Dice Obsession

I want three-sided dice.

I’m not talking about a d6 with just 1s, 2s and 3s marked on it.  I’m talking about a real three-sided die.  I saw a page a while ago discussing how a cylinder, properly designed, is a three-sided die, but come on.  I don’t think so.  I can’t imagine such a thing would be fair, and even if it was, it’s not as cool looking.

What’s really disappointing is that this seems like something that would be right up the alley of any hobby dice manufacturer.  The concept is not difficult, as best as I can tell, and I’d certainly be first in line to buy a bunch of them.

It’s become a bit of an obsession.  I wonder what it would take to make some myself….

Published in: on July 3, 2008 at 12:51 am  Leave a Comment  
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Two-Faced Females

I am going to assume that nobody’s ever going to read this, and skip any introduction or explanation. If you’ve stumbled upon this page, I apologize, but not too much.

My friends and I were waiting for Ghost Hunters to come on the SciFi channel last night. While we were waiting, we switched over to Comedy Central and watched The Daily Show. On it, there was a clip of Condaleeza Rice, and an interview with Madeline Albright. One of my friends, a female, started ripping into Rice as a liar, manipulative, and “it’s a shame that she had to be the first black female to rise that far” or some such comment. Then she praised Albright as being intelligent, funny, and all around likeable.

This annoys me. I don’t care what my friend’s politics are, but the fact that she’s decided that Rice is evil while Albright is good, despite the fact that they both are intelligent, manipulative, funny, and occasionally dishonest, bothers me.

All politicians talk out of both sides of their mouths.
All politicians will do everything in their power to slime the other side.
All politicians are looking to ensure they stay in power.

Especially coming on the heels of Albright’s outright lies she told a couple of days ago about Clinton being offered binLaden by Sudan, the idea that she’s some sort of saint compared to Rice was just ridiculous.

Anyway, Ghost Hunters was fascinating.

Published in: on May 4, 2006 at 4:34 pm  Leave a Comment  
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