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Should the photos in the gallery be bigger?
Simple. Are the pictures in the gallery too small?
Yes  65%
No  24%
Don't care  12%
Total: 17 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Delayed
In last week's poll, MC Peck was havin' trouble in da wife transportation area. What's the best solution to the fact that wifes/girlfriends always make you late for everything?
Family Railcard  0%
Tandem  10%
Larger car  5%
Telling her bumps starts two hours before it does  76%
Shopping vouchers  14%
Divorce  14%
Giving up altogether and accepting that your life is over. Settling down. Raising a family and ruining their lives by pushing them into first coxing, then rowing, & being faintly disappointed that they end up with a better bumps aggregate than you  29%
Men! Huh. Like you're any better  5%
Total: 21 members' votes
Top Glass
Team Clarkson  7%
Team Hammond  37%
Team May  41%
The Stig  15%
Total: 27 members' votes   (12 comments...)
What is the worst organised sporting event of recent times?
The 1993 Grand National (link 0%
West Indies vs England, 1st Test 1998 (link 0%
The 2002 University Fours (link 10%
The 2005 US Grand Prix (link 0%
West Indies vs England, 2nd Test 2009 (link 14%
The 2009 Pembroke Regatta  76%
Total: 21 members' votes   (2 comments...)
If JDT were to stand for Women's boatclub captain, would you vote for him?
After hearing some of JDT's main thoughts on the subject, RTT suggested he should stand.
Yes  54%
No  38%
Depends on his policies  8%
Total: 26 members' votes   (3 comments...)
Lents Bop in the Union
There's going to be a combined bop for JCBC, LMBC, and 1&3TBC...
Tragedy  33%
It's a sin  24%
Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)  14%
I predict a riot  71%
We didn't start the fire  48%
You get what you give  10%
Everbody wants to rule the world  19%
Take on me  19%
Who let the dogs out  43%
Maggie may  19%
Jesus he knows me  0%
Three lions  38%
Dizzy  19%
Total: 21 members' votes   (1 comment...)
What should be the next event to be added to the FaT vs. BPBC calendar?
So far we have rowing, football, golf and cricket as established fixtures. What should we add next (I think all of these have been mentioned at some point)?
Rugby  0%
Triathlon  14%
Karting  21%
Paintball  32%
Fell Running  14%
Guitar Hero / Rock Band  4%
Bridge  4%
Curling  0%
Aerial Dogfighting  11%
Total: 28 members' votes   (6 comments...)
Is women's emancipation a good idea?
Yes  0%
No  100%
Yes  0%
Total: 9 members' votes   (4 comments...)
What do FaT members miss most about the club during the holidays?
Most undergraduates leave for the holidays, leaving those who do stay deserted -- so everyone misses out in some way. What do members miss the most?
Banter  78%
Erging  17%
Rowing  74%
Pasta  43%
Lard  48%
Circuits  26%
Lock runs  17%
Coker  17%
Total: 23 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Dark days for BPBC
For the third time in four years, the novices have beaten BPBC II in the Fairbairn Cup. However, a look through the archives demonstrates that there are plenty of sub-prime BPBC results. But which of these events ranks as BPBC's poorest performance?
Coming last in the HRR Qualifiers (?2002)  5%
Equipment failure: Royal Canadian Henley, summer 2000  59%
Losing to Downing II: Fairbairn Cup 2000  9%
7 riggers & a Bathtub: Head of the River 2003  18%
Fried Dough and last-but-one twice: Head of the Charles 2005  0%
'Umitigated disaster': City Sprints 2007  9%
F & T Novices 3, BPBC II 4: Fairbairn Cup 2001 - 2008  0%
Total: 22 members' votes   (12 comments...)
Will FaT NM1 beat M2 in senior Fairbairns this year?
Yes, by a long way  10%
Yes, narrowly  29%
No  61%
Total: 31 members' votes   (8 comments...)
Who will be the next President of the USA?
Hillary Clinton  22%
Sarah Palin  17%
A proper African-American  0%
Arnold Schwarzenegger  61%
Total: 18 members' votes
Who will be the next President of the USA?
McCain  3%
Obama  59%
Osama  11%
John W. Earl  27%
Total: 37 members' votes   (4 comments...)
Marmite
I love it  29%
I hate it  35%
I can take it or leave it  35%
Total: 31 members' votes   (1 comment...)
Who is the greatest Olympian of modern times?
Michael Phelps's achievements in Beijing have reignited the argument as to who is the greatest Olympian. Who gets your vote? (Summer Olympics only, since 1896.)
SWIMMING: Mark Spitz - won 9 gold medals, including a (formerly) record 7 in 1972 (when many fewer were available than the 34 on offer in 2008), setting a world record in each  0%
Michael Phelps - has won a record 14 gold medals, including a record-breaking 8 in Beijing  6%
ATHLETICS: Paavo Nurmi - won 9 middle & long distance gold medals from 1920-28, plus 3 silver medals, and might have won more in 1932 had he been eligible to compete  11%
Jesse Owens - won 4 gold medals ((100m, 200m, long jump, sprint relay) in 1936 at 'Hitler's Olympics' in Berlin  6%
Emil Zatopek - won gold medals in 1952 at 5000m, 10000m and the marathon (which he only decided to run at the last minute), plus gold and silver in 1948  0%
Fanny Blankers-Koen - won 4 gold medals in 1948, and only the rules prevented her from competing in more events, such as the long and high jumps, for both of which she held the world record  0%
Al Oerter - won 4 gold medals in discus from 1956 to 1968 and is one of only three people to win an individual Olympic gold medal at four consecutive games  0%
Ed Moses - unbeaten from 1977 to 1987 in the 400m hurdles, and was (almost certainly) only denied three consecutive gold medals by the US boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics  0%
Daley Thompson - one of only two men ever to win two Olympic decathlons (1980 and 1984), setting a world record in the second  0%
Jackie Joyner-Kersee - won the heptathlon gold medal in 1988 and 1992 (and silver in 1984) and still holds the world record, and also won the long jump gold in 1988  0%
Carl Lewis - won 9 gold medals from 1984 to 1996, including 4 (100m, 200m, long jump, sprint relay) in 1984, and is one of only three people to win an individual Olympic gold medal at four consecutive games  6%
Jan Zelezny - one silver and 3 golds in the javelin from 1988 to 2000  0%
Michael Johnson - won 400m gold in 1996 and 2000 (only man ever to retain that title), and also won 200m gold in 1996, shattering the world record in 19.32 seconds  0%
ROWING: Steve Redgrave - won gold medals at each of 5 Olympics from 1984 to 2000, plus a bronze in 1984  33%
Matthew Pinsent - won gold medals at each of 4 Olympics from 1992 to 2004, and never lost an Olympic race  6%
Elisabeta Lipa - won gold medals at 5 Olympic Games in rowing between 1984 and 2004, plus silver and bronze in 1988 and silver in 1992  11%
OTHER: Paul Elvstrom (sailing) - the third man to have won four consecutive individual Olympic gold medals (1948 to 1960), one in the Firefly class and three in the Finn class  0%
Aladar Gerevich (fencing: sabre) - won gold medals at a record 6 Olympics between 1932 and 1960 (7 total golds), the last aged 50, and holds the record for time between gold medals (28 years)  0%
Larissa Latynina (gymnastics) - only female athlete to have won 9 Olympic gold medals, between 1956 and 1964, and also won 5 silver and 4 bronze, making a record total of 18  0%
Nadia Elena Comaneci (gymnastics) - awarded the first ever 'perfect 10', then awarded 6 more en route to 4 gold medals in 1976, aged 14, and won another gold in 1980  0%
Birgit Fischer (kayaking) - won 8 gold medals at a record 6 different Olympics from 1980 to 2004 (missed the 1984 games because of the Eastern Bloc boycott), plus four silver medals, and holds the women's record for time between gold medals (24 years)  11%
Eric 'the eel' Moussambani (doggy-paddle) (video, in case you missed it 11%
Other (please comment below)  0%
Total: 18 members' votes
Will Great Britain (and Northern Ireland) finish ahead of Australia in the medal table at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games?
The table is ranked by number of gold, then silvers, then bronze medals.
Yes  43%
No  57%
Total: 23 members' votes   (1 comment...)
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asdf  67%
edyufgj  33%
Total: 3 members' votes   (2 comments...)
Oympic Grandstand
China is in a different timezone to the UK, so events will be largely through the night (including the swimming finals, moved to the morning to suit US tv. How will you get your fix?
I do not intend to watch any of the Olympics  0%
I shall hear about it on Radio 5  0%
I'll watch the prime time evening highlights  11%
I'll stay up for the bits I'm interested in  44%
I'm going to live on Chinese time for the duration  44%
Total: 9 members' votes   (2 comments...)
HRR
How far will FaT get at Henley, before being knocked out ?
Qualifiers  5%
Wednesday  41%
Thursday  14%
Saturday  0%
Sunday  0%
They'll win  36%
Friday  5%
Total: 22 members' votes   (7 comments...)
How should future headships be celebrated?
News from upriver suggests that boat burnings are not always safe. In these eco-aware times, what about the carbon footprint of a burnt boat? And the lack of wooden boats to burn?
Find a wooden boat, even if it means buying a skiff, and burn it  57%
Build a wooden boat and burn it  26%
Give an old boat to an underfunded school rowing club (cf Magdalen Oxford when they went head of Eights in 04, for the first time in decades)  17%
Give money to a FISA project to set up rowing in a small country (on condition that any boats bought are called Black Prince)  9%
Hold some sort of lantern festival with lanterns on boats floating along the backs, timed so that they launch mini fireworks displays as they go past the Wren  4%
Hold a ball on the Monday after bumps  48%
Make all boat club activity carbon neutral  13%
Total: 23 members' votes   (2 comments...)

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