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Overnight Thread

By Wyatt Earp | May 2, 2011

Truth be told, this has not been a very good week. I don’t want to whine more than normal – so I won’t – but the short version is that between Kyle’s health problems, the unending burden of housework, and work issues that make me want to call out sick for the rest of the year, I am simply exhausted.

I need to get away, and a desert island is just the ticket.

That brings us to tonight’s Mystery Question of Life. Say you’re stranded on a desert island and you can be granted three things: a companion, a food, and a miscellaneous item – obviously not a boat. What would you choose?

1. Companion. I know the conventional wisdom is Christina Hendricks here, but as much as I dig her, she’s reportedly a chain smoker. Kind of a deal-breaker for me. Instead, I’d choose English actress Natalie Dormer of The Tudors. She’s hot, she has that awesome British accent, and she’s not a big enough actress yet that she would be a royal bitch – pun intended.

2. Food. It begins and ends with pepperoni pizza. I could eat it for every meal, every day. Hot, cold, it doesn’t matter. It is nature’s perfect food.

3. Miscellaneous Item. No contest. My lacrosse stick. It’ll keep me busy, and I can practice throwing all sorts of items in lieu of a lax ball. Hell, when I was down the Jersey shore in college, my friend and I launched beer cans from the second floor of our house. (Don’t worry; it was Stroh’s. Stroh’s beer stank.)

Okay, get crackin’.

Topics: Memes | 24 Comments »

24 Responses to “Overnight Thread”

  1. Woody Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Bin Laden is dead!

    I hope they mix his body parts with bacon and drop it over Mecca. But I guess since our President’s middle name is Hussein that’s not likely to happen.

  2. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:04 am

    You probably have already heard it by now, but something to cheer you up – Bin Laden is dead!!!


  3. Raptor Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I’ll add to the chorus: Bin Laden’s dead!

    Here’s hoping he discovered that all 72 of his virgins were wearing bacon bikinis.

  4. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:23 am

    To bad it was a bomb…waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to quick for that f@!#.

    But other than that…WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

    Now that we also find out that he was being protected by the Paks…why not decalre war on those f#@$’s and nuke the hell out of Pakistan.

  5. Jon Brooks Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Woody – Something better put him in a bacon sarcophagus, face down facing Washington, not Mecca. LOL

  6. Smite A. Hippie Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Jon – it wasn’t a bomb, he was apparently shot in the head, during a firefight with special forces.

  7. dragonlady474 Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Bin Laden dead…justice is finally served. God bless those who lost family members because of this madman.
    As for the question about the island…
    1. I’d pick my husband, he’s like the professor on Gilligan’s Island, we’d have coconut phones and pedal cars in no time.
    2. For food I’d go with steak and fries, and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups as dessert.
    3. The bible I’ve had since I was 16 years old. (Wyatt, I know you’re surprised I didn’t pick a music player! lol)

  8. realwest Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 1:11 am

    The group formerly known as SEAL Team Six flew into Pakistan, and shot it out with bin Laden and his guards. Bin Laden was killed last week, and his death confirmed by DNA today.
    There were NO U.S. Casualties.
    And to my shock, Obama was classy enough to call former President George W. Bush and tell him about it before Obama had his press conference (which was, sadly, replete with I, Me and My’s).
    But it’s a GREAT DAY for the USA!

  9. Code Monkey Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 1:19 am

    …and no one on SEAL Team Six shall ever have to pay for a beer as long as they all shall live.

  10. Raptor Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Okay, since it’s about 1:30 AM and I can’t sleep, I shall answer your questions three.

    1. Honestly, I think I’d rather be alone. People have a tendency to get on my nerves (and vice-versa) if I hang around them too long.

    2. I don’t care so long as it’s Italian.

    3. A really thick notebook and a pen. I’d finally have time to write all those stories that have been bouncing around in my head.

  11. hutch1200 Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 1:33 am

    1 Sarah Palin for her survival skills and NOT being a whiner. And if she finds me irresistible, like most women then..agh..who am I kidding. Luckily I’m ambitexerous, and not allergic to hand lotion ;) .
    2 Whatever corn, hops, sugar etc you use for a still. Food+ booze=win win.
    3 Shotgun w/10 cases of every variety of 12 guage rounds. Use it for hunting and trap shooting sea shells.

  12. Picky Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 1:51 am

    First of all regarding OBL, this is what I hope he sees when he gets to “Paradise” (disclaimer, I actually believe he’s burning in Hell for eternity now):¤t=72-virgins-family-guy.jpg&newest=1

    Secondly, here’s my answer to your question, Wyatt:
    1. My wife. She isn’t just my bed partner and mother of my children, she’s my best friend. And no, she’s not standing over my shoulder as I type.
    2. I’m with you on the pizza. I love pizza, and it’s the one thing I miss more than anything else on this low carb diet I’m on. Once I lose the weight, I will be eating pizza again, but once a week only. It’s the price I will pay for not being fat anymore.
    3. My iPod with unlimited power supply (I’m assuming unlimited power is available, since evidently unlimited pizza is also available). It has my music, my Bible, my books to read, my games I like to play (alone and with others), and my scientific calculator that I could use to determine how to get off the island.

  13. Tonyf Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Nice to know that OBL is at room temperature, but getting back to the original question…

    Crap, I’d want my wife there. She’s hot, she’s my best friend, and I can’t think of anybody else. That’s not sayin’ that Christina Hendricks isn’t hot, but I’d rather get real…

    Food? I could say a bunch of rib eye steaks, but they’d end up being like manna from heaven. After awhile I’d be grousing about them too. Maybe just an unlimited supply of jalepeno poppers.

    Misc item? Probably a fishin’ pole so if I tired of the poppers, I could catch another meal.

  14. Dustyvet Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 2:20 am

  15. GroovyVic Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 5:13 am

    No people. Just books. And some books. And maybe some books.

    I’d be like Burgess Meredith in that Twilight Zone episode…and my glasses would break.

  16. GroovyVic Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 5:14 am

    Oh yeah, someone died? I was reading…sorry.

  17. Fenway_Nation Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 6:33 am

    Chain smoking? Awesome…..since I don’t smoke anymore, then perhaps I can get some cigarettes by the carton and *ahem* work out some sort of deal if Christina Hendricks is really jonesing….

  18. Fenway_Nation Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 6:36 am

    Wasn’t an airstrike or a predator drone like so many had predicted (on the iffy premises that Bin Laden was still alive) or death by porcine-induced rectal trauma like I had really really hoped for in his final hours, but if true, then this is good news indeed….

  19. Robert B. Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 7:26 am

    Cheers me up that OBL is fish food now. Woo! Woo! Go SEALS! Find me and I’ll buy all of you the beverage of your choice!

    1) My wife. I want no one else.
    2) Roasted chicken or deep fried turkey.
    3) Scuba gear & air compressor (I guess solar powered).

  20. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Woody – Buried at sea. At least there won’t be a shine these savages can pray to.

    Smite – I’m daywork today, so I didn’t hear until about a half hour ago.

    Raptor – And they look like Helen Thomas.

    Jon – Reports saying that the SEALs shot him in the head.

    Smite – And they used a woman as a human shield. Lovely.

    DL474 – Ya know, if the professor could build a radio out of coconuts, why couldn’t he build a boat to get them off the island?

    Real – The credit for this, in my opinion, goes to SEAL Team Six. Not Bush, not Obama. They did the dangerous work of taking this prick out.

    CM – Damned straight!

    Raptor – Alone time is good. I revel in that.

    Hutch – Good point. Food + Booze does equal WIN!

    Picky – You forgot a slide-rule!

    Tony F – And if the island is up north, you can’t go wrong with salmon!

    Dustyvet – AMEN!

    GroovyVic – “It’s not fair! I had time now!” I missed it because I was sleeping. Damned daywork.

    Fenway – So you’re a dealer now? That’s awesome!

    Robert B. – Yeah, you’d be right at home on an island.

  21. L Frame S&W Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 7:51 am

    0. Hurrah for our forces!

    1. Drew Barrymore because she just seems like she would be fun to be with.

    2. Steak, and a good grill to cook it.

    3. Fishing tackle, if I get tired of steak, some freshly grilled fish for variety.

  22. Ingineer66 Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Sorry that you are having a rough time. I had a really crappy week at work and with family last week and it is somewhat continuing this week.
    But I started reading the book Unbroken over the weekend. What I have gotten so far is his plane crashes and spends 40+ days starving and dehydrated in a rubber raft with sharks circling and Japanese trying to kill him and then gets captured and is a POW. I guess my life isn’t that bad after all.

  23. Wyatt Earp Says:
    May 3rd, 2011 at 8:01 am

    L Frame – Drew Barrymore is a little whacky, but she’s always been attractive.

    Ingineer66 – Yeah, considering that story.

  24. L Frame S&W Says:
    May 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Yes Drew Barrymore IS a little whacky, that’s why I would choose her, there would be enough boredom stranded on a desert island, having a whacky companion would certainly alleviate some of that boredom.
    After all, you can’t be humping all the time!