Reader Poll… what’s more likely?

In an effort to get to know my readers better, I’ve decided that, on occasion, I will pose simple questions to this site, just to get a sense of what you’re like as a group. Here’s my first question.


For those of you who would like to read up on the evidence before casting your vote, you will find everything you could possibly need here: Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, Katie Perry is JonBenét Ramsey.

Speaking of Cruz, I know a lot has been written these past several months about why people find his face so unsettling, but I really like this theory put forward my friend Jeff Meyers. “Is it me,” he asks, “or does Ted Cruz remind you of a shape-shifting extra-terrestrial that can only maintain his human form through enormous concentration?” Until reading that, I’d always thought of Cruz being more of a Scooby Doo villain than an alien, like he’s just a minute of two away from having his rubber mask torn off. Now, I’m not so sure.

And, yes, I was working on a much better post for tonight. It just didn’t come together in time, though.

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26 Comments

  1. XXX
    Posted February 28, 2016 at 11:34 pm | Permalink

    Let’s not forget that Obama is Daniel Day-Lewis.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQ-E08LuuxQ

  2. Kit
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    I refuse to accept that both of these things cannot be true.

  3. Paige Briana
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    It’s the tough decisions like this that really teach us about ourselves.

  4. Peter Larson
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    The question asks which is more likely, meaning that they both could be true.

  5. Eel
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Zodiac made more sense.

  6. Jean Henry
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    The correct answer is Other. Because readers of this site really like Others and rely on the idea of Others to define their position on almost everything.

  7. Jean Henry
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    One thing I learned in retail is that very few people act in the ways they say they will or in ways that correspond to what they believe. I guess I’m saying that finding out what people believe will not help you understand your readership any better. It will definitely not predict their behavior in any way.

  8. Kat
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    The truth is that Cruz is JonBenet.

  9. Kat
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    And Katy Perry is a hologram.

  10. Kat
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    And the zodiac killer was Peter Larson.

  11. kjc
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 1:12 pm | Permalink

    “The correct answer is Other. Because readers of this site really like Others and rely on the idea of Others to define their position on almost everything.”

    Pot, kettle, etc.

  12. Lynne
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    I am the only person who knows for sure who voted for Other in that poll, and it wasn’t either one of you guys. ;)

  13. Cher Fan
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    When I vote “other” does that mean that I think Cruz was actually a serial killer other than Zodiac?

  14. Jean Henry
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    I voted Other. If you voted other too Lynn, then the poll is corrupted– of course:)

    KJC– example, please. I like to believe I have as much and as little faith in one human as the next v. one group over the next. I suppose holding myself to my own standards (aka not a joiner) qualifies as othering everyone else ever. I’m ok with that.
    Have you met people?
    Do you know their work?

  15. Lynne
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    I would have to say that the poll is corrupted because I also voted Other. :)

  16. Posted February 29, 2016 at 7:21 pm | Permalink

    You’re all wrong. Ted Cruz is actually CHiPs officer Arthur Grossman. His face was torn off in the line of duty, though, and he had to have a complete transplant from the eyebrows down, which never quite took, which is why some find him unsettling. Katy Perry, in sharp contrast, began her life as a figment of our collective imagination. In 2030 the fully realized Perry will assume the position of Supreme Ruler over the kingdom of Trump America, having killed The Donald with an bejeweled axe. As for Ramsey and Zodiac, they now operate a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire. By all accounts, they appear happy.

  17. Peter Larson
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    I voted Other because I don’t have enough information to know which is more likely. They are both extremely unlikely.

  18. Posted February 29, 2016 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    Bernie Sanders is a robot constructed by Killer Mike.

  19. Jean Henry
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Your poll is inherently flawed, like Bernie Sanders. No one made him that way. A robot would repeat himself less. Soon bernie will lose and be the first secular Saint martyred by dark money. The outcome is preordained. No polls or reader quizzes necessary. America is not pure enough for Bernie. He’s too good for us. He is extremely unlikely.

  20. question
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

    Has Cruz denied that he’s the zodiac killer? Has it come up during a debate? Has Trump made it an issue?

  21. Posted February 29, 2016 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    I value your opinion, Jean, but you also assured us that Trump would not make it this far. So, with all due respect, I’ll continue to hold out hope that Bernie keeps moving forward, pulling the rest of us along with him.

  22. Jean Henry
    Posted February 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, I was wrong about Trump. Who’da thunk it? I still dont think he can win the general against any Democrat. I’ll talk to you in a few days about Bernie’s chances…

  23. Jean Henry
    Posted March 1, 2016 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/mi/michigan_democratic_presidential_primary-5224.html

  24. XXX
    Posted March 17, 2016 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Not only is Cruz the Zodiac Killer, he’s also the lead singer of Christian metal band Stryper.

    http://mashable.com/2016/03/17/ted-cruz-stryper-metal/

  25. Posted February 17, 2017 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Kellyanne Conway is the Zodiac Killer. Lying Ted is JonBenet Ramsey.

    And a whole hella lotta people, those who didn’t vote and those who voted third party are directly to blame for the clusterfuck. I don’t hear many mea culpa’s from any of them. See you in Chicago this weekend. https://www.facebook.com/events/317774581951608/

  26. Kevin
    Posted February 17, 2017 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I thought everyone knew Ted Cruz was the Zodiac Killer. JonBenet Ramsey is definitely dead, her brother killed her and Kety Perry is awesome.

    Next time, please try to do a quiz with a little more ambiguity.

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