Hammers: Threat or Menace?
Wednesday, August 05, 2009The game says, "When there's a nail, use a hammer."
The gamers see a nail. They pick up the hammer and smash each other's heads with it.
"Ow!" they say. "Urk!"
"Hammers suck!" they say. "For proof, you need only look at our bleeding scalps!"
"This game sucks, too," they say. "Because it told us to use a stupid hammer. Which hurts us in the head."
The game, second edition, says, "When there's a nail, use a hammer. DON'T BASH YOUR HEAD WITH THE HAMMER."
Hands are crushed instead. Little progress is made.
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