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If you had to choose, when you burn the Mona Lisa or a live dog?

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Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#1  Postby devogue » Sep 25, 2018 11:28 am

A huge fire is burning outside the Louvre; the world’s media is watching you, along with an enormous crowd who are in tumultuous disagreement with each other.

You have a choice to make:

You can either throw the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo, on the fire, or you can save it by instead throwing a live animal, a sick stray dog with less than a year of natural life left, in to the flames instead (the dog is fully aware and has its senses about it).

Do you save one of humanities greatest cultural treasures, revered and loved for centuries, or do you save the poor pooch from the agonies of the fire?

(I would save the dog and burn the picture; what about you?)
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#2  Postby Fenrir » Sep 25, 2018 11:32 am

I'd piss on the fire.
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#3  Postby Animavore » Sep 25, 2018 11:33 am

There definitely isn't a red capped American tourist available in this scenario?

Ok. The painting. Can't throw a creature that suffers into a fire.
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#4  Postby Thommo » Sep 25, 2018 11:33 am

Save the dog.
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#5  Postby Sendraks » Sep 25, 2018 11:42 am

Dog.
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#6  Postby Evolving » Sep 25, 2018 11:51 am

Why do you want to know?
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#7  Postby Hermit » Sep 25, 2018 11:56 am

1.) Why do I have to throw the world’s most famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo de whatshisname on the fire?

2.) How would throwing a live animal, a fully aware, sick, stray dog with its senses about it and less than a year of natural life left, in to the flames save the painting?

3.) Why is there no option to throw both on the fire?

4.) Can we have the option of either throwing the painting or, assuming we can throw 145 kilograms of lard, you on the fire?
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#8  Postby Fenrir » Sep 25, 2018 12:06 pm

Anyway, if there's a bonfire outside the Louvre and priceless treasures are lying around in the streets then there's probably zombies.

All bets are off with zombies.
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#9  Postby felltoearth » Sep 25, 2018 12:10 pm

Dog.

ETA Sorry it’s a negative question. Burn the Mona Lisa, save the dog.
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#10  Postby zulumoose » Sep 25, 2018 12:14 pm

Throw one of them on the fire?

A better scenario would be that you have broken an arm and have time to get out carrying one thing only, an injured dog or a painting.

Hand me that dog.
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Edit - make that intelligent life, I doubt anyone would stop on the way out to save a rat, insect, or many other forms of life that we consider less significant than an animal we socially bond with.
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#11  Postby cyghost » Sep 25, 2018 1:17 pm

what if it was a chicken instead of a dog?
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#12  Postby The_Piper » Sep 25, 2018 1:18 pm

Hmm, how can I tie this in with woodchucks...
I'd burn the painting, because The Ghost of Mr. Woodchuckles sees all, and has a trade deal worked out with The Mysterious God of Dogs, where each other's followers will support each other in the Earthly realm. Many dogs aren't really holding up their end of the deal, as they continue to chase after woodchucks and other squirrels, but those individuals will be damned to an eternity of watching the mailman climb up and down their steps while they're locked inside and unable to jump on him or her.
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#13  Postby laklak » Sep 25, 2018 1:18 pm

Definitely save the dog. Then adopt the dog, take it to the vet, and let it live out it's life in comfort, getting walkies every day and playing chase the ball.
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#14  Postby newolder » Sep 25, 2018 1:49 pm

Would I burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#15  Postby Hermit » Sep 25, 2018 2:17 pm

Move this thread to "The Arts & Entertainment"? It'll fit like a glove on hand. The Mona Lisa is a piece of art and Devogue started this thread for his own entertainment.
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#16  Postby Scot Dutchy » Sep 25, 2018 5:51 pm

A stupid scenario.
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#17  Postby devogue » Sep 25, 2018 6:53 pm

zulumoose wrote:Throw one of them on the fire?

A better scenario would be that you have broken an arm and have time to get out carrying one thing only, an injured dog or a painting.

Hand me that dog.
In the grand scheme of things it makes no sense in terms of relative value to the future, but those of us who are not psycopaths are hard-wired to value life above nearly everything else.

Edit - make that intelligent life, I doubt anyone would stop on the way out to save a rat, insect, or many other forms of life that we consider less significant than an animal we socially bond with.


Your last sentence is interesting - okay, so switch the scenario to a choice between the Mona Lisa and a perfectly healthy rat...
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#18  Postby Thommo » Sep 25, 2018 6:54 pm

Harder to catch a rat than a dog. Is the rat injured? Because healthy rats are notoriously good at leaving sinking ships.

Just going to add this, about the value of rats:
https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... -landmines

PPS: Seriously, please watch this video, or another about landmine sniffing rats. Rats are quite adorable, and they save lives.
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#19  Postby Fallible » Sep 25, 2018 6:55 pm

Who the hell would kill an animal for a picture?
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Re: Would you burn the Mona Lisa or a dog?

#20  Postby devogue » Sep 25, 2018 7:01 pm

Hermit wrote:4.) Can we have the option of either throwing the painting or, assuming we can throw 145 kilograms of lard, you on the fire?


Thanks for that.

Hermit wrote:Move this thread to "The Arts & Entertainment"? It'll fit like a glove on hand. The Mona Lisa is a piece of art and Devogue started this thread for his own entertainment.


I started it to see if there is any circumstance in which a lifeless object would have more value than a living creature. Perhaps my scenario is crude and ill thought out, but I hope that others will adjust it to something more thoughtful.
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