Category Archives: Polls

Which is a bigger emotional hit for you, The Loss of David Bowie or Prince?

Vote- Which Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Team Do You Think Will Win This Year’s Tourney?


For more info-

2016 Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball World Championship

What’s worse? Being in an unlocked port-a-potty and someone walking in on you or opening an unlocked port-a-potty only to find someone on the shitter


I’m not really sure what’s worse.  Totally undecided.

I understand that people can be reluctant to touch the port-a-potty locking mechanism which slides the indicator on the outside to “occupied” letting people know to wait to try to go in.  But you can pull down your sleeve or ball up a bunch of toilet paper to close the latch.

Are you one of those people that rolls the dice and just hope no one tries to open it while you’re taking care of business?

For the record I’m totally in the ball up the toilet paper and use it so I don’t have to touch the handle kinda guys.  I also make the landing pad before splashdown occurs- more on that here.

Public Toilet Seat Nest or Public Toilet Bowl Landing Pad, What Ya Got?

On A Flight That Will Be Over 3 Hours And Can Only Choose One. Which Do You Pick?

Poll: Today McDonalds Starts Serving Breakfast All Day Long. But Wouldn’t Lunch All Day Long Have Been A More Welcomed Call?

If you could only pick one, would you rather have the option for lunch all day long or breakfast all day long?


Let Us Recap the Results Of The “would It Be Strange if A Wife Or Husband repeatedly Dropped In On Their Spouse’s Men’s or Ladies Night” Poll

Before anyone comes out and says I’m different because I’m like one of the guys- that’s a crock of shit.

The Results of Our Very Scientific Polls Worded Exactly the Same Way Just Switching Out the Genders-


Remarkably similar results, what a surprise… not. Smile

See, buddy?

Special thanks to Toby Pett for bringing this topic to the table when taping Tuesday night.

Listen here to the episode when it all went down.


Would It Be Strange For A Woman To Drive Across Town To Casually Drop In On Her Husband’s Poker Night With His Male Friends?

Say a man gets together with his male buddies every so often for poker night where they shoot the shit about man stuff and drink copious amounts of beer and one of the wives randomly drops in 3 weeks in a row. Is that strange or totally acceptable?

Would It Be Strange For A Man To Drive Across Town To Casually Drop In On His Wife’s Wine/Book Club With Her Girlfriends?

Say a woman gets together with her girlfriends every so often for a wine/book club night where they kabitz about women stuff and drink copious amounts of wine and pretend to talk about the latest books they’ve read and one of the husbands randomly drops in 3 weeks in a row.  Is that strange or totally acceptable?


Poll- In Our Quest To Make GMG More Bettah- Please Vote On Your Choice Of Navigation Buttons (designed by James Eves)

Option 1


Option 2


Option 3


In Order To Provide Cleaner Navigation Buttons In The Top Post Which Is Stickied As The Top Post When You Navigate To  I Asked, And James Eves Volunteered To Design Clean Symmetrical Navigation Buttons For Us.  I Don’t Have A Clear Winner In My Mind.  On One Hand The Same Color Is Sort Of Soothing, But On The Other The Different Colors Differentiate Each Subject and Make Them Pop.  I’ll Include Options For The Three Different Color Pallets and Another Poll For All Upper Case Or Capitalized.  Please Vote and Help Make The Blog Even Better.

Thank You, Joey

Big Block Party Survey – Tell the Mayor what you think!

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken is looking for YOUR opinion regarding Gloucester’s Summer Block Parties.  One idea on the table is to close Main Street to vehicle traffic EVERY SATURDAY in July and August.

What do you think?  Please take the survey (CLICK HERE) and help shape the future of fun in downtown Gloucester this summer!

This survey closes next Wednesday, April 8th at 11pm — so please don’t wait.

Do it now!

Poll- Vote For The Best 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championships Team Name

With The World Championship looming just around the corner on April 12th I thought a poll naming the best Bikini Speedo Dodgeball team name would be a fun idea.
Oh and for more info click here- 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Event Page
Don’t forget to sign up to get your free UBER ride to the event by signing up with free ride coupon code CAPEANN Here-
So here goes, vote for your favorite-


Should Boston Voters Should Decide Whether or Not The City Of Boston Host The Olympic Games?

From WGBH Greater Boston Report

Support for Boston’s Olympic bid has tripped out of the starter’s gate. Now, Boston 2024 says it won’t go forward without public support. Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim and United Independent Party chairman Evan Falchuk have proposed ballot questions to gauge just that, hoping to provide a place for voters to weigh in, maybe even have the final say.

Should people get a say, maybe the final say, on whether the Olympics come to Boston? And if so, should it just be Bostonians? Or the whole state? Let us know.

Bowl or Floor?

Don’t get me wrong.  I grew up at the awesome Ground Round in Danvers where you could watch little film strip movies, play games, and chuck peanut shells and popcorn all over the floor. It was fantastic.

Fast forward, however, to now….and to Halibut Point Restaurant.

I love it there.  I’m all for a quick meal and a beer sitting at the bar talking with Jack. I’m also not afraid to dive into the basket of peanuts that is inevitably placed directly in front of me.  I do, however, while snacking….place my shells in the extremely convenient glass bowl that is ALWAYS strategically placed in close proximity to the peanuts themselves.  What I don’t do is channel my inner 7 year old….and chuck the shells all over the floor.

So, that being the case, I was a little surprised to watch someone eating peanuts and throwing the shells with reckless abandon…this way and that…all over the floor last night (that may be a slight exaggeration).

So, I ask you… If and when you happen to dine at Halibut Point…do you use the bowl or do you chuck shells on the floor?  Be honest.


Alicia Unleashed OR Unapologetically Alicia- Which do you prefer?


After a few too many adult beverages Joey may or may not come to regret his fateful decision of asking me to become an official GMG contributor. My role as we discussed and maybe to your dismay, will be to give the straight dope without filter as I see things (oh boy) You may agree with me or you may vehemently disagree with me, but know that what I put on these pages will be straight from my heart without excuses.

As far as the poll goes we are looking for my new username. Please chime in and whichever one wins I’ll be using going forward.

If there are any topics you would like to discuss on this crazy adventure feel free to leave a comment below and follow me on twitter @ali4416

Mayor Romeo Theken Forwards Survey For Businesses Hurt By Local Weather To help Secure Federal relief #GloucesterMA #RockportMA

Governor Baker is working to secure federal relief for Massachusetts businesses which are trying to recover from losses incurred during the recent stretch of bad weather.
In an effort to assist the Baker Administration, business groups and chambers are reaching out to their membership to gauge the impact across the state.
Please take a moment to fill out the following survey.
Responses are requested by Noon on Monday, March 2, 2015.

@MattNoyesNECN Poll- Shoveling Multiple Times vs The Screw It Til The End Method. Which Person Are You?

I’ve been keeping up with the storm (or at least trying to) by going out every couple of hours to shovel the walkway, around the cars and the end of the driveway.  When driving over my mom’s to shovel her out I noticed a good number of cars and driveways that were straight up covered and hadn’t been touched.

Reflecting on it right now I’m not sure which is the better method.

One makes for obviously lighter duty at the end but the screw it til the end method where you sit around and eat like a pig and watch marathon tv series on Netflix sounds pretty damn good.


Please let it end…

What has been your tactic for handling the last few storms.  If the options presented in the poll don’t represent your method, leave a comment.

Olympic Rings Good or Bad for the Purse Strings?

So, by now, you all know that the United States Olympic Committee voted Boston as its Applicant City for the 2024 Summer Games and the Paralympic Games.

Boston was selected over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.  The last U.S. city to host the Olympics was Salt Lake City back in 2002 and it has been 18 years since the Summer Olympics has called the USA home.

The field is not yet complete, but for now Boston is competing against Rome. Germany is expected to enter a bid for either Berlin or Hamburg, South Africa will likely throw their hat into the ring, and Paris and Istanbul have been said to be entering the competition as well.

The host city will be chosen by the International Olympic Competition in 2017.

So, I ask you, based upon the knowledge that you have, what’s your opinion?

Bring on the Olympic Rings or Hell, No! Forget about those things?

Here are some articles for your reading pleasure. Comments welcome.

USA Today Article

FOX News



When Do You Tune in to the Holiday Tunes?

Ok, so Christmas is just two weeks from tomorrow.  So, yesterday I scanned through the radio stations on the way home from work/school to find some holiday music.  Now the real test will be, can we keep it up until Christmas?

I like to hear the festive music while out and about doing errands and at holiday events, but not so much day in and day out for two solid weeks…or, heaven forbid, longer.  We’ll probably end up listening to “real” music on the way to school and holiday music on the way home.  About one week out we’ll probably go hard core and Jingle Bell Rock ourselves to exhaustion while Decking the Halls, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, and Ho Hoing the Mistletoe.

So, I ask you…  When do you start cranking the Christmas Tunes?

And, as a thanks for taking the holiday song poll….please enjoy one of my favorites!

What’s Fair is Fair…Or Not.

Since I’ve started contributing to GMG there’s been a particular hot topic that seems to come up every so often…so today, I took that topic to the streets.

Actually, not so much to the streets, as to the classroom.

Joey has referred to it as “The Pussification of Sports”….I chose to not use that term in the classroom today.  But, I was very interested in what my students would have to say.

The hot topic in question has centered around the belief that some parents have that all kids should be praised, rewarded, celebrated, and applauded equally no matter how they play or contribute (or don’t contribute) to the team’s success. Don’t go all nutty here about the word “success” and how it should be measured. I realize that a team’s success could just as easily be measured by the number of laughs the kids had or the great team morale…or even because of an injury free season.  But, for the sake of playing devil’s advocate, let’s say that just for a second, we’re measuring the success of a season by the “Win vs. Loss” column. Is it OK to single out players who excelled?  Is it OK to acknowledge those who gave 110% all season long?  Is it OK to determine that one kid’s talents and abilities are clearly above the rest?  Is it OK to give awards for things like MVP? Or Most Improved?  Or by naming one kid the Captain?

Some parents will say that hurts feelings.  Some parents will say, “There’s no I in Team” and each player is equally important.  Singling out the “better” players is wrong…and not fair.  Other parents will say that in the college or professional sports we have things like captains, MVPs, Golden Glove Award winners, Heisman Trophy awards, Cy Young Awards, the coveted Master’s Green Jacket, or the Tour de France yellow jersey.  And what about Gold Medals?  Parents from the other side would clearly retort, “But our kids aren’t playing professional sports….these are just little kids.”  Fair enough.

FYI…the same conversation has been happening in academics.  Who remembers this story from last year?  It isn’t fair to give Awards of Academic Excellence to just some students!  It will hurt other kids’ feelings.  Oooh, Oooh, Oooh……OooooR, I have an idea….it just might motivate them to work harder. Or to put energy into something that they excel at or have a passion for.  Maybe they’ll never be top of their class, but maybe they become motivated to paint more, or write more poetry, or practice more piano, or donate time to a worthy cause, or think outside the box.  Because, really, being top of the class isn’t everything, but those kids do deserve their academic merit awards…and hopefully other children will find their own way to shine…or at least feel good about themselves!  Just Saying.   (Darn..I wasn’t going to offer my own opinion…but it got away from me for a minute).

The sports question came up mid October in the Boston Globe when Globe Columnist Thomas Farragher wrote, “Put Our Kids In, Coach”.   And then Sports Columnist, Bill Speros (Obnoxious Boston Fan), countered with “There’s a Reason Why Your Kids Aren’t Playing – They’re Not Good Enough” on

So, when, if your child has decided to become part of a sports team, should you expect that the Direct Goal is a winning season and the Indirect Goals (added bonus) would be that all the kids have fun, learn about team work, get some exercise, learn a bit of stick-to-it-ness, and maybe gain some discipline.  I ask that seriously.  What is the “correct” age for the transition.  I mean clearly Professional Sports are concerned about THE WIN.  Safe to say College Sports are too.  I’d even dare say, High School sports would rather win than lose…even if that means some players didn’t get a chance to touch the ball.  So, when should a child be prepared for less playing time or smaller (or no!) trophies unless they’re the high scorer, most valuable, etc.?

Well, those questions may have been too abstract for my 3rd grade students today.  So, with the help of Time For Kids Magazine, we explored this question instead.

“Should everyone get a prize or is it OK to acknowledge just the “best” players?”

My students had some pretty interesting and wise things to say.  At first the majority quickly thought, “Yes, everyone should get a trophy for being part of the team” but then we started discussing it a bit.  Some interesting “what ifs” came up.  I won’t try to wax poetically about our whole debate, but some of the key points became:

What if one player plays well, but has really poor sportsmanship?

What if one player plays well, but never shows up to practice, doesn’t try much until its a game situation, and doesn’t act like a part of the team?

What if a player isn’t so great, but supports all of his/her teammates, tries really hard, takes advice, works on skills, never gives up?

After some back and forth, my students decided that all members of a team (up until High School) should receive acknowledgement and, ideally, a really cute little trophy…or at least a ribbon and a certificate:)   BUT…then, in addition, the “best” or “hardest working” or “most helpful teammate” players could all get bigger and more special awards.  Their words, not mine.  Aren’t they cute!?

So, I’ll ask you too.

Take the Poll Here.  


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