Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: When Was the Last Time You Watched Heathers?

Happy Friday, Persephoneers!

We’re going to reach for a classic for today’s Lunchtime Poll, Veronica Sawyer’s and Heather Chandler’s question from Heathers.

You win five million dollars from the Publisher’s sweepstakes, and the same day as that big Ed guy gives you the check, aliens land on the Earth and say they’re going to blow up the world in two days. What are you gonna do with the money?

We asked this question early on in our life – curious to see what the responses were?

If you haven’t seen Heathers in a while, or heck, haven’t see it at all, watch it on Netflix Instant.

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3 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: When Was the Last Time You Watched Heathers?”

This is when I admit to being far too realistic. First, my bank would probably put a 3-7 day hold on the money. Even if I had it in cash, who the hell is gonna be showing up to work or anything? I’d love to fly off to some random beach and just go snorkeling and try to enjoy the last two days, but I’m guessing the pilots would rather be home with their families. Probably I’d just curl up in a ball and cry for two days. Unless I could bribe the aliens. I’d try to bribe the aliens.

I just saw it on TV this summer, possibly July.

Idk just how chaotic things would get in this scenario, as in, would money even matter any more, but in case most systems were still up and running, I would donate impromptu wedding budgets to lgbt couples. (Technically still not legal where I am, but I doubt it would matter much if the world was about to get blown up.) And I’d send lots of love/fan letters to thank all the fantastic, fun and inspiring people out there I’ve had the pleasure to encounter either irl or online.

And supposing there aren’t enough budgetarily challenged lgbtq couples to be found on quick notice, straight couples and single people of whichever persuasion are all welcome as well. Basically, love, friendship, fireworks, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries for all good people.

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