Please help out a friend…

… with a survey.

This is a survey of The Media and your spending habits, which is being done as informal research pursuant to the writing of what will prove to be a very interesting book on a very interesting topic. Please take the survey and then pass on the link to EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!!!11!!


Survey is HERE.


  1. #1 becca
    December 10, 2009

    I would like to watch a movie with george west eating beans!

  2. #2 Larian LeQuella
    December 10, 2009

    Done! Now, do get a free “Video Professor” set or something?

  3. #3 NewEnglandBob
    December 10, 2009

    One problem the survey has is that the last quest has no categories for retired or for unemployed (intentionally or not). Also why is “Upkeep of your home” a category of What type of work one does?

  4. #4 J-Dog
    December 10, 2009

    Question 1 has NO mention of any kind of print media, which for me is a primary source.

    Also, I expected to be able to at least vote FOR atheism, or at least “No” to a God question! 🙂

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    December 10, 2009

    Keep the critiques coming! I’ll be sure to pass them on to the survey purveyor.

  6. #6 Diane G.
    December 10, 2009

    I echo comments 3 & 4. I suspect that “upkeep of your home” might have been a way to avoid the omnipresent but obnoxious “homemaker?” (Altho it sounds more like something pertinent to Home Depot devotees…)

    As an erstwhile “mother at home,” I like the “caring for your children at home” option (frequently, only “homemaker” is available on such lists, but that implies far too much Martha Stuart for me), though I would prefer a simple choice of “Parenting.” (I still spend a greater chunk of time than I would have thought doing the same for my legally adult, more or less out-of-the-house children!)

  7. #7 llewelly
    December 10, 2009

    10. What type of work do you do? Select all that apply.
    What type of work do you do? Select all that apply. Conventional full time job (40+ hrs/wk, outside the home)
    Part time job
    Self Employment
    Caring for your child/children at home
    Upkeep of your home
    Volunteer work

    Since “unemployed” is not an option, the people who constructed this survey are clearly out of touch with reality.

  8. #8 Greg Laden
    December 10, 2009

    llewelly: Actually, the person who constructed this form is way more connected with reality than almost anyone I know.

    I wonder if the idea is that several of these categories would describe a non-employed person, and she does not want “unemployed” as the only category someone checks. Or, maybe this could be better worded. I am not privy to the exact purpose of the survey.

  9. #9 AnonCoward23
    December 11, 2009

    Another thing that’s missing from the last question: school/college/university.