ping pong

A Ping Pong song…

This is just a song. This is just a song. This is just a song using ping pong (balls).

Not to be confused with the song about ping pong. Because it’s very different (and much more cleverer).

Three posts today have had ping pong, or pong, references. That has to be a record.

Ping Pong Robot…

One day I will have a robot servant. Even if all he does is play table tennis with me…

And he won’t just one of these boring robots who serves the ball and nothing else…

No. He’ll be a fully functional opponent (this gets impressive at about 2:36… well, it’s impressive the whole way through…)

Kung Pong

Take two of my childhood favourites. Combine them. And you have perfect blog fodder. Like this Ping Pong/Street Fighter mashup…

Table tennis opens doors

At one time I was mildly addicted to table tennis. It was back in 1999 and 2000. When I should have been focusing on finishing high school. My friends used to gather downstairs at our house for impromptu competitions. Those were the days.

I haven’t really had room for table tennis at any house since. Well, at the first house I lived in up here we did. But I was a full time worker by then, with no time for youthful frivolity.

Now it appears that space is no object for table tennis at home – because you can just convert a doorway into a table. It does limit the heavy topspin round the net return – but you expect to make sacrifices for this sort of awesomeness.

It was designed by Tobias Franzel and I found it here…

3D pong

This is a beautifully rendered version of the classic computer game pong – well, actually, it’s a 3D rendering of a 2D rendering of a 3D game – that is to say it’s just Table Tennis – with a table designed to look like Pong. Confused? Well check it out – it’s from this guy

(Vege)table tennis

This is quite bizarre. I had never been to Design Bloom prior to little sister number two’s recommendation last week – and now I’m posting another link to it.

Where has this site been all my life?

Merging two types of tables is nothing new – KMart has been selling an all-in-one air hockey/pool table/table soccer table for years.

But this is so classy. Table Tennis meets the dining room.

YouTube Tuesday: A video about ping pong

The thing is, and I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t watched it yet, he isn’t even celebrating winning the game…

This did remind me of the opening scene from Baseketball. Which I dug up – as a bonus.

Awesome skillz

“You know, like nunchuku skills, bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills.”

Not since Napoleon Dynamite waxed lyrical about the virtues of the nunchuck have the ancient ninja weapon been so cool. Ok, I guess when Bruce Lee played ping pong with them they were cool too:

But butane lighter/flashlight combo cool? No way. These were so cool they’re now discontinued. Out of spiteful awesomeness.


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