Do I have to choose?
May 25, 2009 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Pick One
posted by You Should See the Other Guy (96 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
You mean I can't have Mr. Rogers AND fascism?
posted by bstreep at 8:19 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


I can't believe that Lil' Wayne is in the bottom 10.
posted by munyeca at 8:19 AM on May 25, 2009


I can't believe Steak isn't in the top ten. What's up with that?
posted by RussHy at 8:22 AM on May 25, 2009


I picked one. Now what?
posted by TBoneMcCool at 8:23 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I have been staring at the same difficult choice for ten minutes....

Lindsay Lohan or Death?

I'm torn.
posted by rokusan at 8:24 AM on May 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


I personally would rather die than have Lindsay Lohan.
posted by RussHy at 8:25 AM on May 25, 2009


i used to play this with people a lot. Give them 2 completely random ideas and make them quickly choose. No explanation. Just see what people would say if given the choice between caulking glue and wombats. It's great to see that others find the same sort of stuff amusing.
posted by jadayne at 8:26 AM on May 25, 2009


Wombats!
posted by maudlin at 8:27 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


When it gave the the choice to pick between Christianity and Judaism, I chose to close the browser.
posted by tomierna at 8:29 AM on May 25, 2009 [9 favorites]


Twitter or Faith.

That's a tough one.
posted by Joe Beese at 8:30 AM on May 25, 2009


Republicans rank right down there with disease, war and cancer. And Lil' Wayne.
posted by woodway at 8:30 AM on May 25, 2009


Ha Maudlin! Good luck with discovering the new world on your galleon made from wombats!

No, I really mean it. Good luck dude.
posted by RokkitNite at 8:31 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


War vs Dogs - CLICK
Hell vs Trees - CLICK
England vs Peanuts - hmmmm
posted by DU at 8:31 AM on May 25, 2009


I got to Lindsay Lohan vs Christianity and decided that I would prefer not to decide.

I totally picked Trees over Judaism, though.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 8:35 AM on May 25, 2009


I scored 75%.
posted by The White Hat at 8:39 AM on May 25, 2009


But I hate David Letterman and celery both so much.
posted by nosila at 8:43 AM on May 25, 2009


I've been playing this for hours every day. I really want to win that car!
posted by fatbird at 8:45 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Is there an end to the choices?
posted by platosadvocate at 8:47 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


The real fun starts when you unlock Level 2.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 8:50 AM on May 25, 2009 [4 favorites]


Life: Is there an end to the choices?
posted by synaesthetichaze at 8:50 AM on May 25, 2009


Is there an end to the choices?

lolcommunism
posted by CynicalKnight at 8:51 AM on May 25, 2009 [7 favorites]


Star Wars vs. Girlfriends. So this thing generates choices based on hacky stand-up routines?
posted by sleevener at 8:52 AM on May 25, 2009


hmmm, twitter or stubbed toes ...
posted by fistynuts at 8:53 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Condorcet or Plurality?

*click*

I'm sorry, you like Condorcet better. Everyone likes Condorcet better. If you didn't love Condorcet, you wouldn't be using me, now would you?

*click*

That's better. Aren't you glad you gave in? Now you can keep comparing your choices to the worlds', to see if you're alike.

*the sound of shame*
posted by Lemurrhea at 8:54 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


no.

but I am interested.
posted by From Bklyn at 8:54 AM on May 25, 2009


eek, I just got "abortion vs. boyfriends"
posted by desjardins at 8:54 AM on May 25, 2009


Peace vs Christianity? heh.
posted by device55 at 8:55 AM on May 25, 2009


I won!
posted by Evangeline at 8:55 AM on May 25, 2009


Paper or Plastic
posted by blue_beetle at 8:55 AM on May 25, 2009


Ugg boots or lil wayne

A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.
posted by anti social order at 9:06 AM on May 25, 2009 [27 favorites]


It's sort of frightening that people dislike Lil' Wayne that much. Do they not know that he is maybe the greatest rapper alive? Do they know and not care? Or is it some ironic thing?
posted by wemayfreeze at 9:09 AM on May 25, 2009


Homosexuality or Men? WTF?
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:11 AM on May 25, 2009 [3 favorites]


Babies vs. Democracy... Not fair! NOT FAIR!
posted by elmer benson at 9:15 AM on May 25, 2009


First one I got was Dreams vs. Abortion, I thought it was a pro-lifer site for a second there.
posted by sir_rubixalot at 9:19 AM on May 25, 2009


I kinda like how you have to sometimes choose between a group of something vs. a specific something.

I also kinda am amazed at just how long I play this game.

If I were a lab rat, this is the thing they'd put in my cage to make me keep pressing the lever until I collapsed from lack of nutrition.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 9:22 AM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


I got 9/11 vs. Revenge, which was pretty awesome and thought provoking.

I chose 9/11.
posted by Alex404 at 9:26 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Trucks or homosexuality? I can't do this!
posted by futureisunwritten at 9:26 AM on May 25, 2009


When I read 9/11 I thought not of the overthrow of Chile or the destruction of the Twin Towers, but the phone number. I guess I haven't been propagandized enough. Should I be googling "Bush" or "Pinochet" or "Truthers" more?
posted by kozad at 9:31 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


It can be kind of awesome if you aggregate the two. Harmonize, not discord.

Disco Vodka? Great flavour!
Your father the Beatles? What an amazing secret life?
Christianity Steak? ...I'm not really sure, but it sounds tasty.
posted by Lemurrhea at 9:38 AM on May 25, 2009 [5 favorites]


This would be more fascinating if we could delve deeper into the data -- see the whole ranking list, or the results of head to head matchups.
posted by jacquilynne at 9:40 AM on May 25, 2009





__________ Getting Pissed Off________________Already Pissed Off___________
posted by digsrus at 9:40 AM on May 25, 2009


But I hate David Letterman and celery both so much.

Me too, but then I realized celery doesn't insult people who are short or wear a beard.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 9:43 AM on May 25, 2009


Hmm. Socialism v The United States. WHY CAN'T I HAVE BOTH?
posted by napkin at 9:46 AM on May 25, 2009


Libraries or cocaine.
posted by blucevalo at 9:50 AM on May 25, 2009


Even though I'm basically athiest, I choose God over Twitter.
posted by miss lynnster at 10:01 AM on May 25, 2009


England vs Whales.

It wasn't until later that I realized there was an 'h' in there.
posted by neuron at 10:02 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


My friend had the best one: Which would you choose to do without: tomatoes and all tomato-based products or potatoes and all potato-based products?

Then, when you answered that one, he would pit your choice against corn and all corn-based products.
posted by vibrotronica at 10:06 AM on May 25, 2009


French Fries vs. Whales.

I'm just going to assume they mean in terms of tastiness, although really it doesn't change my answer.
posted by Lemurrhea at 10:08 AM on May 25, 2009


Freedom vs. Your Mother.

Is this "my mother" personally or "your mother" as in some sort of conceptual "your mom" kinda thing? Please advise.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 10:17 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Snark or Outrage?
posted by mazola at 10:18 AM on May 25, 2009


i truly struggled with god or cocaine.
posted by spacediver at 10:36 AM on May 25, 2009


shit... I got The Pope or Disease. What do I do?
posted by desjardins at 10:44 AM on May 25, 2009


Pick one, then hit the back button. Pick the other.
posted by mistersquid at 10:56 AM on May 25, 2009


Jay Leno or AIDS.

/shoots self in face
posted by item at 11:29 AM on May 25, 2009


Jay Leno or AIDS.

/contracts AIDS
posted by cmoj at 11:40 AM on May 25, 2009


It can be kind of awesome if you aggregate the two. Harmonize, not discord.

Exactly my thought when I got Sex and Christmas.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:46 AM on May 25, 2009


But I only want a used car!
posted by Pronoiac at 11:56 AM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


My wife and I went through about twenty of these things, with her doing the choosing and myself the mouse clickage. I was able to anticipate her choice correctly each time until we got to The Police/Your Mother choice. That was the brick wall beyond which no further progress was possible.

(Hi Mom!)
posted by metagnathous at 12:22 PM on May 25, 2009


This one leaves me scratching my head:

Art vs. Beer
posted by Anything at 12:30 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Peace vs. The Library
posted by Anything at 12:33 PM on May 25, 2009


I love that of the bottom ten, consisting of cancer, war, famine, and death, Ugg Boots made the cut. :)
posted by Buttons at 12:35 PM on May 25, 2009


Art vs. Beer

Wow. If it's a nice craft beer from a small brewery, isn't that both?
posted by Mcable at 12:59 PM on May 25, 2009


Autumn / The Internet

I'm told that there isn't a difference. Eternal September.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 1:26 PM on May 25, 2009


I felt so right, so secure in my choices for the first 8 or so. Such a sense of "Yes! This is perfectly so." Even when I chose China over babies.

And then I got hit with Facebook vs Twitter. That's a horrid abyss I just dare not stare into.
posted by pseudonymph at 1:45 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


I did the first dozen or so thinking this was a FaceBook "What [blank] are you?" quiz that I could so clearly game into an awesome result, like the time I got Tyler Durden AND Kierkegaard in the same day. But then it occured to me that there were too many questions and too few typos, so I closed the browser. But I still feel awesome in my choice of sex over oranges.
posted by njbradburn at 2:09 PM on May 25, 2009


Ten words: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, A, B.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 2:30 PM on May 25, 2009


Steak vs. Security had an unexpected gravitas.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 2:30 PM on May 25, 2009


I was stumped with autumn vs. whiskey
posted by sunshinesky at 3:01 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ashley Simpson vs. Led Zeppelin.
(this is a record that shouldn't.)
posted by _dario at 3:08 PM on May 25, 2009


Ten words: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, A, B.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing


You mean up up down down left right left right B A, don't you?
posted by Night_owl at 3:17 PM on May 25, 2009


Hate vs. War.

:(
posted by bink at 3:39 PM on May 25, 2009


it's driving you to make a decision and then recording it. Pretty simple.
posted by parmanparman at 3:49 PM on May 25, 2009


Britney Spears vs. War.

CONUNDRUM.
posted by elizardbits at 3:52 PM on May 25, 2009


Britney Spears vs. War.

CONUNDRUM.


Is it? I mean, she mangled I Love Rock and Roll, what makes you think she'd do any better on Lowrider?
posted by Lemurrhea at 4:10 PM on May 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


I like the Top Ten.
posted by srs at 5:18 PM on May 25, 2009


Christmas or Tacos?

This is a tough game. I think I'm losing.
posted by specialagentwebb at 5:18 PM on May 25, 2009


You mean up up down down left right left right B A, don't you?

No, I meant what I said: up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, A, B. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A only works once you finish the Level 3 midboss and unlock the room he guards.
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing at 5:39 PM on May 25, 2009


Apparently I will take anything over the east coast.

And while remaining confident in my sexuality, I choose trees over girlfriends. Hmm.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 5:49 PM on May 25, 2009


Damn, how many times is it going to ask me about Britney Spears??
posted by rottytooth at 6:08 PM on May 25, 2009


The top and bottom ten hurt my mind. At least Cats are #1 as they ought to be (above Sex).
posted by notquitemaryann at 6:15 PM on May 25, 2009


I had to choose between The Library and The Midwest. So unfair!
posted by jessamyn at 6:24 PM on May 25, 2009


The top and bottom ten hurt my mind. At least Cats are #1 as they ought to be (above Sex).
posted by notquitemarriedann at 6:15 PM on May 25 [+] [!]


Figures.
posted by vorpal bunny at 6:31 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


The ultimate test... Barack Obama | The Beatles

*crickets*
posted by garypratt at 6:58 PM on May 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


amazingly cats, sex and love come out on top of wealth and freedom...if they ever hear about this we're in big trouble.
posted by doobiedoo at 7:08 PM on May 25, 2009


How is this any different at all from Randall Munroe's (of xkcd fame) Best Thing? Which has been around for ages.
posted by miasma at 7:19 PM on May 25, 2009


I'd rather have disease than babies.
posted by Devils Slide at 8:58 PM on May 25, 2009


Pick your King
posted by msalt at 9:38 PM on May 25, 2009


Camping versus heterosexuality.

Neither?
posted by crossoverman at 11:01 PM on May 25, 2009


Children vs. Homosexuality

That's a tough one. But not as tough for me as:

Spring vs. Sleep

I can't make a decision....Arrrrrrrggggghhhh
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 7:52 AM on May 26, 2009


Abortion vs. Letterman
.
.
.
Help?
posted by Night_owl at 11:15 AM on May 26, 2009


From what I can tell this doesn't end, right? I've been at it for a while.
posted by Rashomon at 2:14 PM on May 26, 2009


Oh zing, Vorpal Bunny.


Your sarcasmfilter could use a little recalibration.
posted by notquitemaryann at 3:19 PM on May 26, 2009


Your sarcasmfilter could use a little recalibration.

Likewise.

Double zing?
posted by vorpal bunny at 9:44 PM on May 26, 2009


notquitemaryann - hope you didn't take either of my comments too seriously. They are a product of the reptilian-teenage part of the brain that forces me to make any joke that presents itself.
posted by vorpal bunny at 7:20 AM on May 27, 2009


Men and shopping.
posted by LittleMissItneg at 7:45 AM on May 27, 2009


Beyonce Knowles vs. Gossip Girl

*head asplodes*
posted by deborah at 10:15 PM on May 28, 2009


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