CB’s question (see comments under WWJD) has prompted some recollecting and some research on my part (as well as a spelling correction – it’s wff, not wiff).
Anyway, the recollecting is of a brief period in late high school … very brief. My cousin, who was a year older and the son of my mother’s brother (a conservative, hypocritical, condescending prick … but I digress), had gotten a game named Wff ‘n Proof. My cousin was in the throes of applying to colleges and hadn’t done so well in high school (his father’s alcoholism was never discussed as a possible contributing factor … but there I go again). Wff ‘n Proff was this game of logic, created by a Yale professor or some equally erudite dude … and it was felt that it might give a leg up to those who played it, possibly even increasing IQ’s by some rather large increment.
My mother, for reasons I don’t know and never will (she died in 1975) thought that this game would be a good idea for our family, too. What I do know is that I was at first very excited to learn the game – and quickly found it to be an extremely frustrating, off-putting, and discouraging process. I don’t think that anyone in either our or my cousin’s family learned the game. The rule/instruction book was of an outrageous length (168 pages or something). Looking back, I believe that, the Bush family legacy aside, I developed a dislike for Yale based upon this game. Enough of that (mentioning the Bush family and my dastardly uncle in one post is a bit much for a Sunday morning).
For Pia Sundhage fans, here’s a YouTube video of Pia in 1985 (those who speak Swedish will get quite a bit more out of this than the rest of us – but still, it’s fun to see a younger Pia) … and another of an interview with Pia (apparently from/for Swedish TV). There are some comments by Kate Markgraf and Abby Wambach which will be understandable to non-Swedish speakers.
And of course, there are, today, the NHIAA Class M Girls’ Basketball quarterfinals up at Plymouth State University. Will the Belmont HS girls defeat Conant? (You bet!) Will Epping up-end Gilford? (Oh yeah!) Will Mascoma prevail over Newfound? (This pundit says yes!) Will Hillsboro-Deering beat Campbell and keep moving toward the semi’s? (Uh huh!) Stay tuned for results … I am wrong @ 85% of the time!
And will our friend PaulaLR do an awesome job officiating the Gilford-Epping game? (Absolutely!)