RSS 2.0 Feed

» Welcome Guest Log In :: Register

Pages: (12) < 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... >   
  Topic: The Official AtBC Mornington Crescent Thread, Because derailerisation is Teh Bad< Next Oldest | Next Newest >  
OgreMkV



Posts: 3350
Joined: Oct. 2009

(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.

--------------
Ignored by those who can't provide evidence for their claims.

http://skepticink.com/smilodo....retreat

   
Tom Ames



Posts: 238
Joined: Dec. 2002

(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.

--------------
-Tom Ames

  
Tom Ames



Posts: 238
Joined: Dec. 2002

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

Quote (jeffox @ Mar. 25 2010,18:11)
Afarensis wrote:
 
Quote
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

--------------
-Tom Ames

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

(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.

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
Amadan



Posts: 1268
Joined: Jan. 2007

(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.

--------------
"People are always looking for natural selection to generate random mutations" - Densye  4-4-2011
JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.

   
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

(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.

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

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

Quote (Louis @ 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.

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.

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
huwp



Posts: 172
Joined: Aug. 2006

(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.

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

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

Quote (FrankH @ Mar. 26 2010,11:25)
[SNIP]

...a case of  Bud Light.

VILE CALUMNY! LIES!

I would never drink Bud Light.

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
Tom Ames



Posts: 238
Joined: Dec. 2002

(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.

--------------
-Tom Ames

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

(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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

(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.

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
Amadan



Posts: 1268
Joined: Jan. 2007

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

I object. Ullage has been invoked.

--------------
"People are always looking for natural selection to generate random mutations" - Densye  4-4-2011
JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.

   
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

(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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
Amadan



Posts: 1268
Joined: Jan. 2007

(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.

--------------
"People are always looking for natural selection to generate random mutations" - Densye  4-4-2011
JoeG BTW dumbass- some variations help ensure reproductive fitness so they cannot be random wrt it.

   
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

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

Quote (Amadan @ Mar. 26 2010,09:20)
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.

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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
Doc Bill



Posts: 1006
Joined: April 2007

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

At the risk of ridicule,


Stamford Brook

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

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

Embankment.

Booyakasha! And fuck the lot of yous!

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

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

Quote (Louis @ Mar. 26 2010,10:45)
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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

(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

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

(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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

(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!

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
Doc Bill



Posts: 1006
Joined: April 2007

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

Turnham Green the hard way:

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

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

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

Piccadilly line before 7:45 am, on Sunday.

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

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

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

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.

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

(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?

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
jeffox



Posts: 556
Joined: Oct. 2007

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

Quote
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.

:)

  
fnxtr



Posts: 2163
Joined: June 2006

(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.

--------------
"But it's disturbing to think someone actually thinks creationism -- having put it's hand on the hot stove every day for the last 400 years -- will get a different result tomorrow." -- midwifetoad

  
Louis



Posts: 6436
Joined: Jan. 2006

(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!

Louis

--------------
Bye.

  
FrankH



Posts: 525
Joined: Feb. 2009

(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!

--------------
Marriage is not a lifetime commitment, it's a life sentence!

  
  357 replies since Mar. 24 2010,10:57 < Next Oldest | Next Newest >  

Pages: (12) < 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... >   


Track this topic Email this topic Print this topic

[ Read the Board Rules ] | [Useful Links] | [Evolving Designs]