xoxoxoBruce Wednesday Aug 31 10:27 PM
Sept 1st, 2016: Question
Here's something a little different for the IOtD, a question...
BigV Wednesday Aug 31 10:31 PM
When do I get shot?
Clodfobble Wednesday Aug 31 10:41 PM
lumberjim Thursday Sep 1 12:51 AM
Shot in the head. We assume fatality. Die instantly or be given at least $500k. What dollar value do you put on your life?
lumberjim Thursday Sep 1 12:54 AM
That is, unless this I the price is right or wheel of fortune wheel, and I get to physically spin it. I'm confident enough in my skil that I would bet my life that I don't land on red.
Snakeadelic Thursday Sep 1 08:33 AM
limey Thursday Sep 1 08:45 AM
glatt Thursday Sep 1 08:54 AM
Rich people build walls. It's what they do. Do you want to be walled off? You would have a dozen compounds around the world and would have an entourage sucking up to you. No actual relationships with anyone. You wouldn't trust anyone because they all want your money.
It would be too easy to turn into a Donald Trump.
Every once in a while, you hear about someone who breaks that mold. Like the 4 hour caffeine drink guy who apparently set up a research lab with his riches in order to find inventions that would further mankind. It would take discipline to do that.
Undertoad Thursday Sep 1 09:35 AM
That's excellent parental thinking, wanting them to better themselves, but now that they're nearly grown, it's a trap. How much better do you need them to be?
lumberjim Thursday Sep 1 10:47 AM
Better than me
Undertoad Thursday Sep 1 11:15 AM
HitTheLake Thursday Sep 1 11:44 AM
Give me two practice spins, and yes, I'd do it. I have excellent fine and gross motor control.
lumberjim Thursday Sep 1 12:00 PM
in some ways yes, but in others it's too early in the game to tell. They need to be self sufficient and have some adversity to overcome before I can really say. Who can really say who is 'better' anyway. I'll be happy if they live happy lives.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Sep 1 12:27 PM
I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Diaphone Jim Thursday Sep 1 12:34 PM
Can I wait until after the eclipse?
Gravdigr Thursday Sep 1 02:15 PM
Today? Yep, I'd spin that wheel. And I'd be trying for red. Not that much to lose.
Clodfobble Thursday Sep 1 02:36 PM
But you've reminded me that I could give the money away. I still wouldn't risk death for it, but yeah, I'd do some unpleasant things to be able to help others with it.
lumberjim Thursday Sep 1 02:41 PM
footfootfoot Thursday Sep 1 02:51 PM
Do you remember the trees? Do you remember all the different ways of the trees? Do you remember that? Do you remember? Huh? The mountains? Do you remember all that?
xoxoxoBruce Thursday Sep 1 03:39 PM
I remember the trees, tall, short, many colors, some dead.
Gravdigr Thursday Sep 1 05:03 PM
Come to think of it, I could use a shot or ten.
Gravdigr Thursday Sep 1 05:04 PM
Carruthers Friday Sep 2 03:51 PM
No. Not a snowflake's chance in Hell.
gozar Friday Sep 2 10:27 PM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 3 12:16 PM
Money doesn't have to ruin your life...
sexobon Saturday Sep 3 12:53 PM
orthodoc Saturday Sep 3 07:40 PM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 3 09:13 PM
Clodfobble Saturday Sep 3 09:30 PM
xoxoxoBruce Saturday Sep 3 09:52 PM
Clodfobble Saturday Sep 3 10:09 PM
Gravdigr Saturday Sep 3 11:12 PM
glatt Saturday Sep 3 11:42 PM
I'm genuinely sorry to hear that.
SPUCK Sunday Sep 4 03:44 AM
Undertoad Sunday Sep 4 09:11 AM
Griff Sunday Sep 4 09:17 AM
Damn it, man.
sexobon Sunday Sep 4 10:32 AM
lumberjim Sunday Sep 4 10:59 AM
The fuck Bruce
classicman Sunday Sep 4 11:25 AM
Ummm ... What just happened?
Diaphone Jim Sunday Sep 4 12:36 PM
Your epitaph, Bruce? Got a billion?
sexobon Sunday Sep 4 12:50 PM
I would take it to mean that when he dies his assets will exceed his needs and go to charity (without a dollar amount attached).
Sundae Tuesday Sep 6 05:31 AM
I'd spin that wheel in a hearbeat.
xoxoxoBruce Tuesday Sep 6 06:58 AM
My mother said, Do it in your sixties, you won't be able to in your seventies." She knew how steep the slope becomes.