January 7th, 2009

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A Change is Gonna Kum On Feel the Noize

FINALLY! A little peace and quiet!

Poll #1326943 At Last the 2009 Poll

How's your 2009 going?

Gangbusters
5(6.8%)
Cosi-cosa
26(35.1%)
Meh
33(44.6%)
Crappy
8(10.8%)
It's not 2009 where I am
2(2.7%)

How do you feel about discussing the weather?

I fucking LOVE IT
9(12.3%)
It is the pinnacle of banality
4(5.5%)
It is useful only when you actually need to know about the weather
39(53.4%)
It's fine for some people, I guess, like in the flyover states
2(2.7%)
It's a good way to start a better conversation
10(13.7%)
It gets the people at the water cooler off my ass
7(9.6%)
I don't discuss the weather
2(2.7%)

What happens on January 20, 2009?

America finally sheds itself of the worst President in its history
51(70.8%)
the new season of "Project Runway" starts
5(6.9%)
Federico Fellini's ghost wishes it was alive to celebrate his 89th birthday
3(4.2%)
Chile celebrates the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Yungay, at which it defeated the combined forces of Peru and Bolivia
6(8.3%)
nothing whatsoever
7(9.7%)

If I learn that someone does not like a cultural object that I like, I use the following rhetorical devices:

I immediately question their ability to have an opinion about anything whatsoever in that cultural field.
1(1.5%)
I assume that they simply do not know the history of the object's creator, and launch into a boring history of his/her many accomplishments.
2(2.9%)
I cite a number of contrary opinions by famous people.
0(0.0%)
I make reference to cultural products that I dislike even more, the assumption being that the person likes those terrible things.
1(1.5%)
I defend the object against criticisms that person did not make.
1(1.5%)
I voice my opinion that the person should be fired from his job of rendering opinions about cultural objects.
0(0.0%)
I may do any number of things, but one thing I do for sure is take the whole thing way too personally.
12(17.6%)
I immediately invoke Hitler.
7(10.3%)
I become violently angry that someone I have never met does not like something created by someone else I have never met.
6(8.8%)
This has never happened to me because everybody likes the things I like.
4(5.9%)

Have you broken any of your New Year's resolutions yet? If you have, explain how.