You Don't Say
In this game,
the leader thinks of the name of a person and gives the players clues as
to the sounds of the syllables in that persons name.
An example of how it is played:
Leader thinks of Pius X as the name he wants the players to guess:
|Not a cake,
but a ___
|Yes! Pie. Now,
not them but ___.
Smokey Bears middle name.
ninth comes ___
are all the clues you get!
The players then put all the syllables pie, us,
the, tenth -- together to come up with Pius
Now the above is a very simplified round, with all the syllables exact
sound-alikes and all in proper order - which is OK when playing with
small children. But to mix things up a bit when playing with adults, change
the position of the syllables when you give clues, get more creative with
the sounds of the syllables (eg. gorge for George,
or ouch for the third syllable in Liberaces name), etc.
(When playing in person as opposed to in a chatroom, the leader can use gestures
to indicate chop off a sound, sounds like, stretch
out sound, etc. After the syllable clues are given, the leader can
give no more clues except by gesture to indicate placement of syllable, to
indicate someone is close to the answer, etc).
When playing in a chatroom, the clue-giver should type the write answer in
capital letters after it is guessed. This way all the clues can be easily
spotted when scrolling. When all the clues are guessed, it is good if the
clue giver lists them all together again, in capital letters, in the order
they were given:
Another example, this time with trickier clues and syllables out of order
as it should be played. The Leader thinks of Sigmund Freud:
Indians would bury their dead in a burial ____
|Now, if you
deceive someone in order to get money from them, you commit a ___
you can set up little sign-off lines that are automatically put in your mail.
These are called ___ lines.
are all the clues. MOUND, FRAUD, SIG
Whos Fred Moundsig?!
Theres no proper order in answering; the players type their answers
as they think of them. The first person to come up with the name the leader
is thinking of is the new leader and has the option to give clues now. Otherwise,
he can pass his turn on to another player.
This is the standard
old game of "Telephone" in which a message is "whispered" to one person who
whispers it to the next person, and so on down the line, the point being
to contrast how ridiculous the message turns out once it's reached the last
person in line. In the chat room version, the "whispering" is done through
the chat room's "Send Message" function, which acts as a private message.
There has to be a good number of people in the room for the game to be worth
||To the right
of the chat room panel you will see a list of user names. The message to
be passed on begins with one person who then right clicks on the user name
of the person listed just under him, selects "Send Message," types
the message out, and sends it.
reads the message ONCE and ONLY ONCE (the honor system works here), then
either closes or minimizes the window, and sends the message privately, as
he remembers it, to the person listed just under him in the user list.
||Once the message
is received back by the person who wrote it, he types out the original message
as originally sent, and then types out the message as received after it's
made the rounds. Hilarity ensues.
Make the messages
two or three sentences long and don't use foreign words or words with which
the average person wouldn't be familiar. The goal is to see how a simple,
basic "gossip" type meme is so easily mangled; the goal isn't to confound
for the sake of confounding.
Make the message interesting and "story-like," with adjectives, names, and
movement -- so and so -- that person who is X, Y, and Z -- did this, and
then this happened, etc.
This is important: the person who starts a particular game has to write down
the exact original message and keep it handy! If the original message
is lost, the game can't work.
To copy text in the chat room: select the text and use CTRL+C
To paste text in the chat room: use CTRL+V
The Leader chooses
two people in the room, at random. Each of those two people right clicks
on that leader's name, selects "Send Message," and sends a private message
to him consisting of the name of one movie star. The Leader announces the
names sent to him, and the players in the room have to find a way to "connect"
them together via roles they've played.
For ex., the Leader receives the names "Clark Gable" and "Bette Davis." Players
can connect them in any number of ways, one obvious way being that Clark
Cable starred in "The Misfits" with Marilyn Monroe; and Marilyn Monroe was
in "All About Eve" with Bette Davis (there may be a quicker way of connecting
the two, this is just an example).
Tips: Don't be a smart-aleck and choose people no one has heard of
or who's only been in obscure movies with people no one has heard of. Remember
the object isn't to stump the others, but to challenge a little and have
This can be played as a game, with players challenging each other, or more
conversationally, with players trying to figure out the connections
The person at the
top of the user list types a word, and the person just under him types the
first word that pops into his mind. GO IN ORDER or the whole thing turns
into a mess.
First and Last
The person at the
top of the user list types a word, and the person just under him types a
word that begins with the last letter of the word typed. This can be done
with States, countries, animals, or any given category, such as Song titles,
Movie titles, Catholicism. An example using song titles:
|It Had to Be
the Double Eagle
You Go Away
Rose of Texas
Articles (a, an,
the) don't count toward titles. Play ends when someone is stumped.
Silent Es are dropped such that the player who gives "Under the Double Eagle"
as an answer is followed by one who has to think of a song that begins with
the letter "L". If agreed-upon, the same can be done with Ks, Qs, Xs, Ys,
and Zs at the end of words.
The leader thinks
of an object. The object chosen must be a concret object made of matter,
not an abstract idea such as "Truth" or what not.
The person just under him in the user list asks the leader a question that
can be answered with "yes" or "no." The next person does the same until the
object in question is guessed. Whoever thinks he knows the answer can shout
it out at any time, but if he is wrong, he is out of the game.
When the object is guessed, the next player in the user list becomes leader.
The leader thinks
of an individual with whom the average person in the room would or should
be familiar. This person can be alive now, from history, a fictional character,
a cartoon character, etc. The person just under him in the user list asks
the leader a question about the character he's chosen, and the question must
be able to be answered with a "yes" or a "no." The next person does the same
until the character chosen in guessed. Whoever thinks he knows the answer
can shout it out at any time, but if he is wrong, he is out of the game.
When the character is guessed, the next player in the user list becomes
Who Am I? (Version 2)
In this version,
the leader thinks of an individual with whom the average person in the room
would or should be familiar. This person can be alive now, from history,
a fictional character, a cartoon character, etc. Instead of answering questions
about the character chosen, the leader just "becomes" him by "talking" like
him, expressing ideas as he would, responding to the conversation as he would,
Players should act like guests at a party, and treat the leader as someone
they should know -- but can't remember. The leader should avoid mentioning
dead-giveaway autobiographical details (for ex., if he's chosen to be George
Washington, he shouldn't refer to his "wife, Martha"), but should keep things
in the realm of ideas, expressions of taste, political or religious opinions,
||Print out or
write out this page full of 12-item category
lists some time before the game starts
and pen ready at game time
Leader chooses three category lists to use for a game.
When all players are ready, the leader loads the URL below to get a randomly
chosen letter (letters (H, I, J, K, O, Q, U, V, Y, and Z are omitted as options):
Then the leader
types "Go!" in the chat room and quickly starts the 3-minute timer found
at that same URL above (when time has run out, a comment box will pop up;
no need to watch for anything).
Players look at the first list of 12 categories and have 3 minutes to write
their answers on their pieces of paper -- all beginning with the random letter
chosen, one word for each category on the first list.
When time is up, the leader types *time in the chat room, which makes a mewing
sound. Players type their answers in the chat room, in ALL CAPS, in user
list order. When all have been read, answers are tallied and players move
on to the next round. Game ends after three lists are used up.
Leader randomly selects the letter H and starts the timer. Players look at
the first list, which is:
1. Fruits and
3. Things you'd find in a church
4. Things that are cold
5. Things you wear
7. People who wear uniforms
8. Things one plugs in
9. Book titles
10. Saint symbols
12. Terms of endearment
A player might
write these as answers on his piece of paper (not in the chat room):
3. high altar
4. Haagen Dazs ice cream
7. hat check girls
9. How to Win Friends and Influence People
10. hive (St. Ambrose)
All answers begin
with the letter H. When the three minutes are up, the leader indicates so
by typing *time in the chat room, alerting players that the time is up. All
players stop writing, even if they have not found an answer for each category.
Then, going down the user list, each reveals his answers in the chat room,
typing them in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS so they will stand out from any conversation.
If any two players have the same answers, each crosses those answers off.
At the end of each of the three rounds, players add up the number of answers
they got and remember them so they can be totalled at the end of three
An answer can be challenged as not appropriate to the category, not in good
form, etc. In such a case, all players vote whether to allow the answer to
stand or not.
If a player lists an answer that is alliterative, he has (at least) a "twofer"
and scores as many points as he has alliterative letters. E.g., if the letter
is "W," the category is "Fictional characters," and the player answers "Wee
Willie Winkie" -- all beginning with "W" -- he scores three points (the rare
and wonderful "threefer"!).
With regard to names, a player can use either the first or last name of a
person for his answer. E.g., if the letter were "W," a player could answer
"William Jefferson Clinton" -- just as he could use that same name for the
A word can't be repeated in the same list by a single player. E.g., if, in
a single list, there are categories "Women's names" and "Flowers," a player
can't use the word "Daisy" for each category.
Rules and tips:
No Googling or using dictionaries during this game! It's just you and your
pen and paper 'til the timer's up. Honor system at work! And if you get stuck,
move on and come back to the category you're stuck on; those three minutes
go by quickly!
The leader selects
a word of moderate length, and types it scrambled, with the letters out of
order. Players have to guess the word, typing it whenever they think they
have the solution.
When the word is
guessed, the next player in the user list becomes leader.
In this game, the
group collectively write a short story, optionally in the style of a famous
writer (Shakespeare, Spillane, Hemingway, etc). The leader starts by writing
a few sentences, and the user just under him adds a few sentences, and so
on. Or it could be played free-style, without mimicking any particular writer's
way of doing things.
In this game, the
group collectively write a poem. The leader can choose a style (limerick,
haiku, etc.) or let it develop as it may. He begins by writing the first
line, the player underneath him writes the second, and so on.
In this game, the
group collectively write lyrics to replace those of a song all are familiar
with. The leader chooses a song and then types out an alternate first line.
The player listed underneath him in the user list writes the second line,
and so on. Players should stick with the true outline of the song (verse,
verse, chorus, etc.).
In this general
challenge, the leader gives a word, such as "dog." Players randomly try to
think of as many songs with that word in the title (e.g., "How much is that
Doggy in the Window?" would be an answer for that category).
Option 1: Make a real game of it and go by the user list and whoever first
can't think of a title is out.
Option 2: Allow players to use songs that have the word in their lyrics rather
than just in their titles, playing either randomly or by user list.
Option 3: Instead
of going by words, you can play "First and Last (see above) and go by last
letters in song titles. E.g., "How Much is that Doggy in the Window?" would
force the next player to come up with a song title that begins with "W."
The leader types
the line of a song, and the first person to type the next line wins a point.
Play lasts until a pre-determined number of points has been reached (with
each person in the room having been leader an equal number of times), or
one can just play round by round.
Option: Whoever names the song's title and the name of the artist also wins
The leader types
a quote from a movie, and the first person to type the name of the movie
wins. Play lasts until a pre-determined number of points has been reached
(with each player in the room having been leader an equal number of times)
or one can just play round by round.
names the name of the character who spoke the line, the name of the actor/actress
portraying him or her, the name of the director of the movie, each gets a
This isn't a game,
really, but is something that got started in the chat room to lively up the
place a bit if things go dull. If someone, out of the blue, types two user
names in caps, and then types the word "fire!", the two users whose names
were typed have to "shoot" each other to determine who's the "quicker draw."
Whoever shoots first, wins. One "shoots" by typing the word "gun" with an
asterisk before it: *gun
It would look like
this in chat:
|Quiet in here
tonight. Where is everyone?
|JILL and JACK:
Jack would win.
(Don't overdo this "game"; it could get old quick).
to play a game but can't think of anything to talk about? Try these questions.
To paste into chat room, copy a single question from here, click inside the
area one types into in the chat room, hold down your CTRL key and press V
(CTRL+V) at the same time:
If you were to
be granted one selfish, material wish, what would it be? ("world peace,"
"end to violence," "for all to recognize Christ as King," and other global,
non-material answers don't count; the answer must be something you can personally
possess. "Money" doesn't count, either, nor does anything of a certain value
that you'd sell; what you wish for you must keep.)
If you could spend a whole evening alone with anyone in the world who is
currently alive and whom you don't already know, whom would you select?
If you could spend a whole evening alone with anyone in History who/Who is
not in the Bible, whom would you choose and why?
If you could spend a whole evening alone with anyone in the Bible other than
Jesus and Mary, whom would you choose and why?
If you could spend a whole evening alone with any one fictional character
(literature or film), whom would you choose and why?
If you could physically transport yourself to any place in the world at this
moment and stay there for one week, where would you go and why? Whom, if
anyone, would you take with you?
If you could have lived through any war in History, without actually fighting
in it, which would it be?
If you could change one of your physical characteristics, what would you
If you could change one thing about your childhood, what would it be?
If you could have a vacation home anywhere in the world, where would it be
and what would the house be like?
If you could suddenly possess an extraordinary talent in one of the arts,
what would you like it to be?
If you could be instantly fluent in one language that you don't already speak,
which would it be?
If you could own only one single object (not a TV, radio, stereo, or
communications device) that could fit into a breadbox - something you had
to keep and could never sell - what would it be? (for the sake of this
discussion, don't count religious items as most Catholics would choose a
Crucifix or Scripture etc.)
If you could have a starring role in any movie already made, which role and
which movie would it be?
If someone were to make a movie of your life, whom do you think would truly
play you best (actor/actress can be alive or dead)? Whom do you wish others
would choose to play you? What would the title of the film be?
If you could go back and relive one year of your life, knowing what you know
now and having the ability to change the past, which year would you return
to and why?
If you had to relive any one year of your life but were unable to change
anything about it, which year would you relive?
If you were to be painted or sculpted by any artist in History, whom would
you choose, what would the pose be like, what would you be wearing, what
objects would be shown with you, etc.?
If you were stranded forever on a desert island and could have only three
books to read, which would you choose?
If you were Pope, what three things would you change first, if you'd change
If you could personally witness one non-Biblical event in History, which
event would you choose?
If you could personally witness one Biblical event in History, which even
would you choose?
If your parents were famous people from any time in History, which people
would you want them to be? (the couple need not have been married in real
If you could own one painting or sculpture, but couldn't sell it, which painting
would you own?
If you could have chosen a first name, other than the one you have, which
name would you choose?
If you could play any musical instrument brilliantly, which would you choose?
What is your very earliest memory?
If you had $100 to buy a present (or presents) for the person to your immediate
right, what would you buy them?
If you could keep only one article of clothing that you currently own, and
the rest would be thrown out, what would you keep?
If you had to lose one of your five senses, which would you give up?
If you were to be recognized by posterity for any one thing, what would you
like to be known for?
If you had to move permanently to a different place, and all those you love
would come with you, where would you move?
What was the most terrifying moment of your life?
Can you impersonate anyone? If so, care to share a little?
If you could have one street named after you, where would it be and what
would be its exact name?
If you could have one meal from your past exactly as it was, which meal would
If you had to actually live a lifetime during one period of time in the past,
which time period would you choose?
If you could have a soundtrack to your life, name two songs for each decade
of your life such that one song in each decade characterizes the zeitgeist
(not a song you necessarily like), and the second song for each decade
characterizes you, your reactions, and your thoughts during that decade (the
songs you choose don't need to have been composed during the decades in
If you could be blessed with one God-given preternatural ability, which would
What are your top three pet peeves that involve things people do? What are
your top three pet peeves that aren't rooted in others' behavior?
Which Catholic Saint do you not admire the most (necessarily), but relate
to the most?
What would the person to your immediate right say is your best quality? What
do you think is your best quality?
If you had to have a dinner party for 6, what would you serve and how?
If you could invite to dinner 6 people from History, but who are not mentioned
in the Bible, whom would you invite?
If you could invite to dinner 6 people from the Bible, whom would you invite?
If you were invited to join one musical group, which group would you want
to join and what would you play?
Would you rather win a Nobel, Pulitzer, Oscar, or Grammy? Or is there another
prize you'd rather win than any of these?
If you had to sum up the meaning of life in one sentence, how would you do
If you could enact or eradicate three laws in your country, which would you
If you could magically wish yourself into a new profession and be successful
at it, what profession would you choose and why?
What one person that you know, but who is not your parent, has had the greatest
impact on the way you think about the world?
What person, living or dead, that you don't know personally, has had the
greatest positive impact on the way you think about the world? (for the sake
of this discussion, Jesus, the Apostles and Prophets, any Pope, or any Saint
can't be an answer) What person, living or dead, that you don't know personally,
had (at least at one time) the greatest negative impact on the way you think
about the world?
What is one of History's mysteries that fascinates you the most?
Do you have any nicknames? If not, do you wish you did? If so, what would
you wish people called you?
What is the most beautiful-sounding word in the English language (that is
beautiful-sounding, not beautiful in meaning necessarily)?
If you could un-invent one invention in the world so that it no longer existed,
which invention would you eradicate?
What movie have you seen more times than any other?
If you had to live life in one decade of the 20th century, which would you
choose and why?
If you had a thousand dollars that you had to spend selfishly in one store,
which store would you choose and what would you buy?
Which male movie stars and female movie stars are the most physically handsome
and physically beautiful in your eyes? (this question isn't referring to
true spiritual beauty, but surface beauty)
What are the three things you value most in a friend?
If you could have a secret camera in any one room anyplace in the world,
which room would you pick and why? (the question assumes barring any possibility
of using such a camera for evil purposes, but only for curiosity's sake)
Have you ever been told you resemble someone famous? If so, who?
If you could ask God one single question and get a clear, unequivocal answer
in a personal revelation, what would it be?
If you had to name the single most regrettable thing in your country's History,
what would it be?
If you were an actor or actress and could star in a chaste romantic scene
in a play with any one actor or actress, whom would you choose?
Describe the perfect date (or romantic evening with your spouse if you are
If you could eliminate one hereditary characteristic from your family, what
would it be?
If you could be invisible for three hours, where would you go and what would
If you were of the opposite sex (and unmarried, if you are married), which
person of your present sex would you want to marry and why?
If you could change things to make life easier for those of your sex, what
would you change? What would you change to make life easier for those of
the opposite sex?
Do you think it is more difficult to be a man or a woman, or is being one
as difficult as being the other?
If you had to be married to some Historical personage, whom would you marry?
What 5 musicians would you put together as "the ultimate band"?
If the world of fashion were to change at the snap of your fingers, what
would people be wearing?
Is there something you regret not having said to someone? Is it too late
to tell them now (temporally speaking or for other reasons)?
What one charity or cause do you wish you had money to give to?
If you had to die in one of History's disasters, which one would you pick?
At least, which do you find most interesting?
If you could be King (or Queen) of a country, which country would you choose?
If you were a namedropper, which three names would you love to be able to
What is the one gadget you can't live without (not counting any used only
for your work)?
If you could give an award to someone, what award would you give and to whom?
If you could erase any one murder from History, which would you choose?
If you could be married anywhere in the world, where would the wedding take
place? Assume that your friends and family could attend no matter where you
choose. (if you're married, answer as if you were still planning your wedding)
If you could ensure one single personality trait in your children, which
would you choose?
If you were to select one manmade object that best represents your personality,
which would you choose and why?
Describe how you'd like your funeral and/or wake to be.
What are your worst temporal fears (i.e., fears aside from religious concerns
such as being damned, having unsaved loved ones, etc.)?
What TV show character is most like you? Which one do you wish you were more
If you had to be on a game show, which one would you choose?
If you were to make a personal coat of arms, what sorts of symbols and colors
would be on it?
What is the worst book you've ever read?
If practical concerns were not an issue (e.g. vet costs, daily care, enough
space, etc.), which animal would you like to have for a pet and what would
you name it?
Are there any songs you find "haunting"? What are they and what do you think
of when you hear them?
What, in your opinion, was the worst time period in History (the present
time doesn't count as "History")?
If you could own a town and be its mayor, what would you name it and what
would it be like?
What were some of your favorite childhood toys?
If you had to live out of a suitcase and, aside from food and clothes, only
out of a suitcase, what would be in that suitcase?
Whom would you cast to play the person to your immediate left if a movie
were made of his/her life?
If you could be editor of any magazine or newspaper in the world, which would
you choose and why?
What one movie title (of a movie that already exists) would best fit a movie
made about your life?
What is your favorite fairy tale?
If you could eat in only one restaurant for the rest of your life, and price
and transportation were no object, which restaurant would you choose?
If you could have one type of flower delivered to you once a week for the
rest of your life, which flower would you choose?
What are your two favorite holidays and why?
What is the funniest joke you ever heard?
If you were to have a friend or family member redecorate your house, whom
would you choose to do the deed?
If you had to rename each of the people you are with right now, what would
you name them?
What one single politician in your country do you most wish would never hold
If you could change two of your bad habits in the blink of an eye, which
would you change?
Which musical instrument best "sounds like" your character?
What two characteristics of the opposite sex would you change if you could?
If you are married or betrothed, how do you think your mate would answer?
What two characteristics of your sex (i.e., "males" or "females") would you
change if you could? If you are married or betrothed, how do you think your
mate would answer?
Which two of the Seven Deadly Sins are you most prone to? (pride, avarice,
lust, wrath, gluttony, envy, sloth)
Which Seven Gifts of the Holy Ghost do you believe have been fruitful in
you? (Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, Fear of
If you are married, what advice would you give to newly-wed couples just
starting their lives together? If you are not married, what, if anything,
scares you most about marriage?
What 5 adjectives first come to mind when you think of yourself?
If you could have a 1 hour conversation with one person in the world whom
you don't know personally, and that conversation would change his or her
mindset and convince him of something you believe, whom would you talk to
and what would want to convince him/her of and why?
What one, single lie has caused the most damage in the world?
Do songs get "stuck" in your head often? If so, are there any in particular
that seem to torment you?
If Heaven could be described in temporal terms and in terms of the senses,
what do you imagine it would look like, sound like, taste like, smell like,
and feel like?
What is your single most favorite specific Christmas memory? (i.e., "being
with family" won't count; it has to be more along the lines of "That one
What is the worst nightmare you've ever had?
What is the funniest dream you've ever had?
Do you have any recurring dreams or recurring dream themes?
If you could have a servant who performed two tasks only, what two things
would that servant do?
If you could choose the very last thing you will see before death, what would
What is the very worst meal you've ever eaten?
What is the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
What job would you most hate having to do for a living?
If you could solve one unsolved crime, which would you choose?
If you had exactly one year to live, what, if anything, would you do differently?
If you had one hour to live, how would you spend that hour?
If you could recover one physical thing you've lost in your lifetime, what
would you wish to find?
If you were given a ship, what would you name it?
You've lived an exemplary, heroic life by the grace of God, but die tonight
and, praise God, go straight to Heaven and get canonized. Fill in the blanks:
I'd want to be patron against (some dread thing) and (some dread thing),
and to be the patron of (noun) and (noun). I'd wish for my Feast Day to be
celebrated on (date), and to be depicted in art holding _______, and _______,
and ______; wearing ________; and in a setting that is _________. I'd want
for there to develop the custom of _______ and ______ on my Feast Day. The
first church I'd want to adopt me as a patron would be located in ______.
You're a guest on the Tonight Show. What song do you want the band to play
as you come onstage?
What advertising slogan best describes you? Which best describes another
person in the room?
If, aside from your family and very close friends, everyone of one sex were
to be eliminated from your life so that only males remained or only females
remained, which sex would you prefer to deal with and why?
If you could change the ending to any one movie, which movie's ending would
you change and how would it be different?
If you could change the view from your house, what would you see?
If you could go back in time and change the effects of the acts of one Historical
person, what would you change?
What are your top three favorite Christmas carols?
What are your top three favorite English hymns and top three favorite Latin
What frightened you as a child? If you are a child, what frightens you now?
Do you remember the very first dream you ever had? If so, how old were you
when you had it and what happened in it?
What is the one single thing you most wish you knew as a teenager, but were
totally clueless about then? (for the sake of this discussion, exclude religious
dogma when answering)
You've just won an Academy Award: what is your acceptance speech like? Whom
would you thank?
Assume you are single if you're not: which TV or movie character would you
marry if you had to marry a TV or movie character? (since too few are even
quietly Catholic, assume that all options are good, practicing Catholics)
If you could, for one week, visit the world, fictional or not, of some movie
or book, which movie or book would you like to "crawl into"?
Which ethnic group, other than your own, most interests you and why?
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? (If you
are a child, what do you want to be when you grow up?)
Have you had any apparently preternatural or supernatural experiences (barring
those common to all Christians, such as the infusion of the theological virtues,
grace received in the Sacraments, etc. You know what this question is asking:
any strange experiences that aren't easily explained by science)?
What are some things you'd like to learn to do? What's stopping you?
What are some of your favorite sounds? What are some of your least favorite
What are some of your favorite smells?
If you had to live perpetually in one Season (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter),
which would you choose? Which would be the last that you'd choose?
If you lived in Oz, would you be the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, or the Cowardly
If you had the opportunity to board a space ship and explore space for 1
year, would you go? What about 10 years?
What do you consider to be the stupidest fad that was popular in your lifetime?
Is there a fad you got into but later considered ridiculous?
If you could earn $10,000 by dressing, for one year, like a total 1960s flower
child - and you couldn't tell anyone why you were dressed that way - would
What is the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you (if the very
most embarrassing thing that's happened to you would be too indelicate to
relate in present company, choose another incident. This isn't "Truth or
Dare," after all, but conversation)
Who was the first person you had a crush on?
Have you ever mutilated a song's lyrics only to be later astounded that you've
been singing the wrong words for years? If so, how'd you mess up?
What do you daydream about more than anything?
If you could commission a great painter to make a painting for you personally,
what would you want him to paint? Is there a particular artist (dead or alive)
whom you'd choose?
While usually knowledge and wisdom come slowly, cumulatively, sometimes it
seems that there are sudden insights into things, moments when "the light
goes on" and we see things clearly that we hadn't seen before - "epiphanies"
of sorts. What moments have there been like that in your life? What triggered
them, if you know?
What is the scariest, supposedly true story you've ever heard?
If you had to step into someone's shoes and live as him or her for 1 day,
whom would you choose?
What physical and mental characteristics do you believe you've inherited
from your Mom? Which do you believe you've inherited from your Dad?
If you had a new baby boy (or new little brother, if you are a child), what
would you want to name him? What about a baby girl (or new little sister)?
When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? And what was so danged
If you had a religious vocation, which religious order would you want to
join? Why? What, if anything, do you imagine that sort of life would offer
that your present life doesn't?
What question would you put here for others to answer?