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Sir Ridley
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Date created
17-Feb-2018, 5:00 AM
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17-Feb-2018, 5:01 AM
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Sir Ridley
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CatBus said:

Sir Ridley said:

DominicCobb said:

CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

CatBus said:

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CatBus said:

TV’s Frink said:

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Possessed said:

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None of it means anything in relation to the current topic.

I don’t know, my name is Jacob and I do in fact use ladders from time to time.

Ok but I need to know if you’re a Rush fan, a Huey Lewis fan, or an Adrian Lyne fan.

That’s like Sophie’s choice, man. Harsh. Sometimes bad is bad.

These are 1/3 of fighting words.

Oh, so I’m walking on a thin line, am I?


If this is it, please let me know.

The men who hold high places must be the ones to start.

You crack me up.

Be cool or be cast out.

I said cool is the rule.

I was at this obligatory social event with a friend once. We didn’t really want to be there, so we entertained ourselves by inventing a game. While we were having conversations, every time one of us named a band from the 80’s, we’d get a point, but only if nobody else noticed what we’d done – i.e. if it worked relatively well in the conversation and nobody said, “Hey, wasn’t that a band from the eighties?” There were lots of easy ones – the Police, for example. I was particularly proud of working the Dead Milkmen into normal conversation without anyone noticing.

Not sure what made me think of that. And no, I’m not suggesting it. Yet.

Aha ha ha ha. That sounds fun.

I don’t think anyone noticed, you won! 😉

D’oh! Nobody noticed until you did! Now the only way he can earn the point is if you’re also playing.

The trick is that this was initially conceived as a verbal, in-person game, and rules may need to be adjusted for text. So instead of making a reference and raising an eyebrow at the other player, maybe you’d use a winking smiley or something. The other problem is that many of the references might only be visible if you say the words out loud, as the reference may cross all sorts of lexical boundaries in text form but be pretty straightforward when spoken. This would be especially visible as your references drift further away from vanilla. I see we’re off to a pretty good start though 😉

I’m in on the rules, so technically maybe I’m playing even though I haven’t made a reference yet. So let him have the point! Somebody has to notice or nobody would get a point.

Let’s just say this is part of the Electric Boogaloo because I don’t have anything to add about politics at this point.

I’ll say Cobb has a point or two (or three), though, not just from 80s references.

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