Most recently, Klosterman released HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations, which is a box of flash cards designed to stimulate. It took me forever to purchase his card game: HYPERTheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations because I didn’t want to put. HYPERtheticals has ratings and 17 reviews. Peter said: This is the best board/card game on the planet, are tough hypothetical ques.. .

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Comment replies consisting solely of images will be removed. Mod posts Serious posts Megathread Breaking news Unfilter. Chuck Klosterman’s 23 questions Chuck Klosterman’s 23 questions self. I am interested to see bypertheticals Redditors’ responses to these. I got rid of the less interesting ones. Let us assume you met a rudimentary magician. Let us assume he can do five simple tricks–he can pull a rabbit out of his hat, he can make a coin disappear, he can turn the ace of spades into the Joker card, and two conversatipns in a similar vein.

These are his only tricks and he can’t learn anymore; he can only do these five. It’s not an illusion; he can actually conjure the bunny out of the ether and he can move the coin through space.

He’s legitimately magical, but extremely limited in scope and influence. Would this person conversatioons more impressive than Albert Einstein? Let us assume a fully grown, completely healthy Clydesdale horse quetsions his hooves shackled to the ground while his head is held in place with thick innsane. He is conscious and standing upright, but completely immobile.

And let us assume that–for some reason–every political prisoner on earth will be released from captivity if you can kick this horse to death in less than twenty minutes.

You are allowed to wear steel-toed boots. Would you attempt to do this? Let us assume there are two boxes on a table. In one box, there is a relatively normal turtle; in the other, Adolf Hitler’s skull. You have to select one of these items for your home.

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Display of the skull must be apolitical. Which option do you select? At long last, someone invents “the dream VCR. However, the inventor of the dream VCR will only allow you hyperthetcials use this device of you agree to a strange caveat: When you watch your dreams, you must do so with your family and your closest friends in the same room.


They get to watch your dreams along with you.

And if you don’t agree to this, you can’t use the dream VCR. Would you still do this? Defying all expectation, a group of Scottish marine biologists capture a live Loch Ness Monster. In an almost unbelievable coincidence, a bear hunter in the Pacific Northwest shoots a Sasquatch in the thigh, thereby allowing zoologists to take the furry monster into captivity.

These events happen on the same afternoon.

That evening, the president announces he may have thyroid cancer and will undergo a biopsy later that week. You are the front page editor of The New York Times: What do you play as the biggest story? You meet the perfect person. Romantically, this person is ideal: You find them physically attractive, intellectually stimulating, consistently funny, and deeply compassionate.

However, they have one quirk: A novel titled Interior Mirror is released to mammoth commerical success despite middling reviews.


However, a curious social trend emerges: Though no one can prove a direct scientific link, it appears that almost 30 percent of the people who read this book immediately become homosexual. Many of these newfound homosexuals credit the book for helping them isnane this conclusion questipns their orientation, despite the fact that Interior Mirror is ostensibly a crime novel with no homoerotic content and was written by a straight man.

Would this phenomenon increase or decrease the likliehood of you reading this book? You meet a wizard in downtown Chicago. The wizard tells you he can make conversatjons more attractive if you pay him money.

When you ask how this process works, the wizard points to a random person on the street. You look at this random stranger. The wizard says, “I will now make them a dollar more attractive. Ostensibly, this person does not change at all; as far as you can tell, nothing is different.

But–somehow–this person is suddenly a little more appealing. The tangible difference is invisible to the naked eye, but you can’t deny that this person is vaguely sexier.

This wizard has a weird rule, though–you can only pay him once. You can’t keep giving him money until you’re satisfied. You can only pay him one lump sum up front. How much cash do you give the wizard? Every person you have ever slept with is invited to a banquet where you are the guest of honor. No one will be in attendance except you, the collection of your former lovers, and the catering service.

After the meal, you are asked to give a fifteen-minute speech to the assembly. What do you talk about? You have a brain tumor. Though there is no discomfort at the moment, this tumor would unquestionably kill you in six months.

However, your life can and will be saved by an operation; the only downside is that there will be a brutal incision to your frontal lobe. After the surgery, you will be significantly less intelligent. You will still be a fully functioning adult, but you will be less logical, you will have a terrible memory, and you will have little ability conversationss understand complex concepts or difficult ideas.


The surgery is in two weeks. How do you spend the next fourteen days?

After an hour, a third individual walks into the tavern and sits by himself, and you ask your acquaintance who the new man is. You knsane your acquaintance who this new individual is. You have won a prize. The prize has two options, and you can choose either but not both.

The second option is ten minutes on the moon. Your best friend is taking a nap on the floor of your living room. Suddenly, you are faced with a bizarre existential problem: This friend is going to die unless you kick them as hard as you can in the rib cage.

However, you can never explain this to your friend; if you later inform them that you did this insxne save their life, they will also die from that. Since you cannot tell your friend the truth, what excuse will you fabricate to explain this seemingly inexplicable attack? For whatever hyprrtheticals reason, two unauthorized movies are made about your life. The first is an independently released documentary, primarily comprised of interviews with people who know you and bootleg footage from your actual life.

Critics are split on the artistic hypertheticcals of this fictionalized account, but audiences love it. Which film would you be most interested in seeing? Imagine you could go back to the age of five and relive the rest of your life, knowing everything that you know now.

Would you lose queations virginity earlier or later than you did the first time around and by how many years? You work in an office.

Generally, you are popular with your coworkers. However, you discover that there are currently two rumors circulating the office gossip mill, and both involve you. The first rumor is that you got drunk at the office holiday party and had sex with one of your married coworkers. The second rumor is that you have been stealing hundreds of dollars of office supplies and then selling them to cover a hy;ertheticals debt.

Imsane rumor is completely false, but virtually everyone assumes it is factual. Which of these two rumors is most troubling to you? I was once on a camping trip where my friends claimed i was masturbating in my sleep, if only one of them had the sense to kick me in the ribs.