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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

. . . the darndest things (#2)

Today while we were going over a sample English Regents' Exam, I called on a student who had raised his hand to volunteer an answer: "Josh, go ahead." Unfortunately, there are two Joshes in that class, and both of them began to speak simultaneously. They looked up at me, and I shrugged and said, "Whichever of you wants to answer."
Josh #1 turned to Josh #2 with a determined look on his face and held out a clenched fist.
Anticipating some kind of inappropriate threat, I tensed, but before I could say anything, both Joshes pumped their fists in the air three times and made bizarre signs with their fingers.
Josh #1 had picked scissors, Josh #2 rock.
Without a word, Josh #2 breezily answered the question.

14 Comments:

  • At 12:42 AM, Blogger BZ said…

    I've gotten good at saying "You have to play rock-paper-scissors!" in my mean teacher voice.

     
  • At 1:46 AM, Anonymous General Anna said…

    Do your students know about Couch?

     
  • At 9:52 PM, Blogger BZ said…

    Not yet. I don't think they're sophisticated enough to appreciate it in its simplicity.

     
  • At 5:04 PM, Anonymous General Anna said…

    I am offended by Couch's unrivaled hegemony.

     
  • At 12:28 PM, Blogger ZT said…

    your students may find the world RPS society a useful resource. http://www.worldrps.com/

    their mission statement:
    The World RPS Society is dedicated to the promotion of Rock Paper Scissors as a fun and safe way to resolve disputes. We feel that conserving the roots of RPS is essential for the growth and development of the game and the players.
    The World RPS Society is involved in many areas of the sport, such as; research studies, workshops, tournaments at both local and international levels, book publishing, and much more.
    To find out more about how to get involved with the World RPS Society, check our membership section.

     
  • At 11:18 PM, Blogger Sarah Chaya said…

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    RPS is popular in Philly. On Monday night I was at a hipster bar that was hosting an RPS tournament. They ref was decked in full zebraic regalia. Check out http://www.rpscityleague.com/home/

     
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  • At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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    They say you can play online sports game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
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  • At 3:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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    They say you can play online FIFA Soccer game tournaments on any console for cash... had anyone tried that before? Looks like a cool idea...
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