Show of HandsShow of Hands

Show Of Hands February 6th, 2014 5:02pm

Bad news: you've been sentenced to 2 years of solitary confinement. Good news: you can pick your cell! Do you want a windowless cell with a laptop & full internet access, or an "offline" cell with a small outside patio and a mountain view?

170 Liked

Comments: Add Comment

02/10/14 7:32 pm

I said Internet, but only because it would let me keep up with the news, weather, and my friends.

subway143 Illinois
02/10/14 10:42 am

As much as I'd want the Internet, I'd certainly lost my mind if I didn't see the outside for two years.

rlc63 North Carolina
02/09/14 5:56 pm

Get outside and live , people.

ladyniner81 extremists are a cancer
02/09/14 2:37 pm

I'd rather deal with the outside and reading than the lunatic fringe on Facebook and the Internet

Arananthi Literal Ninja
02/08/14 10:59 pm

As much as I love nature, the Internet lets me see my wife and kid, which will get me through 2 years much more effectively than any single, unchanging view, no matter how impressive.

02/08/14 7:23 pm

lack of natural light causes sleep problems and psychosis

02/08/14 8:53 am

People forget, when online you can talk to people.

Zerocool1507 Las Vegas
02/08/14 5:27 am

It's sad when people don't realize how awesome are planet is. Give me the outside every day!!!

PsalmSeven Iowa
02/08/14 1:14 am

First I'd like to know what crime I've been framed for.

SeanF Washington
02/07/14 11:07 pm

Give me a pencil, paper, some books and fresh air and I'll be fine. Being stuck in a windowless room with my only entertainment coming from the internet and I'm going to go crazy.

dajafa Everywhere
02/07/14 9:54 pm

Prisons and such allow books. So. I would go with outside. And for people who say internet, your facebook would be really dull, yes? "In my cell today! No real world beauty, but I saw a meme of grumpy cat!" 'Tis why I do not have a FB irl anyway.

02/07/14 7:05 pm

out side would be nice but u could face chat with your family and friends + I need something to occupy my time

Noble4 Noble Base
02/07/14 3:25 pm

They never said the laptop came with a charger. Plus I would probably think myself to death.

Noble4 Noble Base
02/07/14 3:26 pm

And the fresh air is nice!

DPW Hawaii
02/07/14 2:32 pm

A patio would be nice, but without something to decently occupy my mind/time, I'd just slowly go insane.

02/07/14 1:42 pm

This inside cell with no windows sounds an awfully lot like my work cubical... Hmmmm

escapist xoxo
02/07/14 1:02 pm

I can get pictures of outside online

02/07/14 12:21 pm

I would prefer the patio and mountain view, but I would need to have access to books paper and writing utensils. If I didn't have that I would choose the internet.

02/07/14 10:24 am

I want to keep in contact with my family but I also don't want to just be in a closed I'm dark brick room...

panamera Vermont
02/07/14 7:33 am

I have to have access to my children!

XposeBarak Out There
02/07/14 6:50 am

Well it i have to poop in my room? If so i may need the outside access

02/07/14 4:44 am

Natures where it's at. Jail would become peaceful

Drathic Over Yonder
02/07/14 12:46 am

A better comparison would be allowing books and writing utensils in the outdoor patio... I chose the indoor cell only because I would prefer something to do, despite surroundings

Amplifiedsoul Arizona
02/07/14 12:24 am

Outside patio with a mountain view.

peacenskis Alaska
02/07/14 12:23 am

Tough choice. I can't imagine not being able to go outside. However, it is not truly solitary confinement if you can FaceTime your friends and family

02/07/14 7:06 pm

ya I would go with face time so internet

Redwallr hyrule
02/06/14 11:26 pm

If I saw the outside I would probably be sad. And with internet it's not exactly solitary... INTERNET FRIENDS :)

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
02/06/14 10:02 pm

Outside as long as I have access to books.

WillyWonka Everlasting Gobstopper
02/06/14 9:41 pm

I didn't move to Colorado for the internet. The mountain views will always win.

bnnt Los Angeles
02/06/14 9:13 pm

Sounds like an experience with being unemployed.

bl4kers Earth
02/06/14 8:38 pm

This question is basically asking if you are willing to live without SOH for two years for a mountain view. @Tony, I thought we knew each other better than that.

aladdinsone my own world it seems
02/06/14 8:15 pm

Online. It would be my luck it would rain 99% I the time. :)

jrrob CT
02/06/14 8:00 pm

At first I thought mountain view. As I thought about it, I go with connected. I can communicate with others and have a mountain view desktop. Best of both worlds.

bluerum29 optimistic idealist
02/06/14 7:40 pm

Internet means contact with others, I would drive myself crazy if totally alone, I know what I'm like.

02/06/14 7:29 pm

you gonna stare at a mountain for 2 years?

nickyreads You Are Loved
02/06/14 6:43 pm

honestly, we are too dependent on technology. solitary confinement without the internet for two years and bonding time with God in creation might be a blessing in disguise!

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/06/14 6:51 pm

Yeah if you believe in the Christian's god

nickyreads You Are Loved
02/06/14 6:53 pm

well I do, and I'm totally good with y'all knowing it

RoDe Latinus wordsus
02/06/14 7:42 pm

If you weren't you wouldn't have posted it but thanks for pointing out the obvious.

kobebryant Texas
02/06/14 6:02 pm

Solitary confinement is unconstitutional and has been proven to have long-term damaging psychological effects for those that are placed in pronged confinement. Prolonged solitary confinement has no place in our system and should be abolished.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/06/14 6:30 pm

A lot. Solitary confinement isn't a joke.

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
02/06/14 6:31 pm

But I would choose that view.

broncomark often, not what I seem
02/06/14 9:18 pm

Yeah, Jeff Dahmer lasted so long in the general population! Necessary for cops, child molesters...etc.

pandaxoxo Colorado
02/06/14 5:35 pm

If I'm correct in solitary confinement you still get an hour outside. I think. At least In some places. Doesn't matter I chose internet

bethanyq Ess Eff
02/06/14 5:34 pm

Can I at least get books and things to write on/with in the offline cell? The first couple weeks I'd probably get twitchy from withdrawal, but after that, I think it'd be an overall much healthier environment - and I'd probably be more productive.

02/06/14 5:15 pm

I would need some vitamin d. Plus I would like to unplug for a little. When I lived in pa, I got seasonal depression every year. Not since I've been in nc. I need the sun!!

02/06/14 5:01 pm

Forget the patio I can do everything online the patio is only good for one thing.

richard11 Terra firma
02/06/14 4:48 pm

online you can go to college and get an educatoon while in prison. then you can get a new house with a patio and a mountain view and ponder while you are free...

NYevo NY
02/06/14 4:43 pm

Really tough call, but for two years? I'm thinking internet. You can stay virtually connected to many things that way. Find interests, learn things, chat with people. If i could roam around outside and live in solitary on land, i'd choose that

02/06/14 4:42 pm

Without sunlight, I'd need a vitamin D supplement! Otherwise, definitely web. I can stream David Attenborough docs. Better than a mountain view.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
02/06/14 4:37 pm

Full web access and two years three hot and a cot without work and annoying people around me?
That's near paradise, arrest me!

Handstand .
02/06/14 4:34 pm

My patio view would be a big swimming pool full of beautiful women. Yup, I could give up show of hands for that.

leilu SoCal
02/06/14 4:32 pm

I would set my screensaver to a mountain scene!

raywygo Pittsburgh
02/06/14 4:28 pm

The online access sounds like my room now. Secluded.