Besides the complete ineptitude of the spam filter on my AT&T (powered by Yahoo!) e-mail, another annoying feature are the assorted ads that blink and flicker on my inbox page. One of these is continually exhorting me to take an I.Q. test, with blandishments such as "are you smarter than Oprah, (I.Q. = 118)", or "Obama (I.Q. = 130, IIRC)". This morning, there was a picture of some individual called "Rihanna", and an invitation to see if I was smarter than her, quoting her I.Q. as being 95. I remember this distinctly, because it seemed so odd that they would publicly label some celebrity as having a below-average I.Q.
Well, apparently, either Rihanna's publicist felt the same way, or the gal took a quick swing by Lake Woebegon, because now the same ad exhorts me to see if I am "smarter than Rihanna (I.Q. = 107)".
It doesn't exactly inspire confidence in the testing process.