Poll results

My sincere thanks to all who participated in the "Reader's Age Poll". The results indicate that approximately 90% of the visitors to this blog are age 40 and older, which comes to no surprise to me, as that quite accurately reflects the makeup of the customer base for Maher Studios over the last decade. Quite a change from the '70's when 30-40% of our customers were purchasing instruction and supplies for children and youth.

Not only is the ventriloquist community "graying" (my opinion), but those ventriloquists who do exist under the age of 40 are more likely to be found on Internet inter-active sites such as Facebook. Blogs such as this are also passe' in the minds of some. However, in spite of the many other ways you could be spending your valuable time today, YOU took the time to visit me on this blog. Not only does that prove you are smarter than the average vent :), but your visit also is a great encouragement to me...Thank you!


  1. Anonymous3/23/2009

    I have been a "qualified" Maher vent since about 2000 and have enjoyed reading Newsy Vents and now your blog - and I have always found YOU very encouraging - ThankYOU, with kind regards, Geoffrey Moran, Australia.

  2. Not only are we smarter than the average vent, we have good taste as well!

  3. And most of us are better looking...

    Montana's Santa
    Mediocre Magic & Ventriloquy

  4. Anonymous3/24/2009

    Been with Maher since 1956.Glad that you are still around. Walt Rathbun,Goodlettsville,Tn