Originally intended to document my experience of DeLorean ownership, focus is often radical and strange, boring and obtuse.

Monday, August 15, 2005

Bed Poll

This is a bar graph.

Today, I offer something different.

Due to some interesting comments on my last entry, I decided to create a poll about mattresses and boxsprings, and I will post the results later this week. So go ahead, click the link. The poll will open in a new window.

Polls are fun to take. Have you ever taken one? Here's how it works: I ask you a question, then you click a button to indicate your answer. It's great. Really great. I know you will enjoy it. But if you decided that you don't like it, too bad. You could leave a comment, but that's about it. Okay I'm not going to tell you what you could or could not do - you are more aware of your own capabilities than I am.

A famous name in the poll universe is Gallup. George Gallup was a radical dude, but he didn't invent the public opinion poll. But in 1935 he did something. He was attempting to get newspapers to subscribe to his weekly polls, so, in dramatic fashion, he declared he would predict the winner of the 1936 presidential election. And he promised that if he was wrong, he'd refund all the newspapers the money they'd paid him for his polls.

I can't offer a money-back guarantee. Even Pauly Shore could only offer a $1 refund on his new TV show, to a maximum of 250,000 people. And he's sorta famous (in a really lame kinda way). So just take my poll. You know you waaaaant to.

9 Comments:

Blogger Rainypete said...

I took your poll and it sucked my brain dry of knowledge. Of course that's akin to chugging a thimble full of tequila so it's not like ti took much.

12:13:00 PM

 
Blogger ms. creek said...

i can't read what the words are running along the bottom of the poll...what is it?
would i be a copy cat if i did a poll on my blog? it's a cool idea.

ummm, those are some wild green curtains behind you!

1:06:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummmmmmmmmmmmm did you make that poll so you wouldn't feel so alone with your experience? heh :P

-yer sister

2:58:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post, you really have a knack for writing. Please keep up the good work. Believe it or not, people like me DO read these things!
Sincerely,
Sam Freedom the coolest guy on the planet

3:18:00 AM

 
Blogger JODSTER said...

Polls schmolls.

Was George right?

10:41:00 AM

 
Blogger Martini said...

I believe George did hit the nail on the head, yes.

Ellie - not sure what you mean about the words along the bottom of the poll, but I'll have a look. I don't mind if you do a poll. I like taking them.

Sticky Caterpillar Bellies - kinda, but not entirely.

11:43:00 AM

 
Blogger Jayleigh said...

fyi, my remark is not smartass, though your comment-counter will say otherwise...

In the good ole USA, precisely Michigan near Buick City (aka Flint), gas has hopefully topped $2.79/ gallon. I cannot do all the exchange rates and metric conversions to know whether this is comparable to you all, but I'm angry right along with you!

My hubby's buddy is selling a HUGE Suburban for a pittance and I wanted it, but it gets 3 gallons per mile (not really) and I just don't make that kind of cash, ya know?

And, btw, just when I thought I was starting to forget, you go and start quoting Animaniacs on JPTH and now I'm singing, "baloney in our slacks, while Bill Clinton plays the sax... we're animany, totally insaney, Animaniacs!"

Thanks, Pal!

5:15:00 PM

 
Blogger Martini said...

I know most of them are not Smart-ass remarks, but all comments are appreciated! What's a normal sized gas tank - 15 or 16 gallons? That's probably the equivalent of a 50 litre tank here. I think the gas prices are similar, but you might be getting a better deal.

p.s. I saw your "Frickin" comment and that's how I found this one. Funny!

11:28:00 AM

 
Blogger Rowan said...

I missed your first poll, but did this one. I was pleased to see it was a poll on a topic I've come to appreciate recently.

2:11:00 PM

 

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