I used to go to school with a guy who could put so much backspin on the cueball when he played pool that it made the table go back in time. All of the balls would just go straight back in the pockets. It didn't help him win, that's not how pool works. In fact, he wasn't very good at pool at all. It was an ok party trick though.

I always thought his life would have made a great Buffy or Smallville type show. He could have just wandered around for thirty nine minutes crying about cheerleaders, weeping about the prom and sulking about the quarterback bully who actually turns out to be a nice guy in the end. Then in the fourtieth minute someone would challenge him to a game of pool and he'd make the table go back in time.

Mark, Chicago.

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