Favorite game of Risk?

Risk   0 votes - 0 %
Risk: 2210   0 votes - 0 %
Risk: Black ops   0 votes - 0 %
Risk: Lord of the Rings   0 votes - 0 %
Risk: Sequester   1 vote - 25 %
Risk: pull out before it's too late   2 votes - 50 %
Risk: Mutually Assured Destruction   1 vote - 25 %
wipo   0 votes - 0 %
 
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Big Bang Theory by Vulch (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:21:01 PM EST
I grabbed the first couple of episodes back in the autumn, then grabbed some more while waiting for the S1-5 box set to turn up. I landed up watching it through twice by the end of November though series 6 seems to have gone off the boil a bit which is not unusual for colonial TV series due to their standard performer contracts...



I wish it was on Netflix by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:40:04 PM EST
and we saw last night's episode, since House of Anubis wasn't on, and it was okay, with slightly worse IQ due to the atmosphere.


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LO by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 02:29:17 PM EST
has gone through Big Bang and now is watching Freaks and Geeks and Skins UK http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skins_%28UK_TV_series%29
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
But MSCL is on Netflix by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #4 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:37:10 PM EST
and it's set in PA.

I suppose it's a good sign that 16_year_old finds Angela mopey and depressing.

I like Freaks and Geeks better, but I was a D&D playing band dork when I attended high school in the early 80s.


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Yup by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #10 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:04:05 PM EST
LO goes through my netflix account to get her shows too. 

I didn't realize MSCL was based in western PA. When it came out originally, I was in college already and didn't pay that much attention.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB

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That'e college by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #13 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:18:56 PM EST
I had more interesting things to do in college than watch tv, and barely paid any attention to it. I hear Bill Cosby had had a show in the mid 80's.


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Skins by dmg (4.00 / 1) #7 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:46:55 PM EST
It's how the UK youth wish their lives were, but has little or no connection to what it is really like.

Having said that, its worth watching for Effie.
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LO by yankeehack (4.00 / 1) #9 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:01:33 PM EST
is visiting the UK in June (I might be able to fly out to meet her) and is trying to get all read up on her compatriots.
"...she dares to indulge in the secret sport. You can't be a MILF with the F, at least in part because the M is predicated upon it."-CBB
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Well, if she's using skins as a by dmg (4.00 / 1) #11 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:04:42 PM EST
documentary, she's going to be sorely disappointed :-)
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A more accurate depiction by dmg (4.00 / 1) #15 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:02:26 PM EST
Would be given by the Inbetweeners.
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I totally agree by ambrosen (4.00 / 2) #18 Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 06:45:56 AM EST
Also, whenever I spend time around teenagers, they call me Will. I take this pretty much as a complement.

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Maybe the Young Ones, then? n/t by Captain Tenille (4.00 / 2) #19 Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 12:43:35 PM EST
 

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True Factoid: I have never lost a game of Risk by Phil the Canuck (4.00 / 1) #3 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 04:33:49 PM EST
This caused a bit of a fight with the wife when my son pulled out his Transformers Risk board and I proceeded to demolish my kids.  Hey, I warned them beforehand and all they did was taunt me.  

16 year old claims that too by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 05:38:24 PM EST
but I think I've beaten her once or twice.


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WIPO: I don't play Risk by dmg (2.00 / 1) #8 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 06:51:18 PM EST
But I do own Steve Jackson games 'Illuminati'.

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I have Illuminati, and am undeafeated by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #12 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 07:14:18 PM EST
I'm not sure if I'm 2-0 or 3-0, but I've won every time I recall posting.


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I got as far as reading the rules... by dmg (4.00 / 1) #14 Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 10:00:39 PM EST
And gave up :-)
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Kids and their games by MartiniPhilosopher (4.00 / 1) #16 Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 12:59:10 AM EST
We've tried to get H in on some of the more mainstream box games but so far, she's resisted becoming a fan of any of them. All we can get her to play with us willingly is Monopoly. And usually the wife or I end up the winners (although I play down how much ahead I am -- the point is to bond, not to win).

Whenever I hear one of those aforementioned douche bags pontificate about how dangerous [...] videogames are I get a little stabby. --Wil Wheaton.

True Factoid: by ammoniacal (4.00 / 1) #17 Sat Feb 23, 2013 at 03:06:26 AM EST
In the futuristic world of 2013, Aunt Flo can be banned from your household -- WITH SCIENCE.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

Hmmmm.... by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:50:42 AM EST
I'm not sure I buy the premise for the sex book. Sure, you can point to bonobos as an example of a polyamorous great ape, but  the model of a dominant male trying to dominate the reproductive choices is also common. By that model, monogamy is a social tool to prevent angry young males from disrupting the village because they aren't getting any.

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It's tied up in property and shiny red asses by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 11:56:30 AM EST
as in hunter gatherer bands have no property beyond which they can carry, and no ability to store a surplus of food.

Without that, it's harder to make a hierarchy.

Human females also disguise their fertile periods, so instead of the dominant male having to keep an eye on the 3-4 females who are ovulating, he has to keep an eye on the 20+ females who could be fertile.

I have heard of monogamy being explained that way.


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Fair points by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #22 Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:34:38 PM EST
 Although it hasn't stopped males from at least trying to do so in the past several thousand years, I really don't have the background knowledge to argue either way for the pre-farming eras.

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In the biography of a hunter-gatherer woman by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:20:23 PM EST
I've read, there are certainly no bonobo type activity and things are more or less (serial)monogamous. It sounds like a pretty tough to claim most homo sapiens lacked monogamy in general. Claiming such for earlier genus homo species might be possible.

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A bit more on Arstechnica by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #24 Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 12:42:52 PM EST
link

The arguments in the link could be used to claim our (at least the guys among us) bodies are adapted to more promiscuity (or at least grabbing the chance). This doesn't mean that the adaptations were for earlier species and left unchanged as homo sapiens changed. Also it isn't clear if this is all that different than more current situations, with a state of being officially monogamous but some grabbing the odd opportunity on the side. This type of thing is observable in birds (no you silly Brits, the little critters with wings) as well.

Wumpus

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