VFTD promised you a self-serving The Monday Poll--and when I say self-serving I mean one squarely aimed at the interests of VFTD, not you--and I am determined to deliver on that promise. Besides, a look at the news of the world this morning and a short respite from reality looks to be in order. For a look at the future of the U.S. & the dollar take a look at the Eurozone; Greece, Ireland & Portugal in particular then look at Spain & Italy and be grateful (while you can) that the dollar is the world's reserve currency--for now. The U.S. markets have all seen a 1%+ drop in early trading today and the money isn't going into Treasuries, it's going into gold & silver. The norm is bonds but the returns are below meager--and trust is faltering. Congress is gutless and the President is insane--or just plain stupid, or both. And the time is rapidly approaching when one unexpected gust could send the whole house of cards tumbling.
On the bright side The Monday Poll is back (for this week anyway.) This week VFTD wants to know if any of you lazy slackers would have any interest in stuff like VFTD (Deadbox Puppet Arny) branded T-shirts or headbands. Everybody does it (spin off products and/or promotionals) but it seemed like work so I dismissed the original thought immediately. Even so, it comes up every now and again (in the mailbag)--which I've mostly managed to ignore--but should there be any real interest I may be able, in the near future, to work something out--without much in the way of real work being involved. Otherwise, well, you know, it was never gonna happen. I expect a certain level of return on my time and labor investment and somehow a limited run of novelty T-shirts didn't sound like the best idea. However, with this poll I will leave the final outcome up to you, the lazy slackers, who manage, now and again, to stop by and read VFTD.
Please note the poll question asks if you would buy. I don't care if you'd be interested in thinking about maybe making a purchase. That my friends is the bottom line. Will I hold you to it? Of course not but I really am interested in how seriously you would consider such a silly purchase. You may, btw, choose more than one "answer" in this poll. You know what to do now. Vote!