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March Madness Bracket Challenge

I'm in, very quickly since I'm short on time. Thanks for setting this up, Erik! Go »

Singularity Sensation

A truly beautiful mind. I'm in my third reading of A Brief History of Time and highly recommend Black Holes and Baby Universes. Remarkable, witty, and possessing an accelerated sense of irony. Go »

The Daylight Savings Time is Now

A completely inane concept that has long passed its supposed benefits. Go »

Winter 2018

Also: Congrats, Russ, on a very difficult solve of Conrad Bluth. You have again extended your record number of solo solutions. Go »

Oscars 2018

It was a good year in our contest. Returning players did well, but new player Dave Guthmann, who joined only a day before the contest, won with 120 out of a possible 124 points. Incredible! Go »

20 Years of Celebrity Goos

The answers and 20th anniversary info for every goo in the 20th Anniversary theme have now been revealed, if anyone missed any along the way. Go »


Credit where credit is due - Rick Scott is actually trying to do something: Go »

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

I was briefly declared the winner? I demand a recount!!! Oh, well...congrats Go »

Every Day the 14th

Do you have a favorite tradition for Valentine's Day? Go »

Dexter and Pebbles

I have no doubt that some people do legitimately need such animals. I haven't really tried using a hamster to cope through life's cruelties, so who am I to judge? But simultaneously, I very much doubt that most of the airline passengers (and restaurant-go Go »

Star Trek: Discovery

Kelly and I just finished watching the end of the first season. Final verdict: We love this show. This has become both our favorite show on the (proverbial) air today, and a Sunday-night ritual for us that I cannot wait to resume in the fall. Go »

The Truth is Still Out There

I was so hard on the premiere that I thought it only fair to mention that the next few episodes since then have been much better, still in the mold of the original X Files but acknowledging the series's (and characters') age. Any season that Go »

Exclusive Deal

I knew that I had no chance of winning when I made my final play, regardless of where I played that card. I figured if I was going to lose, I'd lose spectacularly! Go »

Funeratic's 2017 in Numbers

The only goos published in 2017 with no solves were Paul McLoone and Bernie Leadon. If you're referring to creators, that's one goo each created by you Go »

Best Movies of 2017

The final tally has been revealed. I'm very pleased with the list; those are some good movies! As I've said after other recent yea Go »

Rendering History

We've started watching The Crown on Netflix -- every episode of which is excellent so far -- and remarking on how much the cast looks like the real people they portray. They're close, though biology prev Go »


Yeah, agreed, I think. Having fewer players makes ties even less likely. Go »

It's Only Rock and Roll

Erik, it's all good. I assumed from the start that you valued the suffering of the victims far above your own entertainment interests. I don't know (or want to know) anybody who wouldn't. Go »

Football 2017

Plenty of nail biters made it all the more fun. Thanks to everyone who participated and here's hoping for more coaches next year! Go »

TV Jerks

Yeah, Kelly and I continue to be blown away by how good Uzo Aduba is in the part. Maybe I'm being unfair; Orange is the New Black is a considerably more complex show than Big Bang Theory, and comparing their characters is not apples to a Go »

People Who Look Like People

Mr. Rosso from Freaks and Geeks and This White Walker Go »

Deck the Office Halls

I like how Die Hard is fighting its way into the Christmas movie canon. I've had four separate conversations about it becoming a Christmas movie this month. Kelly swears it's not really a Christmas movie, which, duh, that's the joke. Go »

What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?

Yeah, I spotted that on Netflix and queued it immediately. I don't bake but I still look forward to watching it. Go »

Disney Buys Fox

What do you make of Disney buying most of Fox? For the curious, Go »

The Rise and Fall of Keaton Jones

Amen to that. Go »


If you could ask a deceased relative or ancestor one question, who would you choose and what would you ask? Go »

Treat Yo Self

I definitely fall to food, as well, but I've been working hard lately to change that and to find other self-care outlets. Aside from TV and calories, though, I haven't found anything that really sticks. Go »

Scott's Pet Peeve #1013

I'm really sorry to hear that. :-( Go »

Complaints Dept.

Yes! Actively working towards a solution, or at least finding a healthier coping mechanism, is much better than complaining. Denise, you have plenty that you could choose to complain about, so I applaud your restraint. Go »

Attitude of Gratitude

This is such a great thread - this will sound arrogant, but I'll say this: Oddly, I'm pretty good at appreciating what other people have done and what the world has given me. I try to really show my love and appreciation for others and have been decent Go »

Neutral Zoning

Most of the public concern about the end of net neutrality is that ISPs will charge more for certain access, like asking you to fork over more money for high-bandwidth websites like Netflix. If that's all it ever amounts to, I won't mind, because a much b Go »

Musical Memento

I am rather partial to X Japan's "Art of Life." For starters, its epic, awesome, interesting, and very long (30+ish minutes) so it could easily be edited. Video Several years ago, I remember disc Go »

Stranger Things

Maybe that's fair, regarding "creeps." The boys were stalking her and ogling her, though. We in the audience know that they're innocent and good-natured, but she couldn't have known that yet. Go »

Replacement Axl

Super jelly, as the kids say. Go »

The Hardest Feat in Rock Block

The hardest feat just got a little easier: You can now convert artists, taking a duplicate of an artist from your collection and transforming it into a new artist that you haven't collected yet. It's expensive, c Go »

Funeratic Can Now Drink Legally

I have a feeling that Aaron would support that. Go »

Regrettable Inedible

Grits. My father-in-law is from Alabama and just loves grits. I've tried then on multiple occasions and just cannot figure out the appeal. Go »

The Bird's the Word

The next tournament is programmed and ready to play, but I'm saving it for December 2 so that we can get back on a seasonal schedule similar to the goo game. I'd really like to see us play a small tournament like this every season, as long as we have enou Go »

Trouble the Water

Meh, I've tried it a few times. I miss the sweet flavor of soda. I've tried adding Mio and other sweeteners to water too, and I can never seem to get the mix quite right; it's either too sweet or not sweet enough, and doesn't taste right. Go »

Happy Birthday, Chris!

Thanks Samir! it was a good one. Hope all is well with you Go »

Why Did You Watch Iron Fist and Why Did I?

[hidden by author request] Go »

Erik, You Monster!

Thanks Russ and LaVonne Go »

Happy Birthday Kelly

She'll appreciate this. :-) She's currently driving home from Mattoon, Illinois after a week visiting family and friends. Escaping the power outage after the hurricane was just an added bonus. Go »

Scott's Pet Peeve #1753

As long as we're talking about pet peeves related to board games, here's another one of mine: People who don't provide any context when introducing a game to first-time players. I sat down recently to play a game I knew well with some first-timers. The Go »

One Pence None the Richer

I would like to clarify that I'm not criticizing Trump for making that deal with Pelosi and Schumer. I wish more politicians would do the right thing when it conflicts with their party and politics, and even if I doubt that Trump did this for the right re Go »

Fall Back

Yeah, I like pumpkin pie fine, so I'm inclined to have maybe one pumpkin spice treat in the fall, like a single pumpkin spice milkshake or something. But I don't need pumpkin spice cookies, candy, donuts, crackers, coffee, wine, and on and on. To paraphra Go »

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Gay Marriage

I think we've mentioned it in passing, but I couldn't find an official thread here about gay marriage. There are a lot of changes going on right now in legislature. Go »

Yankees Win! Theeeeee Yankees Win!

Read the subject. That is all. Go »

Rock Block

I'm pleased to introduce the newest game on, Rock Block. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. Go »

Election Day

Let's begin. Go »


It's been three weeks since Rock Block launched, and the early rush of mass participation has given way to a few regulars playing constantly. To a large degree that's normal and expected, but to the degree it doesn't have to be that way, I'd like to do so Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? Go »

Goo: Towers

Recently, I've been talking about taking the goo game in a different direction. That plan goes into effect tonight, with the start of Round XLI in five hours. Go »

Round XXX Tournament

We will begin in just five days. Here is the line-up for Friday, July 27th: Mike Eberhart vs. Go »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Go »