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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2017, 09:10:06 PM »

Quote
I am nervous about sharing my new verse.
Mm, I have the inkling that it may mention me.  ???
C'mon, share it with us!
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #61 on: March 22, 2017, 10:46:34 PM »

Well, this evening I added my extra verse at open mike night.  I warned them but they still laughed and screamed a bunch, which surprised me since it is kind of a "bar" like atmosphere (officially it is a brewery).  I told them if anyone could handle it then it should be them.  Here it is...........

Leif Erikson was born in Iceland.
Bobby Fischer is buried in their soil and sand.
The country has a number of geniuses,
And a museum with the world's largest collection of penises.
Thankfully they are animal parts and glands.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #62 on: March 23, 2017, 01:00:25 AM »

 ;D ;D ;D
If you enlarge a little bit the google map on the worlds site, the Icelandic Phallological Museum of Penises is one of the first landmarks that appears.
Now we know what the wives and girlfriends at the contest will tour while we play tops  >:D

Years ago on a TV show (something like Believe It or Not) they interviewed a guy in Iceland who had put on his will a body part so the museum could complete the collection.  ;D
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #63 on: March 23, 2017, 03:20:48 PM »

hello art amateurs >:D
let's come back to the world spintop contest

are there any bookings for the ITSA offer about a collective accommodation?

5 months to go 8)

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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #64 on: March 23, 2017, 07:46:30 PM »

are there any bookings for the ITSA offer about a collective accommodation?

Many have said "keep a place for me" but there are no confirmations. My feeling is that in the end we will get a full house. But it would be nice to know ahead of time  ::)
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #65 on: April 28, 2017, 11:52:55 PM »

100 days until worlds!!!

Dale Oliver is coming to Reykjavik  :) Unfortunately, Val is not  :( Dale will stay at the ITSA apartment.

We are soon going to announce a raffle to benefit ITSA. We already have secured some prizes, but if you have something that you can donate for the raffle, please contact me.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #66 on: May 04, 2017, 03:27:58 PM »

Iceland once again makes USA Today newspaper.  This time it is in the up and down words puzzle.  The puzzle starts with the word "big" and ends with the word "all".  Puzzle clues are 1)ego, slangily 2)way to find Santa 3)Iceland's locale 4)Portugal has one 5)shoreline protectors 6)protect from and 7) "___ ___ odds"

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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #67 on: May 04, 2017, 09:18:12 PM »

Iceland once again makes USA Today newspaper.  This time it is in the up and down words puzzle.  The puzzle starts with the word "big" and ends with the word "all".  Puzzle clues are 1)ego, slangily 2)way to find Santa 3)Iceland's locale 4)Portugal has one 5)shoreline protectors 6)protect from and 7) "___ ___ odds"
I did not even know what was called an "up and down word puzzle". But the USA puzzle is available here: http://puzzles.usatoday.com/updownwords/ Select May 4 to solve the one mentioned by The Earl. But don't expect to learn anything about Iceland that you did not already know :P
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #68 on: May 04, 2017, 09:45:49 PM »

When are people arriving in Iceland? I am looking for tickets and want to have an idea of others plans.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2017, 09:43:58 AM »

When are people arriving in Iceland? I am looking for tickets and want to have an idea of others plans.
Dale is arriving the 9th and leaving the 13th. I arrive the 9th (after visiting Lourens) and leave the 14th.
I think most top players haven't bought the tickets yet . . .
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2017, 12:24:15 PM »

When are people arriving in Iceland? I am looking for tickets and want to have an idea of others plans.
Dale is arriving the 9th and leaving the 13th. I arrive the 9th (after visiting Lourens) and leave the 14th.
I think most top players haven't bought the tickets yet . . .
Thanks Jorge, I will update when I have tickets.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2017, 07:09:46 PM »

Up and down puzzles are fun.  They build from one two word answer to another.  Sorry, ta0, they are not Wikipedia and meant to teach one about a new country.  If you want to know more about Iceland, listen to me sing my song on open mike nights in downtown Miamisburg.  I am almost ready to do it without a guitar and only a top to accompany me.  Jim, I am a true amateur.  We need more amateurs in the world....including the top spinning world.

you start with this.....BIG ___
ego, slanglily............BIG HEAD
way to find Santa......HEAD NORTH
Iceland's locale.........NORTH SEA
Portugal has one.......SEA COAST
shoreline protectors..COAST GUARD
protect from............GUARD AGAINST
____ ____ odds........AGAINST ALL

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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2017, 07:55:58 PM »

Good job, Mike! I am ashamed to admit it, but I was somewhat in a hurry and I used the cheat option on the USA site: each time you press "hint" it gives you a letter. The official solution has Atlantic instead of Sea, which perhaps is technically more correct (as Iceland is not in the official "North Sea") but I like yours more.
Why don't you come up yourself with one that is only spintop related? It would be fun to solve.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #73 on: May 08, 2017, 09:20:58 AM »

Ahh....yes, ATLANTIC instead of SEA.  Makes more sense. 

Amazingly, we just found out that our neighbors (just one house away) are in Iceland right now!  I cannot believe it and I look forward to their return to hear some of their stories.

I have had a number of ideas about puzzles for this forum, including this Up and Down style.  Sadly, I have limited time to work on them.  Besides that, I am generally the only one who tries to solve them.  This past puzzle is another example of how little interest there is for puzzles on this forum.  Thanks for your comments, ta0, and responding to this puzzle.
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Re: world spintop contest 2017 in Iceland
« Reply #74 on: May 08, 2017, 08:35:37 PM »

Well I got my plane tickets and will get in to Iceland around 9am on Wednesday. :D
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