Computing, Libraries, Tennis, India & other interests of Vikas Kamat
|The Games Men Play|| |
| Games Men Play|
Recently I became aware of two games that men (men, as in grown up males) play.
- The Software-Firmware Survivor.
Players required: Five or more. Length of play: Several months
Everyone playing this game goes on an eating-binge and puts on as much weight
as possible (eating all kinds of tasty food and guzzling major quantities of
beer) and their weights/waists are measured. The purpose of the game is to
find out who can lose most weight in comparison to what they started. Then
for a predetermined period, say, six months, they are measured periodically,
hopefully each reducing weight by dieting, and working out. The bottom-most guy who didn't show improvement is dropped out every month (hence the
name Survivor; the word software in the title of the game refers to the fat in the body).
Women never get this game. "Why do married men need to take all the
trouble?" they wonder. Firstly, they don't know that men can be stupid
when they are competitive. They also don't know that inside every married man
lives an unmarried man, fantasizing
(link to review of movie American Beauty),
- The Engine Night (a.k.a. LAN Party)
Players Required: Four or more. Length of play: One night, all night
Every player gathers in a predetermined house (whose lady is away) with
their PCs. The computers are then networked together on a high bandwidth
network and the men play
violent multi-player games. For relaxation, they play porn on
high-definition televisions or the digital projectors borrowed from offices.
Beer and Pizza is the staple food during the game.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, December 19, 2002|
Last Modified: 1/30/2003
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