Future

Standard of Living

I posted this poll earlier today but I did something wrong because no one else could vote on it. So let's try this again.

In Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, he claimed that his was the first generation destined to earn less on average than their parents had. I'm curious how this has played out, hence this poll.

Are you presently enjoying a better standard of living than your parents did (or if you were in a single parent family, than your primary caregiver did)?

Yes
6(66.7%)
No
3(33.3%)
About the same
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure
0(0.0%)

Would you say that you are earning more or less money (adjusted for the times) in most years than the parent who supported you most financially as a child did?

Yes
5(55.6%)
No
3(33.3%)
About the same
1(11.1%)
I'm not sure
0(0.0%)


  • Current Music
    Jesse J-"Price Tag"
Homer Xmas

Christmas Lights

Poll #2096863 It's beginning to look a lot like

It's November 11th (Remembrance Day in Canada) and some people in my neighbourhood have their Christmas lights up on their house. Is that too early?

Hell yes.
6(60.0%)
A little early, but not much
2(20.0%)
It's about the right time
0(0.0%)
Nothing wrong with that
2(20.0%)
They're late. They should have had them up after Halloween, if not sooner.
0(0.0%)

When should Christmas lights on a house be put on and lit up?

At Halloween
0(0.0%)
At Remembrance Day (Nov. 11th)
0(0.0%)
Mid November
1(10.0%)
Around US Thanksgiving
4(40.0%)
December 1st
3(30.0%)
December 7th
0(0.0%)
Mid December
1(10.0%)
December 21st or later
1(10.0%)


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  • Current Music
    Bryan Adams-"Remembrance Day"
Bullwinkle

The Silly Poll

There hasn't been much activity in this community lately, so how about a silly poll...

Poll #2096512 Silly Poll

A crazy rich guy offers you $1000 if you do one of the following things. Which one do you choose?

Crush a dozen eggs in your underwear and keep them there for eight hours.
1(9.1%)
Jump off the highest diving board in a community pool (that measures 13 m or three storeys high)
5(45.5%)
Parade back and forth down the main street of your town wearing a sandwich board that reads "Trump 2020/Keep America Great" for eight hours
0(0.0%)
Go door to door as a sex dungeon equipment in a bible belt community salesperson for eight hours.
0(0.0%)
I decline the offer. My dignity is not for sale, at least not for $1000
5(45.5%)

Hypothetical: you die in you sleep and are given the choice of being reincarnated in one of the following options. Which one do you choose?

Lana Del Rey's boyfriend or girlfriend
0(0.0%)
The next Pope
1(9.1%)
The starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
1(9.1%)
The first person to test out a Star Trek style transporter
2(18.2%)
The jockey who rides the next horse to win the triple crown
2(18.2%)
The heir to a billion dollar fortune earned by someone who sold grossly overpriced pharmaceuticals
3(27.3%)
I wouldn't like any of these options and would leave the choice up to fate
2(18.2%)

A witness relocation program offers you a new life (of equal net worth) in one of the following locations. Which one do you choose?

Taos, New Mexico
3(27.3%)
Gander, Newfoundland
0(0.0%)
Papua, New Guinea
0(0.0%)
Newcastle upon Tyne, England
2(18.2%)
Christchurch, New Zealand
4(36.4%)
New Delhi, India
0(0.0%)
I stay put and take my chances wiith possibly getting whacked
2(18.2%)

If Dr. Seuss wrote a book about your life, which is most likely to be the title?

Horton Has a Hemorrhoid
0(0.0%)
One Flush Two Flush
1(11.1%)
The Cat in the Hat On Crack
2(22.2%)
Green Eggs and Porn
2(22.2%)
How the Grinch Stole My Innocence
2(22.2%)
Oh the Places You'll Wake Up In
1(11.1%)
Yertle the Neurotic Masseuse
1(11.1%)
I've Got a Better Title that I'll tell you about in a comment
0(0.0%)

Next election I plan to vote for

Buzz Aldrin
0(0.0%)
Bill Nye the Science Guy
1(9.1%)
Nicholas Cage
2(18.2%)
Bjork
0(0.0%)
Christopher Walken
2(18.2%)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
3(27.3%)
Mila Kunis
0(0.0%)
Jared Padelecki
2(18.2%)
Emma Watson
1(9.1%)

That crazy rich guy is back, and he will pay you $10,000 if you keep one of the following dangerous (but legal) exotic pets for a year. Which one will you choose?

A crocodile
0(0.0%)
A tarantula
6(54.5%)
An old world monkey
1(9.1%)
An anaconda
0(0.0%)
A wolfdog
2(18.2%)
He can keep his ten grand.
2(18.2%)
  • Current Music
    Aerosmith-"Crazy"
tiger

*taps mic* Hello?

Poll #2095060 Little Debbie Snacks

What are your feelings on these snack cakes?

Give me them all!
0(0.0%)
I like most.
2(28.6%)
I like some, not the majority.
0(0.0%)
There are 1 or 2 acceptable varieties
3(42.9%)
Gross, keep them away.
0(0.0%)
Never tried any.
2(28.6%)

What is the best one?



As inspired by the moderate chaos in this ONTD post.
HomoXmas

(no subject)

So let's do a Christmas poll to see what you're up to this December.

Poll #2087699 Christmas2018

Which of these will you be doing this holiday season (check all that apply):

Putting up a Christmas tree
20(21.5%)
Putting up a Festivus pole
0(0.0%)
Hanging Christmas stocking(s)
8(8.6%)
Doing some Christmas baking
15(16.1%)
Doing a lot of Christmas baking
4(4.3%)
Attending a work Christmas party
8(8.6%)
Attending some other type of Christmas party
11(11.8%)
Participating in a Christmas lunch with a friend or friends that is a tradition
4(4.3%)
Participating in a Secret Santa or some similar type of Christmas gift exchange
10(10.8%)
Travelling more than 60 miles on Christmas
2(2.2%)
Travelling to another state, province or country for Christmas
1(1.1%)
Working on Christmas eve
4(4.3%)
Working on Christmas day
0(0.0%)
Another Christmas tradition not on this list (tell us what in a comment)
5(5.4%)
None of the above
1(1.1%)

Do you like Christmas music?

Yes, I love it
9(32.1%)
In small doses/only a few songs
17(60.7%)
No, it's like fingers on a chalk board for me
2(7.1%)

Which of these greetings are you most likely to give someone?

Merry Christmas
16(57.1%)
Season's greetings
0(0.0%)
Happy holidays
7(25.0%)
Happy Kwanza
0(0.0%)
Happy Hannukah
0(0.0%)
Merry Festivus
0(0.0%)
Bah humbug
0(0.0%)
None of the above
2(7.1%)
Another one not on this list (tell us what in a comment)
3(10.7%)

Do you believe that there is a "war on Christmas"?

Yes
5(17.9%)
No
23(82.1%)

In which mode do you do more of your Christrmas shopping?

Online
7(25.9%)
In person in stores
9(33.3%)
It's pretty even
10(37.0%)
Neither
0(0.0%)
I don't do any Christmas shopping
1(3.7%)

Do you mail out Christmas cards?

Yes, a lot
5(17.9%)
Only a few
10(35.7%)
No, but I send e-cards
1(3.6%)
No, not at all
12(42.9%)

Compared to last year, will you spend more, less, or about the same this year on Christmas presents?

More
6(21.4%)
Less
5(17.9%)
About the same
17(60.7%)

What is your favourite Christmas movie?

What is your favourite TV show Christmas episode?

What is your favourite Christmas carol?

  • Current Music
    Bif Naked-"I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
Fillmore

Random Acts of Pollness

Poll #2082731 Random Acts of Pollness

In your music collection, do you have an album that you don't really like, but that you just got because of someone who were dating or otherwise interested in?

Yes, many
0(0.0%)
Yes, at least one
4(21.1%)
Yes, one
1(5.3%)
Maybe, I'm not sure
4(21.1%)
I don't think so
3(15.8%)
No
7(36.8%)

Can you recite the next line to this lyric (if so, write it in the text line, otherwise, write no): "New Kids on the Block had a bunch of hits..."

I don't like horror movies or shows, but for some reason some (but not all) of the TV shows listed below captured my attention. Which of these have you watched, or do you watch? (Select all answers that apply)

The Alienist
2(4.7%)
Penny Dreadful
5(11.6%)
Supernatural
10(23.3%)
Gotham
5(11.6%)
The Vampire Diaries
2(4.7%)
True Blood
3(7.0%)
American Gothic
3(7.0%)
The Walking Dead
6(14.0%)
Another one not on this list (please tell us in a comment)
2(4.7%)
None of the above
2(4.7%)
I don't watch horror tv shows at all
3(7.0%)

If you have to break wind (a.k.a. fart), will you do so in front of your spouse/partner?

Yes, without hesitation
8(42.1%)
No, that's gross!
3(15.8%)
I will, but he/she won't
1(5.3%)
He/she will, but I won't
0(0.0%)
I don't have a sigificant other, but if I did I would do so
4(21.1%)
I don't have a significant other, but if I did, I most certainly would not do so
3(15.8%)
I have never farted in my life
0(0.0%)

Do you use a lot of profanity?

Yes, liberally
8(42.1%)
Only around close friends of my significant other
3(15.8%)
Only around certain friends, but not my significant other
1(5.3%)
Only around my significant other
2(10.5%)
Very rarely, I dislike using profanity
5(26.3%)
I never use profanity
0(0.0%)

Were you spanked as a child?

Yes, who wasn't?
7(33.3%)
Very rarely
7(33.3%)
No
7(33.3%)

Regardless of your gender or your sexuality, which do you think is more attractive on a woman, as between these two extremes?

Large breasts
6(30.0%)
Small breasts
14(70.0%)

Which do you think your country's immigration policy is?

Too liberal, too many immigrants are let into the country
4(20.0%)
Too strict, it's too hard for an immigrant to become a resident of this country
9(45.0%)
Pretty much just right
7(35.0%)

When you drink a soft drink out of a glass, do you prefer to use a straw?

Yes
7(33.3%)
No
14(66.7%)

How many hours of sleep do you typically get each day (as in each 24 hour period)?

Less than 5
0(0.0%)
5-6
3(14.3%)
6-7
6(28.6%)
7-8
4(19.0%)
8-9
5(23.8%)
9-10
3(14.3%)
More than 10
0(0.0%)

Can you play chess?

Yes and I regularly do
0(0.0%)
I know how, but I almost never play
2(9.5%)
I know how, but I haven't played in years
9(42.9%)
I used to know how to play, but I forget how
2(9.5%)
I never learned how to play
8(38.1%)

Which of the following sporting equipment do you have in your home?

Golf clubs
3(4.0%)
Tennis racket
4(5.3%)
Squash or racketball racket
3(4.0%)
Badminton racket
3(4.0%)
Ice skates
4(5.3%)
Roller skates
7(9.3%)
Baseball or softball glove
4(5.3%)
Free weights
12(16.0%)
Some kind of weight machine
1(1.3%)
A football
2(2.7%)
A basketball
3(4.0%)
Downhill skis
2(2.7%)
Cross-country skis
1(1.3%)
A kayak
0(0.0%)
A canoe
0(0.0%)
A ping-pong table (table tennis)
1(1.3%)
A curling broom
0(0.0%)
A treadmill
3(4.0%)
A stationary bike
8(10.7%)
A road bike
5(6.7%)
Something else not on this list
5(6.7%)
None of the above
4(5.3%)
  • Current Music
    Randy Newman-"Falling In Love"
HarperClinton

Pick One

From the choices below, pick one, and if you don't like either option or have no opinion, skip the question and go on to the next one.

Poll #2082044 Pick One

Which was a better captain of a Star Trek starship?

James T. Kirk
3(30.0%)
Jean-Luc Picard
7(70.0%)

Which was a better president?

George Washington
4(40.0%)
Abraham Lincoln
6(60.0%)

Which is a better baseball player?

Mike Trout
2(40.0%)
Bryce Harper
3(60.0%)

Which actress do you think is better looking?

Jennifer Lawrence
5(50.0%)
Scarlett Johansson
5(50.0%)

Where would you rather go on vacation?

Hawaii
9(75.0%)
New York City
3(25.0%)

What would you rather have?

A great sex life
0(0.0%)
Five million dollars in your bank account
14(100.0%)

How do you prefer to get clean (assuming you're not in any hurry)?

A bath
4(28.6%)
A shower
10(71.4%)

Who was a better Superman?

Christopher Reeve
8(72.7%)
Henry Cavill
3(27.3%)

Whose music is better?

Ludwig von Beethoven
4(36.4%)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
7(63.6%)

Who makes better hamburgers?

Burger King
1(10.0%)
McDonald's
3(30.0%)
Wendy's
6(60.0%)

Which show would you rather watch?

The Simpsons
5(55.6%)
Family Guy
4(44.4%)

Which company's products do you prefer?

Apple
5(35.7%)
Microsoft
9(64.3%)

Which would you rather drive?

A car
14(100.0%)
A truck
0(0.0%)

Which actor is better looking?

Zac Efron
3(27.3%)
Chris Hemsworth
8(72.7%)

Which country would you rather visit?

Australia
8(61.5%)
Japan
5(38.5%)

Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi
2(20.0%)
Coke
8(80.0%)

As between these two weather conditions, which would you prefer?

100 degrees Fahrenheit
10(76.9%)
-40 degrees (F or C)
3(23.1%)

Which kind of pet would you rather have?

A dog
4(28.6%)
A cat
10(71.4%)

Which kind of liquor would you rather drink?

Champagne
9(81.8%)
Scotch
2(18.2%)

If you had to get one of these, which would you rather get?

A tattoo
3(23.1%)
A piercing
10(76.9%)


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  • Current Music
    Blink 182-"Going Away to College"
StewieCarmenMiranda

Hey Everybody It's Music Time

Poll #2082042 Hey Everybody It's Music Time

Hypothetical: There is a song you like and you decide that you want to "own" a copy of that song. As between the media listed below, which are you more likely to purchase?

A CD recording of the song
7(58.3%)
A recording of the song on vinyl
0(0.0%)
A computer file of the song from a service such as iTunes
4(33.3%)
Some other form of preserved recording of the song not listed above (tell us what that is in a comment)
1(8.3%)

From the eras listed below, which era would you say includes most of your favorite music of all time?

The 1920s
0(0.0%)
The 1930s
0(0.0%)
The 1940s
0(0.0%)
The 1950s
0(0.0%)
The 1960s
2(15.4%)
The 1970s
1(7.7%)
The 1980s
1(7.7%)
The 1990s
3(23.1%)
2000-2009
4(30.8%)
2010-today
1(7.7%)
Classical music (i.e. anything before 1920)
1(7.7%)

Which of the following musical artists do you consider yourself to be a fan of? (Taken from a list of artists who have sold the most albums in history)

Elvis Presley
2(3.0%)
The Beatles
5(7.6%)
The Rolling Stones
5(7.6%)
Bob Dylan
4(6.1%)
Bruce Springsteen
3(4.5%)
Michael Jackson
2(3.0%)
Elton John
1(1.5%)
Madonna
2(3.0%)
Led Zeppelin
2(3.0%)
Pink Floyd
3(4.5%)
Rihanna
4(6.1%)
Eminem
2(3.0%)
Mariah Carey
0(0.0%)
Queen
5(7.6%)
Celine Dion
3(4.5%)
Whitney Houston
1(1.5%)
AC/DC
0(0.0%)
Abba
5(7.6%)
Taylor Swift
3(4.5%)
Garth Brooks
0(0.0%)
Justin Bieber
0(0.0%)
The Eagles
2(3.0%)
Bruno Mars
1(1.5%)
Ed Sheeran
0(0.0%)
Kayne West
0(0.0%)
U2
2(3.0%)
Billy Joel
1(1.5%)
Frank Sinatra
0(0.0%)
Phil Collins
1(1.5%)
Aerosmith
2(3.0%)
Barbara Streisand
1(1.5%)
Metallica
3(4.5%)
Bee Gees
1(1.5%)

Below is a list of eight albums which have sold over 40 million copies. Which of these have you ever owned?

Thriller (Michael Jackson)
3(12.0%)
Back in Black (AC/DC)
2(8.0%)
Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
3(12.0%)
Bat Out of Hell (Meatloaf)
3(12.0%)
The Bodyguard (Whitney Houston)
0(0.0%)
The Eagles Greatest Hits
3(12.0%)
Saturday Night Fever (The Bee Gees)
2(8.0%)
Rumours (Fleetwood Mac)
4(16.0%)
None of the Above
5(20.0%)


Friday
  • Current Music
    Styx-"Music Time"
Harvey Birdman

The Death Penalty

Poll #2078404 Death Penalty

Do you support the imposition of the death penalty for murder?

Yes
2(10.5%)
Only in some circumstances
5(26.3%)
No, not at all
12(63.2%)

In which of the following circumstances do you think the death penalty should be imposed?

For convicted serial killers
6(12.0%)
For persons who commit multiple murders such as mass shootings
6(12.0%)
For persons who murder a child or children
3(6.0%)
For persons who murder a police officer
2(4.0%)
For persons who murder a prison guard
1(2.0%)
For anyone who commits a pre-meditated murder
4(8.0%)
For anyone who commits murder in the course of a robbery
2(4.0%)
For anyone who commits murder of a victim that he or she has sexually assaulted
5(10.0%)
For anyone who commits murder when fleeing the commission of a serious crime
2(4.0%)
For anyone who commits murder while escaping or attempting to escape from lawful custody
1(2.0%)
For someone who kills another person while driving drunk or high
1(2.0%)
For persons who assassinate the leader of a country
2(4.0%)
For persons who murder someone where the murder is motivated by reason of prejudice on account of race, creed, color or sexual orientation
3(6.0%)
For all persons who commit murder, no matter the circumstances
1(2.0%)
The death penalty is never justified
11(22.0%)

Which of the following statements do you agree with

The death penalty should never be imposed because there is always the possibility that the person is wrongly convicted.
10(31.2%)
The death penalty should not be imposed if the person has mental health issues, even if legally sane at the time of the murder
2(6.2%)
The death penalty should not be imposed because there is no humane way of putting someone to death
5(15.6%)
Giving someone the death penalty means that the society which imposes the sentence is also a murderer
6(18.8%)
If a person pleads guilty to the murder and there is no trial, he or she should be spared the death penalty
2(6.2%)
Sparing the death penalty should not be used as part of a plea bargain, even if there are weaknesses in the case.
0(0.0%)
Sparing the death penalty should be used as part of a plea bargain only if there are weaknesses in the case.
2(6.2%)
I don't agree with any of the previous statements.
5(15.6%)

Do you think that the death penalty deters people from committing murder?

Yes
0(0.0%)
It does for some people
3(15.8%)
No
16(84.2%)
  • Current Music
    Meatloaf-"Bat Out of Hell"
Thanksgiving

Hey Good Looking, Whatcha Got Cooking?

Poll #2078143 Set the Timer

Hypothetical: You are cooking something in the oven from a package. The package says to cook in the oven a a set temperature for 12-14 minutes. How long do you cook it for?

Less than 12 minutes
1(5.9%)
12 minutes
3(17.6%)
13 minutes`
4(23.5%)
14 minutes
4(23.5%)
More than 14 minutes
3(17.6%)
I'm random when it comes to this stuff
2(11.8%)


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  • Current Music
    Weezer-"Pork and Beans"