The use of the billiards chalk is to decrease the amount of slippage from the tip of the cue stick when it strikes the cue ball. According to Wikipedia, the chalk was invented by William A. Spinks. Since he’s the inventor, he might as well be called the “Master” of the cue chalk as well. Or, simply the Master Inventor.
As I play a nice game of pool, I have not really seen much of a difference when the cue ball comes into contact with the cue stick. Maybe I’m just so used to rubbing that little block of chalk on my cue stick that I have never questioned the significance of it.
I just take it for granted that it’s available and not knowing that it can be a game changer.
As I was trying to find other uses of the billiards chalk, I found the picture above, and thought, “Hmm, where have I seen that before?”
That picture above gave me a flashback from years ago when someone was dialing long distances with AT&T where the company could save you money within the United States. I am not sure if you remember the times before cell phones were owned by almost everyone, but making long distance phone calls using a landline were a big deal in the 1990s and early 2000s. Nowadays, people rarely make landline phone calls, and people can make nationwide long distance phone calls using a cell phone without worrying about the price.
Anyhow, that flashback I am referring to was from 1997 where David Arquette was promoting an AT&T ad where he sported a “blue mustache” and tried to help a young woman (she looks familiar, but I don’t remember her name) try to save money by not dialing 0 for the Operator. Instead, he would advise her to call 1-800-CALL-ATT instead. David rubs the chalk on her finger, and that’s got me reminiscing about the YouTube video from the picture below. Ah, the memories!
So, so you have any unusual experiences with the billiards chalk? Please let me know in the comments section as I would like to hear about them and give you feedback. Also, please tell me who the woman is in this video as I have searched Google and YouTube to find who she was to no avail. Thanks.
To your billiards enjoyment,