Friday, February 14, 2014

Mindless Facebook Quizzes and Why I Don't Want to be Pennsylvania

Has anyone taken that dumb quiz on Facebook that tells people what state they belong in? Basically you select things you like, such as fast food chains from a list and faces of babies (inexplicably) and you can find out whether you are the Union's finest or if you are Nebraska.

So it turned out I was a powerful leader type and I belonged in Pennsylvania. I was bemused that the quiz told me this in glowing terms. There was no button to say 'Dude. I don't want to be in Pennsylvania. I have been scarred for life by the gas station with the grey window panes and the largest number of men with missing teeth and rat tails I have ever seen in one place.' Somewhere on the desolate road to Erie I believe.


Why so pretty Pennsylvania?

Lots of people have ended up bemused by this quiz because they have posted things such as Wisconsin - WTF?

So why do we spend our precious time on such nonsense? Probably because we can and we are just curious.

Even now I am looking on my Facebook feed and seeing My iPersonic Personality Type: the Spontaneous Idealist posted by someone. On come on. You know who you are Ms. Spontaneous. You follow this blog.

I have to say I draw the line at some of these time wasters such as the "Which Star Wars Character Are You?" A few weeks ago Facebook friends were falling over themselves to do this, clearly not recalling that everybody did it four years ago. I was Yoda. I am fine with Yoda and don't want to be that hairy character.

But the worst test I have seen anybody doing was the "What Girl Scout Cookie Are you?" quiz. This is really tantamount to admitting you don't have a life and never will have one. It didn't stop some people posting excited updates on how they were macaroons and thin mints.

Mini rant over. Forget about blog for another week.

18 comments:

  1. I love those quizzes. I was placed in Wyoming. While I love the state, it's beautiful, I was getting really ticked that so many of my friends got Washington State. So I took the test again and attempted to swing it to Washington and I ended up with Oregon, which was also acceptable. I just can't live in a landlocked state.

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    1. um no fir real - good to know you can swing it

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  2. I thought about doing the state quiz but didn't really care enough to go through with it. I've done a few others that had to do with things I enjoyed, but I haven't been as bad as some of the people on my friends list.

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    1. well that's good Patricia - at least I did not get Arkansas

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  3. Ah, ha, more reasons why I avoid FB like the plague. The thought of ending up in Kansas with Dorothy makes my toes curl.

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  4. So glad I missed that one, but having lived in Pennsylvania most of my life - I have no defense! FB is such a waste of time, I still can't figure out why folks say it's important to sell a book? Do you?

    Happy Monday - think spring!

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    1. hmm dunno really Yolanda - oh lucky you having lived in PA

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  5. LOL LOL I haven't seen the girl scout cookie one. I did succumb to doing the state quiz and wondered how choosing between Jimmy Kimmel & Matthew McConnaughey (can't remember the other choices for the actors question) would tell me what state I belonged in. Also wondered when Jimmy Kimmel became an actor. I think I ended up with Tennessee and then vowed to never take another one of these quizzes again because I felt so silly for wasting my time on it.

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    1. ha I know right Julie - but I bet you did one eh

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  6. I was Utah, which I find confusing because I've never even been there. But, it made the workday go 3 minutes faster! :-D

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    1. oh for real that's one use of them Amber :)

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  7. I never take these stupid quizzes. I've seen one on what part of NY you should live in. NO PART. I couldn't even afford a patch of grass in Central Park.

    On that cheery note, I hope you're enjoying your little break from this madness.
    xoRobyn

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    1. I am thanks Robyn - I have bought a blade of grass in Central Park :)

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  8. I take them all the time. Even when I don't want to. I get sucked in like Michael Corleone. Then I have to let all of FB know what happened. It's a sickness for certain. :)

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    1. uo oh Deborah - you are hard core Mafia...

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  9. And hello from Ms Spontaneous idealist .. or was it ideally spontaneous. Can't bloody remember now. Love from Hans Solo. ;P

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    1. thanks for the love Hans - rather that the Chewie :)

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