Hawking or Hilton? Whats it gonna be?

United States
June 8, 2007 11:20am CST
I know there have been a bunch of these type disussions but this one is a very definite choice of people and I don't want any waffling here...I want a straight answer and reason. Okay, who would you rather be..... Stephen Hawking....Brilliant scientist and one of the incredible geniuses of our generation but confined to a wheelchair and has to converse through a robotic voice box and not, I would think, a big hit with the chicks...OR Paris Hilton....Rich, good looking (to some people, not me) but dumber than a bag of hammers...a complete mentsl midget if you will. I'm going with Stephen Hawking...I'd love to be that intelligent...I just couldn't imagine going through life as a total moron (although some may argue that I already am) whats it gonna be
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• United States
8 Jun 07
Without a single doubt Hawking. Hilton??? Mental midget and total moron is being a bit polite but I understand you're trying to be tactful.. LOL.My best friend called me last night and asked "What do you think of Paris Hilton getting out of jail early?" My response.. "I try not to think of Paris Hilton at all, she's a waste of thought."
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• United States
8 Jun 07
nice...I like that response...she is a completely talentless idiot...I don't know why she is so popular to be honest
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• United States
8 Jun 07
HAHAHA! Great comeback craftcatcher! I couldn't agree with you more. Yes, inked is always polite and tactful like that! *grin*
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• United States
8 Jun 07
Every generation has one. In my time it was Zsa Zsa Gabor. She was famous for being famous and that was it. She never did anything except get married and divorced a dozen times. Same with Paris, famous for being famous. Isn't it ironic that Zsa Zsa was once married to Paris's great grandpa?
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@natalie1981 (2002)
• Singapore
8 Jun 07
This is fun. Okay, don't kill me but I choose to be Hilton. First, I already know how it feels to be a genius (modesty aside, LOL.) So I want to know how it feels like going through life with nothing on your brains. No, really. I wonder how it feels like to have air as your brains. Very intriguing.
• United States
8 Jun 07
another really good, valid point....great answer
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@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
8 Jun 07
air in the brains = mind boggling
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@crazynurse (7511)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hands down, no questions asked, no holes barred, I would rather be Hawking. Intelligence is something that is very important to me. As for Paris, I am going to have to correct you, my hammer is smarter.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
My hammer is too...LLAMA...BTW I slept like a baby last night...didn't wake up until 9:30 this morning (my daughter is an angel, made breakfast for hereself and her brother and let me sleep) which is like sleeping till noon for me
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@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
8 Jun 07
that's a good one..hehe
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@freak369 (4593)
• United States
8 Jun 07
"but dumber than a bag of hammers" I find that statement to be complete erroneous and slanderous to hammers everywhere. Hammers, for the most part are not stupid nor are they ever accused of driving (nails) under the influence. Moreover, 98% of hand tools surveyed scored higher than Ms. Hilton on tests and with random trivia questions. If I had to choose, I would choose neither .. which is still making a choice.
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Ok, just to buck the trend, I'm going to go with Hilton...and here's why. Being intelligent comes with a lot of responsibility and stress, if you actually understand what's going on around you, then you realize how crazy the world really is. But...if you were a total box of rocks like Miss Hilton, you could just sail through like getting by on your looks and money. Well, really I might want to be Hawking (so I could leave an important and positive mark on the world), but I felt like playing devil's advocate...plus lately I could use a little "ignorance is bliss".
• United States
8 Jun 07
that's a ctually a very good argument on miss dimwits behalf...very good response
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@1qazxsw2 (512)
• Singapore
8 Jun 07
Me..I go for the Professor ...his wheelchair is a technology laden piece of equipment...and he gets the college girls after him all the time..
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• United States
8 Jun 07
I never thought of the college girls...thanks for the response
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@herrbaggs (1308)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I would not be to quick to judge. Paris hilton may have done just what she set out to do. Make millions and become a celebrity with out any discernable talent except a young behind. The hiltons are not as rich as they used to be and if she wanted to have the glamorus life style she needed to come up with the bucks. Steven hawkings is ok but he lives in a very small box which has no real interest to me. I have read some of his stuff but so what? It has no relationship to my day to day living. You could say she lives more in the real world than he does.
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@teleios (738)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
hmmm. i'd probably choose to be stephen hawking...to be able to think of stuff like that...it's simply amazing! however, i might have to disagree with you saying that choosing paris hilton would be equivalent to living life as total moron. i don't think paris is dumb. she's smart, although she prefers to let the public see the airhead in her, probably because it what she thinks the public wants, and what will get her the most attention...which, when you think about it, is a pretty smart move.
@lillake (1635)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I have to go with Hawking here. Brains win out every time for me, and personally are a lot sexier than any physical attribute.
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9 Jun 07
Even though she is a dimwit, I would have to go with Hilton. I think that although she is far too irresponsible now because of all the a@rse lickers she has around her and the media to report on her every whim one day she may grow up and change her ways. I would rather be in an able body than confined to a wheelchair with no mobility. With the intelligence Hawkings has, it must be such a frustrating life. I admire the man immensely, but I would hate to live my life dependent on someone else to do everything for me. In a way his life is only good because of the people around him. He has no way of looking after himself independently and he has been lucky to have such caring people around him. As for Hilton, she can be self efficient and one day wake up and realise there is more to life than getting pissed and looking good, although I don't see why she is so rated, she looks like a stick insect to me, with a tan.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
I'd rather be stephen hawking, but focus more on robotics and biology, instead of astronomy. This way I could eventually create cybernetic implants that let me get up and walk around normally, possibly even improve the electronic voice box technology and tonality to the point is sounds almost normal, and if nothing else maybe just focus all that brilliance on biology and find genetic therapeutic ways to fix any issues I have. I'd figure that if I have these problems physically, but the mind to fix them, then anything I do to better my physical life could be contributed to the world to help other people in similar situations. plus the college chicks that dig intelligence.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
Stephen Hawking of course. I have always valued intelligence over beauty. And like you, I've nvever found PH the least bit pretty.
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• United States
9 Jun 07
hawking,definitely. i have no respect whatsoever of hilton,especially more so of late.
@Fishmomma (8685)
• United States
8 Jun 07
I don't want to be either person. Paris Hilton deserves to be in jail, as being so dumb that you could hurt somebody else is not the kind of person I would ever want to even consider being now. Stephen is a brilliant man, but I don't want to be a man. We need smart woman that don't need a man to make decisions for them.
@gardengrrl (1445)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Hilton, here's why: I could never have the patience and perseverence of Hawking in coming to terms with and overcoming his disease. Paris comes from a line of very successful people. Somewhere inside that annoying skull is a brain (hard to believe, I know!), and I wouldn't have opted to cultivate stupidity the way she has. Whatever intellectual potential she was born with, I would have developed the heck out of and that would leave me mildly dumb, but rich as hell. That would work for me!
• United States
8 Jun 07
a lot more Paris votes than I thought but all with very sound resoning behind them
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• United States
10 Jun 07
Hi, Inked, I also forgot to say that, although it's better in some ways to be a man in America than a woman, I would still rather be female. It has distinct advantages I would hate to lose!
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
Maybe you should ask the question to Stephen Hawking... You might be surprised and disapointed by his response. Life is not about being super smart. It is about being healthy so that you can enjoy all the benefits of being alive. Did you ever thought of the possibility that maybe Paris Hilton is simply acting "stupid" because that is what the people expect of her? She might be coming from a rich family... but she is making millions herself by simply acting stupid. If you think that's easy... just try it yourself and see how many millions you can make.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
9 Jun 07
I don't need time to think! Definitely I will choose Hawking. Who doesn't want to be such a genius? I wanna be like him instead of being another pretty face with no brain like the 'famous' Paris Hilton. By the way, is she that famous???