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#1. Pope Urban II, for having all married priests’ wives sold into slavery and their children abandoned (29%)
#2. Mohammed, for marrying a 6-year-old girl & then consummating the marriage when she became of consummating age (i.e. 9 years old) (28%)
#3. Abraham, for claiming to hear voices telling him to kill his son & then actually attempting to go through with it (19%)
#4. Socrates, Plato & Aristotle, for their daily erotic escapades with young boys (i.e. for their pedophilia) (13%)
#5. Martin Luther for his crazed antisemitic ravings & exhortations to violence, best sampled in his book "On the Jews & Their Lies" (4%)
OTHER POLL RESULTS:
#1. The people of Palestine (by Israel) (23%)
#2. Women in Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Iran, etc. (20%)
#3. The people of Darfur (by the Sudanese government) (19%)
#4. The people of North Korea (by their own government) (14%)
#5. The people of Tibet (by China) (11%)
#1. Tie: "Death Proof" by Quentin Tarantino and "Eyes Wide Shut" by Stanley Kubrick (12% each)
#3. "Jack" by Francis Ford Coppola (10%)
#4. Three-way tie: "Dune" by David Lynch, "War of The Worlds" by Steven Spielberg and "Mars Attacks!" by Tim Burton (8% each)
#7. Tie: "Ocean's Twelve" by Steven Soderbergh and "Popeye" by Robert Altman (7% each)
Poll #14: Which is the most ridiculous fact?
#1. Clinton was almost impeached for getting a blow job, while Bush got away with an illegal war, lying to the country, torture, etc. (26%)
#2. In AIDS-ravaged sub-Saharan Africa the Pope actually tells people to NEVER use condoms under any circumstance (23%)
#3. Celine Dion has reputedly sold over 200 million albums worldwide (15%)
#4. America currently spends as much on its military as every other country on the planet combined (8%)
#5. A sheriff in South Carolina now has an actual tank, with a belt-fed .50-cal machine gun, to use against the local citizenry (6%)
#1. Born to Run (19%)
#2. Nebraska (17%)
#3. The River (14%)
#4. Darkness on the Edge of Town (12%)
#5. Born in the U.S.A. (10%)
#6. Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. (7%)
#1. Mahatma Gandhi (17%)
#2. (Tie) Nelson Mandela (15%); and Martin Luther King (15%)
#4. Barack Obama (11%)
#5. Rosa Parks (9%)
#6. Noam Chomsky (6%)
#1. John McCain: An American Hero My Ass! (20%)
#2. (Tie) Finally An Apology: The Canadian Native Residential Schools Rant (17%); and Red, (Very) White and Clueless: The Tale of Two Americas (17%)
#4. India: Jodhpur #6: Charlie The Babaji and The Unforgettable Sticks and Stoned Festival (10%)
#5. (Tie) Canada The Callous and Cold: Get Omar Khadr Freed Now! (7%); and What If: The Sex and Hunger Rant (7%)
Poll #10: "Greatest Comedy of All Time"
#1. Monty Python's Life Of Brian (15%)
#2. This Is Spinal Tap (12%)
#3. (3-way tie) The Big Lebowski; Blazing Saddles; and Little Miss Sunshine (8% each)
Poll #9: "Greatest Bob Dylan Album Ever"
#1. Highway 61 Revisited (22%)
#2. Blonde on Blonde (19%)
#3. Blood on the Tracks (17%)
#4. Time Out Of Mind (11%)
#5. The Times They Are A-Changin' (8%)
Incidentally, my three favorite Bob albums are the same three that came out on top in this poll, though my #1 is definitely Blonde On Blonde.
Just over half of you (52%) agreed with me about Obama (see my "Obama Rave" here, if you missed it). But the rest of you were divided between the other 19 choices on the list. Well, actually, only 8 of the 20 choices got any votes at all. And, surprisingly, none of you voted for either Big Dick Cheney or George W. Bush (Four more years!!). Here's who you did vote for:
#1. Barack Obama (52%)
#2. John Edwards (11%)
#3. A four-way tie: Hilary Rodham Clinton, Dennis Kucinich, Al Franken and, yes, Weird Al Yankovic (7% each)
#7. A two-way tie: Al Gore and Ralph Nader (4% each)
#1. Not much of a surprise considering what's been going on in the world the past few years, the Greatest Threat To World Peace and Stability was deemed to be: America (26%).
#2. Religious Fundamentalists of Every Stripe (21%)
#3. Scarcity of Water (16%)
#4. The Thirst for Oil (11%)
#5. (Tie) Extreme Global Economic Inequality (8%)
and Global Warming (8%)
#1. As expected, but by a far larger margin than anyone could have guessed considering the field of candidates, the BIGGEST DICKS OF 2007 were Bush and Dick, Heroic Leaders of The Free World (31%).
#2. A 3-way tie between:
a) Stephen Harper, Hero to all Canadians who greatly admire what Bush and Dick have accomplished so far (13%)
b) Every news editor who decided to give us yet another story about Britney, Paris & Lindsay while constantly ignoring so many real news stories (13%)
c) The Unknown Suicide Bomber, Bravely slaughtering innocent civilians, all for God... and a few non-existent heavenly virgins (13%)
#5. The Burmese Junta, Dedicated to cleaning up the nation's streets of monks, democratic leaders and all other riff raff (9%)
#1. "A Very Brady Christmas" starring The Whole Damn Brady Bunch (23%)
#2. "Jingle All the Way" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (18%)
#3. "Silent Night, Deadly Night" starring some psycho and a whole bunch of doomed teens (14%)
#4. "It's A Wonderful Life" starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed (9%)
and #5 was a tie between a number of terrible, or at least terrible-looking, X'mas films.
#1. And the winner is: "The Blues Brothers" (19%)
#2. (Tie) "This Is Spinal Tap" (16%)
and "Pink Floyd's The Wall" (16%)
#4. "The Last Waltz" (13%)
#5. (Tie) "Woodstock" (10%)
and "A Hard Day's Night" (10%)
#1. Being a faithful Republican trying your darndest to rationally justify all the policies and actions of the Bush Administration (27%)
#2. Hanging out and huntin' for a whole weekend with Dick Cheney (18%)
#3. Finding yourself trapped in a car, unable to move, with Wham's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" cranked and stuck on replay (16%)
#4. Sitting through a full cricket match (11%)
#5. Sitting through one of those 7-hour speeches by Castro (9%)
Followed closely, in sixth place, by "Sitting through an entire Steven Seagal movie marathon" (7%)
1) "We Built This City" by Starship is THE WORST SONG OF ALL TIME. And a damn fine choice it is too, I must say.
2) The SECOND WORST SONG EVER is the very deserving "Step By Step" by New Kids On The Block.
3) The THIRD WORST SONG, and the number one single of the 70s, is "You Light Up My Life" by Debbie Boone.
4) And right behind Debbie, tied for fourth place, is her dad, Pat, who scored for "Anything and everything ever recorded by Pat Boone". Yes, that's right, his entire catalogue. And tied with Pat is Denise Williams with "Let's Hear It For The Boy", her hideously bad #1 hit from the film "Footloose".
#1. And the biggest Dick is... Dick, as in Cheney (35%)
#2. Second Biggest Dick: Bush The Decider himself (27%)
#3. Dick Number Three: Donald Rumsfeld (15%)
#4 & 5. And scoring a dismal 12% each to come in tied for last place: Karl Rove and Paul Wolfowitz (aka Tiny Dicks). I mean, if Karl and Paul truly want to be Big Dicks like their friends then I really think they need to make more of an impression on the public. But, to be fair, the competition was fierce.