Tuesday, January 17, 2006


I recently stumbled upon what appears to be the web site of an organized, sponsored league for playing the "sport" of rock, paper, scissors. (Dig this press release.) The site is certainly an elaborate joke. Too bad; proffessional RPSers would be fun to mock. If the USARPS were real, I'd propose that the league dump the passé "RPS-3" and work its way up to RPS-25.

Update: Apparently this league is indeed real; Alison and I saw a bit of the championship on the tube.


  1. Anonymous11:24 PM

    no it's very real-

    look for offical press release on the news wires tomorrow...

  2. Do they allow the use of dynamite? (a special, virtually useless move that looks really cool when you guess appropriately; dynamite is simply the extension of your index finger, and is only effective for blowing up rock).

  3. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Dynamite?!?! Are you crazy http://www.worldrps.com/article4.html for the 'Myth of Dynamite Exposed"

    Also, the World RPS Society has been running the World Championships for years. http://www.rpschamps.com/

  4. Why am I surprised that the evil monkey's contribution involved the extension of the middle finger?