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jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 7th Oct '09 11:53 PM

HOW MANY HERE ARE MEMBERS OF MENSA?

Just wondering. I have my suspicions. I'd love to know if any of them are accurate.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:04 AM

Looked up organization in Wikipedia. Lo and behold my favorite professor from my alma mater Buckminster Fuller. I went to Southern Illinois University. He is the inventor of the geodesic dome, he is an architect and inventor and a scholar. He taught at SIU but I didn't get to attend any classes he taught, he was on sabbatical or had already left. Some of his buildings are on campus one in particular housed a student service called synergy. I actually did crisis intervention counseling for the University at the Synergy. His structural theory on the geodesic dome is used in many designs today. I don't know what you are getting at though. I was surprised by some of the members if you haven't looked it up.

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:04 AM

What do YOU think?

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:07 AM

I have my a little clue what about you Smoke. This is a totally a political society for the advancement of mankind. So I hope you don't think something sinister Jan.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:11 AM

I think Barry is.

I suspect a few more. I hope Sploofus/MENSA members will post here. On a site that appeals to intellectuals / people with higher IQs, I'd think there are a few. I'd think the membership of Sploofus has a much higher average IQ than most internet sites.

The highest I ever made on an IQ test was 132, so I'm considerably short of MENSA requirement.


maurlin
Maurlin  (Level: 213.3 - Posts: 2671)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:13 AM

I am, but lately I've been feeling like a Densa member instead. I've met a few Sploofus/Mensa folks at the World Gathering in Orlando a few years ago, and I've gotten a few from my group to join here. Trying to decide whether I should 'out' them.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:14 AM

Please. Can I ask a simple question without you guys circling?

smoke
Smoke  (Level: 96.7 - Posts: 12009)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:20 AM

"Circling?" Y"ou guys?" Ain't no circling here. Just wondering, same as you.

Barry is a safe bet, probably Ken. I can think of other suspects and Maurlin doesn't surprise me, but I figure there are dozens who are and maybe hundreds who could be but aren't.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:22 AM

Thank you for reminding me, Linda. I had forgotten about that!

linenlady
Linenlady  (Level: 159.1 - Posts: 306)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:48 AM

I used to be. I dropped my membership when I realized that they really didn't DO anything. At least, not the group I was part of here in CT. There didn't seem to be a common goal or purpose; but perhaps that was a lack of insight on my part. I recently received an invitation to re-join, but I'm not seriously considering it.
Diane

bigdavy
Bigdavy  (Level: 131.3 - Posts: 529)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 1:26 AM

Some who are members, may not want to admit it here. Non-members may think it is like bragging.

Signed,
a non-member (who has friends in Mensa)

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 1:27 AM

Smoke, you're pretty darn sharp. Are you hiding your membership from us because you modest?

I love Barry's wit; but I don't like it when he chides.even though it's always cunning and witty, a sign of a genius. Barry if you read thiis tell us please. Have you written any books lately?

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.4 - Posts: 754)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 2:01 AM

I am.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 6:00 AM

I'm a member too. Joined 20+ years ago when I moved here and needed to find people I could meet and talk to. I understand Linenlady's frustration with the group; my wife and I actually bought life memberships, so we wouldn't be tempted to leave; our main carrot for staying in is two annual April events -- Mind Games, in which we test and rate new games, and CultureQuest, in which we compete with other groups around the country in what's basically a 90-minute trivia quiz.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 6:40 AM

I can understand some being hesitant for fear of someone thinking they're bragging. But it's an honest question and it's just between us. Please continue to tell us if you are a member. Thank you to those of you who have posted your membership.


rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 7:01 AM

I would think that SLICKO is a member,
unless he really does cheat - as stated
repeatedly by Chick !!!!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 7:24 AM

No, he could do both - be MENSA AND cheat. Look at Clinton!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 7:27 AM

Seriously, that's how my son met Clinton. Clinton always landed at the Marine Air Base in South Carolina when he was going to the annual MENSA meeting.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 10:13 AM

Gee thanks all.
No not a member -- never applied, too many things to do not bright enough....
(the organizatrion did not get that great a press in the UK and I've never had time for all the things I should be doing and dont get round to anyway)

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 10:24 AM

I'll try to count heads at our next meeting. Have a nice day!

m48ortal
M48ortal  (Level: 251.1 - Posts: 3742)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 10:34 AM

I started to take the membership test but couldn't get through the directions.

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 11:59 AM

What does that tell you and I have my doubts about intelligence tests. Not to belittle the fact that we probably have a lot of members.

spacecat
Spacecat  (Level: 158.5 - Posts: 667)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:16 PM

If it means Members Enraged No Sploofus Advancement than I am in like Flyn.
Remember the Major that tried to cheat on WWTBAMillionaire in England was a member of MENSA? He also held 2 Masters degrees in Science and did not know the meaning of the number google.

cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.4 - Posts: 754)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 12:54 PM

Mensa provides an I.Q. test, but they also accept qualifying scores from any standardized test (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, et al.). The one that qualified me was the Miller Analogies Test (M.A.T.) that I took to get into grad school years ago.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21598)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 1:25 PM

Allena (Jim) sure looks like one to me. I have heard you don't have to be a Democrat to get in

1mks
1mks  (Level: 210.8 - Posts: 5883)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 2:00 PM

Just to satisfy everyone's curiosity.....I'm NOT a member. bwahahaha I can't even answer those sample mensa questions in the American Way magazine.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 2:06 PM

I joined MENSA about 25 years ago. Took their test on a bar bet.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 2:44 PM

She said MENSA, not NAMBLA.

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.1 - Posts: 7560)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 3:02 PM

I never bothered to find out about my IQ score.
All I know about Mensa is that it's a constellation in the sky [Greek word for Table].
Hmmm-
I think I'll sit at a table and munch on a peppermint pattie.
I feel the need....................... for speed.

asor
Asor  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 589)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 3:14 PM

Very funny, Lodi

Here's hoping this site is NAMBLA free!

I've never really understood the point of MENSA. Sure would be nice if something groundbreaking came out of a meeting of the minds.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 4:17 PM



bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 4:48 PM

Thanks, Linda (Maurlin)......"Densa" sounds like my kinda place......especially on pre-coffee mornings

I have often said I am as sharp as a half-deflated beach-ball most mornings, then work my way up to "retarded cockroach" in about an hour or so, after some coffee.

~Bev

bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 5:39 PM

I am sure it is a great organization. But usually with all kinds of brain power and meeting of the minds, you would think they would invent something. Like better oxygen or invent a cure for the common cold or something.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 6:23 PM

You're right, Linda, Mensa has members of all types: Democrats, Republicans, liberals, conservatives, libertarians, socialists, apathetics, religious, secular, atheist ... The only thing in common is that they can all take a standardized test and select the answers that are considered right.


bobolicios
Bobolicios  (Level: 117.7 - Posts: 1745)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 6:27 PM

Great mensa response to a loaded post.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 8th Oct '09 9:19 PM

I'm guessing a lot of MENSA members have invented and cured a lot of things. They just don't do it within the auspices of the group.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:14 PM

MENSA events are a drag. It seems with high IQ comes stunted social graces and mediocre physical attractiveness.

Opposite of NAMBLA. http://www.nambla.org/


chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:53 PM

Whew...thanks Smaug...that is OBVIOUSLY why my application was rejected.

HRH...me.

lodi
Lodi  (Level: 98.6 - Posts: 2144)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 5:55 PM

"It seems with high IQ comes stunted social graces and mediocre physical attractiveness."

Diet coke out the nose on that one.

garrybl
Garrybl  (Level: 279.5 - Posts: 6639)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 11:00 PM

I see it all!
I guess they rejected me because I was too handsome; photo available on request.

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 11:02 PM

It's ok, Smaug. After nearly half a century, I'm gradually learning to live with both my flaws.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 11:03 PM

Too rich AND too thin?

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.0 - Posts: 1390)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 11:13 PM

I met Barry and his avatar is really the picture his wife took when he came out of the bathroom after trying to shave, twenty years ago. Mensa folk also tried the MIT trip to Galapagos. Darwin didn't have Sploofus on the HMS Beagle and neither will you.

Ken rates games annually. Some of the reasons we have Mensa select "Dominio" or "Tic Tac Ku" can be the result of Ken and his wife's ratings.

smaug
Smaug  (Level: 141.2 - Posts: 2772)
Fri, 9th Oct '09 11:34 PM

(shrug) hey, all I'm saying is that the crowd looked more like Gilligan than Maryanne...



....and, yes, I'm a Maryanne over Ginger guy....





....sober.

clevercloggs
Clevercloggs  (Level: 27.4 - Posts: 1246)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 4:55 AM

I wouldn't join any organisation that would have me as a member. They wouldn't, so i joined.

bigmama60
Bigmama60  (Level: 95.2 - Posts: 6648)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 5:14 AM

You are hilarious, Felix. When is your meeting?

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 7:33 AM

I forget.

asor
Asor  (Level: 155.7 - Posts: 589)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:44 AM

Am I the only one who was crushing on The Professor?

And, speaking of Marianne/Ginger (loved the assessment, Smaug), I heard that Archie actually married VERONICA this summer. Can it be true?? It's just so wrooooooooong!!

allena
Allena  (Level: 255.0 - Posts: 1390)
Sat, 10th Oct '09 10:54 AM

The problems seem to have disappeared but I am still reading about them on the refugees' site.
"Jeanie", Barbara Eden, looked great for 2000 years old.


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