"Finding my way in Beijing was tougher than I'd ever imagined. But sharpening my skills at a local youth academy for ping-pong—a game at which I'd dominated friends back home for years—seemed like an opportunity not to suck. So what if it meant beating up on little kids at the school and old men in the park? This would be my key to assimilation. Nice plan—but then I stared down the pre-teen pong machines and got my first real taste of China's national pastime."
posted by Chrysostom
on Sep 21, 2012 -
There are those who play Ping-pong and those who live Ping-Pong. As for me, it was the first game I was ever able to beat my Pops at. But no matter how good you think you are, there is always someone ready to wax your ass. Printer-friendly version just for you y2karl!
posted by vito90
on Feb 18, 2003 -
I've been accused in the past of only posting serious news item type links - so just to prove that i'm no stick-in-the-mud here is a fun link.
It requires shockwave plugins.....
ladies and gentlemen i give you.... table tennis!! please enjoy this during work hours.
posted by Spoon
on Nov 28, 2001 -