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Old 09-16-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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Hypothetically speaking - lets say you have an opportunity to win $1,000,000 in a contest. To win - you must choose from one of the following five options:

"Punch" option ---- You will be punched in the face, just once, by a big fat man. The punch is guaranteed not to be fatal nor to cause brain damage, but you will likely sustain a nasty injury such as a split lip, black eye or perhaps even a broken nose. After being punched - you will be given the $1,000,000!

"Bomb" option ---- Nothing will happen to you. However, you will start the countdown on a huge bomb that is hidden deep inside the center of the Earth. The bomb is large enough that, when detonated, it will cause devastating earth quakes and floods all over the planet. The bomb is completely undetectable and can not be disarmed. However it will not detonate until exactly 5,000 years in the future. As soon as the countdown has started - you will be given the $1,000,000!

"Insults" option ---- Twenty people will shout terrible insults and obscenities at you for one full hour. These people will not come into physical contact with you nor harm you, but they will say all sorts of horrible and upsetting things to you. After one full hour of intense verbal abuse - you will be given the $1,000,000!

"Magic" option ---- Your personality and ethical convictions will be painlessly altered in some unknown way by a magic spell. The alteration will be instantaneous and will not affect your memory, cause brain damage nor result in any physical harm of any kind. After the alteration - you will be given the $1,000,000!

"Nothing" option ---- None of the above. Nothing happens to you or anyone else, but you will NOT be given any money.


Which option would you choose first? Second? Third? Etc...???

Please list them like so ... (with "1" listed as your first choice, "2" as your next choice, and so on...)

1 - option name
2 - option name
3 - option name
4 - option name
5 - option name
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Old 09-16-2007, 12:44 AM   #2
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1. Insult
2. Punch
3. Bomb
4. Magic
5. Nothing
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Old 09-16-2007, 02:35 AM   #3
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Is this just a SPAM post to get us to click on the links in the Sig? This post has been posted all over the net by the same poster.
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Old 09-16-2007, 05:52 AM   #4
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It sure is. But it's a great question anyway.

I'll take the bomb option. And since I won't be alive then, I won't have to deal with persons affected by the explosion, so I won't have to worry about unpleasant side effects like guilt or empathy for the victims.

I'd make a list but this may be a spam thread, so I won't bother.
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Old 09-16-2007, 06:24 AM   #5
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I have to agree with Gilligan... it is an interesting question.

I'd go with the "Insults" option, personally.

I used to deal with that from bullies every day at school for years when I was a kid, *and* I used to deal with that from customers every day when I worked in retail for years as an adult.

So I can take it, and I might as well get paid better than slave wages for it this time. I mean, heck, this time around they're not even going to hit me, a major improvement.

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Old 09-16-2007, 06:43 AM   #6
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1. Insults - easy enough
2. Punch - my nose could use some reworking
3. Nothing - better than the below
4. Magic - wouldn't want to become a serial killer
5. Bomb - I care about others
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This almost sounds like one of those weird Japanese game shows.
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What was that middle thing again?
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-Insults for sure- I really couldn't care less if people spent an hour shouting mean things to me.
-Then I'd take the punch to the face- no big deal there either.
-Not wild about the rest of the options, but it would have to go Nothing, Magic, and Bomb last of all because that would be a horrid thing to do.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lumi View Post
1. Insults - easy enough
2. Punch - my nose could use some reworking
3. Nothing - better than the below
4. Magic - wouldn't want to become a serial killer
5. Bomb - I care about others
Ditto. Though my nose is perfect .
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