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[casi] Saddam's Games

As Mika recently posted, Straw recently made reference to game playing by
Saddam Hussein. As a teacher, always on the lookout for ways to stimulate my
charges, it made me wonder how to explain this game to any other people who
might care to play. I think it might go a bit like this:

1. Split up into two sides. Put all the big, strong people on one side and
then all the young, weaker people on the other. Make sure that the big
strong side have lots of things like sticks, baseball bats, stones etc.Give
the weak side a leader who, in other circumstances, you might expect to find
on the Strong Side.

2. The big strong side threatens to beat the little weak side to death. It
also threatens to go to their houses and beat their families and friends to
death. It even threatens to beat their pet tortoises, cats and dogs to

3a. The weak side hands over its pocket money and all answers to the
homework. If this happens, the Big Strong Side should point out that this is
only a game. The Little Weak Side need to be threatened with being beaten
into a bloody pulp, because it makes the game work.


3b. The weak side points out that it hasn't actually been given any pocket
money and that the teacher has already collected the homework. The Big
Strong Side is then allowed to beat the living sh*t out of the youngsters
and thier friends and families. Presumably, they would argue that the Little
Weak Things refused to play the game.

4. Repeat ad nauseam.

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