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Tony November 13th, 2019 4:26am

Contest! I'm looking for ideas for showdown polls in the theme "Best ____ of the decade". Polls are limited to a max of 10 answers. If you have a good one, please post the question and your suggested answers in comments. Thanks!

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Zach21 California
11/12/19 9:58 pm

Best/Most innovative company of the decade?

Marvel Studios

bubba2526 New Jersey
11/12/19 9:58 pm

Best emo bands (all at least active in the past ten years)
1. All Time Low
2. Paramore
3. Breaking Benjamin
4. Fallout Boy (they used to be emo then went mainstream unfortunately)
5. My Chemical Romance
6. Good Charlotte
7. Taking Back Sunday
8. Simple Plan
9. Weezer
10. Jimmy Eat World

bubba2526 New Jersey
11/12/19 9:58 pm

10. Jimmy Eat World

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 9:56 pm

Best *popular* movies of the decade:
1. The Wolf of Wall Street
2. The Social Network
3. The Dark Knight Rises
4. Inception
5. Star Wars: Force Awakens
6. Mad Max: Fury Road
7. Guardians of the Galaxy
8. Skyfall
9. The Avengers
10. Django Unchained

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 9:57 pm

Best Girl Names (of the 10 most popular)
1. Emma
2. Sophia
3. Olivia
4. Isabella
5. Ava
6. Mia
7. Abigail
8. Emily
9. Madison
10. Charlotte

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 9:57 pm

Best Boy Names(of the 10 most popular)
1. Noah
2. Liam
3. Jacob
4. Mason
5. William
6. Ethan
7. Michael
8. Alexander
9. James
10. Elijah


DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 10:00 pm

Best Best Picture Winner
1. The King’s Speech
2. The Artist
3. Argo
4. 12 Years a Slave
5. Birdman
6. Spotlight
7. Moonlight
8. The Shape of Water
9. Green Book
10. TBD


DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 10:01 pm

Perhaps a “your best year of the decade” poll

fransgruber Chicago
11/12/19 10:07 pm

My god. Putting Dark Knight Rises is crazy but if you’re gonna do that you have to include Dark Knight, no?

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 10:09 pm

It’s not crazy. It’s one of the most watched films of the decade. I went off the IMDb most watched rankings.

The Dark Knight was 2008, so it was the precious decade.

Shazam Scaramouche, OH
11/12/19 11:02 pm

I think that the one thing that's really taken off in the last ten yrs is the meme.
Black/Gold dress
Chuck Norris
The blond woman/cat right now
That fat cat from a few yrs ago
The guy and his girlfriend checking out another chick
Seems like everyone from the Matrix
Barack and Joe
Willie Wonka

There were memes before 2010, but they exploded during the last decade. I'd do a poll comparing them.
@drcarpenter can I'm sure come up some better ones!

Tony SOH Founder
11/12/19 11:05 pm

I'm not sure I can describe them well enough in the character limit for answers...

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/12/19 11:07 pm

I’d say the pictures could be summed up pretty easily. Grumpy cat, Futurama Fry, condescending Wonka, evil Kermit, most interesting man, etc.

peacenskis Alaska
11/13/19 12:06 am

Yes! Memes would be fun! There are some really great ones out there. 🤣

DrCarpenter Ann Arbor
11/13/19 1:13 am

Also, something like @kermie ‘s news showdown for the entire decade would be interesting, if anyone’s willing to take on that task.

snagglepuss2 Spring has sprung
11/12/19 9:54 pm

Best movies of the decade

Mission Impossible - Fallout
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Green Book
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
12 Years a Slave
Get Out


CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/12/19 9:48 pm

Best film of the decade

Answers: Mad Max Fury Road, Ex Machina, The Social Network, Inception, Toy Story 3, Whiplash, Moonlight, Boyhood, Inside Out, La La Land

ILY3000 Blue collar
11/12/19 9:44 pm

Best pop singers of the 2010s

Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Ariana Grande
Ed Sheehan
Selena Gomez
Justin Bieber
Iggy Azalea
Charlie Puth
Shawn Mendes

11/13/19 4:01 am

I was thinking singers/bands of the decades as well. That would be fun.

Zach21 California
11/12/19 9:43 pm

Best TV series of the decade?

Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Black Mirror
Orange is The New Black
Stranger Things
This is Us
The Blacklist
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Zach21 California
11/12/19 9:44 pm

Last one got cut off:


4JC Christian Pastors Wife
11/12/19 10:01 pm

I agree with you on This is Us, The Blacklist and Blindspot. What do you think of my list at the top of the poll?

Gstamatinos New York
11/12/19 11:08 pm

Breaking bad!?!?!?!?

Krystina Let Freedom Reign
11/13/19 6:43 am

Walking Dead?

I’m thinking there are enough TV series that this could be a two or three poll showdown.

Zach21 California
11/13/19 7:31 am

Gst- I specifically listed tv shows that started 2010 or later. Not ones that started 2001-2009 and went into this decade.

Krystina - I agree.

11/12/19 9:43 pm

Best game of the decade, some possible choices: Minecraft, Pokémon Go, Legend of Zelda, League of Legends, Fortnite, Flappy Bird, Angry Birds, etc.

11/12/19 9:41 pm

Best year for you: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, etc

Wert I am a frayed knot
11/12/19 9:40 pm

Best Word-Of-The-Year of the decade:
Tender-age Shelter
Fake News
Dumpster Fire

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
11/12/19 9:40 pm

Best abortion stances of the decade:

1) Pro-life

2) Pro-choice

jarod California
11/12/19 9:39 pm

Best TV shows of the decade. Can include, but not limited to: Breaking Bad, The Office, Game of Thrones, Parks n Rec, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, This is Us, Fleabag, & Stranger Things.

MrAmerica Adoring the Logos
11/12/19 9:30 pm

Best application for mobile devices in the last decade. Answers can be the most popular apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.

Tony SOH Founder
11/12/19 9:29 pm

For added fun, the suggested showdown that I post that gets the most upvotes will win its author a modestly fabulous prize (that I haven't decided on yet). Game on!

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
11/13/19 4:20 am

SOH is no place for “modesty”

Wert I am a frayed knot
11/12/19 9:28 pm

Best Wert of the decade:

Tony SOH Founder
11/12/19 9:30 pm

⬆️ This is why we can't have nice things.