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Title: If I Had To, I Would Give Up...
Post by: 1SO on August 26, 2010, 05:58:59 PM
A real Sophie's Choice.  Imagine your world without one of the following.
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Post by: maņana on August 26, 2010, 06:00:40 PM
Cell phone, although I'm cheating 'cause I already don't have one.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 26, 2010, 06:02:14 PM
Cell phone or nonexistent spouse.
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Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2010, 06:03:50 PM
Cell Phone. I probably would have already if skypeIn existed in Canada. CRTC can die!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 26, 2010, 06:19:08 PM
Cell
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Post by: FroHam X on August 26, 2010, 06:24:48 PM
As much as I love my wife, her non-existence would make it easy to leave her.
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Post by: maņana on August 26, 2010, 06:27:29 PM
Those without spouses should have to give up masturbation.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 26, 2010, 06:30:01 PM
Those without spouses should have to give up masturbation.

I did say I'd give up my cell,right?
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2010, 06:32:21 PM
easy: cell phone.  I hardly know where the thing is half the time.  And when I do remember to grab it it's always dead
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Post by: maņana on August 26, 2010, 06:37:14 PM
Those without spouses should have to give up masturbation.
I did say I'd give up my cell,right?
:D
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 26, 2010, 07:14:11 PM
Cell phone. I despise it, but it's a necessary evil.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 26, 2010, 08:45:02 PM
Shit, I can't find my cell phone or its charger about 60% of the time anyway.
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 26, 2010, 08:48:40 PM
anyone choosing to give up sex over their cell phone simply is not doing it right!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 26, 2010, 09:17:22 PM
anyone choosing to give up sex over their cell phone simply is not doing it right!
What sex?
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 26, 2010, 09:45:04 PM
Hand sex.
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 26, 2010, 10:00:32 PM
Hand sex.

a persons spouse has something to do with sex too  ;D
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 26, 2010, 10:12:04 PM
Hand sex.

a persons spouse has something to do with sex too  ;D
You don't have to tell me.  :P
I was answering Sam's comment though.
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Post by: jdc on August 27, 2010, 03:42:13 AM
Those without spouses should have to give up masturbation.

Make sure those with a spouse have to give it up as well, otherwise they lose a spouse but maybe gain even more pleasure
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Post by: jdc on August 27, 2010, 03:43:34 AM
Since I am not married, and losing movies or the internet may hinder the fourth choice, I will go with the cell
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Post by: Adrienne on August 27, 2010, 06:20:26 AM
As much as I love my wife, her non-existence would make it easy to leave her.

 ;D
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 27, 2010, 01:19:40 PM
I refuse to answer this poll.

They will have to pry all of the choices from my cold, dead, hairy palms. :D
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Post by: ferris on August 28, 2010, 12:37:06 AM
The obvious needs to be stated: zero people said "spouse" and no one said "movies". 
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Post by: 'Noke on August 28, 2010, 05:15:28 AM
If you gave me a week or so to sort some things out I'd be happy to give up the internet.
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Post by: Pseuds on August 28, 2010, 07:00:12 AM
If you gave me a week or so to sort some things out I'd be happy to give up the internet.

I don't think I could handle the trauma of dealing with a bank in person anymore.
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Post by: Corndog on August 28, 2010, 07:43:29 AM
If you gave me a week or so to sort some things out I'd be happy to give up the internet.

I agree with 'Noke. I am in no way shape or form connected with the use of the internet. I would much rather be able to communicate with people via the cell phone than be able to surf the net. There are books, there are movies, there are magazines, news programs on tv. Internet is a nice luxury, but I could give it up. Well, I would have to make an exception: I would have to use it to write papers for school probably. I don't know. I could give it all up to make a point though too.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2010, 01:48:00 PM
Cell phone, for sure. I rarely use mine.

If you gave me a week or so to sort some things out I'd be happy to give up the internet.

I agree with 'Noke. I am in no way shape or form connected with the use of the internet. I would much rather be able to communicate with people via the cell phone than be able to surf the net. There are books, there are movies, there are magazines, news programs on tv. Internet is a nice luxury, but I could give it up. Well, I would have to make an exception: I would have to use it to write papers for school probably. I don't know. I could give it all up to make a point though too.
While there is a lot I do online that is "unnecessary," I don't think of the internet as a luxury anymore - my communications with colleagues, students, family and friends are almost exclusively dependent on the internet (and people expect to be able to contact me that way, too - it's not just my expectation on them). The internet is also my primary source of information - news or otherwise. Much/most of my banking, shopping is online, too. And, as Uri's been looking for work - his job search and application/resume submissions have all been online (most of these jobs are available to be viewed and applied for only online).

I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox. But I just don't write letters anymore - my friend and I have mostly quick exchanges over email or Facebook - our time is so limited; even phone calls are difficult - we were interrupted several times in our conversation by our children. The truth is, if not for the internet, we'd probably have contact with one another once or twice a year . . .  at best.

Anyway, I don't think giving up the internet is in any way practical for me; i just need to be more disciplined about my time on it. Starting now someday.  :-\
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Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on August 28, 2010, 01:53:16 PM
Cell Phone or Internet. No way I would give up movies and, as Woody said, "Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone you love."
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Post by: IDrinkYourMilkshake on August 28, 2010, 01:55:51 PM
Having said that, the internet and wanking are inextricably linked, surely?

So..... cell phone, then.
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Post by: Melvil on August 28, 2010, 02:12:55 PM
I can't even imagine life without the internet at this point. Aside from how tied into it I am for work and entertainment, it's such a massively useful tool...and not only in the shallow "I'm lazy!" way. For learning / research purposes, news, and communication, there is no equal out there. When I don't have internet access available to me, I really do feel cut off. But not really in the "geek" sense. Once you're used to having all that information available to you, it's hard not to. Not being able to look up the answer to a question or find information on a point of interest really bugs me. :)

So yeah, cell phone is the obvious answer. For me, it's a purely practical tool, and not one I enjoy.
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Post by: Corndog on August 28, 2010, 04:13:50 PM
I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox.

I'm getting ready to write put some letters and send 'em to a few different friends. Funny you mentioned it.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2010, 04:29:54 PM
I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox.

I'm getting ready to write put some letters and send 'em to a few different friends. Funny you mentioned it.
You're so retro, CD. :)

(If I didn't have small children at home, I probably would, actually, sit down and write real letters once in a while.)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 28, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox.

I'm getting ready to write put some letters and send 'em to a few different friends. Funny you mentioned it.
You're so retro, CD. :)

(If I didn't have small children at home, I probably would, actually, sit down and write real letters once in a while.)

I try and take the time to hand write thank you notes to friends and colleagues at work.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2010, 11:59:41 PM
I was just talking on the phone with a friend from CA the other day (a friend whom I haven't talked to for at least a year); we used to write each other long, hand-written letters, and we were getting rather nostalgic about those days - there is something beautifully physical about sitting down, putting a pen to paper, folding the paper, putting it in an envelope, and taking the envelope out to the mailbox.

I'm getting ready to write put some letters and send 'em to a few different friends. Funny you mentioned it.
You're so retro, CD. :)

(If I didn't have small children at home, I probably would, actually, sit down and write real letters once in a while.)

I try and take the time to hand write thank you notes to friends and colleagues at work.
Thank-you notes are definitely an exception! An email thank-you is just tacky.
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Post by: Monty on August 29, 2010, 05:52:20 AM
Having said that, the internet and wanking are inextricably linked, surely?

So..... cell phone, then.

Yes, they go hand in hand  ;D
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Post by: Paul Phoenix on May 05, 2016, 04:44:18 PM
Cell phone. I have nobody to call.
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Not to mention that the Internet already provides all my social needs, including the 'self-satisfaction'.
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 05, 2016, 05:07:37 PM
Right now I gotta say I'd rather give up movies than my cell phone. I hardly ever watch movies these days, but I use my phone like 1000 times a day. And to think that 3 years ago I didn't even own one.
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Post by: Teproc on May 05, 2016, 05:41:45 PM
I voted movies as well. It's a close call with cellphone, but there are plenty of other great things to get passionate about and giving up cellphones pretty much means giving up phones in general at this point, and that just seems way too impractical.
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Post by: jdc on May 05, 2016, 05:51:44 PM
I'd have no marriage if it was not for the phone.. though I would have never started dating my wife if it was not for both our love of movies...

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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 05, 2016, 06:28:15 PM
My mobile phone, sniff, I will miss you.
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Post by: colonel_mexico on May 05, 2016, 11:28:14 PM
I'm living it right now, movies and it blows :(
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Post by: Paul Phoenix on May 05, 2016, 11:29:13 PM
Are you guys sure you're movie lovers? :P
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Post by: jdc on May 06, 2016, 01:03:53 AM
Are you guys sure you're movie lovers? :P
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Post by: DarkeningHumour on May 06, 2016, 03:11:45 AM
Movies

Ultimately, I can replace that with other media. It would actually be a great way to increase my reading rythm, as evidenced by every vacation ever. Phones and the internet are irreplaceable and sort of totally necessary.