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Offlinedr0mni
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Trying to join Mensa!
    #4516520 - 08/10/05 12:46 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I decided last week that I should join Mensa. I've taken three IQ tests in my life. On one I scored 132, another 142, and the other one I don't know what my score was, but it was high enough to get me into the gifted program in middle school.

There really is no reason for me NOT to join Mensa! I mean, I'll be able to meet people through something other than drugs. I'll be able to put on scholarship applications and shit. And I'll be part of an elite group and get to feel all high and mighty!

But the next opportunity to take the tests won't be until September, which I guess is good because it will give me time to let my brain recover from smoking so much damn pot, and time to practice meditating and getting my brain all pumped up for critical thinking.

I'd be really suprised... and pissed... if I didn't qualify. But I'm not really worried about it.

So are there any Mensans in the shroomery? I'm sure we've got a few...


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516531 - 08/10/05 12:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

whats the qualifying IQ? i thot it was more then 140 or so.. somethin like 150 or 60 i thot. i average 130 somethin on my tests. Itd be interesting to check out for sure


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516533 - 08/10/05 12:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Men
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Noble
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Anonymously

:grin: i dunno just thought of it


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516538 - 08/10/05 12:49 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

my dad was,even thought he's a fucking basterd....

i think he was ashamed of it though...



i've thought about doing it,but never cared enough yet..


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: thegatewaydrug]
    #4516543 - 08/10/05 12:50 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Swami in S&P is a member, from what I've read.



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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: SkorpivoMusterion]
    #4516597 - 08/10/05 01:01 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

there is no qualifying number, since IQ tests vary so much. So they require that you be in the top 2%. Numbers don't matter, as long as you are at the top of 98% of them...

Swami, huh? Yeah I think I remember him saying that too.... God he's such an argumentative, skeptical, cynical cocksucker! But I would love to have a real life conversation with him. It would be harder for him to pull the same loop-dee-loop bullshit tricks that are so easy to do while arguing on the internet.


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516679 - 08/10/05 01:29 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

judge a pig competition?

but i'm no supergenius...







or are i?


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516686 - 08/10/05 01:32 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

My father met Isaac Asimov through MENSA, mere months before he died..


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4516720 - 08/10/05 01:40 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I took the admissions test on a whim several years ago and "passed" so to speak. I joined and paid my dues for the journal or whatever, but stopped because I didn't see a point in paying any more money.

MENSA seems to self-congratulatory (and self-masturbatory as well) to me these days. I'm too broke and too self-loathing now  :smirk:


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: Vvellum]
    #4516845 - 08/10/05 02:45 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

if i was a genius, i'd be all over the program.

and if swami was a mensa member, then i'm a fucking god. that dude was nothing more that a 'devil's advocate' who's ideas went in circles. rarely did he ever have a point..


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: felix]
    #4516929 - 08/10/05 03:30 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Mensa tests don't really test the verbal or social aspects of intelligence, they're more focused on math and logic. So being a mensa member doesn't necessarily mean that the person has good debating skills.


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: OneMoreRobot3021]
    #4517112 - 08/10/05 05:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

You lucky bastard!! Any anecdotes from his meeting that you remember? I LOVE that guy :flowerchild:


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4517144 - 08/10/05 06:41 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

mensa is an offshoot recruiting program for so other organizations and also a way to track a lot of ppl...


I would never join


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: goobler]
    #4517150 - 08/10/05 06:48 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

the main goal of every mensa member is to convince everyone in the room that he is the smartest...

really smart people can see that they don't wanna be there...


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: MikeOLogical]
    #4517246 - 08/10/05 08:09 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

how true


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: goobler]
    #4517290 - 08/10/05 08:59 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

If it makes you feel better, go for it.

Again, we reach the debate of: What constitutes being "smart". Some say doing well in academics, some may say building a car engine from scratch, others may say being able to solve logic puzzles and joining mensa.

To each his own.


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: badchad]
    #4517418 - 08/10/05 10:50 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

MY BRAIN IS MUCH BIGGER THAN YOURS!!!!


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4517695 - 08/10/05 12:17 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I don't think Swami is a member, though he could probably qualify. I think it's a club for ego building more than anything.


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: dr0mni]
    #4517742 - 08/10/05 12:31 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

We should all start SUPER Mensa so we can make fun of REGULAR mensa.


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Re: Trying to join Mensa! [Re: MagicalMystery]
    #4517772 - 08/10/05 12:39 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

why would start a club that would exclude you?


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