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August 14th, 2006


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06:16 pm
I've never heard of this before, but my life is now complete since I have lost the game.

There's so many reasons it rocks. For one thing, it's generically named. This is the sort of thing that would have become a secret society type of thing (like Discordians who laugh at people who don't know what "Fnord" means), yet the point of the game is actively against that. It's to spread to everyone everywhere and conscript them into playing whether they like it or not.

The best way to announce loss of the game, IMHO:

"isn't it true that when the prime minister of the u.k. declares on national television that he has lost the game, the game officially ends?

least, that's the rule where i live."

It's hilariously self referential, gloriously unsecretive, and viciously gripping.

And, by the way, you all lose. 8) Now go forth and make others lose 8)

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From:spatulistic
Date:August 15th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
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That's like "don't think about pink elephants"
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From:testing4l
Date:August 15th, 2006 02:21 am (UTC)
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Exactly, but somehow more entertaining 8)

Incidentally, it's funny you should say that. Boogeyman was very nearly named "bigpinkelephant".
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From:centaur
Date:August 15th, 2006 02:22 am (UTC)
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The way I learned it was that you can't lose the game because someone else mentioned it. It seems like a much more fair variation, coupled with the fifteen minute grace period after someone loses the game it makes it only happen spontaneously, which I think is just more fun.
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From:testing4l
Date:August 15th, 2006 02:32 am (UTC)
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I couldn't agree less. You lose if you think about it at any time and you continue losing until you stop thinking about it.

This allows you to go around putting up signs saying "You lose!" in places. And that I really, really approve of.
From:foreverblue4
Date:August 15th, 2006 02:26 am (UTC)
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Oh god. You've reminded me of this horrid thing. I learned of it a few months ago and it progressively consumed my thoughts until everything I thought of was a reminder of the game. IT WILL CONSUME YOU AND EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!
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From:testing4l
Date:August 15th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
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Hahaha. Way to lose ; ) Thanks for playing!

I doubt anything could consume me and everyone I know. That's a lot of people and consuming little fuzzy things from Alpha Centauri is known to be a Bad Idea.
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From:theotherchicago
Date:August 15th, 2006 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I prefer a variation in which one avoids thinking about a specific kind of bear. :D

And you lose again!
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From:testing4l
Date:August 15th, 2006 10:26 pm (UTC)
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There's lots of variations, but I think that any of the cut-down versions just simply aren't as much fun. I have a friend who considered adding a cookie to any web traffic to his server which said "You lose!"

And, by the way, you have once again failed to win. 8)

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