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I most recently did it in the...

by tye  (Monk)
on Mar 28, 2004 at 06:35 UTC ( #340356=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Dining Room
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Billiard Room
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I never did it
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I have no Clue what you mean
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447 total votes
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Re: I most recently did it in the...
by kudra (Vicar) on Mar 28, 2004 at 13:15 UTC
    I try to kill people in the kitchen with the knife.

    I always called my character 'Dr. Scarlet.' It annoyed me that the men got to be 'Professor (Plum)' and the women were all 'Mrs.' or 'Miss.'

      Well, there was "Mr. Green" there, so at least one man was without fancy title, and the erstwhile deceased, "Mr. Body", but the other man is "Colonel Mustard", and the women are Miss Scarlet, Mrs. White and Mrs. Peacock, IIRC. So it appears that you have a point there. Gender bias in classic board game! We'll have to get Parker Brothers on a recall campaign...

      Of course "Miss Scarlet" always gets to go first, though, and for all his education, the stately Professor Plum always goes last.

        Being Professor Plum in Clue gives you several advantages early in the game with Clue. Besides seeing accusations by almost all the other players, Professor Plum also has a good chance to be moved to room, removing the randomness that he won't be able to make an accusation in the second turn.
Re: I most recently did it in the...
by rozallin (Curate) on Mar 28, 2004 at 22:36 UTC

    ^H^H^H I guess that's not what you meant. :)

    BritMonks may not get this at all, as there is no game called Clue in the United Kingdom. It is, for some reason, called Cluedo here, and I have no idea why.

    Miss Scarlet can still do it in the billiard room though. With the candlestick.

      Ouch! Howabout with the rope? And the lead pipe. <Drop lights, curtiain fall over..> <Exuant, stage left>
      because they couldn't very well call it clueso now could they?

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by atcroft (Abbot) on Mar 29, 2004 at 07:55 UTC

    On the advice of counsel, I must decline to answer regarding an ongoing investigation, as anything I might say might be used against me....

      I dint do it! I wern't even there when it happened, guvna!.

      And is someone really railing against gender bias in a game based on some late 18th/early-19th century Holmesian whimsy?

      Well, that's my $.02 worth. No, for refunds you'll have to check our customer service department.
Re: I most recently did it in the...
by zakzebrowski (Curate) on Mar 28, 2004 at 16:54 UTC
    sub whatisit{ my $it = shift; if ($it eq 'yada yada'){ return(undef); } else { if ($it eq 'get in a car accident'){ return("vincinity of 38.86540N 77.07163W"} else { if ($it eq 'write perl script'){ return ('kitchen'); } else{ return(\&email(zak)); } } } }

    Zak - the office
      You know, you can reduce the level of indentation (thus making it easier to read (IMHO, of course)) of this sub by using elsif:

      sub whatisit{ my $it = shift; if ($it eq 'yada yada'){ return(undef); } elsif ($it eq 'get in a car accident') { return("vincinity of 38.86540N 77.07163W"); } elsif ($it eq 'write perl script'){ return ('kitchen'); } else{ return(\&email(zak)); } }

      I know this is pretty trivial code, but...

Re: Did What?
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Mar 28, 2004 at 12:32 UTC

    I still don't get it. What is this facination with farting. <sp>Flatulism</sp> is a natural thing. Who cares which room of the house you do it in. As my mommy used to say Where ere you be let the wind go free.


What am I supposed to have done?
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Mar 28, 2004 at 13:01 UTC

    Errrmmm... did what? Eat? Drink? Smoke? Have sex? Write a Perl script? Read a book?

    Any of those could be most anywhere...

    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter at Berghold dot Net
       Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.
      All of which are just fine to do in the study. Woohoo!

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by castaway (Parson) on Mar 30, 2004 at 07:18 UTC
    Since we only have Kitchen and Bedroom, and Bedroom isnt on the list, I'm gonna say Kitchen. (And since thats where the computers are, thats quite likely the correct answer anyway.. (I'll leave the 'what' speculations to curious minds.. )


Re: I most recently did it in the...
by herveus (Prior) on Mar 29, 2004 at 16:47 UTC

    ...Make Dr. Lucky Fall Down...

    Crossover with Toon and Kill Dr. Lucky

      As in the Steve Jackson "RPG" 'Toon' ?? I played this quite a bit when I was a kid. fun stuff. My main character was a little green four-legged frog with a super-stretchy prehensile tongue of near-infinite length, his name was 'Rogger Ribbit' (doh!). His biggest accomplishment was when he fell off a cliff, pulled a stop sign out of his pocket (you can pull any sort of sign out of your Back Pocket (TM) at any time, so says the book), rolled a successful 'fast talk' roll, and convincing the ground to STOP!!!! It was so fun to play a game with no rules, just like 'Calvinball' in many ways.

      How is this game you mention played?


        Kill Dr. Lucky is a multiplayer game where you try to kill Dr. Lucky. Players try to get the prospective victim alone with them (and out of sight of anyone else -- can't have witnesses) and then off him. Sort of like the prequel to a game of Clue.

        Make Dr. Lucky Fall Down is a crossover variant that was published on Pyramid. The operating rules are Toon; the objective is to make Dr. Lucky fall down. You still have to avoid witnesses, but boggled Toons can be ignored. Dr. Lucky has Luck-8.

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by punchcard_don (Beadle) on Mar 31, 2004 at 18:32 UTC
    A Perl programmer calls in sick one day. His boss gets on the phone and tells him: "Listen son, we've got a launch going today, you have to come in. Take my advice - when I feel a cold coming on, I ask my wife to 'do it' with me. Afterwards I feel great."

    Two hours later the programmer shows up at the office: "You were right, boss, I feel great! By the way, nice house you've got there...."

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by stonecolddevin (Parson) on Mar 29, 2004 at 20:42 UTC
    You guys forgot the storage closet....
    All posts are spawns of an archaeic and instinctual remnant of pre-neanderthalian neural synapse that, while irrevocably human, remains an anomoly to the common laws of nature.
Re: I most recently did it in the...
by greenFox (Vicar) on Apr 01, 2004 at 08:35 UTC
    In the Monastery as an April Fools joke? *grin*

    Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought. -Basho

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by cLive ;-) (Prior) on Apr 01, 2004 at 18:34 UTC
    Where is the "in the road" option for all those mis-spelt insect fans?

    I'm sorry, "I have no Cluedo what you mean" (being from the UK, originally).

    cLive ;-)

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by bronto (Priest) on Apr 02, 2004 at 07:57 UTC

    I never did it... in the office :-)

    I miss the "on the roof" option ;-)


    The very nature of Perl to be like natural language--inconsistant and full of dwim and special cases--makes it impossible to know it all without simply memorizing the documentation (which is not complete or totally correct anyway).
    --John M. Dlugosz
Re: I most recently did it in the...
by Jonathan (Curate) on Apr 02, 2004 at 15:59 UTC
    It looks like I'm the only one who thought that this was a sex question and never seriously considered anything else :-)

    In old age Socrates noting his lessening sex drive commented 'Thank God I'm no longer chained to that madman'
    Well the madman is an old friend of mine and I would mourn his passing.

    /me wanders off looking for Henry Miller novels in the library (Hey I might see miss Scarlett there!)
Re: I most recently did it in the...
by exussum0 (Vicar) on Mar 30, 2004 at 04:30 UTC
    Only 'cause I wouldn't live up to expectations of my friends.

    "In the bathroom. With your mom!" :)

    Thank you :)

    -- "So far my experience has been that most people who go for certification have broad but not deep knowledge in the field and the flavor of the knowledge is academic. But every once in a while one finds a gem of a person who learns all the time and uses certification to prove it." -- on Orkut

Re: I most recently did it in the...
by tbone1 (Monsignor) on Apr 05, 2004 at 13:01 UTC
    Any other blues fans out there?

      We did it in the kitchen,
      We did it in the hall.
      We did it on the sofa
      And up against the wall.

    From David Morgan's cover of Little Milton's "Love Her with a Feelin'". (I think Dave added that verse, but I'm not sure.)

    tbone1, YAPS (Yet Another Perl Schlub)
    And remember, if he succeeds, so what.
    - Chick McGee

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