Friday, October 1, 2010

XKCD #800 Features The Game

Beautiful Dream

According to Wikipedia, the rules of the game are

  1. Everyone in the world is playing The Game. (Sometimes narrowed to: "Everybody in the world who knows about The Game is playing The Game", or alternatively, "You are always playing The Game.") You cannot not play The Game; it does not require consent to play and you can never stop playing.
  2. Whenever one thinks about The Game, one loses.
  3. Losses must be announced to at least one person (either by using a statement such as "I Lost The Game" or by alternative means).

These rules were written by someone with rather weak logic. I'm in the world (more-or-less), I know about the game, and I have never played the game nor do I think I ever will. I'm thinking about the game right now, but I do not acknowledge any loss, other than the time to type this. I will likely think of the game again at some point, but I won't tell anyone I lost the game, so I won't be playing the game at that point, either.

I imagine that as I type this, some twit is twitting "I lost the game."

1 comment:

Jeff Martens said...

A friend clued me in to the fact that this comic wasn't about the Game called "The Game," but about a pair of books about interacting with the opposite sex. Oh well.