Thursday, February 10, 2005

The Dilemma

This arrived in my email in box today and caused me to ponder very deeply:

Here's a dilemma for you...what would you do?

This test only has one question, but it's a very important one. Please don't answer it without giving it some serious thought. By giving an honest answer you will discover where you stand morally.

The test features an unlikely, completely fictional situation, in which you will have to make a decision. Remember that your answer needs to be honest, yet spontaneous. Thoughtfulness is important for this evaluation to be meaningful!

Ready? Begin!

You're in Florida...In Miami, to be exact... There is chaos around you, caused by a hurricane and severe floods. This is a flood of major proportions. You are a photojournalist working for a major newspaper caught in the middle of this great disaster. The situation is nearly hopeless. You're trying to shoot career-making photos. There are houses and people swirling around you, some disappearing under the water.

Nature is showing all its destructive fury. You see a man in the water! He is fighting for his life, trying not to be taken away with the water and debris. You move closer.

Somehowthe man looks familiar. Suddenly, you know who it is... it's George W. Bush!

At the same time you notice that the raging waters are about to take him under, forever. You have two options. You can save him or you can take the most dramatic photos of your life. You can save the life of George W. Bush, or you can shoot a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo, documenting the death of one of the world's most powerful men.

Now, here's the question (please give an honest answer).

Would you select colour film, or go with the classic simplicity of black and white?


  1. oooh, Diane, this is soooo dark...I love it! ;)

  2. Best laugh of the day! Hysterical. I am copying to all my like minded friends. But in reality if they aren't like minded, they ain't my friends!

  3. I'd Definitely choose Color Film! Such a darkly snarky joke, love it, thanks for the good laugh this morn Diane.

  4. Very funny, I'm putting this one in my brain to use this week when I see my other art pals. I only have a one-joke brain, so the new one knocks out the old one...

  5. if the British can have a say then it has to be balck and white, after all Mr Bush lives in a black and white world

  6. That is the best e-maily thing I have read in ages! Thanks for sharing it!