#1
So someone throws you a ball. Lacking any motor skills of merit, they throw it terribly in what could hardly even be called your vague direction. Despite the ludicrous odds against you, and with a dive worthy of some epic background music, you manage to catch the ball. Impressed, people in the vicinity complements you with the phrase 'good catch!'

However, if that someone threw you a ball and in fact aimed it so perfectly that you might as well have just stuck out your hand and let it fall into place, would it still be worthy of being a 'good' catch?

Basically what this comes round to is: in the context of one person throwing/passing a ball/object to another person, is the phrase 'good catch' not only a compliment to the catcher but also an insult to the thrower?

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#2
kind of. It could also be when the person who catches the object is not the one it's intended for, like if someone throws a ball to some dipshit who isn't looking, and you dive spectacularly and catch it even if they're standing ten feet away. that's also worthy of calling a good catch.
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What if the person who threw the ball didn't want you to catch it? They threw well and you pulled out an incredible catch?
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Nope. Wouldn't be a good catch. It's still a catch, but what would make a catch good is the extra difficulty one has to surpass in order to catch said ball. If I was standing still and the ball went right towards me and I caught it, it's a catch but not a good one. If I had to do a flip over a fire pit while Black Veil Brides were playing and making me lose my perception of reality and meaning in life, then that is a good catch.
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not necessarily. if a girl can catch a flying cum shot in her mouth without getting any of it on her face its a good catch no matter how good the ejaculation was
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ITT: easy to interpret questions concerning semantics are presented as a desperate attempt for discussion.

Seconding Pagan Poetry.
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subtle, yet, perverse sexual innuendo ITT
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not necessarily. if a girl can catch a flying cum shot in her mouth without getting any of it on her face its a good catch no matter how good the ejaculation was


It's not like the guy jizzes across the room and she has to dive for it or something. Not unless he's Ron Jeremy. She's right there in front of it most of the time.
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A good catch doesn't imply a bad throw necessarily. Imperfection can be planned. When I throw a baseball or football back and forth, I like to aim it a little bit short or a little bit deep or a lot to the left or a little to the right (natural inclinations of "imperfect" throws, where perfect means it literally lands where their arms are). What's the fun if you throw "perfectly" each time?

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A good catch doesn't imply a bad throw necessarily. Imperfection can be planned. When I throw a baseball or football back and forth, I like to aim it a little bit short or a little bit deep or a lot to the left or a little to the right (natural inclinations of "imperfect" throws, where perfect means it literally lands where their arms are). What's the fun if you throw "perfectly" each time?



Yeah that's true. Basically a good catch is a challenging one, intended or not.
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Yeah that's true. Basically a good catch is a challenging one, intended or not.


Ahh, there we go - that's the word we're looking for... "challenging."

I just figured out why I like to make a planned throw "a lot" to the left... because I'm right handed and I usually throw the ball around with right handed people as well.
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It's not like the guy jizzes across the room and she has to dive for it or something. Not unless he's Ron Jeremy. She's right there in front of it most of the time.


yet she still gets messy... and its always like that isnt it? maybe iv gotten a warped view of sex from watching so much japanese porn
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Well it's like this, if you were keeping watch for zombies, and a bunch of zombies come, and you alert everyone, and you all fight them off, then you did a good job at keeping watch for zombies. If you didn't pay attention, and they got into the village and stole all of your weed and burned down the fire station and shagged all of your sheep, then you don't do a good job watching out for zombies. But if no zombies come, and therefore you didn't have to fight them off, then nobody knows if you did a good job or not. Maybe you paid attention the whole time, maybe you didn't. The same principle may or may not apply here.
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So if a guy is playing catch with his 3 year old son, he isn't allowed to say "Good catch, son!" unless the kid dives over a fire pit for it? D:
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So if a guy is playing catch with his 3 year old son, he isn't allowed to say "Good catch, son!" unless the kid dives over a fire pit for it? D:


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So if a guy is playing catch with his 3 year old son, he isn't allowed to say "Good catch, son!" unless the kid dives over a fire pit for it? D:


Well, you can only deliver challenging throws on purpose after you have developed proficiency in strength and aim, and you can only catch challenging throws after you have developed proficiency in parabolic projections. The three year-old has done neither, so if he can even remotely catch the ball from five feet away, cheer him on!

EDIT: you should be cheering a three year-old on regardless...
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yet she still gets messy... and its always like that isnt it? maybe iv gotten a warped view of sex from watching so much japanese porn


Yeah that definitely is the case.
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Yeah that definitely is the case.



so my gf was justified in her disgust when i got her a funnel,hot sauce and some baby eels for valentines?
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Back in school one of my friends threw a pencil at another one of my friends. It landed behind his ear like this:


Now that's what I call a good catch.

Anything else is just a catch.
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She didn't like it?
No. No she wasn't.


the eels were for her ass and the hotsauce was for mine. i thought we could have some romantic spicy scat action
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the eels were for her ass and the hotsauce was for mine. i thought we could have some romantic spicy scat action


And this didn't attract her?
I don't know how to say this, but I think you're going to have to be more inventive in bed. Maybe go for the jellyfish condoms and funneling dog shit into her?
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And this didn't attract her?
I don't know how to say this, but I think you're going to have to be more inventive in bed. Maybe go for the jellyfish condoms and funneling dog shit into her?



maybe. she does a lot of crying after i do that shit to her so i think shes into humiliation
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maybe. she does a lot of crying after i do that shit to her so i think shes into humiliation


Ahh yes. Those are tears of joy. Keep up the good work!

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I chucked a jellybaby at one of my friends once and it landed in his eye. It was pretty funny at first but then he started crying.