Roasted Nincompoop

Rump Roasted

At the risk of appearing to be a geek* I will tell the story about Game Day, and the royal beating my wife gave my ego.

It all started fairly recently. Sometimes on a weekend Mrs. J will do her own thing, leaving me to my own devices.

So what I decided to do was have some friends over to play games on my Nintendo Gamecube.

Now, I can practically hear the eyes rolling in the audience, but let me state my case: It’s a great excuse to get together with friends in the winter (and rainy days), share some food, some beers and just relieve stress without anyone getting hurt**.

This previous gameday saw some new games, some new faces***, and good times in general

Towards the end of the day we started playing Soul Calibur. I’ll openly admit that after Shatton mopped the floor with us in Mortal Kombat: Deception, I was looking for some sweet payback.

So I continued to win, much to the chagrin of my fellow gamers.

Just before the final few guys left, Mrs. J, in an act of mercy, asked one of the boys for a controller, and promptly kicked my ass with her favourite character.

Mrs. Hai-Kuul? Winner.

Jorge? Humbled. Again.

Journey of the Nincompoop

I recently learned a neat fact about the theme song to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It was a fact that I thought no one knew.

I told a few people about it, and they were just as surprised as I was.

One evening, I showed Mrs. J the beginning sequence to the movie…

Jorge: I want you to guess which band wrote this music.
Mrs. J: Okay.
Jorge: Seriously. You’ll never get it
Mrs. J: Umm…
Jorge: I’ll even give you a hint. This song was on their debut album.
Mrs. J: Hmm…
Jorge: If you guess this I will give you a thousand dollars.
Mrs. J: [A few seconds pass.] The Eagles?
Jorge: [Jaw drops.] I don’t believe it.

She guessed the damned thing right off the mark. Thank goodness I decided to do a double-or-nothing bet on the name of the song****. I don’t have that kind of money.

* – Or more appropriately, even more of a geek.
** – At least, not physically.
*** – Old friends. But their first time at Game Day.
**** – Journey of the Sorcerer

10 Responses

  1. Double or nothing bets after someone else wins are just a wuss’s way of getting out of it. You owe Mrs. J $1000.

    I’m sure she’d let you pay it off in non-monetary forms of compensation.


    (With that thought in mind, I think I need to start making some bets. I wonder if I know any gamblers?)

  2. Your wife sounds like an interesting woman.
    It sounds like she keeps you in your place, which is a good thing.

  3. I’m still bitter about the thousand bucks. And no, non-monetary forms are not welcome!!!!


    But I’ll get over it. The sweet satisfaction of seeing Jorge’s disbelieving face was well worth it.

  4. Mrs. J in actuallity is a spy who really knows all forms of martial arts and warfare stragedy. I know this because of the fact….wait a minute…I hear something coming up the hallway…it’s sounds like footsteps…No, No I wasn’t telling them anything I swear Mrs…..ARRRRRGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!

  5. I’ve been replaced by a David! What the hell? I’ll need to use my nickname from now on. Going forward, everyone is to refer to me as Thor.

  6. Is that because of your huge hammer? Or the wings you wear on your head?

  7. Thor is an airborne lidar instrument designed to measure the thickness and internal structure of highly scattering media such as thick clouds, snow, or sea ice. It is a multi-view lidar system: It emits short laser pulses and observes both the spatial and temporal characteristics of the pulses spreading inside the probed media.

    Setup of typical THOR cloud observations

    THOR sends short green laser pulses into the cloud and counts the photons that return directly from the illuminated spot and from seven concentric circles surrounding it.


    Cloud thickness retrievals have been validated during flights over stratus clouds in Oklahoma.
    Snow and sea ice thickness retrievals are expected once planned upgrades will allow THOR to resolve the small bright halos that surround the illuminated spot in snow and sea ice.

  8. Or a former body builder turned heavy metal rocker dude

  9. Hey,

    cool space. I think the last time I visited you were on MSN spaces. As for your comment re: internet dating a lot of what you said is true. The net has pretty much replaced writing letters (though I still do write letters) and I guess I just need to go into this with an open mind and not so many preconceptions 😀 Have a good one and here’s hoping your wife beats you some more at these games. 😀

  10. Mrs. Jorge Rules. She makes wives everywhere proud with how much she rocks.

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