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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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J-Dog



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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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BillB



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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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FrankH



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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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fnxtr



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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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jeffox



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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!
:)

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 24 2010,19:47   

Kew Gardens

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Tom Ames



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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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Ptaylor



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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?

  
Louis



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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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Louis



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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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