Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Fun and Games

One of the best games ever invented first appeared at the Seforim Sale last year. You may never have heard of it, but that should be no indication of how famous the game is. It just shows how out of the loop you are.

The game was called "Name the Animal that Josh would think I am." The rules were simple. Everybody goes around in a circle, taking turns saying what animal they would be compared to. Not in their own eyes. Not in the eyes of those around them. But in my eyes. Popular variations included making animal noises, explaining your answers, and, yes, sadly, calling me to tell me the results.

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26 Comments:

Blogger The Town Crier said...

One of this year's silly games came back to haunt me recently. It involves Benji, a red Marker and a cause for Shmulik to freak out.

7:48 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Let me give it a try. Josh might see Shmulik as a flamingo and Diana as a koala bear.

9:44 PM  
Blogger TheYoungerSister said...

Speaking of fun and games, I happen to have an excellent photo of two very important directors of the sale having a good time in the children's section. Tabak, that's where the action is, as you've alluded to before. I'll post the picture soon!

9:52 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Tabak, I was actually named a turtle -- I'm not quite sure how I'm compared to that -- but we'll have to wait for Josh's explanation.

10:32 PM  
Blogger Orlee said...

I nominate Josh to be a Gorilla. Josh, as one of the founders of this game I think the symbolism of the gorilla on many different levels suits you.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Fartscroll said...

I wonder how Josh would see Richard Joel. I suspect a Hyena.

9:24 AM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Fartscroll -- whomever you may be -- no one said to be not nice here! And reminder -- this is only to make fun of Camp SOY members -- intruders will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law... We'll send Crikey after you -- you don't want to meet up with him -- I rest assure you of that one...

10:52 AM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

I'm inclined to see Spam, in Josh's eyes, as a porcupine.

The Elder could be an armadillo, because no-one REALLY knows what that is and it just seems to fit: Sammy/Elder the Armadillo.

Raskez would be a salamander.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Fartscroll said...

Dididiana...*sigh*
without uncle Richard, there would be no camp soy which is a wholly owned subsidiary of CAMP YU / CAMP JOEL of which Richard shlita is the head counselor.

12:19 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Josh: a little censoring magic, if you please. Presto!

3:23 PM  
Anonymous ZakenBahBayamim said...

Oh, grow up all of youse.

5:12 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Fartscroll -- enough with the politics would you!? Lo yafeh and in case you didn't figure it out -- we don't have head counselors here -- just campers -- If you don't like our antics -- then you can go bye bye (I know, I was harsh -- but you're kind of ruining our mode here) and Zakenbahbayamim that goes for you too -- you don't like it -- take a hike -- we're just trying to have fun here!

7:55 PM  
Anonymous Fartscroll said...

Di, why so hostile? All I said that Richard Joel was the head counselor of camp YU. What did I do to make you so mad? Who said I did not like your antics? Is this a private message board or a public blog?

9:06 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

I'm still trying to understand your name: is it "f*** artscroll" or "fart-scroll"? In either event, I still don't get it and it's not very nice. I guess they match your tactless comments Mr. Kitsch.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous fartscroll said...

Its actually a merger of Artscroll and Feldheim. You have a dirty mind.

10:43 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Fartscroll the rules about our public blog include that we do not make fun of of administrators -- only ourselves -- our blog is NOT Camp YU it's Camp SOY -- so stick with the game ok? and veer off the Loshon Horah path -- thanx! I'll agree with your comment towards willworkforfood -- whats up with the foul langugae?!?!!?

11:02 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

It looks like I'm going to have to separate you youngsters...

Fartscroll - I apologize on behalf of me. I also read your original comment as a playful jest, and not a hurtful point. I'm not sure why DianaNow and WillWorkForFood have taken such offense. I'd like to remind them that this is a public blog, and outsiders are free to say what they wish. Everyone else should remember that since not everything here is necessarily under our control, don't assume the words expressed are agreed upon by Camp SOY, and certainly not the Seforim Sale or any other actual entity.

So guys, this is camp!!! Keep it fun and friendly!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I came across this blog and I am trying to figure out what was going on during the "Seforim Sale." when did everyone sit around a circle to then take "turns saying what animal they would be compared to" ? was that while helping customers?

9:33 AM  
Blogger theFAVORITE said...

the town crier, you need to get your story straight - I do not play "silly games"!! The Artscroll boxes were serious studies of art and, I'll have you know, I also used a BLUE marker! Anyways, if Shmulik REALLY wanted to freak out he should have looked at the books INSIDE the boxes... :)

5:28 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

Fine, we'll be nice to everyone even 'outsiders'... Fartscroll, I'm sorry... Anonymous, 4AM when else!? Chas V'shalom we would do it during sale hours. Maybe next year we'll start playing games with the customers -- you know get them more involved -- don't you think that would be nice of us Camp SOYers?

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Fartscroll said...

is that the best you can do? I'm hurt.

11:54 PM  
Blogger DianaNOW said...

For goodness sake, I apologized -- sheesh, compromise a little, you can't have your cake and eat it too!

3:13 AM  
Blogger Josh said...

Now the camp spirit is actually coming to life!

But back to the game - the rules are simple, but actually complex. There is no one criteria for choosing the animal - the biggest mistake is assuming it is based on looks. Actually, personality is one of the strongest components, followed by looks. Then mainly you have to throw in some uncommon species to shake things up.

10:35 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

So Josh, when are you going to actually start the animal-labeling here, we'd like to hear some "live" examples.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Josh said...

I know you'd like live examples. Unfortunately, the game does not actually involve me making animal associations. It involves you descending into the depths of my mind to try and figure out what I'd say.

That being said, you're a pelican.

4:59 PM  
Blogger WillWorkForFood said...

Well you earn the title of aardvark, Josh.

12:49 AM  

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