failing to broaden my reach by quoting from myself on the Lileks blog ( www.lileks.com/bleats ) on this here religiously unread screed:
a straw poll in the bars on the NatReview Cruise, and we have the numbers. Wheat straw, 20%... curly straws, 15%, rice straw 18%, 2009 hay 16%. the rest split among various grasses and weeds.
they also had a "candidate straw" entry on the poll, with one vote. this is because everybody knows no candidate for anything, anywhere, has one straw of fiber in their whole being.