Friday, January 27, 2017
All the news that's unfit to print 2
In my continuing war against stupid, worthless, ridiculous factoids in the newspaper, this latest piece of evidence:
Do we really believe that 20% of the American public thinks that meeting new people is "harder than selling snow to a snowman"? Maybe, if the question was phrased something like this:
I think meeting new people is harder than:
A. herding cats
B. pulling teeth
C. selling snow to a snowman
D. pissing up a rope
E. putting toothpaste back in the tube
You'd probably get about 20% response for each of the options.
I might mention that the sponsor of this "survey" is an app that lets you "get to know new people without the awkwardness of one-on-one meetups." Well, at least that ought to cut down on date rape.