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smoothgrh
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December 17th, 2019 at 1:42:39 PM permalink
In the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “The Royale,” the Enterprise away team discovers the remains of an American astronaut who was marooned on a distant planet. Fortunately, powerful intelligent beings constructed a way for the human to live out his natural life by re-creating a casino based on a dime store novel called “Hotel Royale.” This person had access to room service, including a 24-hour kitchen, and the casino downstairs. (And likely no resort fees.) According to Commander Riker, he appeared to die in his sleep.

The question for the poll is: would you want to die alone in a casino?
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December 17th, 2019 at 1:58:42 PM permalink
Commander Data was king of all DI's in that episode! I bet there were all kinds of AP opportunities in that place.

But no, I don't think I would want to die alone in a casino in that, or any other scenario.
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:08:15 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh



The question for the poll is: would you want to die alone in a casino?

Am I missing something? Is there anybody that would actually want to die alone in a casino?
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♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
smoothgrh
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:14:03 PM permalink
I liked how Data kept the dice in one hand the entire time. No casino rules were broken—aside from the dealers letting Data roll again at the behest of their resident high roller after Data 7ed-out.

I'm sure nobody ever compared this episode to 2001: A Space Odyssey, but I feel like Col. Richey's fate mirrors the bedroom scene at the end of 2001. So at least there's a casino to live out one's life!
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:14:20 PM permalink
If I was in that exact specific situation, I can think of plenty of worse ways to die.

I'd rather be stuck in some alien casino than die in a space capsule somewhere in deep space after running out of oxygen.
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:15:28 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

I liked how Data kept the dice in one hand the entire time. No casino rules were broken—



He blew on the dice, and let the Texan's girlfriend blow on them, too... Pretty sure that's against the rules.
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:34:50 PM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

If I was in that exact specific situation, I can think of plenty of worse ways to die.

I'd rather be stuck in some alien casino than die in a space capsule somewhere in deep space after running out of oxygen.




I vaguely remember something like that in the original Planet of the Apes. Right at the beginning. Gosh, I can't believe how long ago that was. I was just a kid when that movie came out.
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:38:42 PM permalink
I have no siblings or descendants or girlfriend. I am quite sure that i will die alone. If im doing something i enjoy like mountain biking. Thats better than dying alone at home I guess.

By the way. Casinos have lots of amenities. Im sure they have emergency ambassadors for this situation
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December 17th, 2019 at 2:43:38 PM permalink
Quote: jjjoooggg

I have no siblings or descendants or girlfriend. I am quite sure that i will die alone. If im doing something i enjoy like mountain biking. Thats better than dying alone at home I guess.

By the way. Casinos have lots of amenities. Im sure they have emergency ambassadors for this situation




Sounds like my situation. I worry about dying before my cats. Who will treat them as well as I do?
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December 17th, 2019 at 3:18:42 PM permalink
It doesn't really matter where you are...we all die alone.
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