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Fun 2011/10/14 18:42:24
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We've thought for a while now that the popular game "Rock, Paper, Scissors" needed a serious update -- but now that a big, muscly German man is bringing it up, we somehow feel more entitled.

We get it: rock crushes scissors, scissors cut paper and paper kills rock...wait, what? How is paper stronger than rock?! Is there something we're missing? Doesn't seem like it. So it sounds like it's time for a little addendum.

Well, Flula -- a German DJ who now lives in Los Angeles -- has a plan and he wants to share it with you. Listen to his hilarious speech about the current game and his idea to transform it to something much more exciting.

Are you down to change "Rock, Paper, Scissors" to something more appropriate?

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  • S123 2011/10/15 04:11:57
    No
    S123
    +24
    But that clip was funny.
    The question made me think of this scene in Big Bang Theory.

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  • Bett17 2011/10/16 11:30:30
    No
    Bett17
    +3
    Not really supprised that it's a German overlooking it. It's just a simple kids game, why should it have to make sense?

    Why do people like to ruin my childhood!!?? D:
    ruined childhood
  • Kellie ... Bett17 2011/10/16 16:04:30
    Kellie Jorgensen
    +4
    Hahahahaha Muk Is "_ _ _" backwards XD
  • NatAlex23 Bett17 2011/10/17 11:43:09
    NatAlex23
    +1
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    Bett17
    +1
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  • traveler818 2011/10/16 09:46:35
    Yes
    traveler818
    i meant to say no.
  • david shiel 2011/10/16 09:11:49
    No
    david shiel
    To wehat?
  • asdfghjkl 2011/10/16 08:55:08
    No
    asdfghjkl
    NO that is like changing the traffic light's!
  • AlexanderMontalvo 2011/10/16 08:42:54
    No
    AlexanderMontalvo
    No!!
    What is next, should "checkers" , red and black, be changed to lavender and white?
    Traditions are the values of a society. When traditions are lost so is a society .
  • Gimmedap 2011/10/16 08:33:57
    Yes
    Gimmedap
    Funny!
  • DANNY_B0i♛ 2011/10/16 07:06:43
  • Bored_Psycho 2011/10/16 06:11:31
    No
    Bored_Psycho
    +1
    As a little kid I always imagined that the paper got wrapped and crumpled around the rock so it got... I really don't know, suffocated or something?
    This sort of reminds me of in elementary school we used to play everything rock paper scissors, where you could be anyone or anything and then you would argue over what was more powerful.
  • kapow 2011/10/16 05:32:34 (edited)
    No
    kapow
    +1
    I will lend credibility to this silly discussion by putting in my 2 cents. Has anyone successfully broken a pair of scissors by throwing a rock at them? Not likely--pretty crappy scissors in that case. Paper can be damaged by scissors, but it doesn't make the paper useless, just smaller. And rock can only be covered by a piece of paper, but that doesn't do anything to a rock. Basically, the entire premise of the game is not based on logic, or even experience, but a set of rules that have no relation to actual events in the real world. Since the game is determined by the rules that define it, it is perfectly acceptable as a means of determining the winner or loser with a three-condition test based on the shape of one's hand .

    The dynamite variation is also not without flaws. Dynamite wins regardless of what it encounters. The idea that scissors can cut the wick of the dynamite does not reduce or remove the dynamite's ability to utterly destroy anything. Just light the wick again. Eventually, the wick will be so small that it can't be cut before everything is blown to bits. So, replacing the rock with dynamite, and requiring the game to follow some real world sense completely makes the game incapable of deciding anything. If you say that dynamite is always defeated ...




    I will lend credibility to this silly discussion by putting in my 2 cents. Has anyone successfully broken a pair of scissors by throwing a rock at them? Not likely--pretty crappy scissors in that case. Paper can be damaged by scissors, but it doesn't make the paper useless, just smaller. And rock can only be covered by a piece of paper, but that doesn't do anything to a rock. Basically, the entire premise of the game is not based on logic, or even experience, but a set of rules that have no relation to actual events in the real world. Since the game is determined by the rules that define it, it is perfectly acceptable as a means of determining the winner or loser with a three-condition test based on the shape of one's hand .

    The dynamite variation is also not without flaws. Dynamite wins regardless of what it encounters. The idea that scissors can cut the wick of the dynamite does not reduce or remove the dynamite's ability to utterly destroy anything. Just light the wick again. Eventually, the wick will be so small that it can't be cut before everything is blown to bits. So, replacing the rock with dynamite, and requiring the game to follow some real world sense completely makes the game incapable of deciding anything. If you say that dynamite is always defeated by scissors, regardless of the length of the wick, then I say, from a logical standpoint that dynamite is no better replacement for rock, since both are equally absurd.

    The lizard Spock variation increases the possibilities significantly, but is not necessarily better because of some supposed ability to lessen the number of ties in the game. Ties don't count and are discarded until a non-tie result is obtained. So, the three-condition game is not necessarily inferior. Also, the lizard Spock variation introduces a level of complexity that may beyond the ken of your average school-age child.


    Conclusion: the current game doesn't need to be replaced. People who are obsessed with fixing something that isn't broken based on faulty logic do.
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  • Shadow 2011/10/16 04:20:35 (edited)
    No
    Shadow
    Um... ehwhat? ...all I could think about through the whole think was that Germans sexy accent.... er... what about rocks and scissors?
  • Freenation 2011/10/16 04:11:04
    No
    Freenation
    Ah Germans... always over thinking things....
  • Aubrey 2011/10/16 02:56:55
    No
    Aubrey
    Okay, if we go with the German dude then scissor doesn't get to beat anything.
    & I feel like you don't play this game much as an adult you generally play it as a child and children quite frankly care nothing about logic.
    Plus, it's a game! It doesn't need to be logical.
  • 2011/10/16 02:33:20
    No
    It's a freaking classic.
  • Sarah 2011/10/16 02:15:39
    No
    Sarah
    Its paper covers rock not paper kills rock!
  • I NEED A HORSE 2011/10/16 02:07:40
  • Pake Jitts 2011/10/16 00:56:05
    No
    Pake Jitts
    +1
    that was funny " like the birds eating the poop off elephant back" but its a classic game. and how would scissors cut though a stick of dynamite?
  • sean 2011/10/16 00:28:21
    No
    sean
    +1
    But Im sure others have said, that clip was funny.

    HMM...

    1. scissors cuts Dynamite fuse
    2. dynamite blows up rock
    3. rock smashes scissors

    it does work, BUT, who wants to change a classic?
  • twhiting9275 2011/10/16 00:11:13
    No
    twhiting9275
    leave it alone, it's not inappropriate!!!
  • My name is not Steve 2011/10/16 00:01:09 (edited)
    Yes
    My name is not Steve
    +3
    lazer sword beats everything yes! cause "LAZER SWORD BEATS EVERYTHING!!!!! VWOOOM!VWOOOM!
  • Paul 2011/10/15 23:27:23
  • Zak Smith 2011/10/15 23:13:27
    Yes
    Zak Smith
    +2
    I like "Bear, Indian, Ninja." Two people stand back to back. On the count of three they turn around real quick and either put their hands up like a bear standing on its hind legs with its claws drawn, take a fighting stance like a ninja, or pretend to hold a bow with an arrow drawn like an indian. Bear mauls Ninja, Ninja kicks Indian's ass, Indian shoots Bear.
  • Liberty Blade 2011/10/15 22:30:16
    Yes
    Liberty Blade
    +1
    Birds, Pigs, Eggs. Wait, what?
  • Niquie 2011/10/15 22:28:03
    No
    Niquie
    it's fine just the way it is
  • lmnlme10921 2011/10/15 21:46:21
    No
    lmnlme10921
    +1
    though it really doesn't make sense. a girl named leah pointed this out to me and a few other people saying "paper can't beat rock. here, let me through a rock your face and you can hold up a piece of paper to protect yourself!!" i don't really think it's a big enough of a deal to change, but it makes you wonder who ever made up the game
  • tatilee(: 2011/10/15 21:27:00
    No
    tatilee(:
    +3
    lmao, SO funny! "now rock won't get sunburn, if rock is having a bad hair day.... there you go" haha make sense
  • Jeh 2011/10/15 20:57:26
    Yes
    Jeh
    Rock, scissors, dynamite (a fist with a thumb up like the hitchhiker salute)...

    Rock smashes scissors, dynamite blows up rock, and scissors cut the fuse
  • Praise the Fallen 2011/10/15 20:53:07
    No
    Praise the Fallen
    dam it just keep it simple and original
  • DENISSE 2011/10/15 20:10:19
    No
    DENISSE
    No , its an easy way to setle things...lol. rock paper scisors
  • NatAlex23 DENISSE 2011/10/17 11:47:00
    NatAlex23
    Sheldon would disagree.



    (And actually, I do have to agree with him. There have been countless times where I've played with people only to end up in 50 ties and nobody having a single win).
  • DENISSE NatAlex23 2011/10/17 23:55:43
    DENISSE
    Yeah , that can happen sometimes.
  • Adam Julian 2011/10/15 19:37:05
    No
    Adam Julian
    +1
    Nothing is sacred.
  • NatAlex23 Adam Ju... 2011/10/17 11:47:23
    NatAlex23
    Rule #57 of the internet.
  • Adam Ju... NatAlex23 2011/10/18 02:58:49
    Adam Julian
    Obviously.
  • Dolly 2011/10/15 19:21:49
    No
    Dolly
    Why?! And to what?
  • Ashley Moore 2011/10/15 19:18:11
    No
    Ashley Moore
    No why the hell would be change it?
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2011/10/15 18:31:41
    No
    MOMMA THOMAS
    LEAVE IT ALONE! ....NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT TO CONTEMPLATE?
  • Liberty... MOMMA T... 2011/10/15 22:31:39
    Liberty Blade
    Let me throw a rock at you at 5,000 KPH and you can hold up a piece of school paper. We'll see who wins.

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