Can you finish these lines?
“One small step for man . . .”
“All of them had hair of gold, like their mother . . .”
“So bye, bye Miss American Pie . . .”
“Away to the window I flew like a flash . . .”
“The fundamental things apply . . .”
In the board game Finish Lines, players compete to finish famous lines from television, movies, literature, music, nursery rhymes, proverbs, and such like. Be the first to correctly finish eleven phrases such as “From the town of Bedrock . . .” or “Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard . . .” or “And I am telling you . . . ” and you win the game.
Courtney gave Finish Lines to Tom for Christmas and we all had a
dysfunctional moment or two lot of fun playing together, like we always do when our family plays games. Seriously, this past Christmas just might have been the Best Holiday Season Of My Entire Life, and it was spending time together, doing things like playing Finish Lines, that made it so.
Over the weekend, we had our friends Joan and Bill over for dinner. After dinner we played Finish Lines with them.
Joan [reading from card]: “Genius is one percent inspiration . . .”
Tom: “ . . . and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Tom [with certainty]: “Einstein.”
Tom [politely feigning doubt]: “Einstein?”
Joan [reviewing card]: “It’s Edison, [pauses for effect] Einstein.”