Decadent Sports League

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Decadent Sports League

Postby Matt » 08 Nov 2010, 08:57

What do you do when you've got too much money for golf and cricket?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/loadingreadyrun/2431-Decadent-Sports-League

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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Dared00 » 08 Nov 2010, 09:28

So... Franklin Elway has retired from Viking Secret Wildcard Poker? ;)

Strange video... but still great ;)
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Excelle » 08 Nov 2010, 10:41

I see the scoreboard has Iron Stomach Challenge on it. So what constitutes a decadent iron stomach challenge? Caviar + dodo egg?

Bill would still win.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby JustAName » 08 Nov 2010, 10:44

I was gonna say, glad to see the return of Elway. I think ISC stands for Indentured Servitude Chess, though.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Excelle » 08 Nov 2010, 10:46

Fayili wrote:I was gonna say, glad to see the return of Elway. I think ISC stands for Indentured Servitude Chess, though.


You're right of course. I thought I was being extra clever there.

Question still stands however :)
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Ottoman » 08 Nov 2010, 13:25

Kathleen wrote:therefore requiring it to be created a few atoms at a time, using incredibly expensive nucyular fusion reactions
Kathleen wrote:incredibly expensive nucyular fusion reactions
Kathleen wrote:nucyular
Way to pull a George H Dubya there, Kathleen.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby The Jester » 08 Nov 2010, 13:51

I spotted Borington in the list of competitors there, very nice. ;D
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby JenSev » 08 Nov 2010, 14:33

Hmmm...
what other sports could there be?

400 meter freestyle swimming through caviar? probably too mundane.

Which servant would produce the best effect when put through the LHC? That could work, but would leave one hell of a mess.

MIR replica Orbital Destruction. Yeah, that sounds good.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby pokute » 08 Nov 2010, 14:35

I laughed.

Then I thought to myself that this might not be that big of a hyperbole.

Then I was sad.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Keab42 » 08 Nov 2010, 14:50

I loved the references on the Scoreboard, and the callback to Poker Night.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Mighty Magnus » 08 Nov 2010, 15:55

Damn, I'd almost pay to see those events, if I didn't think that my money would fund it :D.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby JackSlack » 08 Nov 2010, 16:29

... Paul, there's something wrong with you.

Something thoroughly awesome, yet still wrong.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Xix » 08 Nov 2010, 16:39

If diamonds were the pigeons, what was the ammo?
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Defective_Detective » 08 Nov 2010, 17:02

Great video, however the swordsmanship of the servants could have been greatly improved.

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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby The Architect » 08 Nov 2010, 17:59

Xix wrote:If diamonds were the pigeons, what was the ammo?


Other diamonds?
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Furlong » 08 Nov 2010, 19:37

The Architect wrote:
Xix wrote:If diamonds were the pigeons, what was the ammo?


Other diamonds?


"What do you shoot, apart from diamonds?"

"MORE DIAMONDS!"
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Tapir12 » 08 Nov 2010, 19:44

Very strange, but in a good way. As soon as the credits started rolling I couldn't wait to see who had writing credits on this one. The chess was definitely the best event, but the whole things was great.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Wolfenbarg » 08 Nov 2010, 20:42

Over the top dark humor... I like it. Not laugh out loud funny like some others, but still great. The people on your head win a biscuit Paul.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Slack Mesa » 08 Nov 2010, 21:45

For a decadent sports league, it's surprisingly inoffensive. Was Kathleen having an off day when she wrote this one? [sound of Slack Mesa rewinding to check the writing credit] Oh, wait, never mind.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby tak197 » 09 Nov 2010, 01:01

This Indentured Servant Chess game was pretty awesome, though everyone knows the counterpoint to that is the chess game in History of The World Part One.

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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Lord Chrusher » 09 Nov 2010, 05:33

Great use of the McKinnon building at UVic as a background.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby LoNinjaSword » 09 Nov 2010, 08:36

Wow! I had actually heard of Darmstadtium. I am such a nerd.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby PoorCollegeLad » 10 Nov 2010, 00:35

tak197 wrote:This Indentured Servant Chess game was pretty awesome, though everyone knows the counterpoint to that is the chess game in History of The World Part One.


To be honest, the skeet shooting segment reminded me of that movie too.

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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby Drinnik » 10 Nov 2010, 03:06

I did lol, but thought it kinda dragged a little in the middle. Kathleen's piece was good, but lasted a little too long, more crazy sports could have taken place.
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Re: Decadent Sports League

Postby ThrashJazzAssassin » 10 Nov 2010, 04:56

Loved everything about this video, apart from one important omission: it really needed music in order to feel authentic, particularly when the logo animation was running. It was a rather weird experience, watching a programme which looked extremely professional except for one aspect which was completely missing.

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