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The Survey of the American Man

Posted by Brian on June 22, 2006

Esquire did a survey of American men asking about politics, sex, and fashion. Here are what I consider to be some of the more itneresting results, along with my own answer.

1. Who is the most admirable man in America?

Colin Powell – 5.9%
Bill Clinton – 5.8%
Bill Gates – 5.8%
George W. Bush – 5.3%
John McCain – 4.0%
Billy Graham – 3.8%
Jimmy Carter – 2.7%

My vote: Jimmy Carter

2. Who is the least admirable man in America?

George W. Bush – 14.8%
Bill Clinton – 7.8%
Ted Kennedy – 7.7%
Dick Cheney – 4.6%
John Kerry – 2.7%

My vote: George W. Bush

 7. Which of the following best describes your level of alcohol consumption?

I don’t drink, period. 26%
I’ll have the occasional drink at a party. 37%
I have a few drinks a week. 27%
I have three or more drinks most days. 5%
I drink daily, but never more than a drink or two. 5%

My vote: I have a few drinks a week, mostly cocktails at home.

11. Which of these three words best describes your belief (or not) in God?

NATIONAL AVERAGE
Believer – 78%
Atheist – 6%
Agnostic – 16%

My vote: Agnostic

28. How many suits do you own?

National Average – 2.8
South – 3.1
Northeast – 2.9
Midwest – 2.4
West – 2.5

 My answer: 5

You’re hosting a dinner party and you can invite three men and three women from the following lists. Who’s coming to dinner? (Percentage is number who selected each person among their three choices.)

WOMEN
Condoleezza Rice – 35%
Oprah Winfrey – 33%
Angelina Jolie – 30%
Julia Roberts – 28%
Faith Hill – 27%
Jennifer Aniston – 26%
Hillary Clinton – 21%
Katie Couric – 21%
Rachael Ray – 20%
Ellen DeGeneres – 19%
Jessica Simpson – 17%
Madonna – 11%
Dr. Laura Schlessinger – 9%
Maureen Dowd – 5%

Jay Leno – 37%
Bill Clinton – 36%
George Clooney – 36%
George W. Bush – 36%
Tiger Wood – 31%
Jon Stewart – 27%
Bill O’Reilly – 18%
Bono – 16%
Dick Cheney – 16%
Bob Dylan – 15%
Howard Stern – 14%
LeBron James – 7%
Johnny Knoxville – 6%
Eminem – 5%

My votes: For women, Angelina Jolie and Maureen Dowd (I can’t pick a third because those are the only ones I’m remotely interested in spending any time with). For men, Bill Clinton, George Clooney, and Jon Stewart.

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America vs. Ghana

Posted by Brian on June 22, 2006

Who do you like tonight?

I haven't seen any Ghana games, but if they can beat the Czechs they can beat anyone. America, on the other, far more pathetic hand, has yet to score a goal this World Cup and doesn't appear to be able to do so any time soon. My heart says America, but the bookie in me says Ghana, no doubt still psyched from their big win, will take it.

Go red, white, and blue!

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