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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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101. Board Game: Detroit-Cleveland Grand Prix [Average Rating:6.79 Overall Rank:1860]
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Was the 101st Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I nearly gave up 7 years of my career for my country.
2. I own an Armani suit.
3. I've never had a record collection.


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So Derek, are you going to let us in on which of your 3 statements is the lie?

Whoops, the correct answer is:
2. I own an Armani suit.

Congrats to all who guessed correctly - yes, collecting games is my passion and I certainly do not have spare change for an expensive (and probably useless) suit!

And, in relation to number 1, I only ended up donating 3 years of my life to my country... as an alternative to a year of military service. (Fortunately the planned period was cut by half.)
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102. Board Game: Disney's 102 Dalmatians Spot Me [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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Was the 102nd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I once suffered hypothermia in the desert.

2. I used to be a marksman but I'm alright now.

3. I walked naked through a German town without getting arrested.


meeple

Well, my reign is almost over so I guess it's time to reveal the truth:

1. I once suffered hypothermia in the desert. This is true. After moving from one location to another during which there was a sudden and heavy downpour my body reached the point of shaking uncontrollably. I had to strip out of the wet clothes, dry off and keep warm to avoid coming down with it.

2. I used to be a marksman but I'm alright now. This was the lie; those who thought it was a little too obvious to be the truth have successfully seen through the dismally thin smokescreen I tried to cover this with. I was good with a rifle but never took my skills any further than the required personal weapons test.

3. I walked naked through a German town without getting arrested.

Unfortunately it occurred at the end of my stag night, my clothes being stolen by my comrades; fortunately it was so late in the morning the only people likely to have seen me were even more drunk than I was. It caused a few laughs when I reached the barracks and tried to quietly make my way to my room - my ID had been taken with my clothes, so it took a little explaining before I could get in.
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103. Board Game: Titan [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:871]
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Was the 103rd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Now for the famous Two Truths and a Lie:

1. Despite my last name, blond hair, blue eyes, and not living in South Florida until the age of 40, I am a first generation American on my Cuban father's side.

2. The primary reason I chose to attend the University of Dallas was its proximity to the home of the Texas Rangers, my favorite baseball team.

3. I once used a urinal next to a U. S. Senator, a senator who I had been mistaken for previously.

meeple

Now on to the two truths and a lie...

1. Despite my last name, blond hair, blue eyes, and not living in South Florida until the age of 40, I am a first generation American on my Cuban father's side.

TRUE- My father was an exchange student from the Cuban Naval Academy to the US Naval Academy. He entered Annapolis in 1956 and graduated with the Class of 1960. The situation in Cuba changed a bit while he was here, to put it mildly. On his graduation day he received a telegram from the Cuban embassy telling him that his commission was revoked and to return to Cuba immediately. He decided that was not a prudent course of action.

2. The primary reason I chose to attend the University of Dallas was its proximity to the home of the Texas Rangers, my favorite baseball team.

FALSE- Although I did follow the Rangers (since they had been the Senators) before going to UD, I was not rabid until I got there. During my high school years I was a big Orioles' fan and actually spent more hours at MEmorial Stadium than I did at the AH offices.

Two baseball oddities I saw at Arlington Stadium were a 4-strikeout inning (by Bobby Witt) and Cal Ripken hit for the cycle. It is also where I caught my only fall ball.

3. I once used a urinal next to a U. S. Senator, a senator who I had been mistaken for previously.

TRUE. I really picked a bad week to use this one. No, the senator was not Larry Craig.

I went to a performance of Animal Crackers (based on the Marx Brothers play/movie) at Arena Stage in DC. This was while I was home from a break in college. During intermission, I used the facilities. Next to me was Sen. Paul Sarbanes (D- MD). In my first year of high school, I took civics, which was a requirement. I heard that in another class, when the teacher asked who our Maryland Senators were someone said, "Charles Mathias and Paul Sauberer." The teacher replied, "No, Paul Sauberer is a freshman at this school who takes another section of this class."
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104. Board Game: Extrablatt [Average Rating:7.05 Overall Rank:3680]
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Was the 104th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Hmmm, Two Truths and a Lie, eh...

A. I used to work as disc jockey for a classic rock station in Kentucky.
B. Even though I have never been to BGG.con, I have met and played at least one game with more than 500 different BGG members.
C. I used to live in an apartment building where there was another tenant named David Fair. It wasn't a problem usually, until the day the police showed up with a bench warrant...

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I definitely believe B, as after counting me, that's only another 499 to go and I'm sure you've hit that.

Indeed I have. In fact, the number is about 530. I keep a journal (actually, about 3 per year is my rate of use) of games played, and who I play them with, when and where, and it took quite some time to do it, but at one point I went through and looked up all the names here and counted how many of them had BGG accounts.

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I think that C has the ring of truth, although you do don't say whether the bench warrant was for you or the other David Fair. Either way, it sounds believable.

And I thought that it was too unbelievable... No, you were correct. It was true.

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A sounds also very plausible. In fact, too much so. It's so mundane, so very likely, that it must be the lie.

A was the lie, but a lie with a gem of truth. I worked as a Disc Jockey at a radio station in KY, but it was not classic rock. I did a Sunday Night show, and did fill in work. The station was a mixed format college station. My regular show was called Deep Tracks and we explored lesser known cuts from older artists. My fill in work had me doing whatever format the normal show for that slot was, so I learned about a lot of different music that way, finding an appreciation for Bluegrass, classical, Jazz, and many other forms I had never really explored before.
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105. Board Game: Colossal Arena [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:837]
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Was the 105th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. Starting at the age of 12, I've written a letter to myself to be opened in a decade; each time they're put back in the envelope with a new one for the next decade. It's due to be opened again this year at 42.
2. While living in the UK I joined a well-known country Shakespeare company and played a role in 'Twelfth Night'.
3. Our band Alternative Carparks was third on the bill with Simple Minds when they played the Coogee Hotel in 1983.

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PS Oh yes of course, the 2 truths and a lie ...

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1. Starting at the age of 12, I've written a letter to myself to be opened in a decade; each time they're put back in the envelope with a new one for the next decade. It's due to be opened again this year at 42.

True. I started doing this at age 12 after reading about the Emily character doing it in a book called Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery (creator of Anne of Green Gables). Every ten years I open the letter, read it, write another and put it back in the envelope. In December I open the 'to myself at 42' one. It's becoming slightly daunting as I come to realise I am summing up my entire life in just a few letters!

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2. While living in the UK I joined a well-known country Shakespeare company and played a role in 'Twelfth Night'.

Also true. I was living in a cottage in Stamford, Lincolnshire when I went to the local Shakespeare company at Tolethorpe Hall (http://www.stamfordshakespeare.co.uk/) and asked if they needed a hand backstage. "Can you act?" "Well, a bit ..." Next thing I knew I was playing Curio in Twelfth Night. Truly this is one of the best places for Shakespeare in the world - an open-air theatre next to an historic hall that goes back 800 years. One of the best experiences of my life. We used to have rehersals and then go to the nearby pub 'The Blue Bell' - which apparently was a stop on a religious route for Lady Godiva - to sit by the fire and discuss Shakespeare, laugh and drink many pints.

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3. Our band Alternative Carparks was third on the bill with Simple Minds when they played the Coogee Hotel in 1983.

Unfortunately, the lie. Simple Minds were quite big in Australia before they took off everywhere else and I always regret I missed the early gigs, which apparently were amazing. The Coogee Bay Hotel is one of the few places in Sydney we've never played live. DKahnt was the only correct guesser!
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106. Board Game: Mystery Rummy: Jack the Ripper [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:882]
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Was the 106th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I nearly died on a trip to Hawaii.

2. My brother and I once emptied out all the food in containers (rice, flour, ect) in our kitchen on to the floor for fun.

3. I have a photo of me in Disneyland when I was a kid, getting an autograph from Walt Disney.

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Scott,

Did I miss which one was the lie?


Oops! I totally forgot to reveal that. Thanks Chris!

My two truths and a lie:

1. I nearly died on a trip to Hawaii. TRUE

I was in Hawaii with my friend Clyde visiting his mom when I was about 19 or so and we went to Hanauma Bay to do some snorkeling there. The bay is in the shape of a "U" and at the time you could hike along the left edge of the "U" and circle around to the left to another protected cove that was only accessible from doing the hike. In this protected cove were two natural formations of lava rock that you were supposed to participate in as part of the "ritual" of making the dangerous hike around the shore (at one point you had to scramble across an are where big waves broke to get into the cove).

The first of these two formations was called the "Toilet Bowl" which is what it resembled. You'd jump into the circular hole in the lava rock and the water would drain and fill with each wave like a toilet bowl. People would rise and fall with each cycle. Fun, but not dangerous at all.

The 2nd was just called "the Hole". It was a small hole about 2' in diameter that you were supposed to sit on and wait for the water to hit your feet and then you dropped into the hole which open into an underwater cavern about 8 foot wide at that end which extended about 20 feet out to the open water channel that ran alongside one edge of this cove and supplied all the water. The idea was that if you timed it right, you dropped in when the wave came in and the water first hit your feet and then the rush of water out of the cave would suck you quickly out into the small channel and you'd pop up and climb out onto the rock again. Sounds simple enough right?

Well, I was REALLY nervous and I kept backing out as I got to the front of the line. Finally I got my nerve up (especially since a 5yr old in front of me had already done it about 5 times). So i'm sitting there, feet in the hole... waiting. Water comes in... I don't go. Water comes in... I don't go. Someone in line yells "C'mon we're all waiting" just as the water hits my feet. A moments hesitation and I drop in as the water starts to drain - the last thing I hear being my friend Clyde yelling "Not NOW!".

I drop down and can see the opening about 20 feet ahead and I'm getting pulled towards it. "Great! This isn't so bad." I think. I start to swim towards the opening and the circle of light ahead keeps getting bigger... and bigger... and biiii... no wait... it's getting SMALLER! Right then I realize the next wave is coming in and I'm getting pushed back into the cavern. I know that if I panic, I'm dead - this exact situation takes the lives of 10 or so people a year here.

I reach out with my left hand and grab the wall that is luckily close by and the incoming water pushes me against the wall. "Just 7 more seconds, that's all it is." I think - the length of a wave cycle I some how remembered from High School Science. Sure, enough the water retreats again and out I go into the channel where people are already standing on shore looking for me!

Needless to say I only did it once.

2. My brother and I once emptied out all the food in containers (rice, flour, ect) in our kitchen on to the floor for fun. TRUE

We were 2 and 4 (me) years old and I think it was me who instigated him to start, but once the mess was in full swing, I heartily joined in. It was a Saturday, my mom was at work, my dad was mowing the lawn and my sister was in her room. In less than 15 minutes we had:

- Emptied all the bulk food containers on the floor (Sugar, flour, rice ect...)
- Removed the labels from 90% of all the canned goods.
- added any liquids we could open to the mix. (Syrup, oil, vinegar, ect...)

My sister came out and saw us and yelled to my dad, who didn't get mad for some unknown reason. He used a shovel and garbage can to scoop out the majority of the mess and then literally used the garden hose and a squeegee to clean the vinyl flooring.

Many of the neighbors stopped by to see what the hell he was doing and offered to help clean up. My mom came home from work and it was so clean she thought he was joking when he told her. Only after seeing the canned food did she believe him. Dinners were very interesting for the next few weeks to say the least! "This sounds like corn... damn it's another Stewed Tomatos!"

3. I have a photo of me in Disneyland when I was a kid, getting an autograph from Walt Disney. FALSE

I was four and my dad DID meet Walt Disney with me when I was little, but there was no picture taken or autograph recieved.

Somewhat true but most of you saw right through it! Well done.
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107. Board Game: Peaceful Resistance [Average Rating:5.52 Unranked]
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Was the 107th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I got married subaqueous...

2. I had a nice chat with Roger Moore on a skilift during a winter sports camp in Gstaad...

3. Vagrancy got me arrested and banished out of Cuba...

meeple

And now to my two truths and the lie:

My marriage was determinded to go down as once the Titanic went down - In retrospective it seems only appropriate to have started it under water... so, that one was true.

Some (about 20) years ago, I was travelling and hiking in Central America and I have made Cuba my starting point. At a point I went broke and knew it was time to return home. I only had my ticket Cuba - Switzerland when I arrived in Havanna - no cent, no Hotel, simply nada, nothing. They wanted to send me back to Mexico immediately but there was no flight and I promised at immigration to go to the Consul to get money and a place to stay until my flight back would be confirmed. But the Consul refused to see me and help me and I was on the streets of Havanna until one night later, when I attracted the attention of a patrol of the Ministerio del Interior - the Police.
I got arrested for vagrancy (sic!) and put into (banishment?) jail for several days until they confirmed the flight and escorted me to the airport and even unto the plain.
Up to this day, I still owe the republic of Cuba the charges for food/imprisonment. Quite a story - and true.

I was never in Gstaad, have never met Roger Moore and hence had no chat with him. Completely made-up
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108. Board Game: TAMSK [Average Rating:6.77 Overall Rank:1720] [Average Rating:6.77 Unranked]
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Was the 108th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I've seen all of the North American hummingbird species in the wild (there are 13)
2. I once steered the Goodyear Blimp with my feet
3. I belong to a sock-of-the-month club

meeple

Alas, no sign of the reveal - geekmailed! And replied!



Obviously it's moot at this point, but my lie was the hummingbird thing.

I DID steer the blimp with my feet (it has steering pedals instead of a wheel) and I did, at the time, belong to a sock-of-the-month club. It's a knitting thing - members were sent a knitting pattern and sock yarn each month.
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109. Board Game: Wettstreit der Baumeister [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:5394]
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Was the 109th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I get annoyed when I have to explain the rules to a game which we didn't play that long ago.
2. Though I understand they are sometimes useful, I have a dislike for houserules.
3. I have a bit of a reputation for horribly bad luck in games involving a lot of die rolls.

meeple

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Hi Chanfan,

As I recall, there was little attention for the two truths and a lie, and so I didn't pay much attention to it.

1. I get annoyed when I have to explain the rules to a game which we didn't play that long ago.
This is the lie. I enjoy explaining rules, and when a game is new, I'll often have to explain it several times in a row - and that doesn't bother me.

2. Though I understand they are sometimes useful, I have a dislike for houserules.
This is true. I am inclined to stick to the rules as written. It's difficult to convince me of the need of a house rule; I'll often hold on to the belief that we are overlooking some bit of strategy that will make the houserule unneccessary.

3. I have a bit of a reputation for horribly bad luck in games involving a lot of die rolls.
Also true. Obviously, my dice rolls are just average most of the time, but I have had some very bad streaks - a game of History of the World in which my defending armies never held, a game of Britannia in which my major invasion barely set foot on English soil, and a couple more like that. So, it has become a running joke that you should let me roll for the neutral armies if you want to beat them, etc.

Kind regards,

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110. Board Game: Auf Achse [Average Rating:6.25 Overall Rank:2749]
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Was the 110th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I was once so infatuated with the Star Wars character "Joh Yowza" that I collected over 200 copies of his Star Wars CCG card. People used to trade me their copies of him for commons just to help my collection.

2. Some friends of mine and I formed a joke hard rock band in High School called "Restraint Devices", where we sang such gems as "Flat Thing", "Evil Bread", "I Feel So Sh!tty", and "Dueling Idiots".

3. My eighth grade year, for my birthday party I invited a ton of people. Exactly two people showed up. The following year, for my birthday party I again invited a ton of people. Over forty showed up.

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I've never even seen 200 copies of this card, or anything even close (though maybe that's because you had them all). I'll guess that this is the lie.



Only a couple of people have been keen on guessing...and yes, this is the lie.

It is born of truth; we had a local gamer who collected rare Jawa cards, and had over 200 of them.

Also, I *HATE* Joh Yowza. Someone shoot George Lucas before he does more harm.
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111. Board Game: Rheinländer [Average Rating:6.61 Overall Rank:1851]
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Frank La Terra / MrSkeletor (account gone)

Was the 111th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. A month or two after buying Doom I regretted it, as I wanted to have a game collection consisting ?mature? Euros with beautiful wooden components, rather than games with kiddy plastic and dorky themes.
2. I was an Altar boy in my youth, for which I was paid a kings ransom of 50 cents total.
3. I was meant to compete in a salsa dancing competition to represent Australia on the world stage, but was disqualified due to telling one of the judges where to go after he picked on my dance partners weight.

meeple

Alas, I think the response got removed with his posts…
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112. Board Game: Condottiere [Average Rating:6.78 Overall Rank:826]
Michael Edwards
United States
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Was the 112th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Alas, the questions were in a deleted post.

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Double alas and alack, I cannot find the reveal either. Geekmailed…
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113. Board Game: Mit List und Tücke [Average Rating:6.62 Overall Rank:4821]
Michael Edwards
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Charles F.
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Was the 113th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I once seriously considered becoming a priest.

2. I once attended an audience at the imperial court of Japan.

3. One of my ancestors took part in the Crusades to the Holy Land.

meeple

Okay, since the week is drawing to a close, time to unveil which of the three statements happens to be the lie...

Drumroll...

Matt got it right.

Quote:
1. I once seriously considered becoming a priest.


That's the lie.

Quote:

2. I once attended an audience at the imperial court of Japan.

3. One of my ancestors took part in the Crusades to the Holy Land.


...and these are the truths.
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114. Board Game: Ransom [Average Rating:6.37 Overall Rank:9945]
Michael Edwards
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Everett
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Was the 114th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:


1. I've exhumed dead bodies.
2. I like Age of Steam.
3. I regularly listen to Buffy the Vampire Soundtrack.


meeple

hrdkor wrote:
Congrat's Wade!! However, we'll have to work on your lie. I won't soon be forgetting our conversation regarding AoS last night, wear you said you were up for trying out one of the many different maps I've accumulated during my courship of AoS. ;o) We WILL turn you to the "Geek Side"!!


I didn't see Wade officially confirm the lie, but it's the only post I could find on it…
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115. Board Game: I'm the Boss! [Average Rating:6.81 Overall Rank:1043]
Michael Edwards
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Everett
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Was the 115th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I live near the beach but i don't know how to swim
2. I'm affraid of clowns
3. The first game i ever bought was SETTLERS OF CATAN.

meeple


About my two truths and a lie i must say to you that i'm really affraid of clowns and that i really don't now how to swim
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116. Board Game: Guillotine [Average Rating:6.54 Overall Rank:1064]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 116th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) kiko loves MAGIC: THE GATHERING
2) kiko is an huge fan of HIVE
3) kiko is an huge Spiderman fan


meeple

No sign of a reveal! Geekmailed…
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117. Board Game: Ta Yü [Average Rating:6.96 Overall Rank:1422]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 117th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

#1 My favorite wine was a 1993 ChevalBlanc.

#2 I grew up in a small town and when I was a child me and my grouping friends use to have a tree house in a small island.

#3 One of the biggest mistakes of the cinema industry was not giving Elysabeth Shue an Oscar for Mike Figgi's Leaving Las Vegas.

meeple

Soledade chose to edit out all his GotW responses, but other folks responses indicated that #1 was the lie.
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118. Board Game: Modern Art [Average Rating:7.37 Overall Rank:216]
Michael Edwards
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Everett
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Was the 118th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

Oh, I really struggled with this, but here goes:

1. I rode in a stolen car to get to a Clash concert in college.

2. I sang 15 songs and danced onstage as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun in high school.

3. I shook Bruce Springsteen's hand after a concert on his Born to Run tour.

meeple

I so want #1 to be true…


Well, it looks as though my reign is done. I must pass the geek badge on, so I shall reveal my lie:

1. Going to a clash concert in a stolen car.

This is TRUE.

Here's the story:

In college I was a huge Clash fan. They broke up, but Joe Strummer did a Clash tour without Mick Jones. I believe they were playing in Ann Arbor.

So, we had grand plans to go with a big group of us. A friend of a friend of a friend, Joe, said he would drive. It's about a three hour trip.

We got to the theater and Joe was acting really weird about where he would park. It was then that he told us that he had taken his dad's car without permission and that his parents had threatened to call the police the next time he did such a thing.

AND, not only that, but his dad had a handgun in the glove compartment that he proceeded to show us. Believe me, I was FREAKED OUT.

Here I was three hours away from anyone I knew with a freak who takes his parents' car, knowing that there's a handgun in the glove compartment. My roommate (who I talked into going) was none too happy with me.

Fortunately, his parents didn't follow through with calling the police.

2. "starred" as Annie in Annie Get Your Gun

TRUE! This was a real stretch for little shy me, but I did it!
"There's no business like show business...."



3. Shook Bruce Springsteen's hand after a concert Born to Run tour


LIE! When I typed this, I thought it was true for my hubby, but he corrects me.

It was not the Born to Run tour, it was the River.

He did not shake his hand. He patted him on the shoulder and said, "Great Show, Bruce!"


Yay! It was true!
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119. Board Game: Kingdoms [Average Rating:6.64 Overall Rank:1153]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 119th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1 - I was Captain of my High School and Student Representative Council President.

2 - I have an extreme fear of reptiles. Just seeing one makes me cry.

3 - I once made a tidy profit reselling free corporate beers at the Australian Open.

meeple

For those of you who guessed that I am repellently frightened to the point of tears by reptiles, you would be mistaken. I don't really like spiders very much, but they don't wig me out.

I did make about $120 selling those mini beer cans at the Australian Open a few years ago. I myself was a little drunk at the time!

And I was both President of the SRC and School Captain at my school. Nobody else wanted the job.
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120. Board Game: Hoity Toity [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1338]
Michael Edwards
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Janice Parks / nextinline

Was the 120th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I was the first 2nd baby born in the city's hospital.

2. I love Elvis!

3. I am a terrible shot, which I found out after I went to practice shooting in a small ravine with my cousins.

meeple

Sadly, another deleted user and posts, so no reveal.
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121. Board Game: Dune [Average Rating:7.62 Overall Rank:246]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 121st Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) I haven't played all the games that my profile says.
2) When writing in English (like now) I do it in Word so my spelling will be checked.
3) My husband named our dog Goku just because I told him that name wasn't appropriate to name one of our (future) kids.

meeple

1) I haven't played all the games that my profile says.
I like to keep track of the games I’ve played, especially when I see the Games Played - Last 30 days entry. So I began doing my inputs. I usually play the same games that my husband (pretty obvious) but sometimes it isn’t that way. He doesn’t keep track of the games he plays so I have added them in my profile. Even at the time they are not more than 15, this affirmation is true.

2) When writing in English (like now) I do it in Word so my spelling will be checked.
Not much to say here, this affirmation is true.

3) My husband named our dog Goku just because I told him that name wasn't appropriate to name one of our (future) kids.
Alberto used to have big dogs when he was single. So when he gave me Goku I didn’t wanted people to call him Ketty’s dog so I figure out that if I named him with an Anime name people would see him more as Our dog. It has worked perfectly. This is the lie.
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122. Board Game: Quo Vadis? [Average Rating:6.44 Overall Rank:1902]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 122nd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I have a pet limpet.

2. I once kept a Netflix movie for more than a year because whenever I had time for fun I'd always choose boardgaming over watching the movie.

3. I am directly descended from William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania Colony.

meeple

1. I do have a pet freshwater limpet. Here is a link to a picture of what it looks like. http://www.applesnail.net/content/snails_various.php#Neritid.... The limpet I have is shown in the top right picture (Septaria).

2. I really did keep a Netflix movie for more that a year because we always were playing games instead.

3. Is the lie. I am descended from Mary Becket, a woman who came with the Pennsylvania colonists with William Penn. I am descended from a long line of Quakers from that time. My father's family is of Irish Catholic descent. I find it ironic that after being brought up to live by Quaker ideals that I so enjoy a good war game. However, I still have trouble even looking in the box of Memoir '44 with all those gun toting figurines.
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123. Board Game: Green Thumb Cards [Average Rating:6.79 Unranked]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 123rd Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1. I much prefer to spend my time gamming than I like to spend a full month preparing and painting an army.
2. I'm a full details maniac concerning organization of bits in a gamebox and even on the game table itself.
3. I rate Puerto Rico so low because I always end up been beaten at it.

meeple

Almost for the last is this:

Firepigeon wrote:
Two truths and a lie:

1. I much prefer to spend my time gamming than I like to spend a full month preparing and painting an army.

So true it almost hurts. I really love wargamming with miniatures, but the time one has to spent painting is too much for the time taken playing. another reason is my colorblind handicap, it makes for the simplest paintjobs a nightmare; you haven't seen nothing until you check on my green troll for Mordheim!!!

Firepigeon wrote:
2. I'm a full details maniac concerning organization of bits in a gamebox and even on the game table itself.

That's the reason I use to make tucboxes and cards organizers for using in-game. The time I spent before on organization speeds up gameplay a lot. As an example I wouldn't take into consideration playing Arkham Horror without my full set of trays, where all the cards are organized.

Firepigeon wrote:
3. I rate Puerto Rico so low because I always end up been beaten at it.

I played several times Puerto Rico and I won several of those, so why so low a rating may you ask? When a game goes to strategy articles as Chess or Go, with optimal moves to be made where you just don't have to think about, you just have to implement a strategy that you read somewhere to play it, the game plays itself, boiling down to the point where several players of equal skills and using pre-made strategies will win or loose based on the luck of the drawn tiles. So where's the challenge to overcome the random bad throw of the dice, or the bad draw of the cards? To the point that this kind of games aren't fun to play. Have you ever seen a good chat and laugh during a game of Chess? Almost the same is true for PR!!!
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124. Board Game: Primordial Soup [Average Rating:6.95 Overall Rank:762]
Michael Edwards
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Was the 124th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

My "2 Truths & a Lie":
1. I'm "undefeated" in playings of Blitzkrieg, and it is with that GAME from which I was anointed by my opponents AS: "the Desert FOX"!
2. My perceptive 'senses' go UP to '11'!
3. I was a 'House Roadie' for a prominent venue in Seattle, back in the early 1990s.

meeple

I haven't been able to find his answer. Geekmailed… and resonded!

Hoi Michael, while the "lie" itself was JUST that there was "any", since, these were A-L-L: "trues"! Yore welcomforted too, even!

Robert


Bonus info: Grogs is the reason I learned how to use shortcut color tags.
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125. Board Game: Money! [Average Rating:6.53 Overall Rank:1593]
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Was the 125th Geek of the Week.

Two Truths and a Lie:

1) I have never smoked or tried drugs
2) While visited Stonehenge I ignored the path and went up to touch one of the stones
3) As a cashier I offered to throw away a losing ticket of a customer, but before I threw it away I checked it. It was a $100 winner.

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As for my 2 Truths:

1) I have never smoked or tried drugs... I guess you can just say I was too chicken to try drugs... True!

2) Going off the path and going up to touch one of the stones? Nah... I so so SO wanted to though!! Lie!

3) This one DID happen to me. Someone scratched off a ticket at the end of the checkout stand... I could tell from her expression it was a loser, so I offer to throw it away for her... she gives it to me and then turns to leave... After a quick moment I look at it before throwing it away... dang if it wasn't a $100 winner!* True!

* = A little more detail! This was when Virginia started the lottery... there was a rumor people thought the three matching amounts had to be in a row or something... Anyways, I was in between customers and it hadn't been that long that she left... I did try to go outside and find her but she had already gone out of sight...
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