The shiny object that caught my eye this morning was this article I found on Yahoo News: AskMen’s Great Male Survey Reveals That Men Are No Longer Interested in Keeping up with Kim Kardashian.
Perhaps there's hope for us men, after all.
The article discusses the results of the survey conducted by online magazine AskMen, in which 50,000 men were polled on a variety of male-oriented topics. The specific topic in which I was interested was: "Which female public figure were you most tired of hearing about in 2012?" The results are interesting ... here is the list by percentage of response:
Kim Kardashian - 62%
Nicki Minaj - 18%
Jennifer Lopez - 9%
Kate Middleton - 6%
Sofia Vergara – 3%
Kate Upton - 2%
Somehow, I'm not surprised that Kim Kardashian won such a lopsided victory. Even the most T&A-besotted adolescent male eventually realizes that "once you get there, there's no there there," Ms Kardashian being a beautiful, yet talentless person famous only for being famous. I was a bit more surprised to find Sofia Vergara on the list. I think she's hysterically funny and a brilliant comic actress, not to mention gorgeous. Of course, you can't understand a word she says, but but she surely does look good saying it. I care nothing about Nicky Minaj, and the only thing I ever liked Jennifer Lopez in was Shall We Dance?, which contained one of the hottest tangos of all time ...
As for the rest of the list, Kate Middleton is the Brits' problem, and I have no clue who Kate Upton is.
The survey also asked which male public figures men were most tired of hearing about ... the results were not surprising, but may have suffered from a surfeit of potential choices:
Justin Bieber - 67%Lebron James - 10%
Kanye West - 10%
Barack Obama - 8%
Mitt Romney - 5%
Justin Bieber was a righteous winner, and the tie between Lebron James and Kanye West reflects their status as monumental ass clowns of the first rank. I think President Obama and Mr Romney had such low figures only because the survey was conducted before we had a chance to get really, really sick of the presidential campaign.
So, Dear Readers, what public figures are you most tired of hearing about? My own personal list includes Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, Reprehensives Nancy Pelosi, John Boehner, and Eric Cantor, anti-tax gasbag Grover Norquist, and NRA figurehead Wayne LaPierre. Put your "favorites" in the comments.
Have a good day. Ignore annoying people. More thoughts tomorrow.