Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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Taking responsibility and then escaping into a poll

This morning I am dismayed to see that my own poor choice of words and insensitivity causes my last post to give some offense to some. I take responsibility for my lack of nuance and clarity. I'd just take the post down, but I'd rather leave it up as a reminder of my own personal flaws. I edited in a brief disclaimer, but it will remind me to phrase things much more precisely, and to constantly challenge myself to find a more tolerant, kind way.

In light of this personal failing, I should draft something meaty and wordy about my own struggles with how opinionated and tactless I am. But I've managed to hurt my own feelings, so I'm going to instead escape into a poll. I'll work on posting more wisely tomorrow.



Poll #172011 Choices poll

Which Star Trek?

Star Trek, the original series
9(22.5%)
Star Trek: Next Generation
18(45.0%)
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
4(10.0%)
Star Trek: Voyager
0(0.0%)
Enterprise
1(2.5%)
The rapid trek to the television to get the channel changed
8(20.0%)

Which Babylon?

Ancient Babylon
22(56.4%)
Babylon 5
5(12.8%)
Hollywood Babylon
10(25.6%)
Beach Babylon
2(5.1%)

Which western?

Shane
11(28.9%)
True Grit
4(10.5%)
Fort Apache
1(2.6%)
High Plains Drifter
2(5.3%)
The Unforgiven
20(52.6%)

Which guitarist?

Jimi Hendrix
8(19.5%)
Randy California
1(2.4%)
Eric Clapton
6(14.6%)
Jimmy Page
3(7.3%)
Alex Van Halen
0(0.0%)
Carlos Santana
6(14.6%)
Bill Nelson
2(4.9%)
Les Paul
3(7.3%)
Ry Cooder
3(7.3%)
I'd have picked at least five other folks before anyone on this list
9(22.0%)

Which sport would you ban?

Boxing
25(64.1%)
Professional football
5(12.8%)
Ice hockey
1(2.6%)
Gymnastics
4(10.3%)
Bashing people who like sports
4(10.3%)

If you could customize the content of this journal, what would you do?

more long, wide-ranging posts which go nowhere pointlessly
3(7.5%)
more slice of life
6(15.0%)
more nature walks and badly-done nature photos
3(7.5%)
more polls
0(0.0%)
more sentimental looks back at things in the past
5(12.5%)
more disclaimers that you don't know what you're talking about when in fact you don't
0(0.0%)
more posts which tackle an idea or position
2(5.0%)
more opinionated material
2(5.0%)
more admissions that you know nothing about art, magic or anything creative
1(2.5%)
more eclectic posts which go all over the map
18(45.0%)

Which bad habit would you choose?

Smoking cigarillos at a table at an outdoor cafe
6(14.6%)
drinking hibiscus wine from fluted glasses over dinner
8(19.5%)
eating gingerbread men, a half dozen at a time
8(19.5%)
playing poker, a dime an ante, until four in the morning
5(12.2%)
becoming addicted to LJ
14(34.1%)

Which cartoon character?

Fred Flintstone
2(5.1%)
Hank Hill
8(20.5%)
George Jetson
5(12.8%)
Space Ghost
9(23.1%)
Homer Simpson
15(38.5%)

Which gift would you choose?

the gift of being able to see the future
3(7.5%)
the gift of being able to read others' thoughts
0(0.0%)
the gift of being able to heal through some kind of faith
13(32.5%)
the gift of radiating good feelings like a generator
13(32.5%)
the gift of feeling interconnected with everyone and everything
11(27.5%)

If you were in charge of Baylor University ,and found that your basketball coach had been violating NCAA rules, then trying to get everyone to cover it up (a fact which comes out only after a player is murdered in a sad situation which apparently is not directly arising from the payments) would you:

pull the plug on your basketball program
9(22.5%)
pull your school from a major conference, join a minor conference, and emphasize fun over attainment
8(20.0%)
merely replace the coach and put a brave face on things
9(22.5%)
end all sports at your school other than sandlot basketball and intramural flag football
4(10.0%)
fund the chess team
10(25.0%)

Sorry for the shameless question, but do you have a post topic for me?

Which wink?

Wink Martindale
4(9.8%)
Winken of Blinkin and Nod fame
9(22.0%)
that curious soft drink called wink
3(7.3%)
wink at me anytime
6(14.6%)
a nod is just as good
19(46.3%)
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