Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

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Postby bkbkbk » Sun Aug 30, 2009 5:26 pm

"Just as a heavy rainfall can be cleansing, the best approach to maintaining a healthy relationship is to store up all your petty grievances and them unload them all at one time on your partner."

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Postby goodolgil » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:13 pm

eja505 wrote:I like that whenever they have two people in an argument, and you have to determine why one person's argument is questionable, one of the answer choices is always "Bob responds to Fred by attacking Fred's character." Occasionally that's the correct answer, but when it's not it's hilarious in an LSAT kind of way.


Yeah, some of those are really out of left field. When there's nothing in the argument about it's oddly amusing. One question I went over today had an answer choice saying something like "ignores evidence in favor of making an appeal to popular opinion," which was just really random.

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Postby PeteyPete » Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:42 pm

ram jam wrote:you have to love how multi-cultural LSAT writers are when they choose the names for the logic games... Usmail, Jabron, Luis, George,


I took a Powerscore class, and while going over one of the games, one of the names mentioned was something offbeat and African like "Akeemo" or Akeema". A smart ass in the back of the class said w/ a smirk and a laugh, "Where the hell do they find these crazy names? Has anyone here ever met anyone named Akeemo?!?!!"..

Slowly, a large African man raised his hand, turned to the kid and said "My name is Akeemo, It's a common name in Uganda where I'm from"...

Watching the smart aleck in the back of the class shrink into his chair was worth the price of admission.

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Postby JJDancer » Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:25 am

Gloriaha wrote:I always laugh at the RC questions that ask about the author's attitude. Imagine the author having the following reactions, it's just funny:

respectful dismissal (ahem, yes thank you very much, but no thank you just the same, cheerio my good man!)
unrestrained enthusiasm (hell yes budday, crack open that kegger and lez GO!)
grudging acceptance (oh very well then I suppose, if we must, tsk, fine.)
noncommittal curiosity (really?)


This had me cracking up!

(It's the night before my first day back to school and I can totally appreciate a good laugh!) :)

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Postby JCougar » Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:05 am

EarlCat wrote:There's one LR answer that tells of a woman lying to her son because she doesn't want him to know she loves his sister more.


+1

I just took that one a few days ago, and yes, I loled.

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Postby rbhesser » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:10 am

PeteyPete wrote:
ram jam wrote:you have to love how multi-cultural LSAT writers are when they choose the names for the logic games... Usmail, Jabron, Luis, George,


I took a Powerscore class, and while going over one of the games, one of the names mentioned was something offbeat and African like "Akeemo" or Akeema". A smart ass in the back of the class said w/ a smirk and a laugh, "Where the hell do they find these crazy names? Has anyone here ever met anyone named Akeemo?!?!!"..

Slowly, a large African man raised his hand, turned to the kid and said "My name is Akeemo, It's a common name in Uganda where I'm from"...

Watching the smart aleck in the back of the class shrink into his chair was worth the price of admission.


God, I love Karma sometimes. Especially when its instantly gratifying.

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby Raskolnikoff » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:18 am

"Victims of future violent crimes also have a right to confidentiality should they need therapy."

PT 43. Sec. 2. #6.

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Postby jayapapaya » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:29 pm

"The individual cells of the brain are incapable of thinking. Therefore, the brain as a whole is incapable of thinking."

Very meta experience reading this answer choice...

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Postby legal_penguin » Sun Sep 06, 2009 11:44 pm

"It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector."

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Postby Kulax22 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:08 pm

How about when the answer choices spell DEAD? :shock: Are the testmakers trying to psyche us out? wtf :!:

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Postby JCougar » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:15 pm

Kulax22 wrote:How about when the answer choices spell DEAD? :shock: Are the testmakers trying to psyche us out? wtf :!:


That just makes me think of the Grateful Dead. :)

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Postby es123 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 12:51 am

In one of the Bibles, they were explaining how they make the LSAT questions and said something about LSAC hiring psychometrics...and right next to it "{we can make a lot of jokes about them being psycho)"...made me crack up in the library

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Postby ram jam » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:11 am

This is the best one: Pt 20, Section 1, #4

"An ingredient in marijuana known as THC has been found to inactivate herpes virus..."
Answer choice A: Several teams of scientists performed various experiments and all the teams had similar results.

Who are these crazy herpes-laden scientists?

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Postby Raskolnikoff » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:27 am

legal_penguin wrote:"It is more desirable to have some form of socialized medicine than a system of medical care relying on the private sector."

rofl @ that

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby Shaggier1 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:33 am

"Just as a heavy rainfall can be cleansing, the best approach to maintaining a healthy relationship is to store up all your petty grievances and them unload them all at one time on your partner."


HAHAHAHA. They have to know what they are doing there.

I also like the one about dinosaurs going extinct as a result of drug overdose... in the stim they were talking about toxic plants, but I could not help but picture a bunch of cracked out dinosaurs in some back alley begging for a fix. I lol'ed to myself during the test.

I think I am going to read through this thread before test day. It is great for the nerves. Cheers to the OP!

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Postby JCougar » Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:56 pm

Shaggier1 wrote:I think I am going to read through this thread before test day. It is great for the nerves. Cheers to the OP!


Great idea.

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Postby kasparov » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:58 pm

A. Residents of prairie towns have been setting off loud firecrackers near [the birds] roosting spots because of the birds' habit of diving at people and frightening them.

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby nyyankees » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:35 pm

In PT 27 there is a passage about figuring out how homing pigeons "home"

"Aside from reading the minds of the experimenters (a possibility that has not escaped investigation)...."

I found myself imagining many different ways in which they were gonna test the poor birds for telekinesis, then Q 17 was "Which one of the folllowing experiments would best test the possibility [alluded to above]?"

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Postby lawlover829 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:40 pm

Ssoto0055 wrote:
hypermeganet wrote:I find the names that the games use to be often hilarious. I was doing the car washing game last night and the last question inserts a new person to have their car washed: Jabron.

I laughed out loud when I got to it.


I have always found it funny how they are so politically correct with the names. They try to make it so all races are represented in the names.


lol.

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Postby Z3RO » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:51 pm

I don't remember where, but there was one to the effect of:

"People should act according to codes of morality different from their own for the sake of variety"

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Postby tomwatts » Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:51 pm

nyyankees wrote:"Aside from reading the minds of the experimenters (a possibility that has not escaped investigation)...."

The telepathic pigeons passage! One of my favorites! Later on in that passage, I always crack up at the line about how it's unfortunate that no one has yet performed the crucial pigeons-anesthetized-magnetic-field-reversed-total-darkness-all-sorts-of-other-pigeon-abuse experiment.

Also, visualizing anything said in the platypus passage makes me happy. That's, uh, PT 29. I just imagine them poking a platypus with a stick and shocking it with a battery (because that's what they do!). Also, just imagining a platypus is hilarious in itself. I mean, really:
Image

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby Raskolnikoff » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:18 pm

Ssoto0055 wrote:I have always found it funny how they are so politically correct with the names. They try to make it so all races are represented in the names.

Notice that whenever an argument is between a guy and a girl, it is always the guy who exhibits the flawed pattern of reasoning!!

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby JCougar » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:14 pm

Raskolnikoff wrote:
Ssoto0055 wrote:I have always found it funny how they are so politically correct with the names. They try to make it so all races are represented in the names.

Notice that whenever an argument is between a guy and a girl, it is always the guy who exhibits the flawed pattern of reasoning!!


Well, the LR bible did say that the LSAT psychometricians like to make up imaginary scenarios, so...

:twisted:

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby goodolgil » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:12 pm

tomwatts wrote:
nyyankees wrote:"Aside from reading the minds of the experimenters (a possibility that has not escaped investigation)...."

The telepathic pigeons passage! One of my favorites! Later on in that passage, I always crack up at the line about how it's unfortunate that no one has yet performed the crucial pigeons-anesthetized-magnetic-field-reversed-total-darkness-all-sorts-of-other-pigeon-abuse experiment.

Also, visualizing anything said in the platypus passage makes me happy. That's, uh, PT 29. I just imagine them poking a platypus with a stick and shocking it with a battery (because that's what they do!). Also, just imagining a platypus is hilarious in itself. I mean, really:
Image


Plus there was a doctor named "Dr. Papi."

There was this one LR question that was an advertisement for a skin product. It's slogan was something like "you wanted the crust of the earth to crack, and your skin is like the crust of the earth that is your body" or something along tose lines.

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Re: Have you ever read an answer choice that made you laugh?

Postby DannyBoy_07 » Wed Sep 16, 2009 11:14 pm

The LRB had some hysterical lines thrown in from time to time. The one was already mentioned, but another was something along the lines of:

an answer choice contained something that does something, but was outside of the scope:

and in LRB's explanation it said: While we are pleased to hear that so and so are capable of doing this....it is irrelevant.

that was not verbatim




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