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Patterns for basketball jersey?

Does anyone have a pattern to make a basketball jersey?

Question by Quiksilver2693  


Painting basketball shoes

I want to pep up these shoes. So my idea was to paint them, so can anyone tell me how to paint it, what paint to use and suggest colors and designs. And will the paint stay after rough use (playing basketball) and wash? Any way to make it permanent? Thx in advance.

Topic by nk97    |  last reply


How can I be a Better Basketball shooter and how can I jump higher?

I am a good overall player but I need help on my shooting.

Question by sammychow4    |  last reply


How would I go about making a basketball that deflates via remote control?

For a project, I'd like to make basketball that deflates when someone pushes a button on a remote. This is really just a proof of concept for a video, so if the mechanism impedes the ability to play, that's okay for now. Does anyone have any ideas on how to tackle this unusual challenge?

Question by AlfredoSG    |  last reply


I AM VERY MUCH INTERESTED IN THE SIGNED HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BASKETBALL FOR MY SON!!

THE SIGNED HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS BASKETBALL FOR SALE BY ONE OF YOUR MEMBERS?? I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW THIS REALLY WORKS?? SOMEONE PLEASE CONTACT ME! THANK YOU,

Question by DAV2296    |  last reply



how do you download games on your psp?

Games like basket ball

Question by cory94    |  last reply


Uses for Old Basketballs & Soccer balls

I have access to loads of old basketballs and soccer balls that are always floating in the river by my house. (they get washed into the river from people's yards whenever it storms) They're usually fairly worn and dry-rotted from sitting in the sun but most of them still hold air. I was trying to think of some type of outdoors, maybe flowerbed/garden related, craft I could use them for. I'm looking for practical uses or even artistic uses. I've thought about cutting them in half and making hanging planters, but we don't really have any places to put hanging planters in my yard. If you have any ideas or inspiration, please do share. Thanks!

Topic by geekchic    |  last reply


How do basketball arcade scoreboards work?

Hey everyone, I am looking for some insight on how basketball arcade systems keep track of  scores. Some use infared sensors and others use clickers/triggers, but I have no idea how/where they're implemented. Here's a popular system: http://www.lifetime.com/gallery/sporting-goods/basketball/double-shot/90056 I am doing a project which will require me to use an arduino microcontroller and thought this would be cool. Output would be on a 3 digit led display, hopefully noone scores above 999 lol Thanks

Topic by prodigy9    |  last reply


Advice to build a tank to film dunking a basketball!

Hello!Here’s my challenge! I need your help. Could you recommend a build for this project?I’m looking to build a solution so I can film myself dunking a basketball. I would like the shot to follow me as I approach the hoop from about 10-15 feet away. My idea is a tank with a mounted GoPro onto it, possibly on a tabletop tripod as well.My budget is $50-100. The tank would need to move simultaneously with me as I approach the hoop. I thought perhaps a line tracking sensor could work, I could lay a piece of contrast tape on the solid colored basketball court. Or if I can program a movement with proper timing. Whichever is easier.I chose a tank versus car so that it would reduce vibration and steadier shot. Also a tank is sturdier so in case the ball flies over and hits the tank and camera.I don’t have any programming or robotics experience, but I’m a quick learner. I’d rather not tinker too much, and just want to have a working solution so I can focus on dunking!thanks for your help!Bhere’s a possibly chassis: OTTFF Robot Tank Chassis Track Compatible with Arduino Tank Aluminum Alloy Chassis Raspberry DIY STEM - Speed of 20m / min Maximum Load 2kg https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07C2Q63XG/ref=cm_sw_r_...

Question by bsee20  


How do i shoot a 3 pointer in basketball?

I dont know how to do it i just keep trying and keep missing by a mile

Question by patriotsman  


one way air valves (like on a football,basketball etc)

Looking for valves see photo (ok don't uploader not working) Well a valve that you stick an inflator needle into like on a soccer ball, basket ball etc. Need 12-50 or so. Anyone have a source? I've searched but no luck, it might be I just haven't phrased it right but... TIA Danneauxs

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How to prevent aching legs after Weights, basketball, falling, etc.?

My legs ache, bad, i can barely walk, i need a remedy to prevent this, i stretch before i lift except for yesterday when i was just playing basketball, but that's the only time they have hurt since i have started lifting.

Question by Yerboogieman  


So what, Lakers gonna win?

Are the Lakers gonna win against the Celtics in the finals? If they do by how much? And if not, how much will the celtics win by? I think Lakers by 6.

Question by GianniMora    |  last reply


any body interested in buying baseball/football/basketball/wrestling cards? Answered

Message if you are interested and i will give you a price and show you the cards! :)

Question by bhanon815    |  last reply


fav sports

Hey guys list ur fav sport right here!! mine is..........FOOTBALL!!!

Topic by kylekosan23    |  last reply


Is there a short range motion sensor that can read a basketball coming right in front of it but not a player nearby?

 I need something that can read and log a basketball coming close to it, but not anything else nearby. I would also like to find out if I could use a second unit of the same product to put under the net to record when the ball goes through. Does anyone have any ideas that might be able to help me????? Any thoughts are much appreciated.

Question by samuelswinslow    |  last reply


Vertical Measurement

These vertical measurement things (http://www.volleyballheadquarters.com/volleyball-equipment/training/verticalchallenger.cfm) cost upward of $350!!! Is there any way this can be made on the cheap. All help would be very appreciated. 

Topic by adamgadamg    |  last reply


any ideas?

Dang, i got nuffin. ok, i need a new idea for a new 'ible. my hobbies and interests are: simple computer operations (up to the upgrading ram point), basketball, music, games, humor, and crude weapons for starters

Topic by coolz    |  last reply


How can you make your own shade cover for spectators at an event using PVC pipe?

We are having a handball tournament and behind the courts is a basketball court the only place to sit and I wanted to make a background with shade material for the spectators.

Question by misanz    |  last reply


2 Great games in one, from Knex!

Here is my 2 in one for a basketball game, and a horseshoes game! both are from the KOI line of things. look out for future ibles/slideshows in this line, as they are Not Guns!

Topic by Bartboy    |  last reply


Increase V.Leap

I was think of injecting plastic sponge filled with water as the sole of a basketball shoe, hoping the water pressure could help to increase the leg power and increase the vertical leap. Meaning : using plastic sponge Or rather i think of another alternative,which is to use static electricity to store inside the shoe,which later will transfer from the shoe to the leg of human, and hopefully increase the vertical leap.

Topic by justcallmefreak    |  last reply


Avatar making competition- Win a patch!

Basically what the title says. Just make me an awesome avatar for a chance to win a patch! Some rules: -Must be entered by Thursday 14th -Must be an avatar? :/ -Waaaaa! I can't think of anything else! Waaaaaa! Some things |I'm interested in to help you: -Knex -Knex guns -Anything knex -Basketball -Gym/workout (Lol) -Building -Enginerring Good luck!

Topic by Hiyadudez    |  last reply


Airballs Website

This website was created and moderated by one of my freinds, and he would like some members to make it a more popular site. It has forum topics such as paintball, airsoft, halo, and cheat codes. We have links to airsoft selling websites, paintball selling websites, and Airballs t shirts. oh yeah airballs is basketball term where you miss the hoop completely! maybe not such a good idea to make t shirts.... http://airballs.forums1.net/index.htm

Topic by nerfer192    |  last reply


Is it possible for the Arduino to execute a Neopixel strip animation while simultaneously playing some type audio effects?

Hi,I have my Arduino mega connected to a 84 pixel Neopixel strip with an IR proximity sensor monitoring a basketball hoop. When the sensor is triggered the program executes a Neopixel animation. Simple as that. My question is:Is it possible for the Arduino to execute a Neopixel strip animation while simultaneously playing some type audio effects?

Topic by LEDLIT1  


Remote connection to an underwater solenoid and air canister

Hi and thanks for welcoming me to instructables. I need to develop an idea by remotely connecting to a solenoid to allow the inflation of an air bag that will be sitting on the ocean or river or lake floor. No greater depth than 20m. The size of the air bag will be the volume of a basketball to be able to lift no more than 2-3 KG. I would like to know how I can communicate remotely to a control unit on a basket and air bag.Thank you Terry Gillam

Question by terrygillam    |  last reply


electronic numeric display board for volleyball

I have searched the Internet hard for a reasonably priced electronic numeric display board to no avail.  I am interested in constructing a remote control scoreboard for volleyball similar to basketball scoreboards deployed in high schools.  For many years I have played and continue to play a LOT of drop in volleyball at various local Rec Centers.  It would be great to be able to keep track of the score with a remote control device in your pocket while playing the game. Alternatively please let me know of any high schools being torn down which could be an opportunity to save a basketball scoreboard that would otherwise be relegated to a land fill site. When you think about the utility of such a device, why hasn't this project been done before?  Maybe it has and if you have any info then PLEASE forward.   I would seriously entertain any posted price for such a completed device if it exists as the hero factor is huge.  The advantage of building it yourself is that you are in a position to manufacture duplicates for others and you become the repair man. The bigger the display board, the better.  I know they exist but are mostly cost prohibitive.  At this point I am prepared to start with a small display for the prototype in order to get this project started since I am very enthused.

Question by rjwiles    |  last reply


Instructables Holiday Trampolining Party

For our holiday party, Instructables and a few members of Potenco went trampolining at Sky High Sports. Sky High is essentially a couple of basketball-court-sized areas filled with trampolines. You bounce around like crazy, doing flips, playing dodge ball, and generally exhausting yourself. The potential for bodily injury is high, which for me, makes for an excellent holiday party. Afterward, we stuffed ourselves with Indian food.Today, the day after, everyone is nearly too sore to stand up straight.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


How could I make a shot clock count down without the control board?

I came across an old basketball shot clock (Nevco SCD-2, from 1987) , and upon seeing it I instantly thought of new years, It would be an epic countdown. Not to mention the immensely loud buzzer that it contains. Problem is I can't seem to get any info about how the circuitry works (the clock thing is pre-interenet).  The only input (besides power) is a small plug similar to coaxial that I assume sends some kind of pulse that is decoded on board. anybody got any ideas?

Question by misterpicture    |  last reply


Could someone give me information and advice on vegetarianism?

I would like some advice on vegetarianism. Could someone give me a pro and con on veg diet compared to a meat diet, with vegetarianism can one achieve the right amount of proteins and minerals for the body without vitamins or supplements? Is it healthy, or healthier then a meat diet? Can the same effect be caused on a "meatless Monday" diet of food. And does it fit for me; I'm 6 foot, 195 pounds, 15 years old, very active(running, basketball, swimming). Just interested on the health effects it could cause. 

Question by JohnJY    |  last reply


Professional Assemblers and Installation Technicians

Hey everyone.... The Savvy Tech... (Mike) here, I am a professional assembly technician and have been for about 30 years. Don't know what I am talking about... you have seen the stuff on displayed at the store that looks great but when the asking about taking one home, people find out it comes in a box and requires assembly. Sometimes the assembly is easy... many times, not! If you like building things we should talk. I am the founder of the United Assemblers Network and recruiter for UX Assembly. Check out this recruiting video on the UAN website. Thanks, MikeM

Topic by OhMike    |  last reply


TV sports blow.

I hate sports on TV.  In math class today, we were talking about how some major league baseball player who gets paid at least 1 Million dollars per year has a batting average of .235, which is pretty lame.  Why the heck do people pay tickets or watch TV just to see average people play baseball or basketball or any sport actually?  In that case, why don't people pay to watch kids play basketball in the gym or to watch adults play softball in their free time?  It's the same thing, the only thing that the people who play sports in their spare time don't have is a huge corporation backing them up and putting their faces on TV. Secondly, it gets in the way of programs I want to watch.  I turn on the TV at the advertised time to watch Family Guy, which was at 7:00, and instead I get to watch a baseball game with sub-par action.  I don't really care about who won what game, and I don't see how this is any different from sports games that adults play out of their spare time.   To make it worse, kids at school just talk and talk and talk about the sports games.  Shut the hell up people!  I don't care about the games, I don't care who won, I don't care about that pass or slam dunk, stop wasting my time.   Boycott sports.  Don't buy tickets, don't watch games, and DON'T BUY ANY TEAM JERSEYS THAT STORES HAPPEN TO SELL!

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Put on your beer goggles

My school recently bought a few pairs of "beer goggles" apparently these are goggles that when are put on simulate being drunk! How on earth does this work, "DRUNK BUSTERS Impairment Goggles™ simulate effects of impairment, including reduced alertness, slowed reaction time, confusion, visual distortion, alteration of depth and distance perception, reduction of peripheral vision, poor judgement and decision making, double vision, and lack of muscular coordination. For some people, impairment might result after as little as one drink." I will be going into the gym with my health class to attempt to play basketball tomorrow or monday. But until then I am curious as to how these work. http://www.drunkbusters.com/store/shopexd.asp?id=19

Topic by astrozombies138    |  last reply


iRobot Create Submission: Automatic Field Chalker/Painter

Hello fellow Instructablites,As both an athlete and innovator, I am constantly looking for fun, easy, and creative ways to circumvent mundane tasks or activities. One specific task I've noticed many a time is chalking or spray painting line dimensions onto a playing field or court. For some sports, such as baseball and driveway basketball, the playing fields are chalked instead of painted. The lines are time and again washed away by a rain storm and it must be done over. With soccer fields, the painting must be done once a season, plus the second coat for playoffs. Basketball courts must be taped once a season as well.What compels me so much to create such a bot is the degree of simplicity that can be achieved for these tasks. There is so much complexity in laying out a correct set of lines and arcs. From circular three point arcs to proper dimensions of a volleyball court, there is plenty of room for human mistakes. A fully automatic Roomba would be able to both speed up and eliminate incorrect, and potentially gerrymandered, field lines. They will be pre-programmed on the bot and selected for what particular field it is designated to line.I am convinced that all of these types of tasks can be implemented into an "iRobot Create" to lessen the burden and hassle of the aforementioned activities. My brother Steve and I have developed this idea and fully believe it can be implemented well within out intellectual boundaries.After reading some of the comments we've received, we are now taking into consideration some new ideas. In-route Calibration. We aim to implement an accelerometer to keep the dead reckoning honest. Chalking repository. Instead of heaving all the chalk around in one huge battery draining load, we are considering using chalk/paint stations to refill the coating supply. Hopefully this will keep power usage at a minimum. Tank treads. These will probably enhance the fielder chalker/painter in every way, since it will be used outdoors.Thank you for taking the time to read our entry!Nick and Steve

Topic by technick29    |  last reply


Flood Blacklight?

I know there is already some similar posts but i couldnt find anything relating specifically like this. I got a flood light with the intention of turning it into a flood black light. I want to light up a basketball court sized room using 4 at most. I have a few questions: 1) Is there any way to add anything to the front to turn this in to a black light (Don't need it to be UV rays as I know it's not likely. I just want it to make things fluoresce when it shines on them)? I'm looking at doing something similar to the sharpie black light hack. 2) This light puts good clear light for more the 40 yards. If there were a way to mod it into a black light, how much will it affect the range of good light? 3) Is there any way to connect the lighting to a battery pack or some sort of regular 3 pronged plug?

Topic by DavidK52    |  last reply


Cool things to build in a cardboard maze?

I am in charge of building a cardboard maze for my churches "Harvest Party" (basically a safer, family oriented alternative for trick or treating). I have been doing this for a couple years, and last year we build a maze about 80x60 feet big (all out of cardboard an duct tape!). So now we are starting to plan out this years maze. I was just wondering if anyone had some really cool ideas of stuff to put into the maze, or an interesting structure/passageway to add to the maze. Not sure about sizes yet, but I think this year we can expand the maze to about half the size of a basketball court or larger (so size does not matter). In the past we have done blacklights, strobes, etc. Please no ideas about skeletons/ghosts/hauntings. This maze is for kids, and is an alternative to "scarier" halloween traditions. Keep this in mind as you post please. Thanks, I am looking forward to your replies! A907

Topic by astroboy907    |  last reply


how can i become as good as possible in basball whithin a week?

I know the basic rules, and we'll play by hitting the ball off a tee (like in golf just much higher). It's for a sportsday of the whole college. Any class attends in two disciplines in a tournament against all ther classes and the teachers team. This year it's football and baseball. (last year was basketball and swimming, extremely funny). Now i'm pretty bad at the moment and i'm in my final year, so i don't want to be the jackass who screws up for the seniors :P I'm a pretty good runner on short distances and the field won't be huge (good advantage), but i'll need to hit the ball far enough to run, that is my major problem. (already read a tutorial from this side, but it wasn't that helpful), so i'm very glad for any tricks, ideas, instructions or whatever. thanks in advantage, oliver from switzerland (yes, the guys with the evil tax-stealing banks XD)

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Paper route paper canon

Hey guys, I need some suggestions. I'm wanting to build a canon type device that will toss/shoot/push out a newspaper that is rolled up, onto peoples porchs. I do paper route delivery, and getting out of the car for houses setting kind of a ways back is a pain. Or just having to get out everyime kind of sucks. I'm thinking more along the lines of something that is spring loaded. Also, one problem is when you roll up the news paper, you use rubber bands. But if I were to have a chamber where the paper when down into it, the rubber bands would affect how the paper slid out the gun, since rubber bands of course having a rubbery consistancy that would almost be like a rubbery shoe bottom stopping suddenly on a basketball court, putting a brake on it's velocity. Anyhow, and ideas would be great. PVC type canon with a spring inside seems like that might be functional, but how would the locking device work, etc. etc...

Topic by jasonmluna    |  last reply


How can I make a hollow, see-through sphere? Answered

This is for an adaptation of a lamp. What I want is to cover the bulb with a large (little smaller than a basketball) sphere, so there will be a hole in one end. Light obviously needs to be able to shine through. My first thought was a resin of some sort, and a quick search led me to epoxy resin. Is this see-through? Can colour be added? Any other ideas? Some early thoughts: - In an inflated balloon, inject liquid. Rotate, thereby distributing fairly evenly, until liquid hardens. Cons: How long do I have to rotate this balloon? What if it pops!? (Could use a hard container...) - Double boiler: Use two similar bowls, small inside larger, fill in between. Cons: How to get it even? Smaller bowl would float (weigh it down...) Not even close to a sphere With your suggestions I'll do a few trials, possibly put out an instructable if something works. All suggestions are welcome (even if they deviate a little). Thanks!

Question by funkrack    |  last reply


knex ideas

Here are some ideas that you can use if you give credit to me. NOTE: use the honor system, if you really did get these ideas by yourself then fine but be honest. Also if anyone wants to start one of these projects with me then send me a pm. lawn mower--------------i already tried but i failed cause i'm not good with gears :( full sized fan--------------same not good with gears rubix cube-----------------may not be possible mask skateboard TIME MACHINE (jk, but you could try) dog tennis ball thrower----------my dog is awesome backpack boat trimmer door basketball hoop scooter gun with gears like an airsoft one glasses (i think this is already done) picture frame jet skii elevator gum ball machine with tracks for the gum ball (like ball machines) full sized bike flamethrower (might need to use other stuff like FIRE YEAH I LOVE FIRE) hat bb easy loader for airsoft guns blowback gun There you are!

Topic by Football viking boy    |  last reply


iRobot Create Challenge Winners Announced

IRobot, Tom's Hardware, and Instructables are happy to announce the winners for the iRobot Create Challenge! We saw some amazing entries and encourage everyone to see the full group here.First PlaceThe $5,000 goes to: iRobot Create Personal Home Robot by dttworldSecond PlaceThe set of iRobot home robots including iRobot Roomba Discovery, iRobot Scooba 380, iRobot Dirt Dog, & iRobot Create robots stimated retail value of $986.99) goes to: The SOMA Project by thesomaprojectThird PlaceThird Place winners get a choice of one iRobot Roomba Discovery or one iRobot Scooba 5800. Each prize has an estimated retail value of $299. ServerBot - for serving food and drinks by JoeCreate How to make an autonomous basketball playing robot using an iRobot Create as a base by Matthew Oelke eyeRobot - The Robotic White Cane by shrimpy OLPC Telepresence by damonkohler iRobot Create: WiFi Optimizer by vector023 iRobot Create Pool Skimmer/Cleaner by Weissensteinburg Adaptive Mapping and Navigation with iRobot Create by societyofrobots Modifying an iRobot Create to Paint by technoplastique PosterBot: Make a Marker-Writing Robot out of an Old Inket printer and an iRobot Create by W_world iRover: Remotely controlled iRobot Create (or Roomba) by techgeek75Voting was done by ewilhelm and the robotics experts at iRobot. Entries were judged on aesthetics, intelligence, task utility, entertainment value, completeness, originality, and an overall score.Winners will be contacted with prize-claiming instructions soon.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Sports without cable?

Our cable company is terrible. We've tried getting satellite (directv) but there is a big tree in the way and we rent so we can't do anything about that. You can get good quality versions of all of the actual shows that we watch online somewhere (directly from the network's website, hulu, etc). And watching them that way gives you all of the convenience of having a DVR - watch whenever, rewind, fast forward, pause, etc. Also, our TV has a PC input (which we use frequently). So I was thinking of getting a cheap computer to leave hooked up to the TV and set it up to easily navigate through shows. That way we could get rid of our EXPENSIVE and CRAPPY cable. The only problem is sports. I couldn't care less about them but I live with my boyfriend, who loves hockey. Hockey is the hardest sport to watch with low resolution (the puck is tiny! I can't find it in HD sometimes). It's also never shown on the local channels (so no option of the cheapy cable or using some kind of antenna). NHL.com has a subscription you can get to watch online but it won't show you games if it's available on your local cable. So basically - does anyone know of a good place online to watch live (preferably free and good quality) sports? Hockey is the most important but also football/baseball/basketball. Any help would be appreciated!

Question by jwystup    |  last reply


The Fact Robot

FACT ME! -Hedgehogs can climb trees -The Victorians wore gloves that were so tight it could take as long as 20 minutes to put on one glove. -Mexico City boasts the world's largest taxi fleet with over sixty thousand taxis running every day. -Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months a pair of rats could have over a million descendants -All acts of UK parliament are written on goatskin. -Carrots used to be purple -The word “Taxi” is the only word that is spoken the same and means the same, no matter what language is being spoken -If you drove a car at the average motorway speed straight up you would reach space in under an hour. -The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day. -Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated -The average pillow is 6 years old and 10% of it’s weight is made up of dead skin, mites and mite dung. -The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines -New York City was briefly the U.S. capital from 1789 to 1790. -The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore. -The average man contains enough phosphorous to make 2,200 matches -Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun -It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk -In 1985, a pregnant woman was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball -The United States and Canada are the world's largest producers of paper and paper products. -A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon -Hippos are upset, their sweat turns red, that sweat also works as a natural sun tan lotion -Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States. -The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.” There was never a recorded Wendy before. -Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food. -The first toilet in a row of toilets in a public bathroom is the least likely to be used, therefore it is the cleanest. -American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class. -38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday. -Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight. -The average speed of a penguin in the water being about 15 miles per hour. -People get taller when they are in space.

Topic by Lowney    |  last reply


The new me

It's been a toughweek for me, people. School started a week ago and something strange happened. Friends have been abandoning me one by one, and everyone acted soulless in front of me. It seemed like everyone was unhappy with somehing. Then i started to realize that everyone was unhappy with me.  This morning, i received messages from my friends saying why they hate me. Apparently i was an arrogant little ****. My friends were trying to deal with my arrogance for too long, and they couldn't take it anymore. I then logged on to instructables, yet having more controversy on my 'ibles. If you want to know why i am arrogant, I was considered to be a 'perfect kid'. I have a 3.8 gpa in high school now, and i am taking 4 AP classes, and one honors. I also made varsity tennis and JV basketball in freshman year, so i was considered good at sports (not bragging). I also won 3 karate sparring tournaments, which raised my self confidence even more higher, to the point where i almost became a kanye west duplicate. I was incredibly egotistical and happy with my self, because i was good at almost everything. I felt as though i was on top of everyone else, and i have always tried to maintain that position. But that happiness vanished during this week. Even in my first couple of 'ibles, i was overhappy and arrogant, and i used to demand respect and recognition. But i later realized that this wasn't right. I have made my mistakes of being an arrogant D-bag, and i am introducing the new me: a still happy person who doesn't cross the line towards arrogance. - IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Everyone has done bad things and made mistakes. If you haven't done bad things, you are a liar. Ask yourself this: How many times have you cheated on anything? Did you steal from anyone (even something worth a penny)? How many times have you lied to anyone? How many times have you broken the rules of your household, school, or anywhere else? There are many questions i can ask, but i will stop right here. We all make mistakes, but you are a good person as long as you LEARN from your mistake. I have learned from my bad things i have done in the past. I will be more mature and still maintain above a 3.8 gpa and still do my sports, but i will change my attitude and i won't be so arrogant and immature. This is a new me.

Topic by CODawesome    |  last reply


Eee, when I were young...

In no particular order...We had a single telephone in the house, landline, rotary dial, and several neighbours didn't have that.One TV in the house. CRT, 15 inch screen.Only three TV channels.They weren't on all night. They weren't even on all day.Black and white, all the way - TV, camera filmOnly two transistor radios in the house, running off 9V batteries the size of my fist.Most stations were on AM & LW bands. Commercial stations broadcast from "abroad".One record player in the house, which still have a position on the speed selector for playing 78rpm discs.Headphones the size of scotch eggs were the norm, not a fashion statement.No mobile phones at all.No game systems.No hand-held units.No home computers (the ZX81 came out when I was 14).The internet wasn't even a pipedream.The largest libraries had microfiche.Foreign holidays were a luxury - the only £10 trip was a one-way ticket to Australia.I did not see a black man in the flesh until I was 13. Oriental later the same year.Seat belts were not only optional, they were often not fitted.Ladders were toys, not a risk to life and limb.No speed cameras. Speed traps involved measured distances and policemen with stop-watches.No central heating.No double glazing.No catalytic converters.Petrol had lead in it, but only cost pennies a gallon.If you spent an hour in London, your snot turned black. If you spent a day there, it stayed black for a week."CCTV" was just a random collection of consonants.Old factories were called "derelict", not "industrial heritage", and kids called them "playgrounds".The bombsites were still blamed on Hitler.Russia was still Soviet, and old folk thought of them as allies.Hospitals smelled of carbolic soap, and the only infections came in with the patients. Nurses had starched collars and pink-scrubbed hands.I was the only child with asthma in a school of 400.Nobody was allergic to anything, except powdered eggs.Terrorists all had Irish accents, and telephoned the police to tell them where the bombs were.Nuclear power was going to give us free electricity in only five years - just in time to power the robot maid.Nuclear war was a genuine fear.The Falklands War was news, not history.You could hitch-hike and expect to arrive at your destination alive.Alcoholism was a hobby, not a disease.Lager was for poofters, cider was for girls.Nobody knew how to play basketball, baseball or ice hockey, and football was only ever played with a round ball. The nearest thing to "protective clothing" in sport was a goalie's gloves.Rollerskates had wheels on the corners, and strapped to your shoe.Banks were as trusted as the police. The police were trusted.Policemen were tall.Emergency vehicles went nee nah nee nah! (except for the ones with bells).Flared trousers were original.Science fiction had ray guns and robots, and spacemen were spacemen.You could travel ten miles and find people who spoke a different dialect (not just a different accent).Kids who misbehaved in school got sent to the head for a caning, instead of to the doctor for a tablet.Health and safety meant "don't do anything daft", and if you fell off a roof and broke your leg it was your own damned fault, not the fault of the roof-owner for not warning you about the drop, and nobody sued anybody.Gay meant "happy", and camp meant "in tents".Teachers that hit you were firm professionals, not dangerous perverts.The phrase "two car family" hadn't been coined....and I didn't feel quite so old.

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