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Friday, August 10, 2007

I’ll Rochambeau You For It

posted by on August 10 at 15:28 PM

In this week’s Stranger, bright red fliers for this weekend’s Lake Fest were lovingly tucked between the pages of the Chow section.

I’ve had a copy of the ad staring me in the face but yesterday, I noticed a peculiar listing in the bottom right corner of the flier:

6-9pm Rochambeau Tournament

What, what, what???

As far as I knew, Rochambeau looked something like this:

Apparently not.

I called the Lake Fest people to see if they were going to have a real-live nut-kicking competition.

They aren’t.

Their version of Rochambeu looks like this:

Although they will be holding a game of kickball. Tee hee.

Am I the only one who didn’t know Rochambeau was just a silly name for rock, paper, scissors?

UPDATE: For more on the history of Rochambeau, go here.

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until recently i was right there with you thinking rochambeau was nothing but a kick in the nuts. then i started people talking about it as rock, paper, scissors.... it just seems wrong...

Posted by ddv | August 10, 2007 3:33 PM

Didn't Annie already cover this?

I was then where you are now. I had no idea it had anything to do with RPS.

Posted by Mr. Poe | August 10, 2007 3:34 PM

Those nut kicks are some of the stupidest things I've ever seen, though I'm glad kids like that are lessening their chances of reproducing.

Posted by Sam | August 10, 2007 3:46 PM

Do you guys even read your own Slog?

Posted by Callie | August 10, 2007 3:48 PM

There's a great article about this "sport" in the July-Aug utne Reader.

Posted by foxy | August 10, 2007 4:03 PM

This was on an episode of South Park.

Posted by watch move tv | August 10, 2007 4:12 PM
Posted by ghost of slog past | August 10, 2007 4:41 PM

a nice article in the believer has also been republished in utne:

Posted by josh | August 10, 2007 4:43 PM

It was fun, if not a little disorganized. I played in it last year and my best friend ended up in the final two! At the very least, it was a silly way to meet everyone else at the party.

Posted by lilblackcat | August 10, 2007 4:48 PM

Yes, you are the only one:

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