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Watts' Tops

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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2010, 10:07:52 PM »

Mike,   Great thread!!!!  Just a word of correction on Jim Schreiber's quote.  "It is better to SPIN your top then blow it."  I heard him say that many times and have a "Power" magazine from way back with that for a title. :D
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #31 on: July 06, 2010, 02:58:17 AM »

Learning to use a top is no different than learning to ride a bike... it takes some practice,and it's always smart to wear a helmet.

"Now what type of yo-yo is that?"
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2010, 02:24:53 AM »

Yoyo is a classic toy, so much fun to play with. However, I have seen people playing with an amazing ball they call fushigi ball. Others call it contact juggling. I think this is a spin-off of the old yoyo toy.
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2015, 07:43:58 AM »

I just ran across another phrase and found this old thread.  How about this.....baila como un trompo!  Dance like a top!!  I love it!!!

There is a whole page out there on the internet dedicated to this phrase and they even talk about spinning tops....vocabat.com

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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2015, 10:08:43 PM »

I just ran across another phrase and found this old thread.  How about this.....baila como un trompo!  Dance like a top!!  I love it!!!

There is a whole page out there on the internet dedicated to this phrase and they even talk about spinning tops....vocabat.com

In fact, "bailar el trompo" (dance the top), is to spin the top on the ground; unless it is spinning straight-up in which case it is not dancing but "dormido" (asleep).
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2015, 10:11:23 PM »



In fact, "bailar el trompo" (dance the top), is to spin the top on the ground; unless it is spinning straight-up in which case it is not dancing but "dormido" (asleep).

@-@ i did not know this..........thank you @-@
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2015, 01:04:15 PM »

i have come to an epiphany in the last week or 2 as ive been orbiting my apt in the 6 with my woes, you know how that goes. and it is:

people are like tops in a way...........some maybe in-round and balanced, but more often than not theyre either in-round but out of balance or out of round but in balance, and on occasion we come accross those that are out of round and out of balance god help us @-@

so happenneth my ephipheny @-@
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2015, 07:50:55 AM »

"The spin STARTS here"  to the dismay of Bill O'Reilly
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2015, 08:16:28 PM »

"The spin STARTS here"  to the dismay of Bill O'Reilly

hahaaa!!! thats a good one  ;D
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2015, 01:25:38 AM »

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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #40 on: May 08, 2019, 10:51:51 PM »

I am remembering this classic old thread and thinking about more ways to use this in the hall of fame.  I am walking back and forth through the house and the hall (final steps of the day) and could use some more inspiration and fun.

I think I would also like to add to this thread how a boomerang is a "graceful arc back to your hand" from Butterfingers and Renee's "dog would run out of the room when she saw a top".

Seems like there is a lot we could add since the last three and half years someone posted here....or the nearly nine years since this thread started!!!


By the way, happiness runs in a circular motion.
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2019, 09:51:51 AM »

Yo-yos are for those that can't throw tops.  - Takeshi
Love that one too! (It fits well with my signature ...
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #42 on: May 09, 2019, 07:44:04 PM »

While looking up spin top quotes I ran across this from musician Aaron Neville - "If we were poor, we didn't know it 'cause I guess you don't miss what you never had.  So, you know, we made do with whatever.  We used to make our own toys, and we used to play with spinning tops and marbles.  A pocket full of marbles, and you were rich - you didn't worry about no money."
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2019, 08:42:49 AM »

Said by Hydrona after landing her first boomerang, "I ran outside and kissed my cat on the head." 

I also just remembered an old quote about a LarryD delivery to the church.  It was the metal whip top that whistles so loudly and used by so many at our Miamisburg festivals.  When the delivery man brought it the Day Care workers later told me they thought I was getting a rifle I had ordered for the church!!!

Yes, happiness still runs in a circular motion!
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Re: what are some good top spinning phrases?
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2019, 12:34:04 PM »

Lots of great top sayings here. But my favorite is still Mike's recently departed sig...
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Happiness runs in a circular motion!

When I demo my finger tops at LEGO shows, the visual effects at speed are generally the biggest crowd pleasers. These color-mixing tops get a lot of oohs and ahhs....

Circular rainbow:


Cantaloupe:


When asked to explain, "A top packs a lot of speed in a very small space" is my usual starting line. That speed across the visual field + favorable patterns on the top + lingering after-images in the brain = all kinds of interesting visual effects. Throw in a blacklight or variable-speed strobe, and things really get wild.
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