November 21, 2008 - kenshinjeff
Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard! n The Big Bang Theory!
One has got to love CBS’ The Big Bang Theory. Sure, it’s for geeks, by geeks, and there’s a whole ton of geeky stuff, but it really is very witty, up to date, and you can always learn something new on each episode! Of course, if you already know everything that’s mentioned, erm, well, you geek.
Here’s the official “About” from CBS:
Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists, the kind of “beautiful minds” that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people, especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon, Leonard’s roommate, is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends, fellow CalTech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However, Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities… including love.
Well so, here are some quotes to get you started:
Leonard: We need to widen our circle.
Sheldon: I have a very wide circle. I have 212 friends on myspace.
Leonard: Yes, and you’ve never met one of them.
Sheldon: That’s the beauty of it.
Penny: I’m a Sagittarius, which probably tells you way more than you need to know.
Sheldon: Yes, it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality.
Penny: (puzzled) Participate in the what?
Sheldon: This car weighs, let’s say, 4,000 pounds. Now add 140 for me, 120 for you…
Sheldon: Oh, I’m sorry. Did I insult you? Is your body mass somehow tied into your self worth?
Howard: There are pitfalls, trust me, I know. When it comes to sexual harassment law I’m bit of a self taught expert.
Leonard: Look Howard if I were to ask Leslie Winkle out it would just be for dinner. I’m not gonna walk into the lab, ask her to strip naked and dance for me.
Howard: Oh, then you’re probably OK.
(Leonard as to he and Penny’s future)
Leonard: Our kids will be smart and beautiful.
Sheldon: Not to mention imaginary
Leonard: I’m a male, and she’s a female.
Sheldon: But not of the same species.
(Penny playing Halo for the first time)
Penny: Hey, if you guys need a fourth, I’ll play.
Leonard: Great idea!
Sheldon: Uh, no. The wheel was a great idea. Relativity was a great idea. This is a notion, and a rather sucky one at that.
Sheldon: Why? Oho, Penny, Penny, Penny.
Penny: Oho, what, what, what?
Sheldon: (as Penny picks up the controller) This is a complex battle simulation with a steep learning curve. There are a myriad of weapons, vehicles, and strategies to master, and not to mention an extremely intricate back story.
Penny: (explosion from the TV) Oh, cool! Whose head did I just blow off?
Sheldon: I don’t know how, but she is cheating! Nobody can be that attractive and this good at a videogame.
So I got to learn about this variant on rock paper scissors while watching the show. You gotta watch sheldon when says the lines, it’s hilarious I tell you.
Generally, when you know someone well enough, 75-80% of any Rock Paper Scissors (RPS) games you play with that person ends up in a tie. Rock Paper Scissors Spock Lizard (RPSSL) is a slight variation that reduces that probability.
You have to say it all in one breath with the hand signs to have the effect when you’re explaining the rules of the game. *geeky snigger*
Scissors cuts Paper
Paper covers Rock
Rock crushes Lizard
Lizard poisons Spock
Spock smashes Scissors
Scissors decapitates Lizard
Lizard eats Paper
Paper disproves Spock
Spock vaporizes Rock,
And finally Rock crushes Scissors
Images ripped from: http://www.samkass.com/theories/RPSSL.html