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If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:

by bobf (Monsignor)
on Mar 07, 2008 at 03:10 UTC ( #672653=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:

Larry Ellison
[bar] 49/3%
Larry Erhardt
[bar] 2/0%
Larry Fine
[bar] 29/2%
Larry Fleinhardt
[bar] 11/1%
Larry Flynt
[bar] 58/4%
Larry King
[bar] 36/2%
Larry Laffer
[bar] 50/3%
Larry Linville
[bar] 10/1%
Larry Lurex
[bar] 8/1%
Larry McMurtry
[bar] 10/1%
Larry Niven
[bar] 96/7%
Larry Page
[bar] 46/3%
Larry Pardey
[bar] 9/1%
Larry Probst
[bar] 2/0%
Larry Powers
[bar] 5/0%
Larry Sanger
[bar] 3/0%
Larry the Cucumber
[bar] 83/6%
Larry the Lobster
[bar] 84/6%
Larry Wachowski
[bar] 34/2%
Larry Wall
[bar] 356/25%
Larry Whitney
[bar] 9/1%
I don't care, as long as he isn't wearing a Speedo
[bar] 452/31%
1442 total votes
Comment on If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
Re: If I were stranded on a [im2|desert island] with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by kyle (Abbot) on Mar 07, 2008 at 03:36 UTC

    Three for the price of one? "Hi, I'm Larry, this is my brother Darryl, and this is my other brother Darryl."

Re: If I were stranded on a [im2|desert island] with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by repellent (Priest) on Mar 07, 2008 at 05:03 UTC
    I hear 5 tones. I get XP. I see Larry Laffer.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Tux (Monsignor) on Mar 07, 2008 at 07:36 UTC

    Leisure Suit Larry (Larry Laffer), even if he's wearing a Speedo.


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Moriarty (Abbot) on Mar 07, 2008 at 10:46 UTC

    I'm not sure that I'd want to spend time with any of them. Although I think I recognise a couple of the names, but I don't know any of them.

      From a Monk with your experience I'd expect that you know Larry Wall at least ;-)

        While I know of him and have "met" him in the CB, I can't say that I actually know him personally.

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by syphilis (Canon) on Mar 07, 2008 at 11:02 UTC
    I can't believe that Larry Emdur didn't get a mention !!

    What on Earth is with you people ??

    Cheers,
    Rob
    Update: And no Larry CurlieandMoe ...
      And no Larry CurlieandMoe ...

      That would be Larry Fine.

        That would be Larry Fine

        Aaah ... live and learn :-)

        Cheers,
        Rob
      and no Larry the sausage dog ?
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by rhesa (Vicar) on Mar 07, 2008 at 12:04 UTC
      I'd fully expect a visit from Cyclone Larry

      No, no ... that would be if you were stranded on a "tropical" island :-)

      Cheers,
      Rob
        I've been wondering about that for a long time: do people ever picture themselves being stranded on, say, Bouvet Island or Jan Mayen?
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by jhourcle (Prior) on Mar 07, 2008 at 13:52 UTC

    Hmm... of those listed, one is known for small boat sailing, and having built two boats. If I were stuck on an _island_, I know which one I'd pick.

    If it were stranded anywhere else, I guess I could do the world a favor, and at least get Larry the Cable Guy away from them. (note -- I used to like him in small doses, when he did radio commentary ~8 years ago, but he's just no good in large doses)

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by jfraire (Beadle) on Mar 07, 2008 at 15:49 UTC
    If this was a desertic island, I know at some point I would really like to have Larry the Lobster in for dinner!
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by amarquis (Curate) on Mar 07, 2008 at 16:46 UTC

    I was the SECOND Larry Linville vote? Really? I thought this early in the poll I'd swipe his first vote for sure.

    Who else is the Major Burns fan?

      Frank Burns eats worms!

      (No, I didn't vote for Mr. Linville, but I was the guy who suggested he be added to the poll.)

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by swampyankee (Parson) on Mar 07, 2008 at 17:34 UTC

    Larry the Lobster. Tasty!


    emc

    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please readthisbefore posting.

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by dynamo (Chaplain) on Mar 07, 2008 at 18:28 UTC
    I hadn't heard of him before this poll, but I had to go with Larry Pardey for the practical aspect.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by menolly (Hermit) on Mar 07, 2008 at 18:58 UTC
    I say Larry the Cucumber, because that guarantees a timely rescue with humor, music, minimal trauma, and an obvious moral.
      And he's a tuba player! (OK, technically a sousaphone...)

      tubaandy
      And I hear that Larry Boy is really Larry the Cucumber in disguise.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by apl (Monsignor) on Mar 08, 2008 at 13:41 UTC
    Great question. But will all due respect, given my gender and orientation, they're all the wrong choice! 8-)

    "Jocks only think about sports. Nerds only think about sex!".

      If you meet a woman named Larry, be sure to let us know.
        Larry from Fletch (Geena Davis)

        "I love your body, Larry"

        bassplayer

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 08, 2008 at 14:01 UTC
    Which Larry carries a boat?
      I don't know if he carries a boat, but Larry the Cucumber has already been stranded on a desert island in "Larry's Lagoon", a sendup of Gilligan's Island. So at least he has some experience, though perhaps not enough to get him elected President...

        Being stranded on a desert island is an experience that counts positively for being elected President? Given that experience in Washington is viewed, by some pundits, as a detriment, Philip Nolan would be best suited of all Americans to run against Washington....


        emc

        Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please readthisbefore posting.

        hmm... well, I've been stranded on a desert island (twice, actually). Should I run for president? ;)

        I don't think I will - I'm not even american ;)

        But then again, maybe you guys could do with a non-american president.... ;)

      My assumption is that Larry Ellison would only travel to an island via one of his yachts.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 08, 2008 at 14:01 UTC
    Which Larry had a sex-change?
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 12, 2008 at 15:27 UTC
    Larry Lessig I could write my memoirs on the island, and he could get into the details of releasing them under a CC license.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by drip (Beadle) on Mar 13, 2008 at 09:21 UTC
    This poll reminds me of a very odd question a friend asked me... the question went like this "If you were stuck in an island ...Why?"..lol
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by parv (Priest) on Mar 14, 2008 at 03:53 UTC
    Speedo or not, I would go with L Pardey (after all somebody has to know what & how to do with a boat on the water).
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by eggzeck (Initiate) on Mar 15, 2008 at 13:57 UTC
    If I were stranded on an island, I'd of course want a pen, a notebook, and Larry Wall there with me. This way I can sit him down and learn more Perl while we're stranded. Then I'll bring all my knowledge back home and kick butt. I think he'd be mad though :-)
      Two points: first, you'd be learning Perl 6, and second, he's already mad. :)
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by holli (Monsignor) on Mar 15, 2008 at 17:40 UTC
    I just want to say, I'm proud of being a member of a community that casts so many votes on Larry Niven :)


    holli, /regexed monk/
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 16, 2008 at 11:07 UTC
    What's wrong with Speedo's? They're the best swimwear available. I really HATE those long trousers in swimming pools. They look awful. A new trend seems to be to wear a knicker or a speedy UNDER those ugly trousers, and have the trousers way too low, so you can see the speedo below. Yuck!
    /me imagines a pool full of all above Larry's in Speedo's :)
      I don't believe there is any objection to Speedos. Only to who chooses to wear them.

      And, much like you, I am puzzled by the increasing trend towards redundant pantage. I am undoubtedly showing my age ...

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by coreolyn (Parson) on Mar 20, 2008 at 17:30 UTC
    What? No ability to vote for Leisure Suit Larry?
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by blue_cowdawg (Prior) on Mar 25, 2008 at 02:29 UTC

    I'm sorry, but I am not crazy about the idea of being stranded on a desert island with anybody named "Larry!!"

    Call me a hopeless romantic, but my first choice would be someone oh.. say.. like my wife!

    That would be problematic though. She's afraid of boats and airplanes.. not sure how we'd end up being stranded there together anyway. I'd probably end up being stranded alone like Tom Hanks and talking to a soccer ball. Not bad unless I end up arguing with the soccer ball and losing. Oh... yeah.. that's what happened to Tom...

    Eh.. forget the whole desert island thing. Probably end in tears says my robot. But then.. he's depressed.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Robertn (Hermit) on Mar 25, 2008 at 05:30 UTC
    What, No Larry the cable guy??! What's wrong with you people
    Your sole purpose in life maybe to serve as a warning to others.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Scarborough (Hermit) on Mar 26, 2008 at 14:33 UTC
    Any Brits remember Larry the Lamb?

      Lamb is tasty, too.


      emc

      Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting.

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by petdance (Parson) on Mar 26, 2008 at 16:14 UTC
    How about if I mishear "Larry" as "Lara" and choose Ms. Croft?

    xoxo,
    Andy

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by dynamo (Chaplain) on Mar 26, 2008 at 23:09 UTC
    Being stranded with Larry Flynt in practice would be the precise opposite of what he represents in concept.
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Ben Win Lue (Friar) on Mar 31, 2008 at 07:45 UTC
    My first thought was "none of them" and then I voted for "Larry the lobster" for nutricious reasons.

    My favorite Larry would be Lara Flynn Boyle, but she is not in the list.

    But maybe I should sacrifice myself and save the world by spending the rest of my life on some deserted sub-antartican island together with Larry Ellison.

Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by patspam (Sexton) on Apr 02, 2008 at 00:28 UTC
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Apr 04, 2008 at 17:05 UTC
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by TimToady (Parson) on Apr 04, 2008 at 17:39 UTC
    If I can only pick one, does that mean I have to pick myself? :)
      You could, but that might trigger an infinite Loo^H^Harry ;)
Re: If I were stranded on a desert island with a Larry, the Larry I'd most want with me is:
by Your Mother (Canon) on Apr 23, 2008 at 23:44 UTC

    Without knowing how much each weighs, it's hard to make such a major larder decision.

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