Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Space Cucumbers

Some of you from the Lowell years may remember a game we used to play on the playground. I don't remember all of the specifics, but it was an epic saga in which we played a crew of valiant space-exploring/evil-fighting cucumbers.

Our foes were the monstrous pickles, who had some sort of pickling-rays, which they could use to turn cucumbers to the dark side (well, the slightly-darker-shade-of-green side anyway). We played this game for many weeks, picking the story back up during each recess. I guess maybe this was our D & D?

Anyway, there was an inspiration for this post other than the general awesomeness of this space saga. This shirt was just released on Threadless today:

I suggest you buy one.

Oh, and if any of you think acting out a months-long story arc in which you play space-exploring cucumbers is in any way weird: you are sadly mistaken.

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At 11:33 AM, June 13, 2006, Blogger keuber said...

so THIS is how sam walker spends his summer.


WV: hyukesvp

At 11:36 AM, June 13, 2006, Blogger constant_k said...

I remember I was a cucumber commando who had been winged by a pickle beam. One of my arms was a pickle, so I could use it like a club.

I also recall sketching out the pickle fortress planet and plotting our infiltration.

At 12:21 PM, June 13, 2006, Blogger The_Janitor said...

i don't recall any of this, only 4-wedge, 4 square and check.

At 7:58 PM, June 14, 2006, Blogger Sherlock said...

I'm pretty sure I was with Kurt playing 4-square most of the time, but I do remember something about evil cucumbers.

At 10:35 PM, June 15, 2006, Blogger Houley said...

you guys were obviously way cooler than us. we just played lame games like football and four square.


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