Bored Games

“Risk?”

“Sure. It’s better than Life.”

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“I don’t see any difference.”

One of my favorite lines in Little Big Man (a GREAT film, by the way) is when Alardyce T. Merriwether, a snake oil salesman who kept losing “parts of himself” says, “Life contains a particle of risk.” It’s not one or the other, I guess.

 

For some people it’s Monopoly. For others — like my brother — it’s Gin rummy. As far as I can tell, my life is a game of Snakes and Ladders. 🙂

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7 thoughts on “Bored Games

  1. I was a card player, my dad taught me all the games and it was the evening entertainment in the days before TV took over. I would so love to play chess, because no-one could in our family and I have taught myself. I sometimes play online, but am no expert.

    • I can play chess but I’m bad at it. I used to play sometimes with a Russian woman who populated a computer program I had on a Mac long long ago. She was supercilious, very skillful, and patronizing! 🙂

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