Silly Answers, Silly Buggers

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I just saw this, and I nearly ruined a perfectly good keyboard. Those answers are so… stupid. But I fully believe that actual people answered them in response to actual questions in interviews. I distinctly remember walking out of an interview knowing that I'm not willing to work for those guys, based on the questions that they asked me. (My philosophy is that I want the interview to be hard, I want to make sure that I work with people who know more than I do, and I want to be sure that I'll need effort to keep up with them.)

In the spirit of Groucho Marx: "I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.", I wouldn't want to work in a place where the work is too easy or the standards are too lax. What is the point, then?