Rock, Paper, Scissor, Lizard, Spock
I must be the only nerd on the planet who hadn’t heard about the expansion of the traditional rock/paper/scissors game (to reduce the probability that you’ll end up in a tie 80% of the time). Oh, I’d known about USARPS and the World RPS Championship. (I knew about them because of a seriously cool series of posters for one of them at a local bookstore a couple of years back. I’d looked everywhere online, trying to find that particular poster to hang in my office. Found some posters, but never that particular series.)
So when I saw the clip from the newest episode of The Big Bang Theory, I was ROTFL:
Casey Lynn has a good post about it over at Geeks Are Sexy.
The breakdown is thus:
Scissors cut paper.
Paper covers rock.
Rock crushes scissors.
That’s where the traditional game ends. The expansion adds:
Lizard eats paper.
Rock crushes lizard.
Paper disproves Spock.
Spock vaporizes rock.
Awesome. I’m so totally whipping this out on some unsuspecting non-geek sometime. Maybe my sister. She’s already contemplating an intervention for me for my Star Trek action figures purchases off of eBay.