I'm reading a book by Chuck Klosterman. He's a witty guy: but a senseless, nonsensical kind of wit. he talks mainly about pop culture topics and somehow ends up relating the most asinine subject matter to some of the most relevant topics, such as pornography and the internet, the Celtics and Lakers rivalry in the eighties and how it applies to everyday life, how "The real world" shaped modern culture, etc. Good read, broadens the horizons i guess. mostly a book that is serious but also seriously funny.
anyways, on page 126 of "sex drugs and cocoa puffs: a low culture manifesto" he suggests that there are twenty three things he routinely asks people he meets and judges their personality on their answers.
They are not yes or no questions, they are hypothetical questions. many of which i've found myself asking myself in certain instances, which amused and aroused my interest. I rarely like to bring any intelectual conversation to the interweb because i fear that much of what we write is lost in the translation from my fingers to your brain, yet I'm sure we'll still get some giggles out of it.
I'll post one hypothetical a day for the next 25 days.
There are no wrong answers, the only rule is you must answer with consideration, and give reason as to why you chose your answer. You can choose your answer out of guilt, morality, or just to try to get a laugh, the beauty of it is no matter how you answer you are fundimentally telling everybody something about your psyche (even if that is not really your intention).
Hypothetical # 1
Let us assume you met a rudimentary magician. Let us assume he can do five simple tricks -- he can pull a rabbit out of his hat, he can make a coin disappear, he can turn the ace of spades into the Joker card, and two others in a similar vein. These are his only tricks and he can't learn any more; he can only do these five. HOWEVER, it turns out he's doing these five tricks with real magic. Its not an illusion; he can actually conjure the bunny out of the ether and he can move the coin through space. He's legitimately magical, but extremely limited in scope and influence.Would this person be more impressive than Albert Einstein?