Who doesn't love a completely meaningless popularity statistic from a poll that has no bearing whatsoever on real life every now and then?
You know what I mean - they're the polls magazines like US Weekly run, like:
- Who's hottest without a shirt? Leo, Brad or George?
- Which celebrity mom snapped back into the best shape two weeks after giving birth? Heidi Klum or Angelina Jolie?
- Which celebrity baby name trend is the coolest? Naming children after fruits, Greek gods or emotions?
- Which couple has the best chances of surviving the relationship based on popular nickname? TomKat, Brangelina or Bennifer?
(Hmm, apparently Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie can be worked into any popularity poll - congrats to them on being the winning popular pollster couple, appearing in three of the four fake poll questions above. Another fun, meaningless statistic to reflect on.)
Today, you get to make your own.
writercize: Create a fake celebrity poll to measure popularity. Choose any topic, and give three to four options for the reader to choose between.
Bonus points (towards absolutely no tangible prize, but the pride of knowing you've contributed to research - wink, wink) for answering everyone else's polls. Extra bonus points if you choose to give a witty reason for your answer.
Click "read more" for writercizer sample response about celebs participating in reality TV.
This writercize created based on the prompt "popularity" over at GBE2, hosted by the blog world's most popular hostess with the mostest, Ms. Elizabeth Grace.writercizer sample response:
Who would be your top choice for a contestant on the next season of Dancing With The Stars?
- Christina Aguilera
- Snoop Dogg
- Tina Fey
- Magic Johnson