Monday, February 16, 2009

Today Is Speculative Game Day--Feel Free to Join In...

...and challenge your friends and family to The Opposites Game!

The goal is to identify the opposite (in every respect) of what is given.

For starters: The opposite of a confession is an alibi. (Well, that's not quite right, but it might be in the neighborhood.)

The opposite of zero might be either zero or infinity--even though (or perhaps because) infinity apparently comes in various sizes.

The opposite of a diamond might be a dust cloud--compression/density, positive value, and brightness vs. diffusion, negative value, obscurity.

The people who claim that there are no true opposites may very well be correct. The point of the game is merely creative speculation as players dispute/fine-tune their responses.

What is the opposite of a gargoyle? A supermodel?

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