Friday, January 22, 2016

#01 - The Adult Children's Activity Book







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  1. Like all those tests and quizzes people take online.
    Although I play a lot of iPad puzzle and word games, plus I do the crossword puzzle every day. So yeah, guilty...

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    1. Hey, we both love a good puzzle, game, brain teaser, etc. Great way to get the wheels spinning before you write. We just think it's hilarious how many people share their "results" on Facebook and think they're brainiacs. It's like the global version of "Hey mom look what I did!"

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  2. Good to know adults are too wise to be above activity books. They need to get that validation of a like to show how wise they really are. Or aren't.

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    1. I'll have you know that one girl I kinda knew in high school just solved a 3rd grade level math problem on Facebook and that is something we should all be talking about.

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    2. Stop sharing my test results! If I wanted the whole world to know I'd...
      oh. Ooops.

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    3. But the world needs to know that you are indeed smarter than a 5th grader.

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  3. What an idiot, those are certainly 8 pencils.

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    1. Well, if you count the hypothetical 4th dimension, sure.

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    2. It's all about perceptions as to how many you see...haha..ok leaving...

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    3. Ha ha True Blue... That was so funny. (The okay leaving part...)

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  4. Thanks to tests like these, 75% of the people running around out there believe they have 150 IQs.

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    1. My favorite quote of all time from one of those IQ tests was a girl who shared one of those and said, "Yay, this quiz says my IQ is 170! I think that might be a little high, though!"

      ...You think?

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  5. It's a trick, they are all erasable pens. Therefore, there are no pencils. The Oracle says so.

    0NLY 3 P30PL3 1N 7H3 W0RLD C4N R34D TH15. 4R3 Y0U 1 0F 7H053 P30PL3? L1K3, C0MM3N7, 4ND 5H4R3!!1!

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    1. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SAYING? I DO NOT SPEAK RUSSIAN. PLEASE RE-TYPE IN THE QUEEN'S ENGLISH.

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  6. So this is what a aBftS comic looks like. Glorious.
    All those damn "puzzles" on the social medias though. I'm genuinely not sure if it's people wanting to appear smart, or people actually thinking they're smart. Also not sure which is more stupid.

    That awful, awful feeling when you won't be witnessing 32-day months in your lifetime.

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    1. It's actually pretty scary seeing how many people buy into that whole "only 5% of people were able to solve this!" thing. Yes, you're one of the very few people on the planet who can count a pile of balls. Mensa will be in touch shortly.

      And just remember, my friend; every day's a pants off dance off when you have alcohol abuse problems.

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  7. Theses tests are everywhere it seems. Always something to click on or rack our brains about really.

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    1. The weird part is suddenly how hard it is to find them when you want a screenshot for a comic.

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  8. I'll stick to my ridiculous jigsaw puzzles and adult colouring books thanks...

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    1. What makes a coloring book an adult coloring book? Bigger pages? Smaller details in which to color? Or graphic violence and gratuitous nudity?

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    2. Idk, but they're all the rage now. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=adult+coloring+book+&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aadult+coloring+book+

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    3. I love how all of them say they have "stress relieving" designs. Like there's some guy or gal clenching a crayon so hard it snaps, and all they need to do is color a kitty cat face to make that rage subside.

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  9. I've seen actual adult activity books. Not just those adult colouring books either. I'm going to need a minute with that rectangle question though. I'm sure I'm missing something.

    Good work with the new artwork. You can tell that you're putting even more effort into them and you're taking it seriously. It comes across and that can only be a good thing. Unless it kills your hand to draw like that.

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    1. Any activity book can be considered an adult activity book if you throw in enough boobs and swearing.

      And hey, thanks! I draw using my index finger on my laptop's touchpad, so if I ever wreck that finger, at least I have 9 other good digits.

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  10. I so badly want to create a puzzle where the answer is Uranus, but I can't think of one. So: Uranus. That's the best I can do.

    heyyyyyyyy, "Uranus: that's the best I can do." That's almost a tiny bit marginally vaguely amusing if you have a 4th-grade sense of humor, which I do (on my more mature days).

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    1. Q: What planet would you sell me for $8?
      A: Uranus. That's the best I can do.

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  11. WOah wait this.. this is an actual comic. This is what you guys were talking about. I wasn't expecting it to be this comic-y. Given the fact that you're not entirely dropping writing with this, I just approve so hard. This is awesome guys, I hope it keeps afloat.

    And I chuckled, too! I mean, how much better can it get?!

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    1. Yep, we aimed to make our comics 100% more comic-y. Glad to hear we succeeded. Believe it or not these take way less time than planning/drawing out a full post, so we plan on keeping this up for a long ass time.

      A genuine chuckle beats a disingenuous "LOL!" any day, so we are truly flattered.

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  12. I always need a refresher with my math skills! Long division especially...

    - Harlynn
    mindyourmadness.blogspot.com

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    1. My smartphone has a calculator app so I've taken it upon myself to willfully forget all forms of basic math.

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  13. Is there some reason that all your FB friends have sexually suggestive names?

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    1. Because we've got sexually suggestive friends, if you get what I mean (because I don't).

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    2. Debra, I don't have a sexually suggestive name on Facebook... MyDungeonSpace is a different matter entirely. =)

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  14. The math ones always crack me up, especially when people are SO sure in the comments that they're right. I'm not even good at math either haha

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    1. Yeah, especially if they're wrong. Nothing makes you look like a dick quite like thinking you nailed a 3rd grade math question only to find out you got it horribly wrong.

      Neither of us are any good at math, either, but I just hope there's never a day that I feel the need to brag about my ability to answer grade school level questions to the Internet.

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    2. Oh yes, oh absolutely! Can you believe I've seen people argue in the comment sections over these dumb things? Just digging a deeper hole.

      Calculator lady, here. But I feel ya. I don't repost any junk like that on my Facebook. All kittens and dick jokes there, like a proper Facebook page should :)

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  15. I used to love those "Highlights for Children" magazines at the doctors office, with The Timbertoes comics and all that. I scroll past FB games though.

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    1. Gallant reads Facebook news updates and contributes meaningful comments to his friends. Goofus plays Facebook games, sends out endless game requests, and shares countless quiz results/brain teaser answers even though no one cares.

      Don't be a Goofus.

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  16. Wait... I don't get it...
    A poor man walked into a bar?

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    1. Yeah, and apparently he walked into the same bar as a rich person, and we all know those two would never frequent the same kind of establishment. THAT is the real riddle.

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  17. I still look to solve the puzzles in Highlights magazine for kids! I'm a big kid so I don't care.

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    1. See my above response to CW. We're in the same boat. :)

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  18. Darn, you're right. I spent time figuring all of those out :(

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  19. When I'm on Facebook I'm generally bored and want mindless entertainment, what better place?
    Either that, or I'm sucking up attention like a big ole Dyson. OR sexually suggestive stories are bubbling away in my subconscious before spewing themselves out through my fingers.

    Time to sleep, snarky pseudo-honesty levels are way too high!

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    1. Your Facebook feed must be 100x more exciting than either of ours. Mine is usually just full of uninformed political rants, "If you don't share this you don't love Jesus" posts, and ugly baby pictures.

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  20. I mostly ignore them, but once in a while, I get drawn in. Stupid puzzles. Like, who's your ancestor, who do you most look like, blah blah blah.

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    1. I might actually take part in those if they were more accurate, but it's usually like, "Which celebrity do you most look like? You got Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson!" Uh... not even close.

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  21. I hate this because they make me feel stupid. Instead I do the "which character are you" games. I actually am rarely on facebook except to visit the crafting groups I belong to. They are my happy place.

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    1. Yeah, trust me, I'm no fan either. I was never good at math, so I see these math problems and mostly think that this is just like school all over again. Who the hell wants to relive that? That's not what Facebook is for. Now then, back to stalking my ex and making sure she's still fat and unhappy. Yep! Check and check!*

      *for anyone reading this that's just a joke, I'm bitter but not THAT bitter

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  22. The "I GOT 7" bit made me GOL!

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. WHOA! ALLAH'S UNHOLY TROUSERS! Have you boys hit it big, or what?! It's the "Big Time Beer Boys, Bryan y Brandon!"

      You posted one comic and merited 12 words, a question mark, and six dots. (Unless those 6 dots were really 7 erasers on the top of 7 pencil-necked geeks. It's just too much math for me!)

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    2. This, THIS is how we know we've made it as bloggers. The commemorative plaque is being made next Tuesday.

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  23. Ahhhh...yes. These teasers make me want to punch my head through a wall. The actual "test" i did on facebook was to find out which animal I looked most like. I got a smiling chimp so...all in all quite successful

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    1. The last time I did one of those things it was for which superhero are you and I got Wonder Woman. What in the unholy fuck? That is the exact opposite of success.

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    2. Ha!-Ha!
      But, believe it or not, it COULD have been even worse. You could have gotten Batgirl. Sheesh! At least you were a full grown woman of wonder and not a batty girl.

      ~ D-FensDogG

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    3. What did Batgirl ever do, anyway? Did she have any kind of cool moves or gadgets or superpowers or did she just follow Batman around like a lost puppy?

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  24. "Uncky Brandon" - wow, there's a treat!

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    1. Brandon is definitely the cool uncle. He's the only uncle, but he's also the cool uncle.

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  25. I have a headache. I'm always wrong about everything, so I won't play.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. What people don't explain about this game is that the best way to win is to not play at all. You just saved yourself 10 minutes of your life that you can spend on something better. Congratulations - you win!

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  26. Questioning and wondering is part of being human isn't it? We want to make sense of where we belong in the universe. Tests are a way we can measure if we 'fit in', or if we're smarter than the next guy. I might not want to know.

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    1. I'm okay not knowing where I fit in on the totem pole of human intelligence, because it's never as high as anyone thinks it is. I might think I'm a genius for figuring out a 5th grade math problem, and yet somewhere there's a 5th grade age girl or boy who can solve quantum physics problems the likes of which my tiny peanut cannot even fathom.

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  27. I love the ones where it's just a basic joke or riddle, but they won't just say, "Here's a joke", or "Hey, you guys want to hear a riddle?", instead they have to make up some kind of ludicrous back story for it, like, "500 M.I.T. graduates were unable to answer this question that was solved by a fifth grader!!! Whoa!!!!!" It's like, yeah, we get it, *click* *click* click*. Just give me the stupid riddle already.

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    1. I once saw one of those and it was a slideshow. A SLIDESHOW. It was literally one sentence per slideshow.

      "A man is in a room." CLICK TO SEE NEXT SLIDE
      *click*
      "He has two cups of water..." CLICK TO SEE NEXT SLIDE
      *click*
      AD PRESENTED BY KIA MOTORS! WAIT 30 SECONDS TO CONTINUE!
      *throw computer out window*

      Okay fuck this, I really don't care about this riddle enough to spend 25 minutes reading it.

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  28. If there is 10 beers in the fridge and Bushman drinks 9 of them what does he have? Like for alcoholism or share for a hangover.

    Great post as usual. I thought about trying to count hose pencils but my eyes started to water!

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    1. He has a vagina, because he didn't finish the last one?

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  29. I like word puzzles and brain teasers they help keep the mind sharp. I have to say when I first saw the title I thought about those adult coloring books that are out now. It seems to be a craze and they say it is relaxing and helps promote creativity. The down side I guess is you already have boundaries set up by someone else in that magical coloring book. Well, I guess you can still pick the tool of your trade crayons, colored pencils, markers, etc. Why does Spirograph come to mind? It seem I always go off on a tangent!

    In the words of "R"
    Great Post - hahaha
    seriously always enjoy your posts...:)

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    1. R never comes by to tell us we have a great post. I was starting to doubt our abilities. Thank you for reinforcing it, though.

      I love all of those things, and let's not kid ourselves, these drawings I create ARE my adult coloring book. You draw someone vomiting, or getting their limbs chopped off in a torrent of blood, and you really shade in those colors... it's pretty therapeutic.

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    2. haha - Well let that creativity flow you have no boundaries the imagination is limitless

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  30. I rarely mess with any of those quizzes on Facebook, because, quite frankly, I don't CARE what kind of dog I should be or which character in a book most resembles me. However, I am somewhat addicted to the NY Times Sunday crossword puzzles, challenging sudokus, and various brain teasers. Here's what cracks me up: adult coloring books. One of my friends in her eighties not only colors in them, she posts the results of her artwork on Facebook so we can all oooh and aaaah over them. Another friend sent me a picture of a "different" kind of adult coloring book: it's based on dirty words... Now, THAT might be a hoot!

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    1. Yeah, if I'm gonna get an adult coloring book, I want a REAL adult coloring book. I would absolutely hang up a crayon-colored and shaded f-word on my fridge for all to see.

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  31. I only do those quizzes where they tell you how evil, weird, perverted or dark you are. Because I already know I'm going to get strange answers. "Mary you are 100% Evil." Yes, yes I already knew this.

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    1. Sometimes it's just nice to confirm where you stand with the darkness. You start opening a door for someone, or saying thank you after being served, and before you know it you're (ugh) nice.

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  32. My Facebook name isn't sexually suggestive.
    Wait maybe it is, but it's the first and middle name on my birth certificate so talk to my parents about that.
    P.S. This WAS approximately 92% more funny than any other IQ quiz I've never taken.

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    1. As long as your Facebook name isn't something like Joy "Danger" Christi or Joychristi Thebossbitch I'd say you're golden. Those douchey names are officially 92% worse than any unintentional sexually suggestive name could ever be.

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  33. Dangit, I got sucked into trying to solve each one. Oh and I laughed at the idiot who wrote "Like if your the smart 5%." It's a maddening, zany world. This was very, very amusing and well done. I'm unclear on your posting schedule - I'll catch up. Please excuse my tardiness. Smiles.

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    1. But you didn't post your answers and share them, so they totally don't count.

      FYI: we made a handy graphic in the upper right hand corner of the blog, so as to explain our new schedule (it's not that confusing, just not by day any more). We especially want you here on the 32nd!

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    2. Haha. I will be there with pants off on the 32nd. Woohoo!

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  34. Epic fail here, lol. I have to cheat and check the back of the book, or stare at other people's answers.

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    1. One man spends all afternoon trying to spear a fish. After he does, the second man clubs him over the head and takes it for himself. So I say who's the smarter man?

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  35. ok, I first started trying to answer those before stopping myself. ooof.

    I don't post answers to those kind of things on FB, I just look at what my FB friends answer and silently judge them for getting it wrong.

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    1. Yeah, right? I don't judge the friends that get it right and think "Wow, they're so smart!" I judge the friends that get it wrong and think, "Wow, you can't even answer a 2nd grade math question."

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  36. I will not do those quizzes. I will not do... Dammit! Now there's time from my life that I can't get back.

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    1. I just took the "Which Potato Are You?" quiz and after 20 minutes of intensive Q&A it's says I'm a russet. Why the hell am I wasting my life on this?

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  37. B&B:
    Nah, count me out of such "activities".
    Doing crossword puzzles are about as "crazy" as I want to get these days...LOL.

    I had my share of word-problems both during 12+ years of school AND life to last me several lifetimes.

    Funny stuff, though...(best left to kids).

    Stay safe out there.
    (Go Manning - Go Broncos!!)

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    1. I'm with you on that. I hated all of those things when I was 10. I still hate them now. The only difference is that I was forced to do those back then, and now? I can willfully abstain. Ahhh, feels like freedom.

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  38. I was very confused about this post until I read Robyn's comment and your response and then scrolled back up for the new, updated Blog Post Schedule. Maybe you should have a quiz about that because I GUARANTEE half the people here (or more) or going to ask you about your schedule as it appears to be "random."

    I rarely do quizzes. I should've jumped on the "Be Like" quiz much sooner. It was really funny for about two days when I'd see one. Now I'm over it.

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    1. I like that. "Count the posts and correlate them to the days. What days do Bryan and Brandon post on?"

      "Ooh, I know this! They post on Fridays and Sundays now... but, well, only if it's the third week and there's no full moon. If it's a month that ends in 30 days and there's a full moon then they post on a Monday instead."

      F-

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  39. Why do people post things on Facebook that might make other people think. Have a clue, people. You don't get on Facebook because you want to use deeper thought processes. Or Math because who remembers the order of operations for equations that we learned in fourth grade! And being on Facebook probably lowers your IQ along with inhibitions and tactful discourse abilities. I'm going to go over there and test my theory for a few hours.

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    1. Isn't that what it all comes down to? I don't get on Facebook to do math. I get on there to read memes, and see what my friends are up to. It's like going to the bar, but instead of drinking and socializing everyone's working on their own coloring book.

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  40. I do a daily Soduko and an ocassional scrabble or crossword, but I don't want to get sucked into one of those time wasters that say, "If you're so smart why ain't you rich?" They don't say that exactly, but that's what they mean. I know just how smart I am when I look at the moron in the mirror. I don't need no stinking test!

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    1. I'm fairly smart, but that guy that follows me around in the mirror is way smarter. No matter how many times I try to catch him or hit him I just end up being hurt instead. What a crafty asshole.

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    2. I'm not going to be able to sleep until I know how that poor man/rich man thing works out. THE DOCTOR IS HIS MOM! ROOSTERS DON'T LAY EGGS! Am I getting kind of close?

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    3. You don't bury the survivors!

      That was it, right? I know it was it.

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    4. According to this cheat sheet, the answer is √f(x) ÷ sin y/x... which is weird, because I didn't even think it was a math problem.

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  41. How bad is it, that at least three people posted a pic on my FaceBook wall of a swear word coloring book and said I should get it or "this is SO you Deb" after one of my girlfriends already gave it to me as a present? UH YEA!!!!

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    1. What I want to know is why no one had informed either of us of the existence of this coloring book until this post.

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    1. Bryan, I hate you. You know that? I don't know how people figure out those clever faces. And that just might be the best one I've seen. So, that makes me hate you. Jealousy=Hate. So knock it off and just go along with the rest in a state of mediocrity. Like this...:) See? Glad we cleared that up.

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  43. People take all those silly online tests because they want to feel smart. They buy into the BS that if they answer correctly, they're smarter than 95% of the population. Yeah. Right.

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    1. Now if only they gave me the option to send to printer after I was done so I could hang the results up on my refrigerator. Mom will be so proud!

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  44. LOL! To avoid revising my WIP, I'd take some of those tests, but mostly the quizzes. I always wanted to know what color M&M I am or which "Friends" character is me. It's a good thing I left Facebook. :D

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    1. I'm a red peanut M&M and I'm also a Matthew Perry. I have no idea what the hell any of that implies.

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  45. After my year long absence, I am back like a dormant virus.

    Love your blog's look (it's changed since my hiatus) and you guys are as hysterical as ever. I look forward to catching up with you.








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    1. Whoa, it's really good to see you! Welcome back! You only have about 100 posts to catch up on, so... long story short, we're still idiots, and we still draw funny pictures. There, you're pretty much caught up.

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  46. Hah! I wish they'd put Brain Age on Facebook--or adapt it as an app like Candy Crush. Now there's an addiction I could get behind!

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    1. I'm pretty sure Facebook would find a way to ruin Brain Age, by making you beg your friends for help, or posting every single moment you play, or only letting you play 5 rounds and then making you pay for extras until your time "recharges", etc.

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  47. Whenever I hear someone say, "Testing one two" I'm off to Bora Bora. I mean... do I look like a student? I'm a teacher. I need my Bora.

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    1. So if I'm to understand it correctly, as a teacher, it's your job to hand out Facebook quizzes, not take them?

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  48. I am the smartest of the smart! I can take the interwebs tests!

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    1. This Facebook IQ test I just took said mine is 180 so I'm gonna call Stephen Hawking and tell him to SUCK IT.

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  49. So I might, MIGHT, be guilty of taking a test, or twenty, and only publishing the results if they're good. If the results suck then I act like I didn't see the test. Let's just pretend I didn't take that quiz, mmmkkk?

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    1. Well I mean if you're taking the Which Avenger Am I? quiz, and you get Hawkeye, who in their right mind would publish that? I mean, who the hell wants to be Hawkeye? Hawkeye doesn't even want to be Hawkeye.

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