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(Ricochet)   Group of men have played a game of tag for 23 Years. There are no geographic restrictions and the game is live for the entire month of February. The last guy tagged stays "It" for the year. "You're like a deer or elk in hunting season,"   (ricochet.com) divider line 81
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2013-01-29 03:29:25 PM
Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.
 
2013-01-29 03:41:03 PM

BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.


Damn you.
 
2013-01-29 03:56:02 PM
FFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
 
2013-01-29 04:12:58 PM
www.filmski.net
 
2013-01-29 04:34:23 PM
i4.ytimg.com
 
2013-01-29 04:38:44 PM
That's awesome.
 
2013-01-29 04:39:31 PM
I hope they have no tag backs.
 
2013-01-29 04:55:16 PM

FlashHarry:


There it is. Not disappointed.
 
2013-01-29 04:55:23 PM
tag
 
2013-01-29 04:55:52 PM
White rich people amusements.

/And Mollie is a conservative tool.
//Used to be hawt, but her body jumped the shark.
 
2013-01-29 04:55:57 PM

calbert:


Get off my lawn!
 
2013-01-29 04:57:27 PM
So, a link to a blog about the article, rather than a link to the article itself? Ok then.
 
2013-01-29 04:57:37 PM
Silly subby? How about AWESOME.
 
2013-01-29 04:57:46 PM
No geographic restrictions? Suppose one of them gets a DoD clearance that lets them stay on a guarded base for February each year? I would tap-tap-no-miliary-zones on that one in a heartbeat.
 
2013-01-29 04:58:04 PM

BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.


you.
son.
of.
a.
b*tch.
 
2013-01-29 04:58:20 PM
Does it count when they poke eachother on facebook?
 
2013-01-29 04:58:27 PM
soon to be a major motion picture
 
2013-01-29 04:58:45 PM
Reminded me of this:

www.smbc-comics.com
 
2013-01-29 04:59:07 PM
Done in 4
 
2013-01-29 04:59:40 PM
Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?
 
2013-01-29 05:00:09 PM
We need more people loving life like this.
 
2013-01-29 05:02:08 PM

Supes: I hope they have no tag backs.


I would assume it's considered bad form to tag if the person being tagged knows you are present. Surprise would seem to be part of the fun.

CSB:

My wife's family passes around an old bottle of beer from a camping trip her father and his brother took decades ago. The story goes that the beer was amazingly bad and each brother tried to sneak the last bottle into the other's bag before the trip was over to get rid of it.

Fast forward and now it gets passed back and forth between the next generation in ways that are continuing to execute in complexity. It has been hidden inside of a gourd that the target was asked to help cut up for dinner. It has been presented on a fancy cruise by the wait staff as desert. It has been presented as part of a wedding toast by the maid of honor to the target bride. Etc etc etc.

Standing unwritten rules are once you've received a pass you can't pass back to the person that gave it to you, and that you can't pass until some hazily defined period has passed after you got it (preventing serial passing at a single family event).


I'd guess they likely have similar unwritten rules about their tagging that make it more fun.
 
2013-01-29 05:03:27 PM
That is lame. FDR lame.
 
2013-01-29 05:03:53 PM

Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?


A mysterious envelope delivered by a courier in the dead of night. Opening it reveals a piece of paper with only two words.

"You're it."
 
2013-01-29 05:04:23 PM

Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?


image.legios.org
 
2013-01-29 05:04:25 PM

NkThrasher: ...in ways that are continuing to execute in complexity


...I have no idea where that execute came from. Escalate? Increase? Sure. But execute?

Don't mind me. Maybe I should try drinking that beer now.
 
2013-01-29 05:04:44 PM
The original WSJ article includes a mention of the "no tag back" rule.
 
2013-01-29 05:07:51 PM

NkThrasher: ... old bottle of beer ...


We have that in my family, but it's with the helmet my cousin was wearing when he got his first skateboarding concussion.
 
2013-01-29 05:08:00 PM
s3.vidimg02.popscreen.com
 
2013-01-29 05:08:24 PM
Havent colleges been doing this for years with STD's.
 
2013-01-29 05:08:40 PM
Sigh...

Pic of the guys in the actual article fulfilling every damn stereotype. Golfing, with official golf outfits, prison pussies, and they probably all listen exclusively to sports radio.

It sucks to know they have an otherwise awesome thing going on.
 
2013-01-29 05:08:55 PM
cdn.theatlanticwire.com
 
2013-01-29 05:09:28 PM

ArkPanda: Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?

A mysterious envelope delivered by a courier in the dead of night. Opening it reveals a piece of paper with only two words.

"You're it."


There's a great story about Harpo Marx playing "murder" in someone's mansion years ago. He had gone into one of the bathrooms, unrolled a bit of the TP, and written "Your (sic) dead" or something similar on it. His random victim used the bathroom, and had to play dead until the rest of the guests figured out who the murderer was. It didn't take long, since Harpo was known for his lack of orthographic skills.
 
2013-01-29 05:09:32 PM
Too friggin' cool.
 
2013-01-29 05:09:50 PM
I had a can of Wegman's Diet Ginger Ale that went between me and my ex-roommate for anout 10 years. Eaxh time we'd visit, the can would have to be hidden somewhere in the house.

Somewhere along the way, the can fell over and emptied. On the last trip about 5 years ago, I hid the can behind a photo on a bookshelf.

Few weeks go by and I contact his wife to ask if they found it. Turns out the day after we left the cleaning person came by and tossed the can.

/cool first world story bro
 
2013-01-29 05:10:06 PM

FlashHarry: [i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]


Found the video, too!
 
2013-01-29 05:10:41 PM
They play a similar game in San Francisco: F@G! You're it!

/I'll take a window seat, please...
 
2013-01-29 05:11:54 PM

Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?


stjosephsrochester.wikispaces.com
+

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-29 05:13:37 PM
This is pretty cool and would have made a much less depressing ending to "Stand by Me".
 
2013-01-29 05:15:11 PM
So apparently there are no backsies?
 
2013-01-29 05:15:31 PM

BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.


Dude, what you just did.....that's like 8th circle level of hell for you. Malebolge bound, you are.
 
2013-01-29 05:17:15 PM

HairyTwatter: So, a link to a blog about the article, rather than a link to the article itself? Ok then.


Apparently Fark won't link to the WSJ.

/Instead we get a link to a derp site
//At least the article is non-derp
///But there's that ad about the Scary Mooselimbs persecuting poor Michelle Bachmann
////Now I've got it on Fark as well
\/'Scuse me while I dump my cookies
 
2013-01-29 05:21:33 PM

MagSeven: Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?

stjosephsrochester.wikispaces.com
+
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com


=

whatculture.com
 
2013-01-29 05:23:28 PM

BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.


I cannot lose The Game, for I have already won The Game. Thanks, xkcd.
 
2013-01-29 05:25:57 PM
I came here to rip on people high up in the corporate ladder because of this game for some reason... just not sure why.
 
2013-01-29 05:27:58 PM
So, it's assassin.

Yeah, been there, done that, about 20 years ago in fact.
 
2013-01-29 05:28:12 PM

The last guy tagged stays "It" for the year. "You're like a deer or elk in hunting season,"


In other words, you're not at all like a deer or elk in hunting season.
 
2013-01-29 05:29:17 PM

eltejon: calbert:

Get off my lawn!


Sasha can play on my lawn ANYTIME.

/ and by 'lawn' I mean penis.
 
2013-01-29 05:30:06 PM

NkThrasher: My wife's family passes around an old bottle of beer from a camping trip her father and his brother took decades ago.


I read TFA and then thought, "this would totally make sense if the last guy "it" had to buy beer for the rest of the year", but your version works, too. Totally CSB.
 
2013-01-29 05:32:16 PM
I thought the link from the article about the family isolated in Siberia was more interesting.
 
2013-01-29 05:32:18 PM
i have some friends that did the same thing with a McD's apple pie. after 15 years it still looked exactly the same as the day they bought it.
 
2013-01-29 05:32:56 PM

Supes: I hope they have no tag backs.


in the original article it mentions there are no tag backs
 
2013-01-29 05:33:21 PM

NkThrasher: Supes: I hope they have no tag backs.

I would assume it's considered bad form to tag if the person being tagged knows you are present. Surprise would seem to be part of the fun.

CSB:

My wife's family passes around an old bottle of beer from a camping trip her father and his brother took decades ago. The story goes that the beer was amazingly bad and each brother tried to sneak the last bottle into the other's bag before the trip was over to get rid of it.

Fast forward and now it gets passed back and forth between the next generation in ways that are continuing to execute in complexity. It has been hidden inside of a gourd that the target was asked to help cut up for dinner. It has been presented on a fancy cruise by the wait staff as desert. It has been presented as part of a wedding toast by the maid of honor to the target bride. Etc etc etc.

Standing unwritten rules are once you've received a pass you can't pass back to the person that gave it to you, and that you can't pass until some hazily defined period has passed after you got it (preventing serial passing at a single family event).


I'd guess they likely have similar unwritten rules about their tagging that make it more fun.


Similar cool story bro incoming; the names have been changed to protect the stupid; because, lets face it, none of us were innocent:

Years ago; one of the stores in the mall was going out of business. So, my two roommates Will and Jim went to the business' going out of business auction. They returned with a female mannequni and a dog mannequni. I know, weird as hell.

Anyway, we started positioning the dog in weird places holding weird things. Such as on the toilet, holding a magazine. It culminated in the dog getting placed in will's room with a bottle of rum balanced on his paws(don't ask).

Good times were had by all.

/ end cool story bro
 
2013-01-29 05:34:15 PM

moefuggenbrew: I came here to rip on people high up in the corporate ladder because of this game for some reason... just not sure why.


like the priest and school teacher?
 
2013-01-29 05:40:37 PM

FlashHarry: [i4.ytimg.com image 320x180]


At least it won't end in a tie.
 
2013-01-29 05:51:46 PM

calbert: [www.filmski.net image 370x250]


www.filmski.net
Noticed "Gotcha" on the HBOGO site...I can't remember if its any good or not...has it held up well?
 
2013-01-29 05:54:01 PM
FTFA: "He says he likes to go after people who haven't been "It" for a while. That includes Father Raftis, who has been harder to reach since he moved to Montana but who, as several players pointed out, is a sitting duck on Sundays."

Beautiful.
 
2013-01-29 05:54:17 PM
Just because the people grow up, it doesn't mean the game has to change, just the parameters. Through high school we still played hide and seek. The only difference was that the entire 2 blocks, including the still-desert part filled with trees, paths and piles of dumped dirt. We also played at nights, with every possible light out, and as camouflaged as we could get. We also took the night game to the local Community College out in the desert, and had the group home's house father playing as well. That added an extra element, not only were we hiding from the guy that was "it", but from Campus Police as well.

I think this sounds like a blast, despite all the whiners who are probably just barely "original" enough to follow along when the herd picks up fantasy football as the "new thing".
 
2013-01-29 05:59:31 PM

100 Watt Walrus: FTFA: "He says he likes to go after people who haven't been "It" for a while. That includes Father Raftis, who has been harder to reach since he moved to Montana but who, as several players pointed out, is a sitting duck on Sundays."

Beautiful.


He should try to negotiate a highlander-immortal clause in the agreement. No tagging on holy ground.
 
2013-01-29 06:01:00 PM

Lee Jackson Beauregard: HairyTwatter: So, a link to a blog about the article, rather than a link to the article itself? Ok then.

Apparently Fark won't link to the WSJ.

/Instead we get a link to a derp site
//At least the article is non-derp
///But there's that ad about the Scary Mooselimbs persecuting poor Michelle Bachmann
////Now I've got it on Fark as well
\/'Scuse me while I dump my cookies


Someone just got favorited!
 
2013-01-29 06:05:25 PM

BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.


You. Bastard.
 
2013-01-29 06:05:50 PM
The article directly above was a lot more interesting.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/For-40-Years-This-R u ssian-Family-Was-Cut-Off-From-Human-Contact-Unaware-of-World-War-II-18 8843001.html
 
2013-01-29 06:06:01 PM

NkThrasher: My wife's family passes around an old bottle of beer from a camping trip her father and his brother took decades ago.


A branch of my family did this for several years with a really horrible stuffed rabbit "toy" that beat on an attached drum when you turned it on. Sadly or mercifully, it finally got thrown out or hidden so well somewhere it was never found again.
 
2013-01-29 06:12:17 PM

23FPB23: calbert: [www.filmski.net image 370x250]

[www.filmski.net image 370x250]
Noticed "Gotcha" on the HBOGO site...I can't remember if its any good or not...has it held up well?


no, it has not held up well. it is laughably naive. but it is a good slice of the times.
even when it first came out, I found the whole concept of 'kids using campus for paintball' to be horribly Darwin-worthy.
 
2013-01-29 06:13:13 PM

geoduck42: A branch of my family did this for several years with a really horrible stuffed rabbit "toy" that beat on an attached drum when you turned it on. Sadly or mercifully, it finally got thrown out or hidden so well somewhere it was never found again.


Hidden really well is a dangerous one. My wife and I passed back and forth $7.50 Canadian for a few years after she decided she wasn't going to let me pay for admission to a museum and slipped me the money back.

I hid it in one of her pairs of shoes on a visit before we were living together and she didn't ever find it. I haven't the foggiest where it is now, this was years ago. So either we're going to find it in 20 years when she finally culls her shoes, or it's gone forever and with it the joke.
 
2013-01-29 06:16:01 PM

23FPB23: calbert: [www.filmski.net image 370x250]

Noticed "Gotcha" on the HBOGO site...I can't remember if its any good or not...has it held up well?


It's got Linda Fiorentino naked, iirc. So there's that.

Used to play Assassin in high school. I think that would get us expelled/arrested/shot these days.
 
2013-01-29 06:31:53 PM
"Tagging"- is that what their calling it these days?

//NTTAWWT
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2013-01-29 06:33:11 PM
My late Mom (RIP Mom!) and her best friend did something similar for decades, only with tacky lawn flamingos back and forth. No one was safe however many states apart you were. Good times.
 
2013-01-29 06:58:09 PM

fusillade762: 23FPB23: calbert: [www.filmski.net image 370x250]

Noticed "Gotcha" on the HBOGO site...I can't remember if its any good or not...has it held up well?

It's got Linda Fiorentino naked, iirc. So there's that.

Used to play Assassin in high school. I think that would get us expelled/arrested/shot these days.


1987 and I shot a buddy playing assassin right in front of the assistant principal. a) he just calmly said "squirt guns are not allowed" b) didn't even try to take it. This was one of those that looked like an actual .45 that you slid and made a ricochet sound.
 
2013-01-29 07:03:57 PM

Sim Tree: BKITU: Sounds like quite the game.

Which you just lost.

I cannot lose The Game, for I have already won The Game. Thanks, xkcd.


Awesome. Thank you for sharing the wealth.
 
2013-01-29 07:48:25 PM

davidphogan: I thought the link from the article about the family isolated in Siberia was more interesting.


Came here to say this. 40 years???????
 
2013-01-29 08:26:26 PM

Englebert Slaptyback: The last guy tagged stays "It" for the year. "You're like a deer or elk in hunting season,"
In other words, you're not at all like a deer or elk in hunting season.


I kind of skipped right over that, but yeah--what?
 
2013-01-29 08:26:54 PM

NkThrasher: I'd guess they likely have similar unwritten rules about their tagging that make it more fun.



if you follow the link to the WSJ article you'll find they actually wrote the rules down and signed the document.
 
2013-01-29 08:45:30 PM

lockers: That is lame. FDR lame.


Sorry, but from what i hear, he played a different game.

/His cock still worked.
 
2013-01-29 08:48:24 PM
They made a movie about this. It was called "Dumb and Dumber". Have you seen it?

dealbreaker.com
 
2013-01-29 09:03:02 PM
Finally read the Russian thing. They had Hemp
 
2013-01-29 10:50:46 PM

ArkPanda: Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?

A mysterious envelope delivered by a courier in the dead of night. Opening it reveals a piece of paper with only two words.

"You're it."


Genius!
 
2013-01-30 12:34:47 AM
"But men in their 40s can't easily chase each other around the playground, at least not without making people nervous,"

Only in America does that make people nervous. In my country, it is perfectly Ok when a group of grown men have a bit of fun, improvised, outdoor games.
 
2013-01-30 02:06:08 AM
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2013-01-30 04:47:40 AM

Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?


first one to pick up the body is IT
 
2013-01-30 02:06:33 PM

naz-drala: Farce-Side: Glob forbid, but suppose the one who is "it" suddenly passes before tagging someone. How then does the game proceed?

first one to pick up the body is IT


You rig the coffin with a motion sensor and have an open casket funeral. The next person to be "it" will absolutely shiat themselves.
 
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