Friday, July 14, 2006

Sky Rockets in Flight ...

Aliens land on planet Earth and offer you the opportunity to discover the universe with them, but when you return, 20 years will have passed? Do you go?

You are offered one million dollars, but first you must undergo surgery to remove your pinky toe. Do you take the money and bid farewell to your little piggy?

You can put your life on hold for one day and spend the day as someone else. Whose life would you live?


At 12:03 PM , Blogger Tamara said...

1) I think it would take me a couple of weeks to come up with an answer to this one. So I'll get back to you on this in a couple of weeks. ...What if exploring the universe is really boring? Why can't they just tell me about it? Oh, we'd be discovering together... How 'bout I just wait 20 years for them to come back and tell me about it? Yay, I just saved myself 20 years AND a couple of weeks!

2) That's a really fucked up arrangement. I don't need the pinky toe, so/but why the fuck would anyone else want it? Too fishy. No go.

3) Could it be all sci-fi, and I just go inside that person's brain, but my own body still functions like normal? Cuz I'd kinda like to be TKB and see things through his eyes for a day. And maybe have sex--with myself! Bwah! But if it's not a John Malkovich kind of thing, I guess I'd like to spend the day as Rob Thomas' wife.

At 1:23 PM , Anonymous kingw said...

Too much thinking Tamara.

I believe I would stay here on Earth. I am pretty happy with what I have. Plenty of stuff for me to discover here.

Goodbye little piggy. Maybe I can keep it in a jar by the door

I think I want to be Tamara when she is having sex with TKB. Just to see if it is that good. Even better if it is when she is TKB. On the other hand kind of creepy.
I think I will change it to Neil Armstrong and I will pick the day he stepped on the moon.

At 1:46 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

1. No. I have a nephew due in October. I'd far rather explore that universe than not see him grow up. (Plus, I'd miss my cats. And my husband.)

2. No. I have very nice feet, and it would be harder to run, walk, open doors with them. I've done fine so far without the cash, I'm sure I'll continue to do so.

3. If I got to keep the money I made while doing so, Bill Gates. Otherwise, Mata Hari. (While she was alive, of course.)

At 2:59 PM , Anonymous boo augustus said...

1. How do I know that the aliens aren't just going to cook and eat me? Huh? Didn't think of that, did ya?

Well they might. So I'll stay here (and I have a niece due in October, Sallyacious).

2. My aunt accidentally cut off her big toe with the lawn mower, and she got bubkus. So I'll take the cash.

3. So if it's Freaky Friday type arrangement (old, old classic Jody Foster movie) and I'm me in someone else's body, home, life, etc., I think I'd go with Tom Cruise. If people are talking about him now, wait until I've spent a day in his body, bwah hah ha! But if I'm just stepping into the other person's place, I think I'd go with the Queen of England (well, technically the king).

At 3:39 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Oh. And thanks for the earbug, Punky. It'll take all day to get rid of that one.

At 3:44 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

And congratulations, Boo! Isn't it exciting?

At 5:14 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

1. I'd ask them for a lift to the Bloglit party. But I don't think I'd be happy to be gone for 20 years. I like the here and now far too much to leave it.

2. My little toes are kinda deformed anyway, so you can have them. I'll relearn the balance thing for $1m.

3. ooooh.. tough choice. George Clooney's woman du jour or ... I KNOW!! I want to be The Shrub for a day. On that day, I'll resign from office on the proviso that leadership be handed over to Dave Barry.

At 5:17 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

1. No go. I mean, what if I give up the people I love only to discover that the universe is endlessly boring and the Earth is a horrible mess when I get home?

And as Boo said, what if the aliens think I look tasty?

2. Hmm. I could probably do fine without a pinky toe. Just one, right? What's a pinky toe when you've got two kids to put through college/grad school/who knows?

3. Hmmm. What if I pick Tom Cruise and he happens to have the flu that day? Bummer! Maybe Paris Hilton. She seems to have a pretty charmed life. But I don't think she eats much so I might get hungry.

At 6:05 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Scat - if you're Tom Cruise and you decide you deserve to die, and you drive yourself over a cliff, does Scat still wake up the next day? Because if the answer's yes, I'd take that move into serious consideration.

At 6:25 PM , Anonymous Sallyacious said...

Hold on, Kaf. Let me get this straight. The person you would be for a day would be Scat being Tom Cruise?

This could get confusing really quickly.

At 6:41 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

kaf & sallyacious, I'm confused enough as it is. For starters, I'm confused as to why Tom Cruise is such a big star in the first place.

It might be fun to be Tom Cruise for a day, though, just to experience his, er, peculiar brain. I strongly suspect it's much stranger than John Malcovich's.

Which is difficult to conceive.

Oh, dear, I have the Word Verification from Hell. It may be yashf;has;dfashdf but I'm not sure.

At 7:03 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

No.. Scat can be Tom and shoot him/herself. But only if she (Scat, not Tom) wakes up the next day, cos I don't want any Bloglits to die in the making of this bodyswap.

The alternative is to spend 24 hours pumping him full of all the things that Christian Scientists aren't allowed, and then watching him try to detox when he gets his body back to himself.

At 7:16 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

OK, kaf and punky (sorry to be using your wonderful blog as a communications tool, punky), if I'm Tom Cruise for a day, does Tom Cruise become me for a day?

How will this effect my kids? Will he hide them away? Will he preach Scientology to them all day? Will he &%$# them up for a day?

And what about Hubby? He won't know what to do at all!

My apologies also to Tom Cruise fans. He's not horrible. After all, he does marry (sort of) good women.

Oh, no! Another endless, unreadable WV!

At 8:04 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

I think blogspot are getting kickbacks from opticians worldwide. There's no other explanation. (and rurjdjr to Blogspot, too!)

Scat.. good point.. I didn't think of the corollary. Where does Tom Cruise (or the Shrub or whoever) go when we're invading their bodies?

Maybe it's like one of those fantasy sequences where things play out in real time while you're in your fantasy, but when you come "back to reality" (whatever that is..) little or no time has past (cf: Wizard of Oz, two or three seasons of Dallas, etc.)

At 7:02 AM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Do I go? Well, assuming I'll be the same age I am now when I return, why not?

Heck yeah, you can take my toe.

One day as someone else? Tough one. Do I get to pick which day? So many to choose from...Derek Jeter...Dave Barry...Her Punkiness...

Let me get back to you on that one.

At 10:53 AM , Blogger punky said...

use my blog however you wish to ... I'm easy like that ;)

1. If they came to ask me when I was 60, I'd go with them - but not now.

2. I like my piggies ... I can live without the one million dollars but I'd really miss the little guy - so no go. :(

3. I'd be the Dalai Lama for a day.

At 9:48 PM , Blogger Sarah O. said...

The Dalai Lama! What a great idea! You could learn to live in infinite peace.

But what if that day (a) The Dalai Lama had the flu and (b)Tom Cruise visited and jumped all over The Dalai Lama's Tibetan rug shrieking about whatever?

Sigh. I'm such a cynic!

At 1:51 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Tom would screw up his karma for the next few lives. Oh, wait. That ship sailed a couple of years ago.

At 6:20 PM , Anonymous Jeff Meyerson said...

Maybe I'd be Kaf's cat for the day.

At 11:34 PM , Blogger Kafaleni said...

Jeff... is that you yowling to be fed already?

At 11:35 AM , Blogger Higgy said...

WHoa, missed two questions!

1. Yes, but only if I can bring recording equipment and NOT be regarded as a loony by the rest of the world.

2. Absolutely. Give me the money and have the toe. Heck, have BOTH piggy toes.

3. I'd spend the day as the shrub - maybe I could reverse some of his decisions.....


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