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This survey is fairly old now, but it may still be amusing to flip through the results.


Background

"The 3rd Annual H.-Is-For-Heroin Invitational Survey Classic", dubbed so by its creator and programmer, Arsenio Santos (arsenio@wco.com), was actually the first survey here at t.d.n. The 3AHIFHISC was just a poll to see what Tool fans think about (gasp) Tool, and had no official implications whatsoever. But it was sort of fun, anyhow.

Voting ran from June 14 to June 30, 1997; almost exactly 2000 people shared their thoughts on various questions.

The Results

Here's the breakdown of the votes collected:

My favorite Tool album is:
opiate: 162
undertow: 635
ænima: 1194

My favorite Tool artpiece is:
ænima green eye: 334
ænima angels: 287
ænima cover: 228
undertow cover: 179
ænima blue man: 136
undertow band photos : 120
ænima west coast: 108
undertow cow: 101
opiate collage: 96
opiate cover: 90
ænima contortionist: 73
undertow pig: 63
ænima bill hicks image : 56
ænima band photo: 54
undertow lovers: 34
undertow xray: 22
undertow woman: 21

My favorite Tool song is:
third eye: 220
eulogy: 178
4 degrees: 155
pushit: 156
ænema: 135
forty-six & 2: 128
prison sex: 111
h.: 84
sober: 84
opiate: 77
hooker with a penis: 74
stinkfist: 66
jimmy: 66
flood: 61
jerk-off: 57
undertow: 48
intolerance: 38
swamp song: 31
bottom: 27
crawl away: 26
cold & ugly: 24
disgustipated: 11
part of me: 8
sweat: 6
no quarter: 6
hush: 6
the gaping lotus experience: 2

My favorite Tool bassist is:
Justin Chancellor: 1085
Paul D'Amour: 614

My favorite Tool video is:
sober: 711
prison sex: 647
stinkfist: 575
hush: 37
aenema had not been seen until this survey ended

I've been a Tool fan since:
1993: 586
1994: 328
1992: 301
1996: 291
1995: 237
1991: 69
1990: 55
1997: 45

Were the segues on "ænima" necessary?
yes: 1247
no: 511

My favorite Ænima segue is:
die eier von satan: 668
message to harry manback: 494
intermission: 373
(-) ions: 284
useful idiot: 100
cesaro summability: 65

My least favorite Ænima segue is:
useful idiot: 453
(-) ions: 435
cesaro summability: 419
message to harry manback: 229
die eier von satan: 215
intermission: 173

Keep in mind that this survey only represents a cross-section of Internet Tool fans, and as such is not necessarily applicable to the rest of the world.

And that's about it. Until the next one...


(Tool)

"Your pal" Kabir Akhtar (kabir@down.net)