193. Monsters Like the Hobson’s Choice

“Join me, or be destroyed” is a line prattled out by many countless movie monsters. But is this really a choice? Any decision where one option is death isn’t really a choice. It’s a Hobson’s Choice – where the presenter gives two choices, but only one is actually viable.

So, really, quit pretending this is actually a choice. Of course we’re going to join you. The accessories you offer are just too cool!

Just don’t tell any of your other monster friends about your little threat to destroy us. It sounds like we were coerced into the deal.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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