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Dudley's dungeon -- Thursday, 27 September, 2007

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Thursday, 27 September, 2007 by Sappho
Pick up what? c - a 
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You tackle the thugThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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You tackle the thugThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
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You dance foolishly!
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@ "Wooo! Booya! Touchdown!"
& "Gangway!"        
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@ "Wow, fan mail already?"
g - a red card      
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@ "A what?"


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Rating

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Average rating: Good
Number of ratings: 24

Comments

Am Shaedan September 27, 2007 00:25
First comment: 18 May, 2004 49 comments written
Easily the best of the bunch.
Skyrock September 27, 2007 00:37
First comment: 26 July, 2007 41 comments written
As an European, I have to rate this as E. Everything else would be inappropriate for an education lesson about the right kind of football ;-)
Slowpoke September 27, 2007 01:08
First comment: 27 February, 2007 239 comments written
Quite good. Just short of the magical level needed for an 'E'. I'm strict but fair, but strict. :)
Grunt September 27, 2007 02:20
First comment: 25 July, 2006 36 comments written
So the refs are &s. How appropriate.
SQLGuru September 27, 2007 03:45
First comment: 23 October, 2006 77 comments written
Rated E, but I have a gripe. If you have the ball, you aren't tackling anyone.....stiff arm, maybe.....tackle, no. Now, the thugThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

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Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
might tackle you or if the thugThese strange creatures live mostly on the surface of the
earth, gathering together in societies of various forms, but
occasionally a stray will descend into the depths and commit
mayhem among the dungeon residents who, naturally, often
resent the intrusion of such beasts. They are capable of
using weapons and magic, and it is even rumored that the
Wizard of Yendor is a member of this species.

Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 by the NetHack Development Team
Copyright (c) 1994 by Boudewijn Wayers
NetHack may be freely redistributed. See license for details.
has the ball, you'd tackle them (and slip some gloves of fumbling on them?).....but still, I knew the joke and felt it was E-worthy.

Layne
Sappho September 27, 2007 03:57
First comment: 6 September, 2007 15 comments written
Hooray, they didn't all suck! Thanks for the good ratings everyone. This is the last of them for now, you are free of me!
Mantar September 27, 2007 06:34
First comment: 17 June, 2004 197 comments written
Well, your entries may have been a bit uneven, but that term pretty much defines Dudley's Dungeon anyway, so feel free to write some more! We'll gladly sit through any groaners you come up with if it means getting one of these once in a while.
E is for Excellent. :)
Jorma September 27, 2007 07:18
First comment: 27 September, 2007 1 comments written
That "A what?" makes me smile.
jukka September 27, 2007 14:35
First comment: 22 November, 2006 57 comments written
"right kind of football"?
I have always wondered why Americans call that game football, when the "ball" isn't ball-shaped and they carry it in their hands instead of kicking it around with their feet..
Mordae September 27, 2007 16:45
First comment: 11 May, 2007 116 comments written
In response to jukka's comments:

1) A "ball" is defined as rounded, movable object, not required to be a sphereThe attack by those who want to die -- this is the attack
against which you cannot prepare a perfect defense.
                                --Human aphorism
        [ The Dosadi Experiment, by Frank Herbert ]

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. The origin of the shape of the American football is from rugby football, so we weren't the first to come up with this idea :)

2) Many different versions of football exist (Gaelic, Australian, American, etc.), with only association football (the one known in America as "soccer") requiring nearly all parties to refrain from using their hands. Before the forward pass was added in the early 20th century, American football was all about carrying and kicking.
Derell Licht September 27, 2007 17:18
First comment: 13 July, 2007 5 comments written
hmmmph... if it weren't for the comments, I wouldn't have had any idea what this was about!! "Red card" ??? but then, I'm an American... That's why I love holding baby ducks, so I can touch down.
Sappho September 27, 2007 19:35
First comment: 6 September, 2007 15 comments written
I may be an American, but it confuses the hell out of me that we use "football" for a game that doesn't use your feet any more than baseball does, and we refuse to call the game you can only play with your feet "football." As a result, I often call "soccer" "football" by accident (lots of English friends too, who reinforce that) and confuse my fellow Americans.
Alcari September 27, 2007 20:09
First comment: 11 September, 2006 93 comments written
@mordea, From my dictionary:
Ball. A spherical or almost spherical body.
And rugby is not football :)

Still, the comic is great. Rated E
Antheridium September 27, 2007 20:11
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
I have to agree with Sappho there... but only when I actually think about the word. Most of the time, I fear I'm more like most Americans in that when people in other countries speak of football, I have to think for a moment before I realize they mean what we would call soccer. It comes from being around crazed (American) football fans all the time.
Grognor September 29, 2007 02:36
First comment: 4 April, 2007 1161 comments written
I hate soccer and all of my friends love it. They also refuse to call it soccer, calling it "football", a sport which I mildly enjoy, and this strip reminds me of my fate. Not rated because it would be through crap-tinted spectacles.
Fathead September 30, 2007 03:31
First comment: 1 April, 2006 1136 comments written
Em. I recognized the reference to football but still didn't get it. Oh well.
Antheridium December 3, 2007 07:30
First comment: 17 May, 2007 442 comments written
I've never heard of crap-tinted spectacles before.
RussellSprouts January 11, 2009 00:40
First comment: 11 January, 2009 1 comments written
The game is played like American football, but the ref gives him a red card.
Doesn't make sense.

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