Back in high school, when we were bored and there didn't seem to be anything topical to talk about, my buddies and I would sometimes ask each other totally random, apropos-of-nothing hypothetical questions. These questions were usually completely off-the-wall, and often rather crude, which of course was part of the point. It was a way to both find out more about your pals (and yourself), as well as to derive some sick, twisted humor.
We termed these hypothetical questions "hypos" for short.
The manner upon which they were brought up was usually after a semi-uncomfortable silence in which the conversation had obviously lagged.
Then someone would suddenly break the silence and say, "Dude! Hypo..." and then continue with some intricately-detailed scenario almost certainly formed in the nether-regions of his brain stem.
So, without further ado, here are a few of the more disturbing (and thought-provoking!) "hypos" our teenage minds came up with:
1 - You are offered one million dollars, tax-free, if you complete a simple task. You must go into a locked room with an adorable puppy. You must play (bond) with this puppy for a full 60 minutes. Then, you must remove one of its legs with your bare hands. In other words, it must be torn off, ripped from its flesh while it howls in pathetic agony.
Do you do it? How about for ten million? Is there any price?
2 - You are taken hostage by a group of deranged cultists. They offer you a choice. There are two options.
The first option is to have your penis cut off and thrown into a fire, while they videotape this horror. The tape will then be sent to all major media outlets. You will internationally become known as "the guy who had his dick chopped off and destroyed." You will be the butt of jokes for the rest of your life, and you will never be able to have normal sexual intercourse ever again. On the bright side, they will pay you ten million dollars for your trouble.
The second option is to be released without harm. Your genitals remain intact. However, they promise you that one of their members will hunt you down and shoot you in the head at some undetermined date roughly 1000 days from now. In other words, no matter where you go or what you do, you are doomed to die (a relatively quick and painless death) in less than three years.