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Looking Back on 2012 
30th-Dec-2012 10:25 pm
2013
Behind the cut is a poll that looks back on 2012...



Poll #1887971 2012 in Review

From the events listed below, which do you believe was the most newsworthy event in 2012?

The US Election
10(32.3%)
The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementry School
4(12.9%)
Superstorm Sandy
3(9.7%)
The shootings at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado
2(6.5%)
The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya
0(0.0%)
The shootings at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin
0(0.0%)
The Supreme Court's ruling on President Obama's health care law
2(6.5%)
The disputed election in Egypt and subsequent unrest
2(6.5%)
The Syrian Government's extreme crackdown on protesters
0(0.0%)
Spain accepting a European bailout for its banks
0(0.0%)
The United States threatening to stop Iran from creating nuclear weapons
0(0.0%)
The "fiscal cliff"
1(3.2%)
The trial of Jerry Sandusky
0(0.0%)
The Mars rover
4(12.9%)
Not one of these, but another that I'll mention in a comment
3(9.7%)

Which of the following persons who passed away in 2012 will you miss?

Whitney Houston
5(10.4%)
General Norman Schwartzkopf
5(10.4%)
Charles Durning
2(4.2%)
Jack Klugman
4(8.3%)
Ravi Shankar
1(2.1%)
Dave Brubeck
2(4.2%)
Hector "Macho" Camacho
1(2.1%)
Larry Hagman
5(10.4%)
Art Ginsburg
1(2.1%)
George McGovern
2(4.2%)
Sylvia Kristel
1(2.1%)
Arlen Specter
1(2.1%)
Gary Collins
1(2.1%)
Johnny Lewis
1(2.1%)
None of the above
16(33.3%)

Same as the previous question

Andy Williams
3(5.4%)
Dorothy McGuire
0(0.0%)
Michael Clarke Duncan
7(12.5%)
Neil Armstrong
13(23.2%)
Phyllis Diller
6(10.7%)
Joey Kovar
0(0.0%)
Helen Gurley Brown
2(3.6%)
Marvin Hamlisch
3(5.4%)
Gore Vidal
1(1.8%)
Chad Everett
0(0.0%)
Sherman Hemsley
3(5.4%)
Sally Ride
8(14.3%)
Kitty Wells
1(1.8%)
Stephen Covey
0(0.0%)
None of the above
9(16.1%)

Same as question 2:

Robin Gibb
2(2.8%)
Dick Clark
10(14.1%)
Ernest Borgnine
7(9.9%)
Andy Griffith
11(15.5%)
Vidal Sassoon
1(1.4%)
Adam Yauch
2(2.8%)
Ray Bradbury
9(12.7%)
Richard Dawson
3(4.2%)
Kathryn Joosten
5(7.0%)
Donna Summer
5(7.0%)
Donald Duck Dunn
1(1.4%)
Davy Jones
7(9.9%)
None of the above
7(9.9%)
Someone else not listed in this or the previous two questions (tell us who in a comment)
1(1.4%)

Here are 10 fads (or "obsessions" as they were called in the article I found them in) from 2012. Which of these do you partake in, use, have, support or like?

The iPhone 5
2(4.2%)
MegaMillions (or some other national lottery)
4(8.3%)
The Hunger Games (books or movie)
12(25.0%)
Honey Boo Boo
3(6.2%)
Fifty Shades of Grey
0(0.0%)
One Direction
3(6.2%)
Gangnam Style
8(16.7%)
iPads
5(10.4%)
Instagram
4(8.3%)
Kony 2012
1(2.1%)
None of the above
6(12.5%)

The biggest douchebag of 2012 was

Jerry Sandusky
8(25.8%)
Donald Trump
3(9.7%)
Todd Akin
3(9.7%)
Chris Brown
6(19.4%)
Silvio Belusconi
2(6.5%)
Rush Limbaugh
3(9.7%)
Gary Bettman
0(0.0%)
NRA Spokesman Wayne Lapierre
4(12.9%)
Someone else (who?)
2(6.5%)

Time Magazine selected President Barack Obama as its Person of the Year for 2012. Do you agree with this choice?

Yes
16(64.0%)
No (tell us who you think it should have been in a comment)
9(36.0%)
Comments 
31st-Dec-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
Man of the year - Benjamin Netanyahu
31st-Dec-2012 03:36 pm (UTC)
Too many shootings :(
31st-Dec-2012 05:27 pm (UTC)
I couldn't agree more.
31st-Dec-2012 04:28 pm (UTC)
:( Jerry Nelson!

Also, how do you pick just ONE douchebag?? Unfair!
31st-Dec-2012 05:42 pm (UTC)
So many potential douchebags of the year... Todd Akin, Chris Brown and EL James all pretty much occupy the same level of hatred in my mind.
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