March 30, 2005

Smarter than a speeding bullet

That's me. Remember that book thing making the rounds? The one where the very first question is:

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to be?

Apparently I'm not the only one who didn't get it right away. Think about the story. Think about the people who hoard books. Remember that everyone in that group would memorize a single book?


Posted by: Ted at 12:49 PM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Well, you weren't the only one. Everyone was choosing Ivanhoe and very few were choosing The Old Man and the Sea.

Posted by: Brian J. at March 30, 2005 03:55 PM (V04ml)

2 Ugh! I had to read old man and the sea for school.. worst book ever.

Posted by: Mookie at March 30, 2005 05:41 PM (ZjSa7)

3 I loved F-451! Loved what it did for my interest in the solar system and interstellar travel.

BTW, if I was fatalistic, I would have chosen to perish by fire than be memorized in secret.

Posted by: michele at March 30, 2005 08:27 PM (ht2RK)

4 I thought the whole deal was to pick which book that you thought was least likely to be burned. So, I wanted to be Charles And His Purple Crayon.

Posted by: Tuning Spork at March 30, 2005 11:40 PM (GIVbO)

5 No, the point is to pick a book to memorize so that when it's burned it will be preserved....

Posted by: Susie at March 31, 2005 08:17 AM (6pkez)

6 All of y'all are wrong! The purpose was to interpret the question as you see fit. If the author of the meme *wanted* to know which book you'd memorize, s/he would've (or should've) asked, "If you had to memorize one book, which one would it be?" Likewise, if there was one book you wanted to get the idea.

Posted by: Victor at March 31, 2005 01:15 PM (L3qPK)

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