View Poll Results: Who is the Most Famous Quebecer???

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  • William Shatner

    12 25.00%
  • Celine Dion

    36 75.00%
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Thread: EB's Great William Shatner versus Celine Dion Showdown.

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    EB's Great William Shatner versus Celine Dion Showdown.

    Hello all,

    I've been dreading doing this. I really, really, REALLY don't want to. But I think for "someone's" sake (you know who I mean) we need to have an answer to the question for the ages.

    So who is the most famous Quebecer WORLDWIDE?


    If you were born on this planet YOU are qualified to vote (members, mods, escorts, agency owners, second generation extra-terrestrials).

    VOTING FOR EITHER DOES NOT MEAN YOU LIKE THAT PERSON.

    God help us.

    pfffsssst,

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    Funniest poll ever lol. I made my vote!

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    Since the poll is public I will NOT cast my vote fearing some may think I like her.

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    It should be obvious that any merb poll is not representative of a world wide view. It's not even representative of the population of Montreal because we are a very small, particular demographic.
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Not only would a merb poll be pointless because of demographic issues but the poll is worded wrongly.

    We want to know who is the best known, not who people think is the best known. I'd guess if you ask which person you have heard of and how well you know them you would get near 100% results on both. You want to ask an international balanced and large group that question. Do you know A, do you know B and a lot, a little, not at all.

    Anything else is just peanut butter jelly time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alyssa Roze View Post
    find me a forum with members mostly from Alaska or mongolian and ill stick a poll in there, anytime!
    So an Alaskan, a Mongolian and a Pole walk into a bar. They walk up to the barkeep, buy some drinks, talk to some hotties and had a good time?

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    Ha ha ha ha ! this one is so good !

    Looks like EB gets his 'world' vibes on Merb.

    Oye ! Oye ! Oye ! Now hear this ! If it's on Merb than it means the whole world !

    For the love of God I couldn't even write this in Big Bold red letters... ha ha ha !
    You could even put it on the New York Times and it would still be futile !

    But hey ! have fun getting all upset over freakin Dion ! Mwouhahahahahaha !!!!!

    Well thanks EB. I had my good laugh today !

    Keep it up Merlot !
    Forgot to thank you too, while choking on my beer !

    Sh!t, we should have done this for Mitt vs Obama 2.

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    Wow! The nerds and the trekkies (Shatner's fans) against the schmaltzy Dion's fans!

    Even if I really don't like her, I'll cast my vote for Céline...

    (Techman, speaking of guitar players, do you know Sonny Greenwich? He was considered by the jazz aficionados to be one of the best guitar player coming from Montreal. In my youth I used to hang out with him at the legendary Nelson Simon (another guitar legend) Jazzbar - which was located on Ontario street).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBkIh4EPGI

    (Another great jazz guitar player associated with Montreal was the Belgian René Thomas who lived in Montréal during the late 50's and parts of the 60's, during the era of hardbop)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoKHihp3jbg
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    I am not even going to vote because Shatner has no shot in this poll. French canadians identify a lot more with Celine then they do with Shatner so therefore a poll done on a montreal board is worthless. If you ask quebecers who the most famous french canadian is Celine will win in a landslide ask this same question in other parts of the world and in my opinion Shatner wins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff jones View Post
    I am not even going to vote because Shatner has no shot in this poll. French canadians identify a lot more with Celine then they do with Shatner so therefore a poll done on a montreal board is worthless. If you ask quebecers who the most famous french canadian is Celine will win in a landslide ask this same question in other parts of the world and in my opinion Shatner wins.
    Bingo, nothing more needs to be said. I already said this about a thousand times in the other thread.

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    Like every polls it is totally representative of the 21 persons who will vote

    I don't know how to vote because I am uncertain how you define famous here. Is it the one that is the most known and recognized by everyone (Celine), or is it the one with the most actual fans (probably Celine)? Or the one most likely to still have fans in the year 324521 (Celine).

    I think I pick Celine and I am being totally impartial here.

    BTW there is something weird: before I voted, I could see peoples names in the votes, but after voting myself I can't see them anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jeff jones View Post
    French canadians identify a lot more with Celine then they do with Shatner...
    I already said this about a thousand times in the other thread.
    As expected,

    You shout about the firm accuracy of a guitar poll that serves a narrowly defined niche, much narrower than the population of a province, a niche that cannot possibly represent the overall population, then shout down a poll which might have lesser flaws. As Alyssa indicated, you pick and choose without standards.

    As for this board poll encompassing French Canadians and the theory that will bias the vote for Celine, Techman as an example of others is French Canadian and he voted otherwise. Alyssa is German and doesn't like Celine but recognizes the size of her fame. Some are Canadian from outside Quebec like Iggy who voted for Celine, many are Americans like me.

    Frankly the messages in your view of French Canadians, in general insinuating some distasteful prejudices, show you have your own. If that is not the case then your view of credibility is self-serving.

    In any case, you never made a poll because you were worried of anything, credible or not, that would contradict your desired outcome. It was not because your wanted to stick to standards avoiding bias, because you have sought those out and approved them when they serve your goal.

    I'm voting for Celine because her talent (which is her fame), however you like it, is far more her own. Shatner's popularity depended much more on the efforts in writing, production, directing, acting support, brand branches, and marketing range of so many others. There's far more much product support for Shatner than one person who in the end has her voice to rely on.

    truly,

    Merlot

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    A narrowly defined niche? We have members who are young teens, college students, university students, members of the military, lawyers, teachers, truckers, computer techs, right up to rock stars, you name it, from all over the world on that board. People from all walks of life play guitar, there are close to 200 million guitar players in the world. That's hardly a narrow demographic.
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Coming up, a 23 page poll thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot View Post

    I'm voting for Celine because her talent, however you like it, is far more her own. Shatner's popularity depended much more on the efforts in writing, production, acting support, brand branches, and marketing range of so many others.
    You are voting for Celine because she has more talent, sorry that's for another debate. Your poll question was, who is the most famous quebecer not who has the most talent. The most famous quebecer world wide is in my opinion Shatner.

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