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Intelligence Quotient

October 9, 2003

I've always wondered what my IQ (intelligence quotient) is. To the best of my knowledge, I've never been tested on it before.

Today at work, someone sent out this link to test your IQ online. The people who run the site claim that it's an accurate test.

Now, you won't be able to find out what you got right or wrong (unless you're willing to pay - that's the catch). But they do tell you what your score is. This is (in part) what they said for my test results:

Congratulations, Lou!
Your IQ score is 135

During the test, you answered four different types of questions mathematical, visual-spatial, linguistic and logical. We analyzed how you did on each of those questions which reveals how your brain uniquely works.

We also compared your answers with others who have taken the test. According to the sorts of questions you got correct, we can tell your Intellectual Type is a Visionary Philosopher.

This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others and at anticipating and predicting patterns.

According to what I read on the internet, only 1% of the population has an IQ of 135 or more. I'd be interested in hearing on how some of you readers faired on the test. Let me know...

I'm going to see Dr. Friedlander on Monday to see what can be done to stop the latest round of headaches that have been plaguing me. A little aching is one thing, but excruciating waves of throbbing pain pulsating through your head makes doing just about anything impossible. I'm in the midst of one right now as I type this; on Tuesday night, I had one that was horrifyingly awful. The Migranal spray that was supposed to fix it might as well have been seawater. If you've experienced them, you know damn well where I'm coming from on this. If not... well be thankful. Very thankful.

New $20 bill
The new $20 bills have a peach tint.

The new peach-tinted $20 bills are going into circulation this week. It will be interesting to see how the new bills get over with the general public. Them adding a little color to cash is a good thing, both for aesthetics and for thwarting counterfeiters.

The Red Sox lead the Yankees 1-0 going into tonight's Game 2. With Pedro Martinez looming in Beantown, a win tonight with Andy Pettite vs. Derek Lowe is a must for the Yanks. Not that Clemens can't match strike-for-strike with Pedro, but doing that in an 0-2 hole on the road is not ideal.

I'd love to see the Colts in the Super Bowl... though I'm not sold on their interior defense. Indianapolis' decision to pick TE Dallas Clark over DT William Joseph in the first round of this year's draft still baffles me. That's not to knock Clark, but Joseph is a solid run-stopper who would've made a great young combo with fellow DT Larry Tripplett (who the Colts got as an absolute steal in the third round of the 2002 Draft). But, hey, I'm not the GM there...

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