You know, cake or pie, movies or tv, pants or jeans, breakfast or dinner? Stupid college ice breakers. So last weekend I ask Alex and Darmen:
"If a magical fairy offered, would you trade 20 IQ points for 100 FIDE points?" The premise is that you are truly 20 points stupider overall, but 100 points stronger in actual playing strength-- it's not just an artificial, un-maintainable rating boost.
Alex: (a shrug of agreement) FIDE points are forever, but IQ is variable.
Darmen: Can I trade 150 FIDE points for 60 IQ?
My next question was 100 points for 1 leg, but no takers there ("Legs are important.")
India goes a step further-- "Would you rather be capable of creating life or DESTROYING it?"