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Short Snappers for Friday, April 11, 2008

There is definitely nothing short or snappy about these 8 questions. This is probably the most long-winded set yet. Oh well, deal with it people. Here's your Friday fare, your weekly 8 testy questions...



Poll #1169527 Short snappers April 11/08

Pope Benedict XVI has planned a tour of North America. If the Pope was on tour in your city (or one close to you, whether in NA or elsewhere), how likely would you be to go see him?

Very likely
3(2.6%)
Somewhat likely
8(6.9%)
50/50
6(5.2%)
Somewhat unlikely
18(15.5%)
Highly unlikely
81(69.8%)

You overhear someone describing a dance: "it's just a jump to the left, then a step to the right; put your hands on your hips and bring your knees in tight. A little pelvic thrust..." Can you name the dance?

Duh! Hellz yeah, it's the...(shhh!, see if others know first)
68(59.6%)
That sounds familiar, but I just can't place it
19(16.7%)
I have no clue
27(23.7%)

The Olympic Torch, destined for the Beijing Olympics, has been disrupted in Paris, London and San Francisco by protesters objecting to China's human rights record. Which statement below comes closest to describing your view of the matter?

The protesters are right. China's human rights record is atrocious and a strong statement like this is called for.
11(9.8%)
China's human rights record is atrocious, but the protest should be a peaceful one.
41(36.6%)
The Olympics and China's human rights record are seperate matters. They shouldn't be protesting the Olympic flame.
33(29.5%)
China's human rights record is no worse than that of many other countries. Why should they be singled out?
2(1.8%)
I am totally apathetic and really don't care about this.
9(8.0%)
I'm not sure what to think aboyt this matter.
7(6.2%)
I've never heard about this.
7(6.2%)
None of these statements comes close to my view on the matter, perhaps I'll comment and tell you what I think.
2(1.8%)

Hypothetical: you are single and dating someone who you are attracted to and very interested in pursuing a relationship. Before becoming physically intimate, the person you are interested in tells you that he or she has an STD. How are you likely to react?

That's a deal breaker for me. Hasta la vista baby.
29(25.4%)
That's irrelevant to me. If I'm interested in the person, it doesn't matter.
14(12.3%)
It depends on what the STD is. Some are no big deal to me, while others are.
61(53.5%)
Some other consideration (tell us what).
10(8.8%)

Mischa Barton received a $2000 fine and 3 years probation for impaired driving, which leads me to ask: which of the following statements do you agree with more?

Celebrities get lighter sentences than the average person because they have money and can afford good lawyers.
70(61.4%)
Celebrities get harsher sentences than the average person because the media is focussed on them and its harder for them to hide a plea bargain from a critical public.
2(1.8%)
For the most part, the sentences received by celebrities are no softer and no harsher than the average person.
13(11.4%)
I'm not sure what to think about this.
23(20.2%)
None of these comes close to my opinion on this subject, so perhaps I'll give you my opinion in a comment.
6(5.3%)

In Toronto a 19 year old pregnant woman is in jail because she refused to testify against her abusive boyfriend. He is charged with forcibly confining her and assaulting her with a weapon, but she says she now doesn't want him charged and wants to be with him. Opinion is split on the case. How do you feel?

It's a free country. If she wants to be with this loser, she has the right to make that choice.
43(37.7%)
She should be jailed for refusing to testify. If the authorities let her go be with him, they'll be criticized for it later on when he murders her or her child.
19(16.7%)
I don't know what to think about this situation.
32(28.1%)
None of these choices describes my opinion about this, so I'll put it in a comment.
20(17.5%)

Among those listed below, which upcoming summer movie are you most likely to see?

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
28(24.1%)
Iron Man
4(3.4%)
Sex and the City: The Movie
13(11.2%)
Get Smart
14(12.1%)
The Dark Knight
30(25.9%)
None of them
24(20.7%)
You missed one! (Tell me what in a comment)
3(2.6%)

Gaia Online is an award winning forum based website boasting a large membership that posts over two and a half million unique users each month. Are you a member?

Sure am!
13(11.4%)
Nope, I've heard of it but am not interested
39(34.2%)
Never heard of it.
62(54.4%)


For those wondering about the answer to the "dance" question, check out the video at this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdu7xoHU9DA

You can fast forward to 1:07 of the video if you like.

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