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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Off-Topic 2

A few weeks ago I talked about how much I love abstract conversations like what's the best kind of sauce and what I'd do when a lion attacks. Well last week I had another one of these conversations which I just had to put into writing. I was with Kelsey and we were discussing (not seriously) the of he and I buying a place to live.

'We'd need a good way of resolving disputes,' I said.
'We could work that all out in the contract,' said Kelsey.
'But there'll always be SOMETHING that comes up that we haven't covered in the contract. So we need something as like an arbitrary tie breaker. Like a game of match or something.'
'Oh yeah, anything we can't work out any other way, we'll work out with rock-paper-scissors!'
'Can that be legally binding?'
'I don't know.'
'I guess we'd have to work out the rules in the contract. There would have to be a paragraph that says "The participants will hold one hand flat with their palm pointed upwards and the other hand in a fist. They will say 1, 2, 3, shoot! dropping their fist onto their open palm on each count and selecting their weapon on the word shoot"'
'Would that be the first time the rules of that game have been explained legally?'

'We're trendsetters!' I yelled. 'But I dunno,  rock-paper-scissors seems a bit too boring. I'd want a proper competition.'
'Like what?'
'I could play against you on your Madden NFL game?'
'You'd have an advantage there.'
'Would I though?'
'Yeah I haven't played that game since I played it with you last year.'
'Well how about a joust?'
'I'd want to make it a game of chance, otherwise one of us will always be better at it.'
'How could we possibly know who's better at jousting??'
'Oh yeah, good point.'
'We'd do it properly - hire horses and suits of armour etc. Maybe even get a crowd going.'
'But then we'd end up spending more money than what we're fighting over.'
'...Bugger. There goes that idea.'

We'll go back to the drawing board.


  1. Oh the memories. The smaller portion and I used to play cribbage to determine who would do the jobs that neither of us wanted. We were fairly evenly matched. Then he started thrashing me on a regular basis. Stripping the bed, and replacing the sheets (a lost challenge) I discovered a 'how to play cribbage' book under his pillow...

    1. That sneak! Although I love how you guys resolved that I wish my family would open themselves up to an option like that :P

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    1. Make sure to throw me a few extra points ;)

  3. If you guys joust, we want to see video of the event.

  4. Hahahaha I agree with Alex. YES, please.

  5. Sometimes it's really hard to give up your own space to share with someone.

    1. Finding people who you're okay to be in your space all the time would be very hard.

  6. Whatever you use as your tiebreaker, be sure to film it for us!

  7. Whoever holds their breath the longest wins. Call it the Blueface Tie Breaker, ha ha. When you disagree, you can say "I think we have to go Blue on this one."

    Don't ask how I came up with that... (smirk)

    1. Hahaha that just makes me curious. But alas, I would definitely win a breath-holding contest. I can hold my breath for a REALLY long time.

  8. I think a game of chess would be a good tie-breaker.

  9. How about eye-balling each other and the first person who blinks loses? If that doesn't work, you could try what the Klingons do on Star Trek TNG.

  10. Abstract conversations--that's pretty much my life.


  11. Well, there's your next challenge. Bicycle jousting. That would be quite entertaining to watch ;)

  12. A coin toss with a two-headed coin might be your best bet, Michael.


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