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Beat Nixon Board Game

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Where is the 2012 version?

Original ad here.

Color scans here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 01, 2012 | Comments (6)
Category: Games, Politics, Strange Candidates, 1970's

Chinlone

Mystical Ball from Brian Olson on Vimeo.



Now that Myanmar seems to be opening up to the outside world, do you think their national sport of Chinlone will sweep the planet? A noncompetitive team endeavor, with no winning or losing? Nah, not likely!

Read about it here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Dec 23, 2011 | Comments (4)
Category: Games, Asia

Amazing miniature golf shot caught on tape

Let's just say this video involves several amazing things. I am giving a screaming man at the end of the video warning.



Keep those cameras rolling!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Sun Jan 23, 2011 | Comments (1)
Category: Games

Grape Escape



A major contributor to youth violence, no doubt, and consequently banned forever! But it would be fun to be able to still buy this today, on Black Friday.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 26, 2010 | Comments (7)
Category: Anthropomorphism, Death, Games, Children, 1990's

Another PES Film



Old-time WU-vies will surely recall the stop-motion video of furniture sex by PES. Here's another neat one, shorter and tamer, since it's an actual commissioned ad.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Aug 21, 2010 | Comments (5)
Category: Games, Advertising, Stop-motion Animation

Metaphysical Scrabble

It's a little long, at 8 minutes, 20 seconds or so (it actually stops before the timer), but it will definitely be your weird moment of the day.

Posted By: Nethie | Date: Wed Aug 04, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Addictions, Eccentrics, Games, Surrealism

Women Can’t Jump

When I think of the Olympics, I rarely consider that each event has both a mens and a womens division. I tend to focus more on the sport itself regardless of who is competing. After all, the Olympics is supposed to encourage the spirit of friendly competition, and not highlight major flaws, such as gender bias. Unfortunately this year's winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, is doing just that. Women ski jumpers have petitioned to join every Winter Olympics since Nagano in 1998, and each time they have been denied by the International Olympics Committee (IOC). So what's the deal? Well, the IOC is sidestepping the issue. They've issued a written statement that reads "Women's Ski Jumping does not reach the necessary technical criteria and as such does not yet warrant a place alongside other Olympic events." Yet female ski jumpers argue the point (read about it here). Lindsey Van, current world record holder for the longest jump, is quick to point out that they meet the necessary criteria. But it may be a long time before we see women flying off the end of a ski jump in front of Olympic judges. IOC member Dick Pound is quoted as saying "If in the meantime you're making all kinds of allegations about the IOC and how it's discriminating on the basis of gender," he warned, "the IOC may say, 'Oh yeah, I remember them. They're the ones that embarrassed us and caused us a lot of trouble in Vancouver, maybe they should wait another four years or eight years.'" Yes, you read that right. He is publicly threatening female ski jumpers to keep them out of the Olympics for years if they persist. So much for the spirit of friendly competition.

Play in the Snow



It's still winter, folks!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Jan 19, 2010 | Comments (2)
Category: Games, Seasonal, Children, Documentaries, 1940's, Weather

What’s The Chances? - 2

Earlier this year we heard of the national lottery that drew the same numbers two weeks running. Now meet the man who has just won a lottery jackpot for the second time!

The unnamed 34 year-old from the Limpopo province of South Africa beat 24 million to one odds to take the country's "PowerBall" draw for 30 million rand ($4 million), just seven years after winning 11 million rand ($1.5 million) from an earlier state lottery system with odds of 14 million to one. His feat is all the more remarkable given he claims to spend only 100 rand ($13) a month on tickets (Telegraph).
Posted By: Dumbfounded | Date: Tue Nov 10, 2009 | Comments (5)
Category: Games, Human Marvels, Money, Synchronicity and Coincidence

Lose/Lose

lose/lose from zach gage on Vimeo.


For a little more information or to download the game check out Stfj.net.
Posted By: mdb777 | Date: Fri Oct 02, 2009 | Comments (2)
Category: Games, Video
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