PAgent’s Progress

Words Are My Favorite Toys

May 17th, 2006

They’re Made Out of Meat

Here’s a film based on a short-short speculative sci-fi piece by Terry Bisson. It won the Grand Prize at the Science Fiction Museum’s SF Short Film Festival in Seattle this year.

After seeing this over at Video Wombat, I knew that I’d read the short story before. Not surprising, since it was a 1991 Nebula award nominee.

If YOU want to read the original short story, you can read it here.

And you can see the list of the other 2006 SF Short Film Festival winners here.

May 17th, 2006

Verbal Intelligence Test

How are your word skills? How about taking a little test to see how your vocabulary stacks up?

Verbal Intelligence Test

Your overall percentile is 94% which means you scored higher than 94% of the people who have taken this test. The internet population tends to be more intelligent so your percentile might be higher if the test taking sample was perfectly random.

I’ll let you in on a little secret — I guessed at more than a couple of them.