8 January 2017
Sunday Stealing: The Shipwreck Questions
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing,
which originated on
WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser.....
Not that any of
this matters to you, but WTF, you can skip ahead. In fact I imagine
most of you did. Prove me wrong and add a comment by just saying “I read the
stupid stuff." The long winded point is this: I got this meme site, now
defunct shockingly, because all they did were memes “If you were stranded on
an island…” and it was called
The Ships Meme. Even I
couldn’t make this shit up. They didn’t last long so we just stole some
random questions and gave them a name. Our original title was “The Gilligan
Island Questions” but then we figured that those of you were too young or
would think it was about the show. So sorry, we won’t ask the Ginger or
Maryanne question. So, for the first time this year of 2017 (get this - it
is our 50th Anniversary Year of WTIT), I will raise my glass of Smirnoff and
You are shipwrecked with friends (your group can include real life or
virtual life or both) think about it and pick some friends to truly enjoy
your cruise + and tell us why you assembled the group by just telling us...
Looking over these questions, I realize that to assemble a
group, I'm going to have to have a very eclectic group of people with me!
(I have to admit this was not my favorite set of questions).
First of all HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!
Who would throw the wildest parties, and why did you pick them?
Definitely Ned. Ned is a great party giver and I picked him because
he's my son and you always want your children around you if you're going to
be on a deserted island!
Who would always fall asleep on the couch, and why did you pick them?
Everybody knows the answer to this -- Walt, the champion sleeper! I
picked him because you don't want to be on a deserted island without your
spouse. (And BTW, how do we happen to have a couch on a deserted
Who would enter to be in a talent show, and why did you
Jeri, because she has so many talents. And, like Ned, you want to have
your children around you if you're on a deserted island.
Who would try to get out of doing their chores and why did you pick them?
Well, that would be me and I don't know why I'm there.
Who would accidentally set the kitchen on fire whilst cooking and why did
you stupidly pick them?
That would be my mother. I chose her because I don't want to go off
and leave her while I'm on a deserted island.
Who would try to domesticate an island pet and why did you pick them?
I have to bring
Ashley to this island. She has been our pet sitter for years and
has worked with animals through the SPCA for years. I'll even let her
bring baby Gabe and her dogs with her (and yeah, her husband too).
Who would make the other carry their bags on a shopping spree and why did
you pick them?
If this is a deserted island, where are we going to go on a
Who would throw the first person off the boat and why did you pick them?
My cousin Clancy (fortunately) now deceased. He once threw EVERYONE at
a family reunion into the pool, including my then-80-something aunt.
Who would be the best caregiver when someone got sick & why did you pick
This is a difficult question to answer, but I kept thinking of my
sister-in-law, Alice, and the care she took of her mother in her last days.
I would like someone to fight as hard for me as she did for her mother.
Who would try to force the another to play sports with them & why did you
Tom would be the sports guy (another kid I have to have with me on the
island). He and Joe, my brother-in-law can be in charge of getting teams
organized. Tom would do it in a way that you wanted to join in, even
if you thought you didn't.
Who would have the best holiday ideas for your space on the island and
why did you pick them?
I think I'll give that job to my daughter-in-law, Laurel, who has all sorts
of help from my granddaughters.
Who would need to clean out someone other's stuff to make room for their
own & why did you pick them?
This is a weird question. I'll chose my daughter-in-law Marta, who is
great at cleaning out. Not sure if it would be to put her stuff in.
How much stuff do we have, anyway, if we are shipwrecked?
Who worries about how they will look when they’re older & why did you
Back to my mother again. At 97 she still worries if she thinks she
Flashes everyone when they walk by after taking a shower alone & why did
you pick them?
I don't know any exhibitionists like this. Maybe my friend Merrell,
also now deceased. I'd pick her because it would be nice to see her
again, in the buff or not.
Who wakes you to asks weird questions in the middle of the night & why
did you pick them?
Nothing wakes me up in the middle of the night except my bladder and it
doesn't ask questions.
Who will constantly ask you “what are you thinking about?” & why did you
Char, who wouldn't really ask this question constantly, but I
wouldn't want to throw a party, especially on a deserted island, without
Which of your friends on this island might be too touchy-feely while you
interact, why did you pick them?
If they are too touchy-feely, why would I want them on this island anyway?