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Here is your MONDAY POLL

Take it, don't bake it.

Poll #1205603 "I Love a Poll!" (Henry King, 1956; w/Gloria Grahame & Rory Calhoun)

There's these widgets. Who orta make the most mayonnaise for 'em?

Them what creates 'em
25(45.5%)
Them what manufactures 'em
4(7.3%)
Them what distributes 'em
0(0.0%)
Them what sells 'em
2(3.6%)
Them what retails 'em
0(0.0%)
Everybody oughtta get equal for them shits
19(34.5%)
My answer is complexified so see them Comments
5(9.1%)

You gots five debts. Also you found a bag of money. What to do?

Pay off a big hunk on each o' them debts
15(26.8%)
Pay off one of them debts altogether
17(30.4%)
Spend it all on candy
5(8.9%)
That depends on a number of factors and also I am boring
11(19.6%)
It is inconceivable to me that I would ever carry debt, you horrible little peasant
8(14.3%)

What is the worstest thing about Barry Obama?

he is a colored
3(5.5%)
he is a Mahometan, probably
2(3.6%)
he once smoked a crack rock
3(5.5%)
he is a liberal commie socialist red
5(9.1%)
he is insufficiently vociferous against the gays
2(3.6%)
he doesn't think the war is awesome
2(3.6%)
he has the same middle name as the first name of a bad person
12(21.8%)
he drinks a coffee drink that I do not drink
17(30.9%)
his wife seems kinda pushy
4(7.3%)
he is not a lady
5(9.1%)

Say whichums is true for value=you. (Car=any automobile INCLUDING A MOTORCYCLE, you difficult fucks.)

I currently have a car
0(0.0%)
I do not currently have a car
2(3.6%)
I have never had a car
2(3.6%)
I have had a different car in the past than I do now
0(0.0%)
I do not currently have a car but I have in the past
3(5.5%)
My car is paid fo'
0(0.0%)
My car is not paid fo' yet
1(1.8%)
I do not intend to ever have a car
0(0.0%)
My car is less than three years old
0(0.0%)
I plan on buying a new car within a year
0(0.0%)

Give yo haircut a name, yo.

Comments

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ludickid
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:03 pm (UTC)
I am not sure what I think of that first question there; I think my answer is summers between "them that creates 'em" and "equal pay fo' every motherfucker", but I do know this: the list as currently comprised is almost precisely the reverse of the actual pay pyramid. Retailers make most in terms of mark-up and percentage, sellers nest, distributors after that, then manufacturers, then creators. (The average writer or musician makes less money off his or her work than the guy who makes the book or CD.) I have deliberately left off the one who makes the MOST money, of course, which is "the owner" -- someone who, to my mind, shouldn't even be part of the process.
tritium
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Re #1: How about "them what markets 'em?" "Them what bootlegs 'em?" "Them what creates a cheap knock-off of 'em?"

Re #2: There's good debt and bad debt and also I am boring.
ludickid
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:57 pm (UTC)
I counted marketing as the same as "sales".
calamityjake
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:28 pm (UTC)
But the creators and manufacturers sell the most widgets by volume. So they can afford to make less per widget and still do okay. Plus, WHAT COFFEE DRINK DOES OBAMA LIKE???
eatsoylentgreen
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
I bet that fucker likes a creamy colored latte.
lester22
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:10 pm (UTC)
#1. Eh, I like the free market system. At every level get the best price for the widget that the market will allow. The trick is, you gotta be creative and control more than just once part of the process. Be the creator and the distributor, for instance.
ludickid
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:59 pm (UTC)
That's a nice theory, but in reality, who can afford to both create and distribute or manufacture? This is why the rich tend to stay rich.
lester22
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
Well, you're absolutely right. But if we're talking in terms of practicality, how would you describe and engineer a system whereby at every level of the process, each individual contribution was remunerated at an amount commensurate with the amount of work actually done?
feisty_robot
Jun. 16th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
A carefully regulated market, policed by lminimally intrusive laws passed by knowledgable legislators who have the best interests of their constituents in mind, but with an eye for long terms hidden costs and the benefits of a large public commons.

That, or magical pixies riding unicorns.
marciamarcia
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Please help me start this new Internets rumor
John McCain's middle name is "Adolph". This makes him unfit to lead.

Pass it on.
calamityjake
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
Yeah, but when he was born "Adolph" was a respectable name (also, people made dinosaur egg omelettes). Of course, that doesn't explain why he named his son "Genghis"...
eatsoylentgreen
Jun. 16th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
you have to admit that the name Genghis McCain is a truly awesome name.
bassman42
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
I would vote for Genghis McCain!
eatsoylentgreen
Jun. 16th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
and fear him!
eatsoylentgreen
Jun. 16th, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
He sounds like a Mongol and a cowboy, two kinds of people who could kick your ass without getting off their horse.
bisonfish
Jun. 16th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
Make a great restaurant too. 'Eat At Genghis McCain. Or be put to the sword, by a screaming Mongol horde'.
eatsoylentgreen
Jun. 16th, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Please help me start this new Internets rumor
he could be a steak eating cowboy!
roseyv
Jun. 16th, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
The Obama question should have the square boxes. I did not like that I had to limit myself in the enumeration of his ills.
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