Saturday, January 17, 2009

Extremely controversial issues


Folks, for years I've found myself in the middle of a storm of controversy over some issues which seem to pop up again and again in my life. I've decided these important issues can only be solved by blog readers. So I need you to weigh in on the following issues which remain of paramount importance to our nation ... indeed to the whole world.

Please give me your thumbs up or thumbs down on the following:

1. Roy Orbison
2. Anchovies on pizza
3. Coors Light
4. The film DEATH PROOF
5. Real Wives of Atlanta
6. The Wii
7. Texas
8. Abba
9. the Kindle
10. the McRibb sandwich
11. Air France
12. Phil Mickelson
13. Shaving
14. Grits
15. Wal-Mart
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
17. Fresh water fishing
18. James Joyce
19. American Idol
20. any card game where you "bid"

21 comments:

Iren said...

1. Roy Orbison- UP/UP
2. Anchovies on pizza- Did not See
3. Coors Light- Down/Down
4. The film DEATH PROOF- UP/UP (but the second half was better than the first)
5. Real Wives of Atlanta- Did not See
6. The Wii- Did not See
7. Texas- UP (they have stuff like the band Ghoultown & The Staggers)/ Down (but they also gave us Brown & Root, LBJ and W)
8. Abba- UP/UP
9. the Kindle-- Did not See
10. the McRibb sandwich- - Did not See
11. Air France- Down/Down
12. Phil Mickelson- - Did not See
13. Shaving- UP/Down
14. Grits- Down/Down
15. Wal-Mart- Way way Down x 2
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force- honstely I don't get it
17. Fresh water fishing- UP/UP
18. James Joyce- Did not See
19. American Idol- Down/Down
20. any card game where you "bid"- Down/Down

John D. said...

1. Thumbs up
2. Thumbs down
3. Thumbs up, more or less
4. Thumbs down, I'm sad to say
5. No opinion, never met any Atlanta wives. I'm sure they're very nice

6. My daughter likes it, so thumbs up

7. Thumbs up
8. Thumbs up, but don't tell anyone

9. No opinion yet, but I like the idea

10. Haven't tried it yet
11. Thumbs up, until they retired the Concorde. Now thumbs down.

12. No opinion
13. Thumbs down
14. Thumbs up, sort of
15. Thumbs up, especially the video bargain bin

16. No opinion
17. Thumbs down
18. Thumbs down
19. Thumbs way down
20. Would that include strip poker? I guess not, so thumbs down.

Hope this was helpful. I'm always looking to do my part for the nation ... and the world.

John McFetridge said...

1. Roy Orbison - how can you even ask? Up.

2. Anchovies on pizza - up.

3. Coors Light - Ha, that's funny. Down.

4. The film DEATH PROOF - if I was 14, maybe.

5. Real Wives of Atlanta

6. The Wii - up.

7. Texas - up.

8. Abba - down (but there is great disco music)

9. the Kindle - not yet in Canada.

10. the McRibb sandwich - no, just no.

11. Air France - out of my price range.

12. Phil Mickelson - lefties unite!

13. Shaving - thumbs way down (unless we're talking women's underarms and legs...)

14. Grits - not yet in Canada.

15. Wal-Mart - I have kids, so, thumbs up.

16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force

17. Fresh water fishing - see above.

18. James Joyce - Nope, not for me.

19. American Idol - Canadian Idol was cancelled last week, thankfully.

20. any card game where you "bid" - when I was a kid my mother would give me my allowance and then win it back playing cards. In the movies this would mean I'd grow up to be a brilliant (but troubled) poker player. I didn't.

Ali Karim said...

1. Roy Orbison - UP
2. Anchovies on pizza - UP
3. Coors Light - UP
4. The film DEATH PROOF - DOWN
5. Real Wives of Atlanta N/A
6. The Wii - DOWN
7. Texas - N/A
8. Abba - UP
9. the Kindle - DOWN
10. the McRibb sandwich - DOWN
11. Air France - DOWN
12. Phil Mickelson - DOWN
13. Shaving - DOWN [for face] / UP [for Below]
14. Grits - n/a
15. Wal-Mart - DOWN
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - DOWN
17. Fresh water fishing - DOWN
18. James Joyce - DOWN
19. American Idol - DOWN
20. any card game where you "bid" DOWN

Ali
www.existentialistman.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

1. Roy Orbison - Who?
2. Anchovies on pizza - Down (but lox on bagels = up)
3. Coors Light - On golf course, up. At home, down.
4. The film DEATH PROOF - Sigh. Down. Planet Terror up.
5. Real Wives of Atlanta - Orange County
6. The Wii - Who?
7. Texas - Up
8. Abba - Up
9. the Kindle - Up Ass
10. the McRibb sandwich - Up
11. Air France - Who?
12. Phil Mickelson - Up (dammit)
13. Shaving - Down
14. Grits - Way down
15. Wal-Mart - Downish
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Who?
17. Fresh water fishing - Up in theory
18. James Joyce - Down
19. American Idol - So far fucking down
20. any card game where you "bid" - don't understand the question


SD

eviljwinter said...

1. Roy Orbison -Up
2. Anchovies on pizza - Down
3. Coors Light - Up
4. The film DEATH PROOF - ???
5. Real Wives of Atlanta - Up
6. The Wii - Way way up
7. Texas - Up, except for presidents from Texas. Those are down.
8. Abba - meh
9. the Kindle - Can I get back to you?
10. the McRibb sandwich - for a limited time only
11. Air France - Down
12. Phil Mickelson - Down
13. Shaving - Down
14. Grits - Down
15. Wal-Mart - Down
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - Down
17. Fresh water fishing - Up
18. James Joyce - moo cow
19. American Idol - What night?
20. any card game where you "bid" - Go fish

Craig Zablo said...

1. Roy Orbison -UP
2. Anchovies on pizza - DOWN
3. Coors Light - DOWN
4. The film DEATH PROOF - UP [BUT NOT WAY UP]
5. Real Wives of Atlanta - DOWN
6. The Wii - UP
7. Texas - UP [SETTING FOR GREAT WESTERNS, LOL]
8. Abba - UP
9. the Kindle - DOWN
10. the McRibb sandwich - UP
11. Air France - DOWN
12. Phil Mickelson - ???
13. Shaving - UP [NOT FUN BUT WHO WANTS TO LOOK LIKE RASPUTIN?]
14. Grits - UP
15. Wal-Mart - UP
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - ???
17. Fresh water fishing - DOWN
18. James Joyce - DOWN
19. American Idol - UP
20. any card game where you "bid" - UP

Glad to be of service, sir!

Jerry House said...

1 and 10 are. The rest? Well, I'm a old crankpants.

JD Rhoades said...

1. Roy Orbison
UP
2. Anchovies on pizza
DOWN
3. Coors Light
WAY DOWN
4. The film DEATH PROOF
WAY WAY DOWN
5. Real Wives of Atlanta
NEVER HAD ONE
6. The Wii
WAY UP
7. Texas
DALLAS DOWN, HOUSTON UP
8. Abba
UP
9. the Kindle
NO OPINION, STILL CONSIDERING
10. the McRibb sandwich
DOWN
11. Air France
NEVER FLOWN THEM. NO OPINION
12. Phil Mickelson
WHO?
13. Shaving
DOWN
14. Grits
UP
15. Wal-Mart
DOWN
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force
DOWN
17. Fresh water fishing
EH.
18. James Joyce
EH.
19. American Idol
AUDITION EPISODES UP, EVERYTHING AFTER, DOWN.
20. any card game where you "bid"
DOWN

Neil Sarver said...

1. Up. Is that really a controversy?
2. Down.
3. Down.
4. Within the context of the whole movie GRINDHOUSE - Up. On its own - Meh. Maybe up, but barely.
5. No answer.
6. I still need to try it.
7. Up, he types, enjoying a cold bottle of Shiner Commemorator, sitting in the great state of Texas... although agreeing on the whole president thing. Not sure which states hold up well on that one, California gets a big thumbs down there, too, I know.
8. Up.
9. Undecided.
10. Up, for what it is.
11. No answer.
12. No answer.
13. Shaving myself - Down. Shaving as an abstract concept - Up.
14. Up.
15. Up. Yes, I know all of the down reasons.
16. Up.
17. Up. In principle, I never bother doing it.
18. Up.
19. At first - Up. After some time- Down.
20. Uh...

David Scrimshaw said...

1. Roy Orbison? I'm with John M and Neil. Radios should come with a button that lets you switch to whatever station is playing Roy Orbison.

All the others numbers I'm skipping because I don't care if anybody agrees with me or not, except:

20. Auction 45s is an excellent game played almost exclusively in Atlantic Canada. It involves bidding and it also involves old man slamming their knuckles on the table when they play the top card. All other bidding games might be controversial on the up/down question, but Auction 45s is not.

Especially if you are in a 5 player "call your partner" game.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

1. Roy Orbison...UP
2. Anchovies on pizza...DOWN
3. Coors Light...DOWN
4. The film DEATH PROOF...NEVER HEARD OF IT
5. Real Wives of Atlanta...DITTO
6. The Wii...DOWN
7. Texas...I REFUSE TO MESS WITH IT
8. Abba...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...DOWN
9. the Kindle...DOWN
10. the McRibb sandwich...I'D RATHER EAT MY OWN SHIT...SO, DOWN
11. Air France...TOO POOR TO FLY
12. Phil Mickelson...GOLF MAKES ME YAWN
13. Shaving...DEPENDS ON WHAT AND ON WHOM
14. Grits...UP
15. Wal-Mart...DOWN
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force...???
17. Fresh water fishing...UP IF YOU BRING BEER
18. James Joyce...DOWN
19. American Idol...DOWN
20. any card game where you "bid"...DOWN

Mike Cane said...

1. Roy Orbison - UP
2. Anchovies on pizza - DOWN
3. Coors Light - abstain/don't drink
4. The film DEATH PROOF - abstain
5. Real Wives of Atlanta - abstain
6. The Wii - UP
7. Texas - DOWN
8. Abba - UP
9. the Kindle - DOWN DOWN DOWN
10. the McRibb sandwich - DOWN
11. Air France - UP
12. Phil Mickelson - abstain
13. Shaving - DOWN
14. Grits - abstain
15. Wal-Mart - DOWN
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force - abstain
17. Fresh water fishing - DOWN
18. James Joyce - UP
19. American Idol - DOWN
20. any card game where you "bid" - abstain

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jedidiah ayres said...

Death Proof UP
haters suck it.

jeff-h said...

1. up
2. down
3. up
4. up
5. down
6. up
7. up
8. down
9. up
10. down
11. down
12. up
13. down
14. down
15. up
16. up
17. up
18. up
19. down
20. up

Bryan Smith said...

1. Roy Orbison--I'm a metal/punk guy, but recognize the talent, so up.
2. Anchovies on pizza--down
3. Coors Light--I like beer, but down
4. The film DEATH PROOF--Way up; Zoe Bell rules
5. Real Wives of Atlanta--what?
6. The Wii--never tried it
7. Texas--never been there
8. Abba--down
9. the Kindle--down
10. the McRibb sandwich--down
11. Air France--no opinion
12. Phil Mickelson--ditto
13. Shaving--meh but necessary
14. Grits--down
15. Wal-Mart--fuck Wal-Mart
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force--way up
17. Fresh water fishing--don't fish
18. James Joyce--eh
19. American Idol--down
20. any card game where you "bid"--I prefer drinking games.

JH said...

01 U
02 D
03 D
04 D-terrible
05 ?
06 U
07 U
08 D
09 D
10 U
11 D
12 D
13 D
14 U
15 D
16 U-awesome
17 D
18 D
19 D
20 D

Kieran Shea said...

1. Roy Orbison…thumbs up. When the mood strikes or whenever I feel the need to watch Dean Stockwell lip sinc in Blue Velvet
2. Anchovies on pizza…absolutely. Thumbs way up. And eggs. Maybe clams. Jersey thing.
3. Coors Light…if I want to drink A LOT or I’m cutting the lawn in 100 degree heat. Up.
4. The film DEATH PROOF. A waste of talents, time. Down.
5. Real Wives of Atlanta…Down. Please.
6. The Wii…never tried. Is there a sideways thumb?
7. Texas…ah, I’ll pass. Very touchy subject, unless natives start throwing arrogance around. Neutral.
8. Abba…down.
9. the Kindle…fuck no. DOWN.
10. the McRibb sandwich…thumb down. What the hell?
11. Air France…well, I have a soft spot for all things French. Up.
12. Phil Mickelson…up, way up.
13. Shaving…up.
14. Grits…up.
15. Wal-Mart…DOWN.
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force…huh?
17. Fresh water fishing…totally up…especially trout fishing.
18. James Joyce…way up. Everyone should at least TRY to tackle his works.
19. American Idol…DOWN.
20. any card game where you "bid"…up.

Karen Olson said...

1. Roy Orbison: down
2. Anchovies on pizza: way down
3. Coors Light: puh-leeze.
4. The film DEATH PROOF: never saw it, never heard of it
5. Real Wives of Atlanta: yikes. down.
6. The Wii: never tried it.
7. Texas: down
8. Abba: depends on the mood
9. the Kindle: up
10. the McRibb sandwich: yuck.
11. Air France: up
12. Phil Mickelson: who?
13. Shaving: up
14. Grits: way down
15. Wal-Mart: even further down
16. Aqua Teen Hunger Force: huh?
17. Fresh water fishing: has its moments
18. James Joyce: icouldnevergetthroughit
19. American Idol: up, yes, I admit it
20. any card game where you "bid": down

KentAllard said...

1. Up, very up.
2. down
3. down
4. Up
5. down
6. N/A
7. Up & down, as befits a state that gave us Joe Lansdale & George Bush
8. down
9. N/A
10. down
11. Up
12. N/A
13. Depends on who you shave
14. Up
15. down
16. N/A
17. N/A
18. Up
19. down
20. down

Anonymous said...

1 orbison- good emoter, not a whiner. better than elbis presley.

2.anchovies- i like them but only get them when i eat alone, bout every other year.

3 never had coors- i hate john elway though.

4. Death Wish 3 -very crappy movie that i enjoyed. Charles Bronson was almost seventy.

5 Atlanta sucks.

6. Wii-- i stopped at Galaga in the early 8os.

7 Texas - i ate some brisket in Amaroillo, but thats it.

8 Abba is boring. Baba Ganoush is better.

9 dunno

10 i like the Big Mac with no lettuce.

11 I flew on SAS once and the ate a bagel.

13. Phil has man breasts and chokes in the spotlight.

14 i shave 2x a week. In the shower.

15. Grits - I eat them with butter and hot sauce, sometimes chuntey or Hot Mango pickle.

16. lets face it, Walmart sucks but we all use it, dont lie.

17 ironic shit, cartoon network sucks.

18 i caught a walleye last summer.

19 James joyce- i read a short story of his in high school. got a great name though.

19. Idol- very dull. part of the slide of american culture. Simon is effeminite and Randy is pointless. Paula should show her caboose.

20 i played Spades and Hearts before, not bad.

have a good day, i enjoy your blog

Nobody Jones