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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Russian Roulette vs Lutong Blowpipe

Russian Roulette is a potentially lethal game of chance in which participants place a single round in a revolver, spin the cylinder, place the muzzle against their head and pull the trigger. 'Russian' refers to the supposed country of origin of the game and roulette to the element of risk-taking and the spinning of the revolver's cylinder being reminiscent of spinning a roulette wheel.

The form of the game can be as varied as the participants or their motives (displays of bravado, boredom, suicide etc.), but typically a single round is placed in a six-shot revolver resulting in a 1/6 (or approximately 16.67%) chance of the revolver discharging the round. Regardless of any player's position in the shooting sequence, his initial odds are the same as for all other players. The revolver's cylinder can either be spun again to reset the game conditions, or the trigger can be pulled again.

Now you must be wondering what the hell am I musing about Lutong blowpipe.

Come next week, there is these big potentially lethal game going on in Lutong which I and many others are forced to participate in.

Yes, we are forced, arms twisted, blowpipes to our heads ;)

Just like Russian Roulette, there will be 6 maybe just 5 poisonous darts to be blown out of the blowpipe.

You have to choose random but selected targets, make 6 shots, and hope that you strike 1 of your targets.

However, there is some chance of striking out, there is some chance that one of your blowpipes may blow all across the South China Sea, possibly even blow across the Indian and Atlantic ocean.

The difference between these two is that in Lutong Blowpipe game, you actually hope to hit something cause if you miss .... then the darts will go all across the world and hit you at the back of your head with poison that will leave you crippled,leave you in a coma.

But if the poison dart does hit you - while dangerous, just will sting you for a while, you will feel hurt, but you will move on.

Don't be stuck in the moment where you can't get out of it.

Take care and be well.

1 comment:

William said...

hahahaha....have fun!