Would You Rather Wednesday – The Cash Money/Famousity Edition

by Rachael on February 3, 2010 · 124 comments


This WYR Wednesday brought to you by my listening to Wale’s “Center of Attention“… on the treadmill. Because that’s where I do my best only thinking.

What? I'm gangsta.

And also, because I’m actually curious what you would answer.

So, Would You Rather…

1. Receive a million dollars $300 thousand (you were all choosing this one- too easy!) absolutely free and clear, but know you will never, ever be famous in your lifetime… for anything?

2. Receive zero financial gain for it, but become famous for something awesome, like an Olympic medal or curing cancer. (Let’s assume in this scenario, for some reason curing cancer did not give you any cash money. You didn’t do something awesome and give it to orphans or anything, you just never got any money for it.)

3. Be filthy rich AND famous, but you have no control over what your fame is for. Like, you could be the Cloon… or you could be Octomom. You don’t know til it happens.



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1 Jennifer February 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

I don’t give a shit about being famous, but I do know being poor sucks. I’d choose the first one just so I wouldn’t have to worry about bills ever again.

And it’d be nice to own a Kate Spade bag.

Mmmmmmmm. Kate Spade.

.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..No, wait! I smile on occasion! =-.

2 T. The Destructor February 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

I agree. I heart Kate Spade bags.
.-= T. The Destructor´s last blog ..Lesson learned: Don’t piss off foodies, they will make your life hell. =-.

3 Mandee February 3, 2010 at 10:13 am

easy, number 1. I couldn’t care less if I were famous, but it would be awesome to be rich.

I should’ve added something like “you have 11 fingers”.

.-= Mandee´s last blog ..Tax Time = An Unrealistic Wish List =-.

4 Mandee February 3, 2010 at 11:56 am

I would totes take 11 fingers with the million dollars. I would have a hard time finding gloves, but I have a million bucks, so I’ll just pay someone to custom make them for meeeeee!

You can get The Princess Bride costume designer!

.-= Mandee´s last blog ..Tax Time = An Unrealistic Wish List =-.

5 Hayley February 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

I agree with Jennifer and Mandee. #1!!. LOL


J/k, j/k.

.-= Hayley´s last blog ..Where In The World Wednesday. =-.

6 Lexa February 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

1….I don’t care about fame so much, just dollah dollah bills y’all.

We would dance in them.

7 Melissa Blake February 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

Oh, I’d definitely rather be famous than rich. Any day! :)

You’re the first to admit it!

8 Jess February 3, 2010 at 10:16 am

I used to think that I’d give ANYTHING to be famous – but I agree with Jennifer that being poor absolutely sucks. So for me, it’s money, honey.

Getting older and wiser kind of sucks, too, doesn’t it? ;-)

.-= Jess´s last blog ..Quote Of The Day =-.

9 Tania February 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

I was going to say number one until I saw number two could be curing cancer. I’d take curing cancer and no money over a million dollars any day. I may be biased since my boyfriend is going to school for his PhD and doing cancer research, but I couldn’t pass up a cure for money. The fame means nothing, it’s the cure that would mean something.

However, if the question was plain old fame or money, I’d take money over fame any day of the week.

Cancer cure was TOO good. I should’ve found something more on par with Olympic medal.

.-= Tania´s last blog ..Cycling + Biggest Loser = Awesomeness =-.

10 Berto February 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

#1 All the way; who needs fame when you have money?

That said, if you do get the money, then are you saying you can’t use it for…say, buying a million dollars worth of pudding snacks and then giving it to all the world’s poor? I figure that’ll make the news, right? (I can’t believe that’s the only example I could think of. Delicious pudding snacks.)

You could, but it would have to be anonymously. Where’s the fun in that? You couldn’t even do a Bill Cosby impression on the Today Show.

.-= Berto´s last blog ..Thin Mint Is A Misnomer [10] =-.

11 Rebecca February 3, 2010 at 10:18 am

#1 for sure! It would be so freaking fantastic to have a million dollars, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t ever notice the not-being-famous part.


.-= Rebecca´s last blog ..Some Semblance of a Social Life =-.

12 k8 February 3, 2010 at 10:19 am

Take the money and run. Duh.

Steve Miller Band knows.

.-= k8´s last blog ..Cheese! Glorious Cheese! =-.

13 Martina February 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

I don’t want to be famous for anything, it doesn’t appeal to me. I want to live my life without being known for anything except to those who actually know me.

Besides, people with egos like mine don’t need to be famous, we’re already really happy with ourselves.

I love that last line. Hahahaha!

.-= Martina´s last blog ..Passive Aggressive Service Announcements: Job Edition =-.

14 Jeney February 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

Money. I’m shallow and desperate like that.

Right there with ya.

.-= Jeney´s last blog ..Letters to My Morning =-.

15 Allison Blass February 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

#2. I think the self-satisfaction of being able to say “I did this” would be a dream come true. You wouldn’t be famous for the sake of being famous, but you would be respected and admired and go down in history as someone who did something really awesome. Once you’re dead, money doesn’t mean anything. BUT HISTORY BOOKS ARE FOREVER!

Did you really just [type] that out loud?

I love you.

.-= Allison Blass´s last blog ..Who’s My Doppelganger? =-.

16 moooooog35 February 3, 2010 at 10:23 am

No contest.

Filthy rich and famous.

Unless I’m Carrot Top.

If I’m Carrot Top then I go with #1, because then at least girls will still want to nail me.

No take-backs!!!

.-= moooooog35´s last blog ..Infiltrating the Texas Roadhouse Secret Society =-.

17 Margarita February 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

I think I would take #1. Being famous would suck. But on the other hand….


.-= Margarita´s last blog ..The Lazy Housewife’s Guide to Keeping House =-.

18 Camille February 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

I’d gladly take the cash. It’d pay off the school loans I’m building up and I’d be able to get my degree and just live a normal life. I’m not sure fame would be suitable for me. :)

So mature.

.-= Camille´s last blog .. =-.

19 Nickie February 3, 2010 at 10:25 am

I’d go with #1, I don’t think I ever would wanna be famous. I hate being noticed. lol.

Hmmm. Somehow, that’s never been a problem for me…

.-= Nickie´s last blog ..Sugar Doll Award =-.

20 Jo February 3, 2010 at 10:26 am

1) I’ll take the money free and clear.

And that picture of the Octomom just scarred my uterus for life.

I know. *vomits*

21 notsojenny February 3, 2010 at 10:27 am

#1 – that’s pretty much the position i’m in right now but it would be nice to add a cool mill to my account
it’s why i play the lotto afterall : )

I never have. The people at my corner store who do scare me too much.

22 James February 3, 2010 at 10:28 am

Roll the dice! Rich and famous, baby. I’ll deal with whatever it is when it happens.

Carpe diem, mofo!

.-= James´s last blog ..Portrait of a Lizard =-.

23 Mel February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

#1. Who cares about being famous? I definitely do not want ONE child, let alone EIGHT. And I’m certain that would be my punishment.

The threat of offspring is a powerful one.

.-= Mel´s last blog ..Penis Tuesday =-.

24 Maxie February 3, 2010 at 10:33 am


Numero tres, baby!

Can I be on the reality show you’ll inevitably have?

.-= Maxie´s last blog ..Would You Wednesday =-.

25 Liz (in DC) February 3, 2010 at 10:36 am

I dunno. That’s tough. I guess number 1, because the entreprenurial side of me and good ol’ American gluttony. But… I don’t know.

Could I still gain financial reward after becoming famous, or do I never get to become rich? Cause, endorsement deals rock…

Okay, in the end, I choose money. I just remembered how poor I am in real life. Screw it. Dolla dolla bills, y’all <- said in the whitest way ever.

Doesn’t poor SUCK? Sigh.

26 Skylers Dad February 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

Easy, I would rather have any amount of cash than fame.

And you have a damn good reason for it, my friend.

.-= Skylers Dad´s last blog ..Not Fire That Agency, but Hire That Agency =-.

27 Kellie February 3, 2010 at 10:37 am

But $300,000 is like next to nothing these days. I couldn’t even quit my day job. Maybe I’m just greedy. But after paying off our loans/mortgage and saving some $ for our little one’s college and going on a shopping spree that shit would be gone and I’d be no better off. However, if I were famous AND rich then I could do whatever I wanted and who cares if the general population wouldn’t like me (like if I were famous b/c I had a trillionty kids while on govt assistance). I’d be RICH bitch! RICH! Hahahahahahahaaa!!! (That’s my evil laugh). :) And of course I’d share it w/ you my luv.


I KNOW. Plus, it’s a roll of the dice. Who knows… we could be the next Jonas Brothers!

Except, you know… not eunuchs.

.-= Kellie´s last blog ..Weekly Want-it’s! =-.

28 Hope February 3, 2010 at 10:40 am

Fame sans money, definitely. Because, that would mean that I’d be a successful musician!

Awww. Here’s hoping.

29 Ela February 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

I’ll take curing cancer any day!!!!

And though I won’t make a dime, you bet your face I’d be milking it all I could for the rest of my life. At restos, grocery stores, airports, hotels, pretty sure I could score SOME swag for curing cancer.
Plus I’d be super smart. Like super duper smart.
Plus I’d win every argument. I cured cancer, hello.
Plus I’d cure cancer. Duh.

Well said, my dear.

.-= Ela´s last blog ..What Took So Long? =-.

30 Tessey February 3, 2010 at 10:44 am

I’m going with #2. I’ve been in school forever working to become an English professor. I know I’ll die before my student loans are paid off, but maybe I can make a difference for someone. Money corrupts people, and I can be a better model for my daughters if I shoot for bettering the world.

Aw. I hope you get that degree… I’d love to be taught by someone like you.

31 Shannon February 3, 2010 at 10:47 am

Definitely #1 I could give a shit about being famous. I don’t need people all up in my biznass all the time wanting to know about my life and taking pictures of me getting my mail while wearing zit cream. No thank you. But a million bucks. Yes please!

But if you’re the spokesperson FOR that zit cream, you could make MULTI-millions! You just have to roll the dice…

.-= Shannon´s last blog ..Finished! =-.

32 Aven February 3, 2010 at 10:50 am

Baby I gotchur monay dontchya worray…..

Totally take the money FO SHO! Greedy? No…just wanna pay off my MUTHA EFFIN debt….and finish school. See, it’s for a good cause. :)


.-= Aven´s last blog ..Weekend Fun =-.

33 Amy February 3, 2010 at 10:53 am

#2. If it’s an Olympic medal situation, there’s a good chance you’re going to get paid for marketing to Coke or Nike or something anyway. Worst case scenario you get lots of fan mail from little kids.

No marketing money! No any money. But you can definitely have the letters from little kids. ;-)

.-= Amy´s last blog ..February Goals & Looking Forward =-.

34 san February 3, 2010 at 10:56 am

I would go with No.1 – although it would be nice to be remembered for something meaningful (like curing cancer)…. I really don’t care about money, to be honest, but I really don’t care for WORRYING about money either, so having a little stash of money tucked away would be nice.

I’m with you on the worrying. It is so overrated.

.-= san´s last blog ..What’s going on in February =-.

35 Rachel February 3, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’m going to go with 3. Because first of all, I could get lucky and be famous for something fabulous. And if not, I have full confidence in myself that I would reinvent myself like Britney and make it cool somehow. By the way, you are not allowed to take Britney’s Grammy dress into consideration when thinking of the reinvention, that was merely a teeeennnyy step back :)

I’m not sure how you recover from being Octomom. Giving them up for adoption?

36 Rachel February 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Donate them to cancer research? :)

HA! I like where your head’s at.

37 Kris February 3, 2010 at 10:59 am

Frankly, I enjoy buying my tampons in anonymity and also being able to fart in public without any major harassment, so I pick # 1…..

(PS, I ALWAYS blame my kid for the farts… Well, I used to until they caught on to the sham and called me out….)

Sucks when they go and get smart on you, eh?

.-= Kris´s last blog ..The Shiz My Kids Say…. =-.

38 Jessica @ How Sweet February 3, 2010 at 11:00 am

I’m going with number 1! No need to be famous. :)

Well played.

39 Cyndy February 3, 2010 at 11:01 am

I’d take the money. I don’t want to be famous. I need money more than I need fame.


.-= Cyndy´s last blog ..Groundhogs and Ghosts =-.

40 Spaz February 3, 2010 at 11:05 am

I’d like to be famous for something really stupid like finding out you can shove food up your butt and poop out your mouth.

On second thought, I’ll take the cash.

On behalf of ALL of us, thank you.

.-= Spaz´s last blog ..5 Things you really need to attend a LAN party =-.

41 Bird Shit February 3, 2010 at 11:06 am

I’ll take the $300,000. That should be enough to get my Pyramid Scheme started and sucker people out of more money.

Oh, you genius, you.

Evil, but genius nonetheless.

.-= Bird Shit´s last blog ..Illiterates and Fat Kids =-.

42 Nikolett February 3, 2010 at 11:10 am

Aww, you changed the money amount. Now I’ll have to go with #2 (that sounds dirty hahaaaa … I’m terrible). Because it’d be nice to cure cancer and just have people -know- I did, so maybe they’d be uber nice to me? I just want people to be nice to me … *sniff* …

*world’s tiniest violin*

.-= Nikolett´s last blog ..Project LoveDress Barbie! =-.

43 Kristina P. February 3, 2010 at 11:12 am

I would way rather be rich than famous. In fact, I hope no one would know about any of my money.

Good call. That way they can never ransom the Snuggie.

.-= Kristina P.´s last blog ..Deer John =-.

44 Jane February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

Number 1! Number 1! That picture of the Octomom is going to give me nightmares.

So sorry!

…NOT. *evil cackle*

.-= Jane´s last blog ..Sunday morning waking up =-.

45 gingermandy February 3, 2010 at 11:20 am

i just want a lot of money. i know i’m not smart enough to cure cancer, and i’m way too damn lazy to win a medal for anything physical.

First of all, shush. Second of all, the deal is you can magically do one of those things. BAM.

.-= gingermandy´s last blog ..Memoir Monday (on a Tuesday) =-.

46 Joshua February 3, 2010 at 11:21 am

Tough one, and it depends on the day. Today: money, no fame. Most days: fame, no money. Never: both without control.


.-= Joshua´s last blog .."The Death of a Race" =-.

47 T. The Destructor February 3, 2010 at 11:26 am

This is how I’m running it:

Option #2: Because I’m filthy rich and presumably that’s more than $300k, I could be filthy rich and famous…and then I could fake my death, change my name (which of course, being me ,have had an entire new identity formed since I was 6) have crazy plastic surgery and move to a remote Greek island where georgous black haired God-men named Christos would make love to me until I pass out.

*smiles widely*

Maybe I SHOULD try out for American Idol…my friends keep telling me that I would blow Fantasia, Kelly, and Carrie out of the water.

A friend of mine did! Why the hell not?

.-= T. The Destructor´s last blog ..Lesson learned: Don’t piss off foodies, they will make your life hell. =-.

48 T. The Destructor February 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

I meant option 3, not 2. TYPO

It’s cool. I read typo.

.-= T. The Destructor´s last blog ..Lesson learned: Don’t piss off foodies, they will make your life hell. =-.

49 LesleyG February 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

Of course I’d cure cancer, but since we’re not ACTUALLY doing that here, I’d choose money. There are just way too many people in my life that I could help and I’m already famous to them, so win-win.

Thanks for playing pretend with me.

.-= LesleyG´s last blog ..The Tale of the Most Serendipitous Trip Yet =-.

50 Nikki February 3, 2010 at 11:46 am

I’d go with fame for sure. The Octo-mom was offered a porno for $1 million. I’d do a few…have reconstructive surgery making me unrecognizable, change my name and move on. I’d be left with a little more than $300,000 and have the perfect body.

No I’m not vain…

Oh, we all are. It’s why we’re e-here. ;-)

.-= Nikki´s last blog ..All dressed up with no place to go =-.

51 Dani February 3, 2010 at 11:49 am

I’d take the money, but mostly because I don’t want the negative attention that comes with fame. Even if you are famous for something really awesome, you end up being hounded by muckraking journalists ’till you get slammed with shamefulness (can we say Michael Phelps?).

Just give me the $$ and go document other peoples’ bad decisions, por favor.

The cautious road… and probably the smart one.

.-= Dani´s last blog ..For the record, my answer was "gimme three steps"… =-.

52 LA Cochran February 3, 2010 at 11:50 am

Cash over fame, in a heartbeat.

Cold and hard, please.

.-= LA Cochran´s last blog .."It’s a nice day for a white wedding" –Billy Idol =-.

53 Mrs. Priss February 3, 2010 at 11:54 am

#3. Enough people think I’m weird already… might as well be paid for it!

This is probably my favorite answer so far.

54 Kara February 3, 2010 at 11:55 am

If live were like it right now for me, I’d take the $300,000 and never be famous.

I’m trying to buy a house, and that would make it so much easier!

Money makes EVERYTHING easier. It’s just true.

55 Alice February 3, 2010 at 12:02 pm

you know, i think i’d go #2, AS LONG AS i didn’t have to revert back to being super poor to do it. like right now, i’m totally not RICH, but i’m paying my bills and not living on the streets and stuff, and i’m happy. so i don’t NEED to be rich. i definitely don’t want to be celeb famous. but win an olympic medal or cure a disease? that would be freaking AWESOME!

PLUS I didn’t specify anything about accepting charity per se. SO, if you ever WERE on the street, you could totally crash on people’s couches all over the world based on said fame.

56 MikeR129 February 3, 2010 at 12:03 pm

#2. The fame aspect is less important to me than doing something awesome — ideally like curing cancer (as opposed to some great athletic feat).

Well, you don’t get to choose. Maybe you could choose your top 10 or something, and it would be one of those.

.-= MikeR129´s last blog ..The Cooking Class =-.

57 Violet February 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

where do I pick up my money? i would take the easy route, life is too damn complicated already!


58 Erin February 3, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Normally I would take the money and run, but sadly today I feel like $300K is not enough money. So I will take the fame and hope my great-grandchildren will capitalize on it by writing an epic book about my adventures.

And now that I have seen Octomom I am going to go puke.

I should’ve handed out barf bags with that picture.

59 Angela February 3, 2010 at 12:06 pm

#2, if it were something awesome like curing cancer.
If it were winning an Olympic Medal, then I’d go with #1. I have no desire to be in the Olympics in any way, so the money would make me a lot happier!
Also? I can’t stop staring at Octomom’s belly. It’s freaking me the heck out.

Apparently Olympics was a bad choice. Now that I think about it, I don’t really want one either.

.-= Angela´s last blog ..Ten on Tuesday =-.

60 Emma February 3, 2010 at 12:09 pm

I’m just not interested in fame, so the first question is easy: I’d take the money, thankyou!
The second question is harder – I’d like to do something awesome but am not bothered about being famous or rich for it.
I’m not sure about the last one but I’d like to be rich so sure, why not?!

No no no. You get to pick ONE. It’s Would You Rather!

.-= Emma´s last blog ..Carrot and Banana Cake =-.

61 Her February 3, 2010 at 12:16 pm

I’m assuming that I could make money in some other way, so I’d go with number 2. I’d love to cure something!

Well, sure, you can still have a job and stuff. You don’t have to be homeless. ;-)

.-= Her´s last blog ..2 years of therapy in 20 minutes =-.

62 K-Tee February 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

i vote for number 3 cause i am shallow like that. knowing my luck though, i would probably be famous for something super ridiculous like having 3 vagina’s.

Better three than none?

.-= K-Tee´s last blog ..February’s Wishes =-.

63 Adam L. February 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I’d take #2 as long as it was for something meaningful, like the curing cancer (or other disease) which is what I’m interested in doing anyway.

Although money would help me pay for med school…

Nah, still sticking with #2.

(ps great question)

Right?? I thought so. I was on the treadmill and then I was all OMG EPIPHANY!!!!!!!!!!! And then I almost fell off.

.-= Adam L.´s last blog ..Take Care of Your Business =-.

64 Sara February 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm

I’d totally pick the first one, except 300 thousand dollars is not a lot of money. It wouldn’t even pay off my mortgage. Boo on that. I guess for the ego boost, I’d pick option two. Currently I slave away at my public service job as a MFT; curing cancer would be much more gratifying.

But it would pay off a LOT of the mortgage. And therefore, a LOT of the interest…

65 Disgruntled Julie February 3, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Cure cancer…. obviously. Not because I want to be famous (I guarantee the person who cures cancer will NOT be a household name. Do you know the name of anyone who has developed any of the drugs currently used to help cure cancer? Didn’t think so.)… but because it is my career, and I want to be successful at it. I’m a Ph.D. student in oncology so I’ve already accepted that I’ll never make any real money — researchers don’t break $100K/year – OR be famous, but I’d want the satisfaction of knowing that I was successful at my chosen career and helped millions of people in the process.

Besides, $300,000 is nothing. It wouldn’t even pay off my husband’s medical school loans!

Oh, man. I hope hubby went to school to be the rich-Dr type. ;-)

.-= Disgruntled Julie´s last blog ..Crafted-It-Forward =-.

66 Toe February 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I’d be famous. With endorsement deals alone it won’t be long before you get rich quick. The fear of being Octomom scares the living daylights out of me.

WHICH famous? You only get the endorsement deals if it’s #3, and then you run the risk of being Octomom!

67 Stacie February 3, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I’d rather be financially secure than famous. 300K is a LOT of money to me… but at the same time, I want to be a a writer, and in order to be a successful writer, you sort of have to be a little famous.

… But I don’t want people going through my used tampons and banana peels for tabloid stories, either…

That’s a hard decision, LiLu. I dont think I have an answer.

Thank goodness it’s make believe.

Wait, no… if it wasn’t, we could all have 300k. DAMMIT.

.-= Stacie´s last blog ..And Suddenly, I’m Betty Effing Crocker! =-.

68 brad February 3, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Forchristssake. Is that real? I made it this long never actually seeing octomom’s baby-full belly. Dear god. She looks like a kangaroo with a baby hippo in its pouch.
I don’t even remember what I would choose.

BUT, she has the money to remove said kangaroo-with-a-baby-hippo-in-its-pouch-belly! *vomits*

.-= brad´s last blog ..ambition + mission = you, me, bar food and electric musical stylings =-.

69 Heather February 3, 2010 at 12:32 pm

ehhh! My stomach is churning just looking at that pic of octo mom. I just ate lunch!

If I could cure cancer I would – not for the fame part of it – just for the fact that cancer sucks. I could care less about an olympic medal b.c lets be honest here….this hunny doesnt do sports too well!

I’m gonna go with fame :)

Cancer is seriously an ahole, man.

.-= Heather´s last blog ..It seems like such fun until you lose what you had won =-.

70 Michelle (bikramyogachick) February 3, 2010 at 12:39 pm

Nobody’s taking #2! Sign me up for that one. I want to cure cancer or something cool like that! Money is great, but it comes and goes in life anyway. And #3, that picture of Octomom just made me squirm in my chair and cross my legs. I’ll cross everything to be safe…..

I’m doubling up on my birth control after seeing it.

.-= Michelle (bikramyogachick)´s last blog ..Day 33: LOST! =-.

71 Wynn February 3, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Oh god that’s a lot of people commenting.

And well, nr 1. Totally. Being famous must suck. I need my privacy, which totally would be awesome with a few extra bucks. Getting famous < money!

See, I already have no privacy by choice (see: this blog). So, how different could it be?

.-= Wynn´s last blog ..At least I found what I was looking for =-.

72 Dan February 3, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Number 2 for me – It’s all about being able to say I did this.


.-= Dan´s last blog ..My Name Is … =-.

73 Children of the 90s February 3, 2010 at 1:12 pm

As your typical narcissistic blogger, I might have to opt for the no-cash fame. Okay, I’m not really such a narcissist, but I’d love to someday be stopped on the street for a reason other than that the person thinks I’m Ashlee Simpson. In my future career path as trophy wife, hopefully I’ll be okay financially. I can only dream.

Ashlee Simpson?! I soooooo did not picture that for you. She’s so… Ashlee Simpson.

.-= Children of the 90s´s last blog ..500 Followers and a Special Ask Children of the 90s Extravaganza =-.

74 That Kind of Girl February 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hmm, being famous with zero financial game from it? Yeah, that sounds like becoming a published author. I’m in.

HA. Hopefully English classes would worship you for years… after you were dead.

.-= That Kind of Girl´s last blog ..TKOG Who does it the old-fashioned way =-.

75 linda February 3, 2010 at 1:23 pm

i would choose the first one just because i don’t care about being famous.
and i like money.

Me too. It’s just so… GREEN.

.-= linda´s last blog ..Had a Bad Day… =-.

76 Paula February 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Option one.

I could MAYBE try and find a loophole so I could use my money to gain fame and notoriety too, but if not, I’d be rich and money makes the world go around!

No loopholes! WYR is a loophole-free game.

.-= Paula´s last blog ..BLOGGER ENVY . . . =-.

77 RachelSmiles February 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm

i just vommed in my mouth. that pic of octomom is nassssty.

i would take the money. mama needs new shoes! :)

Mmmmmmmm… shoes.

.-= RachelSmiles´s last blog ..Holy Macaroni! =-.

78 mel February 3, 2010 at 1:45 pm

This is a no brainer for me. At the moment my husband live in a 1 bedroom that’s the size of my foot and pay over $1k in health insurance each month. We neeeed the mula.

Although…a lot of lottery winners have been turning up dead lately. Hmmm.

This is “free and clear” though. No one has to know. TOP SECRET.

79 Mike February 3, 2010 at 1:51 pm

1- yes
2 – maybe
3 -hell no

No no no! Would you RATHER. You have to choose ONE over the others, silly bear.

.-= Mike´s last blog ..1054 – Hell – hot or cold? =-.

80 April February 3, 2010 at 1:53 pm

I have no need for fame, but I’m very into fortune. I’m also pretty sure that doing something good for the world would involve a lot of talent and fan mail and I’m just not up for the work. So give me the money and I’ll roll in it without any care if my own mother remembers my name.

I’m kinda of in love with you right now.

.-= April´s last blog ..A Week in Review…random and useless is in the eye of the beholder =-.

81 Olive February 3, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Option 3. I refuse to be poor and I want to be famous. And even if I was famous for something embarrassing like octomom I wouldn’t care bc I would be rich. Also I would never be like her. Never. So I’m all set! #3 it is!

I know. You could totally just buy your own island.

Called MANHATTAN. Boo yah!

82 linlah February 3, 2010 at 2:17 pm

$300 thousand without a second thought.

83 Christina Harper February 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Dude. This one’s pretty easy for me. I’d pick option three. Famous and rich, but I don’t really have to do any kind of work in the process. It just sort of happens? Hellz yeas. I’ll have that option with mustard and mayo, with a side of paparazzi and a milkshake, please?

84 Tony February 3, 2010 at 2:34 pm

I don’t really care about being rich…and $300,000 (or even a million these days) hardly makes anyone rich.

I’d much rather be famous…especially if its for something philanthropic like curing cancer or saving the seals or taking nude photos of Alicia Keys and posting them on my blog.

85 carissajade February 3, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Ummm as much as I’d like to be rich and famous, I’m gonna have to go with number 2. I’ll settle for fame. And then find my own way outside of this little game to make money.
.-= carissajade´s last blog ..Craigslist, I’m counting on you! =-.

86 Yankee Girl February 3, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Thanks for the Octomom pic. I am a little sick to my stomach right now!

I think I would go for the money. I know it’s lame, but I am so broke right now I am totally willing to sell myself out!
.-= Yankee Girl´s last blog ..Lift Your Skirts a Little =-.

87 Passionista February 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Well famous people never have to pay for anything! I could potentially just walk into a store and people throw free clothes, electronics, etc at me right? Then again, the cost of fame (and even worse with fame + money) is a price I probably wouldn’t want to pay. Despite wanting to be a star when I was like 12(true story) I’ll take the money and live a humble life (debt free).
.-= Passionista´s last blog ..Catch Me If You Can =-.

88 Jen tsk February 3, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I’m taking the money and curing cancer with no thanks (not even an utterence of my name) because that’s how I roll!
.-= Jen tsk´s last blog ..In The Beginning =-.

89 Lindsay February 3, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I want to go with 2, but at the moment 1 is way more appealing. Fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be anyway. I mean, have we learned nothing from Britney Spears?
.-= Lindsay´s last blog ..Previously on LOST =-.

90 Betsy February 3, 2010 at 3:52 pm

1. I had never seen the octomom’s preggo belly. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

2. Although this is a hard one to answer, I think I would rather be the famous awesome poor person. As cliche as it sounds, the feeling of accomplishment and helping others is pretty rewarding.
.-= Betsy´s last blog ..Mama Mia! Gluten free Italian Restaurant in suburban Chicago =-.

91 Jess February 3, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Rich and famous- number 3. Karma will either be redic sweet or brutally painful- but eitehr way, I’m rich and famous.
.-= Jess´s last blog ..Almost Free! =-.

92 mrsblogalot February 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I’m not afraid to say that I’d take my chance with rich any day.

If it doesn’t work out, I’ll buy back my old poor self (-:
.-= mrsblogalot´s last blog ..Never Too Old For A Sticker =-.

93 kate February 3, 2010 at 4:48 pm

Oh, I’d so take the money/no fame thing. That way I would be rich, but would still be able to do things like go to the grocery store all hungover in a dirty pair of sweatpants without showering and not have the media be all judgy about how smelly and/or homeless I look.

94 Elizabeth Marie February 3, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I want it ALL. Greedy bitch. Oh but I don’t want 8 babies. Ever.
.-= Elizabeth Marie´s last blog ..Winners and A Random Lil Happy List! =-.

95 Heather Rose February 3, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Not worrying about bills would be nice and all, but if I could cure diabetes or cancer I’d be happy living in a card board box. I would HATE being famous, but I would just deal.

96 Quixotic February 3, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Number 2, definitely. It’s not just fame for fames sake like a pathetic Paris Hilton wannabe, but for something that will better the world. Cure cancer, you betcha babe, I’ve been living on nothing for years now, that I can do!!!
.-= Quixotic´s last blog ..Poor Jen – yeah right!!! =-.

97 Barbara February 3, 2010 at 5:29 pm

I would take the money. I don’t think I would like being famous. All those Paparazzi…

98 Dating is My Hobby February 3, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Oh God. Octomom is like my worst fear. Deranged and with a million spawn? No thanks. I’ll take fame for curing cancer, please.
.-= Dating is My Hobby´s last blog ..best of sarcastic e-valentine’s day cards =-.

99 MsDarkstar February 3, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I’d generally choose #3… but Octomom just makes me so squicked I’ll have to say #1.

The only way fame without money is any good is if you are someone like Jack the Ripper.
.-= MsDarkstar´s last blog ..You called for my limo, right? =-.

100 Angie February 3, 2010 at 6:59 pm

How the frick is she standing up in that picture?!

I’d choose option A, especially with the way things are right now. I got to look out for me and mines. Plus I keep promising to God that I will give to charity if He lets me win the lottery. It would be win win.
.-= Angie´s last blog ..Bomb Ass Wordpress Plugins =-.

101 Jill Pilgrim February 3, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Oh the money, most definitely. I’m essentially a crazy shut-in, being famous sounds awful.
.-= Jill Pilgrim´s last blog ..An Ode to J.D. Salinger =-.

102 Herding Cats February 3, 2010 at 7:52 pm

I hate to be selfish….but so be it. I’m so freaking poor right now, and I have no want for fame…so yah, number 1.

If I was not teaching part time though, number 2 for sure.

Number 3 sounds terrible to my introverted self.
.-= Herding Cats´s last blog ..When it rains…. =-.

103 Cait February 3, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Eh, it’s a hard choice, but I would go with the money. Part of me would really love the attention of being famous even without money. But, I’m happy with my life as-is, so getting $300 thousand would just quell my fears of not having money and allow me to move out of my parents house.
.-= Cait´s last blog ..anger and regret. =-.

104 Kari February 3, 2010 at 9:59 pm

I would choose either the moola, but not famous OR if it would be curing cancer or some other deadly disease then I would cure cancer. My grandma died from cancer and it needs to be cured. But if my fame is for like an Olympic medal, then I’ll pass. I’ll take the money.

105 Becky February 3, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Dude. Number 1. No question.
.-= Becky´s last blog ..Clean carpets are no fun in the dark =-.

106 Ashley February 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm

I pretty much already decided. Being a news reporter means I will be famous (ish) but DEFINITELY not rich (seriously, journalists make no money at all).
.-= Ashley´s last blog ..If I’m not that arrow to the heart of you =-.

107 RomanticComedee February 3, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Number One totally! Financial security and my anonyminity. Love it.

108 Patti February 3, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Door Number one – thanks – money and no fame. I like it like that.

109 Alyxmyself February 4, 2010 at 12:28 am

Show me the money. Bonus, I get to never, ever be famous. No THANK you.

110 Alyson February 4, 2010 at 12:46 am

Money money money.

Fame would SUCK. If I can’t go to the grocery store and dance like a fool while I’m picking out my spinach, then what am I living for? (My grocery store has excellent music. Sue me.)

111 Cheryl February 4, 2010 at 1:09 am

4. Have George Clooney, and nothing else.
I pick 4.

112 Kathleen February 4, 2010 at 2:05 am

Sheesh. Tough one, but I’m going with the money. The government seems to think I owe them money for something they like to call grad school. I no understand.
.-= Kathleen´s last blog ..I am Jessie Spano. =-.

113 Adrienzgirl February 4, 2010 at 2:06 am

I’m taking three. I don’t care if that means I could end up Octomom. Screw it, I’d have enough money to hire 8 effing nannies so why do I give a damn? Plus….I could be George and then I would have a penis. That’d be cool for like a day or something.
.-= Adrienzgirl´s last blog ..Wordless WTF Wednesday =-.

114 cathi February 4, 2010 at 2:19 am

I would take the $$$$…..I do not care to ever be famous – no thanks!
.-= cathi´s last blog ..to live deliberately.. =-.

115 Tom @ Sophisticated Lunacy February 4, 2010 at 2:52 am

No question about it. Show me the money!
.-= Tom @ Sophisticated Lunacy´s last blog ..The Dumming Down of Amerika =-.

116 KELLI-SUE February 4, 2010 at 8:34 am

I thought about this anddddd I would rather be F-A-M-O-U-S-! b/c $300,000 goes quick! but if i’m famous i’ll be crazy loaded!!! hahaha!!! plus im not crazy like octo! You nvr told us what YOU would choose…?
.-= KELLI-SUE´s last blog .."Wacky Wednesday" =-.

117 andhari February 4, 2010 at 1:30 pm

#3 definitely. I’m shameless like that. I just hope there’s no animal sex involved.
.-= andhari´s last blog ..TMI Thursday : C**ch In Front Of My Face =-.

118 cari February 4, 2010 at 2:35 pm

i think i’d like to become famous for something awesome. even if i receive no monetary gain from it. as long as it’s helpful and beneficial to society, i think i’d rather have that.

119 Sada February 4, 2010 at 2:47 pm

I have to be boring and go with #1, even though #2 is kind of ludicrous because what famous people don’t have any money? Unless they spend it all on 10-car garages and bowling alleys for their mansions (*cough* MC Hammer *cough*). And no way will I gamble with inheriting Octomom’s punching balloon belly.

So, yeah. Thus far I’m doing pretty well on the not-famous side of things, but I’m still waiting for the cash monies to roll in.
.-= Sada´s last blog ..The Future Is Now! =-.

120 Kim February 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I’d like to think I’d take the fame, but odds are (especially on bill paying day), I’d take the cash and run. RUN.
.-= Kim´s last blog ..Reset Me Please =-.

121 A Super Girl February 4, 2010 at 4:05 pm

1 or 3, but probably 1. Money always wins out in the end and I hate the idea of not having control over my famous-osity.
.-= A Super Girl´s last blog ..Not too much =-.

122 Gina February 5, 2010 at 3:15 am

$300,000 sounds good to me! Especially if I don’t have to do anything in order to recieve it. =)
.-= Gina´s last blog ..My Annual Dose of Utter Humiliation =-.

123 SilverNeurotic February 5, 2010 at 11:52 am

I would take the money. I really don’t want fame.
.-= SilverNeurotic´s last blog ..I Wish I Felt Nothing =-.

124 meleah rebeccah February 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I would totally choose the CASH!! I don’t think I would ever want to be famous!
.-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Stepping Up To The Plate – And, Wherein I Am Awesome =-.

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