November 16, 2003

Which Founding Father Are You?

This has been around for months and months (and by the way, three months in calendrical time is equivalent to half an eon in blogtime). But I just re-discovered it through Ghost of a Flea, and it may be new to some readers. Anyway, I'm too spent (see previous entry) to write a post on the decline and fall of the university.

I come up as Hamilton. Does this mean "I shall hazard much" to lose my life in a duel? And will anyone volunteer to be my second?

Which Founding Father Are You?
Posted by Invisible Adjunct at November 16, 2003 09:05 PM

Do they have one for Aaron Burr on this? If not, they definitely need to add him on.

Posted by: better left nameless at November 16, 2003 10:42 PM

Are you going to challenge me to a duel, better left nameless? :)

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at November 16, 2003 10:50 PM

I'm George Washington. But the whole is less than the sum of its parts with this one. I don't care if someone is Hamilton or Jefferson, I want to know if they fly off the handle or yell at their friends. So, my answers were: d,a,b,d,c,a,d,c.

Posted by: ogged at November 17, 2003 02:10 AM

I'm Hamilton also, and so would be perfectly happy to be your second if it were a civilized duel with smallswords, but don't so much hold with these newfangled pistols as a tool of honor.

Posted by: ABD Instructor at November 17, 2003 08:37 AM

I'm John Adams, but if the quiz were correctly designed I'd try for John Randolph of Roanoke.

Aaron Burr, who killed Hamilton, also invaded Canada at one time, trying to split off the Quebequois (as I remember). Hamilton was born in the West Indies and thus, like yourself, an alien here. Even though we put him on our money.

Posted by: zizka at November 17, 2003 10:42 AM

I ended up being Thomas Paine. Somehow, I'm not shocked. Did they have a Ben Franklin?

Posted by: Cat at November 17, 2003 11:40 AM

George Washington, which apparently means I'm dull but honest.

Um, gee, thanks. :)

Posted by: Miriam at November 17, 2003 11:58 AM

I ar Erasmus!

Posted by: Gar at November 17, 2003 12:17 PM

I too am Hamilton (though I would rather be Paine), so like my fellow ABD I will be glad to serve as your second. Pistols are fine. Let's have refreshments afterwards. (I trust your aim is decent?)

Posted by: language hat at November 17, 2003 01:12 PM

I thought that sarcasm was the civilized weapon for duelling these days. That, and dramatic irony, litotes, and palindromes. As well as enthymeme, of course.

Note to self: coy Monty Python references are not helpful when rousing the masses to throw out the abhorred George W. Bush. Please avoid in future.

Posted by: zizka at November 17, 2003 01:43 PM

"(I trust your aim is decent?)"

My aim is true. Does that count as decent?

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at November 17, 2003 03:14 PM

George Washington here, too.

At least I still have most of my teeth!

Posted by: Rana at November 17, 2003 04:17 PM

Cannot tell a lie - I ALSO am George Washington. You have a lot of very honest readers of your blog, IA - or self-professedly honest readers.

Posted by: vivian at November 17, 2003 07:45 PM

George Washington as well -- dull, not very creative, reliable like a clock, and I apparently slept everywhere. Ah, if only that were true. But this one I like: the one you want to stand between blood enemies.

Ogged: d/b/b/d/c/a/b/d

Posted by: Chris at November 17, 2003 08:34 PM


John Adams

Posted by: polychrome at November 17, 2003 08:40 PM

I came up a Th. Paine, tho' I wanted to be a Hamilton. Oh well. And whilst I'll gladly stand second for the Invisible Adjunct, I have a feeling I'll be standing in line to do so.

Posted by: prof x at November 17, 2003 09:16 PM

Add one to the stack of Washingtons.

Who is this pesky Erasmus fellow? I've had enough of being called by his name -- I should challenge him to a duel!

BTW, IA, I hope your starting to sleep again. Thank God you two okay.

Posted by: Aramis Martinez at November 18, 2003 12:29 AM

And pardon the bad grammar (argh, must learn to use preview option...)

Posted by: Aramis Martinez at November 18, 2003 12:30 AM

No duels for me.

I kept coming up as Governeur Morris.

Posted by: better left nameless at November 18, 2003 05:50 AM

Who knew there were so many Washingtons (but only one Morris) visiting this site?

Posted by: Invisible Adjunct at November 18, 2003 08:53 AM

I went through giving the opposite of my own answers and got Jefferson. This is all about temperament, not politics at all. Adams (me) was stubborn, crusty, and annoying, while Jefferson was apparently totally suave and a complete weenie.

Posted by: zizka at November 18, 2003 12:41 PM

I'm George Washington too. (Which I find amusing, as he's a very distant relative.)

And on the other quiz, Which Revolutionary War [er, Jerk] Are You?, I come out as Thomas Hutchinson.

Posted by: castiron at November 19, 2003 03:57 PM

I don't think that Adjunct should have been allowed to play. She should have played "Which Royalist are You?" I hate this degradation of standards.

Posted by: zizka at November 20, 2003 12:46 PM

Heh. Alex Hamilton. Shoulda guessed.

Posted by: Luis at November 25, 2003 05:11 PM