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#71482 05/29/02 11:14 AM
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Are inverted pimples called dimples because d is an inverted p?


#71483 05/29/02 02:31 PM
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and the object of the game is getting the club in the hole not the balls...

Reminds me of that old (apocryphal?) Johnny Carson quip....


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Which apocryphal quip of Carson's? (Finally somebody PM'd me and cued me in to indoor golf. Good grief.)


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A group of us in the office play this every spring and summer. The rest of the guys (including one woman) have already been out a few times this year. (I've been a little too busy for it these days, as we go during lunch and I often work through lunch.)

We have our own course defined in a park a few miles from work. The groundskeeper there knows us and welcomes us. On weekends we sometimes get our families together to play at an 'official' course in a park very close to where I live. I was introduced to this by one of our number who played it in college, among a number of other sports (he was being courted by the Allblacks).

It's a pretty fun game, which I find odd because I've never thought of golf as remotely interesting. Three of the six of us play regular golf. Regular golf is a big thing at work - there's a league in the company and our division while the smallest has two teams. (I'm not sure, but I *think* there are four players on a team.)

Frisbee golf is more fun if you keep things moving. It took me some time to get used to it, though, as it's a little harder than it looks. I can throw straight or I can throw far, but I can't throw straight and far. Also, I don't throw far at all compared to some of the other guys. They're all a bit taller than me and those long arms are really a boon to them. Also, throwing through stands of trees can be pretty annoying. We have a two "holes" that are actually trees next to steep embankments. If you overshoot the tree by even a small amount, you have to stumble down 30 to 50 feet of ditch. If you're really unlucky, it might even roll down into the creek which adds a point to your score.

Only 3 of us have ever won the game. Usually, the ex-rugby fellow wins. He's quite good - particulary at the long distance throws and cutting through branches. There's been some call for us to use handicaps which I don't like. They're welcome to do it, but I will always consider my score to be whatever it really is. The argument is that this would give all of us a chance to win, but I don't play to win - only for the enjoyment of the game.

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I googled around, and apparently what Carson said is an urban myth (still, it doesn't have to be true to be funny! ). This is from back in the days when TV was live, so I guess no records were kept. Here's TV Guide's take (you have to scroll about halfway down):

http://tvguide.aol.com/tv/televisionary/010410a.asp


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This has nothing to do with golf, but ...

Maybe those are not true, but I was channel-surfing the other day and watched just a few seconds of some game show bloopers show. There was a blurb about a newlywed who was asked where she liked to have sex. Apparently *that* rumor is true.

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Dear FF: Tantalzing dearth of information.


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it doesn't have to be true to be funny!

And it doesn't have to have happened to be true.


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Well, they bleeped her, but I think she said something along the lines of "in the backside." Wish I could recall the exact question/answer.


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I heard it as an interview on a Brit talk show (believe they call 'em "chat shows") in which the blushing bride replied, "in the fanny."*

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*which does not mean there what it means here


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