Ridiculous Qs: Would You Do This for the Perfect Body?

I'm not sure if this is going to translate well to a blogging format.


I'm giving it a whirl anyway. 


On Valentine's Day, Josh and I spent about an hour going through Chuck Klosterman's HYPERtheticals: Questions for Insane Conversations. They're a set of cards which lay out crazy scenarios, asking what you would do if you were in said situation. HIGHLY recommended purchase for any kind of vacation (especially a road trip!) or when you have friends/family over. Example:

You are offered a Brain Pill that will make you 10 percent more intelligent, but will make you seem 20 percent less intelligent to everyone else. Do you take this pill?
— Chuck Klosterman, HYPERtheticals


Josh said yes, without question.


He thinks he'd be happier if he could feel smarter/more confident in all of his decision making. I, on the other hand, said no way. Who wants to be 10 percent smarter if no one takes you seriously? Would your extra smarts even matter? I think I'll stay right where I am, thank you very much. 


Next, we tried to come up with our own questions. 


It was difficult to match Klosterman's wit & general insanity, but hey, we're new at this. Plus he's Chuck Klosterman for cryin out loud! At any rate, I'm throwing out our first question:


You encounter a wizard. This wizard makes you an incredible offer: He’ll grant you your version of the perfect body. As a woman, that might mean curves like Sophia Vergara or abs like Jennifer Aniston. Guys, maybe that means you wake up looking like Joe Manganiello. Whatever fits your idea of perfect, you get that. You will never need to watch what you eat or how you exercise ever again. You’ll look to be in ‘perfect’ shape forever. The catch? Your permanent strength & coordination will be that of an average six-year-old.

Would you take the wizard up on his offer?

Please share you answer in the comments (and answer the intelligence question too if ya want)! Have your own ridiculous question? Email it to heyeleanorproject@gmail.com.

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