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dvunkannon



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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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I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Timothy McDougald



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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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Church burning ebola boy

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.

   
Doc Bill



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

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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.

  
fnxtr



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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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"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory

"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night."  Joe G

  
FrankH



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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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fnxtr



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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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"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory

"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night."  Joe G

  
FrankH



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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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Timothy McDougald



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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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Church burning ebola boy

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.

   
dvunkannon



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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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I知 referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
fnxtr



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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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"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory

"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night."  Joe G

  
Louis



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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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Amadan



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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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"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.

   
Amadan



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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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"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.

   
Ptaylor



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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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Amadan



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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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"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.

   
Timothy McDougald



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

Lords? Getting all holy on us?

Ickenham

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Church burning ebola boy

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.

   
huwp



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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.

  
Doc Bill



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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.

  
fnxtr



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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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"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory

"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night."  Joe G

  
fnxtr



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

By bus, obviously.

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"[A] book said there were 5 trillion witnesses. Who am I supposed to believe, 5 trillion witnesses or you? That shit's, like, ironclad. " -- stevestory

"Wow, you must be retarded. I said that CO2 does not trap heat. If it did then it would not cool down at night."  Joe G

  
Amadan



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

   
Ptaylor



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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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Louis



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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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Amadan



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

[Furious sulk: determined silence]

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"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.

   
Timothy McDougald



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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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Church burning ebola boy

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.

   
dvunkannon



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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 杜agic 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 摘aling 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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I知 referring to evolution, not changes in allele frequencies. - Cornelius Hunter
I知 not an evolutionist, I知 a change in allele frequentist! - Nakashima

  
Amadan



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

   
Richardthughes



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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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Amadan



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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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Doc Bill



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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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