Sorry, I just realized I posted this to the wrong place, but it won't let me delete it.
and got some pretty funky results
I am rigging it wrong
The "fritzing abortion" I posted
What value was the resistor?
It strikes me looking at the photograph that you have no way to access the top row of connectors with your probes. Is this exactly how you wired it? Moving it down a row would be better.
With just 1 pin high and 1 pin low, there is no way to have multiple LEDs turn on.