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1449: "Red Rover"

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:14 am UTC
by Eternal Density
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Title Text: I just learned about the Slide Mountain Ocean, which I like because it's three nouns that sound like they can't possibly all refer to the same thing.


Catastrophic Plate Tectonics! (Which fits the rhythm of TMNT...)
We weren't into Red Rover in my school days. Bull Rush was the big thing. And Crocodile Crocodile.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:19 am UTC
by BlitzGirl
Is there a Duck Duck Goose version? I always liked that one better than Red Rover.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 am UTC
by slinches
Not really, Duck Duck Goose is for taxonomists.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:03 am UTC
by rhomboidal
Antarctica is playing an epic game of hide-and-seek during the ice ages.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:17 am UTC
by CharlieP
Is Red Rover anything like British Bulldog? I used to love playing that at school, until it was stamped out on safety grounds. :(

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:09 pm UTC
by Carteeg_Struve
And here I thought it was a dodgeball incident.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:24 pm UTC
by Rossegacebes
For readers of non-British heritage: Wikipedia Red_Rover.

The cartoon was just meaningless to me. Now I know.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:24 pm UTC
by rmsgrey
CharlieP wrote:Is Red Rover anything like British Bulldog? I used to love playing that at school, until it was stamped out on safety grounds. :(


Similar, and possibly descended from it - team A holds hands in a line and calls out a member of team B, who has to break the chain - if they do, one of the players on the sides of the broken link joins team B; if they can't break through, they join team A instead. Then team B calls out a member of team A and so on.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:05 pm UTC
by cellocgw
rmsgrey wrote:
CharlieP wrote:Is Red Rover anything like British Bulldog? I used to love playing that at school, until it was stamped out on safety grounds. :(


Similar, and possibly descended from it - team A holds hands in a line and calls out a member of team B, who has to break the chain - if they do, one of the players on the sides of the broken link joins team B; if they can't break through, they join team A instead. Then team B calls out a member of team A and so on.


I can still hear you saying, you would never break the chain. :twisted:

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:51 pm UTC
by Keyman
BlitzGirl wrote:Is there a Duck Duck Goose version? I always liked that one better than Red Rover.

If I say "Do you mean 'Duck, Duck, Grey Duck'?" does that reveal I'm from Minnesota?

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:56 pm UTC
by alanbbent
Here is what my thoughts were doing:

CharlieP wrote:Is Red Rover anything like British Bulldog?


Hmm, I don't know, I've never heard of British Bulldog.

I used to love playing that at school, until it was stamped out on safety grounds. :(


ok, then it's VERY POSSIBLY the same game.

Red Rover rarely ended with one team completely acquiring the other, as it's supposed to. It often ended with someone getting hurt and an adult telling us to play something else.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:01 pm UTC
by Whizbang
It is a game where children run full speed at a group of other children who do their best to hold still.

What could go wrong?

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:13 pm UTC
by gmalivuk
Keyman wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Is there a Duck Duck Goose version? I always liked that one better than Red Rover.

If I say "Do you mean 'Duck, Duck, Grey Duck'?" does that reveal I'm from Minnesota?

Yes, and I' m pretty sure it's not even all of Minnesota that calls it by the wrong name.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:34 pm UTC
by keithl
alanbbent wrote:Red Rover rarely ended with one team completely acquiring the other, as it's supposed to. It often ended with someone getting hurt and an adult telling us to play something else.
Ah! So the game is very much like India crashing into Asia, with recent border conflicts in Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh demonstrating the continuing need for adult supervision, notably absent in international diplomacy, or indeed anywhere outside of school playgrounds.

Perhaps our first message to extraterrestrial intelligence will be "Not my fault! He did it first! I don' wanna! It's MINE! ..." The answer to the Fermi paradox, "where are they?", is "spending a quiet kilomillennium out of the galaxy, away from the noisy kids."

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
by Jorpho
There was an old, old episode of 3-2-1 Contact (what we had for fun before Bill Nye came around, and from which The Bloodhound Gang got their name) that misidentified the first supercontinent as Gondwanaland instead of Pangea. I still think it sounds so much prettier and imposing than Pangea.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:56 pm UTC
by kalira
Erm, unless Randall likes the number so much he chose it twice, this comic should be 1449, not 1448. Paging Eternal Density; Eternal Density to the front counter, please!

Keyman wrote:"Do you mean 'Duck, Duck, Grey Duck'?"


Grey Duck, Grey Duck, Grey Goose? I'd play that.

Reading Wiki on British Bulldogs, it sounds similar to other games I played as a kid, but I can see how Red Rover descended from it.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:05 pm UTC
by gmalivuk
kalira wrote:Erm, unless Randall likes the number so much he chose it twice, this comic should be 1449, not 1448. Paging Eternal Density; Eternal Density to the front counter, please!
Yeah, there's also no quotes in the thread title and the link is missing the 'h' in 'http'.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:06 pm UTC
by Mikeski
gmalivuk wrote:
Keyman wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Is there a Duck Duck Goose version? I always liked that one better than Red Rover.

If I say "Do you mean 'Duck, Duck, Grey Duck'?" does that reveal I'm from Minnesota?

Yes, and I' m pretty sure it's not even all of Minnesota that calls it by the wrong name.

Oh, my, no. Parts of North Dakota use the colorful version, as well. (And possibly parts of other states I didn't live in.)

Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:19 pm UTC
by Eternal Density
I don't know now that happened, I thought I read the number off the comic page directly.
My apologies for the confusion.

Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
by gmalivuk
What's funny is that your link went to the correct number (it was just missing the 'h'), even though the number was wrong in the subject line.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:21 pm UTC
by orthogon
gmalivuk wrote:
kalira wrote:Erm, unless Randall likes the number so much he chose it twice, this comic should be 1449, not 1448. Paging Eternal Density; Eternal Density to the front counter, please!
Yeah, there's also no quotes in the thread title and the link is missing the 'h' in 'http'.

Ah, the good old Text Transfer Protocol. Those were the days...

ETA apropos of typos, this morning I entered my post code on a form with one hand in the wrong position on the leopard. It wasn't anything where I cared, but I expect I've caused someone a lifetime of junk mail in my name.

Re: 1449: Red Rover

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:04 pm UTC
by mikrit
orthogon wrote:ETA apropos of typos, this morning I entered my post code on a form with one hand in the wrong position on the leopard.

You what?

Sorry for screaming; I was imagining the scene at the post office would be like this: http://xkcd.com/499/

Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:42 pm UTC
by FrobozzWizard
I just have to say, "Slide Mountain Ocean" sounds like a great name for a bluegrass or old-timey band.

Re: 1448: Red Rover

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:29 pm UTC
by Keyman
kalira wrote:
Keyman wrote:"Do you mean 'Duck, Duck, Grey Duck'?"


Grey Duck, Grey Duck, Grey Goose? I'd play that.

Duck, Cold Duck, Grey Goose?