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4 Apr 2005

Fine arts in the SPA

Filed under: Personal — paulcook @ 12:47 am

Last night saw an epic (according to the neighbours) episode of Pictionary, ‘tween the genders. And, as one would expect, the guys won. Well, to be honest, we each won one match, but our margin of victory was larger. So there was one more of us, but really, that doesn’t change anything.

Pictionary was not exactly what I was expecting last night. In fact, I had settled down to dinner and a movie, when people started arriving. In a scene reminiscent of The Hobbit, I welcomed successive people to our apartment (Greg and Mike were away), trying not to appear too confused. Turns out that somewhere between the plans being made, and me finding out, a slight breakdown occurred. But hey, it all worked out in the end!

As always happens, we had some crazy pictures over the course of the evening, and some inspired guessing. Which leads me to today’s…

Exercise for the reader: Determine the concept illustrated by each of the following hyper-realistic, emotional-response-tested graphics. Answers are on the next page.

(These pictures were all from the guys’ team, since those are the ones I remember. Also, all but one of them were successfully guesssed).


Image 1:
Image 1


Image 2:
Image 2


Image 3:
Image 3


Image 4:
Image 4


Image 5:
Image 5



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9 Comments »

  1. ====SPOILERS BELOW====

    Well, in retrospect, I have observations: (1) Mike’s drawing of “civil war” is even better than I remembered, and (2) My drawing of “tiara” is even more ridiculous than I remembered. The steamroller, though, was and remains an instant classic.

    Comment by jjk — 4 Apr 2005 @ 11:01 am

  2. I was told by Heidi later that I should have drawn a squid to inspire the “squirt” guess. Anyone have better ideas?

    Comment by MDA — 4 Apr 2005 @ 11:02 am

  3. That’s not a bad idea. But it really does seem that it was a really hard one to draw — almost as hard as “The English Patient”. There were very few timeouts during the game, we were doing well otherwise.

    Comment by paulcook — 4 Apr 2005 @ 11:28 am

  4. I agree with Paul that “squirt” is pretty damn hard. One idea is to draw a foot stomping on a balloon and drops of water flying in different directions. That might be hard, though.

    Comment by jjk — 4 Apr 2005 @ 4:17 pm

  5. It occurs to me that I used “SPA” in the title, without explaining what it means. It’s an acronym for Stone Pine Apartments, where we live. Now no one has actually asked me about this, so either you all worked it out, or you ignore my titles.

    Comment by paulcook — 4 Apr 2005 @ 7:53 pm

  6. It took me a minute, but I got it. Holly pointed it out a while ago. I typically go for the SLR.

    Comment by MDA — 4 Apr 2005 @ 9:21 pm

  7. I am cracking up right now and it’s 8am. Paul - It’s great to be reminded of the incredible artistic talent of the men’s team. I must say I am still impressed by Jeff’s attempt at a tiara and Mike’s image of the civil war. Even more impressive, the domination of the women’s team in the second round. That’s right. I don’t know if my roommates will tolerate a rematch. Apparently, the game was heard by all at the SPA. As Paul would say, good times.

    Comment by Holly — 5 Apr 2005 @ 8:19 am

  8. We should make a t-shirt out this stuff.

    Comment by MDA — 5 Apr 2005 @ 2:00 pm

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