Rock, Paper, Scissors
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Watch these elementary students in another epic rock-paper-scissors battle!
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[00:00:00.341](upbeat jazzy music)
[00:01:00.570]Hi, folks, what I just showed you is not a martial art.
[00:01:05.810]It's a game:
[00:01:13.890]Paper covers rock,
[00:01:16.890]rock beats scissors,
[00:01:18.670]scissors beats paper, we've been playing it for generations.
[00:01:22.440]This is a variation on that game.
[00:01:24.760]It's called Rock, Paper, Scissors Battle, okay?
[00:01:28.090]Rocks, Paper, Scissors Battle.
[00:01:29.940]Instead of rocks, like this, this is rock.
[00:01:34.740]Instead of scissors like this,
[00:01:38.020]this is scissors.
[00:01:40.600]And instead of paper, this.
[00:01:45.426](upbeat jazzy music)
[00:02:02.940]Okay, now we're gonna show you how to play the game.
[00:02:05.080]If you don't have the gi, that's okay.
[00:02:06.870]This is a gi/no-gi game, so here we go.
[00:02:09.830]Marshall, the first thing we're gonna do
[00:02:11.690]is go one, two, three, and we're gonna pick
[00:02:13.470]rock, paper, or scissors, ready?
[00:02:15.160]One, two, three.
[00:02:17.360]Now we both picked the same,
[00:02:18.530]so we just have to do it again, ready?
[00:02:20.150]One, two, three.
[00:02:21.980]Marshall, face them a little more so they can see you.
[00:02:23.860]There you go, all right.
[00:02:25.630]Now, I picked scissors, Marshall picked papers.
[00:02:28.570]We all know that scissors beats paper, so I won, right?
[00:02:36.200]I didn't win, I'm only in control.
[00:02:38.870]So now I'm in control,
[00:02:40.580]and now Marshall has to watch me,
[00:02:42.420]and when I change to the next selection,
[00:02:46.120]Marshall has to change as well,
[00:02:48.060]and the goal of the game is to try to get your opponent
[00:02:51.120]to go to the same thing that you go to.
[00:02:53.310]Once you're in control.
So I'm gonna change.
[00:02:56.090]Once I'm in control.
[00:02:57.070]once they're in control.
[00:03:00.940]Okay, now I went to rock,
[00:03:02.850]and as soon as Marshall saw me move to rock,
[00:03:04.860]he moved to scissors,
[00:03:06.070]so I'm still in control 'cause rocks beats scissors.
[00:03:08.650]So Marshall has to watch me,
[00:03:10.370]and I'm gonna move again.
[00:03:11.470]When I move, Marshall has to move right with me.
[00:03:15.300]Okay now, Marshall stayed on scissors,
[00:03:17.220]and I moved to paper.
[00:03:18.520]Scissors beats paper so now Marshall's in control.
[00:03:23.260]Now Marshall's still in control 'cause he's rocks.
[00:03:27.810]He's still in control 'cause he's scissors, I'm paper.
[00:03:32.051](intense orchestral music)
One, two, three.
One, two, three.
[00:03:58.540]Okay, I'm in control, I'm paper, Arrow's rock,
[00:04:01.010]so he's watching me...
[00:04:04.710]He stayed rock and I stayed paper.
You got me.
[00:04:22.054](intense musical buildup)
(high pitched laughter)
[00:05:08.091]What is this?
[00:05:10.859]Paper, scissors, scissors,
[00:05:12.149]scissors, scissors, rock, scissors, scissors.
[00:05:17.620]Check out more fun activities,
[00:05:19.230]just like this one, at go.unl.edu/abeautifulday
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