410 AC full armor set contest. (in Contests)

QBRanger May 15 2007 10:39 AM EDT


Here is the armor set for loan, for a week to the winner
Shield [0] (+21) 4,343,855
Rock [40] (+95) 27,907,541
Cover [11] (+27) 6,645,551
Metal [18] (+47) 8,501,469
Crush [6] (+20) 6,834,380
Heat [9] (+24) 5,701,188
Fire [20] (+53) 11,797,243

The contest is:

If you could ask any 1 person, real or fictional any question, who would you ask, what would you ask them, and why would you ask them that 1 question.

And the only person excluded from asking is G-d. Any form of this being.
Contest is over in 2 days.

QBRanger May 15 2007 10:55 AM EDT

A couple more points:

1) Even though the NW is high for some items, they do not add a lot of PR. On a farm I have this: PR / MPR: 137,006 / 117,371with all the armors equipped

2) Amusing innovative answers get bonus points.

QBOddBird May 15 2007 10:56 AM EDT

I would ask Tycho Brahe how he managed to hold it in for so long, especially when drunken...

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] May 15 2007 11:01 AM EDT

I would ask Sherlock Holmes, how did he develop his method of deduction. I would like to know the roots of his process. The why is simply because I would like to emulate his process, and to do so, I need to know how it began.

AdminG Beee May 15 2007 11:05 AM EDT

I'd ask George Bush, "how much water would be in the ocean if sponges didn't live there?"

I'd ask him this because I just love the way he answers questions he has absolutely no idea the answers for.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] May 15 2007 11:14 AM EDT

I would ask Bast what she is going to do with all that junk, all that junk inside that trunk.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 15 2007 11:18 AM EDT

I'd ask one of our governing politicians here (In Canada, and even more interestingly, in my province.) if what they do, if their job, really is to work for the people. I want to know, honestly, if they do give a damn.

Given that the said person would absolutely have to answer honestly, and answers ''No'' then milions of people would be right to criticise as they do now. If the answer was ''Yes', however, these milions of people would all be WRONG.

That's because I'd really like to be able to believe the men on the throne do honest mistakes, and that these mistakes are wrongly perceived as atempts to double-cross the citizens. The irony of milions of people all being wrong about them at the same time gets me, I dunno why.

BluBBen May 15 2007 11:19 AM EDT

I would ask OddBird "Where do you keep all your golden statues?"

pinecliff May 15 2007 11:20 AM EDT

I would ask Mario Mario what it was like going from a simple tennis and boxing referee to basically saving the world from an alien-like attack. Cuz lets admit it...that guy's good...

QBOddBird May 15 2007 11:21 AM EDT

Toughness requested that I post his, since his email is unverified and he is heading to bed and will verify later...

<Toughness> i would ask chuck norris....ever heard the joke about chuck norris and the 3 dudes in the bar?...its a beauty

Zaekyr May 15 2007 12:57 PM EDT

I would ask GOD ....... Why?

AdminShade May 15 2007 1:13 PM EDT

I would ask Jack the Ripper how he managed to stay hidden for so long, even while the police knew exactly who he was and how he murdered all those women...

Talion May 15 2007 1:21 PM EDT

I would ask the major gaz companies why they need to keep robbing us more and more money every year?

Why can't they be happy with billions of dollars in profit? Why the heck do they feel the need to double and triple their profits at our expense every year?

I get mad every time I bring this subject up. It just makes me happy I sold my car.

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] May 15 2007 1:23 PM EDT

Amen, Talion.

QBOddBird May 15 2007 2:19 PM EDT

Double amen, Talion. >_<

BluBBen May 15 2007 3:00 PM EDT

And we have a winner.... Talion!

Ballin May 15 2007 3:09 PM EDT

I'd ask the men of Sparta what is their profession.

Cause I didn't catch what they said in 300 (they just started roaring :O )...

DreadedTiger [4x20] (-x) May 15 2007 3:27 PM EDT

I would ask Jim Morrison:
A) Why he did so much (insert non-PG term here) and killed himself, and
B) If the day destroys the night, and the night divides the day, why would you try to run, hide, or even break on through to the other side?

PoisoN May 15 2007 3:37 PM EDT

Talion: Supply and demand of limited resources. And war. And human greed. And ...

Noncompetitive counter question, why do people drive the biggest and fastest car available? Or their uneconomical old lemon? 10 mpg (HUMMER H2) vs. 78 mpg (Volkswagen Lupo)...

Talion May 15 2007 4:01 PM EDT

PoisoN: Don't get me started. You probably got the greed part right. But the other reasons are either artificially boosted by the gaz companies (rarity an demand) or used to their advantage (war) in order to justify increased prices at the pumps. Taking this into CM before I explode! Talion mentally imagines himself kicking his old car and his frown turns to a smile

phrog May 15 2007 4:05 PM EDT

I would ask the Pope (or any other major religious leader) if he knows for sure (no doubt whatsoever) what happens when we die?

TheWyldeOne May 15 2007 4:10 PM EDT

i would ask superman why he wears his underwear on the outside.
i have always wandered :)

GFto May 15 2007 4:31 PM EDT

i would ask George Bush why he manipulates so many people
And i'll ask him this question because i need to know why so many people must suffer because of him

BootyGod May 15 2007 6:03 PM EDT

I'd ask Santa why he never brought me anything.

As for why... just look at it this way. I'm serious. I want to know why I never got anything.

GO PATS May 15 2007 6:21 PM EDT

I would ask Viggo Mortensen, "Who would win in a fight starting from 50 feet away from each other... Aragorn (from Lord of The Rings of course) with Sword and Bow (w/ arrows of course) or Tom Stall/Joey Cusack (from History of Violence) with a 9mm Semi Automatic hand-gun and his melee weapon of choice?"

IndependenZ May 15 2007 6:26 PM EDT

The Book: It is important to note that suddenly, and against all probability, a Sperm Whale had been called into existence, several miles above the surface of an alien planet. Since this is not a naturally tenable position for a whale, this innocent creature had very little time to come to terms with its identity. This is what it thought, as it fell;

The Whale: Ahhh! Woooh! What's happening? Who am I? Why am I here? What's my purpose in life? What do I mean by who am I? Okay, okay calm down calm down get a grip now. Ooh, this is an interesting sensation. What is it? Its a sort of tingling in my... well I suppose I better start finding names for things. Lets call it a... tail! Yeah! Tail! And hey, what's this roaring sound, whooshing past what I'm suddenly gonna call my head? Wind! Is that a good name? It'll do. Yeah, this is really exciting. I'm dizzy with anticipation! Or is it the wind? There's an awful lot of that now isn't it? And what's this thing coming toward me very fast? So big and flat and round, it needs a big wide sounding name like 'Ow', 'Ownge', 'Round', 'Ground'! That's it! Ground! Ha! I wonder if it'll be friends with me? Hello Ground! [Dies]

The Book: Curiously the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias, as it fell, was, "Oh no, not again." Many people have speculated that if we knew *why* the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we do now.

The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Okay, you can feel this one coming: I'd ask Deep Thought why the bowl of petunias had thought "Oh no, not again." Just because we would learn a lot more about the nature of the Universe than we did from the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.

Nerevas May 15 2007 6:45 PM EDT

I would ask Albert Einstein for his thoughts on the universe after updating him on our current level of science.

MegaSlayer09 May 15 2007 11:32 PM EDT

I would ask Ranger why he created a contest that cant be judged other than by opinion. I would ask him this because, why create a contest when you cant give good reasons why you chose the winner other than you like what they said. Nothing good would come of this, words will fly, emotions will boil, but yes some one will get some nice armor.

Carnage Anthem May 15 2007 11:46 PM EDT

I would ask OddBird "If a tree fell in a forest and no one was around to hear it, does it make a sound?" I'd ask him that just to see his 'amazing' powers of reasoning =)

Nerevas May 15 2007 11:53 PM EDT

MegaSlayer, its just a 1 week loan, he's not giving the armor away permanently. Its not a big deal =p

QBOddBird May 15 2007 11:58 PM EDT

MegaSlayer - I don't care how he gives out his stuff. The point is that he is giving out stuff for free. =) Fair or not to you, that remains a fact. (and was a fact in TH's contest, but I kept my mouth shut in that one because tempers were boiling.)

Keep in mind that this is generosity in action and he doesn't *owe* a free loan of armor to anyone.

TheHatchetman May 16 2007 2:19 AM EDT

"i would ask George Bush why he manipulates so many people
And i'll ask him this question because i need to know why so many people must suffer because of him"

Amazing that you would think he pulls any strings. I always thought of him as the face behind everything. Stupidity all through the government can only be "lead" by one man. And I leave you with a rough quote (I'm not sure thee exact words, but its the gyst...):

"While I do see the reason for a War Czar, I think it would be nice if the people could just have a duely elected Chief Commander or a Commanding Chief of some sort so that we wouldn't have to resort to these kinds of things in time of war..." --John Stewert

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] May 16 2007 2:50 AM EDT

I would ask why Tony Blair, at the start of his campaign, shouted "Education, Education, Education" and then went on to raise the fees to join a University from ᆪ1,200 to ᆪ3,000.

Flamey May 16 2007 3:39 AM EDT

"I would ask why Tony Blair, at the start of his campaign, shouted "Education, Education, Education" and then went on to raise the fees to join a University from ᆪ1,200 to ᆪ3,000."

Oh, Snap.

QBJohnnywas May 16 2007 3:50 AM EDT

I can answer that question Wasp. The universities were given targets to take on more UK students and less foreign students. It was the universities who put their fees up. Because less foreign students meant they were taking in less money - foreign students were/are charged twice the fees that UK students were.

QBJohnnywas May 16 2007 3:53 AM EDT

Meanwhile I'd ask Jerry Seinfeld if he'd come over to mine for dinner. Simply because I like having conversations about nothing in particular.

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] May 16 2007 3:22 PM EDT

Don't be silly. It's for the same reason petrol isn't just taxed alone over having road tax... Money. Government getting more money = Good. Good to pay for all the people who don't want to work.

AdminShade May 16 2007 3:26 PM EDT

If it's allowed to make a second entry...

I would ask Ranger why he would give away all those nice things...

Why Ranger, why?

Tach [Forge Frog Services] May 16 2007 6:31 PM EDT

i would ask the unknown soldier what the meaning of sacrifice is

phrog May 16 2007 9:52 PM EDT

I would ask a 4 year old if they are really deaf or just have selective hearing?

Why? If you have to ask, you obviously don't know any 4 year old kids.

Nefarious [I Forge My Stuff] May 16 2007 9:57 PM EDT

I would ask Ranger what is the guaranteed way to win this contest. ^_^

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] May 16 2007 10:49 PM EDT

In that case Johnny I'd ask the Universities why they are actually taking on more foreign students than before?

QBRanger May 17 2007 9:18 PM EDT

The winner is:

Beee with :

I'd ask George Bush, "how much water would be in the ocean if sponges didn't live there?"

I'd ask him this because I just love the way he answers questions he has absolutely no idea the answers for.

TheHatchetman May 17 2007 9:22 PM EDT

Cool! Not only was the winning answer comical, but it went to someone who actually uses a wall. And here I was expecting a SFBM to win it. ;)

QBRanger May 17 2007 9:29 PM EDT

FYI, xfer fees for the week were 250k

AdminG Beee May 18 2007 4:26 AM EDT

Thanks very much !
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