Something that's been on my mind to post but I haven't gotten around to it: the Poll amazes me sometimes. Just when I think I have written the ultimate answer for something, it turns out to be the worst, or sometimes the answer I think is a total stinker runs away with the lead.
For example, subbes's question from a few weeks ago, Wikipedia articles destined to lose their VfD (and, optionally, pithy comments from the VfD page). Once I wrote "Intravaginaltarsalitis", I nearly had a breakdown, wondering what in the hell I could write next that anyone would pick since this was the clear and obvious winner. I almost re-wrote "Lauren Steinmann (Vicious Whore)", which I had written first, because it would never stand up. What happened? Lauren Steinmann got 7 out of the 12 votes, and Intravaginaltarsalitis got 0. I was stunned.
Most of the time, I pick the answer that I think is the weakest, so that every answer gets at least one pity vote. There are exceptions to this rule, mostly when the question is about right and wrong and not a subjective rating of humor, i.e. Stay with Roger Brophy which is the correct answer.
Big ups to everybody who participates in the poll each week.
observacious -- What will Thanksgiving be like in Cancun with bobwhite's family? Am I a bad future daughter-in-law for being disappointed to miss out on turkey and stuffing?
absolutcalm -- Everyone seems to hate Tom Brady but, seriously, how much of a prick is Peyton Manning? He pretends to be the "every man," but he's a second generation quarterback, a fucking "legacy" player who was probably rich and has way too many commercials on TV.
renob423 -- if i do a friday poll on sunday, is it still a friday poll? Yes. is everything grey? No. how come i havn't seen any cornhole games this year? how come i don't care that i havn't seen any cornhole games this year. is that better or worse than hacky sack? What the fuck are cornhole games?
eideteker -- Ho-yay or Ho-nay?
subbes -- Things to do instead of planning for retirement
In response to observacious's second question, there's nothing wrong with being disappointed in missing out on Thanksgiving. Similarly, there's nothing worse than saddling up to the Thanksgiving table and finding things...different. Therefore: "I'm as big of a gourmet foodie as the next yuppie, but when it comes to Thanksgiving, don't you dare go and schmancy up my _________ " Please check all that apply.
Also on the Thanksgiving tip, I will be making an assortment of cookies for Evan's family this year. I'm trying to keep things fresh, but there will be some repeats. The Chocolate Chip will be coming back (natch) and instead of Oatmeal Craisin & White Chocolate like I did last year, I'll make Oatmeal Raisin. I got a sugar cookie gun, so that's on the list too. Which leaves room for two more varieties. Please pick the two you think would be best:
Being a holiday and whatnot, there will not be a poll on Friday the 23rd. Therefore, please submit YOUR QUESTION HERE for Nov. 30th.