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Would You Have Survived The Renaissance?

The Renaissance was a time of really big collars. And peril.

  1. 1. Do you like knowing about dinosaurs?
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    Someone dressed in a suit of armor rides a fake dinosaur at a Renaissance fair.

    1. Yes, I like knowing about dinosaurs.
    2. Dinosaurs mean nothing to me.
  2. 2. Do you appreciate the convenience of paper money?
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    An ATM machine at a Renaissance fair.

    1. Yes.
    2. I would like to go back to precious-metal currency.
  3. 3. Do you possess or enjoy swagger?
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    Kanye West, wearing a fur coat.

    1. Yes.
    2. I hate swagger in all its forms.
  4. 4. Do you like standardized sign language?
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    A woman signs to an audience at a Renaissance fair.

    1. Yes.
    2. Nope, I am a monster.
  5. 5. When you empty your bowels, do you enjoy flushing that stuff away?

    A flush toilet. NOTE: This particular toilet was not actually at the Renaissance fair, but similarly flushing toilets connected to sophisticated modern plumbing were.

    1. I do.
    2. Honestly, I wish I could keep it in my room for a little while.
  6. 6. When I say "water," you think...
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    Water in a plastic bottle at a Renaissance fair.

    1. I love to drink water!
    2. Blech, never mention that detestable liquid again.
  7. 7. "Trash" is...
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    Trash can at a Renaissance fair.

    1. …something I leave in a trash can to be picked up by garbage collectors.
    2. …something I throw in the street.
  8. 8. Define "road."
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    Road, paved.

    1. The thing I take when I want to get from one place to another.
    2. Dirt, at best.
  9. 9. Do you like the idea of a leader who imprisons her likely successor for 19 years, then executes her?
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    Mary, Queen of Scots, or “Gurl, in danger.”

    1. Sounds dramatic!
    2. No, I am a decent person.
  10. 10. How do you feel about denim?
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    A man clad entirely in denim reclines at a Renaissance fair.

    1. Don’t even try to get between me and my jeans.
    2. Show me a pair of jeans, and I will show you myself barfing.
  11. 11. What is your reaction to internet memes?
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    A Renaissance fair attendee dressed in black, his face obscured by a unicorn mask.

    1. I loooove the internet, and every gleeful baby goat GIF on it.
    2. The internet has never made me smile.

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