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Old August 25 2012, 06:31 AM   #1
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The Poker Table

Now that's a game I would never join in. Consider who the opponents might be:
  • Data, who could memorize the positions and order of the cards
  • LaForge, who could see through the cards
  • Troi, who could tell empathically whether or nor you're bluffing
  • Worf, who could easily commit violence if he loses
I'm sitting out this one, folks!
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Old August 25 2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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Re: The Poker Table

alpha_leonis wrote: View Post
Now that's a game I would never join in. Consider who the opponents might be:
  • Data, who could memorize the positions and order of the cards
  • LaForge, who could see through the cards
  • Troi, who could tell empathically whether or nor you're bluffing
  • Worf, who could easily commit violence if he loses
I'm sitting out this one, folks!
Yet all of them routinely lose to Riker despite these advantages.
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Old August 25 2012, 09:29 AM   #3
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Re: The Poker Table

Bah, if anything, that's a room full of pigeons to be plucked. None of them will cheat even though they could, & Riker knows Worf & Troi too well to let that get in his way. I bet the only competition he ever gets is from Beverly

What they need is Ro, Picard & Guinan in that game & Riker would suck lemons a hell of a lot more, & O'Brien. I wished he'd have shown up for more than one game
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Old August 25 2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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alpha_leonis wrote: View Post
  • LaForge, who could see through the cards
Don't forget that classic of television Up The Long Ladder establishing he call tell if you're lying or not.
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Old August 25 2012, 11:17 AM   #5
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Re: The Poker Table

No, please.. lets forget that.
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Old August 26 2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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No, please.. lets forget that.
The writers sure did because people lied to Geordi all the time and he never noticed.
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Old September 4 2012, 12:44 AM   #7
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Yeah, you'd think Geordi would've use his superhuman abilities more often. At least to impress the ladies. He might have left Dr. Leah Brahms alone then. Or, maybe not.
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Old September 4 2012, 05:52 PM   #8
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Yeah, you'd think Geordi would've use his superhuman abilities more often. At least to impress the ladies. He might have left Dr. Leah Brahms alone then. Or, maybe not.
Well at least she let him play with her milkjugs in the alternate future.
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Old September 4 2012, 06:00 PM   #9
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Go Go L wrote: View Post
Yeah, you'd think Geordi would've use his superhuman abilities more often. At least to impress the ladies. He might have left Dr. Leah Brahms alone then. Or, maybe not.
Well at least she let him play with her milkjugs in the alternate future.
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Old September 5 2012, 01:09 AM   #10
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Yeah, you'd think Geordi would've use his superhuman abilities more often. At least to impress the ladies. He might have left Dr. Leah Brahms alone then. Or, maybe not.
Well at least she let him play with her milkjugs in the alternate future.
Sorry, all that "you soured the MILK!" talk between them got me thinking. I'm a bad person.
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Old September 5 2012, 02:09 AM   #11
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It could have been worse. Q could have been one of the opponents, and he WOULD cheat.
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Old September 5 2012, 06:00 AM   #12
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alpha_leonis wrote: View Post
  • LaForge, who could see through the cards
Don't forget that classic of television Up The Long Ladder establishing he call tell if you're lying or not.

Only if you're a bad Liar, which Riker isn't. So it's no wonder he still wipes the floor with Geordi at poker.
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Old September 5 2012, 07:50 AM   #13
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Re: The Poker Table

Riker has the kind of charisma where he could tell you that shit soup tasted like rainbow sherbet and you'd be likely to believe him.

Not that I've, you know, done that or anything...
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Old September 6 2012, 04:58 AM   #14
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Riker has the kind of charisma where he could tell you that shit soup tasted like rainbow sherbet and you'd be likely to believe him.

Not that I've, you know, done that or anything...
Yes, he's almost bill clinton-esque.

Whenever Troi calls him "bill" in first season I think of slick willy.
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Old September 8 2012, 12:35 PM   #15
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Riker has the kind of charisma where he could tell you that shit soup tasted like rainbow sherbet and you'd be likely to believe him.

Not that I've, you know, done that or anything...
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