Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at Akbar ’round 9ish to midnight (or later) it’s CRAFTNIGHT!
Project: DIY PaddleBall Game
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Still at the first half of the last of the summer months, we find ourselves in August. Above average temperatures prevail! The great solar wheel turns its magnifying glass toward us ants and ROASTS us to a crisp, and we hope all goddesses presiding over agriculture will not kill off all the tomatoes. Shark Week is hiding in the month of August somewhere… but who knows when it will attack?!?
What to do with a month like August? Keep on keepin’ on, and thus, we bring you DIY paddleballs.
If you want to paddle, well, we got you one, and you can make it look like whatever you want! Comes with a ball and a string to flex those motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The paddle ball (U.S. Patent 1,529,600) was created in the 1920s and is a classic toy that captured the hearts and minds of America! The original model depicted a cowboy playing paddle ball while riding on a bucking bronco, which would be hard to manage, I’d imagine. You can paint such a scene on the back of your paddleball game, or someone’s name, or a mouse eating a snake, or a certain politician’s face, or whatever you like!
Here’s a GREAT clip from House of Wax showing some paddle ball prowess if I ever saw any:
Paddleball is a game of physical skill and dexterity, and it is a beloved toy of historical importance, so I’ll wholeheartedly agree that having one around helps add merit to one’s living quarters or place of work. Stop typing, writing, office-ing, and give the paddleball a coupla whirls and suddenly you’re reminded that being a person is just incredible, and you should make sure to do more person things, and less dumb/workie things, when possible.
It’s August, and there’s so much more of it ahead, make sure you visit us, we’ll keep the ice cubes cold.
See you at the Craft Table,
JP Craft Captain
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