Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Discuss

Posted by codemorse

1. You sink Death's Battleship in a high-stakes battle of wits. As a reward for your victory, Death gives you a choice:

You can live for 300 years, as an average, everyday Joe, or you can live for 30 years as the Rock/Jazz/Film/Literary/Corporate Superstar you've always harbored a desire to be. If you choose to live for 300 years, you'll never get sick, you'll age at a protracted rate, but the rest of it is up to you. If you choose to be a Superstar, you'll have all the fame, wealth and power you could ask for, but be susceptible to disease, aging, and everything else.

Which do you choose?

2. While spending the day at the beach with your lover/friend/whatever, you find an ancient bottle washed up onshore. Uncorking it, a Djinn (Genie) emerges. You grants you one wish, with a catch: your wish cannot be selfish in any conscious way.

What do you wish for?

6 Comments:

At 2:56 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

1) A. Fame doesn't interest me as much as just kicking it and seeing the world as me.

2) That's always a tricky one. Assuming that there were no catches a la "Monkey's Paw" I'd say that my wife and I live long healthy lives. Not sure if that counts as selfish. If so then maybe that my kids would find lives that suit and satisfy them completely.

 
At 4:11 PM, Blogger Ben Miro said...

1) I'd take the 30 years as King Shit of Fuck Mountain, for sure. 300 Years as a prole? No thanks. Plus, what if the sun explodes on Year 200 and you have to spend a century contemplating the lifeless orb you're stuck on with Dr. Manhattan. And Dr. Manhattan is naked ALL THE TIME.

2) That Mr. Fusion thing in Back To The Future (converts garbage into fuel) exists and is standard on all modes of transport (from mopeds to space shuttles). In Your Face, Oil Companies.

And I'd try to slip a fast one by the djinn and get hoverboards, too.

 
At 5:00 PM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Hoverboards would be totally selfish. Cool wish though.

And he did say that if you amounted to anything in 300 years it would be "up to you". No guarantees, but I think in 300 years I'd do okay.

 
At 6:59 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

These are a blast.

1) I'd take the 300 years. Fame doesn't interest me; though your hypothetical Dr. Manhattan scenario has me reconsidering.

2) I'm a fan of the classics, so I'll go with a cure for AIDS. I'd say something like "end poverty," but even magic has its limitations.

 
At 12:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.) 300 years, most definitely. Fame seems way overrated, especially in the relentless Paparazzi age. And besides, I'd definitely be famous anyways, as that guy who won't die. My blog would be hugely popular! icantdie.com. Check it out! ;-)
2.) My unselfish wish would be for the true creator(s) to reveal him/her/it-self to the world, and set some sh!t straight in regards to religion. End all this turmoil over who's right. "Look, you're ALLLL wrong! I am the lord, and I decree all humanity saved if you do the Electric Slide on August 27th of each year. You shall call that day "Boogie Woogie Woogie Day", outside of that, have at it! I don't even care! Thou shalt do whatever you want, EXCEPT on August 27th. That's MY day! So sayeth the lord!"
-Adam!

 
At 12:30 PM, Blogger codemorse said...

Adam-

That was comedy gold.

My blog would be hugely popular! icantdie.com. Check it out!

Look, you're ALLLL wrong! I am the lord, and I decree all humanity saved if you do the Electric Slide on August 27th of each year. You shall call that day "Boogie Woogie Woogie Day", outside of that, have at it! I don't even care! Thou shalt do whatever you want, EXCEPT on August 27th. That's MY day! So sayeth the lord!

Hilarious.

 

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