IQ Test—Questions 1-5
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IQ Test—Questions 1-5


What did you smell today?

A. Myself before I went to work.
B. The pages of Ethics by Benedict Spinoza.
C. Something that keeps me going.
D. A rat.


What is 1 + 1 + 8 = 7?

A. Your Mother.
B. Love's not a number.
C. Like heroin but stronger.
D. C.


How many Bob Dylans?

A. 7
B. Grapes/swivel chair
C. My kidneys hurt, Ma.
D. I believed in him.


How long can you look at yourself?

A. It worked once.
B. My boyfriend loves me.
C. There's definitely a rational explanation. 
D. It's better when I'm sleeping.


You're alive?

A. Yes.
B. 17.
C. Netflix.
D. Carry me home.
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Haha! Amusing poem, thought this has been done before, at least you made it your own.
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Personally, I think that multiple-choice poetry is the sonnet of tomorrow. Just like Shakespeare didn’t invent sonnets, but who can you name that’s improved on the sonnet lately? Get in early on the new art form and elevate it.

Obviously this one is an IQ test, so important to challenge the notion of what that is. I wonder how it would shake out as a personality test, like the kind you get in a women’s magazine, where each answer has an clear voice or sense of person.

Or a confirmation bias test?

(08-01-2020, 01:11 AM)Exit Wrote:  IQ Test—Questions 1-5


What did you smell today?

A. Myself before I went to work.
B. The pages of Ethics by Benedict Spinoza.
C. Something that keeps me going.
D. A rat.


What is 1 + 1 + 8 = 7?

A. Your Mother.
B. Love's not a number.
C. Like heroin but stronger.
D. C.


How many Bob Dylans?

A. 7
B. Grapes/swivel chair
C. My kidneys hurt, Ma.
D. I believed in him.


How long can you look at yourself?

A. It worked once.
B. My boyfriend loves me.
C. There's definitely a rational explanation. 
D. It's better when I'm sleeping.


You're alive?

A. Yes.
B. 17.
C. Netflix.
D. Carry me home.
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(08-01-2020, 08:56 PM)Valerie Please Wrote:  Personally, I think that multiple-choice poetry is the sonnet of tomorrow. Just like Shakespeare didn’t invent sonnets, but who can you name that’s improved on the sonnet lately? Get in early on the new art form and elevate it.

Obviously this one is an IQ test, so important to challenge the notion of what that is. I wonder how it would shake out as a personality test, like the kind you get in a women’s magazine, where each answer has an clear voice or sense of person.

Or a confirmation bias test?

(08-01-2020, 01:11 AM)Exit Wrote:  IQ Test—Questions 1-5


What did you smell today?

A. Myself before I went to work.
B. The pages of Ethics by Benedict Spinoza.
C. Something that keeps me going.
D. A rat.


What is 1 + 1 + 8 = 7?

A. Your Mother.
B. Love's not a number.
C. Like heroin but stronger.
D. C.


How many Bob Dylans?

A. 7
B. Grapes/swivel chair
C. My kidneys hurt, Ma.
D. I believed in him.


How long can you look at yourself?

A. It worked once.
B. My boyfriend loves me.
C. There's definitely a rational explanation. 
D. It's better when I'm sleeping.


You're alive?

A. Yes.
B. 17.
C. Netflix.
D. Carry me home.

I'm certainly pushing forward with the multiple-choice poem Smile 

But on a slightly more serious note I think, as Steve Aylett said, people seem to have agreed to this idea that "nothing in art is original, anymore" so we don't even have to try—what luck! Just keep refining the same old thing again and again and again and we don't have to worry too much about writing bad sonnets because we're good with numbers, and we'll get a job in a bank. 
There's a really cool anecdote about Picasso's first cubist painting Les Demoiselles d'Avignon where he kept it the corner of his studio for months not knowing what to do with it or even what it was. The very notion that art and painting had not been "solved" was so novel that it took a while to sink in. "It's less shocking to have a spider crawl into one's mouth than for a spider to crawl out of it."

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