Remove ads, unlock a dark mode theme, and get other perks by upgrading your account. Experience the website the way it's meant to be.

QOTD: Desert Island Game

Discussion in 'General Forum' started by Jason Tate, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. I got this email today for an idea for next week's podcast and I've been thinking about it tonight and I'm not sure how I'd answer — so, I'm tossing it out to the forum because I wanna read responses and steal your ideas for next week's episode;-p:

    You are alone on an island...

    You are given an iPad capable of ONLY holding:
    1 album
    1 movie
    1 book

    What are your choices?

    You also get to bring 1 miscellaneous item (cannot be phone/internet/laptop/anything connecting to outside world) - what do you choose?

    You also have access to:
    1 drink (unlimited amount for life, and assume fresh drinking water is abundant and readily available)
    1 food (again, unlimited amount, but only this food for life)

    What are your choices?
  2. US Camera

    A Humble Snail Prestigious

    God I love this game

    1 Album: The Get Up Kids - Something To Write Home About
    1 Movie: The Shawshank Redemption
    1 Book: Slaughterhouse-Five
    1 Drink: Cheerwine
    1 Food: Hawaiian Pizza
    Misc Item: probably a drum kit to dick around with, presuming I could repair everything if needed
    stnewton likes this.
  3. CoopDawg

    They're obviously grilled... Prestigious

    Album: Since I Left You by The Avalanches
    Movie: 12 Angry Men
    Book: The Tibetan Book of the Dead

    Miscellaneous: Snorkel and mask
    Drink: Sam Adam's Boston Lager
    Food: Jambalaya with shrimp, chicken, and sausage, and a huge bowl of broccoli
    Dirty Sanchez likes this.
  4. Laughed out loud at my computer. Well played.
    US Camera likes this.
  5. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast -- @Timmiluvs Prestigious

    Album: American Football self Titled
    Book: Swan Song by Robert McCammon
    Movie: No Country For Old Men

    Drink: Idk (dont really drink much else besides water, this one is on hold)
    Food: Paella
    Misc: Makeup kit (to make a coconut or a rock into a friend to talk to so I don't get lonely)
  6. Dirty Sanchez

    Prestigious Prestigious

    Album: Thrice - The Alchemy Index Vols 1-IV (a nice range of music here, won't be bored as easily).
    Movie: V For Vendetta
    Book: I would also choose Slaugherhouse Five
    Misc Item: Machete (I can use this to chop down trees and create even more tools)
    Drink: Pomegranate juice
    Food: Mongolian beef with fried rice.
  7. Garrett

    I'd like to be my old self again Moderator

    Album: Chroma by Cartel (not my favorite album, but probably my favorite beach music)
    Movie: Godzilla (2014)
    Book: The Lord of the Rings by Tolkien

    Miscellaneous: a tent to cover from rain
    Drink: sweet tea
    Food: bell peppers
    ChaseTx and SomedayTheFire like this.
  8. Garrett

    I'd like to be my old self again Moderator

    Timmiluvs likes this.
  9. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast -- @Timmiluvs Prestigious

    I read it like 5 years ago, I really should read it again. I had completely forgotten about it until trying to think of long books that I'd read in the past.
  10. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Prestigious

    Album: Third Eye Blind - A Collection
    Movie: Wall-E
    Book: Wool Omnibus by Hugh Howey

    Misc: Eno hammock
    Drink: Mexican Coca-Cola
    Food: Pepperoni calzone
  11. cryates

    Trusted Prestigious

    Album: Freewheelin Bob Dylan
    Movie: Castaway (why not?)
    Book: TLOR

    Misc Item: Machete
    Drink: Diet Dr Pepper
    Food: Mac and cheese
  12. You guys are being so creative with these I'm worried I can't top it.
  13. This is tough.

    Album: Reconstruction Site
    Book: Only Revolutions
    Movie: Toy Story
    Drink: Acai Berry V8 Fusion
    Food: Pita and hummus (does that count as one food?)
    Misc Item: Acoustic guitar
  14. 1 album: Bayside Acoustic
    1 movie: Star Wars
    1 book: The Lord of The Rings
    1 drink: Woodchuck Gumption
    1 food: Burritos Mexicanos con chorizo
    1 misc. item: A kennel containing my dog.
    ChaseTx likes this.
  15. Kennedy Prestigious

    Hmm... My initial thought what an obvious Devil & God for an album, but then I thought "if I'm alone for the rest of my life, TDAGARIM really going to lighten the mood?"... Probably not. So I actually wouldn't pick it regardless of it being my favorite record haha.

    Album: Clarity
    Movie: the Sandlot
    Book: how to build a boat for dummies
    Drink: Vanilla Coke
    Food: cafe rio sweet pork burrito
    Misc: acoustic guitar
    ChaseTx and Jason Tate like this.
  16. Aaron Mook, scott and stnewton like this.
  17. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Prestigious

    scott, Garrett L. and Jason Tate like this.
  18. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    If I bring a guitar, will the strings not break?
  19. Since this island provides unlimited food and beverages, I assumed it could handle unlimited guitar strings as well.
  20. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Haha good point! If only the castaways on Lost could've been so lucky.

    Alright, that's one of 5 down.
  21. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    Album: Ryan Adams - Gold
    This is a hard one. It's a long, at times musically intricate album with a lot of different moods, and some of my favorite songs are on it. Not too sad, which I think would be kind of key during my extended stay. Plus it has a track called "The Rescue Blues", which would be an incredibly ironic listen, regardless of the song's actual subject matter.

    Book: Betting on the Muse by Charles Bukowski
    Since I can't get any epic fantasy series (Harry Potter would be a dark horse pick for me, but it's one book...not seven), and The Complete Calvin & Hobbes is a three-book set, I decided to go with something more abstract. I considered my Whitman anthology, but that seemed a little too on-the-nose, like it would be grating after a while. Other potentials were Between Angels by Stephen Dunn (my favorite, but much too short) and Against Expression, a large anthology of uncreative writing that is fun as thought experiments, but not necessarily a compelling read. Ultimately Bukowski seemed absurd and thought-provoking enough for this extended stay.

    Movie: Dazed and Confused
    One of my favorite faux-nostalgia movies. I feel like I need a film that's kind of plotless to get through desert island life.

    Drink: Red Gatorade
    One of my favorite drinks on hot days, goes well with my chosen food.

    Food: Cheesesteaks from Jim's Steaks
    To keep me sane.

    Misc Item: Acoustic guitar
    To keep me alive.
  22. Craig Ismaili

    @tgscraig Prestigious

    1 album: Lydia - Illuminate
    If I only can take 1 album for my entire life, it is obviously a difficult choice, but I think I would go with my favorite album ever because no matter how long I go without listening I still love every moment of it. I thought about going with something a little more diverse, and my initial thought was "I like it when you sleep..." but I ultimately decided to just go with my favorite.

    1 movie: I would probably say Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I know it might be kind of a lame choice, but it would give me more music to listen to, plus it's a really enjoyable movie which would give me some humor for a little while on my deserted island.

    1 book: Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace. I've heard this is a whirlwind to get through and will take you a long, long time, so I figured it would keep me occupied for a while.

    1 drink: I probably would have to go Dr. Pepper, which I am convinced is the nectar of the gods.

    1 food: Cheesesteak on Garlic Bread. It's a total gamechanger.

    Miscellaneous Item: Piano or drum kit, since I've always wanted to learn both but never had the patience.
  23. ChaseTx

    Nuke the site from orbit. The only way to be sure Prestigious

    Album: I don't know if there's anything I wouldn't get sick of, maybe a jazz compilation of some sort? Sorry

    Movie: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Book: I'll be the fourth person to go TLOR

    Drink: Black coffee

    Food: brisket burrito all the way

    Misc: Solar iPad charger :-p good luck with your five hours of battery life everybody
    stnewton likes this.
  24. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    wait wait wait wait what is this and how can I get one?
  25. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    How about this?