Summer Reading Sale
 
 

From the Authors

Interviews


Original Essays


Powell's Q&A


Tech Q&A


Kids' Q&A


spacer

PowellsBooks.Blog

Authors, readers, critics, media — and booksellers.

 

Final Results for May 21 Poll: You Call Him Dr. Jones!

Maybe it was just too easy... or maybe our respondents were just too excited about the new Indiana Jones film.

It seems that 56% of those who bothered to click on last week's Hump Day Poll believe the former Henry Jones ("We named the dog Indiana") would win in a four-way fight between Indy, Barack Obama, ALF, and Vicki from Small Wonder.

This is, of course, completely incorrect.

We all know from watching the top-rated sitcom of the entire 1980s (and, in fact, it was so successful that it was also the top-rated sitcom of the '90s even though it had been cancelled by then!) that the robotic wonder-girl Vicki would use her bionic strength and speed to crush the skulls of her opponents before they could shoot her (Indy), outsmart her (Obama), or eat her cat (ALF).

Thus, despite what you Harrison Ford groupies want to believe, Vicki from Small Wonder is the true victor. (Her name is even short for "Victory!" Can it get much better than that?)

Alas, only 11% of respondents got the answer right. You are all better than human.

The final results of our poll, unfortunately rendered moot:

n

{democracy:31}

Come back next week to see if Vicki has crushed our heads!

÷ ÷ ÷

Brockman is the head writer for the daily Book News posts on the Powells.com blog. In his free time he's hard at work on his fictional memoir, which changes titles daily.

The views and commentary posted by Brockman are entirely his own, and are not representative of the whole of Powell's Books, its employees, or any sane human being.


Books mentioned in this post

  1. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the... Used Hardcover $3.50



Post a comment:

 
Get Your Gravatar

  1. Please note:
  2. All comments require moderation by Powells.com staff.
  3. Comments submitted on weekends might take until Monday to appear.
PowellsBooks.Blog uses Gravatar to allow you to personalize the icon that appears beside your name when you post. If you don't have one already, get your Gravatar today!
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.