Tarry for the Nonce

January 4, 2006

Before Color

Filed under: Uncategorized — lmwalker @ 3:20 pm

If I were a classic dame, I would be . . .

Myrna Loy
You scored 9% grit, 33% wit, 28% flair, and 38% class!

You are class itself, the calm, confident “perfect woman.” Men turn and look at you admiringly as you walk down the street, and even your rivals have a grudging respect for you. You always know the right thing to say, do and, of course, wear. You can take charge of a situation when things get out of hand, and you’re a great help to your partner even if they don’t immediately see or know it. You are one classy dame. Your screen partners include William Powell and Cary Grant, you little simmerpot, you.

This is pleasing. I definitely want to be Nora Charles.

But apparently my ideal leading man is . . .

Humphrey Bogart
You scored 40% Tough, 9% Roguish, 33% Friendly, and 19% Charming!

You’re the original man of honor, rough and tough but willing to stick your neck out when you need to, despite what you might say to the contrary. You’re a complex character full of spit and vinegar, but with a soft heart and a tender streak that you try to hide. There’s usually a complicated dame in the picture, someone who sees the real you behind all the tough talk and can dish it out as well as you can. You’re not easy to get next to, but when you find the right partner, you’re caring and loyal to a fault. A big fault. But you take it on the chin and move on, nursing your pain inside and maintaining your armor…until the next dame walks in. Or possibly the same dame, and of all the gin joints in all the world, it had to be yours. Co-stars include Ingrid Bergman and Lauren Bacall, hot chicks with problems.

Hmm . . . I can’t really say Humphrey ever did it for me, but I really couldn’t object to a man of honor, could I? But I don’t think I am a terribly complicated dame, so it’s doomed from the get-go.

(Hat tip to my cousin Genna White.)

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6 Comments

  1. simmerpot????

    Myrna LoyYou scored 23% grit, 28% wit, 23% flair, and 35% class!

    You are class itself, the calm, confident “perfect woman.” Men turn and look at you admiringly as you walk down the street, and even your rivals have a grudging respect for you. You always know the right thing to say, do and, of course, wear. You can take charge of a situation when things get out of hand, and you’re a great help to your partner even if they don’t immediately see or know it. You are one classy dame. Your screen partners include William Powell and Cary Grant, you little simmerpot, you.

    Comment by auntlori — January 4, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

  2. I, too, was Myrna Loy. It seems to be quite the thing to do.

    I am also Cary Grant. Whoo hoo!

    Cary Grant You scored 14% Tough, 0% Roguish, 42% Friendly, and 42% Charming!
    You are the epitome of charm and style, the smooth operator who steals
    the show with your sophisticated wit, quiet confidence and flirty sense
    of humor. You are able to catch any woman you want just by flashing
    that disarming smile, even if you’re flashing it at a kindly aunt or
    engaging child at the time. When you walk into a room, women are
    instantly intrigued and even the men are impressed, but you’re too nice
    a guy to steal anyone else’s girl…unless the guy deserves it. You’re
    stylish, yes, but you can also be a little bit nutty. However, you’re
    primarily seen as dashing, suave and romantic. Your co-stars include
    Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly, stylish women with
    a sense of fun.

    Find out what kind of classic dame you’d make by taking the
    Classic Dames Test. My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

    You scored higher than 13% on ToughYou scored higher than 0% on RoguishYou scored higher than 70% on FriendlyYou scored higher than 80% on Charming

    Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

    Comment by Janice — January 4, 2006 @ 4:34 pm

  3. ALRIGHT! I’LL TAKE HIM!

    Cary GrantYou scored 23% Tough, 9% Roguish, 19% Friendly, and 47% Charming!

    You are the epitome of charm and style, the smooth operator who steals the show with your sophisticated wit and quiet confidence. You are able to catch any woman you want just by flashing that disarming smile. When you walk into a room, the women are instantly intrigued and even the men are impressed. When you find yourself in trouble, you are easily able to charm your way out of it, or convince others to help you. You’re seen as dashing, suave and romantic. Your co-stars include Katharine Hepburn, Irene Dunne, and Joan Fontaine, stylish women who know a class act when they see it.

    Comment by auntlori — January 4, 2006 @ 4:38 pm

  4. *as a female I am…*

    Katharine HepburnYou scored 26% grit, 33% wit, 42% flair, and 9% class!
    *sweetness!*

    *as a guy I am…*

    William PowellYou scored 9% Tough, 57% Roguish, 4% Friendly, and 28% Charming!
    *The thin man?…o-kay*

    Comment by Alistair A. — January 5, 2006 @ 9:12 pm

  5. huh….well, for a bit O’ change of pace….it even surprised me….hmm, maybe I should re-take it, perhaps I was a bit overly liberal with the jump into the action answers….

    John Wayne You scored 38% Tough, 19% Roguish, 14% Friendly, and 28% Charming!
    You, my friend, are a man’s man, the original true grit, one tough talking, swaggering son of a bitch. You’re not a bad guy, on the contrary, you’re the ultimate good guy, but you’re one tough character, rough and tumble, ready for anything. You call the shots and go your own way, and if some screwy dame is willing to accept your terms, that’s just fine by you. Otherwise, you’ll just hit the open trail and stay true to yourself. You stand up for what you believe and can handle any situation, usually by rushing into the thick of the action. You’re not polished and you’re not overly warm, but you’re a straight shooter and a real stand up guy. Co-stars include Lauren Bacall and Maureen O’Hara, tough broads who can take care of themselves.

    My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

    You scored higher than 75% on ToughYou scored higher than 55% on RoguishYou scored higher than 17% on FriendlyYou scored higher than 51% on Charming

    Comment by Andrew P. — January 6, 2006 @ 4:15 pm

  6. I love it Laura! I guess I’m a little bit off-balance as Carole Lombard…but we all knew that. :::winkwink:::

    Comment by Genna — January 6, 2006 @ 5:52 pm


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