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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 2:16 PM 

In the episode "The Robbery" in Season 1, when George and Jerry are (immaturely) trying to decide who gets the great apartment, the debate is settled with a "choose." Now, after watching the episode countless times, I understand the game I think. But is this a common thing? Perhaps not of my generation? Is it a northern thing? I've never heard or seen this method of childish solutioning before...

btw, what they seem to do is "shoot" out one or two fingers. One person "has odds" and one person "has evens." If two ones are "shot" then the person with evens "wins" that choose. It's actually a pretty ingenius game.

So anyone ever seen this before?

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 2:31 PM 

Um, yeah...My Dad knows it, I know it, my 15 year old nephew knows it and the 6-10 year old kids that I coach basketball know it. I might have left out a generation or 2, but I don't think it's a generational or regional thing.

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 2:55 PM 

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 2:59 PM 

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 3:03 PM 

I have wondered about that myself. I've never heard of it and quite frankly don't "get it" now (even with the explanation).

Paper, rock, scissors I've heard of but don't Mickey and K-man add "match"? That is new to me.

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 3:12 PM 

I'm in Montreal, and i've played this game many times. It might be an east-coast, north thing. i don't know.

But basically, one person chooses even, the other chooses odds. Then each player has the option of throwing out one finger or two. If both players throw out the same number of fingers (1-1, or 2-2) then even wins. If the two players throw out a different number of fingers (1-2 or 2-1) then odds wins. See...not so hard.

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 3:15 PM 

Actually, this game is better than Rock, Paper, Scissors because there is no chance of a tie.

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 3:53 PM 

Marcelino...THAT was outrageous!

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 5:59 PM 

"Choose you for it" has never existed in Michigan. Never heard of it before Seinfeld. Must be a hillbilly game, like rock, paper, scissors.

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PostPosted: March 30, 2005 7:19 PM 

Jeffrey cleared it up for me, thanks!

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PostPosted: May 28, 2009 7:41 PM 

That answers my confusion about that game. Very Happy

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PostPosted: May 29, 2009 7:11 AM 

In Detroit, we call it "armed robbery."

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