Monday, October 15, 2012


Lines From Songs That Are Fun to Repurpose When You’re Playing Settlers of Catan

“We built this city, we built this city on rock and wheat.” 

“No I’m not selling sheep. I’m not selling sheep.”

“Longest Ro-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oad. Longest Ro-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oad.”

“Because the knight belongs to lovers. Because the knight belongs to me.”

“It’s a brick, house.”

“I told you, I’m in trouble. You know, I’ve got no wood.”

“I’m begging of you please don’t take my land just because you can.”


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Lauren Bans is an editor at GQ.

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polka dots vs stripes

This is the third reference to Settlers in the past few days I've come across, was this weekend National Play Settlers of Catan Weekend and I missed the memo?!


@polka dots vs stripes Yes.


@polka dots vs stripes Every weekend, yes.


How everyone truly wins...@m

fondue with cheddar

Great, now I'll have "We Built This City" stuck in my head for the rest of the day.


@fondue with cheddar (formerly jen325) Seconded.



Oh, this is timely. I played this game recently while very drunk & could not remember the name of it.

oh! valencia

This is the best. I have definitely done the first one.

...And now I really need to play Catan this week.


@oh! valencia Me too! And then someone will undoubtedly mention that building a city on rock and roll is structurally unsound.


@oh! valencia I seriously thought we were the only ones that did this. Although it usually comes out "wheat and stone" though I have no idea why.

Slightly more popular is singing everything to Ponchielli's Dance of the Hours. "Bricky bricky, bricky bricky..."


@oh! valencia
Time for a Catan Pin-Up, yes please?


where should the 2nd link go? it just goes to the main page for me and I neeeed to know what that song is.


@allofthewine I'm pretty sure it's Celebrity Skin by Hole...I'm glad to finally put my short-lived teenage obsession with that album to good use.

Lily Rowan

@nonvolleyball OK, that makes me feel awesome because I got all of the other ones, and don't know that song.


I have said the first one....many times.


Also: The Long and Winding Roooooooooooooooooad


just going to leave this here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfAJnf8DHLk


Last time I played this game I got overexcited and confused and just ended up collecting sheep. I was ultimately elected shepherd of the year though(by sheep including Baanarby and Baarbara). (God why is my life so weird).


@katiethegreat Last time I played, I gleefully uttered the phrase, "All your sheep are belong to me!" They threw things at me. :D

oh! valencia

@katiethegreat "I've got my sheep to keep me warm"


"I'm sorry that you. Seem to be confused. It belongs to me; the ore is mined". Ugh, I'll show myself out.


@brookezilla Nope. You are going to have to show yourself IN...to my heart. This is great.


Or how about: "I got a brand new ore by rolling eight, you got a brand new wheat"


@AGS I am in awe.


Hey I just met you
And this is crazy
But roll the dice now
Resources, maybe?


When I play, the traditional phrase is "I have a lot of wood for sheep." My universe is EXPANDED.


"Isn't it good, norwegian wood?"

"It's log, it's log,
it's big, it's heavy, it's wood!
it's log, it's log,
it's better than bad, it's good!"


My friends and I will always get drunk and say "I'm looking for an illicit encounter with Stanley Two-Brick" whenever one of us needs two brick. But no one ever knows where Stanley Two-Brick is because the brick tiles are always high- or low-numbered and no one gets any within the first 20 turns or so. We always end up using our ports to get the game started in earnest.


@Danzig! STANLEY TWOBRICK! That gets yelled about a million times whenever we play, especially since one of the bricks is a two, and all.


Rollin' in the Wheeeeeat.


My friends and I say "We built this city on wheat and ore". In addition to lots of jokes involving having wood, wanting wood, etc.

oh! valencia

@MoonFlavor "I've got so much wood. I need a sheep."


So I'm ashamed to admit I've never played Settlers of Catan. I really like games, too! I just... I guess I unfairly judged this game because at first I only knew people who were related to me that liked it, and I tend not to trust their judgment on most things. But then people I trust started mentioning it and I really want to play but the opportunity just hasn't presented itself really... there was this one time where I almost played but it was just too hectic and auughh! I need to play it!

Also, this seems like an appropriate place to mention to all Baltimore-area 'Pinners that I host a board game happy hour at the Windup Space last Tuesday of every month. Y'all should come.


"Aw sheep sheep motherf-er, aww sheep sheep (goddamn)!"

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