5.13.2008

Bracing...

Entertainment Weekly blogged the 80's quiz: http://popwatch.ew.com/popwatch/2008/05/80s-lyrics-qu-1.html#comments

Bracing for the emails complaining I counted off for spelling Jessie/Jesse with a small "j". (No, it's a computer based quiz. It's case insensitive. However, Rick Springfield decided how to spell the title, not I.)

Actually, reading the comments, a lot of complaints about "I made a typo! And it counted it wrong!" which makes me wonder how smart people think computers can be. It's not like I'm hiding in a box in the server really quickly reading the responses, "oh, they MEANT 'porno' not 'poron', give them that point...."

I love reading people's notes on the thing, but some of them frustrate me. :D

1 comment:

Ellipsian said...

Aw c'mon, no EW readers left comments?! That's just wrong. Well, I'm the first, and let me say both thanks for the quizzes, and "ewww" for making me tear some hair out. =)

Also, because I'm a huge music geek (and just that kind of anal person), I thought I might help tweak the 90s quiz:

#10: The lyric is "At 4:30 in the morning I'm milking cows"
#31: The answer should be "Christmas" but it's only accepting "alone"
#43: I don't know this song, but should it be "in an old Chevrolet"?
#58: I believe it should be "said", vs. "say" (past tense)
#60: I think "subliminal" and "unthinkable" are also acceptable (from other verses)
#74: It looks like you meant to add a second blank at the end for "anyhow", but it can't be entered
#96: The answer "disappoint" is spelled wrong (as "dissapoint")

I hope I was more helpful than irritating...I just was so mortified at scoring so low that I had to correct the ones that I should have gotten right... =) Oh, and I found U2's "Numb" lyrics: http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/U2/Numb.html

Okay, I'll leave you alone now, but thanks again for the fun!