Friday, October 14, 2005

Question:

Would you rather go blind or deaf?

I see the stars
I hear the rolling thunder

14 comments:

dyk said...

I'm pretty sure we discussed this once. I think you had me convinced on 'blind.' Deafness might well be maddening.

joel said...

Deaf. My livelihood depends on being able to see.

Matthew B. Novak said...

What, you're afraid to pursue a new line of work? Chicken. In GOB fashion) Ca-ca-ca-ca-caaaw!

Eric Michael Peterson said...

ill take deaf in left ear blind in right eye.

Matthew B. Novak said...

Eric, you're disqualified. You stupid Tommie.

Matthew B. Novak said...

Nosepicker.

Matthew B. Novak said...

Laura says I shouldn't be so mean to you Eric. She thought you had a clever response. Wait, she's qualifying it now. Now, it's semi-clever. Hold on... "clever isn't the right word. It was... amusing." That's what she said. I'll stop writing before she knocks you down to "his comment was coherent".

Thinking Fool said...

Can't we lose our sense of taste instead? That'd make it far easier to introduce seafood into my diet. I'm going to go with deaf, but this is like choosing between serving under Stalin or Napoleon - either way, you're in trouble. What about you, Mr. Novak. Which way do you go?

Matthew B. Novak said...

I would much rather go blind than deaf. I love music too much, and I think the lack of sound would simply send me insane. Yes, it would be frustrating to be always in the dark, but losing sight is better than losing sound and mind.

Eric Michael Peterson said...

i guess if i must move past my coherent comment i would say deaf, i love being able to listen, but to some extent it would not be so bad becasue i could still talk, maybe not as well, but i would still retain the skill because i already know how to. but i think life would be just to hard if i could not see...

btnovak said...

deaf Id rather see my wife and you can always read!

Eric Michael Peterson said...
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Eric Michael Peterson said...

good call bryan, i would rather see cindy than hear her too... just kidding...

joel. said...

I actually know a designer who's been deaf since he was 2 or so. He can't properly hear music, but he said he can feel it. That raises a few thoughts that possibly hadn't occurred to you.

Going blind would require much more outside assistance from others. That said, I'd still be most frustrated by my inability to do my art.