wandu, what do you mean one point word? I accept Ed’s idea “We quit if it gets back to RAIN” but I do not know should I try to help reach RAIN or to defense it. What about splitting into two groups: nicks A-M try to reach RAIN, and nicks L-Z try to avoid it. It is just an idea of a game. I see some traps also, e.g. additional rules are necessary to forbid more than 1 or 2 consecutive entries from one group. What about judging if association is valid?
Since it’s MUCH harder to reach rain legitimately, then something like nicknames A-S should try to reach it, and only T-Z try to avoid it! We would need more help trying to reach it!
But I agree, judging it would probably just be too difficult. Still, it might be fun.
Wandu was almmost certainly just making a joke that if this were an Empathy game, most of the answers listed would be one-point answers. For example, if the Empathy expression for tomorrow were PLAN, I don’t think many people are going to answer CLAN. Likewise with HORSE if the expression was HOCKEY, MAIN if the expression was MAN, etc.
It is known that all real programmers drink only coke and eat only pizza – at least after more than 28 hours in front of a computer screen. It’s easy (just a phone call needed), you don’t have to stand up and go to a table to it (only to pen the door to the pizza boy) and a few mushrooms near the space button are not really a burdain :)
No, it’s said that real programmers drink Jolt cola. However, that seems to be a more modern thing. All the real programmers did their work in the 50s and 70s, with some late work done in the 70s. They lived on coffee.
Oh...I see I unwittingly “stole” furbolero’s association...ah well. I like the game Mr Collins came up with.
It was an Empathy reference I was making, although my jest was that none of the “answers” in the thread had been given by more than one person. Alternatively I was going to say that getting back to “rain” would be worth two points.
wand; Mushroom – cloud – Internet – computer; Nixon; Perl; booze; counting games; boxes; hjkl; Doctor; Gambling; Monte Carlo; poison; Moustache; Mount Hood; Little John; light saber; BBC; Turkey; Anno; dog; Cabin boy; In the bedroom with a candlestick!; Moustache; Escher; Clue by four; Duffs Device; Icecream; Old England; Old Spice; Rhyme; char *; Conference registration; TLA; Brothel; Money; Parrot; Rings; I love Barney!; Edwin A. Abbott.
(remark about the song Ed mentionned (and having dutchman Theo right in front of me): they actually translated it into dutch with the difference between hollandic dutch and flemish (officially it’s one language created from the dutch (Nederdeutsch) the flemish spoke in Amsterdam back during the Reformation exodus from Flandrens to Holland). I think Robert Long sung it with Margriet Hermans)
(The plan for my 2-week UK holiday is to have 150-200 different real ales. I suspect I may feel some side effects! Anyone in the south-east (London, Oxford, Cambridge, Peterborough) fancying a few games of Einstein over a pint or three – drop me a message!
Sue Charlton: Mick, give him your wallet. Michael J. “Crocodile” Dundee: What for? S: He’s got a knife. M: [chuckling] That’s not a knife. M: [Dundee draws a large Bowie knife] M: That’s a knife. [Dundee slashes the teen mugger’s jacket. He and his friends run away] M: Just kids having fun. You alright? S: I’m always all right when I’m with you Dundee.