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by chaostheory1489
Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The popularity of Clue.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4338

Well part of the reason that there are always so many Monopoly games is that it's in the public domain (because they found out that Monopoly-type games were really popular back in the 20s and 30s and they would be localized to wherever you lived, so the "creator" just patented his Atlantic City vers...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 580
Views: 162834

My brother (an English teacher) says that if you read Catcher in the Rye as a teenager, you love it - or at least like it - because you can relate to someone like Holden, in all of his whiny glory. But if you read the book at any other time, you can't stand it. Having just read it a few months ago, ...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 13, 2009 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue: 24 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Oh... This works a lot better with the Cluedo formula than any other themed game so far (apart from Hitchcock). I don't know, I think most of the special editions work just as well as the Hitchcock version, if not better. These games generally fall into one of three categories: Based On Mysteries (...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Clue game. Clue: Secrets and Spies
Replies: 121
Views: 84007

After you mentioned that the first time, I went back and looked at each of the versions. It seems to me like the fashion was always current until 1996 (with the possible exception of 1963). Especially the 1972 version, though. That one just screams 70s; and not just the fashion, the whole design.
by chaostheory1489
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue: 24 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Or so I thought. But there's nothing on the USAopoly site about it (or anything Clue-related, for that matter).
by chaostheory1489
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue: 24 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Ok, so after some research, it appears that this is real and is being made by USAopoly.
by chaostheory1489
Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue: 24 Edition
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

It certainly looks real enough, but how could it already be on ebay if we haven't heard anything about it before? I guess it's possible, but...odd.
by chaostheory1489
Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Clue game. Clue: Secrets and Spies
Replies: 121
Views: 84007

Ok, even I'll admit that this does not sound very Clue like. But it does sound like it could be a fun game. And if you'll notice, the text messaging support will only last until 2011; maybe they've already planned to do away with these modern versions, in which case wouldn't it be cool if they kept ...
by chaostheory1489
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Clue game. Clue: Secrets and Spies
Replies: 121
Views: 84007

You people... First of all, it's ignorant to judge a game based on one shot in a news story. The game could be drastically altered by the time it comes out, if it comes out at all. Secondly, it's not like this is the first Clue game that veered from its origins: The Great Museum Caper, The Card Game...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stupid Co-Worker/Classmate/etc. Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 63284

Hate to be the devil's advocate here, but he's right, in a way. "Ennui" can mean boredom, but its more common definition is anxiety/worry. Well, technically. According to the OED (Oxford English Dictionary), it's - and I'm paraphrasing here - anxiety caused by being bored and not wanting to be. A d...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stupid Co-Worker/Classmate/etc. Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 63284

Yes, as evidenced by the fact that the site thinks it's bad enough to censor.
by chaostheory1489
Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stupid Co-Worker/Classmate/etc. Thread
Replies: 168
Views: 63284

Real quote from my American Lit II teacher: "Freud said sometimes a cigar is a cigar; so the cigar is?....masculinity." SYMBOLISM/INTERNAL CONSISTENCY FAIL. Then today, he claimed that the short story "Editha" takes place during WWI, even though it's dated 1905 and says explicitly on the first page ...
by chaostheory1489
Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favorite TV Shows
Replies: 21
Views: 7529

You really should give it another chance. The first time I watched it I thoroughly disliked until about halfway through the series. It's one of those shows that gets better the more you watch it.
by chaostheory1489
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favorite TV Shows
Replies: 21
Views: 7529

To (partially) answer JanePoirot's question: Heroes's first season is really great, but it just goes downhill after that (hopefully that'll change, though). I never really liked Grey's Anatomy. But Pushing Daisies is AMAZING and I'm really sad it's getting cancelled. Easily one of the best shows on ...
by chaostheory1489
Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New Blog
Replies: 0
Views: 1847

New Blog

I've created a new blog that can be found at http://wicky1489.blogspot.com/ . It's just getting started so it doesn't have that many entries yet, but since I'll just be importing my facebook notes for the foreseeable future, it'll have daily or almost daily updates until I run out of notes. The blog...
by chaostheory1489
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favourite Joker
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

I was just thinking that the other day when I was watching The Dark Knight. About halfway through I was like "Oh yeah, this is Heath Ledger. I totally forgot." It happens every time.
by chaostheory1489
Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favourite Joker
Replies: 11
Views: 3817

Here's how I feel about it, and others may disagree: The Joker, above all else, should be funny . The amount of violence he can do is tempered by the times and the medium, but humor is a constant. 1. Cesar Romero People don't give this Joker enough credit. First of all, he was about as accurate to t...
by chaostheory1489
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rev. Green or Mr. Green?
Replies: 5
Views: 2229

I prefer Rev. Green in most cases. I think the only times I've liked Mr. Green better were in the 1992 and 1996 versions.

Also, I second Master Detective (though I don't own it myself) and would also like to suggest the movie and possibly Super Sleuth.
by chaostheory1489
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Origin of the name Miss Scarlett?
Replies: 15
Views: 4869

I was thinking the same thing. I'm not accusing the person of lying, but some of the "facts" he/she gave are a bit iffy. It is apparently an oral story, though, and muddling of the truth tends to happen in those cases.
by chaostheory1489
Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Books
Replies: 580
Views: 162834

I've only read Great Expectations, which I HATED. I don't his style of everybody-is-connected-to-everybody. And I've read that Great Expectations was actually a self-parody, so if I can't even like that, I don't think there's any hope for the rest of his oeuvre. That doesn't mean I won't try them, t...