think What have you failed to do?: think

By Spiracle on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:15 pm:


    is this something that comes with becoming aged or what? do i need to start doing crossword puzzles and mall walking? my life has been on freakin autopilot for years and requires little original thought to maintain my daily routine..ugh..ROUTINE..

    *sigh* it's years since i've painted anything..i just now had to think about this and count on all of my seven fingers..but it's been too long..i need some brain stimulation..

    and..ofcourse..i can't stand to be around people in person who talk about philosophical shit so that's not an no one go and suggest i go and find me some friends that think 'deep thoughts'

    is this just a normal cellular occurance? oxidation of the brain?

By Spiracle on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 03:17 pm:

    and..ofcourse..i love and i'll have started this tired and depressed thread and it'll turn into conversations about uncle wanky's obsession with turtles and cheese..

    if i could only be so lucky..

By TBone on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 05:28 pm:

    Last night I watched an episode of Star Trek where Picard gets blasted by something or other and it makes his artificial heard malfunction. He sees the White Light and out of it comes Q, saying, "Welcome to the afterlife. I'm God."

    Q gives him a second chance at the wild youth that Picard so regrets. He alienates all his friends, but he manages to avoid being stabbed in the heart by a Nausican, and thus he avoids needing an artificial one.

    But then Q sends him back to the "present" and he's no longer the mighty captain, but instead he's just some schmo in a blue uniform running astophysics reports for Geordi, and everyone talks to him like he's maybe a little stupid.

    And then he realizes that facing death like that made him who he is, etc, says he'd rather be dead than live that passionless life.

    It made me kinda sad.

    Maybe I need to be stabbed in the heart by a Nausican.

By Nate on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 08:16 pm:

    or a nathan.

By TBone on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 - 10:46 pm:

    Ok, Ok.

By moonit on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 02:14 am:

    My mum LOVES Picard.

    That so freakin scary.

By Gee on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 08:56 am:

    I loved that episode. Picard looked hot in that blue uniform.

    I find that as the years go by I am stretching my brain muscles less and less. I just kind of accept things and don't put too much effort into understanding why I accept those things. Sometimes I think that's a good thing, sometimes it's a bad thing.

    I figure I can make this easier on myself by taking classes every year - basically I'll never stop being a student, even though I have a full time job and a life and shit. There's always stuff to learn, and maybe I just need someone to push me into learning it.

By Spider on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 03:28 pm:

    My bad memory frightens me. Maybe once a week someone will make a reference to something I said in the past, and I can't remember ever saying anything like it, or ever being so inclined to say such a thing. And then, a few moments later, a hazy image of being in such a conversation will come to me, but it will feel no different from a remembered dream from long ago.

    But I will totally kick your ass at Trivial Pursuit. I can retain facts like a sieve with no holes retains water.

By patrick on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 03:35 pm:

    i've learned that im pretty competitve scategories player as of late.

By spiracle on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 04:16 pm:

    what's the game you can use purple playdough...i rule at that..

    my friends get pissed off that i don't choose the 'acting' category ever..MAYBE BECAUSE I SUCK AT THAT CATEGORY..duh


By Spider on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 04:42 pm:

    Cranium's questions are hard, but the game moves too fast.

By eri on Thursday, May 26, 2005 - 11:48 pm:

    I can't get Spunky to play Cranium. He doesn't like it. But to be honest you need at least 4 people and we don't really have friends we can play with right now.

    but I do love that stupid game......I love most stupid board games.......but I suck royally at Scattergories.

By Gee on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 09:23 am:

    cranium is fun!

    I played that with three of my friends one time, and one of the girls on the other team got mad because I would occasionally look to her for the answers. Like when she and my teammate were acting something out, or humming something, and we would have to guess, I would often guess because of what SHE was doing, and not my teammate.

    somehow she thought that was like cheating.

By Gee on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 09:23 am:

    also: I rule at the Harry Potter board game!!

By Gee on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 09:24 am:

    I just realized that all of the board games in my home are nerd games. Harry Potter, Marvel Trivia, Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit.

    it's only sad because you can't play these games with normal people, so I am continually surrounding myself with more and more nerds.

By TBone on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 10:10 am:

    Cranium rules. I'm not a particularly good artist -- in fact, I'm a miserable artist -- but I rock it up at the sculpting and drawing. I think I'm just good at figuring out simple shapes that will trigger certain words in people's minds.

    However, I'm hopeless at the one where you have to pretend you're some famous person. I always have to apologize to my team because I have no idea who these celebrities are. Then I tell them who it was, and they look at me like I'm missing half a brain.

    It's crucial for me to be on a team of 3 or more.

By eri on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 10:20 am:

    I have the Harry Potter trivia game. The one like Trivial Pursuit, based on the first book. The kids love it. Also have wizards chess and LOTR chess set.

    I guess I am just a big geek as well. But then again, I like surrounding myself with like minded people so I enjoy being surrounded by geeks for the most part.

By patrick on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 01:01 pm:

    I learned spades recently. Thats a good game.

By platypus on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 06:57 pm:

    I love spades.

    Tonight we are playing Lord of the Rings Risk. I don't know quite how this is going to work, but who knows.

    I've also been doing the cryptoquip a lot lately. I suppose that's not a group game, persay. But it's still fun.

By lapis on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:09 pm:

    yay, lord of the rings risk! hooray!

    (it's fun. i won the time i played and was a poor sport about it, i confess)

    got to play hopscotch on wednesday night with my favorite clownchild while racing away from a gigantic shoe.

By platypus on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:27 pm:

    Well with a rousing review like that I must be fated to have fun tonight. I do adore risk. And I am also a fan of Risk 2210. I'm just a little but confused about how Lord of the Rings Risk is going to work.

By jinx on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:39 pm:

    i love spades. i'm learning to play bridge.

    my mother has been in the same bridge
    club for 30 years.

By platypus on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:44 pm:

    That is intense. I always see the bridge puzzles in the newspaper and am utterly confused by them.

    I played a lot of canasta when I was younger. Isn't canasta related to bridge? Or am I full of it?

By jinx on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:48 pm:

    i don't know canasta at all.

    bridge is all taking tricks with your partner, but
    more complicated than spades.

By platypus on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:50 pm:

    Ok so canasta and bridge are not related. Canasta is a very odd game--my grandmother played canasta every Thursday until the day she died with all of her old cronies. Now you're making me want to learn bridge too though. Really it's the puzzles in the newspaper that make me want to learn bridge, with their esoteric language and confusing array of cards.

By jinx on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 07:57 pm:

    i'm reading bridge for dummies.

    my mother is so excited.

By wisper on Friday, May 27, 2005 - 08:44 pm:

    Not a big board game fan. Except Monopoly, when you get 8 or more people into it, and half of them are drinking, and you have to play in teams, and it goes on for 4 hours or more, and it might never end, and it starts to get nasty and personal. Now THATS a board game. Monopoly is reason alone to have a party.

    This couple is alwasy inviting us over, and they always want to play Balderdash. This has happened at least 3 times already. I'm too polite to tell them that i really dislike Balderdash*. Like I'll just read a book in the corner if i have to play it again.

    Other than Monopoly, there are 3 games i truly love. Card-wise I can school people in Hearts and Euchre. And there is this weird version of checkers called King's Court. If you play these against me, you will be my bitch.


    *Balderdash - you get a strange word or phrase and people have to guess it's meaning, and write down what they think it is, then you vote on what you think the real definition is. It's long and dull.

By Cat on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 02:36 am:

    I love Scrabble. And card games. And Pictionary - but I like the fighting over Pictionary the most. Pictionary got banned from a friend's beach house because of the almost bloody Pictionary battles. Now I have my own beach house, I encourage Pictionary at all times.

    But mainly we play Scrabble which is good because I know lots of weird words which my former friends challenge and then I dance around when I'm proved correct. I am the Dancing Scrabble Queen.

By platypus on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 03:52 pm:

    I adore Scrabble. It's highly useful to know about all sorts of obscure two and three letter words so that you can build towering edifices of letters across the board.

    I also like Boggle, and I am getting to be rather a mean hand at it.

By droopy on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 04:55 pm:

    i was never much good at scrabble. although i do like that word game with will shortz that comes on weekend edition every sunday morning. i'm usually not at my best sunday morning, but that makes it a challenge. occasionally i actually do better than the contestant.

By lapis on Saturday, May 28, 2005 - 08:50 pm:

    how'd the lord of the rings risk go, platy?

    i like balderdash. it can be a good game when drinking, or if you have tons of people. the psychology of the game is interesting.

    hearts is wonderful. go is great. has anyone else ever played a card game called phase 10 (uses a special deck of 104 cards)?

    one of my housemates taught me a card game called swede..... i'm not sure what to compare it to.

By V on Sunday, May 29, 2005 - 12:16 pm:


By Spider on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 03:57 pm:

    I love Scrabble.

    I got Lord of the Rings Risk for Christmas, to encourage healthy conflict in my community, but I hate playing it because I find that strategizing is pointless -- the other players always ruin my plans, as do the rolls of the dice. So what's the point?

    I've played Phase 10. The other night we played Contintental Rummy, which is like Phase 10 but uses regular playing cards. I won.

    My two hot games are Trivial Pursuit and Boggle. You see, no one, but no one comes close to beating me in Boggle. NO ONE. *And* Boggle is awesome because the better you do, the worse the others do. (I always remind my housemates of this when they praise me -- "If I were *really* good, you would have *no* points" -- and then they don't want to play anymore.) So if I really want to be aggressive and cut a swath of destruction through my friends' self-esteem, I play Boggle.

    Trivial Pursuit I still beat everyone (except my brother...details below), but I am made to work a little harder, so it's a great ego stroke when I win. I think if I lost to my housemates you'd feel the shockwave throughout the land, like when Sauron went down. There would at least be an earthquake.

    My brother is my only threat at Trivial Pursuit. He is so good, he once beat me (one fateful Christmas Eve which shall remain seared into my memory) while he was both drunk *and* high. I have never lived that down.

By Antigone on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 05:47 pm:

    "So what's the point?"

    The point is to make plans that incorporate their own ruin in the plan.

    What good is planning if you don't plan for the inevitable?

By Gee on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 09:01 am:

    I hate Risk. I dislike most board games because I'm very competative. in the sense that I'm a sore loser. The only way I can successfully (read: happily) play a board game is if I just don't care.

    so usually when I play games I go all in, full force, no holds barred -=- hoping to lose. does that sound weird? In poker I bet high; in Risk I roll all the die; in Hero Quest I fight every moster first. I figure if I take more of a risk I'll lose faster and then I can just sit and watch and not worry about winning. The weird part is that I usually win this way. If I actually cared about the winning, I would lose everytime.

By TBone on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 11:08 am:

    I like the game (but can't remember its name) where you have to make your teammate say a particular word and you have a list of words that you can't say. I was once invited to a part at which I knew only one person and we played this game. I got paired with a girl I didn't like, but we apparently thought on similar frequencies or something. We could often win a round by saying a single word. We won by an obscene number of points.

    I was never invited to one of their parties again.

    I like Scrabble and UpWords.
    I also like Go, but I'm not very good. Every time I teach someone to play Go, they proceed to beat me at least once.

By Antigone on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 12:39 pm:

    The game is "Taboo," TBone.

By jinx on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 01:19 pm:

    I like "Sorry!."

    not really. I just like that there is a game called,

By jinx on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 01:20 pm:


By Platypus on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 01:29 pm:

    Taboo is awesome. I had forgotten all about Taboo.

By jinx on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 01:57 pm:

    one of the best Taboo moments I witnessed was
    when my friend Tim had the word "anvil" and his
    clue was, "It falls on your head, but it's not a

    Or maybe it was the other way around....

By patrick on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 02:05 pm:

    i can't get involved with games including trolls and/or silly mystical shit.

    for those who enjoy scrabble...may I suggest a popular variation i often play is theme Scrabble, in particular porn scrabble. You could even incorporate a hybrid strip poker version...such as...for every word score under 15, off goes an article of clothing.

    Every few years i forget how much i generally dislike Monopoly, find myself playing it, only wanting to buck shot blast the entire board about 45 minutes into it.

By platypus on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 05:18 pm:

    Sex scrabble is good times. We also play a variant on Taboo called "porno password." We tend to use phrases more than words, such as "big black cock with pearly white cum." I got "it's made from monkey cum, you know" last night and my team totally lost. It was very sad.

By Dougie on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 08:06 pm:

    Yeah, Monopoly sucks meat. I like Othello and Boggle and Scrabble. Haven't played any of those in a long time. I'm also intrigued by Bobby Fischer's idea that chess should be played with some pieces inverted -- hell, the grandmasters have studied every game known to man, most of it's rote to them anyways.

By Cat on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 08:24 am:

    No one wants to play scrabble with me. Wah is me.

By TBone on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 02:19 pm:

    I'd play scrabble with you.

By Cat on Thursday, June 2, 2005 - 08:39 am:

    Email Mark and prepare for ass-whooping.

By TBone on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 11:03 pm:

    My ass is prepared and awaits its whooping.

    Also, his Markness gave me permission to pass the link on to others from the Sorabji World. So if'n you're out and you want in, contact me.

By platypus on Friday, June 3, 2005 - 11:12 pm:


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