Sunday, February 17, 2008

Readers of St. Louis Magazine agree: I'm awesome.

This past week, the good people of St. Louis Magazine (in whose February issue yours truly is profiled) ran a poll on their most excellent web site about the awesomeness of my column. Check out the poll question and results:

In “Bob Rybarczyk Doesn’t Mind That You Hate Him” in our February issue, executive editor Matthew Halverson paints a poignant portrait of the love-’im-or-hate-’im online humorist, whose column appears each Tuesday at STLtoday.com. How do you yourself react to Rybarczyk’s “Suburban Fringe”?

Loathe it—what a schmo
11%
Not exactly James Thurber
11%
Frequently fun and funny
21%
Love it—go, Bob!
58%


The way I see it, I have a 79% approval rating. That's higher than George Bush's last three years combined. I think.

What bothers me is that 11% of readers loathe it. If 11 out of every hundred people who read my column this it's awful, why aren't they telling me? I love hate mail.

By the way, I tried to copy/paste the pretty graphic from the STL Mag web site, but I couldn't figure out how to do it on my overly fancy wireless Microsoft keyboard. *shrug*

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are bogus results. The only people that would not like your column would be people that can't read.

Anonymous said...

Could an Obama-Rybarczyk ticket be in the cards?

not dave berry said...

Bob, you're much too liked. You need about a 50/50 split of loathe vs love and then you have something.