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Human Craps

This is a crap idea. Move on.
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When I was a kid, my neighbour built a 4' hollow wooden cube with holes on several of the sides.

Each of us would, in turn, dutifully climb in, and then he would roll us down the hill. As we risked broken limbs etc., we laughed until we wet our pants.

*Sigh*

Such irresponsible behaviour isn't tolerated these days.

So, in a pathetic attempt to revive the sport, I introduce "Human Craps".

The philosophy is simple. It's just like craps, but on a grander scale, and downhill.

Two volunteers climb into their respective 'dice', and then several strong men set the dice on their way. People bet on the outcome just as they do in the normal game of 'craps'.

Nothing is different, except that two people eventually climb out of the dice with big grins on their faces and big wet stains on their trousers.

jtp, Mar 12 2008

Roll da bones http://www.hersheys...s/costumes/dice.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Mar 13 2008]

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       I've seen something very similar in a current TV advert for some online (?) gambling thing. Two guys climb into giant dice with their heads forming one of the pips, and roll down a hill into a wall. I'll go ogle.   

       [EDIT - Can't find the ad on Google. I may have dreamt it after too much cheese. Anyone else? I think it's one of a series of ads.]
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 12 2008
  

       Just to clarify - the holes way back when weren't meant to signify the dots on the dice. They were much bigger, and facilitated our climbing in. Or falling out. Not sure which.
jtp, Mar 12 2008
  

       [Max] - Sounds like a 118 ad
jtp, Mar 12 2008
  

       mmmm cheese
jtp, Mar 12 2008
  

       You mean the 118-118 directory enquiries? Maybe - but I don't think so. I'm sure it was for some gambling-related site (or maybe TV programme). But in any event, [+].
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 12 2008
  

       btw we always seem to be on the HB at the same time. You an insomniac as well?
jtp, Mar 12 2008
  

       Not quite. But I work until 11, so if I want to get any serious drinking time I need to stay up late.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 12 2008
  

       Seems like a fun game, but I vote this the "Most Easy To Misinterpret Halfbaked Idea Title Ever".
qt75rx1, Mar 13 2008
  

       Perfect for "reality" tv. [-]
nuclear hobo, Mar 13 2008
  

       Perhaps you could do it in conjunction with a cheese-rolling festival.
neuro, Mar 13 2008
  

       A fun idea, but a serious marketing problem. How about "Human Yahtzee" instead?
stoaty, Mar 13 2008
  

       Hey! These dice are loaded!   

       Mmm, finally a gambling scheme where the participants can try to alter the outcomes.
ye_river_xiv, Mar 13 2008
  
      
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