22 May 2003 @ 09:48 am
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already, three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded, and she had syphilis, would you recommend that she have an abortion?


It is time to elect a new world leader, and only your vote counts. Here are the facts about the three leading candidates:

Candidate A - Associates with crooked politicians, and consults with astrologers. He's had two Mistresses. He also chain smokes and drinks 8 to 10 martinis a day.

Candidate B - He was kicked out of office twice, sleeps until noon, used opium in college and drinks a quart of whiskey every evening.

Candidate C - He is a decorated war hero. He's a vegetarian, doesn't smoke, drinks an occasional beer and never cheated on his wife.

Which of these candidates would be your choice?


The abortion thing: Frankly, I'd have recommended the abortion...and I'd have just killed Beethoven. Oops.

Voting thing:
Candidate A is Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Candidate B is Winston Churchill.
Candidate C is Adolph Hitler.

Current Music: Boots Randolph - Sweet Georgia Brown
ravyn_garou on May 22nd, 2003 10:00 am (UTC)

That's a wildly entertaining way to put shit into perspective. ha ha ha
Woapalanne the Sciomancerwoap on May 22nd, 2003 10:05 am (UTC)
I honestly couldn't care less about killing Beethoven :) But back then, birth defects and enormous families were normal - half the kids usually died from some diease or another.

And as for the politicians - shows why you have to pay more attention to their ideology than their personal life, eh?
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 22nd, 2003 10:29 am (UTC)
Very true, on both counts.
Alfedenzoalfedenzo on May 22nd, 2003 02:54 pm (UTC)
You wouldn't have killed Beethoven anyway. From snopes/glurge -
Beethoven was not born to a woman who "had 8 kids already." Although his mother, Maria Magdalena Laym (nee Kewerich) gave birth a total of eight times during her lifetime, Ludwig was only her third child. (Her first two children, one from a previous marriage, both died in infancy.) Only two of Beethoven's five younger siblings survived beyond their first few years of their life.

Their page responding to these two questions.
Woapalanne the Sciomancerwoap on May 22nd, 2003 02:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, I thought I had seen something about it being completely off-the-wall... Yay snopes!
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 22nd, 2003 04:55 pm (UTC)
Very cool...I'd hate to have killed Beethoven.
Arc 5cheapdialogue on May 22nd, 2003 10:15 am (UTC)
I thought choice A was not too good, choice B I was fine with. And for choice C I could tell it was gonna be Hitler. so ...I didn't choose it heh.
sayaka on May 22nd, 2003 01:06 pm (UTC)
I totally thought choice A was the best. *laugh*
Lea~: sweatycatcathlapotle on May 22nd, 2003 10:31 am (UTC)

i knew C was too good to be true, so i had to check it out before i could make up my mind...

ravyn_garou on May 22nd, 2003 10:37 am (UTC)

i love your icon. hee hee
Lea~: bluetonguecathlapotle on May 22nd, 2003 11:13 am (UTC)
thanks....i just wish i could remember where i found it..hehehe~
Joe: karzonkarzon on May 22nd, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
I picked A 'cause it sounded like the man had mad style.
God of Thunder and Rock'n'Rollarchmage on May 22nd, 2003 11:00 am (UTC)
Well, it was FDR, he DID have mad style. Ya just can't argue with the cig holder at its jaunty angle. ;)