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View Poll Results: National crisis! Who do you give your kids to?!
An Apple employee
4
8.89%
An Aussie
3
6.67%
A Nascar driver
2
4.44%
A politician
0
0%
A carnival worker
5
11.11%
Madonna
17
37.78%
An Amish tailor
5
11.11%
Someone who does voiceovers for a children's cartoon
2
4.44%
A Ron Paul supporter
2
4.44%
A DVD Talk member
5
11.11%
One of twikoff's relatives
0
0%
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Who would you leave your kids with?

Old 01-25-10, 10:35 AM
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Who would you leave your kids with?

Pretend for a moment that you have 2 kids and you actually care about them. Due to a national emergency, you are required to come up with a baby sitter in 30 seconds based only on one bit of information in their profile. In other words, you are basically coming up with a random person within the group without any other knowledge. Nobody you have met personally can do it. The kids will have to be cared for an entire week. The fate of your children and the country hang in the balance. Who do you give your kids to?! (and why)
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

This was actually quite easy. I voted Madonna since of all those listed she's the only one I know for sure is a parent and has experience with kids.
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This was actually quite easy. I voted Madonna since of all those listed she's the only one I know for sure is a parent and has experience with kids.
So was Andrea Yates.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

To my knowledge, Madonna has murdered very few of her children (perhaps none).
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
To my knowledge, Madonna has murdered very few of her children (perhaps none).
Right, (and if she had it would be ok because she is a rich celebrity) but from your statement Andrea Yates was also a parent with experience with kids.

I picked the Amish, I'm guessing they would be strict and if nothing else teach the kids German.

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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

Madonna, for the same reasons as dork.
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Madonna, for the same reasons as dork.
I guess that confirms it: dork and Groucho are the same person.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

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Pretend for a moment that you have 2 kids
I have three, so no pretending necessary

and you actually care about them.
Oh. Commencing pretending.

Due to a national emergency, you are required to come up with a baby sitter in 30 seconds based only on one bit of information in their profile. In other words, you are basically coming up with a random person within the group without any other knowledge. Nobody you have met personally can do it. The kids will have to be cared for an entire week. The fate of your children and the country hang in the balance. Who do you give your kids to?! (and why)
My first choice would have been Groucho, but he's not one of the options.

Of that list it would have to be Madonna because, as Groucho (a/k/a dork - I knew it!) said, she's an experienced mother. Plus, she's in the limelight, so if anything went wrong the world would hear about it. Plus she's rich and I could sue her.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

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I picked the Amish, I'm guessing they would be strict and if nothing else teach the kids German.
I picked the Amish because I'd like my kids to learn how to churn butter. Also tailoring is a good trade.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

I voted for the carnival worker, because they could most be expected to have survival skills in a chaotic social situation.

But, I would insist that they promise not to give the kids any drugs until I got back.


I wouldn't want my kids anywhere NEAR an Amish Tailor, someone who does voiceovers for a children's cartoon, a Ron Paul supporter or, especially, a Nascar driver!





You left Pro Wrestler off the list.
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Originally Posted by Nifty03 View Post
I picked the Amish, I'm guessing they would be strict and if nothing else teach the kids German.
Pennsylvania Dutch.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

I picked Madonna too:  she probably has rockin' English nanny to take care of the kids.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

Madonna also, she has children and appears to be a good mother and she is also the only person singled out. Some Amish tailor could tell me his name, but it would be hard to track down an unknown Jebediah. I know who Madonna is and could probably track her down for retrieval of my offspring.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

I'd probably just drown them.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

I voted Amish due to the likely hood of him having a garden in a remote location, but the Madonna supporters are very convincing.
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So was Andrea Yates.


Madonna lives in one of the snobbiest and most exclusive coop buildings in NYC. The stage personna is all an act.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

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The stage personna is all an act.
No kidding!?

Do you have a twitter account, per chance?
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I'd probably just drown them.


I'm very offended that the poll doesn't include you, me, or Numanoid. D:
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

I'd go Madonna followed up by Amish. I know Madonna has parenting skills and I'm sure the Amish do too.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

No Priests on the list???



Oh yeah.. i'd totally leave my kids with a carney!
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

Someone who does voiceovers for a children's cartoon.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

A DVD Talk member. Specifically, an Otter.

In a week, he'd learn a love for DVD's. In addition, I'm sure he'd pick up enough tips to be a successful dater, make millions in the stock market, learn how to buy a home with just cash, own multiple yachts, and learn the secrets to obtaining an enormous penis.

Or maybe he wouldn't

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I voted for the carnival worker, because they could most be expected to have survival skills in a chaotic social situation.

But, I would insist that they promise not to give the kids any drugs until I got back.


I wouldn't want my kids anywhere NEAR an Amish Tailor, someone who does voiceovers for a children's cartoon, a Ron Paul supporter or, especially, a Nascar driver!





You left Pro Wrestler off the list.
That's where you're wrong. A Carnie could survive by eating garbage and stealing I suppose, but a Ron Paul supporter most likely has a bunker stocked with food, ammo, meds, etc...
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Del Monte employee.
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Re: Who would you leave your kids with?

Well, my son is 14 so Madonna is out because she might try to date him. I am leaning toward someone who can teach them a skill like the Carnie or the Amish tailor...

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