Best Sport

City Paper

On the surface, Kick the Can is a simple game with humble origins. Conceived of and developed by Choke Motel and the bands of the Hour Haus practice space, players attempt to kick empty aluminum cans into an upright trash can from about 18 feet away. But in reality it is a complex sport defined by such things as the contour of your footwear, the gradual atrophy of kicked cans, Calvinball-esque changes in rules and scoring, and most important of all: getting some hang-time on the damn thing. To kick a can in is a thing of beauty and ecstasy; to fail is only to want to try again.

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