The UK paper the Mirror bills itself as ‘The intelligent tabloid’, it even has its own customised hashtag #madeuthink. Gone are the days when the Mirror would do a preview report on a European football team’s fans, claiming they liked to wear shoes on their heads and sing songs about little potatoes, before it was revealed the incorrect information came from a vandalised wikipedia entry. Now, readers get the intellectual stimulation they crave – from themselves. And it’s in the form of Mirror reader poll questions:
Because what better way to address every single issue facing the planet (and fantasy land) than a simple click of the mouse? The questions range from the utterly pointless:
To ones that even the world’s brightest minds would struggle to convincingly answer:
Thankfully they even give you the results so you can get a handle on just what the nation is thinking, before the next major crisis is effectively handled:
Occasionally, the topics require such considerable debate that they shift away from the simple ‘yes’ or ’no’ response, and more tailored answers are required:
And don’t worry if you’ve got complete dogshit for brains and can’t even muster up a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer, they can even give you an ‘out’:
And sometimes – when text just doesn’t do the topic justice – they may even provide you with a photo:
Here’s a collection of others:
If you see any others – excellent or inane, send ’em in to the usual address.
Kane Ludic with DFizzy (SF/UK Bureau).