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All Your Jenga are Belong to Us

September 6, 2006

Karen Blixen went to Africa, and she came back with a fancy-schmance pen name (Isak Dinesen) and the classic book Out of Africa. Leslie Scott went to Africa, and she came back with Jenga.

“I think we know which one’s had the greater cultural significance,” says Orange Bear.

Orange Bear may love Jenga, the the grandest block-building game of them all, but his lack of an opposable thumb has proven to be his downfall, so to speak.

His record against Mr. Crumpet? Yep, the big Oh-fer.

Countless winless games later: Orange Bear, holding his breath, studies the precarious perch of blocks. Slowly, steadily, his furry paw closes in on a wooden block. (“An auspicious shade,” he thinks.)

Mr. Crumpet’s eyes widen…

“Jenga!” shouts Mr. Crumpet with delight as the blocks go tumbling down.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kate permalink
    July 29, 2009 11:17 pm

    Out of Africa, an all-time favorite movie. Jenga–not so much. And I don’t even have the lack-of-opposable thumb excuse.

    • August 15, 2009 1:08 pm

      Indeed! The movie Out of Africa is very popular in the Crumpet household. “I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills…”

      Orange Bear would like to point out, for the record, that he puts Jenga ahead of OoA. (But then his attention span needs some work.)

      “Hey, I can read, you know.”

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