Man, remember when I used to watch these? These used to be fun. I guess they decided that having little girls stumble when reading the teleprompter was not as entertaining for the morning crowd.
Now only one woman remains standing.
Instead of random NMB members, it’s just Nana and her newscaster buddy.
And today we’re going to talk about the sport Squash. In Japanese it becomes Skasshu. Uh, okay, I don’t know how that happened. It’s almost as confusing as how things like “donuts” and “peanuts” are the Japanese word for “donut” and “peanut” too since there’s so singular/plural distinction. I would like one donuts please.
I used to play racquetball in university. And by “play racquetball” I mean that we’d go to the gym on campus, rent the rackets, and then just hit the ball with little regard for the rules actually were. I think one day I actually looked up the rules, but I stopped there. Like hell I would actually play by the rules!
Squash is different from racquetball, though. They have a lot of similarities but they’re different. Kinda like… DotA2 and LoL.
So our lovely ladies walk us through the rules and do a few practice shots and then it’s game on.
Nana ends up taking the match 5-4. I mean, it goes about as well as it could for beginners, where pivotal moments are decided by whiffing the ball.
I’ve actually been looking for a cardio solution since I can’t really run due to my flat feet. I don’t think squash or racquetball will be that solution, though. It looked cool, it made me want to try it again, but I don’t think it’s doable.
And that’ll do it for this segment. I actually do miss this show. I remember analogizing it do Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, and such a show is really helpful when it comes to learning about niche stuff and vocabulary. Just a shame my hard drive went under.