Walt Mankowski on 12 Feb 2009 13:01:51 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] OT (but not really): Tough Interview questions

On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 03:54:47PM -0500, JP Vossen wrote:
>  > Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 14:52:22 -0500
>  > From: jeff <jeffv@op.net>
>  >
>  > "Ok, here is our last question.  I want you to take your time and
>  > think about this very carefully before you answer.  This is a very
>  > important question.   What is your desert island record?"
> Do you have any ideas how I many times I read that last sentence trying 
> to parse it?  And failing?  Record?  Record for what?  Staying on a 
> desert island?  Staying off of one?  Swimming to it?  Something 
> Finally I gave up and kept reading, and the "Monkees Greatest Hits" 
> answered the question.  Oh, "record," as in, vinyl platter...  Good god, 
> you couldn't have said "album" and saved 15 minutes of my life?!?

I've generally heard them referred to as "Desert Island Discs"[1],
which is perhaps a bit harder to misparse. :)

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Island_Discs

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