Tuesday, 8 August 2006

Question 30

What is the main field of study for the person's highest qualification completed?

Person 1
LITERARY CRITICISM

Person 2
EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC

It was too late to go back and put, in the box about the name of the dwelling, "Pretentious Git Mansions", but I'm sure the statistics folk will get the message.


Why are there no questions about cats? Whay?

If you do it online you get a bonus question: feedback of up to 160 characters. As well as I can remember, after considerable trial and error this came out something like:

THAT WAS BORING. PUNISH THOSE WHO LIE ON CENSUS. MORE BIKE LANES. BANANAS TOO EXPENSIVE. FREE DAVID HICKS. DOWN WITH HOWARD AND HIS CRONIES PWND!!1

17 comments:

Drewzel said...

You just reminded me that we have to do ours. If it's any consolation, our census form is currently residing in the Hello Kitty letter holder in the kitchen...so that's sorta cat related. Bet there's not any fun questions like "How many handbags do you own?" "Do you consider lipstick an essential item?" "Morrissey: genius or wanker?"
Go the online version, husband can do it for this household.
Up to 160 characters? Maybe I could write them a nice poem:
John Howard
looks like my Uncle
Don.
But you can't
blame Don,
he's a nice bloke,
really.

Ben.H said...

Did you write under question 30, "So I guess you won't be getting your HECS* back, then"?

Short, shameful confession: I never completed the last census form.

* Or whatever it's called these days. NICE? LOVE?

fluffy said...

HECS is now called HATEFUL REMINDER THAT I'VE GIVEN THE GOVERNMENT LICENSE TO SUCK MY BLOOD SLOWLY FOREVER. DEBT TRANSFERRABLE TO SURVIVING RELATIVES.

Or at least it is around here.

Kate said...

Profession: Hmmn, do I put 'waitress with dodgy knee, lousy temperament and stained apron' or 'struggling writer'? Bad as each other really.

Zoe said...

If you'd just said HOWARD SUX you could have got in something about the cats.

dogpossum said...

The census does rock:
At what other time do you get a practical, living example of a non-voluntary survey which all your students had to fill in, the day before a tutorial in a subject devoted to ethics in audience research (with special emphasis on surveys and the issue of 'voluntary participation')?

Or, as I said to the stoods this afternoon:
"So what do we think? Does the census rock, or is the census for stooges?"

Fyodor said...

Coulda been worse.

Coulda been "Experimental Literature" and "Music Criticism".

Lucy Tartan said...

So what did they think, dp?

You're right, Fyodor. So right.

That is all.

kate2 said...

The Bloke kept trying to get me to advertise his web design skills on ours. I said that the computer reading it wouldn't care. He said it would be my fault if he doesn't get the gig to do the online form for the next census.

Other Kate, I caved on job title, and told them how I earn a living, instead of what I'm trained to do. Frankly, it felt like another nail in the coffin of My Brilliant Career, and I'd like a refund of my HECS.

Zoe said...

BAZFREAKIN'LOTTO!!!!!!

Lunar Brogue said...

It might be a bit of work for the ABS but it'd be great if, for next time, they included a blank page or two at the end of the document headed Now Your Turn! Write Your Own Questions. That'd give the Jedi Knights and illusionist horse whisperers something to get their teeth (light sabres etc.) into ...

Mindy said...

I got four Baz's and the bloody Da Vinci Code. Talk about adding insult to injury!

Mindy said...

Before I forget, Sarsaparilla blog got a mention in the Sydney Morning Herald weekend ed. last weekend. Sorry I forgot to keep the cutting. In the literary events bit in Spectrum they mentioned the thing the Australian did with the PW third chapter, the blog name and the fact that you are re-reading the Vivisector and I think also gave the web address for the readers group.

Lucy Tartan said...

Thanks Mindy. Ron got the cutting. It was nice of them to give us a plug. I wish the slot machine could have paid out for you, but I've found that in Bazlotto, as in life, it is not always the truly deserving who carry off the big prizes.

Lucy Tartan said...

(I don't mean you're not deserving, Zoe - I was more thinking that if Wilson tuckey turned up here he'd probably get six full houses in a row, that kind of thing.)

Zoe said...

Oh, I know I'm deserving. I've spent months and months waiting for the little kitties to line up and then TWO IN A ROW!

worldpeace_and_aspeedboat said...

oh Zoe, that's got to be good ju-ju!