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Old 09-18-2002, 06:03 PM   #1
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Who would you bump off?

In one of my classes today we discussed this.....we were in small groups with a list of 8 people and could choose to have 3 of them killed.

Gandhi
Albert Einstein
MLK Jr
Babe Ruth
Pablo Picasso
William Shakespeare
Plato
Abraham Lincoln

The discussions were REALLY interesting.... it's not as easy as it looks.

So which 3 would YOU get rid of? o_O
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Old 09-18-2002, 06:12 PM   #2
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fym needs a non-sensical good thinking thread. yay mona!

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Babe Ruth
Pablo Picasso
William Shakespeare

easily. we will always have sports, picasso didn't do anything others weren't doing in art, and william shakespeare is accused of plagarism.
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I agree with Lilly on Picasso and Ruth (sorry Bambino), but knock off Shakespeare? Western literature as we know it would not exist. Remember it's never been *proven* that Shakespeare was actually a plagiarist--it's mostly rumor.
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well Shakespeare sorta plagerized.....

Most of his stories are taken from Greek and Roman Mythology and applied to his current time and environment.

Mona I really don't get what you are asking here.....do you mean get rid of the three that were least influencial in society.... as in if these people did not live would society somehow benefit, or be unaffected?

I'd say Einstein...the father of nuclear warfare.....
The Babe... for the aforementioned reasons
Plato...He was part of a whole group of philosphers during his time, just that his work got the most recognition.
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Babe Ruth
Pablo Picasso
Plato
i'd have to go with these three for the reasons mentioned, mainly cuz i don't think any of them were extremely influential.

and esp. plato cuz i freaking HATE PHILOSOPHY!!!!
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mmm'i think we need to keep plato, without him, we'd lose the entire school of thought he created. there may have been many philosophers at the time, but most were copying him, and even more he was teaching.
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Well, since I am a Red Sox fan I am stuck. See the Babe was on the Red Sox in 1918 when they last won the World Series. Then they sold him to the Yankees. Now any child whose parent is raising them correctly here in the Boston area is teaching them about the "Curse of the Bambino".

I am afraid to answer either way. If I bump him off is it before the World Series victory?

If I choose him, will my children be forced to suffer the way I have in my life watching the Sox falter year after year?

Actually this is pretty warped........

Now I am going to go religious on you.

Christ said that a man commits adultry in his heart when he even thinks about it. Does this mean we are committing murder by thinking about it?

I am through with this conversation.
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easily. we will always have sports, picasso didn't do anything others weren't doing in art, and william shakespeare is accused of plagarism.
I agree with Lilly!
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Babe Ruth and Picasco are easy to eliminate. (I almost think they were included as ringers)

I want to keep Shakespeare. Sure there are no new stories. But, there is brilliance in his style, no one else comes close to him.

I think this exercise was devised with the third pick being the difficult choice.

My third pick would have to be between MLK jr or Einstein. Someone else would have made Einsteinís scientific break through. MLK was a great orator and speechwriter. There were other leaders in Civil Rights and the movement did not end with his assignation. Similar arguments could be made about Lincoln, I guess.
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william shakespeare is accused of plagarism.
Lilly, you are an important member of the al queda network.

There, you've been accused...
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Argh the horror of it all!.....

I say we disable lilly's account for saying such blashphemous comments about Picasso!

The ones we can 'do away with' are clearly:
Babe Ruth
William Shakespeare
Plato


And yes I'm joking Lil
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Re: Who would you bump off?

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Gandhi
Babe Ruth
Pablo Picasso
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:05 AM   #13
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*mouth open and jaw hitting floor at the mere suggestion of removing shakespeare from our planet*
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babe Ruth
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technically, you didnt have to kill off any of them. The questions says you COULD CHOOSE three of them to be killed. But it says could. And that usually means that you dont have to.
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shakespeare - mainly for the fact that thousands of students spend way too much time trying to figure out jokes (that may well have been funny in 1600 but that was ages ago...) just to pass a stupid exam.....it's not as if he was the best writer ever.....come to think of it why is there a bloody shakespeare paper??
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Re: Who would you bump off?

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Originally posted by MonaVox



Albert Einstein
Babe Ruth
Pablo Picasso
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Old 09-19-2002, 12:04 PM   #18
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Well, who would I have killed? Hmmm, they are all dead anyway but I would have to go with Babe Ruth, Picasso, and Ghandi.

By the way, this question made my head implode.

I think we should have a Head Imploding icon.

This will have to do...
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Pablo Picasso
Abraham Lincoln
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Originally posted by Cowgirl
*mouth open and jaw hitting floor at the mere suggestion of removing shakespeare from our planet*
EXACLTY!!! me reading this thread--->

As for who I'd pick...

1) Babe Ruth
2) Pablo Picasso (man I hate to even write that)
3).....nope can't pick one.

Can I use my last choice to save Shakespeare??
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