Question: If you had to choose between: a)being a writer who loses the hand you write with or b)being a runner who loses a leg which won you the gold... which would you choose?"
Better yet, just ask yourself, "What Would Candyland Do?" Personally, I'd keep my arm. I'm not sure how I'd clip my toenails or shave delicate areas (sorry) with only one upper limb. If you're scratching your head on the decision, take a look at Moon Rat's carefully constructed answer, (thesis, really), over on Editorial Ass.
You can find the HOT debate by clicking HERE.
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