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July, 1965: Ishito Kashimuro was deliriously excited, his mustache moist with perspiration. From fifty yards away, he watched the back and forth paddle game in full swing. The fine white beach sand, the way his neighbor’s daughters were so thoroughly involved in play - it was just as he’d imagined it. He felt on the verge of exploding - but he had to get closer - without risking exposure. Kashimuro crept over the dunes through the biting beach grass until he was within several yards of the kids. He lifted his super 8 camera, focused, and triggered the record button. These were his babies! Paddle! Paddle! And then - oops - the small blue ball dropped noiselessly into the sand. What despondency, until, Paddle, Paddle, all over again! This was his invention, being used in the real world! The development guys at Kadima would drool over this footage.

Date Written: September 11, 2003
Author: Benny Maniacs
Average Vote: 2.5

09/11/2003 anonymous (1):
09/11/2003 sad sack (4): it was pretty sexy until that end part
09/16/2003 qualcomm (4): kadima
12/9/2003 qualcomm: once again, everyone look at this one
05/2/2004 Mr. Pony: Where I hail from, they call Kadima "Smashball" for some reason.
05/2/2004 Ferucio P. Chhretan: I thought it was handball, Pony. The one we played back in Academy? In Gymnasium?
12/24/2004 Shane Mahoney (1): I fail to see how this piece addresses the pressing issue of how we are moving forward in our application of the North American ideal of preservation and the stewardship of our vital natural rezources.