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The Priority Test

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Years ago, societal priorities were pretty much set in stone. You finished school, got a job, got married, had kids, died. And in between having kids and dying you went to Disneyland. That has all changed, of course, the rules are more fast and easy nowadays.

Those priorities I mentioned are only the base priorities of one’s life, there are priorities that we follow on a daily basis. For some people work is more important than family. For others, food is more important than TV. Priorities vary from situation to situation, whether small or big. At this point, I’d like to state that I’m way off course and can’t find the spot to reel myself back into topic. That happens occasionally, I start typing and the next thing you know there is a novel in front of me.

Anyway, here is a priority test. A one question test that will let you find out what type of person you are. You may think you know what type of person you are, but sometimes it’s better getting a diagnosis from someone outside looking in.

What would you do first if you were in a situation where:

The baby is crying.

The clothes are hanging outside and it has started to rain.

The water is running from the tap.

The doorbell is ringing.

The phone is ringing.

Think about what you will do first, then second and so on. When you have put them all in order, go to this convenient website right here and find out what type of person you are.

There are no right and wrong answers, just stupid one’s. After you’re finished, come back and tell The Mayor what order you placed the different scenarios in. you know how much I care about you, it’s only right to satisfy my curiosity.

One final thing: I, too, was disgusted at the Robin Hood scenario from last week. As far as I’m concerned, the whole bloody lot of them should be rounded up and shot through the chest with poisoned arrows.

Sunday’s Quiz Collective

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Typically, trivia day in Mitchieville is reserved for Friday’s. However, thanks to Curmudgeonly & Skeptical, I have a special Sunday quiz that I’m sure you will get a kick out of. Here is a little taste of what you can expect:

“Our individual salvation depends on our collective salvation.”

1) Jesus Christ
2) Ivan Pavlov
3) Barack Obama
4) Mao Zedong

“Why do I have to keep proving to people that I am not a liar?”

1) O. J. Simpson
2) Dan Rather
3) Barack Obama
4) Hillary Clinton

Unfortunately, there are no winners in this quiz, only losers.

The Morality Quiz–Part Whatever

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

From all the morality quizzes that I have looked through this past month, I’m told on every quiz that there are no right or wrong answers. Having said that, upon the completion of the quiz, when I get back the prognosis, I see that there are clearly defined answers on what type of human I am. So, while there may or may not be right or wrong answers, there are certainly more right and more wrong answers than others. Get it?

Today’s quiz is kind of fun. It’s called The Robin Hood Quiz and it goes something like this:

The sheriff of Nottingham captured Little John and Robin Hood and imprisoned them in his maximum security dungeon. Maid Marion begged the Sheriff for their release, pleading her love for Robin. The Sheriff agreed to release them only if Maid Marion spent the night with him.

To this she agreed.

The next morning the Sheriff released his prisoners. Robin asked that Marion tell him how she persuaded the Sheriff to let them go free.

Marion told the truth, and was bewildered when Robin said that he never wanted to see her again.

At this Little John defended her, inviting her to leave Sherwood with him and promising life-long devotion. She accepted and they rode away together.

Dirty whores, the whole damn lot of ‘em.

It is up to you to put Robin, Marion, John and the Sheriff in order of who you think, by today’s standards, are the most moral and honest. So, go from most moral and honest to least moral and honest.

There are 24 possible arrangements to choose from, and you can follow this link to find out the analysis to your answer.

**BTW–let me know what order you put these dirtbags in–thanks

The Morality Quiz–Part V

Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

Once again, the question that was posed yesterday brought out many interesting answers. Nearly everyone was opposed to letting some reject camp out on their premises, which came as a surprise to me, I thought there would be a larger % of folks whose moral compass wasn’t stuck on *Fuck you, Jack*.

I have to say though that I can pretty much predict what you people are going to answer to today’s question. I’ve made up my mind already on how I would answer, I read the question three times and I pretty much call this one a slam dunk. However, it’s great reading your answers as to why you think the way you do. Here we go…

Are your moral obligations to people in your own country or community stronger than those to people in other countries and communities (assuming no unusual circumstances – for example, suffering because of famine – in either your own country/community or other countries/communities)?

I’ve always been a “charity begins at home” kind of guy, so that’s the take I have on that question.

How about you? How would you answer?

The Morality Quiz–Part IIII

Monday, January 14th, 2008

Last Thursday’s morality question elicited a broad range of responses. It’s always interesting to me how one single question can get so many different answers, proving, that there are no absolute right or wrong answers when it comes to this type of quiz.

Today’s question is more straight forward as far as I’m concerned, I’d be surprised if most of us don’t walk in lock step with our answers.

You own an unoccupied property. You are contacted by a refugee group which desperately needs somewhere to house a person seeking asylum who is being unjustly persecuted in a foreign country. Your anonymity is assured. You have every reason to believe that no harm will come to your property. Are you morally obliged to allow them to use your property?

On second reading and on second thought, I’m not so sure we will all walk lock step to the final answer of this question.

Am I morally obligated to help this person? I don’t see why I’m morally obligated at all. Let the government help him/her out. Oh right, I am the government.

What do you think, would you help this person out?

The Morality Quiz–Part III

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Are you sick of the morality quiz yet? Have I jumped the shark yet? Well, the internets are very slow this week, so I’m sure you’re getting your jollies reading anything that doesn’t involve the words, “Obama”, “Glass ceiling”, “First black President”, and “Clinton”.

If I could go the rest of my days not hearing those words again it will be too soon.

Morality, what a bitch. This next question really got me thinking. Not so much about the question itself, but about my choice of lunch today. Why did I go with the General Tao chicken when the chow mein looked so fresh? Woe is me, I really paid a price for that mistake.

Anyway, this next question will make you think. There’s no bad answer to this, at least not in my mind. Let’s have a boo, shall we?

You have a brother. You know that someone has been seriously injured as a result of criminal activity undertaken by him. You live in a country where the police are generally trustworthy. Are you morally obliged to inform them about your brother’s crime?

Unless it was pedophilia, or rape, or some other crime that turns my stomach that I can’t think of at this exact second, I’d have to say I wouldn’t turn my brother in.

Am I wrong? What would you do?

The Morality Quiz–Part II

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

We had quite a few good responses from yesterday’s Morality Quiz. And when I say good responses, I actually mean that most of the responses terrified me. Not to the point where I can’t sleep at night, but I do have all your IP addy’s and the proper authorities have been contacted.

The thing about these questions is that you never really know how you would respond to a situation until you are put into one. I’ve had my share of bad situations that required immediate attention, and luckily I responded well.

True story, about 15 years ago I had to take a pee so bad that I pulled into a seedy hotel to use their bathroom. While I was peeing, some freak came in, walked up to me and stuck a knife to my neck. He told me not to move and went ahead and robbed me of $30. You know what I did the whole time? I peed. I did nothing but pee. That’s my story.

However, after this happened I told my friends the story. Most of them started acting like they were some sort of superhero and told me how they would have handled the situation. All of them ended the story by kicking the guys head in and saving Gotham City, not one of them did nothing but pee like I did.

Moral of the story? I really enjoy peeing. Wait, that’s not it. The moral is, as I said earlier, you never know how you would react in a terrifying situation unless you are in a terrifying situation.

How would you answer this not-so-terrifying situation?

You do a sponsored swim for the charity Help The Very Smallest Children, swim 20 lengths and collect $100 from your sponsors. On the way to the charity, you notice that French Connection has the jacket you have always coveted on sale at the bargain price of $99.99. Do you:

1) Go to the charity and hand over the money – you can get the jacket in Oxfam in a few years

2) Attack the sponsorship form with a pencil to make it look as if you only got £50, and split the proceeds between Gucci and FCUK.

3) What do very small children need with £100? Are they bidding for rusks? I don’t think so.

Cool, The Mayor has a new jacket!

And you, would you rip off a liberal begging group and spend the proceeds on fine clothery?

The Morality Quiz

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

Morality is defined by as, “conformity to the rules of right conduct; moral or virtuous conduct”. Morality is defined by The American Heritage Dictionary as, “A system of ideas of right and wrong conduct”. The Mitchievillian Dictionary defines morality as “Something that sounds good in print, but generally most of us won’t touch it with a two foot pole”. Remind me to fire the Mitchievillian Dictionary writing team.

I’m sure we all consider ourselves moral peoples. We understand what hurts us, most likely hurts other people. Keep that in mind when you read this next question. Or don’t keep it in mind. Just try to answer it as honestly as you can:

You’re hiding in a basement with a group of other people. Enemy soldiers are approaching outside and will be drawn to any sound. If you’re found, you’ll all be killed immediately. A baby hiding with you starts to cry loudly and cannot be stopped. Smothering it to death is the only way to silence it, saving the lives of everyone in the room. Assume that the parents of the baby are unknown and not present and there will be no penalty for killing the child. Could you be the one who smothered it if no one else would?

I could not smother the child.

I could smother the child.

As for The Mayor? Let’s just say you best be buying a two foot pine box for the youngin’.

How about you?