CHICAGO—Calling it the most valuable decision he will ever make, the parents of local 20-year-old Patrick Tobin reportedly advised their son this week to fully devote himself to pursuing an improv comedy education.
Gandhi has been historically the most aggressive character in Civilization due to an original bug in the first game that caused him to go all-out once he reaches democracy. They just kept the thing going ever since.
Gandhi’s AI in the original game had its aggression set to the absolute minimum (0 on a scale of 0 to 10). Adopting democracy lowers an AI civ’s aggression by 2 points, so when someone who is fully peaceful loses two points of aggression, they should still be nice and polite, right?
Except this is an old DOS game, and so computer math is in place. What actually happened was that Gandhi’s aggression level ticked backwards two steps, from 0 to 255. On a scale of 0 to 10, Gandhi is now 255 points of pure nuclear rage.
I just learned about the existence of the movie The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island. It’s available in its entirety on YouTube, but if you don’t have an hour and a half to spare, just watch the first minute and a half for the opening theme and extended credits.