the stick and wooden things


anybody know the name of the stick laurel plays with? i think its peeboys/ are they real? i want a set!

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it's called a "peewee"....and good luck finding one...on the internet at least. i'm guessing if you try and type in peewee into google you're not going to find..well...what you were looking for.

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There are tradition pub games in England that use bat and ball which are described at http://www.tradgames.org.uk/games/Bat-Ball.htm. Here you'll find details of a game called Nipsy in which an object is knocked into the air and then hit as far as possible. It originated in South Yorkshire and is apparently closely related to a chilren's game called Billet played in Lancashire - which is the county where Stan was born.

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Stan was born in Ulverston, Cumbria. Not Lancashire.

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Sorry - you're absolutely right.

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According to an entry in Wikipedia, at the time of Arthur Stanley Jefferson's birth (aka Stan Laurel) Ulverston was part of Lancashire:

Until 1974 the town constituted an urban district in the administrative county of Lancashire. It became a successor parish in the Cumbria district of South Lakeland under the Local Government Act 1972.

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not too sure what they call the stick to whack the pee wees with, but I know my dad gave my sister one that he might have made or someone else made them. I remember one side of the stick had a flattened out area and the pee wees are best made on a wood lathe or even whittled out of a round wooden dowel. Easier to make than to master using it. They must have done quite a few takes before Stan hit it with such deft.

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It's "Tip-Cat"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip-cat

Eight divided by one-half equals four squared!

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They are real, but I don't know what they're actually called.

Poorly Lived and Poorly Died, Poorly Buried and No One Cried

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In the movie they're called pee-wees, and my Dad told me he played with them as a child (1920's). If you hit the end of the pee-wee it would flip up, and you'd hit it. However, you had to chase them down, because they didn't boomerang back to the striker like Stan's do.

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