Monday, November 14, 2005

34 percent: perspective

Only about 34 percent of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing as president. Here are some other things that 34 percent of Americans do or say:

1. 34 percent of Americans believe that the European Union should be the leading foreign policy authority in the world.

2. 34 percent of Americans believe Jews have too much control of our economy.

3. 34 percent of Americans have gone one to three days without brushing their teeth.

4. 34 percent of Americans believe "rock 'n' roll has had a sinful effect on American culture and values"

5. 34 percent of Americans believe the First Amendment offers citizens "too much freedom."

6. 34 percent of Americans believe in the literal truth of the Bible.

7. 34 percent of Americans believe the treatment of Gitmo detainees was "just right."

8. 34 percent of Americans believe in ghosts.

9. 34 percent of Americans think we're winning the war.

10. Only 34 percent of Americans admitted to having any degree of sympathy for Martha Stewart during her incarceration.

9 comments:

  1. Yup, that's putting it in perspective, all right.

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  2. Ha! I was just about to put that Tina Fey quote here until I saw that it was at the top of your blog!

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  3. 34 percent of ghosts believe in people. 34 percent of internet polls where 34 percent of the population believes in something crazy are 34 percent made up. 34 percent of little anime-ish black cats like to loiter in bathtubs.

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  4. Norb just left roughly 34% of the comments.

    ...I have to stop playfully ranking on Norb, btw; I think it's started to be annoying.

    Sigh. [holding a balloon, kicking a pebble]

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  5. Hahaha. Gavin, I laugh at your "percentages."

    Is no one going to mention the brilliant Tina Fey line? "The other 34% of Americans believe Adam and Eve rode dinosaurs to church."

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  6. Oh snap, nailed. I didn't even notice that, pica.

    Oh, Gavin, what percentage does this make Norby's? HUH???

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  7. Oh, Gavin, what percentage does this make Norby's? HUH???

    It's dropping rapidly. I think he's at about 17% now.

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  8. I'd like to see a Venn diagram of the polls you've cited.

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