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38th Ask Josh – Josh on an Island

In Uncategorized on October 24, 2008 at 6:30 pm

singer_chick463 said…


alright josh heres a question? if you were stranded in a desert and you had three items a piece of string, a match, a piece of paper. What would you do with all three items and which would be important to you.

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anonymous  said…

I like the desert one and I’d like to add on to that one. What would you name said desert? And if you could choose one person to be on the island with you, any living person who you have carried on at least 5 conversations with, who would it be? And if you had to sacrifice one of the three materials (string/match/paper) in order to have that person on the island, which would you sacrifice? 

Good night and good luck.

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Dear Singer Chick and Anonymous,

Okay,we’ll attack those multifarious inquiries one at a time. 

1. If stranded on island, what would I do with all three: a string, a match, a piece of paper.

Since I’m stranded on an island, I would sell the match for a penny (that’s what I can probably hope for, since they are often called penny matches).  Upon selling the penny match I would discover that inflation has moved the price of a penny to a five cents, so I actually sell my nickel match for three cents (The guy thinks he is getting a great deal, but he doesn’t know that I rolled up the paper and told him it was a match).

With my three cents and match, I walk over to the island resort hotel and say, “hey man, I’m stranded on this here string of people.  How about cutting me some slack and letting me have a place to stay for the night, eh?”

The concierge would look at me and say, “Oh dear, you are in fact stranded.  Look at yourself, all attached to that strand of string. Stay as long as you like. Let me cut that for you.”  

Once freed, I bid good day to all the others stranded on that strand of string, and then I go to my room.

Oh, and I threw away the match and the three cents. 

2. Which would be important to you?

Yes, I guess she would be.  But she would have to realize that it is not yet Halloween.  And we can’t go on forever dressed as a Which and a guy tied to a string.

3. What would you name said desert?

Oh, you said desert, not island.  Well, I guess I would change my response to Question 1 to, “I’d write out some poetry on my paper, since I always have a pen in my pocket. Then I’d burn the desert down.  It would only take one match. Then I would take the string and paper and make a kite, with all the desert burnt down and out of the way, I can catch all the wind and have a lovely kite-flying day just before perishing because I refuse to enter that desert hotel full of casinos and cigarette smoke.”

I would name the desert Everett.  Everett Desert.  

4. And if you could choose one person to be on the island with you, any living person you have carried on at least 5 conversations with, who would it be?
I’ve got a question for you, Anonymous.  What’s with changing the venue back to an island again?  Supposing I was still in the desert, I would want to be with Everett.  Why not? I named a desert after him without even having met him yet.  So he must be pretty cool.  And we’ll have 5 conversations in no time.

If I was on an island, I suppose I would have to be with you, Anonymous.  I assume you’re living, and we have had at least 5 conversations.  Really, this is like the 7th question you have posted on this blog.  So we’re pretty tight now.  

5. And if you had to sacrifice one of the three materials (string/match/paper) in order to have that person on the island, which one would you sacrifice?

I’d give up the match for you, Anonymous.  I was going to sell it anyway. I was just holding out until inflation brought it up to a dime match.

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  1. lol interesting imagination, if was stuck in a desert i would pray to god like talking to a friend and ask him for directions on how to get out of the situation i was in.. but anyway next question: if somebody asked you to make a movie, what would you name it and what would it be about?

  2. Wow, I know that you don’t like this one but it’s incredibly clever and just genious. You really need to be a writer. Why don’t you write books?

  3. This almost sounds like a Mr. Shannon question-Anonymous,… taught by Mr. Shannon

  4. He always asked the “If you were stranded on an island” questions.

  5. “That reminds me of a Mr. Shannon question” (Comment posted before this comment: He always asked the “If you were stranded on an island” questions.)

  6. Who on earth are you, Anonymous?

  7. This is Lindsay. Ha ha ha oh! the good memories of mr. shannon’s class! I was always terrified of getting sent to “the dead room” but now that I look back on it, it’s not really that intimidating…

  8. The Captain is right, you should write books

  9. Oh and I am not the other anonymous people from other posts, just on this post 🙂

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