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Chrononautic Exxon
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Tasks / Yabadabadoo

Make and use a stone tool. Neither the tool nor its method of construction need be traditional.

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25 points
Level 2
In the zone of: Chrononautic Exxon
Created by Loki

Terms: primitive, lokimadeit

5 completed :: 12 in progress
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posted by Absurdum on October 31st, 2008 6:29 AM


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posted by Dopey on November 5th, 2008 7:41 PM


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posted by Levitating Potato on November 5th, 2008 8:24 PM

I made a tool out of wood for a task...

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posted by teucer on November 5th, 2008 8:29 PM

Should we take this as meaning you have wood for tasking?

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posted by JJason Recognition on November 5th, 2008 11:18 PM

I don't have any tasking.

But I've got some sheep. You want some sheep?

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posted by Optical Dave on November 6th, 2008 9:10 AM

Does offering people sheep for wood ever actually work if that person has been awake for more than ten minutes? It definitely did below that, but never has for me otherwise.

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posted by Morte on November 6th, 2008 9:15 AM

It only works when playing Settlers of Cattan. Ah, the many deals I have made with sheep for wood.

Ok, the double entendres of that sentence just buried me a little....

But I always ended up with too many sheep and not enough wood.

Lord, there's just no way to say any of this without sounding dirty.


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posted by Dopey on November 6th, 2008 9:34 AM

There's nothing wrong with wanting a little more wood.

Did you ever try shaving your sheep and trading your wool for wood?

Then you can spank your bare sheep with the wood.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 6th, 2008 10:21 AM

I like to lightly slap the belly of freshly shorn sheep. It makes a great sound and the sheep seem to get a kick out of it.

*smep smep smep!*

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posted by Dopey on November 6th, 2008 10:47 AM

Have someone do the same to you. Oh yeah you may giggle, but is it delightful? it?

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posted by Amoeba Man on November 8th, 2008 9:18 AM

This conversation has gone to a weird, although by no means unpleasant, place.

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 12th, 2008 7:54 AM

Yes, Dopey. It actually is.

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posted by susy derkins on November 12th, 2008 11:06 AM

Freshly shorn, sir?

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posted by Jellybean of Thark on November 12th, 2008 2:02 PM

No good if it's prickly.

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posted by teucer on November 6th, 2008 10:52 AM

Morte, the trick there is to declare that you have too many sheep and want to know if anybody wishes to trade you some of their "lumber."

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posted by Dopey on November 6th, 2008 12:49 PM

watch where you stick your lumber.

There is a right way to pop the question... +6
posted by Sockpuppet Utility on November 6th, 2008 10:45 PM

and then there is the great way to pop the question: ericbirthdayaug70693.jpg

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posted by Morte on November 7th, 2008 7:11 AM

Oh my Gods, I almost choked when I saw this. You are the coolest person evar. EVAR!!! Can I snake this picture? Please?

Dear Morte, I've never heard that animal used that way before. Love, Inky
posted by Ink Tea on November 8th, 2008 11:07 PM

Snake! Oh, it's a snake!

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posted by Morte on November 10th, 2008 9:33 AM

Old slang for sneakily stealing something, or quietly getting away from/with something. Regional slang, I guess. Never heard anyone except people from my hometown use it.

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posted by Mr Everyday on November 10th, 2008 6:49 PM

I've heard "snake" used like that here in NZ, and also in Victorian (or possibly early Edwardian) novels (where it's used by "street toughs"). I'd give you a reference, but I read so many of the damn things I can't remember where EXACTLY I saw it...

I'm still trying to introduce the word "Obscure" in this context, and it's working to some extent, which is funny, because it's far enough off the usual meaning that I can trace that it's my fault when people use it...

A Ballade of Burial, by Rudyard Kipling
posted by Burn Unit on November 10th, 2008 9:15 PM

After that - your work is done.
Recollect, a Padre must.
Mourn the dead departed one
Throw the ashes, and the dust.
Don't go down at once - I trust
You will find excuse to 'snake
Three days' casual on the bust,' -
Get your fun for old sake's sake.

Yes, of course I looked it up. No, I'd never heard snake used in that way before either.

Inky, this inverting the subject and body of your message idea, I love it. It's only right that we see the headings first. +3
posted by Burn Unit on November 10th, 2008 9:18 PM

Oh, and one other thing.

"Snake" has been used in my (and my friends') vernacular to mean steal for as long as I can remember.
posted by Lincøln on November 10th, 2008 11:18 PM


posted by Morte on February 13th, 2009 12:00 PM

So I'm not just a lone weirdo?

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posted by Lincøln on February 13th, 2009 12:14 PM

You're a weirdo alright, but not alone.


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Yabadabadoo by Scooter Vagabond December 5th, 2008 9:07 PM

I Have an Enormous Stone Tool This seemed like a fun task, but pretty much immedietely I ran into a problem: it's impossible to find rocks laying around in the city! Feeling particularly metrosexual, I bought a bag of polished rocks at the japanes...

25 + 55 points :: 25 comments :: 16 votes
Yabadabadoo by Mr Everyday November 11th, 2008 11:12 PM

Well, I went off down the river today. The actual purpose of the exercise was to find gooseberry plants to stea... I mean liberate for my own garden, and also to harvest later in summer. Also, I was gathering rocks for another task... All about rocks...

25 + 49 points :: 6 comments :: 17 votes
Yabadabadoo by Cookie January 17th, 2009 2:12 AM

My chosen stone is chalk. Wikipedia Chalk and you will find a picture of "The Needles". ( Walk west from where I work for 3 miles along the coast and you will see these rocks for real. The stone is everywhere her...

25 + 27 points :: 7 comments :: 7 votes
Yabadabadoo by The Beekeeper December 4th, 2010 4:32 AM

Used a stone and clay mixture to make a mold for making beads. It is a traditional method used in the Eastern region of Ghana so despite this task specifically mention the unnecessity of tradition my task happens to be. Essentially you take a sto...

25 + 23 points :: 0 comments :: 5 votes
Yabadabadoo by Mr. Hollywood January 12th, 2009 11:37 PM

Yabadabadoo! Okay, so cavemen didn't have shoelaces or hand saws but I'd say I did a pretty good job.

25 + 19 points :: 3 comments :: 6 votes