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New Spintop cartoon
« on: May 26, 2010, 10:31:54 PM »

Maybe we all need to find Joe's Top Repair - could solve a lot of problems??



https://www.gocomics.com/rubes/2010/05/26
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2010, 11:04:01 PM »

now THAT is a good cartoon!!!

thanks for sharing it, silvertop.
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2010, 11:05:37 PM »

I have an Eiffel Tower gyroscope I would gladly send there for repair . . .
Does he fix Yoyojam tips?

Great find!
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 11:09:30 PM »

Looking deeper at that Top, I think that the problem is that the guy let the spring jump away...
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 10:50:41 PM »

The top in the drawing, looks like a heart.
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2010, 07:39:38 PM »

Here's one from a while ago that I always liked.

<a href="http://imgur.com/d36SL.jpg" title="Hosted by imgur.com">top in a bar[/url]
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2010, 10:42:28 PM »

This has always been a great one, in my book.  But, for some odd reason, it doesn't play very well around the church when I mention topless bars.  I quickly remind people, though, that I do NOT go to topless bars. 

My wife is always happy to hear me say "I am not interested in anything at a topless bar."  Afterall, I am loco como trompo!
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2022, 11:29:50 AM »

This was in Sunday’s paper.

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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2022, 12:18:59 PM »

Sorry for being the one for whom you have to spell out the joke, maybe that I am German can serve as an excuse.......


I have one way that I understand it, my wife another one. How should it really be understood?


me: The top is so fascinating to watch that no one watches the nightly news any longer.
my wife: It is always just spinning, so there are no news to tell.

How should it really be understood?


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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2022, 02:10:51 PM »

me: The top is so fascinating to watch that no one watches the nightly news any longer.
my wife: It is always just spinning, so there are no news to tell.
I think both interpretations are valid, but a political take:
"The top is spinning all the time, we don't need to continue spinning (the news)"

Or if this was from the time of the movie Inception:
"The news are not important, we are a simulation . . ."

We may need a poll . . .
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #10 on: May 11, 2022, 02:33:08 PM »

Ha! That could be the start of another joke:
"An Uruguayan tries to explain an English joke to a German....."
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2022, 04:27:18 PM »

The news media is often accused of "putting a spin" on the news, which is to say that they impart a bias to their reporting to favor a particular viewpoint....
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2022, 01:20:23 AM »

The news media is often accused of "putting a spin" on the news, which is to say that they impart a bias to their reporting to favor a particular viewpoint....
Thank you mailman for clarifying this! So its a term that could stem from baseball? If you put spin to a ball that you throw, it does not go in a straight line the direction you threw it, but it curves in some direction depending on the spin you added.
Along those lines?

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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2022, 09:27:41 AM »

Yes, that is possible, although I have never thought of it that way (I'm not a sports guy). 😉  I think of it more generally, as just spinning something to make it go in the desired direction.  I think your baseball analogy may be closer to the original intent....
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Re: New Spintop cartoon
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2022, 12:06:12 PM »

Why it's important to balance a top to avoid wobble:

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