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Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Bradley Effect: The Quiz!

posted by on October 23 at 14:44 PM


A fifth option, proposed by Slog tipper John: “The sudden erection John McCain gets whenever he sees a man in uniform; first noticed by McCain when he was a teenager watching old newsreels of General Omar Bradley in World War 2.”

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I thought the Bradley effect was what happens when you run over some sleeping civilian refugees with your Bradley M1 tank.

Sorry, that was my first guess.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2008 2:50 PM


I see the guy from #1 all the time at our local coffee shop --- sometimes his wife is there, too. (I'm kind of partial to her, but whatevs.)

Posted by Cindy | October 23, 2008 2:52 PM

(she means comment 1 on the story link, not me)

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 23, 2008 2:56 PM

Sorry, Will.... Yeah, I meant Bradley Whitford.

And now that I think about it, if I order my drink after Mr Whitford (at our local Peets) I have a 50/50 chance of a glorious hot beverage, or a ruinous yukky drink that I didn't mean to order anyhow.

Posted by Cindy | October 23, 2008 3:09 PM

I thought the Bradley effect referred to Shawn Bradley, the 7'6" center from BYU who, despite being so close to the basket, would always be dunked on by guys a foot shorter than him.

Posted by Mac | October 23, 2008 3:49 PM

No Bradley Steinbacher? How soon we forget.

Posted by just wondering | October 23, 2008 5:02 PM

What about the Milton-Bradley effect? That's when you realize that democracy is all a game, and the game is rigged, baby, rigged!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 23, 2008 5:47 PM

I think the Bradley effect may have come directly from Bradley County Tennessee, as the last census in 2000 was 92.8% white and 3.99% black, etc., and I highly doubt anything has changed much in 8 years. Doesn't the name Bradley County, Tennessee just conjure up visions of old, white dudes in coveralls, chewin tobacy, checkin on their sheep to make sure they are, um.....

Posted by DZ | October 23, 2008 8:57 PM

What about former Sen. Bill Bradley? Tallest Deadhead I've ever met.

Posted by drewl | October 23, 2008 10:27 PM

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