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Poll: Favorite Common Year:
  • 2.3% - 1681 36
  • 9.5% - 1953 150
  • 6.2% - 1889 99
  • 5.3% - 1609 84
  • 2.2% - 1827 35
  • 7.4% - 1885 118
  • 21.2% - 2013 336
  • 9.9% - 1901 157
  • 3.7% - 1753 58
  • 25.2% - 2002 399
  • 7.1% - Other (comments, please) 113
1585 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

astroliner


quality posts: 1 Private Messages astroliner

1885, of course. Because that's when a mysterious stranger put an end to MadDog Tannen's reign of terror and restored peace to Hill Valley, CA.

owenv!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages owenv!

1800 is my fav, as far as I know its the only common year named after a liquor.

dunderhead


quality posts: 7 Private Messages dunderhead
astroliner wrote:1885, of course. Because that's when a mysterious stranger put an end to MadDog Tannen's reign of terror and restored peace to Hill Valley, CA.



You beat me to it. I saw 1885 and immediately thought of Back to Future.

regards,
dunderhead

jmtadena


quality posts: 0 Private Messages jmtadena

2015 because cars should be flying by then...

lizardbox


quality posts: 2 Private Messages lizardbox

2002. Sandwiched between 2001 and 2003, that year resisted allowing a crippling, useless and unpaid for tax cut.

globalhavoc


quality posts: 1 Private Messages globalhavoc

The year 2367

The federation has decided to make their stand against the borg at Wolf 359. Jean Luc Picard has been assimilated and the collective now possesses the knowledge of Federation technology and tactics.

somehume


quality posts: 0 Private Messages somehume

Clearly 1982 due to the release of Tron on July 9, 1982.

(-_-)zzz

klstrader


quality posts: 2 Private Messages klstrader

Bored at work, so here are some highlights I chose of years given (according to wikipedia)...

1681 - a London woman is publicly flogged for "involving herself in politics," and also the last dodo bird is killed.

1953 - a big year: US goes public with hydrogen bomb, structure of DNA molecule is discovered, Joseph Stalin dies, we get the polio vaccine, Ian Fleming writes first James Bond novel 'Casino Royale,' Fidel castro raids the Moncada barracks - ultimately beginning the Cuban Revolution, the IRS is formally started, a lot of stuff in France happens, first Playboy is published, first color tv's are made...

1889 - the Coca-Cola company gets its start, North and South Dakota, Montana, and Washington become states, the Eiffel Tower is officially inaugurated, Land Run of 1889 in Oklahoma Territory - forming Oklahoma City and Guthrie in hours, Vincent van Gogh paints 'Starry Night,' the first 'Wall Street Journal' is published, what eventually becomes the Nintendo company is founded, the Moulin Rouge cabaret is opened in Paris, first jukebox goes into operation in San Francisco, infuenza pandemic originates in Russia...

1609 - "Three Blind Mice" is published in London, Henry Hudson discovers stuff, the Basque witch trials are held, Cornelius Drebbel invents the thermostat...

1827 - the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, 'Freedom's Journal,' the first African-American owned and published newspaper, is founded, first Transatlantic crossing by steam in paddle steamer Curacao, fountain pen is invented, Joseph Smith claims to have started writing the Book of Mormon, John Walker invents the first friction match...

1885 - first successful appendectomy is performed, Washington Monument is dedicated, AT&T is incorporated in New York, first legal cremation in UK, Niagra Falls State Park is formed, 'Good Housekeeping' magazine goes on sale in US, rabies vaccine is introduced, first Dr. Pepper is served, the Benz Patent-Motorwagen is produced as first automobile, Camp Dudley is founded...

2013 - a meteor explodes over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, it's only February...

1901 - birth of Pentecostalism in Topeka, Kansas, Baseball's American League declares itself a Major League, U.S. Steel is incorporated, New York becomes the first state to require automobile license plates, what becomes Minor League Baseball is formed in Chicago, first Transatlantic radio signal is sent from England to Canada, William S. Harley makes plans for first prototype motorcycle...

1753 - first official Saint Patrick's Day, British Parliament extends citizenship to Jews, coining of the term "anthropomorphism"...

2002 - UN freezes assets of Osama bin Laden and all of Taliban and al-Qaeda, US invasion of Afghanistan, lots of Middle East stuff and terrorist stuff...

Thanks for reading, and sorry it's so vague and generalized...

theCan


quality posts: 6 Private Messages theCan

1837-1862. My least favorite year would be 1913.

lol; w00t

wlroes


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wlroes

2087,
In that year the inventor of the knock-knock joke will be awarded the no bell prize.

mrsque


quality posts: 5 Private Messages mrsque

1865

*I* have FIVE Quality Posts! no, seriously...how did that happen?!

cebii


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lizardbox wrote:2002. Sandwiched between 2001 and 2003, that year resisted allowing a crippling, useless and unpaid for tax cut.



thanks for that

Starblind


quality posts: 3 Private Messages Starblind

There's never been a golden age
Nostalgia's for the l.ame
The best is always yet to come
It's that kind of game...

vigaglumr


quality posts: 0 Private Messages vigaglumr

1885 rocks because it was the year my house was built.

daveinwarshington


quality posts: 16 Private Messages daveinwarshington

Why, Why, Why...
Was 1487 left off of the list???
The first food safety law, Reinheitsgebot, was put into effect, saving countless lives, preserving humanity and ensuring good beer.

CHEEZEMAN


quality posts: 0 Private Messages CHEEZEMAN

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makeshiv


quality posts: 0 Private Messages makeshiv

I like to celebrate every day like it is 02/29/??

Michael Shivery

makeshiv


quality posts: 0 Private Messages makeshiv

You get a gold star for research

Michael Shivery

pixidustbunnie


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1969

Moon landing!

RocRizzo


quality posts: 2 Private Messages RocRizzo

1967

Summer of Love!

"Understanding is a three-edged sword."

Hurricane4911


quality posts: 1 Private Messages Hurricane4911

1953...I was born

mrsly69


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ARE YOU WOOT PEOPLE STUPID or on POT!

2002 will go down as the YEAR American's gave up personal freedoms for Security. The world was fighting. America was in the early stages of the GREAT RECESSION! IT just SUCKED.

I vote for 1969. I got my I got my first real six-string...

OK I was born. But we landed on the moon. We had a President named pencil, hell, the freaking good for nothing Met's won the World series, again on my B-day. I still a Yankee fan.

Ok it was Vietnam era, but it was on the decline. That is good.

Without out a doubt. 1969 was the best common year. Hell, just for "69" it wins, I could vote for 1869, or 1769. Unlike "69" the rest of the common years, just SUCK! Well it is 69, we suck too, but for a different reason.

I was bored at work too...

moles1138


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vigaglumr wrote:1885 rocks because it was the year my house was built.



Mine was a teenager by then

cwo4bob


quality posts: 0 Private Messages cwo4bob

'69. Need I say more?

knn7496


quality posts: 0 Private Messages knn7496

1986

hmc317


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1982!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thelocker


quality posts: 2 Private Messages thelocker

2002- The year I gave up my freedom to sleep in. My wife would just say we got married in 2002.

CharlesP2009


quality posts: 27 Private Messages CharlesP2009

Some year in the 24th century. Life is good. Before the Dominion comes through the Wormhole of course.

zybercom


quality posts: 0 Private Messages zybercom

1971 - the funnest summer of my life!

phredt


quality posts: 0 Private Messages phredt

2100 because it looks like it should be a leap year, but isn't.

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 ..... 2099 (finally) - gunna get me a flying caddie

hwalsh10284


quality posts: 1 Private Messages hwalsh10284
lizardbox wrote:2002. Sandwiched between 2001 and 2003, that year resisted allowing a crippling, useless and unpaid for tax cut.



As opposed to unpaid for spending?

mjc613


quality posts: 48 Private Messages mjc613

1957 - SPUTNIK changed the world

PapaMidnight


quality posts: 4 Private Messages PapaMidnight

NINETEEN EIGHTY NINE

6 years bag-of-crapless and counting...

natsphan


quality posts: 0 Private Messages natsphan

Is it sad that I have no idea what a Common Year is? I just don't get it? Is this a SciFi thing?

Patsycar


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Patsycar

Where are the 1901-ers? To hear Great-Gram tell it, those were the days. She took me to her attic one day where I had the first History lesson where I actually learned something! She showed me a mattress that she had made when she was 11 yrs. old and a letter her Dad got from an Illinois attorney named Abraham Lincoln. She told me how her 2 sisters died of typhus (sp?) and at 16 she had to wrap their bodies up in sheets and sew the sheets up. Different times, for sure!