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We need a quizling statistician who can go back and tabulate all +'s and -'s ever given. Because we're too lazy to do it ourselves.[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier

Sounds like a task for someone who likes math! ::looks around shiftily::[livejournal.com profile] lovellama

But who likes math? To whom could we turn in such a dire time? Who would step up and say "I calculate like no other"?[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier

Nice to be needed. :)

Well, after much painstaking compilation, eyestrain, and insomnia, I've accumulated, with as much accuracy as possible, the +1 and -1 stats, and the quizlings who earned them.

The basic stats:

Since the inception of the quiz, in 2004, there have been
--697 quizlings who have earned a +1 and/or a -1
--694 topics that earned quizlings a +1
--199 topics that have earned quizlings a -1
--108 topics that have earned other various and sundry (and arbitrary) values

The Double-Digit Club, all quizlings with a 10 or more plus-score:
1) [livejournal.com profile] astridsdream 52
2) Why, it's me! 48
3) [livejournal.com profile] thepikey 28
4) [livejournal.com profile] sskipstress 26
5) [livejournal.com profile] etcet 24
6) [livejournal.com profile] umbralcorax 20
7) [livejournal.com profile] fizrep, [livejournal.com profile] marasca 18
9) [livejournal.com profile] blindgeoff, [livejournal.com profile] cmzero, [livejournal.com profile] spacialrift47, [livejournal.com profile] squeegibo, [livejournal.com profile] woap 14
14) [livejournal.com profile] akiyasan, [livejournal.com profile] babybokal, [livejournal.com profile] deltashade, [livejournal.com profile] drbear, [livejournal.com profile] wiredwizard, [livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo 13
20) [livejournal.com profile] illogical , [livejournal.com profile] n5iln 12
22) [livejournal.com profile] captainsblog, [livejournal.com profile] cholma, [livejournal.com profile] deza, [livejournal.com profile] mcclintock 11
26) [livejournal.com profile] buzz, [livejournal.com profile] darthparadox, [livejournal.com profile] ntlespino, [livejournal.com profile] paradoxtaur, [livejournal.com profile] peaseblossom03, [livejournal.com profile] richcsigs, [livejournal.com profile] tarpo 10

The Clean Living Squad: Highest plus-scores without a minus:
[livejournal.com profile] drbear 13
[livejournal.com profile] zihuatanejo 13
[livejournal.com profile] n5iln 12

Lest the mods be spared:
[livejournal.com profile] angledge: -5 (+9, -14)
[livejournal.com profile] chaosvizier: +3, (+9, -6)
[livejournal.com profile] lovellama: -46, (+6, -52--too bad about that webcheating offense)

Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of LJDQ +1 topics:

Geek of the Week Awards (and corresponding -1): 89
Instances of webcheating (and corresponding -50): 18

Answers that have earned:
Full credit 76
Three-quarters credit 1
Half-credit 34
Third-credit 2
Quarter-credit 1
One-tenth credit 1

Top 20 topics referenced by quizlings--
1) “The Simpsons” 49
2) “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” 39
3) “Monty Python's Flying Circus” 30
4) “South Park” 27
5) “The Princess Bride” 23
6) “Blazing Saddles” 17
7) “HHGTTG” 16
8) Making a pun 15
9) “The Tick” 14
10) “Spaceballs” 13
11) “Airplane” 12
12)(tie) ”Ghostbusters” 9
“Monty Python's The Life of Brian”
Going old school
“Star Wars: Episode IV”
16)(tie) “Animaniacs” 8
“Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure”
Terry Pratchett/Discworld
20)(tie) “Back to the Future” 7
“Calvin and Hobbes”
“Finding Nemo”
“Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
“Monty Python's The Meaning of Life”

Notables (there are others, of course)--

Tied for 28th—
Army of Darkness
Conan the Barbarian (For the same quote. Every. Single. Time.)
Eddie Izzard
Pulp Fiction

Tied for 37th—
Full Metal Jacket
History of the World, Part I
Red Dwarf
Schoolhouse Rock

Tied for 47th—
Blues Brothers
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Harry Potter
The Muppet Show
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Ren and Stimpy
Silence of the Lambs
The Venture Brothers
Young Frankenstein

Top 20 ways our quizlings earned a -1:
1) Very wrong answers 18
2) Punning 8
Captain Planet
4) Learning mythology from Hercules/Xena 6
5) (tie) Learning history/literature from Disney 3
Getting songs stuck in the mods’ heads
Making mods feel old
Pirates of the Caribbean
Power Rangers
12) (tie) Care Bears 2
Dissing Tanzania
Dissing the mods
‘Ewwwwwwwwwww’ answers
Jar Jar Binks
Turkish Taffy

Top 20 unusual (to me, anyways) moments from our quizlings, alphabetically:
Accusing mods of not having taste
Admitting to a felony on an online forum
Comparing Sting to a fruitcake
Confusing China and Japan
Confusing constellations with archipelagos
Confusing General Zod with Admiral Ackbar
Confusing Mozart/Strauss and Beethoven
Confusing Penfold for a hamster
Confusing 'poet' with 'novelist'
Confusing 'Soul Calibre' with real angels
Confusing Steve Martin with Leslie Neilsen
Confusing "Klaatu barada nikto" as originally from 'Army of Darkness'
Misreading 'holographic' as 'homographic'
Not believing CV (I know he'd want me to include this)
Not knowing beach volleyball is Olympic sport
Not knowing who Laurel and Hardy are
Thinking Black Sabbath is emo
Thinking Danny Elfman wrote "Star Wars" soundtrack
Using "Miss Congeniality" as an educational tool
Using "Sailor Moon" as an educational source

The Great Trek/Wars Battle:

Quizling references to:

Star Trek II 5
Star Trek IV 4
Star Trek VI 1
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1

Star Trek: TNG 6
Star Trek: TOS 4
Star Trek: Enterprise -1

Star Wars: Episode IV 9
Star Wars: Episode V 4
Star Wars: Episode VI 2
Star Wars: Episode I 1
Star Wars: Episode I -1 (What can I say? The ways of the mods are mysterious)

Television: Star Trek wins, 9-0
Movies: Star Wars wins, 15-11

Total: Star Trek wins, 20-15

Words and phrases that have gained acclaim/notoriety in the LJDQ:

"brambly yam sack"
"cancer death gnats"
"feathery Hessian sack filled with sausage"
“Kneel before Zod”
"life-leeching, jackal-humping son of a man-whore"
"special burny treasure"

Yeahhhhhhh, not so much--
“nekkid dangling bits”


Well, that's all I have for right now, statwise. If you have queries of your own, feel free to ask. If I can swing it, I'll find the answer. If not, well, the breath you used to ask will benefit plants anyway, so it's all good.

Carry/rock on, and be excellent to each other.

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