Tuesday, July 07, 2009

The Desert Island Dilemma



Back before the school year ended, DD told me about an assignment she had for English class. Her teacher tasked a group of 14-year-olds with answering this question:
If you were to be stranded on an island forever, and could bring only three things with you, what would they be? [No boats or modes of transportation allowed.]
DD chose her two best friends and a canister of oxygen – she explained that the three of them would be laughing so hard one of them would need to be resuscitated.

At dinner we posed the question to DS, who, after some deliberation decided on a ray gun [a death ray of course], a pen disguised as a tape recorder [not to be confused with a tape recorder disguised as a pen mind you] and an endless supply of edible goop [this is a child who doesn’t even like Jell-o, so I don’t know how eating goop for the rest of his life would work out for him.]

DH was a bit more pragmatic. He said he would take a Swiss Army Knife, the Boy Scout Hand Book and an endless roll of duct tape so he could MacGuyver the hell out of that island. I guess the idea of just taking MacGuyver didn’t occur to him. Maybe if MacGuyver was female...
Anyway...I thought about it for a while and after the obvious choices: John Barrowman [so what if he’s gay?], Keanu Reeves and David Boreanaz - I decided if I really, really had to choose, I’d take: a carpenter [who looked like David Boreanaz] a chef [who looked like Keanu Reeves] and the Professor from Gilligan’s Island [who had a makeover and now looked like John Barrowman].

What [or who] would you choose for spending the rest of your days living the LOST life?

3 comments:

Kristen Painter said...

Survivorman, a solar-powered ereader loaded with books and sunglasses.

Jen said...

Um, did you notice that none of you said "each other"?

Interesting though that the females choose to bring people, while males chose "stuff".

Bernadette Gardner and Jennifer Colgan said...

Um, did you notice that none of you said "each other"?

Now, why would I want to ruin a perfectly good desert island by bringing the people I have to cook and clean for?

Interesting though that the females choose to bring people, while males chose "stuff".

You know, that is interesting. I guess the males assume they are invincible and all powerful and therefore only need a few gadgets to survive happily, whereas the females realize if we're all alone, there's no one else to take the garbage out.