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Dagobahn Eagle
04-15-2005, 04:37 PM
(Borrowed from the Age of Empires 3 Heaven forums)

This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will be able to test where you stand morally. The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, where you will have to make a decision one way or the other. I'd post this in the Senate Chambers, but I figured I wanted more people to see it.

Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Please scroll down slowly and consider each line - this is important for the test to work accurately.

You're in Florida...

In Miami, to be exact...

There is great chaos going on around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods. There are huge masses of water forming devastating waves.

You are a news photographer and you are in the middle of this great disaster.

The disaster is horrific, but you are not in direct danger.

You're trying to shoot some very impressive photos. There are houses and people floating around you, disappearing into the water. Nature is showing all its destructive power, and is ripping everything away with it.

Suddenly, you see a man in the water, and he is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away by the masses of water and mud. You move closer.

Somehow the man looks familiar...

And suddenly you know who it is - it's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him away - forever.

You have two options.

You can try to save him or you can take the best photo of your life.

So, you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo.

A unique photo displaying the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

And here's the question: (Please give an honest answer):

Would you select colour film, or go with the simplicity of classic black and white?

--Dagobahn Eagle

Nalukai
04-15-2005, 04:44 PM
I would use the simplicity of black and white film because of the irony that he himself is simplistic and bland.

IG-64
04-15-2005, 04:49 PM
Funny, it used to be Hilary Clinton.

:dozey:

Dagobahn Eagle
04-15-2005, 06:08 PM
Colour. If black-and-white's better, I'll use an editing program to change it to black-and-white:D .

Er, let's say you can't do that:p .

Joetheeskimo
04-15-2005, 08:54 PM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle

You have two options.

You can try to save him or you can take the best photo of your life.

So, you can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer prize winning photo.

A unique photo displaying the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

And here's the question: (Please give an honest answer):

Would you select colour film, or go with the simplicity of classic black and white?

--Dagobahn Eagle

Option 3: I try to save him...:eyeraise: What jerk made up that question?

Boba Rhett
04-15-2005, 09:02 PM
YAY! Letting someone drown right in front of you while you take pictures, simply because you have varying political views, is fun! :thumbsup: Good job guys. You've completely restored my faith in humanity.

LukeKatarn
04-15-2005, 09:28 PM
Option three, save him. GWB IS COOL! Much better then Clinton and Gore and HClinton will EVER BE! Especilly ALOT better then John Kerry. ((Not trying to get into a debate, jut trying to show why I'd save him. :D))

Tyrion
04-15-2005, 10:32 PM
Huh.

For once I actually went with option C: saving him.

Imagine that.

:o

Jared
04-15-2005, 10:46 PM
I think i'd go with the color film....it just.... would capture the moment so much better than black and white.

Rogue15
04-15-2005, 11:37 PM
close this thread. it's flame bait.

I'd try to save him, that way instead of just being the photographer that nobody knows, i'd be known as the man that saved one of the world's most powerful men.

El Sitherino
04-16-2005, 12:16 AM
Save him. Why would I not?

Acrylic
04-16-2005, 12:41 AM
Originally posted by LukeKatarn
GWB IS COOL! Much better then Clinton and Gore and HClinton will EVER BE! Especilly ALOT better then John Kerry.

Says someone who can't vote. (Pwn'd)

(And yes, I can't vote either. I'm being a hypocrite. So, I pwn'd myself.)

Tyrion
04-16-2005, 12:49 AM
Originally posted by Acrylic
Says someone who can't vote. (Pwn'd)

(And yes, I can't vote either. I'm being a hypocrite. So, I pwn'd myself.)

That's sad. And Funny. With a capital F.

El Sitherino
04-16-2005, 01:01 AM
Originally posted by LukeKatarn
Option three, save him. GWB IS COOL! Much better then Clinton and Gore and HClinton will EVER BE! Especilly ALOT better then John Kerry. Ah, the wonders of the American education system. :rolleyes:

TK-8252
04-16-2005, 01:12 AM
Originally posted by LukeKatarn
((Not trying to get into a debate, jut trying to show why I'd save him. :D))

Um. Yes. You are.

Originally posted by LukeKatarn
Option three, save him. GWB IS COOL! Much better then Clinton and Gore and HClinton will EVER BE! Especilly ALOT better then John Kerry.

Why is it that, it never fails, if someone mentions anything about government, religion, abortion, gays, or Iraq, someone comes in rambling "My uneducated views are better than your logic and reason! (NOT THAT I'M TRYING TO START A DEBATE AHAH!)"

El Sitherino
04-16-2005, 01:14 AM
Simmer down now.

And technically that'd be starting a fight, not debate. But either way, useless information needs to be kept to a minimum.

legameboy
04-16-2005, 01:48 AM
I'd save the poor man. =\

IG-64
04-16-2005, 02:05 AM
This whole thing makes me mad. Be it Bush or Clinton or anyone else. I don't think any polititions are as stupid or evil as people say they are. It just shows how people's shallow political views can turn someone into an idiot, or a monster. If they were really like that they'd be no where near the white house, they'd be flipping burgers somewhere.

Rogue15
04-16-2005, 02:18 AM
Originally posted by IG-64
This whole thing makes me mad. Be it Bush or Clinton or anyone else. I don't think any polititions are as stupid or evil as people say they are. It just shows how people's shallow political views can turn someone into an idiot, or a monster. If they were really like that they'd be no where near the white house, they'd be flipping burgers somewhere.

WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH WORKING AT A FAST FOOD JOINT FLIPPING BURGERS?!!?!?!!!? SURELY YOU'VE NEVER TRIED A BIG MAC!

Really now. Why does nearly everybody (who probably hasn't worked in the food industry) seem to think it's a tragedy just *thinking* of working at say, Burger King or McDonalds? like.....people seem to think it's better to be sucking off mom and dad than to be working there or something?

Lightsaberboy
04-16-2005, 04:22 AM
black and white. there's just something poetic about black and white photos that color pics cant capture.

Dagobahn Eagle
04-16-2005, 07:09 AM
Really, it's a joke. I could just as easily have put Saddam Hussein or Reverend Phelps or Usama bin Laden or some other controversial person.

WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH WORKING AT A FAST FOOD JOINT FLIPPING BURGERS?!!?!?!!!? SURELY YOU'VE NEVER TRIED A BIG MAC!

Really now. Why does nearly everybody (who probably hasn't worked in the food industry) seem to think it's a tragedy just *thinking* of working at say, Burger King or McDonalds? like.....people seem to think it's better to be sucking off mom and dad than to be working there or something?
McDonald's, no offence, makes less-than-decent hamburgers. I stopped going there years ago when Jack in the Box and Taco Bell opened my eyes as to what American fast food shoppes can really deliver.

But yeah, there are plenty of stereotyped jobs out there. Take a trash truck driver. Turn up for work early, pick up peoples' trash, drive trash to junk yard, clean out truck, go home long before 12. You've got the whole day off and the wages are really high. Plus you get to keep whatever valuable people throw away (chairs, computers, etc.).

Not in the field of work myself, but when I get into working I'll definetly go for it.

And flipping burgers is a low-pay job that sounds as boring as I-don't-know-what. Besides, at the McDonald's resturants I've been to they don't flip burgers, they throw them into the microwave oven. Yum:rolleyes: .

This whole thing makes me mad. Be it Bush or Clinton or anyone else. I don't think any polititions are as stupid or evil as people say they are. It just shows how people's shallow political views can turn someone into an idiot, or a monster. If they were really like that they'd be no where near the white house, they'd be flipping burgers somewhere.
Oh, the joy of childish innocence.

I hate to burst your bubble, but tonnes of "evil" politicians have been in power in the USA, Bush being only the last one. Case of point: Chile 1973.

Go watch Fahrenheit 9/11 when you get the money. It's a truthful, if one-sided movie on Bush's terrorist-hugging regime.

Doomie
04-16-2005, 07:42 AM
I'm going for color.

And if you like Bush, just fill in Kerry or something. But don't turn a simple joke in a political debate, I thought it was pretty funny.

Joetheeskimo
04-16-2005, 08:10 AM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
YAY! Letting someone drown right in front of you while you take pictures, simply because you have varying political views, is fun! :thumbsup: Good job guys. You've completely restored my faith in humanity.

Amen, my brother.

•-BLaCKouT-•
04-16-2005, 08:18 AM
Go for colour film, you can always make a black-and-white print of it later ;)

Oh, and people... lighten up :D

B.

Rogue15
04-16-2005, 09:34 AM
Not to say I worked at one of those of course, I worked at Pizza Hut. I can understand what it's like for those that work at BK/McD when there's a huge line of people, only it's probably more stressful, as they can't really call ahead...

:) currently temping as a custodian at a high school. easiest job ever.

plus, i'm pretty sure if you worked at McDonalds or BK future employers would take into consideration that you're able to handle stress/pressure well. that is, if you been there for more than 90 days. :)

Spider AL
04-16-2005, 12:45 PM
Note ye that this is less of a morality test, and more of a test of whether you "get it" or not.

And there are a lot of guys who've flunked, it would seem.

ET Warrior
04-16-2005, 02:08 PM
Seriously, if you guys can't even take a freakin joke I'm going to have to close this thread.

And I thought it was pretty funny myself :D

jokemaster
04-16-2005, 02:33 PM
I'm taking both then blending them ala sin city.

EDIT: even better, give the camera to the panicking guy next to me, pay him 30 bucks to snap a photo of me rescuing GWB, becoming famous, and hopefully the secret service will pay me not to reveal that they were NOWHERE near Bush.

Dagobahn Eagle
04-16-2005, 03:12 PM
Note ye that this is less of a morality test, and more of a test of whether you "get it" or not.

And there are a lot of guys who've flunked, it would seem.
As it were.
Also, as a side note, all jokes are:rolleyes: .

As IG-64 said, this isn't a specific joke: When he first saw it, it used an episode from Clinton's regime.

IG-64
04-16-2005, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Rogue15
WHAT THE **** IS WRONG WITH WORKING AT A FAST FOOD JOINT FLIPPING BURGERS?!!?!?!!!? SURELY YOU'VE NEVER TRIED A BIG MAC!

Really now. Why does nearly everybody (who probably hasn't worked in the food industry) seem to think it's a tragedy just *thinking* of working at say, Burger King or McDonalds? like.....people seem to think it's better to be sucking off mom and dad than to be working there or something?

Nothing wrong with it, in fact my best friend used to work at McDonalds.

It's just a tad bit lesser a job than the President.

Anthony
04-16-2005, 06:11 PM
Being president is the last thing I want to be.

Or maybe a priest. But whatever. >_>

Dagobahn Eagle
04-16-2005, 07:56 PM
I can picture Dubya and Rumsfeld working at McDonald's.

Rumsfeld: "Two BigMacs to go. The Arabs are hungry!"
Bush: "Are they F*ing Muslims?!"
Rumsfeld: "H*ll yeah, we got us some towel heads, foo!"
Bush: "[Snicker]" [fills burgers with pork]...
:rolleyes:

Joetheeskimo
04-16-2005, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by jokemaster
EDIT: even better, give the camera to the panicking guy next to me, pay him 30 bucks to snap a photo of me rescuing GWB, becoming famous, and hopefully the secret service will pay me not to reveal that they were NOWHERE near Bush.

:lol: That gets my vote :D

LukeKatarn
04-16-2005, 08:14 PM
Alright enough flameing, I like Bush, and I did still laugh at the anwsers. I still pick option 3, the hidden option though :p.

Seph
04-16-2005, 10:18 PM
i'd take a black and white picture and put it on deviantart, what?

TheOutrider
04-16-2005, 10:22 PM
I would have a panicking guy next to me take a picture of me next to the screaming president, put it in a post card, send it to Japan and have them make a game of it.

El Sitherino
04-17-2005, 12:35 AM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle
Go watch Fahrenheit 9/11 when you get the money. It's a truthful, if one-sided movie on Bush's terrorist-hugging regime. I wish you'd stop suggesting that movie to people.

A real morality test would be something everyone can find themselves disliking, a child molestor or the like.


15, flipping burgers is hardly the ideal job. And is never really someones goal in life, except for the occasional eccentric millionaire.

kipperthefrog
04-17-2005, 01:26 AM
cute joke.

As for the morality part of the question, save him. the guy deserves to live even though his veiws are wrong.

Tyrion
04-17-2005, 01:35 AM
Originally posted by kipperthefrog
cute joke.

As for the morality part of the question, save him. the guy deserves to live even though his veiws are wrong.

Heh...heh...heh...

Your condescending view on how Bush's views are so self-evidently wrong is rather amusing to me.

Rogue15
04-17-2005, 02:40 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith


15, flipping burgers is hardly the ideal job. And is never really someones goal in life, except for the occasional eccentric millionaire.
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I meant to say that it's just a step on the job ladder-that being, if you're not going to college, or if you can't get a job after college, those places are good for a first job, or if you want to get into a manager position, work hard for about 2 years, and then i think you can apply for management (well shift manager i think?) at most food places. :) then after a year or so as a manager, look for a supervisor/management position elsewhere since you'll have that experience in managing you can put on the applications. :joy:

Sabretooth
04-17-2005, 07:00 AM
I'd save him. Death from dying in a Miami flood is too mild. Death from Iraqi bullets is better. No debates, please.

Dagobahn Eagle
04-17-2005, 08:40 AM
A real morality test would be something everyone can find themselves disliking, a child molestor or the like.
Except this isn't a morality test, it's a joke:cool: .

El Sitherino
04-17-2005, 04:24 PM
Worst. joke. ever.

jokemaster
04-17-2005, 04:27 PM
Originally posted by joetheeskimo5
:lol: That gets my vote :D
Also the secret service is a branch of the Department of TREASURY, which means I can pretty much ask for how much money I want, and hopefully they'll give it to me to avoid press embarassment.

Breton
04-18-2005, 01:26 AM
Probably would use black+white, that way the image feels more "real" and dramatic.

It's a joke, and a good one at that (I laughed). Seems like most people here have the sense of humour of an average sock :cool:

El Sitherino
04-18-2005, 02:21 AM
No. I just expect jokes to, you know, be funny.
*goes back to reading his new Lewis Black book*

This is a good example of funny.

Mike Windu
04-18-2005, 02:24 AM
And not even a Hanes sock.

http://www.tinkerknitwear.com/images/products/sock-cream-lg.jpg

I'd use a camera filter called Sepia. Changes everything to dull colors.

yes people. this is a joke. In reality I would save him. Just like anyone else on these forums would. :D

Dagobahn Eagle
04-18-2005, 08:28 AM
I'd use a camera filter called Sepia. Changes everything to dull colors.
My digital camera has that. It is truly a very nice effect. Something to think about.

Sabretooth
04-18-2005, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by Dagobahn Eagle
My digital camera has that. It is truly a very nice effect. Something to think about.

Makes the image look like it's from one of 'em Wild West movies.

Mike Windu
04-18-2005, 07:33 PM
Also commonly seen in flashbacks.

I think that sepia is more effective than black and white in adding drama to a photo.

>_> <_<