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The yats has spoke: results of the Davis Poll

April 21, 2010

It is now irrefutably and scientifically proven that Davis McAlary is irritating yet harmless, with servings of lovable eccentric and douchebag on the side.

Thanks to the 145 who participated. We’ll do future polls on other burning issues. Voting is now closed.


See percentages and “Other” responses below the fold.

Responses for “Other”

  • Passionate New Orleanian
  • Wannabee
  • A geeky yet genuine ass
  • America’s sweetheart
  • probably a big fan of The Wire.
  • who?
  • Boy-man
  • misunderstood prophet
  • Dead by season 2
  • townie
  • sick of talking about Davis
  1. April 21, 2010 11:20 am

    It seems to me that the three top categories are not mutually exclusive. In fact, they go together nicely. FWIW, I voted “lovable eccentric” and have slowly warmed to his irritating ass. I not only hated him less in the second episode; I hated him less with each repeat viewing of the first.

  2. April 21, 2010 11:24 am

    I went for “hipster”. He does expand its definition beyond that style of jeans:

  3. April 21, 2010 11:33 am

    For this we needed a poll? For the record, I find not not only irritating and harmless, but quite entertaining. I love the way his mad internal organ grinder makes him jump.

  4. April 21, 2010 12:13 pm

    “Dead by Season 2”. Bwahaha!

    Who put that, and can we add them to the BoT writing staff? (Unless it’s Jeffrey.)

  5. April 21, 2010 2:42 pm

    I’m with Sophmom – the three winning cats go together splendidly. This poll was brilliant!

  6. virgotex permalink*
    April 21, 2010 4:37 pm

    glad ya’ll liked it- it seems to have quelled some of the comment storm.

  7. jeffrey permalink
    April 21, 2010 5:28 pm

    No but now I wish I had

  8. brueso permalink
    April 21, 2010 6:42 pm

    I didn’t vote, but the results work for me. I’ve always marveled at the way Steve Zahn plays the off-keel somewhat whacked guys he has played like in “Out of Mind”, “Happy Texas”, etc. On top of having impeccable timing, he’s a great physical comedian. He also gets huge points in my book for actually chasing down David Simon to try to be involved with the show when he heard about it cause he was a big fan of “The Wire”.

    One of the ways Zahn also can surprise you came in “Out of Mind” where he played a somewhat whacked ex-con who hooked up with Don Cheadle and company who he’d known from the Big House and they took him along on a job where they butchered someone who Cheadle felt had stolen from him. Steven Soderbough didn’t show the carnage, but kept the camera focused on Zahn and you can see the horror creep into his face, and see he’s realizing he’s been palling around with cold-blooded psychotics, and then he is “goofball no more”. It’s a brilliant little piece of work.

  9. brueso permalink
    April 21, 2010 7:06 pm

    P.S. One of the other things I love about the Davis character is that he’s out front with his enthusiasm about the music and the scene- he doesn’t hold back or play it cool. When he actually does try to play it cool with Elvis Costello, its a disaster.

  10. April 22, 2010 2:47 pm

    If not Jeffrey, then who?

  11. April 22, 2010 6:29 pm

    Many a viewer — even those not of NO — immediately wished for his violent death.

  12. April 22, 2010 6:31 pm

    Not me though. These kinds of guys — and they are all guys — have driven me to wanting to commit violence more than once, but still and all, if anyone can get down what they actually know, it can be valuable for music history to say the least. For example, that national treasure of American and Other Musics, who chose New Orleans as to where to live his final times, Robert Palmer.

    Love, C.

  13. April 22, 2010 6:34 pm

    Meaning of course, in case there’s a mistake, a/k/a Bob Palmer.

    Don’t go to wiki because it says Bob died in NYC. He died in NO.


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