Friday, May 31, 2013

Disney Princess Poll, round four

Time for round four, finally! Hey life gets in the way occasionally, what can I say? Okay that was a lame excuse, I shall make no more. So welcome one and all to round four of the

Nondescript female protagonists in an animated Disney movie,
 hierarchy not requisite poll. 
(aka The Disney Princess Poll).

The last round wasn't too kind to many competitors as there were a few blowouts, and fewer voters as well - what's up with that? I think it had something to do with when I released the poll, too late for many and since I am not always on your mind, many of you didn't even notice. 

Sad Face.

Not really.

We all have lives after all.

Go here to see how we are progressing along, if that interests you. I will tell you that the next two rounds will be elimination rounds as half of the competitors in this round will not make it to the next, and so on...

Enough rambling, here are your choices, have fun and don't forget to tell your friends!

Happy Voting!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Flash - Trust Your Heart

Ding- Dong.
What the hell? Who could that be at this hour?
Those, my friend, are the first thoughts I had as the doorbell rang. After all it was well past the hour of decency for doorbell ringing. Not to mention, made me miss that critical Lost plot line. Ugh. Now I will never know, until the summer reruns.
Anyway, I digress.
By the time I answered the annoyance, all I saw was somebody running away dragging a rat? I’m not sure, but in this light it did look like that. Now why would they do that? I knew I should have picked up that TiVo, or at least went in for the DVR that the cable company offered. 
Maybe I can “catch up” next week.
I digress, again.
This person takes off running after ringing my doorbell, ruining my Lost moment. I turn to head back into the house, when I notice some pink paper sticking in my mailbox. 
You have to be kidding me; I have been hit with an eviction notice! 
Wait, I bought and paid for this home years ago, that can’t be it. So I grab this piece of wisdom and read this…
To Whom It May Concern:
I write this letter, because it is now someone else's turn to have some fun.  Here are the rules:
~ Think of a place where you want to go.

~ Say the words "Trust Your Heart."
As if by magic, you will appear there!

Awesome, huh?

There are some conditions though... and do please remember this, my friend, once you use this phrase, it is YOURS.  
Whether it a blessing or a curse to you, the ONLY way to pass it on (or get rid of it), is to write another letter with three new words.

Now... go and.... Trust Your Heart. 


A Friend :-)


That is weird, but I doubt that I will be in Paris just by saying "Trust your heart"

Bonjour, monsieur!

Wow. That is pretty awesome, I wonder if I can travel through time as well and go to Gettysburg to witness president Lincoln's address, "trust your heart."

"Four score and seven years ago,..."

This is going to be awesome, but I should go to bed and rest up before I start, "trust your heart."

Arriving back at my house, I immediately started to research places to see and things to do. Life is definitely going to become more adventurous from now on, that's for sure. I can see the dinosaurs from when they roamed and ruled the earth.

I just have to "trust your heart."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Disney Princess Poll, round three

Welcome back to the,

Nondescript female protagonists in an animated Disney movie,
 hierarchy not requisite poll. 
(aka The Disney Princess Poll).

round three.

Last round saw a princess that fell in love with a Beast take dog out, so Lady will have to go up against a preschool princess from television, Sofia in one of two elimination battles this round. The other will see Perdita going up against Maid Marian which is a battle of the canines.

We had a sugar princess, Vanellope,  try to take down a classic, Aurora, and come up short by a large margin. Aladdin's  love Jasmine stepped on and squashed the ant known as Princess Dot in a battle that was clearly not in the social insects favor. Meanwhile a legendary ancient Chinese figure Mulan win a fierce battle against everyone's favorite cowgirl toy, Jessie.

Spunky teen Rapunzel had no problem matching up against Robin Hood's Maid Marian which sent her to an elimination match, while the other spunky teen Ariel took care of native American guide Pocahontas. Our first upset saw Scottish firebrand Merida barely beat out Cinderella, I wonder how the Prince feels about that, and Snow White took down restaurateur Tiana.

All in all, it was a great second round, thanks to everyone that took part, I hope you are all back for round three, as the fate of two of our princesses will be decided in this round as they will be eliminated and sent packing back to their castles.

Before I forget, here is the link to see the bracket as it now stands. However if you don't want to click the link here are the results from round two...

Belle - 27
Lady - 6

Vanellope - 6
Aurora - 21 (for some reason this one didn't generate as many votes, interesting)

Jasmine - 25
Dot - 6

Mulan - 16
Jessie - 14

Rapunzel - 22
Maid Marian - 5

Pocahontas - 8
Ariel - 20

Cinderella - 13
Merida - 15

Tiana - 10
Snow White - 21

So let's see this rounds match ups...

Happy voting!!

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Disney Princess Poll, round two

Welcome back to the

 Nondescript female protagonists in an animated Disney movie, hierarchy not requisite poll. (aka The Disney Princess Poll).

Round Two.

Last round had the dog "princesses" going up against one another, with Lady from The Lady and the Tramp comfortably beating Perdita from 101 Dalmatians.

16 to 11.

Meanwhile in the other poll we had Maid Marian from Robin Hood battling the child princess from Disney Junior Sofia the First, and I'll be honest here in saying that this vote was a lot closer than I thought it would be (18-9) - lots of Disney Junior viewers read this blog apparently. To which I say COOL! I will make extra certain that my language is rated G, PG-13 at the worst.

So now comes the big vote, there are eight different battles going on in this round, so let's get to them, shall we?

There you go, your round two competitors, good luck choosing one over the other, some of these are going to be tough, and only get tougher.

Thanks for participating and I'll have results in a couple of days, so now go up and vote, and if you have already, get your friends to vote too.

UPDATE: Link for brackets

Friday, May 17, 2013

The Disney Princess Poll, round one

As promised here is round one of the Nondescript female protagonists in an animated Disney movie, hierarchy not requisite poll. (a.k.a. The Princess Poll).

The rules?

Each round will have a number of polls posted, depending on the round. For instance, today's round will have two polls, whereas the next round has eight.

The contestants have been randomly seeded into eighteen positions (the Disney official eleven, plus a few few more wannabes).

The contestants will compete against one another in a popularity vote, in a double-elimination tournament. So if your favorite loses in one round, fret not, as they can still come back and win from the loser's bracket - although that term is a bit harsh, as the contestants are all winners, right?

The poll will be up and totals will be taken, within 48-72 hours, depending on how busy I am.

That's it, except that the decision of the judges are final, etc. That would be me, but I'm just keeping track of who got what vote and so on.

First off, here are how the computer seeded these fine young princesses, in a random manner, with the exception of the final four which I hope will make sense when you see who it is.

  1. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  2. Rapunzel (Tangled)
  3. Cinderella (The Love Bug - I kid, y'all know where she's from)
  4. Jasmine (Aladdin)
  5. Mulan (Mulan)
  6. Tiana (The Princess and the Frog)
  7. Pocahontas (Pocahontas)
  8. Vanellope von Schweetz (Wreck it Ralph)
  9. Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)
  10. Ariel (The Little Mermaid)
  11. Snow White (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
  12. Jessie (Toy Story 2 & 3)
  13. Dot (A Bug's Life)
  14. Merida (Brave)
  15. Maid Marian (Robin Hood)
  16. Perdita (101 Dalmatians)
  17. Lady (Lady and the Tramp)
  18. Sofia the First (Sofia the First)
Did I miss anyone? Probably, but I had to cut it off somewhere, right? Some will know where Sofia the First comes from, if you don't she is a princess on a television show on Disney Junior, and there is a young lady out there that I don't want to be mad at me, so I included her. :)

So there are your seeds, and here is your first round poll...

Choose One free polls 

Choose One free polls 

Thanks for voting and have a great day/weekend!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

And the Winner is...

In all honesty Finding Nemo won the last round, so instead of having the two go up against one another for a third time and prolong this poll/tournament I took the two scores and combined them. So the final tally looks like this:

Monster's Inc. - 41
Finding Nemo - 39

So congratulations to Mike and Sully on a tournament well won!

The final results are as follows:

Supreme Champion: Monster's Inc.

Worthy Adversary: Finding Nemo

Maybe Next Time: The Incredibles

5th place tie: 
Toy Story 
Toy Story 3

7th place tie:

9th place tie:
Toy Story 2
A Bug's Life
Cars 2

13th place:

What do you all think? Did Cars get shafted by being placed in the wrong seed at the beginning? Did Monster's Inc deserve the title? What's up with all the Toy Story movies getting knocked out so early?

Great news though, I have another poll/tournament starting tomorrow. The full title of the poll is the:

Nondescript female protagonists in an animated Disney movie, hierarchy 
not requisite poll.

I wish I could take credit for the full name, but that belongs to my friend Siobhan.

I think I might just call it the Disney Princess poll in the header though. .:)

As with the Pixar movie poll, I will randomly seed all of the princesses I have - currently I have seventeen - the Disney 11 plus six more - but I might have as many as 20. So please come back for that, as I pit the princesses up against each other in  a cage match throw down. 

Thanks again everyone that participated - hope you had fun voting and will tell all your friends. 

Have a great day!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Great Pixar Feature Film poll, final round unless...

... the movie that hasn't lost yet, loses. In which case there would be a rematch.

You know what? I'm going to throw caution to the wind and go ahead and say that this will be the final round to determine the best Pixar Feature Film, (when put in a double-elimination tournament while being seeded randomly and roughly 40 people vote on each round).

Got that?


So in the last round The Incredibles took on Finding Nemo, and you know what? That fish can punch and he caught baby jack-jack square in the jaw and he was down for the count. Wasn't even close.

Now I need to inform you that my blog polling place is having some sort of trouble and I couldn't the final results from there, but the last time I checked the score was 9-3 in favor of the clown fish with the bad fin. Added to the fact the office polling and unless there are some hidden votes in a closet somewhere, the super heroes met their match. The score I am going with is 24-9, for Nemo.

So that means Finding Nemo will now go up against Monster's Inc in the big finale, 

I also found a different vendor for my free polls.

So now it is up to you... VOTE!!

  • Monster's Inc
  • Finding Nemo
More polls: Free online poll

and thanks for playing along!

Oh and Happy Mother's Day to all those fabulous mothers out there - we would be so lost without you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Great Pixar Feature Film Poll, round seven.


Did you miss me?

I was busy busy busy and completely forgot to post this update. Actually, I was shocked that it wasn't posted already, and was planning on posting the final round post, well maybe final round, but I'll get to that when the time comes.

First off, I would like to thank everyone that has taken the time to vote on these, be it my co-workers (who think I'm crazy) or my Plurk buddies, or everyone else that has voted. Y'all rock!

On to the results from the last round...

The Incredibles beat Up by the score of 21-19, which means that The Incredibles will now face off against Finding Nemo to determine who will go up against Monster's Inc for the chance to be champion.

Here are the rankings, as determined by your votes, up to now...

13. Cars
12. Cars 2
11. A Bug's Life
10. Brave
9. Toy Story 2
8. Ratatouille
7. Wall-E
6. Toy Story
5. Toy Story 3
4. Up

This round will determine who will be the final two. Again, this does not mean that Cars is a bad movie - not at all. Like I've said before, I really don't think that there is a bad Pixar movie, I just was looking to see what your ideas were, when given a completely random seeding in a double-elimination tournament.

So here is this rounds poll, may the best movie win.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Great Pixar Feature Film Poll, round (the one that narrows the field to three) six


Talk about close.

All three polls were within three votes of each other, and now comes the task of eliminating one movie per round, the next round and this one will determine who will go on to challenge...

Monster's Inc in the final, after they dispatched Finding Nemo 21 to 18. Monster's will get a break now as they have to wait the movie that comes out of the next two rounds.

As a result of the last poll both remaining Toy Story movies have been eliminated; both by the final tally of 20 to 19 by Up, which defeated the original Toy Story, The Incredibles which took care of Toy Story 3.

That leaves us with this interesting battle between a heart warming story about an old man and a young boy finding out that they like each other, and the 'cone of shame' was introduced to the world - well at least me.
Up  will go up against a group of super heroes that have been banished because their good has made some people angry, and someone from one super hero's past comes back to make everyone super, so no one will be. The Incredibles is more of a movie than what may have initially met the eye.

Okay, there you have it, and the poll is below - may the best movie win and go on to face Finding Nemo to determine who will go up against Monster's Inc in the grand finale!

Thanks again for voting and have a great day!