Sunday, July 15, 2007

I know I am, but (what) are you?

'Tis the season for blogiversaries! Apparently, a ton of people start blogs in July, and I am no exception. My blog turns 1 today! To celebrate the occasion, I'm re-issuing my very first blog post and turning it into a contest for a fabulous prize!

My question to you: Are YOU a Philistine? (Or do you just like reading about one that knits?) Take this very *official* test and find out! (If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will remember my penchant for trusting the results of online quizzes). There are several choices of quizzes. Choose one of them and report your quiz results in the comments, and your name will be entered into a drawing for this fabulous prize:

A complete package of soapy goodess that includes one bath tea, one jar of bath salts, one silky hand & body cream, and one soap! What would my blogiversary be without a heap of soapy goodness? I guarantee the winner will be the best smellin' Philistine around! I'll randomly draw a name and announce the winner on Thursday, July 19. And remember, the higher your percentage score is on the quiz, the less of a Philistine you are!

And thanks to everyone who left me comments on my newly finished Sockapalooza4 socks. Believe me, I was just as surprised as you that I was able to knit TWO of the SAME socks in a row! But not to worry, the Single Sock Movement hasn't crumbled entirely. I'll have some more single socks to share with you very soon!

Happy Sunday, everyone!



Blogger maritza said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! And many more!

12:32 PM  
Blogger strangelittlemama said...

uh, I got 67% on the "Is it art or is it a fake?" test. So much for that art history class many moons ago.

happy Blogiversary!

12:49 PM  
Anonymous caro said...

I tried 3 of them and scored 58% on all three. I guess I'm consistent if nothing else.

Happy blogiversary!

12:52 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

Happy Anniversary--I can't believe it's only a year, you seem like an internet fixture (in a good way...)

I am so proud of myself, I got a 92% on quiz #1!! I wasn't an art history major (for 3 semesters) for nothing...

12:55 PM  
Blogger The Crafty Weasel said...

Heh heh heh! Congratulations - Happy Bloganniversary!

I did the Art or Fake - and scored 75% - not sure that's a good thing, considering my first degree was Art History!! :-))

12:59 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

happy blogiversary!

i didn't get a chance to comment on your last post, so i'm tellin' ya now: the rococo sock are super cute, i bet your sockpal is going to love them!

oh and i scored 67% on the true art or fake test. i'm a little disappointed in myself. ah, well.

1:22 PM  
Blogger EP said...

i scored 67% on both true or fake art and famous or unfamous artist. what does that make me?


1:33 PM  
Anonymous jess said...

happy blogiversary! hooray!

I got 83% on the true art or fake, but only 50% on machine vs. Faulkner (I expected the reverse result!). heh. I figure we're all Philistines, eh?

1:38 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

I got 92% on the famous/unknown artist test. Truly a connosieur.

And not just of good art, but of great blogs and cool friends. Happy blogiversary, Megan!

1:41 PM  
Anonymous Beth said...

Funny! I remember taking these quizzes about a year ago when I found your blog. I don't remember my scores so I tried again.

I only got 67% on Famous or Unknown Artist.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous anne said...

WTF? I only missed one on the art/fake test? This is a fluke, and belies my true philistine nature.

1:52 PM  
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2:17 PM  
Blogger Micki said...

Happy blogiversary! Oddly, I got 83% on both art tests.

2:19 PM  
Blogger ingrid said...

I took the "True art, or fake?" quiz and scored 83 per cent. Not bad, but not great considering I took several contemporary art classes in university.

Happy Blogiversary!

2:20 PM  
Anonymous naomi said...

I got 75% on both the true/fake art (which I was expecting to have trick questions) and the famous/unknown artists.

Happy blogiversary!

2:26 PM  
Blogger bockstark.knits said...

happy blogiversary! true art or fake, i got a 58%. sad, sad!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Ashley said...

100% on the Pollock or Bird Droppings? quiz! I'm so proud. (Embarrassingly, I was only 58% on Dickens vs Bulwer-Lytton, and I an English professor. Sigh.)

Happy blogiversary!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

100% on the "Art or Fake" quiz :) I guess my appreciation of modern art has helped me out!

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad you blog :)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Terhi said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Megan!

I got 92% on the True art or fake, but only 67% on the famous or unknown artist. Disappointing! :-D

3:19 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

I took two. I got a 75% on the Famous or Unknown artist.
I got an 83% the True art or fake. My college art appreciation teacher would be so proud.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Ann said...

Happy blogiversary!

I took the "what city do you belong in?" quiz and got London. Then I took the "famous artist or unknown artist" and got a 75%... about a C, I suppose. Room to improve....

4:07 PM  
Anonymous kris said...

the big oh one! congrats!

i scored 33% on the "machine translation or faulkner" one. philistine or non-native speaker? does it matter?

4:14 PM  
Anonymous whitney said...

I did the "Faulkner or Machine Translation?" quiz, and only got a 25%! I figured that'd be the one for me, seeing as I've got quite a lot of experience with Machine Translation (as part of my MA in Linguistics) and thought that I could spot the telltale weirdness it produces, but not having read much (any?) Faulkner in school, I was not prepared for how utterly nonsensical and incoherent his writing was! (and now all the English majors are going to hate me...)

4:24 PM  
Anonymous mamasutra said...

I'm delurking for a chance for free stuff; I suspect that says more about me than my 75% on the art/fake quiz (after only one art history course in university, but three years of teaching art to grade 3 students!). I enjoy your blog very much! Congrats on your blogiversary!

4:24 PM  
Anonymous whitney said...

Oh, and Happy Blogaversary! (meant to append that to the end of my previous comment, but am a bit loopy today)

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Wendie said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I got a 92% on the real/fake art quiz and then a massive headache from the Faulkner/machine translation one, teehee.

4:31 PM  
Blogger cbknits80 said...

I took the "is it art or is it fake?" test. I got a 50%. happy Blogiversary.

4:32 PM  
Blogger Brahdelt said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!! *^v^*
I took the famous/unknown artist quiz and to my surprise I scored 83%! ^^

4:40 PM  
Blogger mari said...

Happy Blogiversary!
Yay! I scored 100% on the first - True art or a fake - test. I'm pretty pleased with myself, I must say. :-P

4:48 PM  
Anonymous Mintyfresh said...

This is a riot. I got 75% on True Art; 67% on Great art. I am kinda disappointed, though I suppose it ups my philistine quotient :)

happy blogiversary!! i'm thrilled that the blogs made it possible for me to meet such a wonderful person. i count you among my friends, Megan!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Kellie said...

Happy Bloggiversary Megan!!

I did the Known or Unknown Artist test for a stunningly philistine-like score of 58% - woohoo! Perhaps Adolf should have stuck with the painiting as his main gig?

5:35 PM  
Blogger shell said...

I took the "Is it art or is it fake?" - and got 92% with no training just guesses--so what does that make me??

Happy Blogiversary!

5:41 PM  
Blogger Heatherly said...

happy blogiversary.
i got a 75 on the fake art and a 58? on the faulkner

5:58 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

Happy Blogiversary! I got a 58% on the True Art or Fake quiz. I'm not really an art connoisseur, as you can tell. :-)

6:20 PM  
Blogger elizabeth marley said...

I got a 50% on the true or fake art quiz. But I was wondering the whole time how subjective this quiz was.

6:22 PM  
Blogger schrödinger said...

Happy blogiversary to you. Those quizes are a little addictive, I got 87% on the true art/fake art quiz - not sure I should be pleased about that or not :)

6:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hApPy BlOgIvErSaRy!!!
Here's to another fabulous, fibrey year!
Is it Art or is it Fake- 83%. Perhaps that means i am the fake?

6:54 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Happy Blogaversary!!!

I got 92% on the True/Fake Art quiz. I guess that semester of art history really paid off!

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo! I got an 83% on the True Art or Fake quiz. Pure luck.

Happy blogiversary!

7:02 PM  
Blogger Josiane said...

Happy blogiversary to you! I am not one to comment very often, but I enjoy reading your blog.
Not knowing that much about contemporary art, I was almost surprised that I scored 75% on the true art or fake...

7:13 PM  
Blogger seedless grape said...

Yay! Happy Blogiversary!

Hmm. I also got a 67% on the Art/Fake test. I think I overthought the test--I was so sure that of the two similar line "paintings" (numbers 6 and 11), one had to be real and one had to be fake. Why else would they put both in? But clearly I thought the testmaker was more devious than he or she actually was, because they were both fake!

7:57 PM  
Blogger Knitting in Pink said...

Happy Blogiversary! Cool tests : )
Got a 75% on the known vs unknown artist test.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Lori said...

Happy Blogiversary! I got 75% on art/fake! I sucked at Faulkner so bad, I can't even post my score! I'd better go to the library!

8:22 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

True Art or a Fake: 67%
Machine Translation or Faulkner: 42%
Mozart or Salieri: 60%
Dickens or Bulwer-Lytton: 42%
Great Art or Not Quiz: 75%
Pollock or Birds: 100%

Great. I can tell abstract paintings from birdshit, but I can't differentiate between good writing and bad. At least the art scores were higher. I retained something from all those Art History classes.


8:25 PM  
Blogger peaknits said...

I got a 67% on true art of fake - I'm not sure what that means since I had to mostly guess:) I got a 42% on famous artist vs unknown artist. I was counting on that little bit I learned in Art Appreciateion my freshman year in college - so much for that:) Happy, happy blogaversary!!

8:46 PM  
Blogger Wakeful D said...

I too scored a 67% on the 'True or Fake' quiz. This seems to be a very common score.

Congrats on your Blogiversary!

8:52 PM  
Blogger tentenknits said...

happy happy blogiversary!!! so happy I got to read yours :-)

8:53 PM  
Anonymous J. Michelle Baretela said...

Your score is 92%- for the true art vs fake test. And art was not my subject! Fun little test on a fun littl blog.

10:04 PM  
Blogger uberstrickenfrau said...

I got a 42% on the true or fake art test. Looks like I'm the rube your looking for to sell your fake art to! Happy one year b-day! Hope many more years to come!And I am very disappointed you chose to kick yourself out of the single sock guild. We will miss you but rules are rules...

10:18 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

I suck at these quizzes - so I will just wish you a very happy blogiversary! I just love your blog. Keep it coming!

10:42 PM  
Blogger Laura B said...

I got 92% on the true art test.

Happy Blogiversary!

11:01 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

I got 75% on the famous v/s unknown artist quiz.
Happy Blogiversary. Mine is coming up in August. Apparently I missed starting it in July with all the cool kids;)

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Sockpal said...

Happy blogiversary to a fabulous blog!! I scored 75% on the true art or fake test. I'm somewhat surprised as my only exposure is occasional visits to the San Francisco MOMA.
These quizzes are hilarious...I think I'll go take one more.
Your Sockpal.

12:14 AM  
Anonymous Nora said...

Happy Blogiversary M!

(No need to put me in the draw - I have received LOTS of soapy goodness from you!)

12:52 AM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I'm obviously conflicted in my inner philistiness... philistinity... well, you know. I got a honking 83% on the art/fake test but only 25% on the Faulkner one. That Faulkner sure could tie his tongue in a knot.

4:27 AM  
Anonymous Adrienne said...

83 percent on the fake art test. Woot!

Happy blogiversary! and may you have many more.

8:51 AM  
Blogger bio_knit_kitty said...

I tried the various art tests and scored 100% on all of them. I did horrble on the Faulkner.

9:04 AM  
Anonymous parikha said...

I don't even know what the word "philistine" means, but I scored 67% on the art or fake... is that horrible?

10:15 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Happy happy blogiversary!

I chose the true vs. fake art as the test most likely to highlight my philistine nature, and scored 75%. Maybe this mathematician should have majored in art? ;-)

10:27 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

92% on the real art/fake art quiz!

Ooh, thanks for that, I needed a little boost this morning. :D And happy, happy blogiversary!

10:33 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Huh - I scored 67% on the true art or fake test - not sure if that makes me knowledgeable in the least about that stuff (which I'm not!)

10:51 AM  
Anonymous jennie said...

Dude. That was so much fun. I took the Mozart and Salieri quiz (as a former opera singer and someone who almost wrote their dissertation on Mozart, it seemed only appropriate). I got 100%. Not sure if I should be proud or embarassed...

11:17 AM  
Blogger Lone Knitter said...

Happy Blogiversary! I took the great art or not quiz and scored a 58%.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I took the fake or real art quiz and got a 67%.
Happy blogiversary...I just started my blog this july!

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Mary Beth said...

I thought I was a Faulkner fan, but I just scored 42% on the Faulkner quiz.
Happy Blogiversary from a fellow Philistine.

12:57 PM  
Blogger 5elementknitr said...

67% on the art test! I need to brush up! (no pun intended)

1:38 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

Oh dear. I got 17% on the Machine Translation vs. Faulkner test. I didn't remember Faulkner being so... clumsy.

Happy Blogiversary!

1:58 PM  
Blogger sassy sew'n Sarah said...

Well, I am a bit (okay, a lot) embarrassed, but I got a 42% on the art test. But, I am in the midst of studying for the bar exam (8 days!) so perhaps my brain is a wonky...

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

I need to spend some more time in museums! I took the Great Art or Not quiz, and I only got a 67%. I blame my obsession with mathematics...

3:11 PM  
Blogger JulieFrick said...

I remember that post with such fondness! I took the unknown/great artist one and got a 75%. I think it's interesting that they categorize Hitler as an "unknown artist." Failed artist, yes. Evil incarnate, yes. Unknown? I know, semantics.

Oh, how I miss my Snowy Olympus. I just ran out. Is it too weird to admit that I kept the container around for huffing purposes?

3:42 PM  
Anonymous Katie said...

I got a 75% on the great artist/unknown artist one. Not too impressive :-(

4:46 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

I made an 83% on the Art or Fake quiz. Two daughters into Art History must have made an impact on me.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Oh, fun. It's a busy day at work so I only had time to score 92% on the true art quiz. I guess I'm not a philistine in that department. I, too, have trouble believing you've only been a blogger for a year. But congratulations!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Kodachrome said...

Happy Times to you and your blog!

On Art or Fake, I scored 83%. Not sure what that means, but it was fun to do.

Best, K.

6:04 PM  
Blogger Bea said...

I tried two of them. I got an 83% on the top one and a 35% on the bottom one. What does that make me?? More then likely simply confused.

6:52 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

happy blogiversary! i got 58% on the famous artist or not quiz. that's pretty sad. :)

7:27 PM  
Blogger Haley said...

contests really bring out the commenters. happy blogiversary! i got 67% on the is it art or is it a fake test. i'm such a nerd that i got mad at myself for not doing better (mainly because i second-guessed myself and changed several right answers to wrong--oh well.) fun quizzes. thanks for sharing. hope i win. i've heard so many good things about your soaps from julie.

8:22 PM  
Anonymous nova said...

Happy Blogiversary Megan!

I am apparently not a philistine when it comes to art... I scored 100% on the art/fake. It must be all the museums I schlep through when traveling...this was fun!

9:27 PM  
Blogger Harper said...

I received a 100% on Pollack or birds but a 67% on real art or fake so I guess I know my bird poop.
Happy blogiversary

10:20 PM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

Heh, I scored 92% on the art or fake. I like the scientific analysis of scores at the end.

Happy blogiversary!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Happy blogiversary! I scored 83% on the "is it art or is it fake". Isn't Winston Churchill a real artist ;)

10:09 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Happy Blogiversary!
I love your blog, although I have never commented on it before!
I scored 83% on the art-not/but switched a few at the last minute so it very easily could have been 40%.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

happy blogiversary! i'm looking forward to reading many more lovely posts about socks and other knitted projects! :)

i couldn't resist trying the two art tests and got 58% on the true art one and 50% on the great art one. ouch!!

12:36 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

Happy Blogiversary...couldn't happen to a nicer blogger.

I scored a 67% on the guessing the art by a famous or unfamous artist. I don't know what to make of that.

1:36 PM  
Blogger Senora Fuerte said...

I scored 83% on the Famous Artist/Unknown Artist. Not bad... of course I accidentally skipped a question that I feel confident I would have gotten right... Doh!!!

Happy Blogiversary!

3:07 PM  
Blogger Arianne said...

I guess I'm a philistine! I took the "Dickens or Bulwer-Lytton" quiz and I only scored 50% which is piss poor considering I love Dickens. Only I just kind of happened to not have read Great Expectations or David Copperfield so I didn't recognise the quotes...which isn't exactly the point of the quiz but nevermind.
I got 93% on the "art or not" quiz and the second time I took the Dicken's Quiz (without looking at the answers) I got know.

ANYway, happy blogiversary! I know it's wrong to hope for such things but I hope against all dear hopes to win your prize (unlikely as it is) because I am dying dying DYING to try your soaps and such! (Only last time I was at your shop you didn't have the soap in stock!)


5:45 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I scored 67% on the Famous or Unknown Artist quiz. I'm a biochemist, so I guess that's not too awful.

6:24 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Wow... I really don't know Faulkner at all. 17%.

Happy blogiversary!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Happy Blogversary!!!
I got 50% on the art or fake, guess i'm an in betweener!

9:46 PM  
Blogger femiknitter said...

Well, I got a 50% on the "is it art, or is it a fake", a 70% on the Faulkner test, and a 90% on the Dickens test. Clearly my background in is literature and not art, and I'm only partially a philistine!

And of course, Happy blogiversary to you!

10:28 PM  
Blogger knitathome said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary! I got a 50% on the True Art/Fake test. Art Appreciation at a state college doesn't teach you much, does it. It was a lot of fun though.

12:36 AM  
Anonymous Sarah ( said...

92% on the famous artist test! What fun quizzes... I love reading your blog!

2:07 AM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Happy Blogiversary Megan!

6:46 AM  
Blogger Teal said...

Happy Blogoversary! I'm also delurking to report my 67% on the Famous Art test.
Enjoy your photography and your knitting too, of course.

10:15 AM  
Blogger Veronica said...

Happy happy!

I scored a 92% on the real/fake art test.

Many happy returns!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

I was pleased to see a little something Philistine-related in with my Yarn Pirate booty. I love it! As a classicist (and enthusiast of numismatics), I'm particularly enamored with the owl on your packaging.

1:22 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Happy Blogiversary!

I got 75% on both the "famous artist" and "fake or not art" tests. I guess that makes me a "C" civilized person :)

3:30 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

92% on the true art or fake quiz. yay!

3:51 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

I scored 67% on the second art quiz...Did you ever play the board game where you bid on art at auction not knowing what the value is...I think it was called Masterpiece.
Happy Blogiversary!
Sweet Blog!

7:33 PM  
Anonymous Nic said...

Happy Blogversary to you! ok, so on the true art quiz I got 67%, and on the masterpiece art one only 50%, altho I was strangely drawn to the wimples in dappled light...

4:54 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

happy blogiversary!!! :)

11:33 AM  
Blogger Julianne said...

Happy blogiversary! I love your blog.

I scored an 83 on the fake art or not, not too bad for a scientist who knows nothing of art!

3:14 PM  
Blogger BigAlice said...

I'm probably too late, but HOT DAMN I got 100% on the Faulkner vs. Machine-Translated German test. He's a favorite of mine but I haven't read Sound & the Fury for many years.

Happy blog anniversary!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Krissy said...

I did true art vs. fake art. I scored a 67%. I second guessed myself twice when I should of left it alone. Bummer

6:23 PM  
Blogger Desiknitter said...

Happy blog anniversary! May you have many more!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Alison said...

Happy blogiversary to you indeed, and holy smokes, you already have 105 comments on this post! I took the True Art or Fake quiz and scored a not-too-shameful 75%. (Not too shameful considering my knowledge of so-called True Art.)

2:17 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Actually, I did really well on the art tests. I even called the Matisse and Renoir.
Missed Gaugin though. Never liked him.

1:51 PM  
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