January 26, 2009
I had a slight lapse of attention watching the wonderful new Swedish film, Let the Right One In. Probably because of this lapse, I got the impression that Oskar, the 12-year-old protagonist, perhaps plays sprouts with his divorced dad. The game in question seemed to me to be a paper and pencil game and there seemed to be a set up procedure by the dad and a choice by Oskar on who would move first. This just after Oskar had beaten his dad in a previous game. The dad said, "I didn't see it coming." Oskar replied, "You never do." This dialogue reminded me of my sprouts results against Roman Khorkov and Aunt Beast.
Whether or not, this film is a splendid work of art. People are loving it even without getting the big picture, which I won't give away here. Not that my guidance is needed. We sprouts players are adept at ferreting out deep strategy.
Okay, this is off point, but is the final Morse code message pibs, a common Goth-scene acronym (people in black), or puss, Swedish for kiss?
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