Friday, November 5, 2010

Things That Cheer Me Up

This is sweet:
Scrabble's sleepy reputation has been overturned as a transsexual in a pink wig and matching PVC dress was crowned UK national champion.
A picture of the lovely Mikki Nicholson at the link. A picture of the board there as well.

9 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Ms Nicholson, who is currently unemployed, said she planned to spend the £1,500 prize money on a trip to Malaysia in December to compete in another Scrabble tournament.

The path to riches has been revealed!
~

J— said...

A picture of the board there as well.

Ha, someone played "ofay."

Substance McGravitas said...

The most recent North American Scrabble dictionary has most of the racist language excised.

Stefan Fatsis wrote a book about players called "Word Freaks" that is really terrific. Angry black man Marlon has to deal with "nigger" being playable.

J— said...

The most recent North American Scrabble dictionary has most of the racist language excised.

I've never played the game more than a few times in my life, but if I did play regularly, I think I would want a complete Merriam-Webster or Oxford as the source.

Stefan Fatsis wrote a book about players called "Word Freaks" that is really terrific.

Thanks, I'll look for that.

Substance McGravitas said...

Arguments about sourcing are a big deal. Kind of an American League vs. National League thing.

Another Kiwi said...

Mikki is indeed gorgeous. I wonder what she wears on her feet?

Substance McGravitas said...

LOAFERS. Bingo!

Smut Clyde said...

Freedom's just another word but the 50-point bonus makes it worthwhile.

NutellaonToast said...

Scrabble has indeed been turned on its head and is now blowing strangers in the bathroom. Damn deviants ruin everything.