Monday, June 05, 2006

06/06/06

Tomorrow is 06/06/06, and it's freaking a lot of people out -- and making numerologists really busy.

Yep, 666 is upon us. To celebrate, they're planning a giant party in Hell, Michigan. And wait, there's more -- not only does the remake of The Omen debut tomorrow, but it's the National Day of Slayer. So in that regard, here's the How Evil Are You quiz:

You Are 54% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.
Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.


Only 54%? This will definitely surprise some people.








The truth is that all of this 666 stuff is meaningless to me.

Tomorrow is my grandmother's 93rd birthday.

Now THAT's something.















Update: The crazies have started. On Metro this morning, some crazy woman was shouting at everyone to accept Jesus and become better people -- stop lying and killing, etc. -- otherwise God is going to get angry and smite us all.

Update 2: The crazies have multiplied. When I went to go grab my lunch -- yes, at Cosi -- there was a strange homeless-looking dude standing on the corner with a handwritten posterboard with some religious-looking writing on it. (I did not get close enough to read it.) More disturbingly, the same corner was occupied by a bunch of college-age Lyndon LaRouche supporters handing out their publication while arguing about how alternative fuels are a myth (and the only real choice is nuclear power).

Of course a song popped into my head, and I giggled noticeably.



23 comments:

I said...

I was sure I'm more evil than you deeo down, but I scored exactly the same as you.

mad said...

There's really a town called Hell, Mich.? Wow, I need to get me a postcard from there.

Dara said...

There's also a town called Hell in the Cayman Islands. My parents once sent me a postcard from there.

gimmebush said...

Dara -- 54% means you're just lying. This is what happens when you tell the truth.


You Are 68% Evil

You are very evil. And you're too evil to care.
Those who love you probably also fear you. A lot.

Dara said...

Ted, I'm getting less evil in my old age.

DSL said...

I'm an absolute angel of course. But seriously, isn't it not whether you've done these things but whether or not you have a conscience about it? Otherwise, you're just acting out, trying to get attention, being incredibly stupid, or being incredibly selfish and egotistical, etc.?

Dara said...

I'm not sure that's exact either. A good deal of the "evil" is the action itself, or more specifically, your choice -- but some of the calculus is whether you regret those choices immediately thereafter, and yet another part is apologetically looking back on those things that you did not regret at the time.

I guess what I mean is that I think there's an ebb and a flow to the level of evil.

Then again, there are things on that list that are "bad," but I don't think are really evil.

DSL said...

A lot of people kill or hurt others because they are mentally unstable not because they are inherently evil. Do you disagree? And why shoplifting? I would think people do that out of sheer desperation or a compulsion or wanted to be cool and accepted or something. In other words, not because they're even thinking about the fact that they're actually stealing from another human being. I'm sure they figure the big department store can afford it, probably won't even notice it.

gimmebush said...

I think the test unfairly penalizes you for what you did in your youth. There should be a statute of limitations on evilness, something like 7 years.

I think I got hit hardest on the question would you sacrifice yourself for 100,000 people? Unfortunately, about that many die every day. You could include those in the final stages of AIDS, alzheimers, old age or just fucking idiots like Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell. In that circumstance, sure...I'll take myself over them.

What I threaten to blow up the world for $100 billion dollars? You betcha, that would be most evil, deliciously evil.

Miss Scarlet said...

34%...boorrriinnngggg!!!!!!

Dara said...

Debby, I'm not really disagreeing with you. And, surprisingly, I agree with Ted, too.

Determining the "evilness" of these things assumes a level of maturity and mental competence. And motives are complex.

Ted, your last line cracked me up, as it was reminiscent of Dr. Evil. Now all I can think about is "laser."

Scarlet, you seem like a good person. Don't let us corrupt you.

gimmebush said...

Debbie,

Taken what you have just said in the last 2 comments, I filled out the test for you and estimated you are 48% evil. And I checked the box on cheating on a test, because you cheated on your evil test.

Ted

You Are 48% Evil

You are evil, but you haven't yet mastered the dark side.
Fear not though - you are on your way to world domination.

DSL said...

Thanks for the higher score Ted. Really. (By the way, I already checked the box for cheating on a test.) I guess we all want to seem a little more evil. I might sacrifice 100,000 people if they were all Pat Robertson clones and a few more select people (people about to die anyway don't count, especially if they're dying and give you their consent. That's called euthanasia). And Dara, I don't think you're as evil as you believe (and I mean that as a good thing). Dreaming up evil and actually doing it are two different things. By the way, Ted, what's the point of blowing up the world for money? There'd be nothing to spend it on. There's no point in screwing yourself over, especially after screwing over everyone else.

gimmebush said...

Debbie,

I would be on my orbital space colony, creating a human master race.

By the way, notice how I am unapologetically evil? My 68% dicates such.

Ted

P.S. If you can't get that movie reference too, I give up

gimmebush said...

One other thing, I did the math: It would take 75,000 people to wipe out the human race -- that is, it would take that amount of people out of 7.5 billion to take themselves over 100,000 strangers.

That means if humanity was forced with that choice, we'd all be alive for a matter of seconds.

Dara said...

Ted, I'm sure you're the king of evil. And, Debby, you're obviously his angelic arch nemesis.

And I'm sure that if Ted keeps spelling Debby's name wrong and provoking her, she'll get all evil on your ass.

Oh, and Debby, I know I'm not that evil. At least now, since I've grown out of most of it. But Ted, I also picked the saving myself instead of 100,000 people. Because, honestly, I don't give a rat's ass about most people that I don't know. And, duh, self-preservation is instinctual, not evil, behavior.

Seriously, kids, lighten up. It was a friggin' online quiz. Let's pick on the Lyndon LaRouche supporters or discuss REM lyrics.
Or, hey, we can all wish my Grandma Ruthie a happy 93rd birthday.

gimmebush said...

Dara,

If Debby is my angelic arch-nemesis, she would still be a nemesis, thus adopting an evil trait.

Ted

Dara said...

It's like watching Unbreakable.

Robert Beelze said...

I am 666% evil.

Dara said...

Now that is funny!

Dara said...

Er, I mean evil. Yeah, evil.

DSL said...

Enough with the film quotes! Dara, you know you live for the blog comments.

Dara said...

I love the blog comments. I only post things in the hope that people will have riveting discussions.

I am a comment whore.