Roswell helped out, of course
after it became obvious that trillian_stars was going to slaughter me, Roswell turned away rather than watch my pathetic scores.
I realized lately that the way to bluff your way through a conversation with any science fiction author is simply to have a working knowledge of George Macdonald Frasier's Flashman novels, so trillian_stars has been reading the first one to me while we lay in front of the fireplace. Roswell again helped out....
Good luck to everybody in Washington DC this morning. Hug the person next to you for shared bodily warmth.