Rock, Paper, Scissors Hits the Big Screen Just in Time for World RPS Championship

A friend of mine has been working on a neat film for a couple years now and the trailer finally released this week. The movie, Flying Scissors, is a feature-length mockumentary about competitive "Rock, Paper, Scissors"- something like Spellbound meets The Office meets third grade. Looks pretty funny- so I thought I'd share. (Feel free to check out the trailer on YouTube or visit the official homepage.)

The release of the trailer is timed beautifully, leading up to this Saturday's World Rock, Paper, Scissors Championship in Toronto. Think I'm kidding? Actually, competitive RPS is very real. And for a mere $40, you can buy-in on the action- a much more economical shot at 15 minutes of fame on ESPN than the $10,000 World Series of Poker ante. Of course, streaking through a professional sporting event still probably carries the best ROI, offering a guaranteed 30 second spot on Sportscenter (times 12 airings/day) and a 1 in 10 chance of making plays of the week as an extra special bonus.

I'm glad to see the "sport" of RPS seems to really be picking up steam, with ESPN airing competitive RPS on the network back in July and noteworthy publications, including TechCrunch and the Associated Press, taking note as well. A few years ago some friends and I were in Napa during the Western regional finals, but passed up going to visit a few wineries. I love good wine, but in hindsight, it probably would've been much more memorable to go see the RPS tournament.

To learn more, visit The World RPS Society or USA RPS.

And if you happen to be competing this weekend, best of luck...and, please, please do report back on your experience!

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