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Friday, February 10, 2006

Does he suck? election results

First off, I want to thank everybody for voting. There were 56 comments and 24 votes, a new record. And since this is our second election, that actually kinda sorta means something. Thanks again.

Now, the results. In the history of blowouts, there are a few standouts. Reagan over Mondale. The Bears over the Patriots. Now, we have Not Suck over Suck in the "Napoleon Dymanite" Does he suck? election. Not Suck won handily by 16 to 8, or two-thirds of the vote. Yikes! Well, we all know how well Reagan turned out...

The main issue of this election was whether something you think is Not Sucky can become Sucky because of all the stuff around it, i.e. stupid T-shirts, ubiquitous quoting, etc. The voters decided that a movie should be judged on its own merits. A valid point of view, but, of course, wrong. But I'm sure none of these people will complain the next time a song they like is played a million times on the radio.

Despite the lopsided nature of the election, the debate was contentious. Strangely, most of the contentiousness was directed at me, your pal, Steve. I was accused of being soulless, humorless and eltist because I didn't like a movie where the main character (hilariously!) wears moon boots. Well, all is fair in love and war, and now that the election is over it is time for the healing to begin.

A-holes.

Look out for the next Does he suck? election next Wednesday. And keep sending your ideas!

2 Comments:

Anonymous Sarah...the stepniece said...

can you make like 2 a week?

i enjoy this greatly

cause i can talk to other people

about topics that matter to 14 year olds!

so make more!!!

11:53 PM  
Blogger Thomas Roz said...

Steve, I'm going to add "Family Guy" and "The O.C." to my already long list of suggestions.

3:34 PM  

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