Friday, December 02, 2011

Your Turn

Graham Norton has a new show beginning this weekend called Would You Rather. After seeing the promo about a million times during the past week, I was fascinated with a couple of the questions. I have heard that despite the questions in the promos for the show that most are really not that great. This one though is a conundrum. First time using that word on the site. I am pretty excited about that. I might have to take a screen shot of that and put it up on my refrigerator right next to antithesis.

All those book learnin' words and now I throw out this question. Would you rather be forced to watch your parents have sex every night for a year or join in for one night and be done with it all? I personally would numb myself with alcohol, close my eyes and cry myself to sleep every night for a year. That to me would be far more preferable.

33 comments:

Rita said...

WTF??? Join in??

Nauseated to the extreme. But I've heard my parents do it. Horrified, and proud of their advanced-age loving ways, still after 40 years of marriage. Was visiting home for the holidays, and in the middle of the night... Bed squeaking, mom saying "oh honey"....Rainbows and flowers, rainbows and flowers, rainbows and flowers.

Feisty said...

What kind of fucked up question is that? I'm not seeing any funny there.

Syko said...

My parents never had sex. I'm sure of it.

My grandparents did, though, loudly and in a room with an open door. Scourge of my teen years, to hear them going at it in there. Now I'm sort of proud of them.

Krab said...

That's a completely effed up question. Hey, which of my dogs would I prefer to kill and eat?

Maja. With a J. said...

Good lord! Pass the brain bleach!

Someone Said said...

That is one brutal Would You Rather.

Patty said...

I'm with team-effed up question. Whoever thought of that one can go to hell.

AKM said...

I agree with the others who have said that this is completely inappropriate and disgusting. Not cool.

Momster said...

Next question, please.

RocketQueen said...

lol! WTF Enty!! You drinking already?
I caught a glimpse of my mom riding my dad on our balcony when I was about 18 and she thought I'd be out for a few hours. I still can't remove that image from my mind and it's been 18 years since.

Anotheramy said...

OMG

crila16 said...

That's disgusting. Join in???? I just threw up in my mouth. My answer is neither. If I was forced to watch for a year...my eyes would be closed the entire time. Good thing my parents never had sex ever, so it's not an issue for me.

MISCH said...

No nononono, Enty....what's wrong with you...never.

However I love Graham Norton...

Seachica said...

Hee hee, I've been watching this promo all week also, and have been contemplating it too. I would suck it up and get it done with quickly. A year would go on for way too long, and that's a lot of alcohol to drink (or something stronger). One night, a *really* good shower, and then I could black out the memory.

Jasmine said...

lol RQ- Caught a glimpse of your mom riding your dad on the balcony--this struck me as fucking hilarious for some reason :-P

I used to hear my mom and her bfs/husbands through the years going at it. Worst for me was she would deep throat french kiss them in front of us.

That woman had some boundary problems, obviously.

In all seriousness, I think being affectionate in front of your kids is one thing but there is a line some people cross and it's not okay. Be conscious of what your kids are hearing for christsake!

Jasmine said...

and yes, this question is obviously effed up. But if I had to choose Id wouldnt ever join in- yucko

Ms Cool said...

Pass.

Majik said...

Nasty...just nasty.

Alcohol induced blackouts for a year, obvsly.

Sherry said...

God, the thought of actually joining in is more repulsive than having to watch them. Since neither of these would ever happen I would go with the watching. And yes, my eyes would be closed and I would have an ipod in my ears to avoid even listening to it.

My story isn't as good as others BUT, I was raised by mom from a very young age. Dad had flown the coup long ago. My paternal aunt got married and asked me to sing in her wedding (we were only 5-6 yrs difference in age and kept in touch whereas dad could not be bothered).

Long lost daddy showed for the event. I stopped into the hotel room I was sharing with mom before the party afterwards only to interrupt Mom and Dad catching up on lost time! Thank God the door was locked and I did not actually walk in and see it.

RocketQueen said...

Jasmine, I assure you, there was nothing hilarious about it. I was so ANGRY and resentful about having seen it I couldn't look her in the face for days. I left the house that night and didn't come home til VERY late. Over the course of the next few days she kept badgering me and badgering me about where I'd been and why I came home late until I finally exploded and said "Because I fucking saw you and dad on the balcony, okay?!?" To which she responded quietly, "Thought so." Shudder.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Is Option C to shoot yourself? Because I think that's where I'd have to go with that one...

Having said that, I've heard some amusing (non-explicit) tales from my mom, and my parents have told me that they figured I'd be a happy baby, since my conception was most entertaining...on one hand, it's good to know you were conceived in love and lust, but on the other hand...TMI!!!

chopchop said...

ENTY!!! Where did this question come from??? LMAO!!

Way back when I worked, my co-worker and I would come up with the most bizarre, disgusting, random Would-You-Rathers over lunch. We'd end up laughing so hard one minute, then find ourselves very seriously justifying why we would brush our teeth with a toothbrush covered in human feces rather than ... whatever it was we put up against it.

Yes, I'm immature. And I'd go with option #1.

Texshan said...

Wow, I just totally threw up in my mouth a little.

My parents had sex twice. My brother and I are the results.

My parents were in an extremely bad car crash when I was in 10th grade. About 7 years later, my mother decided to share with me the fact that my dad had been impotent since then. Wow, mom, thanks for sharing.

Jasmine said...

RQ- yikes. Actually now that I think about it it totally makes sense that you would be resentful/pissed off about what happened.

I've talked to a few people who also had my sort of experience regarding our parents being overly (inappropriately affectiionate) around us and to this day none of us feel that comfortable with the memories of that shit.

ardleigh said...

Good God what a yucky question. Especially yuck since both my parents have been dead more then 10 years.

One of my seeing them have sex would be done. I saw this at ten yo old. I was sicker then a dog with a REALLY high fever. I now prefer to think I hallucinated the entire thing.

Wil said...

Is suicide an acceptable alternative??

Dang .. I don't know about you guys .. but my parents are virgins. I have NO idea how I happened upon the planet. I often think it was a Superman like situation. They found me in some glowing space egg deal and that was that!

trollslayer said...

"What kind of fucked up question is that? I'm not seeing any funny there."

Uh....YEAH. I had Feisty's reaction. You're reaching with this one.

But Texshan made me laugh. Two times ain't bad. ;-)

Kraymond19 said...

I am SO not going to answer that question...

BUT!

Next time I play "would you rather" with my friends, I'm totally stealing that question! Thanks, Enty!

Kraymond19 said...

Enty... I'm still taken aback. You brutal bastid!

Lelaina Pierce said...

Enty! This reminds me of the dinner party post where you were discussing abortion! :) Fun times!

I walked in on my parents when I was a kid. Scarred me for life. BLECH.

trollslayer said...

I'm sorry, but the whole idea behind this post is revolting: would you rather catch your parents engaged in a healthy physical act, or would you rather voluntarily engage in incest?

The question is insulting and pretty stupid. Parents have sex. That's why we happen to all BE HERE.

__-__=__ said...

Team-effed up question.

reliantrobin said...

Amen, trollslayer. And yeah, our parents had sex, regardless of how stupidly we cling onto the assertion they didn't, just because we don't like thinking of our parents as human beings. In the olden days when people had to live in one big great room and there were no such things as individual bedrooms, I'm sure plenty of children grew up watching their parents get it on and accepting that as something parents do. It's only within the past 75 years, when we've begun cloistering ourselves in our own rooms, that we've developed this attitude that parents shouldn't have sex.

Me, I think I'd faint if I saw my parents getting it on, and that's because my dad's been dead for several years and I'd wonder why Mom was doing it with a zombie, or whether I was seeing a vision of my newly departed mother being extremely reunited with my dad/her husband. I would wonder what the hell was going on and think I'd wandered into some Twilight Zone-like existence.