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I would want to know the grossest thing I ever ate.  I don't care who had a crush on me, and a missed financial opportunity would just make me sad.  

I have to think a little about what else I might want to ask.  

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Oh, I think it'd be fun to know who had a crush on me (hopefully someone besides the two rather skeevy guys I worked with at Burger King decades ago)

1 hour ago, MargeGunderson said:

The question I would ask? WHO KILLED JON-BENET?!!

YES!! 

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It's a toss up between "What happened to Amelia Earhart?" & "Who killed The Black Dahlia?" 

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I love that in the SNL sketch that the 200th most disgusting thing he ate was a butterscotch pudding with a dead earwig in it. 
 

I’d still ask that question. What would I care at that point, I’d be dead. 
 

My question would be: What skill did I have that I never discovered? 
 

Maybe I could have been a terrific auctioneer or banjo player and went my whole life without knowing. 

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I want to know how many licks it really does take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop.  And not those crappy, teeny Tootsie Pops they sell these days -- the big ones they used to have.

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4 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

 

First you MUST get the answer to one of these three questions:

  • Everyone who secretly had a crush on you at some point
  • The grossest thing you ever ate
  • Biggest financial opportunity you missed (and how much)

I think I’m missing something here but why would I be asking what was the grossest thing I ever ate? Is that implying I’ve eaten a lot of stuff that was gross but I didn’t realize it?  I think I can figure out what financial opportunities I’ve missed (Apple? Amazon?) so I’d have to go with the crushes.  Then I think I would ask for that guy’s Bitcoin password. 

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30 minutes ago, SoMuchTV said:

I think I’m missing something here but why would I be asking what was the grossest thing I ever ate? Is that implying I’ve eaten a lot of stuff that was gross but I didn’t realize it?

Correct. It is implying that during our lifetime we ate things we didn’t realize we were eating. This is the chance to find out what those things were. 
 

Probably a lot of bugs. 

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2 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

Correct. It is implying that during our lifetime we ate things we didn’t realize we were eating. This is the chance to find out what those things were. 
 

Probably a lot of bugs. 

Yep, that’s something I definitely don’t want to know. 

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An unknown crush is the only one that wouldn't torment me for eternity.

Question to ask:  How would life differed if I had married D instead of M?  

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6 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

You've died and gone on to whatever is necessary to make this question work.

…a representative of the afterlife who is there to answer any questions about your time on earth!

First you MUST get the answer to…:

  • Everyone who secretly had a crush on you at some point

… then tell us at least one more question you would ask.*

Everyone who secretly had a crush on you at some point”???  
I guess the point to this question is that the answer will be too long, too short, or too embarrassing, and that I’m just supposed to list the question, but following suit from some of the above:   
In my 40s, shortly after I moved for a job back to the area where I had gone to high school, a person I worked with who happened to live in the house I grew up in came to my office to tell me that one of my best friends from high school had just recently died of cancer, which she learned from my former bff’s younger brother, who lived in the neighboring house where they grew up, and that he had had a crush on me when we were in high school.
Sorry. Tl/dr and TMI.  
But the story could be even longer. 

So. Just 1 question??? 
I may have to edit this later.  
But here it is:

Are there alternate universes where I made other choices and/or other people whose lives intersected with mine made other choices?

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1 minute ago, shapeshifter said:

Are there alternate universes where I made other choices and/or other people whose lives intersected with mine made other choices?

Ooh, I like this one :). 

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I would want to know my list of crushes. 

And my question would be "What happened to the lost City of Atlantis and where is it hiding?"

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Everyone who secretly had a crush on you at some point.

If my grade school years are any indication, which I think that is the biggest indicator, I probably won't like the answer.  I won't need a hand to count them on.

As for the question I would ask, it would be a request. 

Will you reunite me with my departed pets?  It would be awesome if that happened.

 

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I'd ask about the grossest thing I ever ate, too.  I'd been pretty adventurous in general, and with food, so I'm sure I've accidentally ingested some might gross things.

My new questions - Who put the bop in the bop shoo bop shoo bop??

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The Would You Rather Series - Part 1

swan lake ballet GIF

Would you rather...

  • be a master at painting, or an amazing dancer?
  • live in the sky or under the sea?
  • eat pizza for every meal or ice cream for every meal?

 

Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  1. Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
  2. PM me with any of your own to include in future questions.
  3. Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
  4. @festivus asked me not to include any gross ones. I make no promises.
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56 minutes ago, JTMacc99 said:

The Would You Rather Series - Part 1

swan lake ballet GIF

Would you rather...

  • be a master at painting, or an amazing dancer?
  • live in the sky or under the sea?
  • eat pizza for every meal or ice cream for every meal?

 

Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  1. Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
  2. PM me with any of your own to include in future questions.
  3. Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
  4. @festivus asked me not to include any gross ones. I make no promises.

This is way too easy--

Dancer

Under the Sea

Ice Cream.  The answer is always ice cream.  When my mom was pregnant with me, she spent her third trimester eating Dairy Queen twice a day.  Apparently, that was the only time she has ever craved ice cream.  

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5 minutes ago, Ohiopirate02 said:

This is way too easy--

These are the gateway questions. As @festivus said, I have much more troubling choices to offer in the future.

For me it's Master Painter, Under the Sea, Pizza.

And I'm kind of excited about being a master painter. I think that would be so cool to just sit down in front of a blank canvas and have something amazing at the end of the day. 

I'd also be just fine with Pizza all the time. There's enough variety of what one can do with pizza so that I can mix it up. Plus, pizza is awesome.

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Dancer - always loved to dance, and it'll help keep me fit.  Also, it doesn't have to be ballet so no foot issues. 

Sky - I love being up high, being under water would feel kind of trapped.

Pizza - although I love ice cream, I can reach a point where I've had too much sugar.  Plus pizza just seems more filling,  In fact I am having pizza for dinner tonight.

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1 hour ago, JTMacc99 said:

Would you rather...

  • be a master at painting, or an amazing dancer?
  • live in the sky or under the sea?
  • eat pizza for every meal or ice cream for every meal?

Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  1. Let us know why you chose one over the other,
  • In 5th grade my mom said I had to choose between ballet and painting; I couldn't continue both.
    I chose painting, but later took a few ballet classes in my 20s.
    50 years later I get occasional portrait painting commissions and just as occasionally dance around the house. 
     
  • I love to swim in open water but would love to be a bird flying. 
    Can I be a seagull? 
     
  • Ice cream.
    No. Wait. Pizza.
    Wait. no. Ice cream!
    Wait...
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Master painter.  I've taken a few art classes, and would like to be better.  Or good.

In the sky -- everything that lives in the sea poops, pees, and ejaculates in the sea.  I don't want to live in that.

Ice cream!  So many flavors, so little time....

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I would rather be a master at painting.

I would rather live in the sky, and it isn't close.  I have taken swimming lessons so many times, and when I get out in water over my head I panic, and forget what I am doing.  Plus, I don't want to be fish food.  And don't get me started on skinny dipping.  I don't want to give fish any crazy ideas about my body parts.  I might not have much to work with, but what little I have I don't want to lose.  I would  never want to live under the sea.  That said, I am afraid of heights, but I have to go with living in the sky anyway.

I would rather eat pizza every meal.  You don't want to be around me when I eat too much dairy, trust me.

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Dancer -I embarrass my children (and myself) with my lack of rhythm and grace, except (especially) when I've had a few drinks.

Sky- I need direct sunlight. 

Pizza-As much as I love ice cream, I could eat pizza all day.

 

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1 hour ago, Browncoat said:

Master painter.  I've taken a few art classes, and would like to be better.  Or good.

In the sky -- everything that lives in the sea poops, pees, and ejaculates in the sea.  I don't want to live in that.

Ice cream!  So many flavors, so little time....

Ditto 

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Master Painter.  I could decorate my entire house, give paintings to my friends, sell my art, etc.  Dancing would do nothing for me.

In the sky.  I'm assuming that means I can fly.  And I'm going to give myself excellent vision, so I can actually see everything I'm looking down on.

Pizza.  Ice cream would get really boring, really quickly, as there are only so many flavors I like and I can only stand so much sweet stuff at a time.  Pizza I could go weeks before repeating an ingredient, so I wouldn't get sick of it.

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I was a baby ballerina (started at age 5 and kept going all the way through my twenties) who was thwarted from pursuing my dream by the fact that at 10-1/2 years old I stopped growing and my full adult height is all of 4'11", which is about 5-7 inches too short to be a real ballerina. So for sure I pick being an amazing dancer (well, I'm still pretty good actually) with longer limbs and a brilliant career at the American Ballet Theater!

Totally afraid of heights and I love to swim, so under the sea for me.

Pizza, definitely. I love ice cream but you gain less weight from pizza (and ballerinas must be thin-nish), especially when you don't like it cold.

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-Painter, definitely. I've always liked to draw, and I liked painting as a kid, so might as well continue to hone those abilities doing something I enjoy and make something out of it, right :D? I like to dance, but I've never had any kind of lessons and I just don't think I'm graceful enough to turn it into a professional thing. Even with training, I'd probably still look like a dork :p. 

-In the sky, I think. I dunno, it'd be kinda cool to be floating amidst the clouds and observing everything from above. 

-I love ice cream, but my gut is going with pizza on this one :). It's just always a good, quick food to make and eat. 

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Master Painter

-I'm a pretty good forger with no training (or maybe that came from art classes at school as a kid).  Where I lack is the creativity or skills to come up with something original

Under the Sea

- More stuff to see and interact with.  

Pizza

- Pizza would be more flexible to get a variety.  I think you can find a loop hole to make an ice cream pizza. 

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21 minutes ago, ParadoxLost said:

I think you can find a loop whole to make an ice cream pizza. 

Good point - there are ice cream pizzas.  And there's the "pizookie" which is a giant chocolate chip cookie made like a deep dish pizza, and topped with ice cream.  So those of us who picked pizza could still get an ice cream fix.

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Living under the sea and being a master painter would be kind of limiting. you would have to use watercolor paints.

You don't have to ask, I will just leave now.

 

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Dancer

 

sky but this is hard, neither appeals to me.

 

Ice cream.  I am obsessed with ice cream, has to be chocolate.  I’m very picky about pizza.   There is a really good pizza place by my office in nyc but I haven’t had it since pre-COVID and when I was in the city earlier this week, it and the rest of the food places by it were closed, they probably don’t get much traffic with people working from home. 

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11 hours ago, JTMacc99 said:

The Would You Rather Series - Part 1

swan lake ballet GIF

Would you rather...

  • be a master at painting, or an amazing dancer?
  • live in the sky or under the sea?
  • eat pizza for every meal or ice cream for every meal?

 

Guidelines for the Would You Rather Series:

  1. Let us know why you chose one over the other, especially if you have strong feelings about always wanting to be a dancer or eating pizza!
  2. PM me with any of your own to include in future questions.
  3. Please TRY to answer the questions with the assumption that you wouldn't die making one of the choices. For example, you will not die from obesity from eating Pizza or Ice Cream every meal. It's just "which one would you rather be stuck eating forever."
    - Unless the question is clearly asking you which dangerous situation you would rather face. Then you can assume you might die.
  4. @festivus asked me not to include any gross ones. I make no promises.

How did I miss this thread? I used to spend a lot of time here.

Painter, because I used to draw and then paint, all the time. I just stopped when we moved again, and I didn't unpack my art stuff, because I had other things going on, and was depressed. I also used to love to dance, so this is a hard choice to make. Both made me feel good, both were fun, and creative. 

Under the sea. I used to wish that I could have my favourite things and my bedclothes, and fall asleep next to a huge aquarium tank. I've always had trouble sleeping, unless I'm so exhausted that I drop off right away. 

Ice cream, but I've just had pizza, and won't want it for again for a few weeks, at least. 

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An amazing dancer!  I love dancing but let's just say I am not amazing at it 😆

Under the sea - I love all things ocean and want to see what's in the Mariana Trench.   Also being able to float/swim/however I'm moving around through all of the shipwrecks would be fascinating. Yes, I am a fan of disaster/apocalypse porn. If I live under the sea, I am making myself immune to attack from sharks and other beasties.  

Pizza, all day every day.  Ice cream is just OK once in a while.  I can think of many different pizza recipes.

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Painter, because I can be a chubby, lazy painter. I don’t think that works so well for a dancer. Under the sea, because it would be cool, and I hate flying. Pizza because of the endless options. 

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Painter because I'm real artsy but I can't paint for shit. Except for furniture, that I can do. Always been jealous of people that can paint and draw.

 

You can't take the sky from me.

 

Got a real sweet tooth but I'm going with pizza. I'm already thinking about how to make some fruit pizza, some cookie pizza......

Yum. Pizza.

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I think I would go with dancer. I always wished I could dance and love watching shows like "So You Think You Can Dance."

While Raven makes a good point about being able to explore shipwrecks under the sea (so awesome) I can't swim and I am claustrophobic. So, for that reason, I am going with the sky. 

Lastly, pizza all day, every day. 

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I would choose dancer because it would be nice to have some actual moves instead of just shaking my hair around and waking up with a mild case of whiplash the next day; the sky, because I can't really swim and don't even like to put my face in the water; and pizza because of the variety of toppings and the fact that I generally prefer hot food for dinner.

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On 2/26/2021 at 10:47 AM, JTMacc99 said:Would you rather...

Would you rather...

  • be a master at painting, or an amazing dancer?
  • live in the sky or under the sea?
  • eat pizza for every meal or ice cream for every meal?
  • I love to paint, but the idea I might be fit enough to be great at dancing is so appealing to me
  • I can’t swim, but more importantly, have you seen some of the horrifying sea creatures that wash ashore after typhoons and such? Absolutely not. *shudders*
  • I have loved ice cream for so much of my life, I could never part with it.
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What scene in a movie gives you goosebumps when you watch it?

Could be scary. Could be sad. Could be happy. Let's hear it, and if possible, lets see it as well!

 

Mine is so stupid, but it gets me every time. And I'm Yankees fan, heh.

 

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Okay, and a less stupid one, but goosebumps every time, Aragon showing up with the Army of the Dead:

 

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"O captain, my captain" at the end of Dead Poet's Society.   Nearly brought tears to my eyes watching it again just now.

https://youtu.be/j64SctPKmqk?t=55

ETA: apparently YT doesn't allow embedding of "that video" (at least that's the message I got when posting it) so you'll have to click the link to see.

 

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One more - Close Encounter of the Third Kind - the "play the 5 notes" scene.

 

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Excited goosebumps:  Arriving at Isla Nublar with that perfect John Williams' score

 

Romantic goosebumps:  Jamal and Latika find what is written for them, in the train station

 

Dad-issues goosebumps:  Just what Will Hunting needed to hear 

 

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I must have no soul. Nothing's coming to mind right now. Maybe later.

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The closing argument in "A Time to Kill." If you haven't seen the movie, he's discussing the brutal rape and attempted murder of a child. It's hard to listen to, but man, it gave me shivers as did his last words to the jury. 

 

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My first, as a pre-teen was "all are punished". Sat there in the theater, just stunned. (I hate that a loathsome excuse for a human being made that movie.)

 

Also, "Luke, I am your father." Because I'm a sucker for a soapy reveal.

Lord of the Rings has at least 3 or 4 scenes too but the 2 above are the ones that echoed in my head for years after.

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