Let’s Play Zapardy

Mrs. Lion has been threatening Zapardy for a few days now. I think it’s probably time for me to test my trivia knowledge against shocks to my balls. It’s an interesting game. We still haven’t fully worked out the rules of the game. The last time we played, I got no shock if I answered a question correctly. I got one if I didn’t try to answer and two if I got the answer wrong.

The thought was that if I only got shocked for wrong answers, I would simply stop answering questions. What fun is that? So, we instituted the rule that penalized me for not answering. I suppose that is a good solution on one hand. On the other, even I can’t be expected to answer everything.

When we play spankardy, it makes sense to penalize me for not answering. It’s difficult to build up enough swats to give Mrs. Lion a chance to make me yelp. We are tinkering with those rules too. The big difference between the two games is that spankardy swats are handed out after the show goes off the air. Zapardy shocks are given as I play.

Another problem is that if we make the rules too complex, Mrs. Lion will have a hard time working out what to do in each situation. Also, the idea is to zap me as often as possible. Zapping me for being silent is a good way to give me lots of zaps as well as encourage me to answer as many questions as I can. Yup, the current rules make sense. I’ll be strapped into my shock collar at 7:30 tonight.

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