Badda-Ping! The Whacky World of Olympic Table Tennis
You may think of Ping-Pong as a goofy game that bored adolescents play in suburban basements until they lose the ball under the radiator. But talk to Reed and her teammates and you learn that table tennis is an intense sport with all the earmarks of big-time athletics -- steroid scandals, colorful characters, Byzantine romances and groupies. Also, there's a lot of glue sniffing.
(via Arts and Letters daily)
I keep running into ping-pong, arts and whiff-whaff daily. Almost inspires a quest for a second- hand table through the Trading Post to set up in this generous suburban carport.
Comments: ping pong 3
I always thought ping-pong was the version where you had to bounce the ball on your own side rather than hitting it over the net?
Posted by dj at April 1, 2004 10:48 AM
According to dictionary.com Ping-Pong was
"A trademark used for table tennis and associated equipment.", in a 'sailboard' sort of way?
I don't know if it's taken on this sort of definition from the recreational player's point of view.
btw According to dictionary.com Ping-pong also means:
"A phenomenon which can occur in a
multi-processor system with private caches where two processors are alternately caching a shared location. Each time one writes to it, it invalidates the other's copy."
that's got something to do with bouncing twice over the Net, hasn't it? ;)
Posted by boynton at April 1, 2004 12:43 PM