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1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:38 pm UTC
by jozwa
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Title text: In competition, you can only play a name if you know who the person is. No fair saying "Frank ... Johnson. That sounds like a real person! Let me just Google him real quick."

Took me a moment to get what I was looking at. I forgot there's an actual game you can play with domino tiles.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:43 pm UTC
by Agnapot
There's a repeated name: John Kelly, in two different spots

Image here since I don't seem to have access to the IMG tag....

https://goo.gl/NEfvnm

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
by BrianK
In the Washington section, I thought "This would be a great place to play George Washington Carver. I wonder if he allowed for three-word names?" Then I saw Olivia Newton John and Long John Silver. Do you get bonus points based on the number of words on each domino?

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
by Heimhenge
Matching Garnet with Ruby and Safire seems a bit of a stretch. Under those rules Chevy Chase would be a match for Harrison Ford. Judges?

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:38 pm UTC
by twistolime
Sorry to be the nit-picker this time, but Etta James is on there twice. I'm cool with it, since she's awesome enough to deserve two tiles. I was wondering if maybe Ryan North came over and scrambled a bunch of Randall's sets together and he's still sorting them all out.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:45 pm UTC
by orion205
This is really hilarious. My favorite has to be Super Grover. That really makes me happy!

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:46 pm UTC
by Jorpho
Jack Ma and John Adams is a head-scratcher too.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:12 pm UTC
by cellocgw
Isn't this a 2-dimensional projection of the N-dimensional "6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" ?

Also - Wheel of Fortune's common feature, "Before and After"

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:36 pm UTC
by SomeGuyNamedDavid
Heimhenge wrote:Matching Garnet with Ruby and Safire seems a bit of a stretch. Under those rules Chevy Chase would be a match for Harrison Ford. Judges?

Garnet, I assume, refers to the character who is a fusion of two other characters named Ruby and Sapphire.

Jorpho wrote:Jack Ma and John Adams is a head-scratcher too.

"While Jack is now a proper name in its own right, in English it was traditionally used as a diminutive form of John"[1]
I actually wasn't aware of that myself, interesting.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:41 pm UTC
by Bloopy
And by extension, Jean, eg. in the case of Jean-Louis "Jack" Kerouac.

I have a bit of an interest in odd diminutives due to a particular website I contribute to. One of the ones that looks silly now is Lol for Laurence / Lawrence / Lowen, as in the case of Lol Coxhill, Lol Tolhurst etc.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:14 pm UTC
by Pi is exactly three
Also Lol Creme of 10cc/Godley and Creme.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:03 pm UTC
by BittahOverlord
Aleister Crowley’s name is misspelled.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:08 pm UTC
by vapspwi
I think my favorite match was the "full match" (side-by-side dominoes) for "Rich Little" and "Little Richard."

JRjr

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:11 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
(Haven't yet confidently read the whole set, so I might have missed her elsewhere, but…) I was disappointed that there was no obvious room to put Bonnie Parker by the other Parkers I somehow found myself attracted to.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
by Eutychus
Missing Douglas Adams from the Adams section.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:20 pm UTC
by edo
Game should start with a "Sirhan Sirhan" tile. Admitedly, the game is a slow starter

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:46 am UTC
by da Doctah
Heimhenge wrote:Matching Garnet with Ruby and Safire seems a bit of a stretch. Under those rules Chevy Chase would be a match for Harrison Ford. Judges?


If you allow those, I insist on being permitted to play Dan Quayle and Danny Partridge.

(Sorry my favorite chain wasn't included: Lesley Gore, Gore Vidal, Vidal Sassoon.)

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:30 am UTC
by orthogon
SomeGuyNamedDavid wrote:"While Jack is now a proper name in its own right, in English it was traditionally used as a diminutive form of John"[1]
I actually wasn't aware of that myself, interesting.


Yeah, I'm fond of saying "Jack is short for John" to highlight the insanity of it. I once watched a documentary in which people were referring to JFK as "Jack", which wasn't in the least bit confusing given his wife was Jackie. I'm pretty sure they even called him "Jackie" at some point, though I might have lost the plot by then.

ETA: This is an xkcd classic, BTW.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:42 am UTC
by rhhardin
The Chinese version will be great.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:04 pm UTC
by Apeiron
Fallout Boy George Michael Jackson Five Star

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
Apeiron wrote:Fallout Boy George Michael Jackson Five Star

Then, inverted: [Sir Ringo Starr]

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:25 pm UTC
by geomike
Heimhenge wrote:Matching Garnet with Ruby and Safire seems a bit of a stretch. Under those rules Chevy Chase would be a match for Harrison Ford. Judges?


Indeed! Rubies and sapphires are gem varieties of corundum (Al2O3) while garnet ((Mg, Fe,Ca)3(Al,Fe)2(SiO4)3) is a completely different mineral. They aren't even in the same minerological group!

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:20 pm UTC
by aplarsen
Some really funny ones are:

Tommy Lee / Tommy Lee Jones
Prince / Prince William / Prince Harry
Anything matched off of a middle name

Truly classic XKCD

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:22 pm UTC
by Keyman
Chris Evans=>Topher Grace=>Chris Pratt

I guess if I'd have thought about it....

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
by Reka
Jorpho wrote:Jack Ma and John Adams is a head-scratcher too.

Jack is a nickname for John. No scratching, head or otherwise, required.

I like the Jack White - Meg White - Meg Ryan - Jack Ryan square. And the Yo Yo Ma - Ma Rainey - Jack Ma - Ma Bell pinwheel.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:52 pm UTC
by d-b
Between Steven Colbert and James Earl Ray is Steve Earl. You got something against hillbilly music?

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:09 pm UTC
by pernishus
I thought there was a good chance there was a more significant connection between Ayn Rand and Rand Paul, but apparently not.

From the Rand Paul Wikipedia article:
Despite his father's libertarian views and strong support for individual rights, the novelist Ayn Rand was not the inspiration for his first name. Growing up, he went by "Randy", but his wife shortened it to "Rand".

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:49 pm UTC
by Soupspoon
pernishus wrote:Growing up, he went by "Randy", but his wife shortened it to "Rand".
I don't know if it's good or bad that his wife doesn't really consider him to be as Randy as he once was.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:20 am UTC
by niauropsaka
The bottom right corner (Tommy Lee and Tommy Lee Jones) was as I expected when I saw the shapes. I don't recall ever playing dominoes with some tiles 3/2 the length of others, though.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:14 am UTC
by Yablo
Zoomed out or in a thumbnail, this comic looks suspiciously like a matrix barcode.

Re: 1970: "Name Dominoes"

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:28 am UTC
by RogueCynic
Do you get points if the tiles spell someone's name? That would be awesome.