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Were Pogs a Thing?
« on: July 29, 2015, 03:36:51 pm »
Hey guys. The pogs craze kind of passed me by when I was young. I'm in a weird position where I can see the effect of pogs and the reaction to pogs but not the pogs themselves. The McDonald's, the Krokodil, the odd Happy Days rerun. Its not like I can livestream pogs, so what was it like for the people who lived through it? Do you still have the battle scars? What are your memories of pogs?



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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2015, 03:37:50 pm »
We don't talk about those things.
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2015, 03:48:20 pm »
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK will a mod please delete this thread??
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2015, 03:50:13 pm »
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK will a mod please delete this thread??

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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2015, 03:51:58 pm »
Wow guys why the hate?  :cry:

Look I found this really interesting site, apparently you can make your own pogs?? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Pogs-Tazos-Caps-Flippos-an/step1/STEP-1-SUPPLIES/

They also talk about tazos, caps, flippos and walkers? Are these the same as pogs?? All that old timey slang is so weird LOL
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2015, 03:52:39 pm »
Wow guys why the hate?  :cry:

Look I found this really interesting site, apparently you can make your own pogs?? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Pogs-Tazos-Caps-Flippos-an/step1/STEP-1-SUPPLIES/

They also talk about tazos, caps, flippos and walkers? Are these the same as pogs?? All that old timey slang is so weird LOL

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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2015, 04:06:58 pm »
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2015, 04:09:56 pm »
One time I pogged so hard that I became the goth.

Best to leave well enough alone.
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2015, 04:16:03 pm »
Must admit I hardly even noticed this one. The ingress community seem big on "coins" which strike me as the same deal. I think it appeals to the collector mentality?
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2015, 04:16:33 pm »
Wow guys why the hate?  :cry:

Look I found this really interesting site, apparently you can make your own pogs?? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Pogs-Tazos-Caps-Flippos-an/step1/STEP-1-SUPPLIES/

They also talk about tazos, caps, flippos and walkers? Are these the same as pogs?? All that old timey slang is so weird LOL

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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2015, 04:33:45 pm »
This seems like a lot of fun!

I decided to make some PD pogs... PDogs! What's not to like?



I thought giving them five sides would make them more discordian, what do you think??

I like them but I might go back to the classic circle, I don't know how these ones will 'slam' after printing. Is that the right word? 'Slam'?
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2015, 04:49:24 pm »
Oh you son of a bitch.

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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2015, 05:17:27 pm »
Hell of a thing, pogs.

They come up around here now and then and my days banging slammers behind the roller rink come back in a flood, the storms and the strange kid and the wreckage. Wreckage of pogs and people.

Richter and I thought we could hash it out, you know, after the last time. Talk therapy or something, I don't know. We met up for some fine German beer and maybe a round or two of Barenjager. Nothing treats the soul like live accordian and drinking songs. It was game night, the perfect thing, maybe a pickup game of Catan could distract us if it got too real.

But it was game night. Splayed across fields of folding plastic was an array of tabletop ranging from simple card to complex miniature. They held the attention of bodies in steel chairs happily sipping on imported lager. Richter and I nodded our approvals. This would do, yeah, this would be fine.

We were insufficiently drunk to bring up the topic of pogs, of course, but every quarter hour or so one of us would look up at the other, just about ready to say it, then toss the dice again before we made such a dumb mistake. The other gamers were friendly and invited us to a few of their rounds, one guy in particular taking interest. He bought us drinks and clapped us on the back after good plays and we circled the place, sticking to the light stuff, nothing with collectible components.

It was maybe the third hour in that our new friend pulled us aside. Got a different kind of game going, guys, if you're interested. None of this casual shit. He reached into his pocket and before he could show us his hand I shoved him away. I grabbed Richter and moved us toward the exit but it was too late. As the guy stumbled back he dropped them and they made a telling soft sound, a dozen of them and then a clatter of something heavy.

It was too much for Richter. He ripped his arm free and turned and surveyed the room, the battlefield, the killing grounds. Honed instinct took him and the daze of booze drained from his eyes. Richter, I called, go someplace else. Go someplace else but too little, too little. When the first table fell and the various gamers drunkenly scrambled away I got out of there.

Never did hear about the aftermath. You don't look back with pogs.

Pogs, man. Hell of a thing.
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2015, 05:19:05 pm »
I can't believe this was allowed to happen.   
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Re: Were Pogs a Thing?
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2015, 06:05:46 pm »
Might as well run an electromagnet over the fucking server now.