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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,10:57   

Dear Colleagues, Collaborators, Friends, Acquaintances, Auld Enemies, Scum Sucking Turd Gobblers, and Arden,

Seeing as it is deeply evil to derail the UD thread, or indeed any thread, from its Intended Purpose* I feel we need a little space of our own. Continuing from the derail on the UD3 thread, where we had a move of East Putney, I invite interested parties to make their moves.

Elevators are wild, diagonals are permitted, Stovold, as ever, reigns supreme.

Louis

* Which is, of course, designed. I searched for "Mornington Crescent" and "MC" and all variables within thread titles and found nothing.  Despite the fact that I have a vague memory of an original thread for this stuff. Maybe my search-fu is weak.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,11:49   

Following the standard Thurgood-Hamilton conversion algorithm, but banning semi-lateral shunts, I shall play my Transfer to the Purple Line, and exit at the Northwestern station.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,12:01   

Quote (J-Dog @ Mar. 24 2010,17:49)
Following the standard Thurgood-Hamilton conversion algorithm, but banning semi-lateral shunts, I shall play my Transfer to the Purple Line, and exit at the Northwestern station.

HA! Morningto... Oh, hang on ...

...

Camden Market?

Close, but no cigar.

  
Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,12:26   

Middle-aged men entertain themselves by making cryptic reference to arcane and abstruse rules that may or may not exist in a discussion of a subject matter of no apparent relevance to humans of the normal 46-chromosome type.

This absorbs the participants' interests and energies to a remarkable degree. It inexplicably provides amusement to them, derived, it would seem, as much by the exclusion of non-initiates as by any intrinsic wit or worth their exchanges may have.

My God, we've all become LAWYERS!!!!

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jeffox



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,12:55   

Ya ya, I'm game!  I'll start out with the standard opening. . . . . Entry at the airport.  Then, I bid 4.  Noting that automatically gains me a 0.538 Fizbin, I'll let that roll over while I take the perfunctory pull on the linchnizzle.  Exit at Kings Crossing for an easy double.


Your move(s)!  

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,13:06   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 24 2010,17:26)
[SNIP]

My God, we've all become LAWYERS!!!!

You take that back!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,13:26   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 24 2010,13:06)
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 24 2010,17:26)
[SNIP]

My God, we've all become LAWYERS!!!!

You take that back!

Louis

I'll see you in court.  I'll sue you for every Euro you have.

Maybe you can do some pro bono work for a few "less fortunate" people on this board.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,13:37   

Hmm. Think I'll just watch for a while.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,13:57   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 24 2010,18:26)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 24 2010,13:06)
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 24 2010,17:26)
[SNIP]

My God, we've all become LAWYERS!!!!

You take that back!

Louis

I'll see you in court.  I'll sue you for every Euro you have.

Maybe you can do some pro bono work for a few "less fortunate" people on this board.

Despite what Arden says I've never done pro-boner work.

Anyway, this is off topic for a thread that is intended to avoid off topicism elsewhere. This is a good thing and possibly recursive. However, since that J-Dog fellow seems keen for play to drift across the Atlantic and BillB is using Fictional Stations (not necessarily a bad thing, but we can discuss the legality of it later) I am forced to bring play back into the Approved Regions by crossing  diagonal and stacking my stations with a Plumbery Shift.

Gloucester Road.

Louis

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Amadan



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,14:29   

Thank goodness for that Louis, I was nearly forced to play Schlump.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,15:34   

Krapy rub snif : Finsbury Park

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,17:51   

Quote (Richardthughes @ Mar. 24 2010,13:34)
Krapy rub snif : Finsbury Park

Dollis Hill.

That's right,  I just played Dollis Hill.

All your Hammersmith Harmonics are belong to us.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,19:41   

Whoa, it looks like an excellent field of fellow competitors.  Good.
I'll carry a wickey sticket in an off-tune manner.  Plus, I'll claim the Ministry of Funny Walks.
Keep in mind, people, enweaselization will get you every time.  I think.
Finally, I'll stumper.
Good luck!
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,19:47   

Kew Gardens

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,01:08   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 24 2010,17:47)
Kew Gardens

Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a Fifth Quadrantist. But it's hard to interpret your move in any other light.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,01:20   

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Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 24 2010,17:47)
Kew Gardens

Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a Fifth Quadrantist. But it's hard to interpret your move in any other light.

Nah - I think that's just a modified version of Wilson's gambit.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,01:28   

Quote (jeffox @ Mar. 24 2010,18:41)
Plus, I'll claim the Ministry of Funny Walks.

I'm sorry to inform you, but that's Silly...

I predict the imminent demise of this thread in the year 2025 and I'll wager a bottle of single malt scotch on that.

Waterloo.

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,02:12   

Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 24 2010,23:20)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,20:08)
 
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 24 2010,17:47)
Kew Gardens

Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a Fifth Quadrantist. But it's hard to interpret your move in any other light.

Nah - I think that's just a modified version of Wilson's gambit.

Oh, I guess you're right. I've always had trouble following the flux up the Parslow gradient when helices are underdetermined.

My bad.

(Maybe we need an "Official AtBC Mornington Crescent Peanut Gallery Thread". I'd hate to disrupt the play with some of my occasionally paraboloid observations.)

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Tom Ames



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,02:32   

If Waterloo was the last legal move, I'd have to play Elephant & Castle. Has the line velocity been pegged yet? (Sorry, it's late where I am.)

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,06:16   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,07:12)
Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 24 2010,23:20)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,20:08)
   
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 24 2010,17:47)
Kew Gardens

Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a Fifth Quadrantist. But it's hard to interpret your move in any other light.

Nah - I think that's just a modified version of Wilson's gambit.

Oh, I guess you're right. I've always had trouble following the flux up the Parslow gradient when helices are underdetermined.

My bad.

(Maybe we need an "Official AtBC Mornington Crescent Peanut Gallery Thread". I'd hate to disrupt the play with some of my occasionally paraboloid observations.)

The whole point of play is the paraboloid observations and disagreements about the rules. Frankly most of these posts are far too short and lacking in detailed appreciation of the subtleties of the game.

As a case in point, your questioning of PTaylor and Afarensis is quite correct. Wilson's gambit? Poppycock and foolishness! Afarensis is clearly trying to take Northern Approach whilst avoiding being in Spoon. He ignored my comments on Stovold earlier in the thread, and has failed to note also that elevators are wild.

Since it is after Labour Day (note spelling)* and before the term of the fiftieth president for you personages of an American persuasion, you are well within your rights to advocate a slight deviation from traditional Stovold. Modified Stovoldian Dynamics is a perfectly acceptable deviation, unless of course one prefers SuperStovold or one of the myriad S-Theories.

Given all of that, and that is is a Thursday in March I can play my Hare token and move laterally into the Doggers. Thus, from your move of Waterloo I shall play:

Upminster!

Which, unless someone knows how to control the Masonic Stations, should give me Mornington Crescent in three.

Louis

*Techincally it is always after Labour Day, unless it is Labour Day, which is still after the previous Labour Day.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,07:08   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 25 2010,06:16)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,07:12)
Quote (Ptaylor @ Mar. 24 2010,23:20)
 
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,20:08)
   
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 24 2010,17:47)
Kew Gardens

Wow, I wouldn't have pegged you as a Fifth Quadrantist. But it's hard to interpret your move in any other light.

Nah - I think that's just a modified version of Wilson's gambit.

Oh, I guess you're right. I've always had trouble following the flux up the Parslow gradient when helices are underdetermined.

My bad.

(Maybe we need an "Official AtBC Mornington Crescent Peanut Gallery Thread". I'd hate to disrupt the play with some of my occasionally paraboloid observations.)

The whole point of play is the paraboloid observations and disagreements about the rules. Frankly most of these posts are far too short and lacking in detailed appreciation of the subtleties of the game.

As a case in point, your questioning of PTaylor and Afarensis is quite correct. Wilson's gambit? Poppycock and foolishness! Afarensis is clearly trying to take Northern Approach whilst avoiding being in Spoon. He ignored my comments on Stovold earlier in the thread, and has failed to note also that elevators are wild.

Since it is after Labour Day (note spelling)* and before the term of the fiftieth president for you personages of an American persuasion, you are well within your rights to advocate a slight deviation from traditional Stovold. Modified Stovoldian Dynamics is a perfectly acceptable deviation, unless of course one prefers SuperStovold or one of the myriad S-Theories.

Given all of that, and that is is a Thursday in March I can play my Hare token and move laterally into the Doggers. Thus, from your move of Waterloo I shall play:

Upminster!

Which, unless someone knows how to control the Masonic Stations, should give me Mornington Crescent in three.

Louis

*Techincally it is always after Labour Day, unless it is Labour Day, which is still after the previous Labour Day.

I beg to differ, Kew Gardens was recommended in in Havershawn's 1974 Co-Addenda for the Years 1970-1971 (Excluding June 1971). Elevators are wild? feh. That's crazy talk.

At any rate, Moor Park.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,07:49   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 25 2010,06:16)
Afarensis is clearly trying to take Northern Approach whilst avoiding being in Spoon.

As an aside to the current Mornington Crescent outbreak,  RichardtHughes tells me that Afarensis actually prefers the southern approach and likes to spoon afterward.

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,08:21   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 25 2010,12:08)
[SNIP Me]

I beg to differ, Kew Gardens was recommended in in Havershawn's 1974 Co-Addenda for the Years 1970-1971 (Excluding June 1971). Elevators are wild? feh. That's crazy talk.

At any rate, Moor Park.

Havershawn? Oh dear dear dear deary me. Havershawn was shown to be limited in the world championships of 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall, just prior to the release of the Stazi archives. Of course the archives' release got it reinstated until 1993 when the Bloomsbury Contingent was discovered independently by Brooke-Taylor and Fotheringay as being both communist and homosexual.

Anyway, since you have chosen Moor Park whilst elevators are still wild, you have fallen into my trap, thus:

Victoria!

This of course should lead to Mornington Crescent in 12. Some would say that was not an improvment. They would be wrong.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,08:37   

I know I'm late to this and I know that Louis said that you're using Stovold, but Stovold is often supplemented by Armitage these days - which of course means no Nid.

So, is this game Stovold (pure) or as amended by Armitage?

Oh well, I suppose it doesn't matter, I just HATE ending up in Nid.

If I'm not too late to play:

Covent Garden.

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,09:23   

Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,13:37)
I know I'm late to this and I know that Louis said that you're using Stovold, but Stovold is often supplemented by Armitage these days - which of course means no Nid.

So, is this game Stovold (pure) or as amended by Armitage?

Oh well, I suppose it doesn't matter, I just HATE ending up in Nid.

If I'm not too late to play:

Covent Garden.

Armitage? Part of the Turnwise Schism I see. If you hate Knid so much why have you deliberately played to enter it?

I think you'll find that you need to spend a turn in Knid, you can ask for a Chairman's Ruling, but since Humph is dead, it might take a while or some arcane practises. Appealing to Guest Chairpersons is acceptable.

Rulings have to be signed, in triplicate, returned before they were sent, and laminated in badger sputum before they are considered for acceptance.

Remaining players can move in the interim.

Louis

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huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,09:44   

Oh rats.
I hate spending time in Knid almost as much as I hate spending time in Nid.*







* There, see what I did there?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,09:49   

Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,14:44)
Oh rats.
I hate spending time in Knid almost as much as I hate spending time in Nid.*







* There, see what I did there?

[Stephen Fry as Jeeves Voice]

Mmmm, very good, Sir.

[/Stephen Fry as Jeeves Voice]

However, just because you can't spell it, doesn't mean you aren't in it. I learned that one the hard way.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:02   

I hate it when it a game descends into frantic diagonals like this. Remember the '74 Quarter Finals when Lobanov-Rostovskii played through Embankment six times, insisting that it only had escalators for the District line? Gladsby had to threaten a puce card before he'd shut up.

Anyway, I'm fed up with this. Balham. And I'm passing the niblet stick.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:32   

(This was all pre-empted by Amadan's terse and pithy observations and masterful move. $#!+.)

I thought the Labour Day rule was amended by Cotter's Janus Perspective (adapted from his novel of the same name): within six months of last Labour Day, it's after Labour Day; within six months of next Labour Day, it's before Labour Day.

But you're right, of course, Louis, S-Manifold manipulation is perfectly valid between Vernal Equinox and Easter Sunday, barring annular lunar eclipses (a full eclipse will of course reset the entire matrix).*

So, still Victoria, then, is it?

I've still got the ticket stub from the ViaRail ride down to our lovely namesake town.  That gets me a transfer at Canning Station, by the Greater Commonwealth Reciprocity Treaty (1947) [Section 3, paragraph 6, subheadings i and ii].

Canada Water.  

A bit obvious, perhaps, but I'm a fan of the classics. It worked for McDonald in '83.

*btw we've passed First Quarter and Pleine Lune is the 30th, so if you expect to win in 12, Louis, I suggest a few late-night runs or a chat with the Dispatcher.

p.s. if huwp's Covent Garden play is valid then I opt for DeVito's Short Walk to Blackfriars entrance. I know the station's closed until next year but it's the closest I can get to Mansion House, which I believe has already been played, has it not? (Last I heard Cannon Street is closed after 2100 and on Sundays)


ARGH! Just as I was working it out:

Balham?!? Damn. After all that. I snost, I lost. Sigh.

ETA: Oh hell I was looking at Royal Victoria.  No wonder. Sorry to slow the game down, ladies, I've still only got my green belt.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:38   

Amadan and fnxtr,

Now THAT is how the game should be played! Well done Amadan on anticipating my intended shift to the vernacular. Sadly, I have to take the niblet stick and move into Jar. It's my own silly fault after all.

I shall remain in Jar until someone else has moved into Spoon.

Although fnxtr, you did come close with Canada Water, I have to say the Masonic Stations have been successfully Shriven by your move, and thus the game moves into the Open Orifice Phase. Good luck players!

Louis

ETA: Don't even talk to me about Rosicrucians! LOL

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:45   

Belham. Grrr!  And the niblet stick in Jar with Louis.

Good luck, Ames, I believe you're up. How are you at carom shots?  Or is it Tony... I've lost track now.  Who's got the button?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:46   

That's all fine and dandy, but I wonder if you all have REALLY thought this out completely.  And, for that, you've given my quite the advantage.

Cabbage patch by bookend?  Risky, but could pay off well.

Huntzinger with antipasta?  I relish the thought, but it seems a bit, umm, whitebread to me.

Nostalgia for the Davetard 5?  That could work.

I don't know, my options at this point are wide open.  I can't decide. . . . . . .

Oh, wait - I have it!!!    Shatner on the old gray mare!!  (I know, I know, Carlson will hate me for that one but I do wish to be competitive.)

After that, it's pretty easy - end at Monument Valley Tower, shirtless for HMTQ.

I. Luvitseau!!!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,10:57   

Monument?  From Balham?!?!?.

Okay I'm officially lost.  I thought the previous Elephant and Castle play broke the Northern to District/Circle transfer, and jeffox could only reach Monument via Tottenham?

Oh, right, Open Orifice.

Well played, sir!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,11:21   

Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 25 2010,10:57)
Monument?  From Balham?!?!?.

Okay I'm officially lost.  I thought the previous Elephant and Castle play broke the Northern to District/Circle transfer, and jeffox could only reach Monument via Tottenham?

Oh, right, Open Orifice.

Well played, sir!

ahem

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:07   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 25 2010,09:21)
   
Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 25 2010,10:57)
Monument?  From Balham?!?!?.

Okay I'm officially lost.  I thought the previous Elephant and Castle play broke the Northern to District/Circle transfer, and jeffox could only reach Monument via Tottenham?

Oh, right, Open Orifice.

Well played, sir!

ahem

So???

I don't see your point. Even though it puts him auf der Uhr, he can just take the 137 from Balham to Pim--... oh, shhh... Hospital Proximity!  The Lord Cumberland Incident really buggered things up, didn't it.  Too bad, Chelsea Bridge is usually a good way to filter the upper harmonics.

This should be interesting.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:24   

Wow, it's like I'm phasing perpendicularly through a parallel universe that is UD.

Beam me up Scotty there is no intelligent life here.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:25   

Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 25 2010,10:07)
Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 25 2010,09:21)
     
Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 25 2010,10:57)
Monument?  From Balham?!?!?.

Okay I'm officially lost.  I thought the previous Elephant and Castle play broke the Northern to District/Circle transfer, and jeffox could only reach Monument via Tottenham?

Oh, right, Open Orifice.

Well played, sir!

ahem

So???

I don't see your point. Even though it puts him auf der Uhr, he can just take the 137 from Balham to Pim--... oh, shhh... Hospital Proximity!  The Lord Cumberland Incident really buggered things up, didn't it.  Too bad, Chelsea Bridge is usually a good way to filter the upper harmonics.

This should be interesting.

Well, since the diagonal parks have been opened, and reversals have advanced by more than a radian (according to the 1948 London Reconstruction addendum, which I trust we are operating under), this opens up the possibility of negative line velocity. Which means that the earlier play has to be transfigured:

kraP rooM.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:30   

Don't forget to epiw, Tom.

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huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:33   

Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:38   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,10:24)
Wow, it's like I'm phasing perpendicularly through a parallel universe that is UD.

Beam me up Scotty there is no intelligent life here.

Totally inapropos metaphor. It's more like you're shunting diagonally across the Northern Line, with escalators wild.

As to "intelligent life", sir, I'll have you know that more than one commentator has referred to Mornington Crescent as "Chess for the mind".

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huwp



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:41   

Oh wait, is huffing allowed?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:49   

Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!

Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:54   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,12:49)
Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.

Actually, you didn't win.

This guy did.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:56   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Mar. 25 2010,10:54)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,12:49)
Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.

Actually, you didn't win.

This guy did.

What are you talking about? That guy's not even wearing a helmet!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,12:59   

Doesn't everyone get a medal, just like Special Olympics?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,13:24   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,10:49)
Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!

Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.


I assume you have shown the moderator your Supercharge Smartcard with at least three yellow stars collected? Otherwise the move from Cutty Sark only takes you as far as Holborn.

Still, if that's game, well done everyone. Fancy another?

Kensal Rise.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,13:47   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,12:38)
Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,10:24)
Wow, it's like I'm phasing perpendicularly through a parallel universe that is UD.

Beam me up Scotty there is no intelligent life here.

Totally inapropos metaphor. It's more like you're shunting diagonally across the Northern Line, with escalators wild.

As to "intelligent life", sir, I'll have you know that more than one commentator has referred to Mornington Crescent as "Chess for the mind".

When you fling metaphors, fling them orthogonally using the ley line nexus for the volley hoop.

Transmorgification of the relative density of the tard inhibits lateral receptors from horizontal metamorphic properties.

In the end, just remember the coo coo ca choo.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,13:53   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,11:47)
 
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,12:38)
 
Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,10:24)
Wow, it's like I'm phasing perpendicularly through a parallel universe that is UD.

Beam me up Scotty there is no intelligent life here.

Totally inapropos metaphor. It's more like you're shunting diagonally across the Northern Line, with escalators wild.

As to "intelligent life", sir, I'll have you know that more than one commentator has referred to Mornington Crescent as "Chess for the mind".

When you fling metaphors, fling them orthogonally using the ley line nexus for the volley hoop.

Transmorgification of the relative density of the tard inhibits lateral receptors from horizontal metamorphic properties.

In the end, just remember the coo coo ca choo.

That was exactly my point, but you've managed to express it more eloquently. I'm glad you understand.


[Edited to remove incendiary references to the 2001-2002 (excepting June 2001) Holbrooke Convention.]

Edited by Tom Ames on Mar. 25 2010,11:56

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,16:44   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,17:49)
 
Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!

Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.

It's this sort of utter disregard for the conventions of Mornington Crescent what causes unrest.

Firstly, trying to move widdershins from Oxford Circus (having left Cutty Sark, which was an inspired move from HuwP, getting himself out of Knid, putting the rest of us in Spoon and changing the laterals to Islets of Langerhans) is a Forbidden Contract under the Great Treaty of 1612 in which, might I remind you we beat the French (always important).

Secondly, the public convenience at Euston has been augmented by the permission of the McDonalds Corporation franchise located nearby in permitting McShits, and even a McShit with Lies*, at all hours. This admirably covers the shitehouse shortfall.

Thirdly, and perhaps most significantly, you have tried to make two moves. You intend to go to Mornignton Crescent via Oxford Circus. That is a move involving two stations. If we could, will-he nill-he, merrily stroll via two stations any time we pleased then anyone one could win the game at any time. It would be like there were no rules at all. This, sir, is an-fucking-outrage!

Fouthly, and above all finally, elevators are wild. If you people cannot incorporate the simplest aspects of the game then I despair, I really do. Perhaps you might find this instructional video of some value.

Since, by sheer dint of luck overcoming judgement (and luckily judgement just loves to be come over), fnxtr has made a legal move to Kensal Rise. We can only thank him for this as otherwise play would have had to be abndoned and a Disquisition would have had to be organised.

Thus I can only move to London Bridge in the hope of restoring some sanity.

FrankH has clearly missed the point and is raving uncontrollably. Shame. It happens to the elderly.

Louis

*Engaging in a McShit is the practise of, after an extensive night on the beers, creeping half cut into an early (~6am) McDonalds and taking what can only be described as an epic shite in their freshly cleaned toilets. A McShit with Lies is where, on entering the premises and being caught by an employee, one has to indicate that one will be returning from the shitehouse to purchase breakfast, even though one has no real intention of doing so.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,17:24   

just listening to the 1978/79 series of ISIHAC - wonderful stuff.
Carry on!

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,17:45   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 25 2010,14:44)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,17:49)
 
Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!

Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.

It's this sort of utter disregard for the conventions of Mornington Crescent what causes unrest.

Firstly, trying to move widdershins from Oxford Circus (having left Cutty Sark, which was an inspired move from HuwP, getting himself out of Knid, putting the rest of us in Spoon and changing the laterals to Islets of Langerhans) is a Forbidden Contract under the Great Treaty of 1612 in which, might I remind you we beat the French (always important).

Secondly, the public convenience at Euston has been augmented by the permission of the McDonalds Corporation franchise located nearby in permitting McShits, and even a McShit with Lies*, at all hours. This admirably covers the shitehouse shortfall.

Thirdly, and perhaps most significantly, you have tried to make two moves. You intend to go to Mornignton Crescent via Oxford Circus. That is a move involving two stations. If we could, will-he nill-he, merrily stroll via two stations any time we pleased then anyone one could win the game at any time. It would be like there were no rules at all. This, sir, is an-fucking-outrage!

Fouthly, and above all finally, elevators are wild. If you people cannot incorporate the simplest aspects of the game then I despair, I really do. Perhaps you might find this instructional video of some value.

Since, by sheer dint of luck overcoming judgement (and luckily judgement just loves to be come over), fnxtr has made a legal move to Kensal Rise. We can only thank him for this as otherwise play would have had to be abndoned and a Disquisition would have had to be organised.

Thus I can only move to London Bridge in the hope of restoring some sanity.

FrankH has clearly missed the point and is raving uncontrollably. Shame. It happens to the elderly.

Louis

*Engaging in a McShit is the practise of, after an extensive night on the beers, creeping half cut into an early (~6am) McDonalds and taking what can only be described as an epic shite in their freshly cleaned toilets. A McShit with Lies is where, on entering the premises and being caught by an employee, one has to indicate that one will be returning from the shitehouse to purchase breakfast, even though one has no real intention of doing so.

You're throwing 1612 in our faces after opening up the Masonic Routing Schemata?

If you're going to declare your allegiance to CAMREC, then go ahead and do so openly, but don't hide under that old triple tree of 1612. You of all people ought to know where that leads.

Your compatriot the late great Mrs. Trellis would be ashamed for you.

And, just as a reminder, rotation widdershins about a circus does not actually involve the station in question, even if the play is made "via" that station. If I had been forced to traverse spinward, you'd have had a valid objection, but that route was blocked due to YOUR EARLIER OPENING OF THE MASONIC SCHEMATA. I hope you can see that this would be true even if the year 1612 had never occurred.

Finally, the less said about your "McShit with Lies" the better. (We're not playing the Fleet Ditch addendum, remember?)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:09   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 25 2010,16:44)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,17:49)
Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!
Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.
It's this sort of utter disregard for the conventions of Mornington Crescent what causes unrest.

Firstly, trying to move widdershins from Oxford Circus (having left Cutty Sark, which was an inspired move from HuwP, getting himself out of Knid, putting the rest of us in Spoon and changing the laterals to Islets of Langerhans) is a Forbidden Contract under the Great Treaty of 1612 in which, might I remind you we beat the French (always important).

Secondly, the public convenience at Euston has been augmented by the permission of the McDonalds Corporation franchise located nearby in permitting McShits, and even a McShit with Lies*, at all hours. This admirably covers the shitehouse shortfall.

Thirdly, and perhaps most significantly, you have tried to make two moves. You intend to go to Mornignton Crescent via Oxford Circus. That is a move involving two stations. If we could, will-he nill-he, merrily stroll via two stations any time we pleased then anyone one could win the game at any time. It would be like there were no rules at all. This, sir, is an-fucking-outrage!

Fouthly, and above all finally, elevators are wild. If you people cannot incorporate the simplest aspects of the game then I despair, I really do. Perhaps you might find this instructional video of some value.

Since, by sheer dint of luck overcoming judgement (and luckily judgement just loves to be come over), fnxtr has made a legal move to Kensal Rise. We can only thank him for this as otherwise play would have had to be abndoned and a Disquisition would have had to be organised.

Thus I can only move to London Bridge in the hope of restoring some sanity.

FrankH has clearly missed the point and is raving uncontrollably. Shame. It happens to the elderly.

Louis

*Engaging in a McShit is the practise of, after an extensive night on the beers, creeping half cut into an early (~6am) McDonalds and taking what can only be described as an epic shite in their freshly cleaned toilets. A McShit with Lies is where, on entering the premises and being caught by an employee, one has to indicate that one will be returning from the shitehouse to purchase breakfast, even though one has no real intention of doing so.

To be or not to be, that is the end game.  Whether the weather cause atmospheric fluctuations in the gyroscope of the panda, the game is still that to which we ignore.

With that farted into the wind, baring a repeal of the redux of the Great Plague of 1944*, the poster to whom I have dedicated this post to has decided that a move from Widdershins from Oxford Circus is forbidden.  We all know that to be utter bunk as the Great Treaty was null and void.

To further stress my point a move from Homerton to Old Street where as one can Abe it up and reminisce how onions were the fashions off of the belt** shows the ideal of the blue haired woman.  It is this blue haired woman who takes leave of her sense and cents and proceeds to find Euro all over her.

Further, the idea that one can't make a two station move means that there is no cheese left in the entirety of the game.  With no cheese, there is no one to cut the cheese and the whole premise falls flat into disuse.

Which requires a new device to complete the journey.  That device, a new compact to help things grow and evolve around the newness of the situation where you find you leave your senses.  Legally speaking, he previous poster is only half right*** but always totally wrong.  To complete this passage, if you will, you would proceed to be a new covenant therefore the correct and only legal move would therefore go to Covenant Garden.

*The Great Plague of 1944 was the start to which many a good Englishman forcefully claims that his dad died fighting Gerry and is most definitely not a by product of a lonely British bird and a horny American GI

**Depending on the local you might find yourself in a full Nelson after leaving the Tube especially if you thought you were riding Bart

***A product of his wit no doubt

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:18   

He didn't say "opening", he said "Shriven". Don't you know what "Shriven" means?

Harrumph.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:19   

Come on, somebody, move.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:20   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,16:09)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 25 2010,16:44)
Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,17:49)
Quote (huwp @ Mar. 25 2010,10:33)
Oh well, if Louis' opened up the Masonic pathway then it seems a shame not to use it.

I know it may be seen as radical in the everso stuffy corridors of bah-humbuggery inhabited by Louis, Tom and fnxtr where only Stovold will do (which is roughly equivalent to the King James Version only movement) but the advent of the DLR has added an extra dimension to this game.

So thanks to the Masonic reference of the double pillars of the old Naval College (now University) of Greenwich, I get to leave Knid and outflank the lot of you.

Cutty Sark.

HA!
Woo-hoo!

I admire your innovative thinking, but you seem to have forgotten about the five blue tokens pegged at the Euston entrance. Since the public convenience there has been out of order for at least a week (didn't know that, did you?), I get to contra-lateral via Oxford Circus (moving widdershins, of course), which brings me to:

Mornington Crescent!

Nice game, all.
It's this sort of utter disregard for the conventions of Mornington Crescent what causes unrest.

Firstly, trying to move widdershins from Oxford Circus (having left Cutty Sark, which was an inspired move from HuwP, getting himself out of Knid, putting the rest of us in Spoon and changing the laterals to Islets of Langerhans) is a Forbidden Contract under the Great Treaty of 1612 in which, might I remind you we beat the French (always important).

Secondly, the public convenience at Euston has been augmented by the permission of the McDonalds Corporation franchise located nearby in permitting McShits, and even a McShit with Lies*, at all hours. This admirably covers the shitehouse shortfall.

Thirdly, and perhaps most significantly, you have tried to make two moves. You intend to go to Mornignton Crescent via Oxford Circus. That is a move involving two stations. If we could, will-he nill-he, merrily stroll via two stations any time we pleased then anyone one could win the game at any time. It would be like there were no rules at all. This, sir, is an-fucking-outrage!

Fouthly, and above all finally, elevators are wild. If you people cannot incorporate the simplest aspects of the game then I despair, I really do. Perhaps you might find this instructional video of some value.

Since, by sheer dint of luck overcoming judgement (and luckily judgement just loves to be come over), fnxtr has made a legal move to Kensal Rise. We can only thank him for this as otherwise play would have had to be abndoned and a Disquisition would have had to be organised.

Thus I can only move to London Bridge in the hope of restoring some sanity.

FrankH has clearly missed the point and is raving uncontrollably. Shame. It happens to the elderly.

Louis

*Engaging in a McShit is the practise of, after an extensive night on the beers, creeping half cut into an early (~6am) McDonalds and taking what can only be described as an epic shite in their freshly cleaned toilets. A McShit with Lies is where, on entering the premises and being caught by an employee, one has to indicate that one will be returning from the shitehouse to purchase breakfast, even though one has no real intention of doing so.

To be or not to be, that is the end game.  Whether the weather cause atmospheric fluctuations in the gyroscope of the panda, the game is still that to which we ignore.

With that farted into the wind, baring a repeal of the redux of the Great Plague of 1944*, the poster to whom I have dedicated this post to has decided that a move from Widdershins from Oxford Circus is forbidden.  We all know that to be utter bunk as the Great Treaty was null and void.

To further stress my point a move from Homerton to Old Street where as one can Abe it up and reminisce how onions were the fashions off of the belt** shows the ideal of the blue haired woman.  It is this blue haired woman who takes leave of her sense and cents and proceeds to find Euro all over her.

Further, the idea that one can't make a two station move means that there is no cheese left in the entirety of the game.  With no cheese, there is no one to cut the cheese and the whole premise falls flat into disuse.

Which requires a new device to complete the journey.  That device, a new compact to help things grow and evolve around the newness of the situation where you find you leave your senses.  Legally speaking, he previous poster is only half right*** but always totally wrong.  To complete this passage, if you will, you would proceed to be a new covenant therefore the correct and only legal move would therefore go to Covenant Garden.

*The Great Plague of 1944 was the start to which many a good Englishman forcefully claims that his dad died fighting Gerry and is most definitely not a by product of a lonely British bird and a horny American GI

**Depending on the local you might find yourself in a full Nelson after leaving the Tube especially if you thought you were riding Bart

***A product of his wit no doubt

Now you're just making shit up.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:32   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 25 2010,18:20)
Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 25 2010,16:09)
(snippity do da)

Now you're just making shit up.

Which is precisely the route I was taking with Louis.

Please note that the cycles of his bike and his mind twirled inside going down the tracks of his thoughts to the train only to find a runaway.

Over the trestles he pedals faster as the gerbils ride along only to find bridges?  We don't need no stinkin' bridges!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:33   

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Come on, somebody, move.

I did, to Covenant Garden.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,18:57   

Again with elevators! Look, the last time I was on an elevator it broke down. Spent six hours trapped with a mime...a mime that thought it was very funny to that trapped in an invisible box crap while trapped in an elevator. "Scream for help" I said as I stabbed his invisible heart with an invisible stake...I still have nightmares about it.

At any rate, assuming the game is not over, and bearing in mind that elevators are wild (glares at Louis) I think it is appropriate to use the Mcslapmywhut contingency which, of course, uses fractals to alternately randomize linear consecutivities which plings the ingams and say

Ealing Broadway

On the other hand, if the game is over then I will follow the strategy advocated in Thorvald, Ant, Ritenhaus, and Duh's influential and popular Obscene Annotations and Rude Comments on the "Mornington Crescent for Dummies" series and play

Bishops' Stortford

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,20:11   

Afarensis wrote:
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On the other hand, if the game is over then I will follow the strategy advocated in Thorvald, Ant, Ritenhaus, and Duh's influential and popular Obscene Annotations and Rude Comments on the "Mornington Crescent for Dummies" series and play

Bishops' Stortford


Not so fast. . . . that might work here in the states; but, last I looked, this was INTERNATIONAL MC - you've forgotten about the N'orbelquism addendum.  Makes a difference, eh!

Still, good move on your part - great game so far E1!

I'll take Foghat to Bishey Aukland.  This will help my cubed distortion factor and also give myself a few extra tiddlestones.  Oh, and I'll drop the wickey sticket at this point.

While we all seem to be approaching endgame, it's still anybody's game at this point.

Oh, yeah, and I exit at Louis' favorite pub in Spitalfields (made quite famous in the 1887 tourney, so I've history on my side here).  The church here seems quite burnable, but I may be for whom the bell tolls.

Tally Ho!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,21:05   

What just happened?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,21:45   

So, by my records, the score is Oogy to 8.5926549 and a half.

Ames appeared to be leading, but he was bumped into the vortex zone and forced to sing the "I'm very sorry song" backwards.

Louis, of course, came out to a rousing start, faltered on the 59th blue wicket, and was tagged out on second base by getting hit with a golf ball fired from a 00 gauge shotgun... that's gonna leave a mark.

FrankH had to hop backwards on one foot until someone reminded him he did that last time.  Then he bought boardwalk and proceeded to try and place every anatomical part on the red circles.

Oh, and I know who Cutty Sark is... so don't try to trick me.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,22:18   

Quote (jswilkins @ Mar. 25 2010,19:05)
What just happened?

Oh, Louis just tried to re-create the Moon Over Morden Incident. That's all. The Victorian Liners failed then, and he failed now. Nothing to see here.

But on the (reasonable) assumption that I won the last game with my pedestrian but effective widdershins contra-lateral via (not through, Louis) Oxford Circus to MC, I'll continue the game in progress. I'm noting the potential for a Hills-and-Valleys cascade (not a Hills-and-Valley Helix, Louis) deriving from fnxtr's Kensal Rise play (nice one, that). Given the decline in line velocity on the blue segment (and my shortage of yellow tokens) I have no choice but to play:


Tower Hill.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2010,22:25   

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On the other hand, if the game is over then I will follow the strategy advocated in Thorvald, Ant, Ritenhaus, and Duh's influential and popular Obscene Annotations and Rude Comments on the "Mornington Crescent for Dummies" series and play

Bishops' Stortford


Not so fast. . . . that might work here in the states; but, last I looked, this was INTERNATIONAL MC - you've forgotten about the N'orbelquism addendum.  Makes a difference, eh!

Damn right  it makes a difference!

I'm always worried that invoking the N'o. Ad. makes me look petty and pedantic. Thanks for taking that awkward task on yourself.


ETA: As a public service I've set as my Avatar a reproduction of the 1936 system. Now there's no excuse for trying to shunt out of Knid from Clapham South to Holloway Road. Louis.

Edited by Tom Ames on Mar. 25 2010,21:46

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,03:04   

Such blither. And before I've had my coffee too. Under these conditions a Gentleman can only move to Canada Water.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,03:21   

I claim ullage over Canada Water and cite Louis fess on a field Or with stoat rampant poursuivant.

Southfields.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,04:14   

An heraldic return? We haven't seen play like that since the 1850 All Comers National Championships when Bridgeman overcame his irritable bowel syndrome to take gold in the fifth.

Good play there.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,06:25   

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Such blither. And before I've had my coffee too. Under these conditions a Gentleman can only move to Canada Water.

Louis

So you're still going to have coffee, right?

In any case the scaring of the readers as per the Concord of Grapes in 1798 has been achieved earning me a "Get out of jail free" card.

I place my "Get out of jail free" card over the large red dots which allows me to cross the border into never-never land and reclaim my tokens.

Ames will still need to sing the "I'm very sorry song" backwards followed by singing the 1812 Overture with a kazoo.

Louis is stuck in the brier patch with a willy-nilly and a case of  Bud Light.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,06:44   

Is this still the same game or have we started again?

In between the blithering (and there's an awful lot of that) there's some quite nice play here.

Oh bugger it, I'm going to assume it's the same game.

Temple.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,07:00   

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[SNIP]

...a case of  Bud Light.

VILE CALUMNY! LIES!

I would never drink Bud Light.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,10:09   

Well, since no-one's taken up my Hills-and-Valleys Cascade, my token density rises. Although I'd like to go to the Northern Line, the delays there due to construction force me into a rather dull move:

Parson's Green.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,10:38   

Hmm. Temple to Parsons Green, eh?

Wily creature.  

Widdershins and a Full 90, meaning a Demarcation Box has to be implemented within the next 3 moves or the game is in Gridlock, and the Matrix is once again re-aligned to True North. (By my count we're at bearing about 237 now, yeah?)

Not taking the bait.

Queensway.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,10:50   

Excellent feint!

After watching Louis skipping, whistling show tunes to the beat of a sputtering MG, Ames taking dull moves worthy of the Great Sleep of 1256 and fxntr lost at Parson's Green I spill the gambit and renege on my tokens going for broke.

Using the Elevators are Wild, I find some girls too and tip toe through the tulips to Holborn.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,11:12   

I object. Ullage has been invoked.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,11:15   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,08:50)
Excellent feint!

After watching Louis skipping, whistling show tunes to the beat of a sputtering MG, Ames taking dull moves worthy of the Great Sleep of 1256 and fxntr lost at Parson's Green I spill the gambit and renege on my tokens going for broke.

Using the Elevators are Wild, I find some girls too and tip toe through the tulips to Holborn.

Nice.

One more turn in the SW and Demarc is go, avoiding the matrix reset.  

With Louis in ullage, it remains to be seen whether Amadan has the stomach for brinksmanship this morning. Directly proportional to quantity of caffeine ingested, is my speculation.

What's it going to be, Amadan? Lambeth North? Sloane Square? Or are you going to bust the game wide open?

We're all a-quiver.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,11:20   

Overground it is.

Ball's Pond Road.

If any of you lot fancy yourselves as co-parceners you're welcome to enfeoff the turbary rights, but I'll still be in MC before you.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,12:14   

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Overground it is.

Ball's Pond Road.

If any of you lot fancy yourselves as co-parceners you're welcome to enfeoff the turbary rights, but I'll still be in MC before you.

On the 73 or the 476?

N.B.:

OXFORD STREET, ROUTES 73 AND N73: From 0800 Saturday 16 January until December 2010, buses are diverted eastbound between Oxford Circus and Euston Square Station due to works to upgrade Tottenham Court Road Tube station and enabling works for Crossrail. Buses will not serve Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street stations in this direction. Reported: 24/03/10 12:27 Last Updated: 24/03/10 12:31

So you'd have to pick it up at Kings Cross St. Pancras or Angel.

eta: Either way, we're out of SW without Demarc, thus into Gridlock, matrix is reset (True North), Louis' ullage is revoked (but not expunged).

Still anybody's game.

eta Angel.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,12:37   

At the risk of ridicule,


Stamford Brook

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,12:45   

Embankment.

Booyakasha! And fuck the lot of yous!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:17   

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Embankment.

Booyakasha! And fuck the lot of yous!

Louis


Well. Can't argue with that reasoning now, can we.

However, I'm still sensing a Southwest fetish here, even after Amadan's iconoclastic Ball's Pond Road move.

Seems to me there was a similar Convergence Event in the '57 Worlds.  By the time the refs could call a timeout  the players were huddled together in a gravitational mass rivalling anything the LHC could generate these days.  Only the slow fission of the South Pacific teams prevented all of Chelsea becoming a smoldering cauldron.

I therefore opt to punt:

Snaresbrook.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:18   

Using the McShite that was so graciously opened by Louis, I saunter my way and climb up the tree lined path to Bark.

However, thanks to the fact that as per the Addendum of the Second Rugby Council of 1899, from before, having opened the door I go through the parallel world, I park and move orthogonally to Monument where I climb up the ever expanding piles of scat to Tower Hill.

A Quadruple move that earns me 5 Cylons and 123.245 and T Cubits.

You heard me, Tower Hill

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:21   

Sorry, FrankH, the MC game clock clearly shows my move to Snaresbrook preceded yours to Tower Hill by one minute.  Please pick up the game from there. Thank you.

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

Arrrghhhh!  Damn you fnxtr!

I rip a hole into the space heater/DVR continium using my Tardis as I slip sides through the chute and find my move ends at Warden Street, 6 begats past my original move but 13.gy5 micro-bleeps into the Nexus Void.

Damn you!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:27   

Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:32   

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Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

Are you mad? You know you're risking implosion, right?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:38   

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Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

I don't think so.

As fxntr did the Snaresbrook maneuver, reminiscent of the Bilge/Blythe "Over the hedge" fiasco of 1969, and my fascination with the movement of a little puck over ice, the Nexus Void and lube shop is still in effect.

You must move through yourself and find the other side for the next 1.23t time units.

That is as fxntr points out so eloquently, you don't implode first.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:47   

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,11:38)
 
Quote (Doc Bill @ Mar. 26 2010,13:27)
Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

I don't think so.

As fxntr did the Snaresbrook maneuver, reminiscent of the Bilge/Blythe "Over the hedge" fiasco of 1969, and my fascination with the movement of a little puck over ice, the Nexus Void and lube shop is still in effect.

You must move through yourself and find the other side for the next 1.23t time units.

That is as fxntr points out so eloquently, you don't implode first.


7:45 on Sunday, FrankH.  Lube Shop is only in effect Tue-Sat.

However, Nexus Void stands.

Doc Bill, that's a do-over for you. Station?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,13:58   

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Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

I don't think so.

As fxntr did the Snaresbrook maneuver, reminiscent of the Bilge/Blythe "Over the hedge" fiasco of 1969, and my fascination with the movement of a little puck over ice, the Nexus Void and lube shop is still in effect.

You must move through yourself and find the other side for the next 1.23t time units.

That is as fxntr points out so eloquently, you don't implode first.


I concur, but some of us have already taken that into consideration.  Still, implosion is a terrible thing to witness.  Could be the pace-setter for the remainder of the dunstanfetter.  I'll be the first to demand a shrubbery.

I'll oblique, just in case.  

In the meantime, I've weaved a Plotsdingwether egg from my ticket stub; and, since escalators are still wild, I'll claim my baggage tags for another 0.328 fizbin.  While I realize that this resembles the Ortnsnortnzablotnik maneuver, I believe that there's enough variance in the field of play to allow another slapdown.  Too bad ol' TARDavison isn't hear to see that (not that I miss him).  He'd probably bandwagoneer, anyway.

Oh, and I'll commission the naggly bastard.

Exit Eustace.

Aye, Luv; it's so.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:04   

Gentlemen, order please!

This is Mornington Crescent, not Aussie Rules Hurling!

Louis could you please act as Advocate and straighten this mess out.

Thanks.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:12   

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!

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,14:23   

Rubbish.


The Shamrock Contention and Grocery Stop of 2590 clearly states that all future rules should be applied moderately to the rash.

Therefore I twaddle to Baker Street where light in the head and dead on my feet, it's another crazy day as I go out of my mind to Bond Street, not shaken, but stirred.

I'll see your Charlemagne, and raise you a Ceaser!

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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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(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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(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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(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)
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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!

... 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   

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<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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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,18:29   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,21:59)
Doc Bill: Thanks for helping to set up the pincer. Louis walked into it.

Not "walked". Sauntered with, dare I say it, a certain devil may care espiglerie.

Anyway. Pimlico.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,18:42   

As I sit here on a bench outside the Waitrose at King's Cross munching on a chip buttie and a bag of Prawn Cocktail Snips, two things occur to me.

First, Amadan may in fact catch the 1835 to Bayswater at the rate he's chugging down Platform 4 unhampered, it appears, by his polyester pants generating enough static electricity to light Wormwood Scrugs for a year, alas, the Bayswater train leaves from Platform 3.  Ah, he's off ... to Birmingham.

And, second, where have all the chew toys gone?  Not a creationist, er, Seeker of Truth, to be seen in these parts.  I suppose I'll have to have a choc-ice and a pint alone.  Again.

South Kensington.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,18:51   

Finishing up a 70 hour work week.  Trying to scoop what left of my brains back into my skull.  I've let my mind wander too far to exciting places as I make my move to:

Finchley Road

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,18:52   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,14:12)
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

Have we invoked any of the Great Old Ones to devour our opponents? Have tracks been torn up and subway cars been devoured by hideous unnamed evil? Is London still standing (or at least parts thereof)? Then I'd say we Americans have been a little too polite. It's not a proper game of Mornington Crescent unless Shub-Niggurath (bare minimum) has put in an appearance says I.

At any rate:

Pudding Mill Lane

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FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,18:57   

We seem to have received some correspondence!



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:03   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,23:57)
We seem to have received some correspondence!


We have been quite literally overcome with correspondance in the form of a postcard!

Ahhh Humph. The world is less wonderful place without you in it. Everyone miss a turn in rememberance.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:04   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 26 2010,23:52)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,14:12)
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

Have we invoked any of the Great Old Ones to devour our opponents? Have tracks been torn up and subway cars been devoured by hideous unnamed evil? Is London still standing (or at least parts thereof)? Then I'd say we Americans have been a little too polite. It's not a proper game of Mornington Crescent unless Shub-Niggurath (bare minimum) has put in an appearance says I.

At any rate:

Pudding Mill Lane

Well I suppose you could always team up with the French and try to "introduce us to democracy" or "instigate regime change".

Actually, that's not a bad idea...

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:08   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,19:04)
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 26 2010,23:52)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,14:12)
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

Have we invoked any of the Great Old Ones to devour our opponents? Have tracks been torn up and subway cars been devoured by hideous unnamed evil? Is London still standing (or at least parts thereof)? Then I'd say we Americans have been a little too polite. It's not a proper game of Mornington Crescent unless Shub-Niggurath (bare minimum) has put in an appearance says I.

At any rate:

Pudding Mill Lane

Well I suppose you could always team up with the French and try to "introduce us to democracy" or "instigate regime change".

Actually, that's not a bad idea...

Louis

We do have a secret, undercover, disguised agent working on a plan to do just that.

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FTK: I Didn't answer your questions because it beats the hell out of me.

PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:09   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,19:03)
Everyone miss a turn in rememberance.

Louis

B(l)ank.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:12   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 27 2010,00:08)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,19:04)
Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 26 2010,23:52)
 
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,14:12)
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

Have we invoked any of the Great Old Ones to devour our opponents? Have tracks been torn up and subway cars been devoured by hideous unnamed evil? Is London still standing (or at least parts thereof)? Then I'd say we Americans have been a little too polite. It's not a proper game of Mornington Crescent unless Shub-Niggurath (bare minimum) has put in an appearance says I.

At any rate:

Pudding Mill Lane

Well I suppose you could always team up with the French and try to "introduce us to democracy" or "instigate regime change".

Actually, that's not a bad idea...

Louis

We do have a secret, undercover, disguised agent working on a plan to do just that.

Reasons why I favour a republic instead of a monarchy number 1....

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:22   

Could be worse...

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:25   

While I may not be the most adept at gamesmanship, I do seem to be picking this up pretty well.  For an American fox, anyway.  Besides, while you all were admiring the last few moves, I snuck across the Excelsior line at least 3 times.  :)  Plus, I'm currently writing the software to put MC on the Gameboy.  And they told me it couldn't be done!!!

Which brings me to Birmingham, where I'll visit Sailor Sam (again).  No eggs, though.

Highcastle and the buildings adjacent (I tend to plan big).

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:32   

Wait!!  I almost forgot:

Exit at Abertawae with a swan, see?

:)

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:38   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 27 2010,00:22)
Could be worse...

NO. FUCKING. WAY.

In the words of the Clue team: "How can you top him?"

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,19:42   

To cleanse the palette ready for another round:

Humphrey Lyttleton's Bad Penny Blues

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,20:38   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,17:42)
To cleanse the palette ready for another round:

Humphrey Lyttleton's Bad Penny Blues

Louis


1) I notice the piano is not fucking blue.

B) That's not blues, it's just boogie-woogie on 'ludes.

iii) @jeffox: Wot, Birmingham, Alabama? "International" means players, not systems.

4) Tasteful applicaton of the DLR there, 'Far. Can I call you 'Far?

I'm a fan of the Siberry Symmetry Method*, as apparent in my choice of...

Harlesden.

*J. Siberry, the fellow Canadian who was quite obsessed with mirror/balance play in the mid 1980's. Never really got her very far professionally ("It takes forever, if you go by inertia"), but the aesthetes among us appreciated her artistry.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2010,23:18   

Yeah man don't try to lay no Boogie-Woogie on us. Such silly attempts allow me to play:

West India Quay

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2010,05:53   

Quote (afarensis @ Mar. 27 2010,04:18)
Yeah man don't try to lay no Boogie-Woogie on us. Such silly attempts allow me to play:

West India Quay

{Frantic Speeding Up Of Play As I am In Real Life Off To London In Ten Minutes}

Redbridge.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2010,11:46   

Station benches are highly underrated.  I slept like a baby!

I think I'll start the day off with a pint of mild at my favorite Courage pub in


Southfields

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 27 2010,16:26   

We now interrupt this exciting game of MC, to
bring you a word from our sponsor...



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2010,11:51   

All I can say is:



Mornington Crescent. I win.

(That, by the way, is an original photo, taken yesterday on my iPhone from a moving taxi, so I reckon that's good enough)

Now, since I have been out on the lash in London this weekend:



Goodnight. I am off to get a new liver.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2010,23:06   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 28 2010,09:51)
All I can say is:



Mornington Crescent. I win.

(That, by the way, is an original photo, taken yesterday on my iPhone from a moving taxi, so I reckon that's good enough)

Now, since I have been out on the lash in London this weekend:



Goodnight. I am off to get a new liver.

Louis

Plays like a champion, drinks like a champion, passes out like a champion.

New game Monday?

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2010,23:21   

As President-4-Life of the Darwinian Pressure Group, Delta Pi Gamma, I hereby award for

Exceptional use of an iPhone

LOUIS

3.14159 points and a Free PInt the next time we meet*.





*not redeemable in Euros.

Another view courtesy of Google Maps and my avatar:



  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,03:43   

I would like to point out I am never drinking again. Never ever ever ever.

Until next time.

That is all.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,09:20   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 29 2010,01:43)
I would like to point out I am never drinking again. Never ever ever ever.

Until next time.

That is all.

Louis

Or, as a hungover Lou Grant once said, "They should raise the legal drinking age to 70."

Plaistow.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,10:04   

In honour of Louis's sub-meteorological state, I was considering

Hanger Lane


but memories of several wearisome journies of my own through the twilit ordeal that he now endures lead me instead to

Ickenham

(and "gag me with a Spoon!" as Moon Zappa said)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,10:27   

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 29 2010,08:04)
In honour of Louis's sub-meteorological state, I was considering

Hanger Lane


but memories of several wearisome journies of my own through the twilit ordeal that he now endures lead me instead to

Ickenham

(and "gag me with a Spoon!" as Moon Zappa said)

Interesting. I have to say I prefer a wide-open game to all that crowded and timid shuffling about that was going on last game.

(Though "Turnham Green" would have been a propos, too.)

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,12:55   

Uxbridge.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,13:20   

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 29 2010,10:55)
Uxbridge.

Louis

Oh, hardy har har.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,13:43   

Quote (fnxtr @ Mar. 29 2010,18:20)
Quote (Louis @ Mar. 29 2010,10:55)
Uxbridge.

Louis

Oh, hardy har har.

You wanted wide open play, I merely obliged.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,19:00   

Wide open play eh?

Wimbledon

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,19:09   

I'm going to block with

Green Park

It's my "fitness" station, nicely situated on three lines but within walking distance to most places of interest  (RNC bondage clubs, etc) and on the nice day you can walk from there to where you want to go.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2010,22:53   

OK, well, it's my turn again.  Hmmm.

I'll thicken my skin and avoid being detected at the same time.  

Hyde Park.

En Garde!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2010,03:36   

Well, since it's the nearest stop to where I got married:

South Quay!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2010,08:24   

Dembski just PM'd me!!!  He wants to play the  Waterloo card for some crazy reason...

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2010,08:31   

Tell him the next stop is Dover.  That'll put a stain in his tighty whiteys.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2010,19:42   

Yes, I see it is up to me to bust this game wide open with a stroke so daring, so bold, so full of vision that it will go down in history*

Elephant and Castle


* For some loose definitions of history

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 30 2010,22:53   

Bad time to get back into this game: the helical stress is signaling an impending token vortex. I'll try to dissipate some strain by playing:

South Acton.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,00:48   

Quote (Tom Ames @ Mar. 30 2010,20:53)
Bad time to get back into this game: the helical stress is signaling an impending token vortex. I'll try to dissipate some strain by playing:

South Acton.

and I shall find my neutral space.

Oval, on the way to Camberwell.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,03:49   

Hmmmm, some fast and furious play there. I shall take a Western Route with a little effort and come in from the cold with Hammersmith.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,04:17   

Is a move to Mudchute totally out of the question?

I guess so. Carry on.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,06:26   

Having fulfilled my "time out" session brought upon by the illegal, but uncalled move by not one but two members of this game (and by the Treaty of Odessa I am not allowed to give their names nor even spell them out), I think the next move for me to take, well, it's so simple and so noble:

"Barons Court"

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,07:08   

Well, the obvious - and some would say pedestrian - response to that would be Prince Regent. However, I am going to say

Paddington

But only because I like that nice little bear....

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 31 2010,22:03   

Just to release Prince Albert from his most dire of fates, I'll say. . . .

Victoria

Charge!!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,04:33   

Well since I've just found out that Simon Singh has just won the right to appeal a previous ruling that he libelled some chiropractors I can only move to Chancery Lane in celebration.*

Louis

*Although I suppose Temple would also be appropriate in terms of location. However this would have involved a Northern Approach without an appropriate shift of the Diagonals. Also, since no one has applied for a repeal, elevators are still wild, and I think we all know what that means for a move to Temple from a Major Interchange. {Snigger}

Correction in italics modified in edit.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,04:46   

Bloody neo-Stovoldites.  No sense of tradition.

*sigh*

Ealing Broadway.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,07:17   

Quote (Louis @ April 01 2010,04:33)
Well since I've just found out that Simon Singh has just won the right to appeal a previous ruling that he libelled some chiropractors I can only move to Chancery Lane in celebration.*

Louis

*Although I suppose Temple would also be appropriate in terms of location. However this would have involved a Northern Approach without an appropriate shift of the Diagonals. Also, since no one has applied for a repeal, elevators are still wild, and I think we all know what that means for a move to Temple from a Major Interchange. {Snigger}

Correction in italics modified in edit.

I apply for a repeal...elevators blech...did I mention my experience with the mime? By the way why is Amadan complaining about neo-Stovoldites when he has just made the quintessential neo-Stovoldite move?

At any rate he forgot to renumberate the denomberator which sets up a cross digital flux in the lycanthrope contingency  which sets it to 007 and allows me to play:

Bond Street

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,07:28   

Quote (afarensis @ April 01 2010,07:17)
Quote (Louis @ April 01 2010,04:33)
Well since I've just found out that Simon Singh has just won the right to appeal a previous ruling that he libelled some chiropractors I can only move to Chancery Lane in celebration.*

Louis

*Although I suppose Temple would also be appropriate in terms of location. However this would have involved a Northern Approach without an appropriate shift of the Diagonals. Also, since no one has applied for a repeal, elevators are still wild, and I think we all know what that means for a move to Temple from a Major Interchange. {Snigger}

Correction in italics modified in edit.

I apply for a repeal...elevators blech...did I mention my experience with the mime? By the way why is Amadan complaining about neo-Stovoldites when he has just made the quintessential neo-Stovoldite move?

At any rate he forgot to renumberate the denomberator which sets up a cross digital flux in the lycanthrope contingency  which sets it to 007 and allows me to play:

Bond Street

Afarensis fails to appreciate that my complaints, like the rails of the Underground, are ironic.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,08:13   

The correct term is Neo-Stovoldists. And there is nothing Neo about them.

Might I remind you that it was in the year 239 BH (Before Humph) that Neo-Stovoldism arose from the ashes of the Stovoldist picture of the Underground when Wembley Park was discovered and the work of Pescatorian and others united the disciplines of Kew Gardening and Classical Stovoldian Transporting.

The resulting Neo-Stovoldian picture of the Underground has been modfied by new extensions and stations in the subsequent centuries but to deny the central explanatory framework for the Underground that Neo-Stovoldism gives us is an act of purest Paleystreetism, and heavily inflenced by specific anti-Morningtonian religious dogmas. I should remind you also that Paley Street is not even on the Underground system, and thus does in no way form part of the game of Mornington Crescent, despite Michael Parkinson owning a very nice pub there.

Louis

P.S. Afarensis: Your application for a repeal of Wild Elevators is denied on the grounds that it was incorrectly formatted and not stapled to a sufficient bribe.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,08:23   

Quote (Louis @ April 01 2010,08:13)
I should remind you also that Paley Street is not even on the Underground system, and thus does in no way form part of the game of Mornington Crescent

Is that by design?

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,08:39   

Quote (Amadan @ April 01 2010,13:23)
Quote (Louis @ April 01 2010,08:13)
I should remind you also that Paley Street is not even on the Underground system, and thus does in no way form part of the game of Mornington Crescent

Is that by design?

Some say it is, but happily they are wrong. It just turned out that way. Although it could be said that Crossrail is a deliberate attempt to force the two into conjunction...

I expect it to win the Templeton Prize {gag, spit}.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,10:48   

It's a nice day, hardly any sleet or freezing fog to speak of, so I decided to walk from

Green Park

to

Piccadilly Circus

but got turned around as usual and ended up at

Charing Cross

I'll head south to

Lambeth North

I know a pub there that keeps a month-old keg of Bass, overgassed, and does a nice pork pie, or it might be jellied eel, I can never tell.

Drinks on me.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,10:51   

And, incidentally, not that I'm one to complain BUT I thought my

"use a sole, save an oyster"

comment was subtle, witty and just plain damned clever.  I laughed myself to sleep, printed it out and framed it for future mirth.

Yet POTW went to the comment that said "balls!"

No justice, I tell you, no justice.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,10:55   

Quote (Doc Bill @ April 01 2010,15:48)
It's a nice day, hardly any sleet or freezing fog to speak of, so I decided to walk from

Green Park

to

Piccadilly Circus

but got turned around as usual and ended up at

Charing Cross

I'll head south to

Lambeth North

I know a pub there that keeps a month-old keg of Bass, overgassed, and does a nice pork pie, or it might be jellied eel, I can never tell.

Drinks on me.

However generous you are with the drinks, it's still one move per turn.

Which one do you want? Green Park (nice for the Ritz), Piccadilly Circus (nice for the rent boys), Charing Cross (nice for trying to get to Kent sometime that year), or Lambeth North (nice for, well pretty much sod all as it goes)?

It isn't just you Doc Bill, many of our newer players are trying to pull as many stops as they can per turn. These multi-stop moves are beginning to disrupt play. Any more of this sort of nonsense and I'll have to start invoking Crebbit's Rule.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,11:30   

Quote (Louis @ April 01 2010,10:55)
Any more of this sort of nonsense and I'll have to start invoking Crebbit's Rule.

Not  . . . the
                 

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,14:08   

Nonsense!

McCormick's Rule clearly states that a player may traverse multiple stations in a single turn if on foot in inclement weather provided the player neither breaks down and cries nor asks for direction, which, as a Real Man I am genetically incapable of either.

But, ha and double ha, the joke's on you as I wend my way to

London Bridge

which falls down less after two pints than Louis!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,15:50   

Quote (Doc Bill @ April 01 2010,12:08)
Nonsense!

McCormick's Rule clearly states that a player may traverse multiple stations in a single turn if on foot in inclement weather provided the player neither breaks down and cries nor asks for direction, which, as a Real Man I am genetically incapable of either.

But, ha and double ha, the joke's on you as I wend my way to

London Bridge

which falls down less after two pints than Louis!

"and by the time I'm sober I've forgotten what I've 'ad,   and everybody tells me that it's cool to be a cat.."

... but all stations between begin and end walking points, especially in the rain or sleet on slippery sidewalks (double your tokens if you're wearing smooth-soled Oxfords or similar footwear), are still open for play.

This is known as the Slide Rule.

Barbican.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,16:04   

They're going to make me do it. They're going to make me invoke Crebbit's Rule, which once voked can never be unvoked. The voking of Crebbit's Rule is serious, I'm warning you. Don't make me do it.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,16:13   

Nanny, nanny boo boo!

Tufnell Park

and

East Finchley, too!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,17:07   

Post!



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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,17:44   

Quote (Doc Bill @ April 01 2010,15:08)
Nonsense!

McCormick's Rule clearly states that a player may traverse multiple stations in a single turn if on foot in inclement weather provided the player neither breaks down and cries nor asks for direction, which, as a Real Man I am genetically incapable of either.

But, ha and double ha, the joke's on you as I wend my way to

London Bridge

which falls down less after two pints than Louis!

McCormick's Rule says "breaks wind", not "breaks down"! As a Real Man, I'm sure you violated that part of the rule after twenty paces.

When you get out of knid, restart play at Bondi Junction (sorry, not Bondi Beach).

East Putney.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,18:46   

H'mmmm, according to Lord Southwicke's "Crebbit's Rule Explained for Her Majesty's Late Colonials" once Crebbit's rule is invoked, and I quote, "Elevators shall cease to be wild until such time as a quorum of players meets and drinks a keg of Bud Light. Every player in the quorum must drink at least a pint of Bud Light and no player shall skip this task. Once the keg of Bud Light has been consumed by the players elevators may then be considered wild." So go ahead, invoke Crebbit's rule. I dares ya. Your ancestors created an empire that the son never set on, the least you can do is invoke Crebbit's Rule.

Oh, I almost forgot: Brondesbury Park

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(Permalink) Posted: April 01 2010,19:12   

Quote
Every player in the quorum must drink at least a pint of Bud Light


Alas, my religion prohibits me from eating that part of an animal, er, drink that baramin of brew.

Chiswick Park

where I shall be forced to spend a night in meditation at the Old Packhorse over a pint or 6 of Fuller's ESB.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2010,12:30   

Well. Now that I've somewhat recovered from my chocolate bunny overdose ("My butt hurts."  "What?"):

Upper Holloway.

Note that this is a step-free access station. As The Stranglers are singing to me right now, "Sometimes it's harder to look than to leap."

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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2010,12:57   

Quote (fnxtr @ April 08 2010,12:30)
Well. Now that I've somewhat recovered from my chocolate bunny overdose ("My butt hurts."  "What?"):

Upper Holloway.

Note that this is a step-free access station. As The Stranglers are singing to me right now, "Sometimes it's harder to look than to leap."

Were you the test subject for Joe G's Osmium and splinter wood experiment?

Wow, for that, I'll sashay on over to Queensway in your honour.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2010,13:33   

No, that's what one chocolate bunny said to the other. I guess you have to see the cartoon to get it. :-)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2010,13:36   

Quote (fnxtr @ April 08 2010,13:33)
No, that's what one chocolate bunny said to the other. I guess you have to see the cartoon to get it. :-)

My wife puts the various "cutesy flags" on our mail box in honor of the different holidays/celebrations.

I saw it and I saw (I hate myself for this one) an opening too.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 08 2010,22:42   

Croxley - as clearly called for by the state of the Easter Bunny's missing hinderparts...

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(Permalink) Posted: April 13 2010,20:27   

Nakashima, badly behind in collecting the blue tokens, has tried to lap the field by playing Ealing Common on a UD thread! If the comment gets out of moderation unscathed, Team Sushi may be back above par!

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(Permalink) Posted: April 13 2010,22:01   

The rules for MC-by-mail (traditional) have liberal time limits, but I move that this e-MC match be declared Moribund.

All tokens to be returned to their respective players and the board cleared.  Short-straw restart.

Contingent on Nakashima's release from moderation, of course.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,03:11   

We're still playing. Some of us are just considering our next move.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,03:59   

Quote (Louis @ April 14 2010,03:11)
We're still playing. Some of us are just considering our next move.

Louis

Ha! "Louis." is not a station, even under the Halibut Exception. Please either pay ullage or perform Civil Kaddish.

Upney (or as crossword fans call it, 'Yen')

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,04:02   

PS:

Fnxtr - Your sig is (as they say American TV shows) Absolutely Ossm.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,04:57   

Isn't this thread getting a bit tiresome?

Highbury & Islington.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,05:14   

Quote (Ptaylor @ April 14 2010,04:57)
Isn't this thread getting a bit tiresome?

Highbury & Islington.

Yes. "For the love of the game" and all that.

It's remarkably similar to cricket in that way.

Lords.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,07:19   

Lords? Getting all holy on us?

Ickenham

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,07:39   

No, I'm sorry, but "Lords" just isn't a valid move.  Possibly "St.John's Wood" or "Westminster" but not "Lords".

I've consulted Stovold's on this and it's just not allowed, not even under the (later) Mortimer Variations or even the Armitage guidelines.

You'll just have to miss a turn or throw a double six.

Anyway...

Fairlop.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,08:33   

Still at the Old Packhorse, I regained consciousness, discovered it was Wednesday and thought, "Not again."

I need a holiday so I'm going south where there are palm trees.

Kew Gardens.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,10:30   

Quote (Louis @ April 14 2010,01:11)
We're still playing. Some of us are just considering our next move.

Louis

What, Ent-fashion? It's been five days, at least.

Anyway, I'm having a hard time with last night's garlic and so shan't be crossing running water, just in case I've got Vlad's Curse.

Vauxhall.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,10:31   

By bus, obviously.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,11:17   

Quote (huwp @ April 14 2010,07:39)
No, I'm sorry, but "Lords" just isn't a valid move.  Possibly "St.John's Wood" or "Westminster" but not "Lords".

I've consulted Stovold's on this and it's just not allowed, not even under the (later) Mortimer Variations or even the Armitage guidelines.

You'll just have to miss a turn or throw a double six.

Anyway...

Fairlop.

Of course it's not in Stovold: see Wisden Appendix XXVII Spooning and Spoon. The rule was in abeyance until the Serbian War of 1912.

Lords it is.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 14 2010,20:50   

Quote (Amadan @ April 15 2010,06:17)
 
Quote (huwp @ April 14 2010,07:39)
No, I'm sorry, but "Lords" just isn't a valid move.  Possibly "St.John's Wood" or "Westminster" but not "Lords".

I've consulted Stovold's on this and it's just not allowed, not even under the (later) Mortimer Variations or even the Armitage guidelines.

You'll just have to miss a turn or throw a double six.

Anyway...

Fairlop.

Of course it's not in Stovold: see Wisden Appendix XXVII Spooning and Spoon. The rule was in abeyance until the Serbian War of 1912.

Lords it is.

Then why did you just miss that turn?

Erm - Hatch End

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,03:23   

I have considered my move, and thus, with a certain degree of sombre confidence I shall opt for:

Cockfosters!

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,04:26   

[Furious sulk: determined silence]

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,07:12   

Quote (Louis @ April 15 2010,03:23)
I have considered my move, and thus, with a certain degree of sombre confidence I shall opt for:

Cockfosters!

Louis

The only appropriate response to that is:

Royal Victoria

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,10:30   

It is now quite a way back in the conversation, but Nakashima has played:
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Nakashima

04/13/2010

8:20 pm
Dr Torley,

I think Dr Meyer is mistaken in characterizing the “magic pathway” which scientists might discover in the future, which connects simple substances to organic life.

Rather than new laws, by the thousands, the stepping stones on this pathway are merely specific circumstances which must arise consecutively in time and space, which allow the existing and relatively well known laws of nature to operate. We could in theory trace this magic pathway from the Big Bang through the formation of galaxies, stars, planets, surfaces, atmospheres, etc. until we arrived at the spot where, like Chinese fast food Happy Family, lipids, proteins and RNA were being mixed together.

Now this still might be a list of thousands of circumstances. If we multiply through the probabilities, we would find that only a vanishingly small proportion of the space and mass of the universe meet those conditions. And lo, it is true! Most of the universe is empty and dead.

But the main point is that it is much easier to discover circumstances than laws. The universe has rules less complex than Mornington Crescent, no matter what Dr Meyer might say.

Unless he says “Ealing Common!”



Playing a Carrom off another player or bystander was declared legal in the Australian Tests of '56, no matter the subsequent rioting.

King's Cross (Platform 9 3/4, to be exact)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,10:56   

Quote (dvunkannon @ April 15 2010,10:30)
Playing a Carrom off another player or bystander was declared legal in the Australian Tests of '56, no matter the subsequent rioting.

Quite right. Funny thing is, you'll still hear some British blaming Eisenhower for Suez later that year.

 
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King's Cross (Platform 9 3/4, to be exact)


Which brings us to . . .

Mornington Crescent.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,11:05   

Yes! I was hoping someone would fall for that. That's THREE parallel shunts, so I'm well within my rights to invoke and AF DAVE reversal:




Hmmm. Farringdon, for reasons that will become apparent..

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,11:33   

Quote (Richardthughes @ April 15 2010,11:05)
Yes! I was hoping someone would fall for that. That's THREE parallel shunts, so I'm well within my rights to invoke and AF DAVE reversal:




Hmmm. Farringdon, for reasons that will become apparent..

Sustained applause

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,11:45   

Ah, AFDave again!

Who knew that was the central line of his thesis?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,13:05   

Quote (Amadan @ April 15 2010,11:56)
Quote (dvunkannon @ April 15 2010,10:30)
Playing a Carrom off another player or bystander was declared legal in the Australian Tests of '56, no matter the subsequent rioting.

Quite right. Funny thing is, you'll still hear some British blaming Eisenhower for Suez later that year.

 
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King's Cross (Platform 9 3/4, to be exact)


Which brings us to . . .

Mornington Crescent.

Ah yes, Eisenhower's famous "Morning Croissant" malapropism... Its a good thing Stovalds does not allow acts of war as valid play - Britain was already in the nuclear club.

Heathrow Terminal 4 (in honor of my not transfering through there tomorrow on my to Kuala Lumpur)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,13:07   

Quote (Amadan @ April 15 2010,09:33)
Quote (Richardthughes @ April 15 2010,11:05)
Yes! I was hoping someone would fall for that. That's THREE parallel shunts, so I'm well within my rights to invoke and AF DAVE reversal:
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Hmmm. Farringdon, for reasons that will become apparent..

Sustained applause

(polite golf applause)

However, MC has been called, so we pick it up from Farrington, unless the call is challenged... anyone?

Anyway, it's a lovely day and I can see the glacier from my back window, so:

Swiss Cottage.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,13:07   

Oh, bugger. Simultaneous play. Carry on....

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,19:06   

If we would only play by Pleistocene rules this would be sooooo much easier...

Whitechapel

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,20:51   

Quote (afarensis @ April 15 2010,17:06)
If we would only play by Pleistocene rules this would be sooooo much easier...

Whitechapel

Thing about Pleistocene is, eventually all the colours get mixed together and you just have one brown mass.  Plus it tastes funny.

What? Oh. Never mind...

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(Permalink) Posted: April 15 2010,20:52   

"Central line?"  Get it?  Play on words.  Pun.  Louis, where are you?

Seriously, I don't know why I continue to cast perls before sWine.

Once again I'm forced to drown my sorrows at the Merrie Go Downe on Gloucester Road.

Oh,

Gloucester Road

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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2010,03:39   

Sorry I was just giggling at Swiss Cottage.

Uxbridge.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2010,07:46   

Oh and furthermore.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2010,08:19   

I think I'm still stuck at Fairlop because of volcanic ash.

I'm too late, aren't I?

Oh well...

... I shall never look at a tube map in the same way ever again.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2010,10:38   

Quote (Louis @ April 16 2010,05:46)
Oh and furthermore.

Louis

I notice us Colonials were spared the lash.

We're like the big, quiet, friendly guy in the corner at the party, that no-one ever really talks to, but he doesn't seem to mind, and is content just to  watch.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 16 2010,11:03   

Quote (Louis @ April 16 2010,01:39)
Sorry I was just giggling at Swiss Cottage.

Uxbridge.

Louis

wtf is a "Traditional Sunday Lunch", anyway?

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(Permalink) Posted: April 17 2010,15:34   

In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

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(Permalink) Posted: April 17 2010,15:58   

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wtf is a "Traditional Sunday Lunch", anyway?



Six pints and a pork pie.

Wif me Mum, of course!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 17 2010,18:04   

Quote (Amadan @ April 17 2010,10:34)
In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

You pinched my move

I think that gives me a free move to:

Mornington Crescent!!!!

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,02:42   

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In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

You pinched my move

I think that gives me a free move to:

Mornington Crescent!!!!


Dude, you can't go claiming that "Mudchute" was already played without accepting that "MC" was already played by Amadan. If your previous play of Mudchute is valid, so is Amadan's MC play. (viz. Crown v. Gandersauce, 1943, under Post hoc ergo propter hoc; quid pro quo; res ipsa  loquitur; pax vobiscum).

Or, as Nietszche once said, "Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist von den Aalen voll."*

But that's put me in a fine pickle, hasn't it.  I'm snookered... except... a-HA!

Headstone Lane!

(Wipes brow) Whew! Thought I'd have to go pan-dimensional, which is not only beyond my credit limit, it's also hard on the batteries.



*roughly: "Oh, God, not my in-laws again."

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,07:40   

Quote (Amadan @ April 17 2010,20:34)
In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

Mudchute?

Pervert.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,07:42   

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Quote (Alan Fox @ April 17 2010,16:04)
     
Quote (Amadan @ April 17 2010,10:34)
In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

You pinched my move

I think that gives me a free move to:

Mornington Crescent!!!!


Dude, you can't go claiming that "Mudchute" was already played without accepting that "MC" was already played by Amadan. If your previous play of Mudchute is valid, so is Amadan's MC play. (viz. Crown v. Gandersauce, 1943, under Post hoc ergo propter hoc; quid pro quo; res ipsa  loquitur; pax vobiscum).

Or, as Nietszche once said, "Mein Luftkissenfahrzeug ist von den Aalen voll."*

But that's put me in a fine pickle, hasn't it.  I'm snookered... except... a-HA!

Headstone Lane!

(Wipes brow) Whew! Thought I'd have to go pan-dimensional, which is not only beyond my credit limit, it's also hard on the batteries.



*roughly: "Oh, God, not my in-laws again."

Oh let him have it. I can't be bothered to argue.

Why do I even try? Who writes this stuff? Bloody BBC etc moan whinge complain etc.

Start over from Theydon Bois.

No cheating this time. I'm watching you.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,07:43   

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In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

Mudchute?

Pervert.

Louis

"Pervert", you say? Hm. I realize that the Underground has a number of dodgily-named stations, but... "Pervert"? Really?

  
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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,08:14   

Quote (Cubist @ April 18 2010,12:43)
Quote (Louis @ April 18 2010,07:40)
 
Quote (Amadan @ April 17 2010,20:34)
In honour of the volcano that is currently keeping our feet firmly on the ground,

Mudchute.

(It was that or Burnt Oak, I guess)

Mudchute?

Pervert.

Louis

"Pervert", you say? Hm. I realize that the Underground has a number of dodgily-named stations, but... "Pervert"? Really?

Oh yes. But not for the reasons you think.

Louis

P.S. It may have been a joke, shhhhhh don't tell anyone.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,09:47   

Reality has a British Colonial bias, apparently. That being the case I think we should all humor Louis and learn the British language.

Kentish Town

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,20:24   

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Reality has a British Colonial bias, apparently. That being the case I think we should all humor Louis and learn the British language.

Kentish Town

Your link contains errors.

For example: "arse over elbow", just no. The phrase is "you can't tell your arse from your elbow". It has nothing to do with falling arse over tit.

Deary me.

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(Permalink) Posted: April 18 2010,21:27   

Rather than accuse Louis of derailerising the Official MC Thread, I propose we accept his "Deary Me" as a quaint Welsh spelling of Dagenham Heathway.

There is only one valid reply to Mudchute (according to the Loomis Twins).

Arsenal.

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