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December 08, 2005

Which File Extension Are You?

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --


The quiz itself is amusing enough, but the idea of of it strikes me as super-witty. Anyway, I laughed out loud. As for the results? Well, in my case they're probably pretty accurate ...



posted by Michael at December 8, 2005



I...mostly play well with others...sometimes!

Posted by: Introspectre on December 8, 2005 2:37 PM

"Simetimes exploited workhorse" sounds about right. Sometimes.

Posted by: Tatyana on December 8, 2005 3:47 PM

.c. I have potential, apparently, but I cause trouble too--"problems" and "frustration". Not too good a fit, I hope!

But .swf for you, Michael. That is just perfect. I laughed myself silly when I saw that.

Posted by: PatrickH on December 8, 2005 7:21 PM

I'm a ".doc". Isn't there a rule about never playing cards with a man named "Doc"? I guess that's why I don't play cards much...

Posted by: Friedrich von Blowhard on December 8, 2005 9:02 PM

I'm an unpredictable ".*" wildcard. I'm trying to decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Posted by: Waterfall on December 8, 2005 10:37 PM

PDF, grumble*

Posted by: T.W. on December 9, 2005 12:36 AM

"You are .html You are versatile and improving, but you do have your limits. When you work with amateurs it can get quite ugly."

Well, except for the "limits" part, that seems about right. </jerk>

I said </jerk>

</jerk> </jerk> </jerk>

Oh well.


Posted by: Doug Sundseth on December 9, 2005 1:06 AM

"Sometimes you are animated, but usually you just sit there and look pretty."


Posted by: Agnostic on December 9, 2005 2:01 AM

Am I the only .jpg?

"You are very colorful. Sometimes you forget things, or distort the truth. You like working with pictures more than words."

They got me pegged!

Posted by: Brian on December 9, 2005 4:16 AM

I'm an EXE: essentially a useful tool (don't know about the useful).

Oh well, at least I'm not an animated GIF or one of those sodding Flash adverts.

Posted by: robert on December 9, 2005 6:50 AM

I'm colorful too. Who knew? That forgetfulness and distortion I call cleverness and advocacy.

But seriously, I hated school as much as the next guy but none of the reasons applied.

Posted by: cc on December 9, 2005 11:04 AM

I'm an "exe" also. I can execute orders flawlessly. If you met my parents, this would come as no surprise. I'm also "useful to all"---which means you should be happy I drop by!

Posted by: annette on December 9, 2005 11:35 AM


True, true, true and if only.

Posted by: Sluggo on December 9, 2005 12:17 PM

defined as:
"You are .doc You change from year to year, just to make things tough on your competition. Only your creator really has a handle on you."

Sounds like a combination of the Phoenix and spam. I guess all this change makes things tough on the IRS.

Posted by: DarkoV on December 9, 2005 12:50 PM

We could extend this to include WEB addresses: then all eggheads could be

Posted by: winifer skattebol on December 12, 2005 2:16 PM

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