While most of my fellow Clevelanders are fixated on Cleveland Hosting 2016 Republican National Convention, I happened on news of another huge event to be hosted here as well. A worldwide competition last year hosted in Japan, The International Yo-Yo Foundation has decided that Cleveland is to host the 2016 World Yo-Yo Contest.
Personally, I think that this better than the RNC… after all it is pretty hard not to have good memories of yo-yos. Not the same can be said for many a politician.
Almost all of us have played with a yo-yo. They are nearly a universal toy, at least as common as the top. Almost every culture has yo-yos. They were a bit of an explosive fad in the 70s with the, now famous, Ducan Butterfly… every kid wanted one. I was among those kids. I still have two Duncan light up yo-yos in my dresser drawer.