[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Well bugger me bollocks, I seem to have forgotten to post a quiz this week. Like Ray Charles, I did not see this coming.

So next week we'll just have to have a larger-than-average quiz. Or maybe lots of smallish quizzes. Or something.

Here's a practice quiz, just to give you something to do this weekend:

1. Whoops! You just got turned into a non-human animal. What are you now?

2. Yowzers! You're on trial! What crime are you being accused of? What crime did you actually commit?

3. Zoiks! Now you're being hunted by some kind of monster or mythical beast. What's after you? Why? Does it get you? If so, what does it do to you?

4. THERE! ARE! FOUR! LIGHTS!

5. Maybe there aren't. How many lights are there? Where are you that has all these damn lights? What the hell is going on?

See you soon!
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Right. So, LJ got all hacked up and stuff, and threw us off our funky groove. Last week's answers can be found here, and a new quiz will show up early next week as we get ourselves back on track. Sorry about this fuckuppery. Go kick a Russian and tell them to pass it on.

Maybe we'll start crossposting to DW or IJ or something. DWDQ? IJDQ? Just not that Facebook place. It scares and frightens a simple caveman like myself.

Thanks for being patient and (hopefully) sticking around.

Rock On!
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Good morning and happy Thursday, everyone! Thursday, of course, is Reminder Thursday here at the [livejournal.com profile] ljdq, and so we start off with the obligatory link to this week's quiz so that you can all play if you haven't already.

Up next, something different: Cancer. We at [livejournal.com profile] ljdq friggin' hate cancer. We want to kick it right in the nuts. A few years ago, [livejournal.com profile] angledge did a triathlon to raise money on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and this year her fun-filled fiancee [livejournal.com profile] hotpantsgalore is doing the same. In honor of this, we're inviting any quizlings who can donate to this cause to do so, because it is worthy.

Now we know that not all of us are so solvent as to throw down a thousand big ones for a good cause. That's not the requirement. Donate what you can, if you can. And I know some of you are thinking, "Dudes, this earthquake just pasted Haiti, they need help too", and that's true; I worry that I might know people there at the now-pulverized UN compounds. Give wherever possible, however possible.

My personal incentive to all quizlings: if you donate to [livejournal.com profile] hotpantsgalore's fundraising page (located right here; read her blog as she documents her trials and tribulations, because it's funny), I will write you a personalized pun1, hand-crafted on the spot and dedicated to you. That's right, all puns, all the time, right here under this post. If you do donate, make sure you leave your LJ handle in the comment section at the end so we know who you are, and a pun will show itself as soon as I know about it.

So let it be written; so let it be done2.

1 Quality of puns not guaranteed. Some might cause internal bleeding and nausea. Consult your physician before applying.
2 In fact, I just donated right now, so I'm going to give myself a pun. "A-1 Steak Sauce has a number of offices that run 24/7, and their late shifts are manned by a number of clerks. To keep their staff happy, the company provides free steak dinners to all their evening personnel, but the late shifts find these dinners unsatisfying. After some negotiations with the unions, the company agreed to provide a large quantity of ham instead, discovering that many hams sate night clerks."3
3 I warned you, this wouldn't be pretty.

WTF Mate?

Nov. 19th, 2009 08:39 am
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Where's that damn quiz?

...oh yeah, that would be me.

Sorry folks, minor technical delay here. It's been a helluva week. We'll get back to you shortly. Meanwhile, have a practice quiz:

1. What is your name?
2. What is your quest?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is the capital of Assyria?
5. What is the air speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
6. What's your favorite funny quote? (Monty Python optional)

Stop. Wait. Quiz Pending.
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Morning, all!

Normally a quiz would be showing up in this very space. Also normally, answers would have shown up in this space about 24 hours ago. Due to some technical difficulties, we'll get to both of those things a bit later today. My bad.

Meanwhile, feel free to use the comments space here to write poetry. Or literature. Or link to funny things. Or post boobies. Something.

CV's out of time;
Gin, bacon at all time low.
Low on tasty cats.
[identity profile] angledge.livejournal.com
What is this? A post from [profile] angledge? And on a Friday no less? What could be so momentous as to cause this anomaly?

As those of you who have ever bothered to read the community profile know, the [community profile] ljdq is presented as an homage to Dave George, the creator of the original Daily Quiz. Today, the QuizMaster announced that he is starting up the Daily Quiz again, this time on Facebook. Those of you who always griped about our weekly quiz being named daily, rejoice! Because Dave is planning to post answers "each weekday, more or less."

The QM's Daily Quiz runs a bit differently than our setup; namely, you get the quiz questions via an email list. Follow the instructions on the DQ's Facebook page to get signed up!

And don't worry: just because the original is back, [personal profile] chaosvizier, [personal profile] lovellama, [profile] trishalynn, & I have no intention of stopping our cheap imitation quiz. The quiz - in all its incarnations - will rock on!
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
This is a friendly "good day" to everyone joining us through the magic of [livejournal.com profile] lj_spotlight. Welcome! Thanks for checking us out here! Hope you're doing well today! Nice weather we're having! Insert conversational niceties here!

Let's move on to the good stuff. You might be wondering "how does this game work?" Well, to break it down into the most basic picture...

Step 1: Ask questions on Tuesday.
Step 2: Post answers on following Monday.
Step 3: Profit!

So far, I believe our profit margin has been $0.97. But that's ok, we're patient.

Now, to clarify further. The six (approximately) questions that we ask on Tuesday come in the form of five trivia questions and one freeform question, all loosely linked by a common theme. Once these questions appear, the players can reply to the post with the questions in it and give their answers.

The trick is, the correct answers are easy. This is the 21st century, and given any trivia question, it takes about five seconds of typing into Google to get the correct answer. So really, we don't care if you get the answer right or not. Anyone can do that. What's more interesting is making something funny out of it. Whether the funny response involves the correct answer or not is also irrelevant. Half of the comedy here is people realizing they have no clue and going off on a vaguely related tangent.

Just in case you're still not sure, go back and look at some of our old answer posts. We're working on tagging all our old entries so that you can scroll around looking for stuff, but we're pretty lazy, so it's slow going. Rehashes of this post can be found here and here.

Today is Tuesday, which means that a quiz will be showing up shortly. So stretch out your funny bones and get ready to play!

Once again, welcome aboard, and hope you enjoy!

[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
So how did the NYC pub crawl go?

NYC LJDQ WTF BBQ Cut for photos! )
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
Well, we can't account for every geographical location on earth, being that our Quizling community is pretty widespread, but we can tell you with absolute certainty where the two of us will be.

[livejournal.com profile] angledge: The San Francisco [livejournal.com profile] ljdq Pub Crawl will be kicking off this Friday (July 15th) at 8:00 PM. We will be starting at Ireland's 32 at 3920 Geary Blvd. From there, we will probably walk over to Clement to the Plough and Stars & the other local Irish pubs. Also, you might be interested to know that LJ's founder, [livejournal.com profile] brad Fitzpatrick, is planning on being there... NO I DID NOT MAKE THAT UP.

[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier: The New York City [livejournal.com profile] ljdq Pub Crawl will be kicking off this Friday (July 15th) at 8:00 PM as well. We will be starting at The Fat Black Pussycat at the corner of 3rd St. and 6th Ave (take the ACE/BDFV subway to the West 4th Street stop and get out on the southernmost exit; the pub is about fifty feet away, marked with a bright blue neon sign). From there, we will probably crawl to any number of places nearby, unless we get stuck in their nice comfy sofas.

Let us know if you're coming! You can email us at angledge (at) yahoo (period) com or chaosvizier (at) hotmail (period) com. Or you can post a comment here.

If you're hosting your own pub crawl, advertise below! And whatever you do, take pictures of yourself and your favorite beloved alcoholic (or not, if you're a young'un in the USA) beverage!
[identity profile] chaosvizier.livejournal.com
As a special bonus announcement this fine summer (or winter, if you're one of our southern-hemisphere-based contestants) day, this community acquired its 1000th victim watcher today. Congratulations, [livejournal.com profile] coulduseprozac, for tilting our ranks into the quadruple digits. As a prize, we're toasting you with a shot each of pudding and tequila. The moment the alcohol seeps into our brains and takes hold, we'll see if we can come up with a better prize.

Those of you who have been following our sordid past know that 1000 means PARTY! Or rather, we declared that, should we reach 1000 watchers, we'd have an Official LJDQ Pub Crawl. Oh yes, there was wonderment and debate as to whether such a number could ever be reached, but [livejournal.com profile] angledge was confident, and eased my doubts, and lo, she was right, for here we are. So, the official LJDQ Pub Crawl will be held some weekend in July, in both New York City and San Francisco. Exact details will be forthcoming. Prepare! Beware! Pierre!

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by to play at one point or another; it's overwhelming that there are, in fact, so many of you here. We hope you keep playing, and we plan on being here for a long time to come. Or at least until LiveJournal collapses. Whichever comes first.

New quiz tomorrow! Exciting, isn't it?
[identity profile] angledge.livejournal.com
Welcome all to LiveJournal's Daily Quiz, where we have successfully combined trivia knowledge, humor, and binge drinking into one big happy picture.

More or less.

The rules of the quiz are up on the community information page, but here's a very quick summary of what's going to happen.

1) A new Quiz will appear every Monday. It will contain five questions, give or take some.

2) Contestants (that would be everyone reading this) have until midnight on Wednesday to answer the questions.

3) Answers, complete with commentary, will appear Friday.

4) Repeat.

The most important concept that we should establish here deals with step two, Answering. Sure, the questions have correct answers. Sure, you might not know the correct answers. Therefore, you have the right, and in fact are encouraged, to make something up. Even if you know the right answer, go on and make something up. In this way, when it comes to step three, we ([profile] angledge and [personal profile] chaosvizier) will scour your submissions for what we feel are the best (not necessarily correct) answers.

Some good illustrations of this comes from the good ole days of the original Daily Quiz ...

Question:

1. What was the name of Bo and Luke Duke's car?

Correct Answer: The General Lee

Better Than Correct Answer: "General Tso was the car driven by Bo and Ruke, though." - A Very Funny Man

This is the kind of answer that causes office-based Quiz takers to disturb their co-workers with the sound of maniacal, smothered laughter. And isn't that what life is all about?

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Every so often though, as happens in trivia, someone might make a mistake.

Question:

2. What is the capital of New York?

Correct Answer: Albany

Incorrect Answer: "New York City." - Someone Who Made A Mistake

That's fine, this Quiz respondent didn't know the right answer, but they took a stab at answering anyway. We applaud this. However, we would probably be forced to make a joke at their expense. Understand that this is really a form of tough love, like that time [personal profile] chaosvizier grabbed a handful of change from some beggar because he needed bus fare. I know, in the end, that the beggar understood and forgave him.

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Some grand masters of trivia might even bring it back to us.

Question:

3. What large snake, located in the southern United States, is also called the gopher snake?

Correct Answer: Indigo Snake

Damn Fine Answer: "What we have here ... is a magnificent specimen of pure Alabama black snake." - Some Naughty Person

This chap didn't respond with the correct answer, but instead hit the quiz back with a quote from a movie, Full Metal Jacket. We LOVE quotes. He gets bonus points.

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And that's the name of the game. The more of you that answer, the funnier this becomes.

Bring it on!

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About your moderators:

Ang ([profile] angledge) is a brilliant hippie. Oxymoron, you say? Nay! She has also swum the English Channel, personally cleaned up 5% of the pollution in New Jersey, and holds the record for making The Most Gaseous Chili On Earth. She is wilder than Grace Jones in Conan The Destroyer and smarter than Julia Roberts in any movie she's ever been in. When she grows up, she wants to smite [personal profile] chaosvizier and rule the world.

Hans ([personal profile] chaosvizier) is a peacekeeper working for the United Nations. That's called irony. He can eat ten Hot Pockets in under five minutes, flies through the air like Chow Yun Fat, and, several years ago, made a serious attempt to drink all the gin in England. He is hotter than Alan Rickman in Die Hard and crazier than Gary Oldman in any movie he's ever been in. When he grows up, he wants to not get killed by [profile] angledge and rule the world.
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