My vulgarity?!!

You’re Ulysses! by James Joyce
Most people are convinced that you don’t make any sense, but compared to what else you could say, what you’re saying now makes tons of sense. What people do understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero. Take the Book Quiz at the Blue Pyramid.By way of a slight diversion to our more regular scheduling…


  • Garibaldy

    Catch 22? Hippy crap

  • Pete Baker

    Nonsense, Garibaldy…

    Wonderful nonsense! :o)

  • Garibaldy

    Not so much stream of consciousness as stream of bullshit

  • Pete Baker

    Well, if your argument is more about the questions that the novel itself… you might want to reconsider your answers..

    Just saying… 😉

  • Rory

    Catch 22, hippy crap? You surely can’t be serious, Garibaldy. Have you not in fact read it? Heller was certainly no hippy and his novel was the most savage Swiftian satire on war since Voltaire or possibly even the good dean himself. Try re-reading, perhap you were in a poor frame of mind at the time of your original reading. But don’t smoke too much spliff lest you laugh yourself back to sanity.

  • Garibaldy


    My mind is warped enough that I don’t need to alter it with any substances. Poor frame of mind is possible, but I’m inclined to stand by my original judgment. Out of stubborness if nothing else.

  • Pete Baker


    There should, perhaps, be a condition placed on commenting on this thread..

    First declare the first answer to your Book Quiz.

  • Pete Baker

    That said, Rory, your assessment of Catch 22 is accurate.

  • Shuggie McSporran

    I tried the country quiz

    You’re Thailand!
    Calmer and more staunchly independent than almost all those around you,
    you have a long history of rising above adversity.  Recent adversity has led to
    questions about your sexual promiscuity and the threat of disease, but you still manage
    to attract a number of tourists and admirers.  And despite any setbacks, you can
    really cook a good meal whenever it’s called for.  Good enough to make people

    Take the Country Quiz
    at the Blue Pyramid

  • Shuggie McSporran

    apologies for the loudness, I wasn’t expecting that.

  • Mojo

    Wha…..? Me and the brothers took the quiz. Who’s this Sid Arthur fella? Jeez, here come the elephants across the river. On a ferry!

  • McGrath

    I’m a robot. As expected, sigh. I insist on precision.

  • McGrath


    What would be interesting is a 60 sec quiz to determine your NI political inclination.

    For instance, I firmly believe I am a nationalist capitalist, meaning I am completely without representation. Lonely, [borrows Pete’s Tin Foil Hat].

  • Animus

    I’m happy with mine.

    You’re Siddhartha!
    by Hermann Hesse
    You simply don’t know what to believe, but you’re willing to try anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you’ve spent some time in every camp. But you still don’t have any idea what camp you belong in. This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It’s time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in ferries.

    Garibaldy – I would recommend rereading Catch 22 as well, a fine book.

  • Vera


    But there is a way to calculate your vote here in NI:

    How you will vote

  • Rory

    First declare the first answer to your Book Quiz.

    That’s a reasonable condition, Pete. But perhaps we shoild let others answer it for us instead. A man might not be his own best judge in assessing a true answer.

    (Was that concise enough do you think?)

  • Animus

    A man is rarely his own best judge. As for women, the jury’s still out.

  • nmc

    The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. Dammit, I’d rather be Catch-22. It’s a fine book.

  • Hidden Gem

    Like many Internet quizzes this is curiously accurate

    Your realizations and ability to change will bring reverence upon you despite your hedonistic transgressions.

    I’m not sure what this reference means. Any ideas anybody? I don’t know if it’s good or bad.

  • Penelope

    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you’re actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You’d be recognized as such if you weren’t always talking about talking rabbits*.

    *disclaimer…. but rabbits are so damn cute!!! 😉

  • jeff

    If you like novels on up-to-date issues, try RED-HANDED IN ACEH, from our local Morfiny Books.
    A rattling action yarn, with parallels drawn between little Aceh and its problems with big bully Indonesia, and little Ulster and the menace of Dublin expansionism.
    Also a villainous E.U. Fourth Reich too!