Under 30

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Does he suck? election results

First off, I want to thank the people who voted. There were 23 votes cast and 41 comments posted. That is far more than I anticipated. It's nice to know that you all respected the seriousness of this issue.

Now, the final verdict. Based on votes cast by readers of the Under 30 blog, Dashboard Confessional ... DOES NOT SUCK. The final vote was 14 for "Not suck," and 9 for "Suck." Even if you add a vote for "Suck" from yours truly, that's still a decisive victory for "Not suck" by 58 to 42 percent.

I'm shocked. I had no idea my readership was so lame. I mean, look at this fool!!! Living Life 100%?!? Ugh!

What does this mean in the long run? Well, sadly, it means that the official stance of Under 30 blog on Dashboard Confessional is that he does not suck. I will preserve this result in a permanent list on the left side of this blog. I hate the decision, but I love democracy more. Besides, I'm used to being disappointed by elections.

Look out for the next "Does he suck?" on Wednesday. I'm open to suggestions. I'm looking for people, places, things, ideas, and anything else with debateable suckitude.


Anonymous Cheddar said...

I'm gonna nominate "Napoleon Dynamite," simply because I want to lodge a public vote for SUCK, even though I may be the only one.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous kbl said...

I saw to this too late, alas. Of course, just like last time, my vote wouldn't have turned the tide.

I do have to say, however, if people of discernment don't set themselves up as arbiters of taste & let suckitude or lack thereof become a popularity contest, we are left with Big Momma's House 2 and Danielle Steel (and the subsequent retardation of America) as our so-called cultural legacy. Dashboard Confessional sucks--all the vote means is that there are more deluded people out there than not.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do you hate napoleon dynamite?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

Napoleon Dynamite has potential. And, Cheddar, you aren't alone. (cough, cough!)

3:00 PM  
Blogger paul said...

The process matters more than the results.

3:12 PM  
Anonymous lori said...

steve -- i think the suck/not suck poll is flawed. or at least it's being misinterpreted.

i, for instance, gave dashboard a "doesn't suck" vote. that doesn't mean i like dashboard. in fact, i don't. i just think there are worse musicians out there.

so unless your subject is unforgivably vile -- robin williams, cincinnati chili, raves, neil young -- you'll never get a suck out of me.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous markwr said...

lori, it's flawed but really it isn't. who's to say how people interpreted it... (for instance the way you interpreted it)... regardless the almost arbitrary label of suck or not suck can be interpreted just as much.. so apparently some people out there who aren't me think they don't suck. i still think they suck. and i'm going to pretend everyone was thinking like you.

big mommas would be way to obvious.. napolean is old news... i liked the movie though.

but yes it should be officially titled "does he suck wednesday" will it always be a he??? anyway. i'm done

8:24 PM  
Anonymous markwr said...

of the three blogs i read every day... (yes i cheat on you..) one of them always has "half naked thursdays" and the other seems to regularly have "wednesday hero" posts.

how about some half naked thursdays for all your female fans out there?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous m said...

oh.. and the 3rd is yours of course.. and of course the half naked pics will really be for me

8:32 PM  
Anonymous dave said...

whats wrong with cincinnati chili. its the best out there. and i do remember the last time i went home (to outside of cincy) i had to brings cans home for people here in wisconsin.

oh, skyline, how i miss you so.

8:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

58 42, that counts as a political landslide

2:07 PM  

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