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PointyHairedJedi 04-24-2007 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke (Post 73347)
And are we ever going to get an explanation for the giant pillbug in my head that no one else can see?

Given what Baltar did with Six, I think we can all agree that that's a mental image that none of us are ever really going to recover from, Zeke.

Nate the Great 04-24-2007 10:15 PM

Ooooookkkkaaaayyyy....

Moving on. If we're going to do a thread of links...

http://www.reviewboy.com/

Delta Blues is (dare I say it?) one of the top five Trek sites that any Trekkie has to visit. It's a requirement. It's necessary.

Zeke 04-24-2007 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PointyHairedJedi (Post 73348)
Given what Baltar did with Six, I think we can all agree that that's a mental image that none of us are ever really going to recover from, Zeke.

Zeke's Better Judgment: Actually, I think he was just insulting me.

ijdgaf 04-25-2007 03:22 AM

Have a horsey birthday!

AKAArzosah 04-25-2007 05:54 AM

'Slater' is an Australian thing too.

Zeke 04-26-2007 06:34 AM

Here's one for chess fans. (Anybody here play on RedHotPawn? I'm CZeke there.)

PointyHairedJedi 04-26-2007 09:42 AM

I have a rather nice repilca set of the Lewis chessmen. I was even at one point a member of a school chess club. Before you get too impressed though, I should point out that I can count the number of opponents I've beaten on one hand.

mudshark 04-26-2007 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke (Post 73378)

http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g2.../bgbiggrin.gif

Nate the Great 04-27-2007 02:55 PM

Fairly amusing.

That's one reason why I'm not your average nerd. I'm not a chess addict. Probably because I've gotten smacked by one too many uppity ten dollar computer programs.

Burt 04-27-2007 05:10 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FtKYOtOIkE

This completes me.


Seriously though, it's just perfect. I loved Spitting Image....
Oh why did you go away!

Zeke 04-27-2007 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Nate the Great (Post 73415)
That's one reason why I'm not your average nerd. I'm not a chess addict. Probably because I've gotten smacked by one too many uppity ten dollar computer programs.

I don't think chess is quite the defining nerd attribute it used to be anymore. I don't know a lot of people who play, and I'm a math grad student. The weird thing is that Metroid2002, a totally unrelated forum that Hejira and I frequent, is full of chess fans and has even organized tournaments.

But then, the appeal of chess is too universal to try and match it up with some specific group. It's the definitive strategy game. TOS and B5 showed people still playing chess 300 years from now, and I believe it.

Nate the Great 04-27-2007 09:11 PM

From what I've read, there are many better strategy games out there. Go, for example. Now, I've never played even though I know how. For that matter, what about Hexxegon?

Zeke 04-27-2007 10:45 PM

Anticipating that objection, I said definitive, not best. I think chess has a stronger claim to that title than any other game. "Best" wouldn't even make sense, since there are any number of ways one game can be better than another: simplicity, challenge, accessibility, and so on.

Go is indeed a strong contender, though I think chess edges it out. As for Hexxagon, I apply a simple rule: any game I have to look up is in no way a classic yet.

ijdgaf 04-27-2007 11:20 PM

I think the whole Go vs. Chess issue is more or less an East vs. West thing. Which you define as "definitive" largely rests on where you grew up.

I say they both co-chair their definity.

Nate the Great 04-28-2007 12:27 AM

Well, it's just that from what I've heard, if a random person had to go on a hundred-year trip across the galaxy and could only take one game with them, the odds are better that they'd take Go with them.

Chancellor Valium 04-29-2007 04:47 PM

@IJD: Exactly. In my home, for example, it was Newfoundland Trivial Pursuit...

Zeke 04-29-2007 04:52 PM

You know, we get pretty silly here sometimes. But I think it's time now to take a moment, as we sometimes do on this show, to look... into the future.

Nate the Great 04-29-2007 07:07 PM

For some strange reason, I think that the personal flying machine is the most improbable. I daresay that gliders with as little surface area as those would barely (if at all) get you to the ground from a cliff. Going up and down at would be impossible.

The personal waterwheel raft could possibly work if you added a float on each side to keep your balance.

The moving pavement is just plain loony. Possible, but there are multiple better and cheaper alternatives.

Sa'ar Chasm 04-29-2007 08:11 PM

Quote:

@IJD: Exactly. In my home, for example, it was Newfoundland Trivial Pursuit...
All roight, bye, for all t'e marbles, wot koind of cawd am Oi kissin' if Oi'm takin' a shawt o' screech in t'e squid-jiggin' grounds, moi trout?

Nate the Great 04-29-2007 08:18 PM

Forty-two.

Hey, it'll answer any question! Maybe not well, but it is an answer. :)


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