Saskboy: CBC tells me I’m smart

Sent to me by Saskboy.

Being left with some unintended spare time on Monday, I came across someone who had taken the CBC Test the Nation IQ contest.

Being the average sort of person who enjoys seeing just how well I can beat a test, I ventured inside. There was a list of survey questions that had me wondering if the whole point was for CBC to learn of my mother’s maiden name so they could steal my credit card, until I reached the survey question sponsored by Quaker Oats. I made sure to answer “NO” to “Do you want to lower your cholesterol?”, since obviously they are looking for a big number of people to say YES of course I’m looking to clog my arteries!

The pre-test form also made me fill out just how high I figured I’d score. Having a high level of confidence in my ability to outsmart my neighbour on a CBC test (since I’ve been listening to Peter Gzoskwi since I was little, and built a lot of intelligence by doing that) I picked 112 as my estimated final score.

And here was the result:
test the nation iq

Some kind of CBC Mothercorp socialist self esteem boosting plot maybe? There’s no way I’m this intelligenty.


In a sort-of related link, I was sent this page of Saskatchewan Idiots by the creator of the contest.



  1. Allan
    Posted March 23, 2007 at 2:03 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    A friend from Ryerson forwarded this email:

    “The Gill Deacon Show on CBC is going in a new direction.

    You are invited to attend a taping of the show:
    Show: The Gill Deacon Show
    Tapings: Monday to Friday
    Check In: 9:15-9:30am
    Studio: Start rolling at 10am
    Location: 25 John Street
    Contact: 416-205-2944 or

    It’ll be interesting to see what’s different.
    When I attended the show as an audience member, Gill randomly positioned herself in front of me as she spoke to the camera.
    And my eyeballs went right to her butt.

  2. Saskboy
    Posted March 22, 2007 at 6:33 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It would appear I got you blogging again. Sorry to get you re-addicted.

  3. Allan
    Posted March 21, 2007 at 4:11 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    (additional survey question)
    Is that a bell curve, or are you just happy to see Joe, ~O and AZ on the same page?

  4. Anonymous
    Posted March 20, 2007 at 5:45 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Oooh Welcome back O’

  5. Antonia Z
    Posted March 20, 2007 at 4:10 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Oh great. Just great. Another blog I have to check every damn day. And pretty soon that annoying Allan will be showing up too.

  6. Joe
    Posted March 20, 2007 at 2:19 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    Ouimet is back!

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