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A Game Of Literary Would You Rather? (Second Edition)

It’s time for another game of Literary Would You Rather!

I’m your host, Robert Bruce, otherwise known as the guy who comes up with really weird questions about books. It’s a gift.

This went fairly well last time, so I thought I’d try it again.

The game is self explanatory, so no directions should be needed.

On with it:

  1. Would you rather have an ugly, naked man follow you around the rest of your life, or have every book you ever touch smell like sulfur?
  2. Would you rather lose a big toe (you pick the foot), or have to read 50 trashy romance novels in a year?
  3. Would you rather live in Thoreau’s secluded cabin or Gatsby’s mansion?
  4. Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?
  5. Would you rather be trapped in a room with 20 two-year-olds for a week or have to give up reading books for a year?

That’s all for this time.

Answer as few or as many of the questions as you would like in the comments below. I’ll share my answers on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Matt #

    1. Sulfur. No way to the naked man.
    2. Lose the toe!
    3.The mansion of course.
    4. Batman, no question.
    5. The 2 year olds. I might regret that though.

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    February 1, 2013
  2. 1. As much as it would pain me, I’d go with sulfur. An ugly naked man stalking me is too creepy.

    2. I’d read the trashy novels.

    3. Thoreau’s cabin for sure. I don’t know what I’d ever do with Gatsby’s mansion.

    4. Spiderman – swinging from building to building the way spider does looks like too much fun.

    5. Definitely trapped in a room withe the 20-yr-olds.

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    February 1, 2013
    • Good answers. On #5, clarification…that’s 2 year olds, not 20 year olds. That might change your answer. Haha.

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      February 1, 2013
      • Oh! Haha, well that makes quite the difference. haha. Still, I’d suck it up if it meant being allowed to read.

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        February 1, 2013
  3. 1. Naked man – no one said you had to acknowledged or pay attention to him. Plus it’s a great conversation starter.
    2. Romance novels – they take a day each at most.
    3. Thoreau’s – people are overrated.
    4. Batman – technology, yes.
    5. 2 year olds – might be wicked, but it doesn’t say YOU have to take care of them. It’d be a great junior version of Lord of the Flies.

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    February 1, 2013
    • Lord of the Flies, Jr. edition. Nice.

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      February 1, 2013
  4. 1. I’d have to go with sulfur. I don’t want any naked person following me! Maybe I could invest in some nose plugs or something.
    2. Read 50 trashy romance novels. I like my toes and my balance.
    3. Cabin! I so prefer rustic to overly done design.
    4. Spiderman. I would rather be sarcastic than brooding.
    5. 2 year olds. I couldn’t give up reading for that long. But oh that would be hard!

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    February 1, 2013
  5. 1. I’d rather have my books smell like sulfur. I’d get used to the smell, eventually. An ugly naked man following me might hurt my chances at job interviews.

    2. I’ll go with the romance novels. I’ll read anything.

    3. I’ll live in the cabin. I wouldn’t have to get dressed up everyday.

    4. Batman. I’d rather talk to Alfred than to Jameson.

    5. I’ll give up reading books for a year. Maybe I’ll find something good on TV – maybe.

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    February 1, 2013
  6. 1. How close does ugly, naked man get? Is he inside with me or he just has to sit outside the house or office? He could be a good deterrent for muggers. I might get used to him. But I could also get used to the smell of sulfur as long as it’s not too sharp and doesn’t transfer to my hands…

    2. Trashy novels, no contest.

    3. I’d take Gatsby’s mansion just as long as I don’t have to throw parties. If the mansion has to come with all the hangers-on, then I’d take Thoreau’s cabin.

    4. Spiderman. He doesn’t need all the props to be awesome.

    5. Bad bad bad bad question! At first, I also read it as 20-year-olds like Jonathan did. I thought it was easy – sure, I’ll hang out with 20-year-olds. I essentially do that every time I step into my classrooms. But 20 TWO-year-olds? That’s a different story. Can I have books with me during the week? If I give up books, can I still read magazines and newspapers?

    Okay, so I guess I answered three and declined numbers 1 and 5.

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    February 1, 2013
    • On #1, he’s close enough that you know he’s there.

      And the mansion might not come with hangers-on, but I’m guessing it would come with daily rubberneckers who want to know who the new person is Gatsby’s mansion is.

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      February 1, 2013
      • Ah, that makes it easier! Sulfury books and Thoreau’s cabin.

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        February 1, 2013
  7. 1. sulfur. Naked dudes are for the 70s
    2. trashy novels.
    3. Thereau – $ ruins fun. Communing with nature is my pastime.
    4. Spidy. Batman’s world is full of self-righteous blow hards. Plus, Mary Jane is super cute
    5. 20 or 2…doesn’t matter. Both have their charms and challenges. Plus, what great source material for future stories!

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    February 1, 2013
    • You’re much more of a man than me with the 2 year olds. No thanks!

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      February 1, 2013
  8. 1. As a woman, I’ll go with all of my books smelling like sulphur. Seriously.

    2. I’m a dancer–I’d rather read 50 trashy romance novels (and I can’t stand trashy romance, so this says a lot).

    3. I would much rather live in Thoreau’s cabin.

    4. Batman. Definitely. He has all the cool toys.

    5. This is the easiest question for me to answer. As much as I love books and reading, I would GLADLY give up reading for a year if it meant I could avoid being in a room full of 2-year-olds. No contest.

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    February 1, 2013
  9. Batman
    mansion

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    February 1, 2013
  10. 1. I’d take the stinky books over naked man.
    2. Trashy romance novels over losing a toe? Um. Gimme those novels. They’re good for comic value if nothing else.
    3. I’d take Gatsby’s mansion because I’d like to roller skate through the foyer.
    4. I’d rather be Batman. It’s a tough call, because he doesn’t actually have super powers, but Spiderman’s webs? Yeah that’s just icky.
    5. I’d take the toddlers. Afterward, I’m sure I’d never want children of my own. The room will have to be equipped with a television (Elmo keeps toddlers amused), toilet (my hypothetical toddlers are potty trained), and ample supplies of foodstuffs. And booze. For me.

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    February 1, 2013
  11. 1.Would you rather have an ugly, naked man follow you around the rest of your life, or have every book you ever touch smell like sulfur?

    I already have the naked man following me around although, truth be told, he’s not so ugly.

    2.Would you rather lose a big toe (you pick the foot), or have to read 50 trashy romance novels in a year?

    Hell yeah, I’ll take the trashy novels.

    3.Would you rather live in Thoreau’s secluded cabin or Gatsby’s mansion?

    I’ve seen Thoreau’s cabin so I’ll take the mansion thank you.

    4.Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?

    Batman, he gets to dress up and go to swanky shin-digs.

    5.Would you rather be trapped in a room with 20 two-year-olds for a week or have to give up reading books for a year?

    Honestly, I’d prefer to be trapped in a room with two 20 year olds….I know, Iknow…they whine just as much as the two year olds, but I’d never give up reading for a year.

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    February 1, 2013
    • Haha! I laughed out loud on your answer to number one. But I’m not really sure what it means, and not sure if I want to find out.

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      February 1, 2013
  12. oh, this is fun!
    1. Sulfur. I’d plug my nose or something, ’cause I’m not putting up with any naked man.
    2. Novels. For sure. They’re short, and I have enough coordination issues as it is!
    3. Gatsby’s mansion. At least it would have running water, right?
    4. Spiderman. I get the impression that Spiderman has more friends than Batman gets to have.
    5. Two-year-olds. It would suck, but there’s no way that I’m giving up reading books for a year!

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    February 1, 2013
  13. 1. Sulphur
    2. I’d read the books
    3. Gatsby’s mansion
    4. Batman
    5. Give up reading, with the two year olds I won’t get a chance to read anyway

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    February 1, 2013
  14. Rob #

    1. Naked, ugly dude. That’s like having a ego boost follow you around all day.
    2. I’d bite the bullet and read the trash.
    3. I’d live in the mansion and vacation in the cabin.
    4. Spider-man. He’s happier. Also, he’s a genius scientist, so he could make Batman’s gadgets if he really wanted.
    5. This might be one of the few things that would stop me reading for a year. I like to think I’d suffer through the room, but I might come out of it unable to focus on a book for a year.

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    February 1, 2013
  15. Emily #

    1. Sulfer. I’m going to be an asshole on this but i’d just invest in an ereader.
    2.50 trashy romance novels. I can deal with this. i don’t want to loose my toe forever
    3. Mansion. I grew up in a rural area, can’t do that again.
    4. Spiderman. Batman doesn’t have any actual powers… he’s just a genius. I want to shoot webs and climb on walls.
    5. 20 Two year olds. I would go nuts but i would fail out of college if i couldn’t read for a year

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    February 1, 2013
  16. 1. I think I would go the sulfur option. The naked man may make other aspects of my life difficult.

    2. I would read the 50 trashy romance books.

    3. Oh the mansion for sure!

    4. Spider-Man as the swinging between buildings and climbing walls looks like fun.

    5. I’d go the 20 2 year olds. There is no way I could give up reading

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    February 3, 2013
  17. alexandrajade97 #

    1. Naked man
    2. 50 trashy romance novels
    3. mansion
    4. Batman
    5. 20 two year olds

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    February 4, 2013
  18. alexandrajade97 #

    Reblogged this on Alexandra the Terrible and commented:
    On with it:

    Would you rather have an ugly, naked man follow you around the rest of your life, or have every book you ever touch smell like sulfur?
    It really depends on how strong the smell of sulfur is. I would probably take the old man. Would I be allowed to kill him? That would be nice

    Would you rather lose a big toe (you pick the foot), or have to read 50 trashy romance novels in a year?
    50 trashy romance novels a year. I think it’d be entertaining. Plus, I’d get to see what all the hubbub is about over 50 shades of gray.
    Would you rather live in Thoreau’s secluded cabin or Gatsby’s mansion?
    Gatsby’s mansion!
    Would you rather be Batman or Spiderman?
    Uhm, I still get to be female, right? Because Batman. I’d date Dick Grayson (: But having superpowers would be really cool…

    Would you rather be trapped in a room with 20 two-year-olds for a week or have to give up reading books for a year?
    I love children, and two year olds are sweet and easily controlled. Now, if they were eight year olds, no way.

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    February 4, 2013
  19. Urr… for No. 1, it would depend… Sulphur?
    No. 2 Trashy Romance… I do NOT want my big toe gone…
    No. 3 Thoreau FTW!
    No. 4 None-SPIDERGIRL!
    No. 5 20 two year olds… As long as I can read or write 😀

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    June 4, 2013

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