Apparently, people who post comments on Matthew Yglesias‘ blog are quite the SAT over-achievers, with self-reported average scores in the 1570s.

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  1. Jem says:

    Given the quality of the comments, that comes as a surprise…all that wasted potential….

  2. Rick DeMent says:

    I would be happy to go over and lower the average substantially.

  3. John Lemon says:

    While they may be wicked smart, I’m just wicked.

    (You know, for some reason people remember their SAT scores as if they were tatooed on their forearm. I can’t even remember taking my SATs.)

  4. James Joyner says:

    I guess they’re fairly defining at that point in your life. Plus, as I’m discovering as I rapidly approach geezerdom, one’s memory of youth is much clearer than that of more recent events. I can’t recall much of anything about, say, June but virtually everything on VH1’s “I love the ’70s” programs seem as if they were only yesterday.

  5. Paul says:


    And I dated Bo Derek after I saved her from the people trying to kill her while we in French Riviera.

    We dated for a while but I left her, she just didn’t do it for me.

    Now I spend my time with Jennifer Aniston and Ana Kournikova .

    Yeah, that’s it… that’s the ticket.


    If you don’t get it, you are probably too young.

  6. Paul says:

    For the satirically challenged, I think the key phrase is “self-reported.”

  7. John Lemon says:

    “…as I’m discovering as I rapidly approach geezerdom, one’s memory of youth is much clearer than that of more recent events.”

    I’m having the exact opposite problem, except that recent events are not very clear either.

  8. John Lemon says:


    If you don’t get it, you may also be too old. I stopped watching SNL by that point.

  9. oceanguy says:

    Well, at least one of your readers is self reporting SAT socres in the lower 1970’s…

  10. Scipio says:

    I got 1370. Took it once, went to the college of my choice, and drank my brain away.