Paperboy

Paperboy for Playstation

I am wanting to buy this game. Obviously it would be used since it is an old game for the Playstation. But I can’t find it on ebay or anywhere else. I also always try to check out shops that sell used video games but have yet to see it anywhere. It is the only version of Paperboy that was released for the playstation.

I do have Midway Arcade Treasures for the Playstation 2 which does have this game on it. But I still want to buy the PS Paperboy game.

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Pinewood Derby 2007 – Trophy Time!

The trophy for the 2007 Pinewood Derby finally came in. It is a traveling department trophy. Of course this year it will go to Engineering because they took all 5 places in the speed category. The trophy is 5 years old. They did the Egg Drop for 3 years and then the Pinewood Derby for the past two years. I am trying to talk ’em into one more year before they change the contest.

2007 Pinewood Derby Display

Without giving away anyone’s identity I will notate the place and category from left to right in the images below:

 

  1. 3rd Place – Speed Category – 2.6007
  2. 4th Place – Speed Category – 2.60170
  3. 4th Place – Theme Category – General Lee
  4. 3rd Place – Theme Category – Magical Mystery Tour Bus

  1. 1st Place – Theme Category – Christine
  2. 2nd Place – Speed Category – 2.6005
  3. 1st Place – Speed Category – 2.6000

  1. 5th Place – Speed Category – 2.607
  2. 5th Place – Theme Category – Knight Rider

In the photo above you can easily see how the wheels on the speed category vehicles were grinded down to a pencil thin width. If we do it again I’d like to see a modified and unmodified category. That would allow for more winners. Otherwise if you don’t grind your wheels down then I wouldn’t bother entering the speed category.

 

The above cars were just done for fun. I’d have to ask but I don’t think they were made with the supplied kits. There is no way. All we were given was a wood block, two axels, four wheels and our wits to work with. 

Christine, the 1st Place Theme Category is a thing of beauty. They did such a good job on it. Very impressive. The other cars looked really good too. But supposedly the voting is done by outside parties and they go on creativity and how close it represented the vehicle in the show/movie. My bus and a couple of others had pictures of the real deal and I was told that seemed to help.

You may or may not have noticed that Blue Truck who got 2nd place in the Theme Category is not in the line up. Rumor has it he gave the PWD car to his kids and it is no longer in “display” condition. I did find out for sure that he did not designate his car to a TV show or movie so I did “officially” get robbed. But as I said before he did do a better job on his PWD car. He had the proper tools at his disposal and that makes a lot of difference. As does experience. It was my first time.

I really like how they mounted our cars for us on a plaque. They turned out really nice. I’m glad I didn’t let my fear get in the way. Had I known how good the competition was going to be I never would have done it. My cousin tried to tell me. But I never listen.

UPDATE:  the cars on top of the trophy were supplied by Woodland Scenics. That is the company that loans us the track to race the cars on. I knew they weren’t made from the “supplied” kits.

Related: Pinewood Derby 2007 Third Place Winner

Pinewood Derby 2007 – Third Place Winner!

This year’s Pinewood Derby theme was Television and Movies. I chose to recreate the bus from the 1967 Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour.

Magical Mystery Tour Bus

I tried to find stills from the movie on the Internet but came up empty. So, I then popped the VHS tape in the VCR and took stills myself with my cell phone. The tour bus in the movie look pretty difficult to paint. I headed back to Google and found the picture of the refurbed tour bus on All Beatles News. Hopefully it’s ok that I used that photo. Basically I wanted to make sure that I had a picture for the judges because I didn’t want to count on anyone remembering what it looked like.

Magical Mystery Tour Bus Pinewood Derby Car

This is the first pinewood derby car I have ever made. I think it turned out pretty nice. They had two categories: racing and theme. I was 3/4 of an ounce over on my weight so I couldn’t race it without drilling out some plugs in the bottom. I decided not to bother since the wheels didn’t turn that great anyway. That’s a whole other story. The moral of which is that I should have read the directions. Apparently you have to sand off some of the sides so that by the time you paint and shine it up it won’t be too wide to get the dang wheels on! Ended up having to sand down the inside of the wheels to get the hubcaps on. And as you can see I didn’t account for how big the wheels are when I did my logo job on the sides of the bus. Live and learn. Next time my pinewood derby car will be able to enter both racing and theme contests.

Magical Mystery Tour Bus Pinewood Derby Car

 I got 3rd Place (or Bronze Medal Winner as I like to call it). First place was a really cool Christine PWD car from the Steven King movie. Since it was my first time I didn’t really understand what you could do. I thought you had to use just one of the supplied kits. They took two kits and used the wood blocks to make a car that maintained aspect of the real thing. It did turn out really good.  The second place winner was called Blue Truck and I feel I got robbed because it didn’t specify itself to a TV show or movie. It stated in the official rules under the Theme Category: Technical Standards that “Theme cars will be judged on creativity & how closely they represent the TV show or movie.” But whatever. It was really good too. As you would expect since the entrant works in the cabinet shop for Engineering.

All in all I did pretty good for a girl.

Related: Pinewood Derby 2007 Trophy Time

We’re Live! Go Osage Soccer!

The website for the School of the Osage High School Soccer is live. Check it out at itstartswithagoal.com.

Go Osage Soccer

It’s just the beginning. There is still a lot of work to be done to make this a reality. Let’s get this program going for Fall 2008! Let’s get a program that has teams for girls and boys. To find out how you can help check out the web site.

Osage Soccer!

Dan worked really hard on content for a web site to gather support for a soccer program at the School of the Osage. Previous attempts to establish one had been shot down by the school board for a variety of reasons. So I took Dan’s ideas and information and put together the site which I uploaded to a test environment on the web.

Osage Soccer...It Starts With A Goal

As soon as we got it pretty much finished the school board met on the 17th and approved moving forward with the development of a soccer program. WOO HOO! I think we might still utilize a web presence to help gain support for and offer access to information about the new program.