Desert Island Luxury - 500k prize! (in Contests)
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.
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
August 19 2007 9:30 AM EDT
A water purification plant that functions indefinitely.... :D
August 19 2007 10:04 AM EDT
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. =)
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.:)
August 19 2007 10:28 AM EDT
cookie dough! or maybe some cake icing
August 19 2007 10:32 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.
August 19 2007 11:15 AM EDT
an ant farm! :P
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
ill take with me my own PDA!
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.
August 19 2007 12:29 PM EDT
how about a gun to commit suicide?
I would probably want an endless supply of booze. If I can not get off at least I can get smashed!
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?
August 19 2007 12:37 PM EDT
A guitar. and two picks.. Incase one breaks :D
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 =/
August 19 2007 12:56 PM EDT
August 19 2007 2:06 PM EDT
toilet paper };-)
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*
Toilet paper because people forget its a luxury !
August 19 2007 3:50 PM EDT
mary anne and ginger
August 19 2007 4:48 PM EDT
a MEGA yacht with everything I need on it :D
August 19 2007 5:49 PM EDT
Not quite a luxury, but a machete. Infinite uses.
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!
August 19 2007 7:25 PM EDT
My buddy Wilson.
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?
August 19 2007 8:09 PM EDT
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. =)
August 19 2007 8:28 PM EDT
some hot dogs. I'd barbecue them on top a volcano, eat them, then jump in
August 19 2007 8:30 PM EDT
a sword. I would chop a monkey's head off, and drink fruit juice out of it.
August 19 2007 8:30 PM EDT
August 19 2007 8:31 PM EDT
a very nice camera
August 19 2007 8:32 PM EDT
a ryhming dictionary
August 19 2007 8:33 PM EDT
hmmm running out of suicidal thoughts
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
August 19 2007 8:35 PM EDT
5 mill CB$
August 19 2007 8:38 PM EDT
A MP3 player loaded with Jimmy Buffet's greatest hits
August 19 2007 8:39 PM EDT
August 19 2007 8:39 PM EDT
(kenyan, your post crax me up)
A computer with that 40+ GBPS fiber optics connection so I live the rest of my CB2 days in style ^_~
August 19 2007 9:17 PM EDT
A Lime... for the coconut
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)
August 19 2007 10:13 PM EDT
I would bring
August 20 2007 5:04 AM EDT
drink your rum!
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!
August 20 2007 5:55 AM EDT
So I could brush up on my spelling...
August 20 2007 6:07 AM EDT
And tell the difference between a bowl of ice cream and where you are stranded...
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 :)
A spoon so I could eat the Dessert island sounds good anyways !
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.
August 20 2007 9:35 AM EDT
hmm...I want 5 frozen TV dinners
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. ;)
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.
ill take with me my outdoor kitchen to cook the local wildlife
August 20 2007 1:19 PM EDT
A guitar, THREE picks, and a BBQ with coals.
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
August 20 2007 1:36 PM EDT
I'd want to be able to breathe water so I can dive down and se spongebob
I want to find a Guyver Unit washed up in the sand with me.
August 20 2007 7:51 PM EDT
A sock puppet. :)
August 20 2007 8:04 PM EDT
TWO guitars, FOUR picks, and TWO BBQ's..
That is unbeatable.
Enough materials and manpower to turn the island into a resort.
I need sunblock infinite sunblock or a couple cases i burn easy!
August 20 2007 10:39 PM EDT
some baked beans
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.
lol zeadron thats what i am drinking right now!!!!
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
August 21 2007 2:25 AM EDT
Comrade Ranger beat me to it.
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.
this little multi tool right here:
it is the diesel multi plier tool, what more does any one man need?
August 21 2007 11:30 PM EDT
A Swiss Army Knife.
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
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) 126.96.36.199 o Rly (O Rly o.O) $250000 -- winner 5:23 AM EDT
QBJohnnywas (Bank Of Johnny) 188.8.131.52 Dathron (Dangit) $250000 -- winner! 5:22 AM EDT
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 ^.^
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......;)
August 22 2007 6:05 AM EDT
You can have enough guitar picks but never enough cowbell.
August 22 2007 9:40 AM EDT
Haha, great contest JW! ^_^ Hurray!
August 22 2007 10:20 AM EDT
This thread is closed to new posts.
However, you are welcome to reference it
from a new thread; link this with the html
<a href="/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002C2f">Desert Island Luxury - 500k prize!</a>