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Russell Nash

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on: May 19, 2009, 02:33:32 PM
EP Flash: Betting the Family Farm

By Wenonah Lyon.
Read by Elie Hirschman.

It had originally thought the goal was to hit the two small creatures in the distance. They appeared to be identical to the three creatures whom he had joined in the game.

First approximation: separated by some distance, one attempts to down the group ahead of one using one of many metal-tipped sticks (called ‘clubs’) to ‘drive’ a small, hard ball. Those behind would, presumably, be attempting to hit one. So, one dodged and drove.


Rated PG. for frequent golf horror.



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Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 01:23:10 PM
Okay. Neither great nor bad.

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Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 04:23:21 AM
I thought this was pretty fun. I like the thought of the future of the world depending on a golf game. :)



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Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 10:15:37 AM
I thought it was funny that a hustler was the one representing the whole world in the game. Someone tell me who won? I don't get it

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Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 12:39:36 PM
the hustler won. Otherwise, the alien species would have taken over the earth. Instead it left :P



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Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 01:18:57 PM
the hustler won. Otherwise, the alien species would have taken over the earth. Instead it left :P

Not exactly, I think...



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Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 02:46:04 PM
Hmm, that was the impression I had of it, but its been a while since I listened. I'll listen again.

Oh, you're right. The alien won, and the planet was then doomed.
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Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 02:38:04 AM
Hey i just thought of something, does the alien own the Earth privately? He won it in a game of golf so.......

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Reply #8 on: June 01, 2009, 09:57:34 AM
But he was on government business while he was playing the game.  Therefore anything he acquires becomes the property of the government he's working for.



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Reply #9 on: June 01, 2009, 03:17:20 PM
But he was on shore leave of sorts meaning that he had no orders that told him to try and take over the world, let alone win it in golf.

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Reply #10 on: June 01, 2009, 05:51:34 PM
It reminds me of William Tenn's story "Bernie the Faust".  The two are very similar, though with somewhat different outcomes.
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Reply #11 on: June 10, 2009, 12:22:30 AM
This made me giggle something terrible.  I liked the avoidance of 'literal metaphor' jokes and such, it was neat watching how canny the alien was even if our world IS doomed.



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Reply #12 on: January 28, 2010, 05:57:05 PM
Well, higher stakes would definitely make the game more fun to watch!  :)

Legally, I doubt the golf player had any claim on the planet to give it up to the alien.  I mean, I can wager the Golden Gate bridge on a game of poker, but it doesn't mean that the other player actually gets to take it home with him if I lose.