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  • Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.


When I was a young adult, half a century ago, there was a pastime game that people played called, "Fuck, Marry, Kill" in which one was prompted with the names of three people, celebrities or otherwise, and then forced to sort those three people into those three categories. I still do not know what they were playing at. I took it seriously, and it frightened me to live in a world populated by people who forced mating, marriage, and murder together into a game. Now there is an online generator for this forced choice question-and-answer game, so I suppose that even more people are playing it. Why? Does it give them a feeling of control over their sexual options? Is playing at being murderous fun for them? Are they bullied into playing it, or tricked by the inclusion of a marriage option? Do they have nothing better to do?

Two other popular head trip games in the 1970s were:

1. What celebrity would you like to have dinner with? My answer now would be actor Gérard Depardieu (b. 1948) who not only is highly attractive in a blonde bull-man sort of way but he has citizenship in France, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, which would certainly be something to talk about. Alas, he has always been married. Among many, many other awards Monsieur Depardieu has been awarded the Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur (chivalry/honor) and the Chevalier of the Ordre national du Mérite (merit).

2. Who would you want to be stranded on a desert island with? Typical answers were Jesus Christ, a survival expert, or a lover. My answer has always been, I do not want to be stranded on a desert island, which admittedly is being a spoilsport.


by Annmarie Throckmorton, copyright 2023

Depardieu disgraced-screen capture 2023

(Are all of them sexual predators?)



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