Professional pollsters, I have a request

Whenever I see one of those "23% of Americans think the world is flat"* polls, I wish some professional polling organization would ask people this:

When asked a question by a pollster, on what do you usually base your answer?

  1. What I sincerely believe
  2. What I think the poll results should look like
  3. What I think would scare the pollster most
  4. What I think is the funniest thing to say at the time
  5. Hamburgers!
  6. Other

I suspect the answers would trend differently for in-person polls, by-phone polls and online forms.

But I betcha “Hamburgers!” would always get into double digits.

* I just made that poll result up, as an example.

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Posted at 6:39 PM 21 April 2014

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Posted at 4:31 PM 17 April 2014

Cosplay question

Does anybody ever get dressed up in an original outfit, pretending to be a published character that nobody’s ever heard of? 

…. and then sneer when anybody admits ignorance?

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Posted at 1:47 AM 03 April 2014
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Posted at 9:08 PM 01 April 2014
Bass Station Zebra
It started when Rev. Major Matt Mason said, "To the best of my knowledge, I’m the only person on earth to combine a model train station and a Marshall guitar amp…" and I mentioned it might be fun to see if a model train could fit on a guitar’s strings.   
Here’s his photo of that.

Bass Station Zebra

It started when Rev. Major Matt Mason said, "To the best of my knowledge, I’m the only person on earth to combine a model train station and a Marshall guitar amp…" and I mentioned it might be fun to see if a model train could fit on a guitar’s strings.   

Here’s his photo of that.

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Posted at 4:15 PM 28 March 2014
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Posted at 3:21 AM 28 March 2014
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Posted at 12:55 PM 24 March 2014
From the first annual Vincent Price memorial Mad Libs competition.

From the first annual Vincent Price memorial Mad Libs competition.

(Source: killedtheinnocentpeople, via hugonebula)

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Posted at 12:43 PM 23 March 2014

I’ve updated the playlist.  Now it’s over an hour long, and I think it’ll post properly on tumblr now.

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Posted at 10:18 PM 21 March 2014

A lovely bit of Terre Verde, a recent offshoot of ragtime.

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Posted at 8:04 PM 21 March 2014

(Source: theguardian.com)

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Posted at 12:57 PM 09 March 2014
There are also those who will not be satisfied with any finale unless Rust Cohle steps out of their TVs, into their living room, and shoots them in the foot as some kind of meta-statement on magick and mass entertainment.
Nic Pizzolatto

(Source: BuzzFeed)

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Posted at 1:17 PM 07 March 2014
warrenellis:

(via Island of Terror: Back, From Outer Space)


From the Third Doctor’s brief stint on “Hollywood Squares.”

warrenellis:

(via Island of Terror: Back, From Outer Space)

From the Third Doctor’s brief stint on “Hollywood Squares.”

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Posted at 4:21 PM 24 February 2014

Play me some jj!

Here’s my newly-assembled SoundCloud set, with over 50 minutes of my music.  Enjoy!

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Posted at 9:13 PM 04 February 2014
Holy shit!  We got 20 new senators!
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T PAY ATTENTION??

Holy shit!  We got 20 new senators!

SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON’T PAY ATTENTION??

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Posted at 3:20 PM 04 February 2014