||[May. 7th, 2008|02:04 pm]
The Question Club
An ultra-conservative president gets elected, and wants to clean up the country and 'return it back to God'. The first thing he wants to clean up are the movies. Through a series of strong incentives, he gets Congress to back him up and certain laws are passed where it's now illegal for films to be made or owned that contain sex or violence. You can serve 6 months in prison for every 'taboo' video found in your possession. Needless to say, they'll never broadcast these movies on tv ever again. Also, at this time, all software and hardware that allows copying from disc to disc is taken off the shelves, so if you don't own them now, you can't buy them. Then, the president offers a buy-back program. For every 'taboo' dvd you turn in, you'll get $100. Would you turn in your dvds for money?
Yes. I turn them in. I can earn some decent cash and it's getting too risky to own these films
Yes. Only after I copy my dvds with the equipment I have now. I'll hide the copies well
No. Fuck that. I'm not giving up my movies
N/A. I don't own any dvds
The president's next act to 'cleansing' involves controlling sex. In his mind, sex should only occur when the couple is trying to conceive. All other sexual encounters are wrong. In exchange for a big raise, he gets Congress to support an act that makes birth control illegal to sell. Stores around the country stop carrying condoms, and birth control pills are no longer provided through pharmacies. Black market birth control exists, at 10x the price you pay now. What do you do?
Become abstinent and go through an orgasm-free era
Purchase the black market birth control at the steep price
I can't afford the birth control. I practice the pull-out effort and cross my fingers
I make DIY condoms out of Gladd bags and rubber bands
I shall call these my masturbation years.
And lastly, the president offers tax-break/refund incentives if you attend church once a week. All churches will have scanning machines, where your ID is flashed. A security person checks each ID, to make sure it matches the owner. Anyone who attends church weekly for an entire year will either pay 50% less taxes (if you typically end up paying taxes), or they'll see their refund double (if they typically end up receiving a refund). Would you go to church 52 times a year for monetary incentive?
Yes. Sign me up
Yes. I already go to church every week or so. This hardly changes my lifestyle
No. I shall not