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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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Hypertheticals 50 Questions for Insane Conversations by Chuck Klosterman

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Lists with This Book. Jun 03, Peter Derk rated it it was amazing. These are tough hypothetical questions, and as the author puts it, the point really isn’t the answer, but the thought process.

Seeing how someone thinks about this is really what the game is about, not their one-word answer. And in the interest of the thought process, I’m going to answer my favorite, not because the question is my favorite, but because I’m the ONLY person I’ve polled who answered the question the way I did: You have won a prize.

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The prize has two options, and you can choose either but not conversatipns. The second option is ten minutes on the moon.

Which option do you select?

Please consider the question and come up with your own reasoning. If you’re like most people I’ve asked, you said Europe. If you’re unlike most people I’ve asked and unlike me you said “The Moon.

A year is a lot longer than 10 minutes This is true. However, it doesn’t seem, to me, that the truth of the hyperthetcals between a year and ten minutes really speaks to the quality of those experiences.

Also, you’d presumably have to reassemble your life after being away for a year.

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Also, being on the Moon is definitely something that happens to you more than somewhere you go to do stuff. You are there as opposed to seeing what conversqtions is there. It’s a very different human experience, perhaps only having modern equivalents in Antarctica or at something like the Grand Canyon if you’re the sentimental type. Plus, there are bags of shit left by the Apollo 11 astronauts.

That stuff, as Indiana Jones would put it, belongs in a museum. A year off would be so nice and relaxing I’m not much of a relaxer. That’s not my thing, really. Sitting around doing very little just isn’t that interesting to me. I know myself well enough to know that I wouldn’t really relax, ever.

I would be like a kid during summer vacation, counting down the remaining days until I was swept back into a normal, hellish life that I hate. And I would also be constantly fretting about the way to squeeze as much as possible out of this trip. I’m confident that I can fully enjoy 10 minutes on the Moon to its full potential without checking my space watch even once. In Europe, I’d be constantly oscillating between trying to relax and feeling like I was squandering the time.


People have been to the Moon before. If people being there or not before was a primary argument, then Europe would lose that argument, hands-down. Also, lots of people have summited Everest. That doesn’t seem to stop lots of other people from doing it. Here are my reasons for answering that I would hit The Moon 1. At the end of 10 minutes, I would know whether the moon was life-altering.

Externally, I’m the same. I could start and finish this trip during a coffee break at work. It would take me less time to visit the moon than it would to rewatch the episode of The Simpsons where Homer becomes an astronaut. While it’s impossible to say whether the moon might be more life-altering than a year of Europe, ten minutes on the moon would make it very easy to know whether the moon is a life-changing experience or not.

I would have spent a very small amount of time there. I wouldn’t have aged much and in fact would have aged slower than I would have had I spent that 10 minutes on Earth, I believe. Whereas the European experience would be mixed. Was I changed because I’ve aged? Because I didn’t work for an entire year?

Because of the individuals I met or because of the larger cultural experiences? It’s a bad experiment in personal change as it would seem almost impossible not to change over the course of a year where my life was that different. It’s the classic problem when someone goes backpacking in Europe.

Did the trip change them, or do those folks simply have a more easily contained context in which they could make their personal changes, changes most of us go through at around the same age people would tend to backpack in Europe? In theory, if I really made it my life’s ambition, I’m confident that I could save that money and make the trip.

It’s never occurred to me to do this, which says to me that it’s not a big personal goal. I have zero confidence in my ability to save the amount of money it might take to visit the Moon, if that were even an available option, which it currently is not.

Ultimately, the Moon is a closed door regardless of my physical ability, age, and savings potential. Europe is wide open. Selecting the Moon does allow for the potential for both. The physical, lasting sensation of low gravity is not something I would ever experience otherwise. Mary Roach talked about this in her book, Packing For Mars, that zero gravity makes you realize how heavy your organs are, and even the way your hair pulls down from your head.

It’s not until you experience the change that you realize the physical sensation of gravity. It’s such a fundamental change in something very visceral and difficult to explain that I think it would offer the more interesting physical experience. Parties and meetings are so much easier after that. It doesn’t matter if you’re at a bar, a party, wherever, being on the Moon trumps everything. No matter where you are, no matter what the situation, you have the best story.

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Unless that dude with the two penises who did the Reddit AMA is around. In that case I’d be willing to concede a tie. Apparently, this counts as a book. I forced myself not to buy this for several years because it seemed like a party-themed card game was an obnoxious cash grab from one of my favourite authors, but the completist that lives inside me eventually won that battle and I bought the cards for a Cancun trip with my girlfriend and I’m glad to admit I was mostly wrong about them.

They are well-written, extensive, fun and they do lead to insane conversation. I had a lot of fun playing it for the first time, but I have a feeling that it’ll change and evolve the more I will play it with different people. It’s a bizarre, amorphous thing, but it’s a lot of fun like everything Chuck Klosterman touches. Mar 02, Sidik Fofana rated it liked it. There are some doosies to consider.

Mar 18, B. Jul 23, Kyle added it. Not sure how this fits into Goodreads, but these are actually pretty fun questions. Aug 13, Tom Schulte rated it really liked it.

Sep 01, Mariko rated it really liked it. My partner introduced me to these when we first hypedtheticals dating and it was undoubtedly one of the best ways to get to know someone.

Over 3 years later we brought them on a camping trip, and I still felt like we were learning so much about each other and, of course, having a really good laugh. Jun 22, Kenneth rated it it was ok. This is mainly a collection of the quasi-intellectual cannon fodder found throughout Kolsterman’s books. So I like them, but there are a whole bunch of old questions.

Didn’t find the Gorilla playing for the Raiders question, but I bet its in there. I think I will remember reading these to my wife, brother and his fiancee more then I will remember any particular question. Jan 07, Susie rated it it was amazing. Every night, my conveesations and I draw a card or 5 from this deck and it’s true, hilarious conversation ensues.

Hypertheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations

Jul 24, Meg added it. Some are ok, but some create the weirdest and best conversations you will have all week. Jul 12, Kimberley added it. Apr 05, Jose Maltos rated it it was amazing. Jypertheticals a bit more but it served its purpose! May 04, Jessie Dzielski rated it it was amazing.