March 8 2000 RussCon Report
14 of us.
Frank'sZoo 6 David 5 JP 3 William 1 RussW -1 Jay -3 Clayton -5 Ra 4 Marty 3 BobR 1 Alfred -1 Tim -3 Guillotine 4 JonathanC 3 William 1 Allen -1 Steve -3 Euphrates 4 Bob 3 RussW 1 JP -1 Marty -3 FormulaDe 6 David 5 Alfred 3 Jay 1 Tim -1 Clayton -3 BobR -5 Torres 4 Bob 3 Steve 1 William -1 JP -3 UnionPacific 4 JonathanC 3 Marty 1 Allen -1 RussW -3 FormulaMotorRacing 4 Allen 3 Marty 1 RussW -1 JonathanC -3 Candidate 5 Alfred 4 BobR 2 Tim 0 David -2 Clayton -4 ZirkusFlohcati 5 JonathanC 4 JP 2 RussW 0 Marty -2 Allen -4 ZirkusFlohcati 5 Allen 4 RussW 2 Marty 0 JP -2 JonathanC -4
It had been a while since I played Euphrates. Some might suggest I played suboptimally, but hey, at least I came in second, even as I gave Bob more black victory points than anyone could ever dream of.
Formula Motor Racing is a cute car race game where the 12 plastic cars are arranged in a line, then cards are played to shift their order analogous to playing action cards in Guillotine! It's got a lot of luck & chaos, but it was kind of good silly fun.
I confirmed by example yet again that declaring gala is no guarantee of victory in Zirkus Flohcati...
Despair's Book of Dreams and the Sometimes Radio, music from the play
Radio Werewolf, Songs for the End of the World
Radiohead, Pablo Honey
Ren & Stimpy, Radio Daze
Roger Waters, Radio KAOS
Rank ratings: 1.0000 Bob (2 games played) 0.5714 David (3) 0.5000 Alfred (3) 0.1765 JonathanC (5) 0.0909 William (3) 0.0588 Allen (5) 0.0000 Marty (6) -0.0526 JP (5) -0.0909 RussW (6) -0.1667 BobR (3) -0.2000 Jay (2) -0.3333 Tim (3) -0.3333 Steve (2) -0.8571 Clayton (3) New Win ratings: 1.0000 Bob (2) 0.6429 David (3) 0.4706 JonathanC (5) 0.2353 Allen (5) 0.1667 Alfred (3) -0.1000 Marty (6) -0.2000 Jay (2) -0.2143 Clayton (3) -0.2500 BobR (3) -0.2500 Tim (3) -0.2632 JP (5) -0.2727 William (3) -0.2727 RussW (6) -0.3333 Steve (2)
Bob is the Devil! David is Vice-Devil. Sea Biscuit is Vice-Vice-Devil, then Alfred. Marty & I share the Dedicated Award.
William Seeks Shelter:
I'm going to be looking for a new place after my lease terminates at the end of May. Would like to cut costs and find a roommate(s) to share a house or apartment. No smoking and no fur bearing pets. I'm primarilary vegetarian but carnivores don't freak me out. Relatively quiet and sometimes keep late hours. I know it's early, but planning ahead.
If interested or if you know of someone who might be interested, please send me a note at email@example.com or call/page me at xxx-xxxx. Thanks.
RussCon Management writes:
Please help this rascally yet loveable street urchin find a home. We can't have him loitering around the RussCon premises, hopped-up on goof balls and frightening off the customers.
Vintage pulp scifi magazine covers with commentary:
Nice Flash animation, in a Southpark Beavis and Butt-head kind of tradition:
Yo, click on each founding father to hear them rap.
Meta ironic deconstructionist postmodern community cartooning about a guy and a squirrel on a bench:
I have some strips posted at The Bench. If you don't want to plow through all the hundreds of Bench strips in sequence (or you have a slow connection), go to my art page to get direct links to mine:
If you like, check back since I have more Bench strips in the works. If anyone else does any strips, let me know which numbers! We should get a RussCon presence at The Bench.
See wonderful ironic retro art at the Institute of Official Cheer:
I hate you, squirrel.