There are times that I think the online polling folks at the P-G are just trying to mess with us... or they're drunk. I can see either really.
I mean, check this out:
That's sort of like asking: "Would you like an ice cream cone, do you want a zombie to eat your brains, or are you not sure."
("Well, I am lactose intolerant," says the mouth breather.)
I don't think there's anything more useless than an online poll, with maybe the exception of the results of an online poll.
(Our P-G results are in: 75% of respondents say the #1 issue facing America is "the lack of easy access to pornography", while 15% say "the proliferation of captioned cat pictures." The remaining 10% said "Hold the pickles.")
I can only assume that there's some copy-editor pacing up and down Stanwix Street thinking to himself "Gotta fill up the margin with something! Gotta fill the margin up with something! I know: radial buttons!" And then there's some executive editor saying, "Yes, that's what our website needs! More things for the young techno-savvy readers to click on, like their i-Pods or their SuperNintendo Wi-is. By gum! This will save print media!"
(I suppose the alternative was to expand the obituary column, showing everyone who will not be renewing their subscription to the P-G.)
It's such a stupid idea, that it almost makes me want to put an interactive poll on this blog.