The Rope is a pastime between Liam Tullett and Tim Howe. It involves passing around a segmentation of twine along with the line, "talking about ..., do you want some rope" and it is so ridiculous a) because the ... can be anything, even hopscotch or Judaism. However, many people with good senses of humour enjoyed the joke and the irritation it caused, and were angered when the rope was destroyed.
Sadly, Liam and Tim have taken evil into their own malicious hands and replace the rope with things like grass and other stuff like that. However, this has since stopped after Brad Davison threatened violence.