By Nathan Olsen & Robert Olsen

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  1. Little known bit of trivia: For a year in the early 1990’s Spaulding test marketed a zombie head ball in an isolated Pennsylvania town called Romeroburg. The ball was for a newer, more animated version of “Dodge Ball” called “Look Out!” It didn’t pan out. In fact, all the balls introduced eventually had to be pierced, incinerated and burried, while the town of Romeroburg itself had to be cordoned off by the National Guard until “excitement” surrounding the game could be quelled. Later market research attempted by Spaulding bore little fruit since most of the residents were curiously “unavailable.” What little information that was gleaned was classified as top secret by intervening federal authorities. Betcha didn’t know that!

  2. Gasp, I was completely unaware of this tragedy. Isn’t that the way it always goes? Create something new, different and exciting and the authorities want to confiscate it as their own. Protest and they condemn you as an inhuman monster. Well I for one salute you, Spaulding, for bravely attempting to re-animate an otherwise dead playtime activity. I cherished Dodgeball as a child, but the game could use an extreme makeover. “Look Out”, no doubt, brought about great joult. Sure there would be mistakes, casualties, recalls, this to be expected when embarking on any endeavuor, but calling out the National Guard? To incinerate a few bad apples? Though a perfectly acceptable practice when trying to surpress a flesh disolving monsterous blob, to make mankind, nay, the world, a better place, is going too far when covering up, what could have been, one of the greatest achievements of our life times! To cleanse the entire fair hamlet of…what was it?…Romeroburg? How sad, how tragic that what could have been a revolutionary advancement in Dodgeball should fall into the bumbling hands of the government bureaucracy and be buried in a forgotten vault? Oh…oh my…I’m getting all misty eyed.

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