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Games


 
 
 
 

I went to a trivia contest. It was fantastic!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I pondered what it would be like to have people play Oak Games-style games in a higher-end coffee shop for one day; a typical Steve fantasy. People win prizes when they win games against strangers. I would not have brought this to your attention except for the social effect. Instead of people being isolated or focused on their phones, you could show up, likely with a friend or two, and there would be face to face playing - and/or coffee drinking. There would be an incentive to deal with strangers.

This would not be structured, not a tournament, and games would not always merit prizes. You don't have to know the game rules before you arrive. These games have simple rules.
 

Royal Game of Ur - non-standard sweets

Safari Race card game - animal theme

Loonie - collectable coins

Stand By Me - symmetrical

Yoté - exotic non-alcoholic drinks

Fanorona - puzzles


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SWAT officer tries Airsoft and destroys everyone.
 

An airsoft video. More where that came from. More interesting than I expected.

Grenshutzgruppe 9?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Natural History


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Science


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What is the Greek word for amber?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Language and Culture


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are frogs gren? Have you sen any good movies lately? Has Doug ben going to practice?


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Military


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 

a model of the flying flapjack (Vought V173)


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Food and Drink


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Music, film, television


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tea for Two is a song originally from a 1925 musical. You can find a number of zany renditions of this tune on YouTube.

But this version is the pinnacle of musical excellence, at least from my point of view. I keep listening to it over and over.
 
 
 
 


 
 

Carl Stevens and his orchestra - Tea for Two


 

You could synch it up with this video, which I think comes from a movie all about the twist. Watch the feet. Turn off the sound on the video and give the video a five second delay. You could also synch it up with this. Maybe even this, dancing scenes in '60 television.

But I say just stick with the image of the record cover. It's evocative.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Other


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

After losing my watch I got a new one. I had long figured that would be impossible because I could never find a watch that satisfies me. But I got this Lorus watch (Lorus is owned by Seiko).


 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

And I promptly broke it. I found it on the concrete stairs with a crack right across the face of it.