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#63168 - Sat Oct 21 2000 06:42 PM Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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Well a BIG Congrats to Pinhead for winning last week's game about Jazz and a very tight race it was with Baglady only 1 point behind....I'm sure Mamaja would have put pressure on Pinhead if she had posted on Friday....

As you can see we have gone seasonal for this week's game, what with Halloween coming up soon. Don't forget...There are double scoring words....So, Whoever goes first this week is in for a treat....lucky Dumbell or even Karma !!

Also...this is my last week for awhile and also Fortunata, don't forget you are the players choice next week.

Good luck everyone !!

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#63169 - Sat Oct 21 2000 07:48 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Caerr Offline
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Sypher about using the letters that double the score,
Why isn't it the person that uses them, that gets penalized with a double score? instead of the person that receives the double scoring letters?

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#63170 - Sat Oct 21 2000 08:18 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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I like that ....Excellent idea....Let's go with that idea then....

###### If you entry ends in Q (as if) X, Y or Z then your score is halved !! #######

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#63171 - Sun Oct 22 2000 08:38 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Congrats to Pinhead for last week and gj Baglady and Mamaja for runners up.....Sypher does this change to the doubling rule means that the first post of the game will be scored singularly won't it?.....i mean the score they post will neither be doubled or halved under these new rules, but if I was to end my post with say a "Y", my score would be halved?..is this right?..

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#63172 - Mon Oct 23 2000 01:11 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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Yep, that's correct Karma !!

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#63173 - Mon Oct 23 2000 05:36 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Have a good trip Sypher. My email has been messed up. If you sent me any, I haven't gotten it. Send me a PM til I get it streightened out.
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#63174 - Mon Oct 23 2000 06:37 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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Well, You're in charge from next week Sage.
Hope it all goes well....but I'm still here for this week !!

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#63175 - Mon Oct 23 2000 10:38 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Congratulation PH and BL!!!! I knew you could end the week with a big bang!!! But I'm back for good for a while - no days off till November 10, and even then I'll be able to log on at home, so watch out, everybody!!!!!
PS Great weekend! I heartily recommend these quick getaway weekends. And for anyone within shouting distance, I totally recommend checking out Branson, MO. Something for everyone - from the roller coaster rides at Silver Dollar City (WOW - 10 on a scale of 1 to 5), shows - country yes, but also magic, comedy, etc., etc. - and tons of crafts and gifts and great food. The Teen - A's got to ride go-carts like crazy, and the littlest A got to wear herself out on everything from rides to treehouses to slides to ball crawls. We're all exhausted - had to come back to work to recover.

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#63176 - Mon Oct 23 2000 12:53 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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#63177 - Mon Oct 23 2000 03:16 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Well done Pinhead & Baglady!

Sagebrush, please let me know how many days in advance to let you know next week´s topic. If your email is acting up, I can send you a PM or leave you a message on ICQ. Do I have to pick the rules for next week´s game as well? heeheehee


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#63178 - Mon Oct 23 2000 03:21 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
JoJo2 Offline
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Congradulations to Pinhead for a great win and congradulations to BrideLady for a close second.

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#63179 - Tue Oct 24 2000 08:03 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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Oh excuse me Mr.Partsdude, but don't you think you are pushing the realms of credibility with your entry for today ?

A Nightmare is a nightmare no matter what time of day...it's not just exclusive to the nighttime...

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#63180 - Tue Oct 24 2000 11:04 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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I have to add my two cents in on an earlier submission to our little snake:
Werewolf.
Werewolf?
Therewolf!
Ah, Young Frankenstein. The best comedy movie ever made!!!
And Baglady, you'd better keep one eye open when you sleep - I'm gaining on you!!!!

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#63181 - Tue Oct 24 2000 11:38 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Ooops...sorry guys- I had no idea that green crying smiley would come out soooo big!
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#63182 - Tue Oct 24 2000 04:25 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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I hate to get persnickety, but Cohalen, you have misspelled Remembrance!!! Sypher, cut out a letter when you count!!!!

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#63183 - Tue Oct 24 2000 07:58 PM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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I just got my email going. Would you believe 62 messages waiting for me?

Fort - Send it to me by Thursday so that we can work out any kinks there might be. Make your suggestions on what should be valid and what should be in-valid.

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#63184 - Wed Oct 25 2000 01:02 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Will do, Sage!

LOL Caer..I loved your last entry! Now I can´t get the tune out of my head...


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#63185 - Wed Oct 25 2000 05:53 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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karmaloupster's entry is too general and not associated with Holloween without an explination that would fit any situation.
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#63186 - Wed Oct 25 2000 06:31 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Hello Mr. Sypher, but that's the reason I put nightime nightmare, to distinguish it from a daytime nightmare. Also it looks like there's a lot of entries this week that are pushing the credibility envelope.
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#63187 - Wed Oct 25 2000 06:50 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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ok...ok....I will give you back your points in tomorrows score...
I suppose you can have two types of Nightmares !!

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#63188 - Wed Oct 25 2000 07:26 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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In defence of my posting which has been challenged by Sagebrush..I posted,

"DISCOMBOBULATED AUSTRALIANS",

which I clarified as a link to Halloween with the explanation....

"the state of many Australians when kids dressed as Teletubbies come knocking on their door on 31 October demanding all your chocolate...."

Sage challenged that post for it being.."too general and not associated with Holloween without an explination that would fit any situation.'. I'm not sure what qualifies an answer as "too general" but if the criteria is that you immediately associate the answer with the theme then I think the precedents have been set already this week with the answers allowed already shown below. The explanation that I have given directly linjks the post to Halloween. I used the US slang term so as to describe from an american point of view how many Australians do actually feel with the whole Halloween traditions and there is alway a small band of kids who dress up and go door to door. Problem over here is that to Australians the 31st Octtober means only that the Melbourne Cup is not far away, and are often confused by the whole incident, seeing that we are in Australia and Halloween is an american traditional day....we have never celebrated the day over here, and it is rarely mentioned on the day bar a couple of commercial radio stations.We certainly don't thinking of going to parties in costume, or reading horror stories, or incanting demonic spells meant to Graphical Dismember any spare Transylvanian Transvestites as Sacrificial Offerings to Satanic incantations. The day is not observed here...we are aware of it via the magic of televisio...there is not a US sitcom yet which doesn't have it's annual Halloween episode, with the charcters usually spending 3/4's of it deciding who to go as. So I suppose I am posting to the theme of Halloween from an ignorant Australian's point of view, and find the whole tradition a bit discombobulating...I'm not knocking mind you, it really does sound like a lot of fun for kids and adults alike...just have never celebrated the day so I don't know what to make of all the ghouls, witches, demons..etc. Halloween is a pretty universal concept because of TV etc, but it is not observed much outside of North America...I won't say that folk outside are disadvantaged in this theme, but it would sure help you had observed the traditions every year of your life.

Please note that I am not challenging any of the entries shown below, I think they are all fine, but I think they would be considered to be answers that could be described as general, and not linked directly to the theme without an explanation that could other themes or issues..

Religious Rememberance
Salem, Massachusetts
entertaining evening
Snickers Bar
Neighborhood troublemakers

Thanks..

KL


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#63189 - Wed Oct 25 2000 07:31 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
Sypher Offline
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The challenged entry has been well defended....points will stay for Karma....

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#63190 - Wed Oct 25 2000 08:15 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Ta Sypher..I was half expecting a challenge....keeps me on my toes..lol

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#63191 - Wed Oct 25 2000 08:43 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Registered: Thu Dec 23 1999
Posts: 1509
Loc: Michigan USA
Thanks Syph baby!!!!
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#63192 - Wed Oct 25 2000 09:47 AM Re: Snake Talk - Game 45 - Trick or Treat !!
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Excuse me, Sypher, but "sacrifical offerings" and "the good old days" in the same sentence???
I don't think so!!!!! LOL!!!!
Not a challenge, just a chuckle!

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