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There's this somewhat popular thread, known as the Geek of the Week.

In in, the GotW has a tradition of telling "Two Truths and a Lie". Then, at some point in their thread, they reveal what the lie was.

A lot of the time, I miss seeing the reveal. I decided to do something about that by collecting them here.

I'm adding items as time allows, there's been a lot of Geek of the Weeks. I'm only doing the BGG geeks. Subscribe if you like seeing them, but the main point of this is for my own education, so don't yell at me if I'm going slowly!

Besides, some of those old GotW thread are interesting, a.k.a., distracting! Go visit and thumb them!
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76. Board Game: Air Baron [Average Rating:6.40 Overall Rank:3239]
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Was the 76th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Tough one. Ummmmm...
1) I lost a body part in a skiing accident. Because of the cold I didn't even notice until the dried blood tore my skin later. The missing bit was recovered, and since it had been well preserved by the cold/ice it was able to be replaced with no lasting damage or scar.
2) In order to win a game, I drove a car in reverse about two and a half kms (about one and a half miles) incorporating three arterial suburban roads and through at least four traffic lights.
3) After I had been working with my current manager for about a year he gave a corporate presentation which, among many other things, included a "passport style" photo of me. Except although he thought it was me, it wasn't. And it was a woman.

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TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE... TELLING TALES
#3: True. The corporate database still (after two years) doesn't have a photo of me, although I just sat for a mug shot a couple of weeks ago so not long now. I was away from the office when my manager was doing a presentation as part of graduate recruitment. He searched for my name in Google Images, and Google returned (among many others) a head-and-shoulders shot of someone in full Star Wars Sith makeup. He though this was the most likely Joe Grundy, but in fact it was a photo of the person before me on a userlist from a university social group.

#2: True. We were playing Nomic into the small hours one night when I was living on campus at uni. In Nomic, you play the game by proposing and voting on rule changes. Initially, the rules detail how to propose and vote on rule changes, and stipulate when you get to roll one die to add points to your score. First to one hundred points wins. We'd changed quite a few rules, someone had included a "dare for points" element, and because we'd added a new victory condition everyone else forgot that the "100 points wins" rule was still in effect.

#1: Almost True, but False. I did indeed have a skiing accident wherein I gave myself a nasty injury. I did indeed fail to notice the injury until I was trying to get off a chairlift about fifteen minutes later and the dried blood tore my skin. But no body parts were lost. The injury was three fairly deep gashes, about two inches long, on the side of my belly. (The bottom pointy bits of a wire fence jabbing into my belly stopped me from sliding over a small cliff.) I had three white scars sorta like a wolf-slash for over ten years, but remarkably they eventually disappeared.
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77. Board Game: EastFront [Average Rating:7.64 Overall Rank:1574]
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Was the 77th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I collect holiday photos of foreign language dog poo bin signs after seeing a fantastic one in Belgium of a cute cartoon dog with a huge down arrow sticking out of its arse.
2. I was once featured on a television slot talking to a large and hirsute gentleman about growing mushrooms on toilet rolls, in spite of the fact that I hate mushrooms.
3. I used to make a habit of answering ringing phones in public phone boxes to tell the caller they’d got a wrong number, so imagine my surprise when I picked one up one day and found my Dad on the other end of the line.

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Time to come clean on the two truths and a lie, I guess ...

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1. I collect holiday photos of foreign language dog poo bin signs after seeing a fantastic one in Belgium of a cute cartoon dog with a huge down arrow sticking out of its arse.


This is the lie. I did take a photo of the Belgian sign in question, but the obsession stops there!

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2. I was once featured on a television slot talking to a large and hirsute gentleman about growing mushrooms on toilet rolls, in spite of the fact that I hate mushrooms.


True. Nothing to do with my own research but it was at a science fair - a lively and enthusiastic man jumped out at me as I was passing and starting waving round a bog roll covered in mushrooms. I had no idea we were being filmed by a news crew until I saw it on the news that night!

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3. I used to make a habit of answering ringing phones in public phone boxes to tell the caller they’d got a wrong number, so imagine my surprise when I picked one up one day and found my Dad on the other end of the line.


Entirely true, even though the scale of the coincidence still staggers me today. To put it into perspective I'd recently moved house and phoned my Dad from said phone box and given him the number to phone me back and he thought it was my new house number. Still astonishing that he phoned as I happened to be passing though!
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78. Board Game: WestFront [Average Rating:6.84 Overall Rank:4992]
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Was the 78th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

- I used to have a 15 cm high bright red mohawk (haircut).
- I start checking the Essen previews for new releases at least once a day as early as August.
- One of my cats makes a habit of attacking cows.


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MattDP wrote:
For the two truths and a lie, I'm going to pick out the Essen one as the lie. I can easily imagine that anyone who's spent so much time around Universities must've had a mohawk at some point, and the one about the cat is so good that I just want it to be true!

Time to come clean. Matt was - of course - completely right.
The red mohawk/mohican was even higher for some time and it was sharp as a knife.
One of my cats attack cows (or in fact, young bulls) indeed.} Nothing brave about it, he just waits close to the barbed wire until a cow comes to investigate. Then he jumps and hits the cow's nose with his nails. Cow runs away, cat follows for a couple of metres and then returns. He also attacks dogs and people he doesn't like, BTW. Most of the time, however, he prefers to sleep in my lap.
The Essen story is obvious nonsense. Whoever starts checking Essen previews in August? May is more like it...
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79. Board Game: MedFront [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked] [Average Rating:6.31 Unranked]
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Was the 79th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

-I have seven brothers and sisters.
-I don't know how to swim or ride a bike.
-I dated my fiancée for over 6 years before proposing.


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#1 was the lie. I only have two brothers and zero sisters. It's true that I don't know how to ride a bicycle or swim, and that I did date my fiancée for just over 6 years before proposing. So now you've learned a little bit more about me, which is the point of two truths and a lie I suppose.
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80. Board Game: VolgaFront [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.49 Unranked]
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Was the 80th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) I'm a qualified women's hairdresser
2) I've met Mikael Gorbachev, shaken his hand and kissed his (now deceased) wife
3) I can link my recent (and annoying) hairloss to my re-introduction to board games


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Last thing before handing over to #81 - yes, I've met Gorbachov, I've got photographic proof and he's a great man, I'm a big fan! I shook his hand, he cupped my cheek (I was like 13 at the time) and then his (now dead) wife kissed me.

Also, I link my hairloss to MARRIAGE! I had luscious thick hair until three years ago, then I get hitched and it starts to thin, obviously from the stress!

Which means that I am indeed a trained hairdresser! I completed my training last year, and also have a health and safety certificate. I hate working in salons though so home haircut for friends, family, and a small client base in my spare time.
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81. Board Game: EuroFront [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.10 Unranked]
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Was the 81st Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Drew deleted his GotW posts, so his Two Truths and a Lie shall remain a mystery.
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82. Board Game: Bobby Lee [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:3681]
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Was the 82nd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I played in the National Volleyball Championships
2. It took me 7 years to get my driver's license
3. I have scored the most own-goals in my soccer team since 1999


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Now for the TwoTruthsAndALieThingy.

Tom, you are scary. Great reasoning! #2 Is a lie.

I did play the National Championships, although it was in my youth. I was 13 or 14 and had to step in in another team, who had just 5 players left. But I did play them! (We lost, by the way. Came in last)

I did score the most total own-goals of our team since 1999. I love statistics, so I keep track of who scores and all that. I have 3 own-goals. I am a great defender....

So #2 is a lie. To be precise: I never got my driver's license. I never even tried to get it and probably will never try in the near future.
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83. Board Game: Sam Grant [Average Rating:6.38 Overall Rank:7191]
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Was the 83rd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. During middle school, I kept a journal/journals where I would write numbers just to see how high I could count on paper. After around 3 years I got tired of the project, but had counted up to over 200,000.
2. Like most people, I often need to pee. It is a necessity of life. As a human with said bodily function, I have peed in a urinal within the last week.
3. As a resident of Wisconsin, snowmobiling was my favorite winter activity. I would often go on trips with my grandfather, and one time took a week-long trip from Wisconsin to North Dakota and back completely on snowmobiles.

So which is the big fat lie!?! *Hint: My pants caught on fire when I told you the lie.*

meeple

Alright, here are the two truths and a lie answers!

TRUTH #1 - As a resident of Wisconsin, snowmobiling was my favorite winter activity. I would often go on trips with my grandfather, and one time took a week-long trip from Wisconsin to North Dakota and back completely on snowmobiles.

Yup, I did a lot of snowmobiling when I lived in Wisconsin!

TRUTH #2 - Like most people, I often need to pee. It is a necessity of life. As a human with said bodily function, I have peed in a urinal within the last week.

While this one seems to have fooled a lot of people, my office building has a urinal that I pee in almost daily.

THE BIG FAT LIE - During middle school, I kept a journal/journals where I would write numbers just to see how high I could count on paper. After around 3 years I got tired of the project, but had counted up to over 200,000.

Counting in a journal is the most ridiculous idea I've ever heard, besides the time I thought it would be cool to put my socks in a blender to make "blended socks".
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84. Board Game: Rommel in the Desert [Average Rating:7.54 Overall Rank:1197]
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Was the 84th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Two truths... and a lie?

1. Once, while walking to the store to get my lunch, I came face to face with the Queen of England. I looked her in the eye and winked.

2. My lowest ever score for Ticket to Ride is -16. Yes, negative sixteen.

3. To rocket Monkey Auto Races to the top of the BGG charts I sent out over 3,000 GeekMails.


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I suppose it's time to clear up the matter of Two Truths and a Lie.


1. Once, while walking to the store to get my lunch, I came face to face with the Queen of England. I looked her in the eye and winked.

True. There's a bit of obfuscation here, but this did happen. The Queen was in Edmonton for some reason a couple years ago, and I worked just a few blocks straight north of the Legislature buildings. She did a parade through town that went right past our office and then down to the Leg. ("Leg" is pronounced "ledge" in this case.)

But I had forgotten that it was the day she was in town. So I went out to get lunch, planning to run to the grocery store across the street. As I was waiting for the light to change, her car slowly turned at the corner I was standing on. She was maybe four feet away, doing her little Queen-wave, and as our eyes met I winked.

Then I had lunch.


2. My lowest ever score for Ticket to Ride is -16. Yes, negative sixteen.

True. In a two-player game, against my wife, of course. I got too greedy with the tickets, and she blitzed through to end the game before I could complete a key link. I think she scored 120 or so.


3. To rocket Monkey Auto Races to the top of the BGG charts I sent out over 3,000 GeekMails.

False. I did send out a lot of GeekMail, but not quite that much. The whole Projekt, including the "Please remove your ratings now" messages amounted to about 2,200 GeekMails sent out.
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85. Board Game: Quebec 1759 [Average Rating:6.93 Overall Rank:2341]
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Was the 85th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Two have Buddha nature, one hasn't:

1. I have done more sessions for the BBC than Jimi Hendrix, and during the Millennium countdown I was simultaneously DJ-ing on stage in front of 10,000 revelers in the Glasgow city centre, and broadcasted live on Radio Scotland, filling their Millennium Special with a completely different 2-hour set of tunes.

2. After an emergency trip to the doctor, he commented he had never seen an arm muscle ripped that badly in all the time he had been a GP. When he asked if it was volleyball or basketball, he was amazed to learn it happened during a billiard game, after trying to cue the white ball a whole inch onto 2 balls lying right next to it. I made billiard history in our league there and then, as there was no way for me to continue, and since no-one had ever dropped out halfway during a tournament match through injury before, it needed an emergency ruling from the national billiard organization before the tournament was continued.

3. I got a job in an exclusive 5-star hotel as a waiter, without any previous experience or appropriate skills. My English was poor, I couldn't understand the menu let alone describe things, and within the first week I had spilled red wine and beer over several customers. I had a habit of putting out spoons when knife and forks were needed and vice versa, wasted an hour trying to find Benson & Hedges in the liquor cabinet, served people wearing a tuxedo with trainers underneath that had my socks peeking out as the seams had burst, triggered a fire alarm on my first morning of opening the restaurant, got thrown off the golf-course, dropped a tray with over 50 crystal glasses onto the marble floor in their most prestigious ballroom bringing, even the mood piano player to an abrupt stand-still, caused crab to be taken off the menu across the entire hotel, and almost got into a punch-up with a customer after he witnessed me calling his wife a whore to her face. They were very pleased with me and begged me to stay.

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Okay. After much consideration I think I'm going to go with #1. I don't know why... just a feeling.


Gosh you're good, spot on. How did you do it ?!
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86. Board Game: WM Superspiel Mexico 86 [Average Rating:4.25 Unranked]
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Was the 86th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I devised a prize-winning curry recipe.
2. I wasn't always named Anye.
3. I earned a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.


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#1 was the lie. Though I love cooking curries, I use existing recipes and occasionally just tweak them. I've never tried creating them from scratch.

#2 is true - I always hated the first name my parents gave me and so I changed it legally a little over six years ago. I have been going by Anye for about 15 years though, nearly half my life.

#3 is also true - I did earn a red belt in TKD before I opened DEG - which pretty much sucked all my spare time and I dropped the hobby, though I do hope to take it up again once I'm settled in Houston.
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87. Board Game: Victory: The Blocks of War [Average Rating:6.36 Overall Rank:4272]
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Was the 87th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I got my job/internship at Iron Crown Enterprises without ever actually applying for it. I'd never sent in a resume, application, or sample of work.

2. I don't like the sound of my speaking voice when I hear a recording of it.

3. When growing up in Oklahoma I was an active FFA (Future Farmers of America) member and have had three prize winning hogs

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#3 is indeed the lie.

1. I sort of stumble backwards into my ICE work, because I called to ask about sending in a resume, someone misunderstood me and said "I have it in my office, we'd love to have you intern for us."

2. I don't really like the sound of my voice. I started On Board Games to get over that, and because after I went on a rant about something insignificant a very wise friend once said "Someone should start a podcast". I think it was so I would get the word out without feeling obligated to repeat myself.

3. My uncle does indeed raise pigs, my cousin was an FFA member and does indeed has several prize winning hogs. I've slopped pigs, and even held day-old piglets, but I've never been an FFA member nor received awards for any kind of pig
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88. Board Game: Torres [Average Rating:7.15 Overall Rank:444]
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Was the 88th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

I used to be a Morris Dancer, dressing up with bells and an autumnal leaf coat, dancing the night away to folk tunes.

Mrs H and I dated briefly at school (I fell asleep on her, on a trip), and then met again, years later on friends reunited.

I beat a highly ranked chess player in a game where he was unsighted of the board and we just called out our moves, and I played them onto the board.


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I couldn't find his answers. Geekmail has been sent!
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89. Board Game: Blue vs. Gray [Average Rating:6.76 Overall Rank:3167]
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Was the 89th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I know what a Sestina is and have written one that is used as the model to this day for an English class at my former Junior High School some 23 years later.

2. I once autographed a copy of Bruce Campbell's book 'If Chins Could Kill' and gave it to Bruce personally.

3. While working for a taxi company, I once picked up Bruce Willis and an unnamed woman and took them to the local strip club, during the time that Bruce was married to Demi Moore.

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Finally, I suppose I better fess up on those truths and lies. Much to my chagrin, many of you spotted the lie almost immediately. Never once has Bruce Willis been in any cab of mine, with or without Demi Moore. So, for those of you keeping score at home: #1 and #2 were the truths, and #3 was the lie. I found it interesting that no one questioned why I would autograph a book written by Bruce Campbell and then give it to him. I suppose that is a story for another time.
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90. Board Game: Star Wars: Episode 1 – Clash of the Lightsabers [Average Rating:6.26 Overall Rank:3811]
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Was the 90th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. In the AT/Euro debate, I'm firmly on the Euro side.

2. I love playing Runebound 2e and Arkham Horror solitaire.

3. My favourite number of players for gaming is 1.


meeple

Now for the Two Truths And A Lie:

1. In the AT/Euro debate, I'm firmly on the Euro side.

True. Refer to my blog post about TI3:

http://sologamer.blogspot.com/2006/12/lifes-too-short-to-pla...

and in particular Ameritrash:

http://sologamer.blogspot.com/2007/03/trashing-ameritrash.ht...


2. I love playing Runebound 2e and Arkham Horror solitaire.

True. It's no coincidence that my favourite AT games are those that can be played solitaire. I think adding more players makes them way too long and no fun. And in general they're too complex to interest me as a competitive venture - rather the same as Caylus in my previous post.

3. My favourite number of players for gaming is 1.

False. My favourite number of players is 2. In a 2 player game it is just me against you - my brain against your brain (note - not my dice against your dice). I don't feel like you're picking on me because that's how I expect you to behave. You have no right to behave otherwise. After we're finished we can be friends because we were only enemies during the game. I've had some very intense 2 player game experiences - GIPF against Ozvortex, TransAmerica against Critical Mass, Hive against the evil Count von Walduck, Alexandros against Scrabblette, Quoridor against the kid, Scrabble against a variety of old ladies who were sweet yet terrifyingly good. For me 2 player games produce the most intense mental experience and that's what I seek out.

On the other hand, 1 is a very good number. On the geeklist where someone asked us to rank our favourite numbers for games, I listed myself as 214356 or something very similar. Very few games are much good solitaire but if I can see the challenge it can produce what I want from a game. Ingenious kept me amused for a while. Of course computer programming is the most intense 1 player challenge and that's what I choose to do for a living.

4 and 3 players are good too because you can play a much wider variety of games, e.g. trading games and partnership games, but already you're getting into dangerous territory where players can play favourites and inter-personal skills become important. Sure, there are lots of games that are meant like that and lots of people who have interpersonal skills, but you didn't expect someone called Friendless to be one of those people, did you? As the players increase the chances of winning through brain power decrease and my enjoyment of the game decreases.

The first correct answer to Two Truths and a Lie was caesarmom, but I would have to give the prize to gmcnish for summarising me thus:

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From what you've written on your blog and on the site, I'd have to say 3 is the lie. I think you much prefer elegant analysable mechanisms, and don't much like randomness and chaos.

Doesn't mean you can't have fun with the occasional AT, that's what they're for.


Well done Gregor! I hope to be down for the next ConVic.
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91. Board Game: Paths of Glory [Average Rating:8.02 Overall Rank:117]
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Was the 91st Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Two truths from the ocean, and a lie:

1. I once traveled from ship to shore by riding on the back of a whale.

2. When Bill Clinton was still President, I got to shake his hand, and I wasn't wearing any pants when I did.

3. Drug dealers bearing gold-plated guns, who believe that Space Aliens control the US government, burned down my house.


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Drum roll....

I have never ridden a whale from ship to shore. The other two are true, as unbelievable as that may sound. I can update the thread with the stories behind them upon request.

nextinline wrote:
I think we require the stories behind the other two, thank you.


Here goes:

The Bill Clinton one (which is the less twisted of the two):
Clinton was the speaker at my college graduation (University of Chicago, class of '99). He shook the hands of some members of the graduating class, me included. I decided that a graduation gown was the perfect cover for pantslessness. If you're going to shake bill clinton's hand, you'd better do it without pants on. There was only a moment during which I had any fear of being discovered, during the pre-graduation secret-service screening. They made us go through detectors, and I had to keep suppressing this irrational idea I had that they had some kind of pantslessness detector. They did not.

the drug dealers.
When I moved to North Carolina after college, I moved into a duplex, and the two other tenants turned out to be drug dealers, who were also absolutely crazy. They had gold-plated guns, and they believed that space aliens controlled the government. I would come home from lab at, like midnight, and they (their names were Swann and E, no last names) would be sitting out on their half of the patio. Swann would make me sit out there for hours, while they told me about the Aliens. They were very angry about it, and they had guns hanging out of their pants, so I felt I had no choice but to sit and listen. Nervous times, those were. Well, Swann forged gold teeth for people, like other drug dealers who had their teeth knocked out and wanted a little extra bling in their smiles. He had a little stand-alone forge thingy for doing it. Well, apparently, one day, for reasons no one has been able to reconstruct, the forge took a spill, and the house went up. I came home in the middle of the night, from another late night in the lab, and found that my house was gone, except for the front door. On the front door was a post-it note, which said "Dear Nick, we burned down the house by mistake. We are really sorry. It was nice knowing you. Swann and E". I never heard from them again.

Which is probably for the best.
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92. Board Game: Hokej 92: Společenská Hra [Average Rating:6.50 Unranked]
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Was the 92nd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Two truths and a lie. I had heaps of good ones for this, but in the interests of keeping the front page boring, here's the PG rated version:

- as a strict vegan of a decade's standing, I had resigned myself to never owning clamshell go stones, until I found a supplier who sourced his shell entirely through beachcombing naturally deceased bivalves
- all three uncles on my father's side were shot dead in separate incidents
- using only second hand samplers and synths (no computer), I wrote a novelty dance tune that was a minor hit in the UK


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...and #3 was the lie. I'm not really Guru Josh.
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93. Board Game: El Grande [Average Rating:7.78 Overall Rank:59]
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Was the 93rd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I have held the still-beating heart of a snapper turtle while others were making a meal out of it.
2. I once had to hitchhike from Baton Rouge to New Orleans to make a
funeral on time.
3. I've met John Goodman, Dr. Ruth, Gwar, and Aldie. Jude Law was too
busy, so I didn't bother him.

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#2 is a lie. I don't think anyone guessed it.
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94. Board Game: Union Pacific [Average Rating:7.23 Overall Rank:542]
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Was the 94th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I used to work in an office with a motion simulator, and tore a muscle in my back lifting a girl out of it.

2. I hold a black-belt in Karate (though I don't train any more) and used to be able to do the splits.

3. I've been husky-sledding and driven a snow-mobile within the Artic circle.

meeple

It was number two:

I've a black belt in Karate (though I don't train any more) and I used to be able to do the splits.

My black belt is in Tae Kwon Do, and I got close to the splits, but never managed it.
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95. Board Game: Korea '95 [Average Rating:6.54 Unranked]
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Was the 95th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) My father earned and then spent over a million dollars in the 1930's.
2) I was named after John Wayne.
3) I once went out on a double date with Paris Hilton


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1) My father earned and then spent over a million dollars in the 1930's.
My father did have over a million dollars way back when. Of course it was long gone before I came into this world.
2) I was named after John Wayne.
I was indeed named after the Duke. My mother and father met on the set of "Rio Bravo" and my middle name is Wayne.
3) I once went out on a double date with Paris Hilton.
Most of you thought this was the lie and you were correct. Of course it wasn't too far from the truth. I've been to a bunch of events (fashion shows and art parties) where she was hanging out with basically some of the same people I was hanging out with but I was never officially introduced. This was a few years back.
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96. Board Game: ASL Annual '96 [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.83 Unranked]
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Was the 96th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

- I had one extremely memorable game of Caylus in which I suffered an actual mild heart attack right after a fellow player built the Cathedral. After a night in the hospital, we finished the game the next day.
- I am a movie buff that has seen hundreds of films, but I have still never seen Star Wars, The Godfather, The Shawshank Redemption, Casablanca, or Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- I once attended a professional tennis match in Moscow and sat across from Boris Yeltsin.


meeple

Well, I guess it's about time now for me to let you know which of the 3 statements was a lie.

#1 was indeed the lie, as some of you guessed. Often the most outlandish story turns out to be true, but you saw through it. I guess that means I still have a ways to go to reach the title of "ubergeek".

I haven't seen any of those movies I listed, and I don't know that I ever will.

I did go to Russia in 1992, and spent a couple of weeks in Moscow. I attended a tennis game that Boris Yeltsin had also come to watch, and he sat across the arena from me where I could get a decent picture of him.
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97. Board Game: Conquest of the Empire [Average Rating:6.27 Overall Rank:3387]
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Was the 97th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I have won a Mr Universe competition
2. I spent several days dressed up as a giant Red Kangaroo outside the Sydney Opera House, specialising in chasing (screaming) female Japanese tourists around.
3. I was the lead singer for a Ska band "Too Many Crooks" who have had several records released and played lots of live gigs. We never made the big time though.

meeple

Well, here goes with the revelation of what is true and false:

#1 is true. I didn't play it straight though. Those hunks just needed to think outside the box more.

#2 is true. Since there was almost no work available there was no choice but to be inventive. I hired the kangaroo outfit with another backpacker and we took turns terrorizing tourists for money.
I also spend a week as a rose-seller in Paddington, Sydney's gay area. I learnt a thing or two there.

#3 isn't true as a lot of you guessed. I was offered the chance to be their lead singer in the early days when the previous one dropped out, but I turned it down. Its one of the few things I regret in my life - how would it have worked out I wonder?

fehrmeister wrote:
So can you expound more on the Mr.Universe competition you won? Was this within a local universe, a region of universes, or something bigger?


It was the very small universe of a nightclub called Magnums in Sydney, Australia. There were a series of challenges like "make your nipples move"....

I won a day tour of the hunter wine valley with the winner of the wet t-shirt competition. She was pretty but we didn't really hit it off....
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98. Board Game: Axis & Allies [Average Rating:6.56 Overall Rank:1279]
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Was the 98th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. My current record time for non-stop gaming is 42 hours. It consisted of Titan, Shogun and Axis & Allies played in a continuous loop.

2. As a child I was party to the death of a chicken. We had killed it by firing a welding rod into the hen house, with a plastic bow. The rod had somehow lodged itself in the backside of the unsuspecting chook.

3. I will only play Formula De if I can wear a racing helmet for the entirety of the race and take fluids through a straw.

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#1 Is actually the lie as some of you guessed. I think my record is about 22 hours and indeed consisted of the 3 games in question. It was in my high school years and was fueled by more than a few alcoholic beverages...hence there would have been some down time and bs between turns.

#2 Sadly this happened. My uncle (only a year older than me) fired the fateful shot and we indeed left the hen house without a second thought. We were both woken the next morning by a blood curdling shout of 'David' (my uncle). The shouter was my grandfather. David was used to getting in trouble and I was happy that it was him and not me so we went outside to see what the commotion was about. My grandfather just stood there holding this chook upside down by the legs with a welding rod sticking out of its clack. Sorry to any animal lovers out there but as young boys we had to do our best not to laugh. It must have been a 1 in a million shot!

#3 Wearing a Formula De helmet for the entirety of the race is also spot on. In fact round 5 of the 2007 season was only yesterday and I had my best day of the season by winning Pole Position and then crossing for the checkered flag about 2 and a half hours later (Kyalama - South Africa). I like playing the nob as it gives the club some atmosphere. I also like taking off my helmet at the end of the race and being all sweaty. It heightens the realism of the race. shake
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99. Board Game: Fortress America [Average Rating:6.71 Overall Rank:1469]
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Was the 99th luftbaloon Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) I spent an entire day with an infant gorilla clinging to me.
2) I've had malaria.
3) While visiting Versailles, I was so desperate that I had to "relieve" myself in Marie Antoinette's garden.


meeple

Well, my tenure as GOTW is coming to a close, so it's time to tell you all what my lie was.

1) I spent an entire day with an infant gorilla clinging to me.

This is true. While on vacation from the school year, I spent some time working at the Limbe Zoo. It was being renovated into a primate rescue center. A pair of infant lowland gorillas, Tony and Eliza, had just arrived and needed a lot of attention. Their mother(s?) had been killed and both had experienced severe trauma. I spent the day with Tony hanging off of me as we couldn't leave them alone (nor would they let us). Unfortunately, they had been through so much and didn't survive very long.

There was also another new arrival, the infant chimpanzee Ekom. He was a lot of fun and loved to play.

Here is a photo of me with Tony and Ekom. The proof that Tony was with me all day is on my t-shirt.



2) I've had malaria.

Almost true, but not true enough! I actually did test positive for the blood flukes that cause malaria, and was running low-grade fevers like clockwork. However, the medicine I took to prevent malaria did its job and it never developed into full-blown malaria. One of my colleagues came down with malaria and I am quite thankful I didn't get it.

3) While visiting Versailles, I was so desperate that I had to "relieve" myself in Marie Antoinette's garden.

Definitely true, I'm embarrassed to admit. It was a dire situation, and I was forced to resolve it discretely behind some vegetation. Thankfully, it was a rainy day and there weren't too many visitors.

Near the scene of the crime:



Four geeks guessed correctly and they'll be getting a lovely geekgold prize: KSensei, Kevin Youells, shizzane, & DKahnt.

It's been a great week and I appreciate all the kind comments.
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100. Board Game: Napoleon's War: The 100 Days [Average Rating:7.22 Overall Rank:4245]
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Was the d10-1d10-0d10-0th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I stabbed a neighbour in self-defense.
2. The first record I ever bought was YMCA by The Village People.
3. This bloke was in my class at school http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Wright

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And so the 2 Truths and 1 Lie.

1. I stabbed a neighbour in self-defense.

This was the lie, I have never stabbed anybody. But I did come very very close to stabbing my neighbour. For a long time, I had a very bad person living in the flat above me. Very aggressive, very threatening. One evening, he decided to kick my front door in and 'get me'. Picture the scene, Dear Reader, there am I, stood in my hall, on the phone to the Police, bad man slamming against the door (not little kicks, solid, flat footed kicking with serious intent) and me with a big kitchen knife in the other hand. The Police didn't turn up for 30 minutes, and if he had got in, I would have definitely stuck it to him. And when they finally arrived, they just told him to leave me alone. The result, he attacked me a week later. And then Police said, oh we have no witnesses. Croydon is a bad place. Never go there.

Grats to DKahnt, Manowarplayer and Shizzane who all believed in me. A prize for you. (Shizzane, long time no hear from!)
EDIT- Hugo! You got the lie correct too, sorry.

2. The first record I ever bought was YMCA by The Village People.

Yes, it is true. I was 14, I liked the song, it was different, fun. And the little switch hadn't switched yet. I wouldn't buy it now. Or do the dance.

Big thanks to Jeffwolfe, The Lazy Literati, Krisverbeeck, Boltongeordie, KSensei and Tycho who are all convinced I STAB PEOPLE.

3. This bloke was in my class at school http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Wright

Yes, it turns out that that w*nker off the telly was also that w*nker in my class. When I eventually realised, I was furious. He must be paid a fortune, and he's a total w*nker. So yes, there was this kid in my class, a poncey theatrical I'm going to an aaaaauudition ponce, and one day he was actually in something. It was an ad for Rowntree Fruit Pastels (they were at Stonehenge) and as a result, he had boxes of them to give away (Fruit Pastels, not Henges). Did he heck! Oh yooou can have a tube of pastels, because yooooouuur my friend, but yoooouuuu caaan't because I don't liiiiike yooooouuu. Needless to say, I was in the Pastel exclusion zone. Imagine my grief years later, Dear Reader, when I see that w*nker Matthew Wright being interviewed and they showed the ad. NOOOOOO! NOT HIM!!!!! So, can you guess what Matthew Wright's nickname was at school? Short, poncey, theatrical, mop of curly hair? Yup, he was known as Shirley. After Shirley Temple, whom he closely resembled.

My thanks to Otterdance who couldn't believe my bad fortune.
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