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No. 486: Is it a sport or a game?

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Is it a sport or a game?

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: I've invented a new sport combining physical and mental skill requirements.
T-Rex: A bit like Chess Boxing.
T-Rex: Which is totally a real thing, by the way - look it up. Anyway, I've made a better version by basing it on Asian stuff, because we all know Asian stuff is cooler.
Utahraptor: Uh huh. What do you call it?
T-Rex: Tae kwon go.
Utahraptor: ...
Utahraptor: Actually
Utahraptor: ...
Utahraptor: that's really clever.
T-Rex: You say that like I never say anything clever!
T-Rex: I'm so going to joseki your butt!

The author writes:

It's particularly good because it combines both Korean and Japanese arts into one, unlike the failed mixed martial arts and board game attempt ken-go, in which you whack your opponent with a bamboo sword while they try to think of their move.