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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you're not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher - the quiz can't tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn't have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn't have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.</font>

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



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Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen albums that you've listened to that will always stick with you or influenced you, the ones that touch you and you can listen to again and again from start to finish. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1) Standing on a Beach - The Cure
2) Graceland - Paul Simon
3) She Hangs Brightly - Mazzy Star
4) Tindersticks - Tindersticks
5) The Elephant's Baby - Clare Fader
6) Ella and Louis - Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
7) So - Peter Gabriel
8) The Joshua Tree - U2
9) Discography - Pet Shop Boys
10) Breakfast in America - Supertramp
11) Chronicle Vol. 1 - Creedence Clearwater Revival
12) The soundtrack to Dirty Dancing
13) The soundtrack to Magnolia
14) Appetite for Destruction - Guns n' Roses
15) Cosmic Thing - B-52s
palsgraf_polka: (Leonard is the hottest of the Nerd Show)
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REAL GENIUS and I heard last week that they are making a remake. SACRILEGE!!!!! BLASPHEMY!!!!!
palsgraf_polka: (Obama - What You Did There)
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I would like to see a VAT applied to every consumable. That way big corporations who have to buy tons of raw materials, equipment, etc have to pay taxes, because they sure as shit aren't paying them now.

That way, if you choose to spend more money, you choose to pay more taxes. I think it would be a better revnue generator than the stupid system we have now that is skirted by big corporations and rich people.
palsgraf_polka: (A Serious Man)
I think I did one of these a few years ago, but I'm intrigued to see it again.

Here's my Johari window! Please let me know what you think of me; you can be anonymous if you'd like.

http://kevan.org/johari?name=palsgraf_polka
palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
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When I lived in London in 1996 I think I went about a week without internet access (I used to go to cyber cafes). I think that might be the longest I have gone without the internet since I got online in 1994. I might have gone 8 or 9 days while I was backpacking in Belgium, Holland, France and Spain. But definitely it is during that trip where I had the least amount of internet access.
palsgraf_polka: (Tube)
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I would charter a jet, and go to:

1) Napa, CA and eat at The French Laundry for dinner.
2) Fly to Tokyo and spend a night wandering the streets of the city, eating ramen & yakitori, taking in sights, singing some karaoke.
3) Fly to Bejing and go to The Forbidden City, and eat weird street food.
4) Fly to Rome and go to The Vatican to see the Sistene Chapel and eat dinner at La Pergola.
5) Fly to Paris, visit the Musee D'Orsay, get some amazing cheese somewhere and get some amazing pastry somewhere and go to L'Ambroisie for dinner.
6) Fly to London, see a weird play, go to the British Museum and go to Simpson's Tavern for dinner.
7) Fly to Las Vegas gamble in the high stakes room at The Wynn and then go eat at Burger Bar.
8) Fly back home to LA.

You are all welcome to join me.
palsgraf_polka: (Tudor Rose)

Your result for The Which Shakespeare Play Are You? Test...

Julius Caesar

You scored 65% = Tragic, 20% = Comic, 23% = Romantic, 38% = Historic

You are Julius Caesar. Set during the mid-March in Rome, Julius Caesar tells the story of the conspiracy against and assassination of Julius Caesar. While not considered one of Shakespeare's Histories, Julius Caesar is a fictionalized account of a true story. What your score tells us about you is that you are most likely a complex individual who, like Brutus, may struggle between the conflicting demands of friendship, loyalty, and patriotism. However, also like Brutus, you are undoubtedly someone to whom your friends often go before making a big decision. You are their rock, and they wouldn't think of doing anything without first asking you what you think. However, like Caesar, himself, you tragic flaw, might be that you don't take advice or criticism well even if it is constructive. Take heed to listen to good advice when you hear it, and for gosh sake... beware the ides of March.

Take The Which Shakespeare Play Are You? Test at OkCupid

palsgraf_polka: (Sunglasses)
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I wouldn't ban any books from anywhere. I read some weird shit when I was a teenager (hahaha maybe that's what happened) and I'm glad I got the chance to learn about all sorts of concepts (like lesbianism, drugs, slavery, poverty to name a few) and figure out what they all meant. People today are ignorant fools who don't read. It's horrible.

palsgraf_polka: (Amelie)
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Easy. The soundtrack for the film Amelie, with a combination of the beautiful score by Yann Tiersen and a few songs as well from the past. It's almost the perfect album.

palsgraf_polka: (Dance with a fat girl)
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http://www.metacafe.com/watch/hl-10305605/moonstruck_wolf/

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I just love this scene. It's perfect. I wish I could find a video that goes another 20 seconds where he lifts her up and takes her "to the bed". I might look for it later when I get to work.

palsgraf_polka: (Kiss)
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It might have to be Ronny Cammareri from Moonstruck as played by Nicolas Cage. I thought of so many different books, movies & TV shows (there's Atticus Finch but he'd be soooo serious; there's Leonard from The Big Bang Theory - he'd be a close second to Ronny, but Lenard's not damaged enough; there's Harry Bosch - he's certainly damaged enough for my tastes) but I think the one character that has always sort of spoke to me in this weird way is Ronny Cammareri from Moonstruck. It's such a beautiful, damaged and wonderful character. I would fall in love with him in one day as well, just like Loretta.

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Thank the gods, Halloween is on a Saturday this year so I don't have to go through the farce of dressing up at work.

palsgraf_polka: (Silly Hats)


ETA: But this is pretty fucking funny.

palsgraf_polka: (Farmer John)
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I really love Sixteen Candles.

palsgraf_polka: (Me - in the light)
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I can do this cool thing with my lazy eye to make it move back and forth. It always impresses, especially since people hardly ever see my lazy eye, as I trained it through a series of exercises when I was a child, so they're shocked.

palsgraf_polka: (Jean Reno says the Internet Is Srs Bzns)


You Think Emotionally



Your brain works best when you are able to really get passionate about something.

You like to feel connected to whatever project you are working on. You crave meaning.



You work to bring people together, and you're always thinking of a way to compromise.

You believe that the only way to get things done is to have everyone in harmony.

palsgraf_polka: (Hillary can do it!)


Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...

The FemiNazi (NLAF)

Normal Liberal Alpha Female

Okay, let's face it. Some people wonder why you don't melt when you go swiming. However, alpha females are so rare that a little witchy-ness is worth it. You likely have strongly held convictions and care about society, politics, and the world at large, which only increases your attractiveness. Like everyone must do, just keep in mind that you may not have all the answers. Despite a difference in interests, The Lord of the Misfits is best for you, as you would never be able to put up with the Frat Boy (NLAM).



(PS: I am looking to rename this category. People are taking it too seriously. Any suggestions?)



You are more NORMAL than QUIRKY.


You are more LIBERAL than TRADITIONAL.


You are more DOMINANT than PASSIVE.



When picking a date, consider: The Lord of the Misfits (QLAM)



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Take The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)
at HelloQuizzy

Baaaa.....

May. 13th, 2009 12:28 pm
palsgraf_polka: (Abe is the King of Wapuni Wu)

visited 7 states (14%)
Create your own visited map of The United States or Like this? try: Google Share


visited 7 states (3.11%)
Create your own visited map of The World or another interesting project

But very soon I will have more states under my belt!
palsgraf_polka: (Me - With Camera)
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I have to say where I live now is pretty damn gorgeous. This picture I took the other day is a really good representation of what I see on my daily commute.



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