Thursday, July 29, 2010

Survey Results Are In

There has been quite an outpouring of replies to my Survey Says… blog that I posted on Monday. I received feedback in the comments section, via email, on facebook and even over the phone. While some answers were what I had expected, there were many that were rather surprising. Some of the respondents (Jamie and Michael immediately come to mind) were just too clever for their own good. Thanks to all of you that responded, it is appreciated.

Here are the answers:

1. What is your favorite topping on a pizza?

Sausage – 7
Extra Cheese – 3
Ham and Pineapple – 2
Mushrooms – 2
Pineapple and Sausage
Canadian Bacon and Black Olives
BBQ Chicken

Sausage was the overwhelming choice. The pineapple on pizza thing has always made me cringe. But, to each their own.

2. If you could only listen to only one album the rest of your life, what would it be?

The White Album – The Beatles
Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars – David Bowie
Lynyrd Skynyrd Greatest Hits
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Luther Vandross – All The Hits
Susan Boyle – I Dreamed A Dream
Take That – Greatest Hits
Purple Rain – Prince
Tom Waits – Orphans: Bawlers
Cat Stevens – Teaser And The Firecat
Any Old Beatles Album
Anything by Pavarotti
Supertramp – Even In The Quietest Moments
Call To Prayer
Help! – The Beatles
The End –Black Eyed Peas
Rush – 2112
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival – The Who
Big Chill Soundtrack

Quite an eclectic selection of music with the Beatles having a strong representation.

3. What is your favorite game show, past or present?

Match Game – 4
Family Feud – 2
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (Regis Version) – 2
Hollywood Squares (Old Version) – 2
Press Your Luck
Deal Or No Deal
Wheel Of Fortune
The Price Is Right
What’s My Line?

Match Game was a popular choice. What surprised me was Jamie’s reply stating “I hate game shows!” Jamie, Jamie, Jamie…

4. Which of the Three Stooges was your favorite?

Moe – 3
Larry – 3
Curly – 6
Shemp – 2
None! – 5

I figured that Curly would come out on top here. I also fully expected that there would be a strong outcry from some of the ladies who obviously didn’t understand the genius of the Stooges. What I didn’t expect was more venom from our friend Jamie! This time she responded with “I hate the Stooges more than game shows.”

5. What is your favorite food item cooked on the grill?

Brats – 3
Steak – 3
Hamburgers – 2
Sausage – 2
Hot Italian Sausage
Hot Dogs
BBQ Ribs
Corn Dipped In Butter
Ribeye Steak
Steak Shish Kabob
95% Ground Sirloin Hamburgers
Chicken Wings

Quite a nice range of tasty delights, don’t you think. I would have no problem finding something I liked at this cookout!

6. If you could only watch one complete TV series the rest of your life, what would it be?

Twin Peaks – 2
Seinfeld – 2
The King of Queens
Good Eats
That 70’s Show
Gavin and Stacy (UK)
Maverick (James Garner)
Battlestar Galactica
The Bill (UK)
Keeping Up Appearances
All In The Family
Anything From The Agatha Christie
Northern Exposure
The Sopranos
Grey’s Anatomy
Sports Night
The Wire

Another interesting collection of responses. However I do have to come clean about something. Remember I told you in the original blog that there were no right or wrong answers? I lied. The only correct answer to this question is The Wire.

7. Pepsi or Coke?

Pepsi – 8
Coke – 10
Don’t Do Caffeine!

Pretty close voting with “the real thing” just edging out “the choice of a new generation”. Evidently not enough people said “Pepsi please.”

8. What is your favorite spectator sport?

Football - 6
Baseball – 4
Hockey – 2
None – 2
Reading Paul’s Blogs

Julie’s “Politics” answer gets a gold star for creativity. Judi’s “Reading Paul’s Blogs” reply gets 2 gold stars for sucking up. Nice jobs ladies.

9. What subject would you like me to blog about next?

More creative answers here! So much so, I am going to devote an entire blog to them. You can look for that blog this weekend.

10. What was the first concert that you ever went to?

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Bay City Rollers
Stevie Wonder
Music Man
Paul Young
Johnny Cash
Monkees w' Mom (1967), Bread @ Carthage College w' friends in 1972
1977 Eagles Hotel California Tour
In Detroit, a Motown Jam to Benefit St. Jude Hospital (Temptations, etc.)
Dave Clark Five in December of 1965
The Beatles
Cheap Trick with Steve Dahl Opening
Freddie Fender and Dolly Parton
No frickin’ idea!!
Never been to a concert, I’m a play person.
Someone I've forgotten at Summerfest. I don't do concerts…

What a lineup of musical talent! Wow! Very impressive indeed. There were also a couple of rather impressive comments that went along with the answers. Mary Beth must have been a bit embarrassed to admitting that the Bay City Rollers were her first concert because here is how she submitted it: “Okay, don't laugh…but it was the Bay City Rollers. Seriously…stop laughing. I mean it…STOP LAUGHING!!”

Not to be outdone was Michael. His reply looked like this: “Dave Clark Five in December of 1965…I recall it was the same day that Gayle Sayers scored 6 TDs…I needed to be cheered up because even though I was a Chicago city kid I have always HATED the Chicago Bears…still do, by the way.”

Michael, you gain more respect from me every day! Seriously, thanks again to everyone for taking the time to answer these questions. I am truly grateful. Make sure you come back this weekend for part two when I reveal the witty answers to question number 9. Until then…from the booth.


Leplume said...

Hey! I was not embarrassed to say that the Bay City Rollers were my first concert experience. I loved them and I still do! I just knew you were laughing because, frankly, that's what most people do when this subject comes up. I did get decidedly cooler as I got older. I have seen Bowie, US, and Tom Waites, among others. I even saw Michael Jackson in concert before he was weird...or dead.

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

I am sorry that I assumed Mary Beth. By the way, it must have been very cool seeing the Jackson 5!

Leplume said...

Not the Jackson 5...just Michael around the time Billy Jean came out. Brilliant show!

Paul E. Vagnoni said...

And The Bay City Rollers opened for him? Wow!