Thursday, May 29, 2008

Which hurts more: a phaser on stun or...

Click here to read a blog post about the Barguments book. The author doesn't really follow the rules when he cites an ongoing bargument with his friend about whether childhood scars get bigger as you age. There must be a right answer to that, making it an argument, even if you have it at a bar.

But others certainly qualify, especially the one about whether the Enterprise would beat a spaceship from Battlestar Gallactica.... I'm going to resist mentioning Romulan Ale here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Horrible choice

Another weekend, another great bargument from Commodore Buller:

If you had to choose one drink to have for the rest of your life, which would it be?

This was a tough one. I picked Miller Lite, figuring beer is probably the most versatile drink out there. Besides, what else are you going to have out on the boat?

Marc picked rum and Coke, but keep in mind he and his wife named their boat: Otro Cuba Libre.

Carrie, pictured here, picked champagne. Then she burped and passed gas. True.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Marc Buller, commodore at my favorite bar, offered this bargument the other day. It prompted quite a bargument at the time...

You've been signed to a Major League Baseball team. Which position do you want to play?

This quickly prompted the question: are you somehow an expert ballplayer, or are you stuck with your current abilities? The consensus seemed to be you're magically given the skills along with your MLB contract.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Ripped off by today's headlines

A new Harvard poll -- yes, Harvard-- seeks to find the definitive answer to an actual bargument from the book:

Who's funnier: Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert?

You could read the results at the Harvard site, but there's lots of OTHER questions you'll have to sort through that's also in the poll (who likes Obama, who's white, who thinks what about immigration, blah blah blah).

Better just to click over to The Fix, a political blog at The Washington Post that does a great job covering the presidential race and really deserves a signed copy of the book.
(Oh, and the Harvard poll doesn't actually ask who is funnier. The polls asks young people their preference. That will NOT protect Harvard from a lawsuit from one bitter and under-selling author.)