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Re: New Golf
From: Yanick Champoux
February 13, 2007 19:54
Re: New Golf
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday 11 February 2007 14:17, Andrew Savige wrote:
> `/anick wrote:
> > Ooooh... A Roman-to-decimal rehash of the Fonality tournament.
> > Aah.. Emm... Do you mind if we pursue this conversation later on?
> > I suddenly remember I have things to do...
> Thanks `/ for bringing that to my attention. I need another golf game
> like a hole in the head. ;-)
Ooops. Sorry, I didn't mean to tempt you back into the time-warping hell of
This being said, if you need help to wean off this addiction, I recommend
joining me to my current retreat. The staff is not terribly convivial (Sister
Gertrude, I am pained to say, has bedside manners as rough as her
five-o'clock shadow), but the accomodations are superlative (everything --
not only the couches but all furnitures and walls -- is soft, plushy and
padded) and the drinks to kill for (my current favorite is the Barbituric
> > And if I discreetly, very discreetly scoot close to that group and perk
> > my ear, I'd probably hear them passionately bemoan how those darned
> > foreigners are butchering that old, venerable sport that Golf is...
> Yep, I just stumbled on another butchering on the discussion board
> "Milk holes in the tests as much as you want"
> Compare that abomination to the gentlemanly conduct of the traditional
> game, where exploiting holes in the test program risks excommunication
> and where the proper response is to alert the (human) referee with a
> test case plugging the hole. You can't replace the traditional human
> golf referee with a robot.
I'll give you that this approach -- while being understandable considering
the desire to have the competition being self-arbitrated -- lacks the panache
and gentlemanish flair of our traditional Perl golfs. Nonetheless, I still
maintain that they provide a good driving range where one can keep his or her
swing in shape for the next big event (and sink vast amounts of time that
could otherwise been used for worthy causes).