Friday, October 19, 2012

Paper, Scissors, Rock

That guessing game (which is good for deciding on who will clean up after a party, say) is an example of a non-transitive relationship.  Aren't you glad to learn that?

It can also be used as a source for fun thoughts:

Except that fun games shouldn't be subjected to such scrutiny.  We can't even be bothered to subject political claims to any real scrutiny!

I always try to play random in that game because most people think the opponent does not.  And I hardly ever had to do the worst kind of cleaning after parties*...  Though I usually help out, of course, being a kind-hearted goddess who also cares about her pristine reputation.
*In two wins out of three games, mind you.