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  12. On, and Eric? Don't make me chop you into lunch meat, because I will. That SOLDIER crack was totally out of line. Totally. You better not let Kurt Russel hear you talking like that.

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  13. Anybody else picturing Nathan in Lime Green Spandex, with maybe his motto stenciled on the cape?

    No?

    Yeah, it's just me, sure. OK.

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  14. I turned out to be...Neo?

    Not so much.

    I like my super villain result much better -

    BEWARE LEX LUTHER!

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  15. I'm Lex Luthor.

    That's what happens when you have no physical skills I suppose.

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  16. Super villain? DARTH FREAKING VADER.

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  17. I didn't take the test, no time... but if I could CHOOSE, I'd be Wolverine. Or the Bowler.

    And on the super-villain scale? Dr. Horrible, of course. Or maybe the ambiguous Catwoman.

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  18. The ambiguous catwoman. OK, just as long as it's not the Halle Berry catwoman - 'cause that would suck.

    Hell, even Berry and John Rogers (the screenwriter) thought it sucked. They both accepted their Razzie awards in person.

    Though Rogers has redeemed himself with Leverage - at least so far.

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  19. And I'm off to Anchorage - to meet my wife and attend a private Christmas party at the Anchorage Natural History Museum.

    I'm actually wearing a tie.


    Which I plan to use as a garrote or maybe convert into a sling, should any mummified priest zombie ninja's appear.

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  20. YOU'RE Lara Croft.....hmmm, I thought she (or her alter ego) was going to be running around a closed nuke plant (or something like it) very soon. Maybe we could all meet for a beer.

    Anon GF

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  21. Jim, methinks we're talking about different organizations. Just about everybody in Gaia has hair like that, especially members of SOLDIER. And I stand by my other statement: I defeated Sephiroth with a cat riding a moogle. A cat armed with a megaphone who uses a "lottery attack," and it wasn't even a real moogle, it was a stuffed moogle.

    Alright, if it makes you feel better, I had the cat riding the moogle was teamed with a dude who had a rotary cannon instead of a right arm.

    Still. A cat. With a megaphone--you know, like a cheerleader.

    I have no idea how much time Sephiroth spends in front of the mirror every morning to get his hair like that. Maybe it's a side effect of absorbing all that mako.

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  22. Since I don't have to limit myself top the test, my first choice would be Dr. Who.

    Villian? Ming the Merciless.

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  23. (The Barrett Wallace link I really wanted to use was this one.)

    (And I hope you and the wife are having a good time at the party.)

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  24. Ah, but the question then, Vince, is which Doctor?

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  25. I just did the villain quiz. I guess I need to start thinking about how I'm going to rule Australia when that dipshit alien general finally hands it over.

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  26. NOT the Halle Berry catwoman. The Marvel Catwoman. You never really knew if she was good, evil or just psycho, but she was fun.

    I hope your trip was uneventful - the roads are rotten tonight.

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  27. Well, late to the party as always, but that does not stop...

    MAXIMUS, of Gladiator fame!!

    You Scored as Maximus
    After his family was murdered by the evil emperor Commodus, the great Roman general Maximus went into hiding to avoid Commodus's assassins. He became a gladiator, hoping to dominate the colosseum in order to one day get the chance of killing Commodus. Maximus is valiant, courageous, and dedicated. He wants nothing more than the chance to avenge his family, but his temper often gets the better of him.

    Maximus 92%
    Captain Jack Sparrow 83%
    Batman, the Dark Knight 83%
    The Amazing Spider-Man 75%
    William Wallace 71%
    James Bond, Agent 007 67%
    The Terminator 63%
    El Zorro 63%
    Lara Croft 63%
    Indiana Jones 54%
    Neo, the "One" 46%

    I stongly suspect Wallace rated high because I like kilts, and Jack Sparrow becuase I like rum drinks and beaches...as for Indiana Jones, something to do about the whip & hat, I don't want to be him, I want to... nevermind, not that type of website...
    WendyB_09

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  28. It said I would be Maximus, but I scored equally for Batman.

    Villain = Darth Vader = awesome!

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  29. Which I plan to use as a garrote or maybe convert into a sling.....

    Or headband, if the mummifying drink tray with Zombies comes by. ;) You could get all ninja on it.

    Hope it was a good time-

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  30. Had a good time at the party. No zombies, damn the luck.

    The drive into Anchorage was a friggin' nightmare though - I stopped counting after 30 accidents. Snow, black ice, winds, and stupid, never a good combination. Well, that and the fact that we apparently aren't plowing any more. 14" of snow, but we're gonna wait until two days later to get around to removing it. I'd like to stab the road commission in their collective eye.

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  31. Hmmm, Lara Croft. I didn't know her 45's were Colt. I thought they were all Croft.

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  32. I got Lara Croft too. followed by Jack Sparrow and James Bond.

    I'm pretty sure you get those when you reject the lime-green spandex costume.

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