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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:33   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,12:12)
Last Legal Move: Snaresbrook.

Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game. Might I remind you that this, like the Wikipedia article, is a distinct falsehood.

The School Cormorant was Rules were handed down to us by the Town of Chipping Sodbury in the 1800s darkest recesses of antiquity. The game has a noble tradition through all civilised nations. Now don't piss me off or I'll insist we play by the rules which operated under Charlemagne, you see if I don't.

Anyway, enough tough love. I shall restart play from Snaresbrook with a move to:

Aldwych!

Louis

Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

Realizing I'm probably doomed to lose all my altitude (and possibly my red tokens) I'll risk:

Finchley Road.

(If I can avoid the ol' Spoon, I'll be overjoyed.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:46   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:33)
Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

(snip)

Disregard what you read above.

He didn't say "Simon Says"!

Now, Simon Says that's how it's played in an uncivilized place like Wales.

Also, what's in the water in north Wales is what is scooped out of the Thames.

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:55   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,12:12)
Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game.

That's hard to believe, given all the recent scholarship on the subject. I think that during the course of my graduate career the Department of Morningtonia Studies had maybe three dissertations and a couple of dozen undergrad honors theses that touched on this issue.

I blame the popular press. Time Magazine's coverage of the last few International Exhibitions has confused rather than enlightened the non-playing public. This may mean trouble for the next generation of MC stars. How will they be able to nail down the big endorsement dollars if the amateur game is so misunderstood?

(And we may have to kiss goodbye any chance of being an exhibition sport at either the 2016 Summer OR 2018 Winter games.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:57   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,12:33)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,12:12)
Last Legal Move: Snaresbrook.

Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game. Might I remind you that this, like the Wikipedia article, is a distinct falsehood.

The School Cormorant was Rules were handed down to us by the Town of Chipping Sodbury in the 1800s darkest recesses of antiquity. The game has a noble tradition through all civilised nations. Now don't piss me off or I'll insist we play by the rules which operated under Charlemagne, you see if I don't.

Anyway, enough tough love. I shall restart play from Snaresbrook with a move to:

Aldwych!

Louis

Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

Realizing I'm probably doomed to lose all my altitude (and possibly my red tokens) I'll risk:

Finchley Road.

(If I can avoid the ol' Spoon, I'll be overjoyed.)

What's the cutoff on ghost stations? '31? '84?

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:58   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,12:46)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:33)
Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

(snip)

Disregard what you read above.

He didn't say "Simon Says"!

Now, Simon Says that's how it's played in an uncivilized place like Wales.

Also, what's in the water in north Wales is what is scooped out of the Thames.

Just to bring you up to speed: Grandchampion Algernon Simon has not been a significant part of the game for more than a decade. What Simon says has very little relevance to any of the post-millennial rulesets.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:04   

Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 26 2010,12:57)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,12:33)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,12:12)
Last Legal Move: Snaresbrook.

Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game. Might I remind you that this, like the Wikipedia article, is a distinct falsehood.

The School Cormorant was Rules were handed down to us by the Town of Chipping Sodbury in the 1800s darkest recesses of antiquity. The game has a noble tradition through all civilised nations. Now don't piss me off or I'll insist we play by the rules which operated under Charlemagne, you see if I don't.

Anyway, enough tough love. I shall restart play from Snaresbrook with a move to:

Aldwych!

Louis

Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

Realizing I'm probably doomed to lose all my altitude (and possibly my red tokens) I'll risk:

Finchley Road.

(If I can avoid the ol' Spoon, I'll be overjoyed.)

What's the cutoff on ghost stations? '31? '84?

Neither, I hope. I was planning on making a City Road play later on. I'd hate to have to change that to British Museum.

Can we have a ruling from the current Dealtercator? (I've lost track of who that is--hopefully it's not Louis again. :rolleyes: )

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:06   

Poor Algie. A truly sensitive soul, much misunderstood. And that dreadful business in court... Years afterwards, Monsignor Jaakontytär told me that it all could have been hushed up if the herdsman hadn't paid tax on the compensation.

Algie's cousin Gershorn Simon was another sort altogether. I could have forgiven him for making that cheese commercial - we all have to make a living - but in the very same dress?  Simply crass.

But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:10   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,13:06)
Poor Algie. A truly sensitive soul, much misunderstood. And that dreadful business in court... Years afterwards, Monsignor Jaakontytär told me that it all could have been hushed up if the herdsman hadn't paid tax on the compensation.

Algie's cousin Gershorn Simon was another sort altogether. I could have forgiven him for making that cheese commercial - we all have to make a living - but in the very same dress?  Simply crass.

But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.

Ah, from Hills-and-Valleys to Parks-and-Greens, eh?

Nice.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:10   

At the risk of initiating a cascade: Canons Park.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:13   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,15:10)
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,13:06)
Poor Algie. A truly sensitive soul, much misunderstood. And that dreadful business in court... Years afterwards, Monsignor Jaakontytär told me that it all could have been hushed up if the herdsman hadn't paid tax on the compensation.

Algie's cousin Gershorn Simon was another sort altogether. I could have forgiven him for making that cheese commercial - we all have to make a living - but in the very same dress?  Simply crass.

But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.

Ah, from Hills-and-Valleys to Parks-and-Greens, eh?

Nice.

Nice is in France. It's not on the Tube.

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JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:19   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:58)
Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,12:46)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:33)
Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

(snip)
Disregard what you read above.

He didn't say "Simon Says"!

Now, Simon Says that's how it's played in an uncivilized place like Wales.

Also, what's in the water in north Wales is what is scooped out of the Thames.
Just to bring you up to speed: Grandchampion Algernon Simon has not been a significant part of the game for more than a decade. What Simon says has very little relevance to any of the post-millennial rulesets.

Bejebus!

I'm not referring to the Old GMC Algie Simon, but to Simple Simon.  After being a pie man, he has rose to new prominence making rule clarifications as he sits in his wheel chair, watching old "Swedish Erotica" videos to DvD and perfecting his intricate hand movements.

As the work Simple Simon squirts out is so seminal he is still regarded as the no 1 in the land of sticky floors.  Even Arden, it is said, waits for every drop of Simon's contributions to the game!

With that, I think my next move is to Edgware Road

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:19   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,13:13)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,15:10)
 
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,13:06)
Poor Algie. A truly sensitive soul, much misunderstood. And that dreadful business in court... Years afterwards, Monsignor Jaakontytär told me that it all could have been hushed up if the herdsman hadn't paid tax on the compensation.

Algie's cousin Gershorn Simon was another sort altogether. I could have forgiven him for making that cheese commercial - we all have to make a living - but in the very same dress?  Simply crass.

But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.

Ah, from Hills-and-Valleys to Parks-and-Greens, eh?

Nice.

Nice is in France. It's not on the Tube.

I was afraid that someone might have mistaken my commentary for a play. But I trust that you all will give me credit for recognizing that a cross-channel play this early in the quadrat would fling me knidward almost immediately.

I'm not that much of an idiot!

ETA: Did we locate our dealtercator yet?

Edited by Tom Ames on Mar. 26 2010,13:20

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:22   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,15:12)
Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game.

Calvinball is NOT fictional!

Heathen!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:25   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,13:19)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:58)
Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,12:46)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,14:33)
Lurkers take note: that's how the game is played. Must be something in that north Wales water...

(snip)
Disregard what you read above.

He didn't say "Simon Says"!

Now, Simon Says that's how it's played in an uncivilized place like Wales.

Also, what's in the water in north Wales is what is scooped out of the Thames.
Just to bring you up to speed: Grandchampion Algernon Simon has not been a significant part of the game for more than a decade. What Simon says has very little relevance to any of the post-millennial rulesets.

Bejebus!

I'm not referring to the Old GMC Algie Simon, but to Simple Simon.  After being a pie man, he has rose to new prominence making rule clarifications as he sits in his wheel chair, watching old "Swedish Erotica" videos to DvD and perfecting his intricate hand movements.

As the work Simple Simon squirts out is so seminal he is still regarded as the no 1 in the land of sticky floors.  Even Arden, it is said, waits for every drop of Simon's contributions to the game!

With that, I think my next move is to Edgware Road

While your scholarship leaves much to be desired, I can't quarrel with your play.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:30   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,15:06)
Algie's cousin Gershorn Simon was another sort altogether. I could have forgiven him for making that cheese commercial - we all have to make a living - but in the very same dress?  Simply crass.

It might have worked if our present L'Enfant terrible Louis, wasn't wearing it while picking up his award (and nose) while entertaining the Queen.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:38   

Quote (ppb @ Mar. 26 2010,20:22)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,15:12)
Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game.

Calvinball is NOT fictional!

Heathen!

Oh you can find anything on the internet. I cite UD as an example.

Anyway, back to the fray. I can see that the last move put me in Spoon again.

Clever. Clever.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:42   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,15:38)
Quote (ppb @ Mar. 26 2010,20:22)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,15:12)
Some of you Americans seem to think that Mornington Crescent is somehow like Calvinball, an entirely ruleless and fictional game.

Calvinball is NOT fictional!

Heathen!
Oh you can find anything on the internet. I cite UD as an example.

Ouch

Louis score: + Infinity and Beyond

ppb score: uh, 0

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:56   

While you weren't looking I got off the Piccadilly at Turnham Green (which later imploded as you correctly surmised) and hopped a District Line to Richmond but baled at ...

... wait for it ...

Gunnersbury!

Even if I tell you my plan to catch a No. 93 bus back up (or down) Chiswick High Road I'll still make Earl's Court before opening time!

Ha, and Double Ha!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,15:59   

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But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.


You are very much mistaken, sir!  Northwick Park is so small a station there's nothing there, not even Northwick Park.  You have to walk halfway across the sports field before you're even near the middle of nowhere.

Chump move, doofus!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:02   

Quote (Doc Bill @ Mar. 26 2010,15:59)
Quote
But I digress. Northwick Park, unless I'm very much mistaken.


You are very much mistaken, sir!  Northwick Park is so small a station there's nothing there, not even Northwick Park.  You have to walk halfway across the sports field before you're even near the middle of nowhere.

Chump move, doofus!

... leading to the hospital, which is wholly NHS.

Neophyte.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:05   

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... leading to the hospital, which is wholly NHS.

Neophyte.


Where they do mostly research.  More likely to get an autopsy than a diagnosis.

Specimen.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:08   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 26 2010,15:25)
While your scholarship leaves much to be desired, I can't quarrel with your play.

Oh please.  We see the same things we just interpret it differently.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:10   

<Exasperated>

... which means that, without suitable A&E facilities, I simply have to simulate a coronary seizure or break a major limb and I get a free ride to Charing Cross without use of my Egg card.

I call Spoon. There are too many bloody amateurs about the place.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:20   

Quote (Doc Bill @ Mar. 26 2010,16:05)
Where they do mostly research.  More likely to get an autopsy than a diagnosis.

*Fun Fact*

Mrs Amadan used to deliver babies in Northwick Park. In fact, Amadan 1.1 was born there!

Mrs Amadan agrees with your observation.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:39   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,21:10)
<Exasperated>

... which means that, without suitable A&E facilities, I simply have to simulate a coronary seizure or break a major limb and I get a free ride to Charing Cross without use of my Egg card.

I call Spoon. There are too many bloody amateurs about the place.

I agree. I'm blooming well staying in Spoon until someone discovers another out of use station.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:57   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,16:39)
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,21:10)
<Exasperated>

... which means that, without suitable A&E facilities, I simply have to simulate a coronary seizure or break a major limb and I get a free ride to Charing Cross without use of my Egg card.

I call Spoon. There are too many bloody amateurs about the place.

I agree. I'm blooming well staying in Spoon until someone discovers another out of use station.

Louis

Lords!


Ha!! Got you Louis!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,16:59   

Doc Bill: Thanks for helping to set up the pincer. Louis walked into it.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,17:20   

Quote

Oh you can find anything on the internet. I cite UD as an example.


Anyway, back to the fray. I can see that the last move put me in Spoon again.

Clever. Clever.

Louis[/quote]
Actually, this hard-fought MC game is a lot like UD...

Names tossed about at random, a plethora of appeals to authority, posters up at arms over miniscule details.  

Of course unlike UD, we do have Jesus, Dr. Dr. Dembski and the Irish Catholic Priests sitting this one out, and to protect our game from them,  I think it is time make a play for Cambridge over Upton on the Green.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,17:25   

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Thanks for helping to set up the pincer. Louis walked into it.


Actually the maneuver was based on the Buie Pile Clamp, Curved, Angiotribe Jaws, 8-1/2in.

Louis backed into it.

Meanwhile, I hopped a Piccadilly to King's Cross, St. Pancras and got a Free Fare by having in my possession a pancreas from Northwick Park!

I'll see your Spoon and raise you a Spork.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,17:33   

Quote (J-Dog @ Mar. 26 2010,17:20)
 
Quote

Oh you can find anything on the internet. I cite UD as an example.


Anyway, back to the fray. I can see that the last move put me in Spoon again.

Clever. Clever.

Louis

Quote
Actually, this hard-fought MC game is a lot like UD...

Names tossed about at random, a plethora of appeals to authority, posters up at arms over miniscule details.  

Of course unlike UD, we do have Jesus, Dr. Dr. Dembski and the Irish Catholic Priests sitting this one out, and to protect our game from them,  I think it is time make a play for Cambridge over Upton on the Green.

Feckssake J-Dog, would you ever learn the bloody rules?  This isn't a joke.

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JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.

   
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