The Immigrant Sport: What Ping-Pong Means In America

I am standing in a gaggle of table tennis players in a dark bar in Grand Rapids, Mich., on the Fourth of July. Before us, another table tennis player named Donald Hayes is playing Millipede. Donald and the others are all competing in the U.S. Open, the biggest ping-pong tournament in America, but right now that is of… » 10/09/14 12:30pm 10/09/14 12:30pm

Hey, Alleged Adult: Stop Playing Drinking Games

I trust you've heard that school starts right this very instant or at least soon or perhaps recently. Are you ready? Have you bought and thought all the right things relating to educational electronics and the passage of time? Do you have a bushel of new underwear and an inflated sense of self-worth? Are the college… » 9/06/13 2:30pm 9/06/13 2:30pm

Here's Warren Buffett Swinging A Ridiculous, Supersize Ping-Pong Paddle

I don't want to know why Warren Buffett, who is worth $44 billion, is using this ginormous ping pong paddle during yesterday's annual stockholder's meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, because I'm sure whatever explanation is behind this gem of a photo won't nearly come close to meeting my expectations. Still, I wonder if… » 5/07/12 2:00pm 5/07/12 2:00pm

Stoner Video Of The Day: Table Tennis Legend Marty Reisman Pings The…

You don't even even need to get high to trip out on this. The dashing older gent in the fedora and shades is 82-year-old Marty Reisman, a New York ping pong shark/legend/champ from the old school and what every idiot hipster in Brooklyn aspires to be but NEVER EVER WILL EVEN FUCKING COME CLOSE to being. Want to know… » 3/22/12 5:50pm 3/22/12 5:50pm

Bronze Medal Ping Pong GOD Bravely Resigns From Goldman Sachs

By now, you may have already heard of Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs who resigned his post today, and did so the way all filthy rich people do: via New York Times op-ed. And the greatest thing about Smith's editorial is that he manages to tuck his entire resume into the column: » 3/14/12 10:05am 3/14/12 10:05am

Greg Ostertag Plays Ping Pong Exactly Like You'd Expect Greg Ostertag…

What a thrill that must have been for this young man ... to launch ping pong balls in the direction of Greg Ostertag while he stands there expressionless and forces himself to occasionally move his arms just a tiny little bit. Lucky guy got to experience the same thing experienced by every opposing center who ever… » 3/10/07 3:44pm 3/10/07 3:44pm