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"zOMG, d00d, that Korean just got ippwn3d!!!" 


Matt Sussman over at http://blogcritics.org posted a really interesting article about his Olympic viewing habits and how Judo features in it.

In his article "Pinned Down By Olympic Judo" Matt talks about how he has been watching the Judo from Beijing and liking it.

I particulary liked this passage:

After a day of zoning into the hypnotizing flips and grips, I had to check out the rules. Different kinds of takedowns and pins have a rather subjective scoring system, and the highest score judo's "knockout," if you will is called ippon. The fact that it rhymes with "own" should definitely captivate the World of Warcraft audience to no end. "zOMG, d00d, that Korean just got ippwn3d!!1"


I know I plan on describing good throws as "severe ippwnage" from now on. Especially for my "Digital Native" readers I am sure the term will take off.

Take a look at the site, and maybe let Matt know you've read his article.



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