Sunday, September 02, 2012

How to catch pigeons with a yo yo

Reading the instructions in an origami book while trying to fold an origami tiger is a little like reading James Joyce's Ulysses while attempting to catch pigeons with a yo yo. Check this out:

31. Inside reverse-fold the two lower flaps. These will be the hind legs. The folds at the top are formed in a single motion. Find, on each side of the centrelink, a discontinuous shaded flap with two layers. The junction of the two layers forms a tiny pocket containing the loose paper needed to.... 

And, while you are reading this and attempting to fold your tiny origami paper tiger with an even tinier sheet of paper, in one swift elegant motion, you find that you have folded a perfect paper ball.

PS Perhaps you may think I have neglected to instruct you on how to catch pigeons with a yo yo, but that is not the case. Here's how, in three easy steps:

1. Go into the garden with your yo yo. 

2. Do stuff with your yo yo.

3. Catch a pigeon.


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