Rodrigo and I had an interesting discussion the other night following a massively long recording of Muchkin Land – a fan podcast that celebrates the card game Munchkin from Steve Jackson Games.  I know i didn’t need to explain the podcast to you, because you already listen to it faithfully as one of the Major Spoilerites.  Regardless, the topic of being stuck in a boat in the middle of the ocean or stranded on an island worked its way into the conversation and Rodrigo raised an interesting question.


Who would you rather be stranded with?

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  1. Praion
    April 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    I take the ball, i can kick it when i am frustrated and don’t get mauled. The tiger might be cuddly but yeah….

    What was the last word of the guy that pissed of a tiger?
    HEEEELPP i am getting killed by a tiger!

  2. April 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm — Reply

    I will gladly go with “none of the above”. :p

  3. SmarkingOut Adam
    April 2, 2013 at 12:28 pm — Reply

    If food grows scarce, the volleyball won’t eat me.

  4. Andreas
    April 2, 2013 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    Are you out of your mind?
    Wilson of course. He is polite and friendly.
    Richard just eats your mother and takes of!

  5. Dino
    April 2, 2013 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Tigers are the bears of the east. Except for the bears. Point is, tigers are gigantic killing machines. It would take considerable ingenuity to be killed by a volleyball.

  6. April 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm — Reply

    I’m going tiger. Look, if I’m going to die I’d rather it be short and sweet from a good mauling than a slow painful death of starvation while that damn volleyball stands there and stares at me with its judging….handprint.

  7. Landle
    April 2, 2013 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    I would rather be stranded with Richard Parker and feel like many people are too focused on the tiger and not what Richard Parker truely is: a person’s most animalistic instinct to do whatever is necessary to stay alive. If I am stranded, I would imagine that I would have to do many things I normally find repulsive in my normal life to keep going. To that end, it would be better to be a tiger than to talk to a blood soaked ball.

  8. ClubberLang6
    April 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm — Reply

    A volleyball seems a lot safer to live with compared to a tiger (unless the tiger is Hobbes).

  9. Hezzie
    April 2, 2013 at 4:54 pm — Reply

    Gonna go with wilson, only because, out of the two options, he looks most like sawyer from lost.
    i’d rather be on an island with sawyer.

    oh to tame that bad boy with the dreamy eyes…

  10. April 2, 2013 at 5:18 pm — Reply

    I almost chose Wilson at first. He’s a great conversationalist and never agrues. Well, most of the time. Also, if kept in good condition, can act as a floatation device. Not to mention, if you get tired of his face, you could always erase it and draw on a new one.

    However, I had to give my vote to Richard Parker. Granted, he may be a giant cat that might try to eat you, but after weeks of bonding it would be nice to have another living breathing entity on the island with you. Plus, tigers are just awesome! I wouldn’t call him Richard Parker, though. He’d be named Hobbes.

    Sorry, Wilson.

  11. LemmyCaution
    April 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm — Reply

    I’m picking Richard Parker because he’s a freakin’ tiger.

  12. April 3, 2013 at 3:21 am — Reply

    Can I write in Greer (Tigra) Nelson?

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