That's right, a Beyblade style spintop battle game is a part of Malaysian heritage, with official national tournaments.
If that's not the coolest thing you learned today, I wanna know what is, so that I can lean something cooler than that.
Gasing pangkah is a competitive Malay game of spinning tops in which two or more players compete to strike each other's top out of a circle or to make it fall over and stop spinning.
Considered part of the Malay state heritage, official tournaments are held, with a declared goal of exposing the younger generation to the game.
The game is also popular in neighboring Brunei.
I was reminded of the game today in a boingboing article about a spin top.
It was one of my favorites when I was a kid, and upon being reminded of it, I hopped over to wikipedia.
And while I was on wikipedia, I discovered something wonderful.
Crosby, Stills, & Nash slap a timer set at two minutes: we can fit so much art into this bad boy
New to the Takedown Hall of Shame: it took far more than it should have to convince Sony that it did not own music by Bach, who died over 250 years ago https://www.eff.org/takedowns/sony-finally-admits-it-doesnt-own-bach-and-it-only-took-public-pressure source: https://twitter.com/eff/status/1040351748764786688
Given a one-use round-trip time machine I'd be sorely tempted to forget dealing with that one guy and just go swoon over Joan Baez for as long as I was allowed. Sorry.
In no way did I spend $25 on a copy of the boardgame Battling Spaceships today, and anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar.
@ajroach42 archive.org has a lot of newspapers
I wish I could find an archive of local newspapers.
Not even local here. I wish I could find digitized copies of Many local or regional newspapers over the last 150 years.
Is there some kind of online independent newspaper archive?
Okay, I'm done.