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Everything You Know Is Pong

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Megan Ryan at the Brian Lehrer Show's semi-regular Intern Ping-Pong Show-Down

Eli Horowitz, editor at McSweeney’s and Roger Bennett, co-authors of Everything You Know Is Pong, talk about how ping-pong explains the world.

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Roger Bennett and Eli Horowitz
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Comments [5]

Maggie from Soho

I thought you were going to give us some wisdom about life and ping pong and how one is using ping pong rules in life. Very disappointed it was just about how nice ping pong is.

Nov. 16 2010 11:41 PM
Mike from Tribeca

For your viewing pleasure, here's the ping pong scene from Stanley Kubrick's film of "Lolita"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bhbk23rqKsY

Nov. 16 2010 12:01 PM
Jason in CT from Norwalk,CT

In the 80's, Paul Newman at his charity, Newman's Own, had a "desk" that was a ping pong table. Visitors had to play him before getting down to business. Nixon and Mao paddles were featured.

Nov. 16 2010 11:59 AM
9-5er

OMG....that classic photo of henry miller playing ping pong

Nov. 16 2010 11:55 AM
Amy from Manhattan

I'm not sure what your association w/"Pong" was, Brian, but my 1st thought was that it referred to the early video game that you played on your TV!

Nov. 16 2010 11:55 AM

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