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Old 19th Dec 2006, 20:38   #1
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There's a proper name for this game but I forget it. Scott Pack on his blog recently started a spate of cultural confessions: the game where you admit to never having done something everyone is 'supposed' to have done. It needn't be cultural, I suppose, but it helps. For example Pack admitted to never having read any Jane Austen or Shakespeare...

Your turn. After an undetermined period the most shameful confession will win a non-existent prize.

I have never... seen a Star Wars movie (all the way through).
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...stolen a traffic cone.
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I have never... seen a Star Wars movie (all the way through).


Nor me ... and you know what? I don't care!

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...liked milk chocolate.
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There's a proper name for this game but I forget it.
In David Lodge's Changing Places this game is known as Humiliation. An American academic rather rashly admits to not having read Hamlet... and it costs him his tenure...
There's a humorous variation, called Deprivation, I think, in Jonathan Coe's The Closed Circle.
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...read (or at least finished) a Charles Dickens novel.
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We used to play this as a drinking game at Uni, simply called I have Never.... Only one rule: while you think, drink!

I was thinking about Dickens, but I've just done that... um.... thinking.... drinking.... getting drunker...
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I have never driven a car without a white-knuckled BSM instructor or examiner next to me...
...enjoyed any film involving trolls or fantasy figures as an adult....
...knowingly eaten bread with butter or margarine
...read any pre 19th Century classic of my own volition since the age of 21...


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...knowingly eaten bread with butter or margarine
Now that is an odd one!
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I don't like bread with butter or margerine either.
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