1449: "Red Rover"

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1449: "Red Rover"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:14 am UTC

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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.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:19 am UTC

Is there a Duck Duck Goose version? I always liked that one better than Red Rover.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby slinches » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:17 am UTC

Not really, Duck Duck Goose is for taxonomists.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby rhomboidal » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:03 am UTC

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby CharlieP » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:17 am UTC

Is Red Rover anything like British Bulldog? I used to love playing that at school, until it was stamped out on safety grounds. :(
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Carteeg_Struve » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:09 pm UTC

And here I thought it was a dodgeball incident.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Rossegacebes » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:24 pm UTC

For readers of non-British heritage: Wikipedia Red_Rover.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Nov 19, 2014 12:24 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby cellocgw » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:05 pm UTC

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:
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Keyman » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:51 pm UTC

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?
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby alanbbent » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:56 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Whizbang » Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:01 pm UTC

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?

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:13 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby keithl » Wed Nov 19, 2014 6:34 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Jorpho » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:24 pm UTC

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.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby kalira » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:56 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:05 pm UTC

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'.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Mikeski » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:06 pm UTC

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.)

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Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:19 pm UTC

I don't know now that happened, I thought I read the number off the comic page directly.
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Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Postby gmalivuk » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:21 pm UTC

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.
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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby orthogon » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:21 pm UTC

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...

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Re: 1449: Red Rover

Postby mikrit » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:04 pm UTC

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?

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Re: 1449: "Red Rover"

Postby FrobozzWizard » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:42 pm UTC

I just have to say, "Slide Mountain Ocean" sounds like a great name for a bluegrass or old-timey band.

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Re: 1448: Red Rover

Postby Keyman » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:29 pm UTC

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?
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