Friday, August 13, 2010

The Assassins' Circle, Kill Thread 2

Assassins' Circle Pub now serving the following patrons:

  1. Betsy (by Meanie)
  2. Jason (by J Steve)
  3. Dusto Magnifico (by Josh S)
  4. Josh S (by Quad)
  5. QuadSevens (by Loney Fan)
  6. Keven C (by Spank RM)
  7. EK (by MLASF)
  8. The Dodgers' 2010 playoff hopes

Remember, he/she who killed you buys your first round. MLASF, I just want a beer. In honor of the would-be prey I never got to stalk, make it a Polar.

For the rest of you, here's the updated circle (number of kills in parenthesis):

And one rule clarification: the last allowable comment is at 3:00pm. 3:01 is too late. And here's the side-conversation thread.

Ok, living: kill away!

Here are the rules

152 comments:

Wicks said...

in?

Meaniebreanie said...

*pokes head out to do some recon*

Josh S. said...

Zombie passing through.

Who buys the drink for the Dodgers' playoff hopes? Broxton? Belisario probably shouldn't be near a bar.

Neeebs said...

FB: Gonna take a chance that Paul won't kill you?

Eric Karros said...

The dead lead a much less stressful life.

Where's my drink, MLASF?

Greg Finley said...

Here Orel Orel Orel!

Orel said...

boom

Eric Karros said...

Josh S - I guess we can't really blame on one guy, but let's go ahead and put it on Broxton.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Domino

Orel said...

AAUGH

Eric Karros said...

Ooh, Finley's taunts are met with a bullet to the forehead!

Josh S. said...

Sweet. Fresh brains.

Greg Finley said...

It was oddly worth it.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Want some pico de gallo to go with dem brains

Neeebs said...

@MB;

Sorry I wasn't so nice this round.

As they say, You're gone like yesterday.

Buy me a drink when I meet up at the Assassin's Bar.

Meaniebreanie said...

@Neeebs - it works the other way around. My bar tab is on you. Beware, I've never been a cheap date. I may be a MSB but I can devinitely hold my own.

Meaniebreanie said...

Oops correction, "definitely". We wouldn't want Dusty to go ballistic.

See you in the afterlife!

Meaniebreanie said...
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Neeebs said...

@MB: No problem. I have a line of credit at the bar that not even RBN can put a dent into.

Josh S. said...

Chain is broken. The thread needs a new initiator. Come on, people! Brains are like Chinese food: An hour later you're hungry again.

Neeebs said...

Kinda interesting that both lower halves of the circle have been destroyed, while both upper halves are relatively intact.

Steve Dittmore said...

I know J Steve is pulling the trigger as I speak, but I'm a sitting duck next week anyway as classes start up. Might as well enjoy my weekend.

J. Steve said...

Sorry...

Loney Fan said...

bang

J. Steve said...

And now... where's Mr C???

Steve Dittmore said...

@J Steve - no worries. Time zones don't work in my favor today.

Readying to go to the bar and put it on the Underhill's tab (or Neebs)

Eric Karros said...

Body count rising. I like it!

Josh S. said...

You gotta watch out for that Loney Fan. He doesn't kill for power, but he drives a lot of bodies into the ground.

J. Steve said...

@ Steve D: I knew I was toast with LF out to get me. And I assume Mr C is staying in hiding with his stalking Venezuelan assassin.

Josh S. said...

Paging Schleprock.

J. Steve said...

Steve D: I thought about staying in hiding until 3 and forgoing the kill just to avoid LF.

MR. F said...

Giants trade for Jose Guillen. McC cries. That's a good sign.

MR. F said...

Oh fuck. Wrong thread.

MR. F said...

This was supposed to be the post-game thread!!!! Argh.

Loney Fan said...

Mr. F, you are the man

MR. F said...

I should start a Giants news blog so I can post Giants news on that blog, and then my chances of accidentally leaving myself open for assassination would decrease dramatically.

MR. F said...

BEN: You can't win, MRLASF. If you strike me down, I shall become more
powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Loney Fan said...

Well, if Mr. C was hiding to avoid Karina things just got even tougher now as she has no fear of being killed.

Eric Karros said...

MLASF is to be feared. I thought I snuck my comment in right at the last second yesterday but he snuck his in after mine.

Actually my fear of him is what saved you yesterday, Mr F.

Karina, as our last standing female assassin, must also be feared. She led in kills at one point last year before being eliminated.

Spank Raving Mad said...

Fear is the Mindkiller

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Ah screw it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

NOW SOMEONE SHIELD ME FROM THE WRATH OF SAX

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MR. F said...

KILL HIM STEVE SAX!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

I LIVE TO KILL AGAIN!!!

MR. F said...

Damn.

MR. F said...

I'm sorry karina. I hope MRLASF doesn't kill you, too. But hopefully you can kill Greg now.

rbnlaw said...

Stupid short attention span.
You live today, Wicks, but I can still see you from the clock tower.

Orel, you are my foe.

rbnlaw said...

@Neeebs 10:02

I accept that challenge.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Orel's dead, rbn. SRM is your foe.

rbnlaw said...

@DB 11:45

Answer sent.

On-Theriot Bound said...

god dammit...no reason to wait now. there's a black wind blowing

rbnlaw said...

Thanks, MLASF. Didn't read down far enough.

FB,
Still owe you a cover.

Dusty Baker said...

"there's a black wind blowing"

Heh...that's a grim picture you paint, OTB. It does feel like Mordor around here.

MR. F said...

I hope that my blunder at least put a smile on somebody's face.

Josh S. said...

NOOOO!

MOAR BRAINZ PLZ!

Wicks said...

Lightning hit my place of business and knocked out my internet just mins before you posted OT Bound....you are very lucky!

Oh and rbnlaw the clock tower will do you no good as I am the leader of the underground......hahahahahahahahaha

Todd Hundley said...

Kill time always happens the moments I step away from the computer. Live for another day, die tomorrow...?

Dusty Baker said...

Or Monday, as the case may be, Todd.

Loney Fan said...

Not sure if my calculations are correct but I believe that the only people left out there who can be assassinated are Sax, Mr. C, and FB.

Dusty Baker said...

Will FB even post? He claimed he was going to be out for awhile (given how PO'd he was about yesterday's debacle).

Spank Raving Mad said...

Marking my territorre for the east side of Brawley Ca. And to add insult to injury, MB you had me if you held your trigger finger steady right now cause I'll be on the road till after 3, hence would have been a sitting duck at this moment

Loney Fan said...

7 seems to be the magic number. Last year there were 7 kills the first day, 7 kills the second. This year there have been 7 kills the first day and 7 so far today.

Dusty Baker said...

@LF

Symmetry with Loney's #, too. Nice.

rbnlaw said...

ah, patience. The curse of the SOSG assassins.

Josh S. said...

Wicks, I think you got him, actually. Those aren't live comments in between.

Dusty Baker said...

I think we're cursed with far more than lack of patience, RBN.

Steve Sax said...

Meetings kept me away from my camouflaged perch for a while there...someone ready to shield me?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Being the initiator, Wicks still gets his kill shot, so Hundley is dead.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Sorry, OTB, not Hundley. OTB is dead.

Dusty Baker said...

But Wicks was stalking OTB, not Hundley, right?

Dusty Baker said...

^ Right, MLASF

Josh S. said...

Yeah, Hundley almost saved his own assassin.

Wicks said...

man, I'm so underground I didn't even know I killed him.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Greg can still jump in and take Sax down.

Just sayin.

Steve Sax said...

Don't start taunting Greg, dudes

Neeebs said...

The great thing about the Assassin's Circle is that it allows us to forget about our collective woes. (And you know what that is.)

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

The dead so far are:

Meaniebreanie
Greg Finley
Orel
Steve Dittmore
J. Steve
Mr. F
On-Bound Theriot

14 dead total.

Dusty Baker said...

@Neeebs

It's my day off, and I've been friggin with Assassin's Circle intrigue all day so far. I've gone to Sbux and done one easy chore, and that's it. I'm pathetic. Thanks, EK!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

GO GREG GO YOU'RE STILL IN THIS

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Mr. C, Karina, Greg, Fred's Brim, and Paul have yet to comment.

Steve Sax said...

Mr LA SF, if he kills me, he's coming for you.

And I'm giving him my dossier with all your info...

On-Theriot Bound said...

since wicks didn't have the requisite mens rea to assassinate me (read: murder), i'm still in right??? ah well...fun while it lasted. body may be viewed lying in state, face down, in the gutter.

Dusty Baker said...

Sure wish KempKershaw were playing.

*takes safety off*

rbnlaw said...

Looking for those x-ray goggles to find Wicks.

Oh, I'll find ye. I will.

On the bright side, the AC Bar now serves breakfast!!

Eric Karros said...

Witching hour 114 minutes away...

Eric Karros said...

Bloody Marys only $3.50!

Dusty Baker said...

What are the odds I sit around here another 113 minutes to see what transpires?

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of Bloodys, anyone else in the area off work and up for a couple cold ones and AC thread watching?

Eric Karros said...

DB - too bad I'm not in the area, otherwise I'd be calling around to find a local bar that's showing AC on the bigscreen.

Josh S. said...

Does the AC bar have Hennessy Ellipse? It's the only thing to wash down brains.

Loney Fan said...

Come on Greg! You call yourself an assassin? Sax is sitting on your doorstep. Maybe if we tie a bow around his neck like a giant assassin present?

Josh S. said...

I predict:

-FB no-shows
-Paul will post just before 3, just in case FB is being sneaky.
-Karina saves Sax and lets Mr. C dangle for the weekend.

Josh S. said...

Wait...I have that Paul/FB stuff backwards.

Dusty Baker said...

No one gets spanked, though, Josh?

Damn. Now I'm left with Mr C dangling imagery.

Eric Karros said...

Just sent Greg an email asking him why he hasn't killed Sax.

Just kidding. That would be considered a Faberuben violation.

Greg is either toying with Sax or sleeping off last night's game.

karina said...

Josh is right.I'm the shield for Sax,after all I'd have dated him in middle school!

Tried to be cold-blooded and hunt for Mr C,but I can't leave Sax sitting alone, unprotected.

Dusty Baker said...

Then you would have broken up with him cruelly in junior high, right Karina?

Loney Fan said...

Looks like Fred's Brimm is the only one left waiting for death.

Eric Karros said...

Karina to the rescue! Be careful to whom you give charity, karina. Sax could soon be your stalker.

Eric Karros said...

My favorite occurrence of the day would have to be Mr F accidentally wandering into the warzone with the innocent intention of sharing NL West news with his fellow Dodger brethren.

Then getting ruthlessly gunned down in a hail of gunfire.

karina said...

Besides, my killer instinct is still on vacation.This morning I cut myself in a freak accident with a tuna can, with one of those thingies to open it easy.I spilled my own blood,even the fridge door.

That stuff happens to sharp killers, right?

Josh S. said...

You know, karina, you didn't HAVE to prove me right.

Eric Karros said...

And, sadly, when I name the above my favorite occurrence of the day, I'm including real-world happenings too.

Dusty Baker said...

@EK

Yeah Mr F was like an innocent child riding his Big Wheels out front who was cruelly caught in rival gang crossfire.

karina said...

@Dusty Baker no, he would have dumped me, to start dating a pretty and popular girl.

karina said...

@Josh it's scary how well you understand me.

Josh S. said...

Yeah, "Oh fuck. Wrong thread." has to make it into next year's quote highlights.

karina said...

I cross fingers if Sax gets to kill me (in the case MR LASF can't), I'll get a painless death.

MR. F said...

I have at least gone through with my pre-assassination prediction of "demonstrating my inability to hurt even a fly."

Eric Karros said...

I would have dated you in middle school too Karina, if only I had graduated elementary school.

Witching hour 70 minutes away...

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

Actually I think you need to kill Sax in a fit of jealousy over that cheerleader skank that Sax dumped you for in junior high. You know they ended up with 8 kids and 3 mortgages on their doublewide trailer, right?

Eric Karros said...

Yeah I was impressed karina saved Sax in spite of the dumping. That's true love.

In other news, it appears there is someone named Maxene Fabe who collaborates often with someone named Ruben Yandoc in the comic book industry.

I discovered that by googling "faberuben."

Mr. Customer said...

Whew, safe for the weekend.

Paul said...

Crap play the ewok music everbody wins.

Once again happy hour gets in the way of me killing someone.

Mr. C was my last hope of drawing FB out early. I can't trust this iPhone down to the wire plus this whole hearing thing that should be called shortly.

Greg said...

poke poke

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Still nothing from FB.

Josh S. said...

C'mon, Brimmy! Defending champs don't get to just flame out!

Greg said...

Man, I'm now more lost than ever. Obviously I didn't get Sax but Dusty didn't get me either or what's going on here?

Josh S. said...

Greg: Dusty's comment at 11;45 shielded MLASF, but rendered him unable to kill you today.

Loney Fan said...

I'm confused Paul, why would Mr. C draw FB out early?

QuadSevens said...

Work blows! I almost completely forgot about my obligation to the AC Bar. Josh S., what drink am I buying you?

Dusty Baker said...

It's gotta be 5 o'clock somewhere (consults globe).

Josh S. said...

@Q7: A Zombie, natch.

Dusty Baker said...

Speaking of zombies and Dodgers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie_Nation_%28band%29

I had NO FUCKING CLUE this was the band/song played at DS after HRs.

*crawls back under rock*

Loney Fan said...

I've been waiting for your drink request as well Quad, and now yours J. Steve.

QuadSevens said...

A Zombie, of course. Very nice Josh S.

Loney Fan, usually I'd go for a good scotch, but recently I've been craving some Rolling Rock.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FB's running out of time.

Loney Fan said...

Ah, the old "33". One ice cold green bottle coming right up.

QuadSevens said...

Thanks. Got it now and ready for any last minute carnage.

Dusty Baker said...

Old Latrobe!

Dusty Baker said...

FB: man of his word

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

FB dies of inactivity. The worst death of all.

Loney Fan said...

8 dead, so much for the rule of 7s in the first two rounds.

Greg said...

josh - thanks for the heads up! So I live to not die another day. W00t

Josh S. said...

R.I.P.F.B.

Paul said...

@Loneyfan

I thought maybe FB was going to post and then Mr. C would shield him. Mr. C was the only one I could remember who was left to comment. Once he did FB had no reason but wait till the last minute which I couldn't do because of work and drinking (in that order)

@Josh
your first prediction was dead on!

Paul said...

Not that Mr. C was in on it but FB knew he had to post as well. Turns out FB didn't care. He had bigger fish to fry.

Josh S. said...

@Paul: Between this and the Delwyn Young homer off Strasburg, I could have a real career in predicting completely irrelevant shit!

Dusty Baker said...

FB is having fish fry? MMMMmmmm....

Dusty Baker said...

I want to kill Greg for not having a photo.

rbnlaw said...

No repeat winner!
I've got a chance to redeem last year.

Steve Sax said...

EK, we go on hiatus for the weekend, right?

Dusty Baker said...

Yep, even killers have to have a weekend off here and there.

Steve Sax said...

Thanks again for the save, karina my love

Eric Karros said...

I have eight killed today:

1. Meanie (by Neeebs)
2. Greg Finley (by Orel)
3. Orel (by Spank)
4. S Dittmore (by J Steve)
5. J Steve (by LF)
6. Mr F (by MLASF)
7. OTB (by Wicks)
8. Fred's Brim

Any discrepancies? Let me know...

Dusty Baker said...

Should be:

Fred's Brim (self-inflicted)

karina said...

It's a pleasure,my darling Sax.

karina said...

One question:if one doesn't show up, does it mean one killed oneself?

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina

That's what I meant by "self-inflicted."

Dusty Baker said...

@Karina and Sax

Get a room!

Dusty Baker said...

Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle, and loot,
Drink up, me 'earties, yo ho.
We kidnap and ravage and don't give a hoot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho.