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May 14, 2008

Anyone for Feely Meely?

Who's got plans Friday night?

Well, I'm having a jolly little get together, and I'd like to invite a few of you, my dear friends, to join me. ...

We'll share a few laughs, have a few cocktails and then settle down for a nice game of Feely Meely.

Yes, Feely Meely.

Haven't heard of it?

Well, let me tell you.

The innovative folks at Milton Bradley came up with this forward-thinking board game back in the day.

It's easy to play -- stick your hand in the box and guess what you're feeling ...

Who's down?

I got the photo and idea from MS poster JMGiordano's new blog I Want That Font. Read it here.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 10:02 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Random stuff


Mine feels like some redhead's intestines!

That reminds me of this:

In a 1994 Kids in the Hall sketch, a game show conducted entirely in an unidentified, probably northern European, language (judging by the audience shots), in which contestants wearing oven mitts feel objects inside boxes and attempt to guess what the items are. Those who fail get a bucket with a frowning face on it put over their heads. The hosts are Valda Kredna (played by Kevin McDonald) and Vanya Schimtz (a woman). In the sketch, Mark McKinney's recurring character, the rather prissy Darill Vosnick who is usually shown speaking English in Toronto, is one of the contestants. The "Nederlander Foot Choir" (a group of people who put wooden shoes on their hands, stick only the shoes out from under a curtain, and clomp in rhythm), are also featured to fill in the time while the contestants examine their objects. Darill beats the old man who was the previous champion, as well as a young boy, to win a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

I found a clip of the KITH game show called Feelyat. HIlarious

I remember this board game fondly

Sounds a fun companion to The Firesign Theatre's "Beat The Reaper" sketch.
Basic premise, you're infected with an illness and from the resulting symtoms, you are quested about what you have. If you answer correctly, you're given the cure or antidote but only if guess correctly.

Would have liked to see how Monty Python would handled it. They did such a good job with a game show based on blackmail.
"No apologises for why you did it, we just want the money"

Monty Python's game show based on blackmail.
The inverse of Wheel of Fortune, progressively more exposing clues are revealed with the amount increasing, until the subject in the home viewing audience calls in to pledge payment to prevent exposure.
"No apologises needed for why you did it, we just want the money"

I have made myself a Feely Meely to play with my grandchildren. An idea my grandson came up with was to give it themes. For instant in OCT. fill it with Halloween items and make your own cards. At Christmas the same thing works. It makes it seem like a new game.

I had this game as a child, and today I was thinking about it, and WOW...what a strange name for a childs game....Made me giggle.

How about a game of "What's in Uncle Pete's Pocket"

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