Just something I thought was awesome for reals …
Astute observers will notice this quiz wasn’t actually published today but on Friday. However, as I don’t do an Internet Win of the Day on Fridays, it is eligible to win the following Monday, i.e., right now.
No, I totally did not just make that up. And yes, I will absolutely remember it in the future. Probably.
Regardless, I think the enjoyment you’ll get from Vulture’s Ageless Paul Rudd Quiz will more than make up for any tinkering with the rules I may or may not have just done. If you click on the link, you’ll be given 16 Rudd vs. Rudd matchups and asked to complete a seemingly simple task: pick the photo in which you think he is older. And lest you think the creator of the quiz, Jesse David Fox (@JesseDavidFox), might try to trip you up with two photos taken, say, within a span of three months, don’t worry: They’re all at least four and as many as 11 years apart.
It would be–except, as Fox points out, “Rudd consistently appears to be untouched by the usual physical transformation that comes from spending increasing time as an alive person.” Don’t believe him? Give it a try and post your score in the comments. I got a 12/16 and felt like Nostradamus.
Today’s Internet Win point gets split between Fox, who in addition to having a simply delightful last name is an associate editor at Vulture, and the guy who retweeted the quiz into my timeline, Dan Kois (@dankois), a senior editor at Slate and a contributing writer at the New York Times Magazine.
Yeah, I follow cool people.
But in the end, I think we can all agree the real winner is Paul Rudd. In that spirit, then, I will close with one of my favorite Rudd scenes from one of my favorite movies, Forgetting Sarah Marshall. And it just so happens it’s quite pertinent to the discussion we’re having here: