Thursday, 4 December 2008

So Critical

You've probably seen this before, but if you haven't, have fun.

Test of Cognitive Ability and Critical Thinking: (this test predicts how well you will succeed in life)

1. How do you put a giraffe into a fridge?
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A: Open the fridge door, put the giraffe in, close the door. This was to test whether you make simple things complicated.

2. How do you put an elephant into the fridge?
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A: Open the fridge door, take the giraffe out, put the elephant in, close the door. This one was to test both your foresight and how quickly you learn.

3. The Lion King calls a conference that requires the presence every animal. Only one animal doesn't attend. Which one is that?
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A: The elephant. He's stuck in the fridge. This tested your comprehensive thinking.

4. You have to cross a river that's inhabited by ferocious crocodiles. You have no supplies. How do you get across?
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A: Swim. The crocodiles are at the animal conference, so it's perfectly safe. And this was to test your reasoning ability.

If you got:
4 correct - success in life is inevitable. There is little, if anything, you cannot do.
3 correct - if you practice a little, you might be able to catch up. You can be mildly successful.
2 correct - consider flipping burgers for a living. It's the only thing you'll be successful at.
1 correct - sell your organs. At least you may help someone else be successful.
0 correct - consider a career that needs no critical thinking at all - like being a politician. More particularly, a left-wing Canadian politician.

Speaking of which, Her Excellency Michaelle Jean has thus far proven to have some sense. She suspended parliament until January, by which point in time the lawyers may decide that the Three Stooges can only force a re-election be rejecting the budget, and not simply stage a coup. Plus, there'll be more time for people to stew about it and get angry and decide that anyone who aligns with the Bloc sucks.

At any rate, for the first time in several days, there is a faint wisp of hope in the air. That's kind of a nice thing right around Christmas.

On a completely unrelated note, here's a snippet of tonight's dinner planning conversation:

Lisa: I know the restaurant, but not exactly where it is. It's right by a strip mall.
Mahabba: What?
Lisa: It's right by a strip mall. I've been there before.
Laura: I've been to that strip mall.
Mahabba: I don't like that it's at a strip mall.
Laura: Oh, it's a good place. Good stuff, lots of fun.
Melissa: Mahabba, your mom is driving. Does she know where the mall is?
Mahabba: Guys, I really don't like that it's at a strip mall.
Me: A strip mall is just a normal mall with the doors on the outside.
Melissa: An outlet mall.
Me: The stores are lined up to make a strip.
Mahabba: *Ohhhhhh*

We laughed about that pretty hard. A strip mall. Great place for a Bible study dinner. :-D

2 comments:

art said...

I was expecting some more political thoughts for some reason. Maybe it is good that the three stooges showed their true colours.

I don't think I approve of you people going to strip malls either. I suppose if you are all over 18, you should be able to handle it but try not to have your sensibilities offended.

CavDawg said...

I hope you know that if it weren't for you, I'd know next to nothing (no, strike that, make it absolutely nothing) about Canadian politics.

You're my only window to the political workings of our neighbors to the north. What a terrible responsibility to bear ;)