April 16, 2007

Would You Rather

Would you rather

  • Have your inner voice sound like Fran Drescher or
  • Have your inner voice eat while it’s talking to you
Posted by James at April 16, 2007 12:36 PM
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Good god, man, what possessed you to ask us that?

I think I'll take the eating.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 16, 2007 1:02 PM

Well, on second thought, maybe the Fran Drescher. I might laugh at that longer than I would be able to dampen my irritation with the eating.

Posted by: Patti M. at April 16, 2007 1:03 PM

If my inner voice sounds like Fran D., it's just a matter of time before my outer voice sounds that way too.

In contrast, I often suspect my inner voice IS eating while it's talking to me, so it probably wouldn't be so much of an adjustment.

Posted by: Julie at April 16, 2007 1:15 PM

Ugh, I think I'd take the Fran Drescher.

It greatly disturbs me that most of the people of my generation seem to never have learned to chew with their mouth closed and not to talk with their mouth half-full.

Posted by: David Grenier at April 16, 2007 1:21 PM

No question on this - I'll sound like Fran. I've had to get up and switch seats on the commuter train because I could hear someone's gum-chewing far too well, and that sound is like nails on a chalkboard to me. Ditto for people who call me and eat while talking to me on the phone. bleah!!!!!!


Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at April 16, 2007 1:32 PM

I'll take eating. I don't think I could stand that nasal voice. As long as it doesn't drop any crumbs. Wouldn't want anything to short-circuit in there.

Posted by: Maggie at April 16, 2007 1:41 PM

I think Fran in my head would help me keep my sense of humor. But I think this might be one of those things you have to actually experience before you know how bad it could be.

Still, I'll choose Ms. Drescher.

Posted by: James at April 16, 2007 1:52 PM

I don't know who Fren Drscher is, but I absolutely cannot stand the sound of anyone talking with their mouth half full. I also hate the sound of chewing - how hard is it to chew without making audience participation mandatory? Bleah.

Posted by: Cindy at April 16, 2007 1:57 PM

Fran Drescher is perhaps most well-known for her starring role in "The Nanny."

Here are two clip which also features the acress who played her mother, and Elizabeth Taylor (subtitled in Swedish due to the show's wide appeal):

Part 1:

Part 2:

Posted by: Patti M. at April 16, 2007 3:10 PM

Eating. No questions asked.

Posted by: Derek at April 16, 2007 4:22 PM

Not a fan of people talking while eating. It's too high on the annoyance list. I'll take Fran, reluctantly.

Posted by: briwei at April 16, 2007 5:49 PM

Mmpfh... Mmphfht ... excuse me just finishing my lunch ...

I dunno.. I can't really hear my inner voice over the ringing in my ear ... so I'd take Fran I guess...

Posted by: hooligan at April 17, 2007 12:52 PM

Fran Drescher uses her nose for so much of the sound she produces that you probably couldn't tell if she was eating while talking. But if she started picking her nose...

I'll take the eating voice. I like Fran Drescher, but not enough to listen to her for the rest of my life. My inner voice likes to remind me of how I could die, and I just couldn't bear it if it was as annoying as Fran's.

Posted by: Chuck S. at April 17, 2007 1:29 PM

Oh, Chuck, that's so funny. Because you know your inner voice is just going to keep talking, even when you actually ARE dying. And you don't want Fran's to be the last voice you hear.

Posted by: Julie at April 17, 2007 1:48 PM

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