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Twice in a month: Tuck 132 posted [message #5402] Sat, 29 September 2007 16:57 Go to next message
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And the title is in fact a bowling term... I looked it up. =)


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Re: Twice in a month: Tuck 132 posted [message #5403] Sat, 29 September 2007 20:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Aaaand... the bowling night FINALLY happens!

Some comments... it has been many years since the last time I went bowling -- I THINK it was during Tuck-time or even earlier -- and they already had auto-scoring. But that was in a fancy brand-new place. I suppose some of the older ones probably STILL haven't upgraded to it as of 2007...

Appendix: Just checked the Wikipedia... apparently auto-scorers were introduced back in the seventies. So Tuck & Mike are behind the times in that department. BUT if they can figure out an effective automated gutter-filler, I suppose it would be worth some money.

(minor typo: the entry for 23:33 is dated the 15th instead of the 14th.)

Next: Jill's new bike!

[Updated on: Sat, 29 September 2007 20:41]


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Re: Twice in a month: Tuck 132 posted [message #5404] Sun, 30 September 2007 00:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sir Lee wrote on Sat, 29 September 2007 17:02

Aaaand... the bowling night FINALLY happens!

Appendix: Just checked the Wikipedia... apparently auto-scorers were introduced back in the seventies. So Tuck & Mike are behind the times in that department. BUT if they can figure out an effective automated gutter-filler, I suppose it would be worth some money.



Those have been around since at least the early nineties, if not earlier. A USPTO patent search shows one dating to 1983. Sorry, guys, you'll have to make your fortune elsewhere.


Tuck 132 posted [message #5405] Sun, 30 September 2007 07:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, that was innocuous, so far at least.

Guess we'll find out at school Monday whether anyone recognized Val. One one hand, her injury attracted general attention; on the other, the non-smoking lanes probably weren't in the center of the room or anything.

Is Flag Day supposed to mean something to us? Can't see any previous reference to it. Some further security measure?

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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5406] Sun, 30 September 2007 08:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm guessing that "Flag Day" is the procedure Bill established to roll-out non-critical patches to his ISP's computers. Every month on the 14th he does those all at once (after testing them in a "guinea pig" system, of course).

Years later, Microsoft would impose on its customer something vaguely similar called the "Patch Tuesday" -- with different goals, however: minimizing bad press instead of minimizing downtime.


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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5407] Sun, 30 September 2007 19:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'd been wondering that no one was smart enough to realize that bowling was contraindicated for someone with rib injuries still healing. Smile

Tuck's internal monolog is still quite characteristically pre-violent Smile while Valerie's external behavior is pretty much within norms for teen-age babysitters. The contrast can be pretty funny. Smile

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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5408] Mon, 01 October 2007 14:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Erin Halfelven wrote on Mon, 01 October 2007 00:56

I'd been wondering that no one was smart enough to realize that bowling was contraindicated for someone with rib injuries still healing. Smile

Well, "healed" isn't necessarily "healed"... I bet Tuck and Mike remember this concept from now on, though.

Erin Halfelven wrote on Mon, 01 October 2007 00:56

Tuck's internal monolog is still quite characteristically pre-violent

Explain this??


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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5409] Mon, 01 October 2007 15:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It gives the impression that Tuck is about to explode into sudden violence. Smile I meant it humorously and ironically.

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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5410] Tue, 09 October 2007 13:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Eric wrote on Sun, 30 September 2007 04:20

Well, that was innocuous, so far at least.

Guess we'll find out at school Monday whether anyone recognized Val.
Eric




Maybe not. We're still in the time frame of high school football season, so that's probably where Travis and his friends are. Given the current state of things at McAllen, there's probably a fairly low turnout at their game, so there could be something there.

On a semi-related note, are there more high schools in the town than the two we've seen?

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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5411] Wed, 10 October 2007 14:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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LuLou wrote on Tue, 09 October 2007 18:23

On a semi-related note, are there more high schools in the town than the two we've seen?


Oh hell yes. You just *drum roll* haven't seen them. *cymbals*


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Re: Tuck 132 posted [message #5412] Thu, 11 October 2007 05:04 Go to previous message
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LuLou wrote on Tue, 09 October 2007 10:23

We're still in the time frame of high school football season, so that's probably where Travis and his friends are. Given the current state of things at McAllen, there's probably a fairly low turnout at their game, so there could be something there.

Not necessarily -- at least some games (like the one before the homecoming dance) are played Friday afternoon after school, and it was 20:10 when Val got hurt.

The question, with Tuck's McAllen adversaries and/or their dates or other acquaintances (e.g., Ginger), is whether they'd look at Val -- presumably she was wearing slacks to go bowling -- and really notice anything different from the girly-looking geek they've been seeing since the start of October (when Mike noted that "it was as if he'd given up trying to keep his Valerie separate from his Eugene" at school).

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