Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Who's Popular?

Bloomberg Businessweek recently published its "Popularity Issue."  It's an odd and strangely fascinating look at what places and things are the most "popular" in the American economy.  Just as in junior high, "popular" probably doesn't always translate to "best liked" or "favorite" (as anyone who's ever been forced to fly through Hartsfield-Jackson airport knows all too well), but it is interesting to see where our dollars go.

Here are some of the highlights.  You can find the full list, along with the runners' up for each of the categories here.

Airport: Atlanta
Booze: Smirnoff
Car color: White
Cereal: Honey Nut Cheerios
Chip: Lays
Deodorant: Secret
Dog: Labrador
Drug: Vicodin
Gum: Orbit
Item at Walmart: Banana
Lipstick: Revlon
Parenting book: What to Expect When You’re Expecting
Peanut butter: Jif
Sports car: Camaro

(Cartoon courtesy of Bloomberg Businessweek)


  1. That was interesting. I enjoyed that! Love 7 blessings from NC!

  2. That is interesting. What's funny is I drive a white car but I so don't like that color for a car. Go figure.

  3. "Item at Walmart: Banana", what??? That's random and totally made me smile!!