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Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s neat that these two get along. Even if their relationship is clearly not one of equals, at least from Thomas’ point of view.
I had a dream that was in two parts the other night. The first part none of you would get if I tried to explain, so I won’t try, but it lead in to the second part that consisted primarily of a gameshow. The premise was like this: there’s a board with lots of picture tiles on it. You have to slide pictures around and try to connect images with one another by way of trivia. Like if there was a picture of President Obama you might try to slide it next to a picture of a map of Kansas, since his mother is from there. Then you might slide an image of Bob Dole next to that, and maybe an airplane to another side. The idea being that you connect as many pictures on the board to each other by way of facts as you can. you get points for as many as you can string together. It wasn’t too hard to slide tiles around because there were more than one empty slot, so it wasn’t like one of those traditional sliding tile puzzles. Anyway, if you could explain all the connections and they could be verified they were removed from the board and you got the points. If you had a factual inaccuracy the link from that point on would be broken and you wouldn’t get those points, but the next contestant could start with your unused string of correct connections. It was a neat game to play, but very complex in some ways.
See? That right there. That’s a game I’d really like to play.
How bout we look at making a version of it in flash or something? :)
It would be way to complex to make all valid connections through Flash.
You cannot have the person explain their answer and you can’t assume that you will know all of the connections for a given image, especially an image like an airplane.
I do think it could be done via Google or something similar though. It could kind of work like yahoo answers only there would be people that are verifiers and people that are playing for points. Maybe a daily competition and being a verifier for a previous game is the entry fee for being a contestant. It really does seem like a fun game.
There was a website that allowed you to establish connection between wikipedia article.
Not what I was looking for but I found this:
I found it: http://wikidistrict.com
So I think it would be possible to create a game with such an algorithm
He sounds like my sister. “How dare you ever consider for a second that I am less than perfect.” Not a direct quote, but it sums her up rather nicely.
I’m loving the interaction between these two. It’s fun t o watch Thomas attempt to “school ” Reggie. He understand Reggie’s thought process so well and it maybe Thomas taking the time to bestow some knowledge on Reggie shows he’s not a lost cause after all.
Or at least he might think he’s not.
A center of cognitive dissonance! Wow! That rocks! Did he even catch that? Yes, Reggie, Why would you want to do the right thing? After all the world revolves around your aunt and if you can just tip her axis a little bit you can make it revolve around you two! Ha! It is so much funnier when you aren’t the one doing the explaining. I am really feeling for Thomas. I have attempted to explain similar things to similar to reggie people.
It can be draining.
Hey! Their hair isn’t shiny! Actually, I think it looks good this way, intended or not.
I work with a guy like Reggie, and it makes me more and more glad, i been put in the back, to work alone in a office now :D.
That sounds like a good job for secret goofing off.
Thomas is is very smart, wise, and aware. Poor Reggie is not aware, so he can’t apply what smarts he has, and will never be wise.
Aw, you never know. People sometimes grow out of being completely self centered.
Do you watch “Masterpiece Mystery” on PBS? I am asking because they had an episode of “Inspecter Lewis” where someone was murdered at a game quiz weekend where the game consisted of saying two things/people (sometimes it was a person and a place) and linking them together in a similar fashion.
I actually don’t care for mystery stories. The only thing I really remember about that show was the old title sequences designed by Edward Gorey.
Those old title sequences were awesome. But so was Gorey’s book.
Why did they ever shorten the title sequences to meaninglessness?
HAHAH! I love it. It’s funny, there’s a guy at my work that looks very similar to Reggie, but sadly he doesn’t act like him. There would never be a boring day at least.
It think, all things considered, it’s probably better if things are boring.
What’s really interesting is that Thomas is bothering to try to penetrate Reggie’s self-absorption. Most people would write off his obdurate monomania and simply try to avoid him.
Clearly Reggie’s world rests on his worldview. Reggie cant change his worldview without his world collapsing.
It takes a certain arrogance –on Thomas’ part– to undertake breaking down and rebuilding someone else. I knew someone like that and when I consider my own fallibility, I wonder where they get it from.
I think it springs from a genuine desire to be helpful and fix things.
I like the color of Reggie’s undershirt.
I like purple…
Unfortunately, while sounding pretty fun, there probably won’t be any possible way to implement such a game idea as a family board game. It could probably done for consoles or computers. It certainly could be done as TV show and honestly sounds way better than some game shows actually running right now! I’d watch it, that much I can say.
Forgot to add: Last panel of this strip, especially Thomas’ lines: Truly epic! (^_^)
Hello, first time commentor here. I have to ask, Mr. Crave, but how exactly do you make Reggie’s dialog sound so natural? How do you make him sound like a genuine douche?
What’s that old saying? It takes one to know one. XD
Okay, you need to find some major financial backing and make that game show. Although, like another, I did catch that episode of Masterpiece Theater, and do remember the old Alumni vs. the Oxford kids with a simpler version of the idea. Theirs was textual/aural, your idea being visual definitely takes it to the next level, and that’s what any good TV game show does, not like the TV version of You Don’t Know Jack!
I wonder what a good name for such a show would be. It’s kind of like the six degrees of separation thing.
Thomas is awesome! And Reggie is, well, Reggie. I’m loving this comic more and more as I read it. :D
I think Thomas just really appreciates what being fair to people accomplishes.