Desert Island Luxury - 500k prize! (in Contests)

QBJohnnywas August 19 2007 7:16 AM EDT

Ok, you're washed up on a desert island, no help in sight. What is the one luxury you're going to want with you. Anything you like (so long as it's PG).
Multiple entries allowed, but only ONE luxury per entry.

500k is the prize - I'll let this run until I see one that I like.


fatty the loner August 19 2007 7:34 AM EDT

with out a doubt it would have to be my girlfriend i couldn't live without her and seeing we do everything together if i was on a desert island she would already be there anyways

Xenko August 19 2007 9:30 AM EDT

A water purification plant that functions indefinitely.... :D

QBRanger August 19 2007 10:04 AM EDT

Jessica Alba

Relic August 19 2007 10:14 AM EDT

A fully functional mansion with high-speed internet, unlimited stockpiles of food, and a staff to wait upon my every need. This may seem like more than one luxury but in fact it all fits inside and is part of one mansion. =)

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 19 2007 10:15 AM EDT

A freaking long bridge.

QBRanger August 19 2007 10:17 AM EDT

O, and please do not tell my wife my answer.. If she asks I typed her of course.:)

cookie dough August 19 2007 10:28 AM EDT

cookie dough! or maybe some cake icing

QBOddBird August 19 2007 10:32 AM EDT

A pony!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 19 2007 10:49 AM EDT

Sirius (or XM, I'm not picky) sat radio receiver with a hand crank (and a life time subscription) but this is only because I wouldn't want my vinyl records to suffer the trauma of life on a desert island and I don't think I could build a raft large enough to carry them all.

Xiaz on Hiatus August 19 2007 10:51 AM EDT

A towel.

Smartmuck August 19 2007 11:15 AM EDT

an ant farm! :P

Smartmuck August 19 2007 11:16 AM EDT

wait a minute...this is a trick question.

I don't need any luxuries! I rock all by myself. :D

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 19 2007 11:20 AM EDT

ill take with me my own PDA!

[MM] Theatre Of Tragedy August 19 2007 12:11 PM EDT

I'd bring.. a boat. ^^

deifeln August 19 2007 12:14 PM EDT

A magic book that can become any novel I want to read. Not one of those ebook things 'cause I like to turn pages.

cookie dough August 19 2007 12:29 PM EDT

how about a gun to commit suicide?

Eurynome Bartleby [Bartleby's] August 19 2007 12:32 PM EDT

Bah, depressing!

Jake the Snayke August 19 2007 12:32 PM EDT

I would probably want an endless supply of booze. If I can not get off at least I can get smashed!

QBRanger August 19 2007 12:34 PM EDT

Fine, you have a gun. However, you did not ask for bullets. Oops.

So you bludgeon yourself to death with it?

48Zach August 19 2007 12:37 PM EDT

A guitar. and two picks.. Incase one breaks :D

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] August 19 2007 12:48 PM EDT

iPhone; use google maps to figure out where I am, call for help, and play CB in the meantime :) Given I have service at that island =/

48DangerZone August 19 2007 12:56 PM EDT

A hammock.

karlos666uk August 19 2007 2:06 PM EDT

toilet paper };-)

QBOddBird August 19 2007 3:02 PM EDT

Diapers for the children, so I can populate my island. Women follow me wherever I go, so that's one luxury I shouldn't even need to ask to take. *grins*

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] August 19 2007 3:10 PM EDT

Toilet paper because people forget its a luxury !

noneedforthese August 19 2007 3:25 PM EDT

A pair of ice skates

Adminedyit [Superheros] August 19 2007 3:50 PM EDT

mary anne and ginger

Heavy August 19 2007 4:48 PM EDT

a MEGA yacht with everything I need on it :D

th00p August 19 2007 5:49 PM EDT

Not quite a luxury, but a machete. Infinite uses.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] August 19 2007 6:54 PM EDT

A short wave radio, no cell phone is going to connect from a dsert island but mine can get in touch with any passing ship or plane within 30 miles, haha!

Drama [Just for fun] August 19 2007 7:25 PM EDT

My buddy Wilson.

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:07 PM EDT

ok then, an oven that has a unlimited power scource and heat so I can bake my brains. see a loophole ranger?

8DEOTWP August 19 2007 8:09 PM EDT


cookie dough August 19 2007 8:26 PM EDT

a heavy rock. i'd stand on top of a cliff, position the rock on a tree so the slightest vibrations would drop the rock, and stamp my feet. the rock will knock me unconsious, an I will fall of the cliff. If my internal bleeding did not kill me, I would drown in the water. =)

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:28 PM EDT

some hot dogs. I'd barbecue them on top a volcano, eat them, then jump in

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:30 PM EDT

a sword. I would chop a monkey's head off, and drink fruit juice out of it.

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:30 PM EDT

a hamburger

8DEOTWP August 19 2007 8:31 PM EDT

a very nice camera

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:32 PM EDT

a ryhming dictionary

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:33 PM EDT

hmmm running out of suicidal thoughts

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:33 PM EDT

I know! a tv that would only show the history channel! that would make my brains ooze out my ears

cookie dough August 19 2007 8:35 PM EDT

5 mill CB$

sooka August 19 2007 8:38 PM EDT

A MP3 player loaded with Jimmy Buffet's greatest hits

8DEOTWP August 19 2007 8:39 PM EDT


sooka August 19 2007 8:39 PM EDT

(kenyan, your post crax me up)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 19 2007 9:05 PM EDT

A computer with that 40+ GBPS fiber optics connection so I live the rest of my CB2 days in style ^_~

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] August 19 2007 9:05 PM EDT

or was it 40 mgps?

sooka August 19 2007 9:17 PM EDT

A Lime... for the coconut

ScY August 19 2007 9:59 PM EDT

An airplane with full fuel and a manual telling me how to fly it.

(I would pick a direction and go until i see civilization)

Smartmuck August 19 2007 10:13 PM EDT

I would bring


8DEOTWP August 20 2007 5:04 AM EDT

I would

drink your rum!

noneedforthese August 20 2007 5:20 AM EDT

I think there should've been a limit (e.g. something you can carry? something that can survive hours under water (let's get away from the "i'll call for help" cliche ;) )

Luxury eh? Not something that helps survival but makes the survival more pleasurable? A large bag of roasted coffee beans with a perfect one-way freshness valve. Mmmmm I love that smell!

AdminG Beee August 20 2007 5:55 AM EDT


So I could brush up on my spelling...

QBJohnnywas August 20 2007 6:07 AM EDT

And tell the difference between a bowl of ice cream and where you are stranded...

Xiaz on Hiatus August 20 2007 6:17 AM EDT

The line "you're washed up on a desert island," sort of removes the possibility of having anything that's not water resistant with you, doesn't it?

Along with my towel, I'd like it to be a desert island resort :)

Slashundhack [We Forge Our Own Stuff] August 20 2007 6:44 AM EDT

A spoon so I could eat the Dessert island sounds good anyways !

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] August 20 2007 6:58 AM EDT

my Reaper ofcourse

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] August 20 2007 7:27 AM EDT

So many choices (much limited by the PG specification...).

Sitting on the beach with a good beer sounds tempting.
But it doesn't quite cut it..
Hmmm... how about a twenty foot yacht?
Or is that cheating?
Wouldn't mind a phone call, call in to work to say that I wont be in tomorrow, or the next day, or the next... instead I'll be sitting under a palm tree drinking out of coconuts (can you tell that it's Monday?).
Yeah, that's my choice. Good old Mondayitus.

cookie dough August 20 2007 9:35 AM EDT

hmm...I want 5 frozen TV dinners

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 20 2007 9:43 AM EDT

A state of the art, top of the range, GPS internet ready mobile phone. With a direct debit paid for subscription with unlimited internet access, and a solar powered battery recharger.

CB while on the desert Island!

Among other things. ;)

Lady Die August 20 2007 10:08 AM EDT

A lighter so that I can start a fire at night to cook on. Everything else can be built.

Angel of Death [Hell Blenders] August 20 2007 11:29 AM EDT

the soul of johnnywas

Brakke Bres [Ow man] August 20 2007 12:47 PM EDT

ill take with me my outdoor kitchen to cook the local wildlife

48Zach August 20 2007 1:19 PM EDT


A guitar, THREE picks, and a BBQ with coals.

AdminShade August 20 2007 1:22 PM EDT

I'd want a waterproof swimming suit with a body temperature regulation system which also filters nutrients from the water so I can escape back to reality and play CB again

cookie dough August 20 2007 1:36 PM EDT

I'd want to be able to breathe water so I can dive down and se spongebob

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] August 20 2007 7:48 PM EDT

I want to find a Guyver Unit washed up in the sand with me.



48DangerZone August 20 2007 7:51 PM EDT

A sock puppet. :)

48Zach August 20 2007 8:04 PM EDT

TWO guitars, FOUR picks, and TWO BBQ's..

That is unbeatable.

Gallatin [Thanoscopter And You] August 20 2007 10:30 PM EDT

Enough materials and manpower to turn the island into a resort.

SuiteStuff [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] August 20 2007 10:36 PM EDT

I need sunblock infinite sunblock or a couple cases i burn easy!

cookie dough August 20 2007 10:39 PM EDT

some baked beans

zeaderan August 20 2007 10:52 PM EDT

assuming the island is a nice warm tropical paradise... and even if it wasn't, I'd go with THE 41oz 7-eleven coke Slurpee with a white spoon straw.

SuiteStuff [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] August 20 2007 11:02 PM EDT

lol zeadron thats what i am drinking right now!!!!

[P]Mitt August 21 2007 12:43 AM EDT

I'd take a molecular reconstructor powered by a cold fusion device.

It is a luxury, even if it doesn't exist, right? :P

Lord Bob August 21 2007 2:25 AM EDT

Comrade Ranger beat me to it.

QBBast [Hidden Agenda] August 21 2007 4:43 AM EDT

The Baroque Cycle.

I hope to be stranded with Oprah, however, as it will be nice to be lost with someone who is most-assuredly going to be found.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] August 21 2007 6:49 PM EDT

this little multi tool right here:

it is the diesel multi plier tool, what more does any one man need?

[P]Mitt August 21 2007 11:30 PM EDT

A Swiss Army Knife.

Mem August 21 2007 11:47 PM EDT

My initial thought was that I'd bring my camera, but since O Rly already said that I'll have to go with my trusty copy of Robinson Crusoe.

QBJohnnywas August 22 2007 5:23 AM EDT

Thanks for all the entries. As I'm moving house very very soon I'll be without my internet access for a few days, so I thought I'd wrap this up.

There were a few really good entries, and if I had more cash I'd spread the wealth a little more. As it is, I'm splitting the prize two ways. One response made me laugh out loud, but it would be meaningless without the post before it.

"Dathron, August 19 10:13 PM EDT

I would bring rum! "

" o Rly, August 20 5:04 AM EDT

I would drink your rum! "

That got me (although special mention to Ranger for Miss Alba...)

QBJohnnywas (Bank Of Johnny) o Rly (O Rly o.O) $250000 -- winner 5:23 AM EDT
QBJohnnywas (Bank Of Johnny) Dathron (Dangit) $250000 -- winner! 5:22 AM EDT


48Zach August 22 2007 5:44 AM EDT

Awe, Good job guys..

I was sure the guitars would win! Especially, in your contest of all people ^.^

QBJohnnywas August 22 2007 5:47 AM EDT

If I'm stranded on a desert island I'll remember your entries!You can never have enough picks!

I think a combo of the guitarand picks, the rum and Ms Alba might work out for the best......;)

QBRanger August 22 2007 6:05 AM EDT


You can have enough guitar picks but never enough cowbell.

QBOddBird August 22 2007 9:40 AM EDT

Haha, great contest JW! ^_^ Hurray!

Smartmuck August 22 2007 10:20 AM EDT

woah...thanks! :)
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