Can You Challenge People to Watch a TV Show?

This one relates to the SDMB rules. Can you challenge other board members, in a thread, to watch a TV show (cable or satellite in this case)?

I guess I might as well tell you. I was going to challenge people to watch ghost stories on the Travel Channel. Because although I am skeptical of an afterlife, I still find the stories rather striking. (This last one is related to the board rules too, so you know what I want to do. Please don’t turn this thread into a debate about ghosts/Travel Channel.)


What exactly is this challenge? Somebody watches the Ghost show and then what’s your end of the bargain?

What do you mean by “challenge”? Are you trying to extract promises from people to watch the show? Are you going to do something on your end if they do?

Well, it sounds safer than pistols at thirty paces.

As the one being challenged do I get to pick weapons? What say to wiffle bats at 3 paces ?

I would similarly like to challenge people to vote for a particular candidate and to donate to specific worthy causes.

“I demand satisfaction!”


“I challenge you, to a du-el!”

“What are your terms, good sir?”

“We shall watch ghost stories provided by the Channel of Travel at dawn, three days hence. My second will contact your second to decide which side of the couch we each must sit upon.”

I guess it works?

Ha! I’ll show you. I already watch them. Take that sirrah!

Piggybacking off this topic, is it permissible under the rules here to declare a thumb war?

I meant to challenge them to view something that might change their beliefs. Or at least question them. :slight_smile:

Watching hokey ghost stories on a mislabeled channel is not going to do that.

Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

Who’s the more foolish – the fool, or the fool who follows him? :slight_smile:

Heh. I still remember the last time someone made a challenge like this to me. It was fun.

Great username/avatar/post combo.

Blame @Darren_Garrison – his post inspired mine. (And, just for the record, I wasn’t referring to Darren with my post. :smiley: )

I’ve never seen the Casper movie, but I’d be willing to watch it to see if it changes my belief in friendly ghosts.

This “challenge” doesn’t have a ghost of a chance.

And I don’t need to watch a lame tv show to be exposed to ridiculous beliefs. I’ve got the whole world for that.

I dunno, man. You of all people should be concerned about a phantom menace.

That one was really forced.