Ready to relieve ’em of a sou or two
Watering the wine, making up the weight
Pickin’ up their knick-knacks when they can’t see straight
Everybody loves a landlord
Everybody’s bosom friend
I do whatever pleases
Jesus! Won’t I bleed ’em in the end!
With Les Miserables set to hit movie theaters on Christmas Day, consummate host Dan Burgess dialed up his best Thenardier impression in Game No. 199, played today at his home in Downers Grove. With one hand, he served us beer, and the other, he picked our pockets en route to a 10-center board top as Turkey.
The game ended by draw vote in Spring 1909 in the following center counts:
England (Jim O’Kelley): 8; 23.881 points.
France (Don Glass): 2; 1.493 points.
Germany (Brad Harrington): 8; 23.881 points.
Italy (Amanda Baumgartner): 0; 0.000 points.
Russia (Ted McClelland): 6; 13.433 points.
Turkey (Dan Burgess): 10; 37.313 points.
Check out the supply center chart here.
Next up for the Weasels is our 200th game, set for Dec. 18 at the Red Lion. The first board is full, but we’re working on a second, so sign up! In the meantime, let’s hear from the players, and also from John Gramila, whose absence forced the host into the starring role.