If you haven't watched How I Met Your Mother(HIMYM) as yet, I truly grieve for you and your non-How I Met Your Mother-watching soul. Seriously, you are missing out. I would watch HIMYM over that drama with superpowered people (this is also good show though), and Dawsons Creek with a DC twist(this one makes me sleepy just thinking about it) any day. It is true that my sister introduced me to this show, but since then I haven't looked back, I might have had a fleeting fancy for The Class, but HIMYM is etched into the records as one of my favorite shows of all time.
If you don't know by now (more grieving), HIMYM is about this guy Ted telling his kids the story of how he met their mother. It is mostly a relationship type comedy similar to Friends though, but so much better. Robin is hotter than Rachel, Monica and Phoebe rolled into one and Barney is funnier than Ross, Chandler and Joey altogether, easily.
So in the most recent episode of HIMYM, I have watched, Barney produced the Hot/Crazy scale, which can be used to balance the ratio between hotness and craziness. I googled this phenomenon and found Barney has a blog, where he has put a quiz up to measure hot to crazy. How it works is you rate your hotness from 1-10 (be honest), and then take the quiz to see where you fall on the scale.
1. You’re walking down the street and see Matt Damon. You:
a: Gawk from afar and let him pass unbothered.
b: Run up to him and beg to have his babies.
c: Stab him with a pen.
2. You’re driving on the freeway and someone cuts you off. You:
a: Take a deep breath, count to ten, and do a random act of kindness.
b: Hold down your horn and scream obscenities.
c: Stab him with his own broken windshield wiper.
3. You see a kitten stuck in a tree. You:
a: Call the fire department and wait for professional help.
b: Climb up and rescue it, then take it home to join the 125 other cats you currently care for.
c: Stab it with a tree branch.
4. You’re on a date with a fellow and it’s not going well. You:
a: Explain to him you’re just not compatible and offer to split the check.
b: Start a small fire in the ladies’ bathroom thus evacuating the restaurant and ending your date.
c: Finish your decadent five-course dinner, then stab him with a lobster claw.
5. Your boss makes a pass at you. You:
a: Report it to human resources.
b: Go for it, then blackmail him for the rest of his natural life.
c: Stab him with his tie.
6. The barista screws up your double skim, half café, no sugar added caramel macchiato. You:
a: Drink whatever she gives you, so as to not create a scene.
b: Throw the scalding hot beverage into the barista’s face.
c: Stab her with a coffee cup.
7. It’s Christmas, a time of giving, charity, and joy. One of the Salvation Army Santa’s won’t stop ringing the bell in front of your apartment. You:
a: Thank him for doing the Lord’s work and give generously.
b: Tar and feather him from your fifth floor balcony.
c: Stab him with his bell, then steal his bucket.
8. Your grandparents are in town visiting. You:
a: Happily show them around town taking extra special care of them.
b: Berate them for the measly 12 bucks they gave you on last year’s birthday.
c: Stab them with their dentures.
9. You find a wallet in the middle of the street. You:
a: Locate the wallet’s owner and return it as found.
b: Steal the person’s identity and live as them.
c: Locate the wallet’s owner and stab them with their license.
10. Your boyfriend proposes. You:
a: Tearfully admit that you’re already married but not opposed to polygamy.
b: You say, “Honestly, we’ve had a lot of great times together but I just don’t see a future between us” thus breaking his heart… then you pick up the pieces of said broken heart, and stab him with it.
c: Say, “Yes, yes, a million times yes!”
To find your “Crazy” rating, give yourself 0 points for every A response, 1 point for every B, and 2 points for every C. Take that total and divide by two. You now have your crazy number.
Now, using your self-assigned hot number, find your position on the Stinson Hot/ Crazy scale. Remember, you want to find yourself located on the hot side, not the crazy side. If the results are not to your liking, please adjust your appearance or personality accordingly.
N.B. All of the text highlighted in red was obtained from Barney's blog
I think everyone is a little crazy(some alot crazy) but as someone(Hamish or MJ) once said, crazy should be kept for the bedroom.
Till next time in Waseem world.