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My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)

by ambrus (Abbot)
on May 01, 2012 at 10:10 UTC ( #968223=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)

Monkey or Ape
[bar] 48/6%
Horse or Donkey
[bar] 11/1%
Unicorn
[bar] 21/3%
My Little Pony
[bar] 27/3%
Giraffe
[bar] 15/2%
Pig
[bar] 9/1%
Cow
[bar] 10/1%
Elephant
[bar] 25/3%
Camel, onion, ogre, oyster or other Perl mascot
[bar] 35/4%
Cat or other feline
[bar] 40/5%
Dog
[bar] 51/6%
Bear or Koala
[bar] 90/11%
Rabbit
[bar] 30/4%
Kangaroo
[bar] 6/1%
Duck
[bar] 13/2%
Other bird
[bar] 45/6%
Snake
[bar] 10/1%
Crocodile
[bar] 6/1%
Fish
[bar] 12/1%
Octopus
[bar] 14/2%
Worm
[bar] 6/1%
Plant
[bar] 9/1%
Microbe
[bar] 35/4%
Car
[bar] 22/3%
Human animal (I'm from the Planet of the Apes)
[bar] 83/10%
Other
[bar] 144/18%
817 total votes
Comment on My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Tux (Monsignor) on May 01, 2012 at 10:47 UTC

    Where is Tux?


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      I notice a lack of the geeko, too. Or just lizards in general.

      ~Thomas~ I believe that the source code to life is written in Perl :-)
        ... or reptiles, even! -- I have passed Myrtle the Turtle on to the next generation.

        perl -e 'print qq(Just another Perl Hacker\n)' # where's the irony switch?

      Tux is an "Other bird".

        I read the whole list, and didn't see any real coherence. I kinda hoped the "named" cuddles would all have something to do with Perl/OS/Editor/Distribution/Whatever on-topic relation that matches, so a Camel/Dromedary would match Perl, a Lizard might be from SUSE, a devil to Debian, and several other IT related stuffed ones could probably be surfaced.

        I've never seen a penguin as a bird, as it cannot fly. I know several other (extinct) birds cannot/could not fly either (dodo, emu, ostrich), but the penguin deserved a spot in this list far more than a few other entries to my honest opinion.


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      Not Tux! Opus!!!

      Yes, he would be 'Other Bird', but he is a long term fav and sits on my shelf at work (the version with the shower cap and hotel towel is at home). I had him way before Linus started coding his masterwerk...ergo way before Tux.

      Also, I know this is an old thread but I had to....

      -Kurt

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by marto (Chancellor) on May 01, 2012 at 10:56 UTC
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by toro (Beadle) on May 01, 2012 at 10:58 UTC

    Dinosaur. Specifically: stegosaurus.

    Second favourite was a panda.

      I've also seen stuffed
      • ninja
      • turd
      • moustachio
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by chacham (Deacon) on May 01, 2012 at 11:44 UTC

    It's a teddy bear. Not a "bear or koala". A koala just won't do. And not just any bear either.

    A Teddy bear's goodness is measured on the Huggability Index, which is calculated from a few factors: color, feel, softness, and substance.

    Color affects the introductory look and must mean something. Clean white is glowing (attracts childrens' attention best). Brown is traditional. Yellow and pink are acceptable, but it depends on your mood.

    Feel: The fur of the teddy tells you what type of teddy it is. Soft is for sleeping, hard is for holding, and inbetween for ones various hugging needs.

    Softness: When hugging a teddy it must give; noone wants to hug a brick wall. The stuffing used is very important, and how much there is.

    Substance: Sometimes, the teddy has too much softness and it feels like it isn't there. A teddy with no resistance is no teddy at all.

    To evaluate a candidate teddy on the huggability index before purchase, first make sure that noone is around. Stare at the teddy and appreciate its color. Then go in for the hug and decide how you feel, paying attention to all the factors on the index.

    Note: The Huggability Index can also be used for your purchase of a Mac Mini.

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by kennethk (Monsignor) on May 01, 2012 at 14:11 UTC
    1. Raccoon
    2. Wooly mammoth
    3. Butterfly
    I expect more from you, poll into which I put neither time nor effort.

      A butterfly counts under the "other Perl mascot" option.

      As for the others, like I said, I just can't list all animals, because if there's too many choices then people don't read them.

      Also, if I have too many choices, the pollsters won't post the poll in first place. (They have a good reason for this: the poll takes up nodelet space in the default configuration.) This one is already pushing the limits. Just look at what they've done with my sports poll: down from 34 options to only 19.

      Update: it's also useful that missing options start a conversation under the poll thread so we learn more than by just adding all options.

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by ksublondie (Pilgrim) on May 01, 2012 at 18:08 UTC
    ...whatever distracts my 2 year old from the temper-tantrum of the moment and turns her from a screaming banshee back into an adorable pleasing child.
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by nimdokk (Vicar) on May 01, 2012 at 18:14 UTC
    As a kid, I had two that were pretty equal:

    1. A mouse (almost all the fur had been worn off and my mom replaced the tail at some point) It's now sitting up on a dinner plate rail in my house (away from the stuffed-toy-killing dogs)
    2. A teddy bear made from an old fur coat (circa WWII) again, almost all the fur was worn off although a lot was gone before I got it (used to belong to my mom). It now sits in a place of honour at my parent's house.

    As an adult, I would say either Dust Puppy or Tribbles

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by jedikaiti (Friar) on May 01, 2012 at 22:12 UTC

    My favorite one that I *have* is a beer yeast microbe.

    My favorite one that I want is an Alien Facehugger. Although the Alien Chestburster is also pretty awesome.

    Kaiti
    Swiss Army Nerd
      Those links opened the time drain hole.
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by planetscape (Canon) on May 02, 2012 at 07:30 UTC

    Dragon, of course!

    HTH,

    planetscape
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by mertserger (Curate) on May 02, 2012 at 07:31 UTC
    At the moment it would be the cool monster my daughter made in school. Even her older brother has said it is "awesome" and he usually does the typical older brother role of keeping her in her place.
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Anonymous Monk on May 02, 2012 at 08:30 UTC

    What a boring poll:

    • too many options (despite the recommendation to trim down the list by arunbear)
    • context-relevant options are missing (e.g. penguin ...)
    • many other relevant options missing (e.g. teddy-bear ...)
    • not funny at all
    You clearly see the lack of effort spent by the author. And I'm very disappointed by the pollsters to have selected it.

    We have so many better ones in poll ideas quest 2012 !!!

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by raybies (Chaplain) on May 02, 2012 at 21:01 UTC
    not a single muppet in the list... it's not easy being green...
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Anonymous Monk on May 03, 2012 at 00:39 UTC
    stuffed beaver
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by chrestomanci (Priest) on May 03, 2012 at 09:55 UTC

    I have two small sons who are four and two

    My four year old has a massive collection of at least 50 soft toys, including almost everything on the list above. His favourite is a traditional teddy bear. My favourite from his collection is a Bee, and I have it as my Facebook profile picture. (There are no insects on the list above)

    My two year old is extremely attached to a plastic toy car. It is red and about 8 inches long. He cannot go to sleep without it. It looks quite hard and uncomfortable to cuddle at night.

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Sisyphus (Hermit) on May 03, 2012 at 12:49 UTC
    Owl (Athena, the goddess of philosophy, has this bird as her favorite one).
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by gizmo_mathboy (Pilgrim) on May 04, 2012 at 13:31 UTC
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by pvaldes (Hermit) on May 04, 2012 at 22:24 UTC
    The world needs more platypuses
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Lady_Aleena (Chaplain) on May 05, 2012 at 02:15 UTC

    None.

    Have a cookie and a very nice day!
    Lady Aleena

        Sorry Arunbear, not even Cookie Monster. I had one stuffed bear that I mostly ignored. The only stuff item on my bed that I paid any attention to was my pillow.

        Have a cookie and a very nice day!
        Lady Aleena
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by agquarx (Monk) on May 05, 2012 at 05:57 UTC
    My favorite is a PLUSH CTHULHU! :-)
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by eyepopslikeamosquito (Canon) on May 05, 2012 at 09:01 UTC
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by ambrus (Abbot) on May 05, 2012 at 19:21 UTC

    worstest poll ever!!!4 wheres the lepod option i could rite polls better than this in two minutes any time

      ... I can't decide if the above remark is so very lame or absolutely brilliant. The conundrum has made my morning.

      Thank you

      perl -e 'print qq(Just another Perl Hacker\n)' # where's the irony switch?
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by cdarke (Prior) on May 06, 2012 at 15:50 UTC
    Pig.

    I used to place it on the fan-fold printer listings of the product I worked on - it described it pretty well.
    No fan-fold paper any more, but still plenty of software pigs out there.

    Second favorite was a stuffed dinosaur, which we UNIX guys used to taunt the mainframe folks. One of our guys displeased them muchly by sticking a "Jurassic Park" poster on the door of the mainframe computer room.
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by jonix (Friar) on May 14, 2012 at 14:52 UTC
    Snail!
    Gary meows ;-)
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by jonadab (Parson) on May 16, 2012 at 14:39 UTC

    The question presumes facts that are not in evidence.

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by talexb (Canon) on May 17, 2012 at 21:31 UTC

    I was given a stuffed koala bear when I was one. Cute little thing. :)

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by Grimy (Monk) on May 18, 2012 at 14:46 UTC
    My Little Pony, obviously. It's a funny coincidence that I made a pony-related post right before noticing this poll.
Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by temporal (Pilgrim) on May 25, 2012 at 16:20 UTC
    As a kid I had a strangely realistic rabbit, spot on with that choice!

    Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K.

Re: My favourite stuffed toy is a(n)
by ambrus (Abbot) on Feb 16, 2013 at 20:01 UTC

    Maybe as the poll author I should answer this. Here's my four favourites, in order of seniority. I have a small yellow rabbit in cyan clothes painted on him, which I got just a little after I was born, but he's spent a few years lost in the attic after we moved so now he's older than me. I have a very soft fuzzy large fat pink bear, who looks old and wise. I have a small brown classical teddy bear, clad in striped clothes so he looks like a circus perfomer, who is always smiling happily, and likes to help me in professional problems. Finally I have a large gray koala who never parts of his child.

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