Seven years after terrorists attacked New York and Washington in a stunning feat of gargantuan destruction that instilled a seemingly permanent sense of fear in Americans pretty much everywhere except New York and DC, we at Gawker have not forgotten to never forget! And guess what, there is a very difficult new quiz up on MSNBC that five of us just took to prove it! We even beat Wonkette . Come, try failing it yourself! And then see which Gawker editors you most resemble in the Rage of the Creative Underclass Curve:Pareene and I both scored 60%, because he is a genius and I was a journalist then. (All journalists covered nothing but 9/11 until January 2002; it was like Sarah Palin but with anthrax too.) (Also, remember Ashleigh Banfield? Just saying.) Richard got 50%, because he is secretly a genius. Jim Newell of Wonkette got 40%, because he is a child genius whose contemporaries were barely reading that Pet Goat book* in 2001 and Sheila got 40% because she was late to theater class and thought people were describing the plot of some wack ass movie. Ryan Tate got 20% because his mind is filled with information and data points that are actually usable in blog posts. [MSNBC ]
*Yeah, extra credit if you knew it was actually called "The Pet Goat", not "My Pet Goat." I guess we can blame Michael Moore for that common misnomer, but hey, like I told someone I misidentified in a post yesterday accuracy in these times is a giant fucking bridge to nowhere.