Wednesday, November 29, 2006


He's a rebel and he'll never ever be any good,
He's a rebel and he'll never ever be understood,
And just because he doesn't do what everybody else does...

("He's A Rebel," written by Gene Pitney, recorded by The Crystals)

In the midnight hour,
She cried more, more, more,
With a rebel yell,
She cried more, more, more.

("Rebel Yell," Billy Idol)

So, why am I talking about rebels today? Beats me. Except that I heard both of those songs today, and I love them both. They, as well as David Bowie singing "Rebel, Rebel," remind me that I've always been a little bit of a rebel -- with or without a cause. I thought for sure the quiz I took today would reflect something of the rebellious side of me, but nope. It fooled me. I didn't lie on it, either.

Your Attitude is Better than 55% of the Population

You have a positive attitude... somtimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.

These guys aren't fooling anybody, either. Even in their bad wigs and bandanas over their faces, they're immediately recognizable as that dastardly Twisted Linguistics gang.

arer - A reference to the rarified air o'er there. Or, the bark of a really puny dog.

elitivly - Oh, the possibilities. E-literature, anyone? It's sure to elicit some deep conversation if you elect to do it; just don't do it illicitly.

centarl - When a new century comes in with a snarl. Or, the place just south of Alpha Centauri.

Pernial - Written permission to issue a denial.

recipricating - Getting back in line to sip the apricot wine. Or, giving someone with a really bad staph infection another dose of Cipro.

pasicaly - Basically, the philosophy of an extremely passive person.

venition blinds - Ventilated blinds made on Venus. Or, a warning about the consequences of eating tainted deer meat.

retreta - When one trets and trets, over and over again, and wants to get a long horn and sing it from a mountaintop.

notes reday - When one notices that the same day has started all over again.

contruction - The type of traction provided by the tires on a construction truck.

gratuotous - From the Pig-Latin, loosely translated as, "Great you are to us."

phinominoplogy -

fleat - Brand name of a colon cleansing product used in the treatment of the heartbreak of Phinominoplogy. We apologize if this is your dinner hour.


RexZeitgiest said...

You have a positive attitude... somtimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.

Darn same thing here....I wanted to get a negative #......oh well, try and try again....

Serena Joy said...

I'm beginning to think these quizzes are duds, kind of like the old Magic 8 Ball that had only a few stock answers to all of life's questions. LOL. Why'd you want to get a negative, though?:)

RexZeitgiest said...

Just to be different!

Serena Joy said...

Ain't nothin' wrong with that. Go for it. Take the quiz again, lie your butt off, mess with its head, and see if it gives you the same score.:)

Kanrei said...

You have a positive attitude... somtimes. You prefer to see the world through clear glasses, not rose colored ones.

Do they have any other answers or is this why we all found each other and get along?

Serena Joy said...

You got the same results?! That does it. I'm going to go back, take it again, lie my butt off, and see if it still comes out the same. If it does, I'm looking for a better class of quiz.:)

To answer your question (which I can apparently do better than the stupid quizzes), we're apparently all floundering along in the same parallel universe. Hence, we all get along, hoping that one of us lemmings will be able to lead the others home. *Note: when you see lost creatures teetering on the edges of cliffs, don't make lemmingade. To pound lemmings to pulp and drink their juices is cruel. Instead, find some aging rock stars and throw a Lemming Aid.

Serena Joy said...

I beat it. Yeah, go ahead,
you can touch me.:)

I forced the sucker to hand over a truly crappy personality profile. Now it looks as though I'm sleep-walking through life, but at least we know now that the stupid thing has more than one answer in its database. LOL.

Your Attitude is Better than 10% of the Population

You have a negative attitude. You tend to see the dark side of every situation. Free ice cream? No thanks, it will just make you fat!

Southern Writer said...

I am 50% I hate ordinary.

Anonymous said...

There is a little bit of rebel in all of us.

Hale McKay said...

You forgot Billy Idol's "Rebel Yell."

Serena Joy said...

I hate ordinary, too, Lesia.

Heck, yeah, Steve. I worry about people who move along with the herd and never rebel.

'Rebel Yell's' up there, Mike. It's one of my all-time favorites.:)