Posted by: cassymuronaka | July 18, 2009

Facebook Quiz sucker


I swore I wasn’t going to get hooked into Facebook. And compared to so many other people, I haven’t.

But I love those damn quizzes. In just five to twenty questions, inner truths and driving cosmic forces are revealed that for decades have gone previously unnoticed. But now I know that ….

I was born in the Week of the Loner.
I was born to the race of Elves in Middle-Earth.
I belong in Vermont….
… but also should be living in the NoHo arts scene of the San Fernando Valley.
The 1990s is the decade that best fits my personality.
The house that suits me is a Traditional Colonial home.
The literary work that best illustrates me is “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

I’ve become a fan of Flipping the Pillow over to the Cold Side, and, apparently, my parents really should have named me Annie.

And then there are the results of the assessments that tell me all the people that I really am: Albus Dumbledore, Sweeney Todd, Lt. Commander Data, Bashful the Dwarf, Maleficent the Sorceress, Obi Wan Kenobi, Ulysses S. Grant and Sharon Osborne. I also am disgraced Vice President John Hoynes on “The West Wing” and the neurotic nerd genius, Sheldon, on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Facebook quiz results

These are just the quizzes that I admit to taking and have permitted to be posted on my Facebook Wall. I have not announced in public that my Drag Queen name is Shanda Lier. And I probably should have not shared that I only scored 50 percent on the quiz that my son designed to find out how well people knew him.

The most entertaining test I took tonight on Facebook was to pick five “Movies You Have Seen So Many Times You Can Recite The Dialogue While Watching!”

Facebook movies

Independence Day
“Welcome to Earth!”

Pride and Prejudice
“It has been many years since I had such an exemplary vegetable.”

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
“The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him; they think he’s a righteous dude.”

The Last of the Mohicans
“Someday I think you and I are going to have a serious disagreement.”

Con Air
“You’ve proven to be a most useful mammal.”

After I posted the results, priceless dialogue from other movies began rolling through my brain, some of which were exchanges between classic characters. I could spend hours and hours just on film noir alone.

Double Indemnity
Phyllis: “We’re both rotten.”
Walter Neff: ” Only you’re a little more rotten.”

The Big Steal
“What I like about you is you’re rock bottom. I wouldn’t expect you to understand this, but it’s a great comfort for a girl to know she could not possibly sink any lower.”

Mildred Pierce
Mildred: “Friendship is much more lasting than love.”
Wally: “Yeah, but it isn’t as entertaining.”

“I’m your huckleberry….”

Animal House
Dean Vernon Wormer: “Greg, what is the worst fraternity on this campus?”
Greg Marmalard: “Well that would be hard to say, sir. They’re each outstanding in their own way.”

Blazing Saddles
“Mongo only pawn… in game of life.”

So now I may have to write my own quiz and post it on Facebook for all the other suckers to play.



  1. “Double Indemnity” deserves a whole post of its own. The screenplay’s credited to Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler.

    Walter Neff: I get the general idea. She was a tramp from a long line of tramps.

    Walter Neff: What do the police figure?
    Barton Keyes: That he got tangled up in his crutches and fell off the train. They’re satisfied. It’s not their dough.

    Walter Neff: That’s a honey of an anklet you’re wearing, Mrs. Dietrichson.

    Barton Keyes: Eh? There it is, Walter. It’s beginning to become a part of the seams already. Murder’s never perfect. Always comes apart sooner or later, and when two people are involved it’s usually sooner. Now we know the Dietrichson name is in it *and* a somebody else. Pretty soon, we’ll know who that somebody is. He’ll show. He’s got to show. Sometime, somewhere, they’ve got to meet. They’re emotions are all kicked up. Whether it’s love or hate doesn’t matter; they can’t keep away from each toher. They may think it’s twice as safe because there’s two of them,
    Barton Keyes: but it isn’t twice as safe. It’s ten times twice as dangerous. They’ve committed a *murder*! And it’s not like taking a trolley ride together where they can get off at different stops. They’re stuck with each other and they got to ride all the way to the end of the line and it’s a one-way trip and the last stop is the cemetery. She put in her claim… and I’m gonna throw it right back at her.
    [Keyes fumbles through his pockets for a light]
    Barton Keyes: [Walter Neff reaches into his pocket and gives Keyes a light]
    Barton Keyes: Let her sue us if she dares. I’ll be ready for her *and* that somebody else. They’ll be digging their own graves.

    Walter Neff: That was all there was to it.Nothing had slipped, nothing had been overlooked.There was nothing to give us away. And yet, Keyes, as I was walking down the street to the drugstore, suddenly, it came over me that everything would go wrong. It sounds crazy Keyes, but it’s true, so help me, I couldn’t hear my own footsteps. It was the walk of a dead man.

    • How can anyone go wrong with Raymond Chandler and Billy Wilder!?

  2. Here’s my favorite movie quote from “Duck Soup” —

    Rufus T. Firefly: Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you: he really is an idiot. I implore you, send him back to his father and brothers, who are waiting for him with open arms in the penitentiary. I suggest that we give him ten years in Leavenworth, or eleven years in Twelveworth.

    Chicolini: I’ll tell you what I’ll do: I’ll take five and ten in Woolworth.

    • We’ll probably do this for days, but one of my greatest sources of lines comes from “Con Air.”

      Nicholas Cage as unjustly imprisoned Cameron Poe, gazing out from the back of a plane in mid-air, watching a sports convertible sail tethered to the back of that plane:
      “On any other day, that might seem strange.”

      Steve Buscemi, as serial killer Garland Greene:
      “Define irony. A bunch of idiots dancing on a plane to a song made famous by a band that died in a plane crash.”

      John Cusak, as FBI agent Vince Larkin:
      “If you can’t trust a South American drug lord, who can you trust, huh?”

  3. I’ve got to stick with “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” It applies to SO many of life’s situations!

  4. And I eagerly await your FB quiz, if for no other reason that it’s sure to be the first FB quiz EVER with correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar!

  5. Shanda Lier, LOL!!! that is hysterical and really really good!!
    Have a great weekend!

  6. do you have that picture of Carolyn and I?

    • I’m sure I’ve got the negative somewhere! I’ll look for it when I get a chance.

  7. “National Treasure”:
    Ben Gates: You know, Agent Sadusky, something I’ve noticed about fishing? It never works out so well for the bait.

    • Nicholas Cage has a gift for picking movies with snappy dialogue.

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