Friday, May 11, 2007
Rock, Paper, Scissors?
(Great artwork, "Lead On," by Graham Walker - available at the world RPS site.)
We played Scissors-Paper-Rock when we were kids, but there was no $50,000 championships... I guess we should have been playing Rock-Paper-Scissors.
No lie: This weekend, Vegas hosts the second annual USA Rock Paper Scissors Tournament. Winner takes $50,000.
Los Angeles TV producer Matti Leshem co-founded the USARPS League in 2005 and serves as its commissioner. (There's a world association, too.)
Strategies vary, apparently.
Take the Urbanus Defense, where you lose your first throw intentionally to psych out your opponent.
Or Gambit Play, where you stick to a sequence of specific throws regardless of your
“Like a 'Caveman,' which is rock, rock, rock,” Leshem reveals.