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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
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  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
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  4. Laughed out loud at my computer. Well played.
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  5. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast 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

    you're not a ghost 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
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  8. Garrett

    you're not a ghost Moderator

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  9. Timmiluvs

    I play video games fast 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.
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  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
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  17. Snewt

    Does whatever a spider can. Prestigious

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  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

    Big hat enthusiast 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
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  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?