To: Chancellor Palpatine
"Its kind of like the basic line you can ask anybody who is helping out a boy scout troop - any outdoor camping activity will eventually have a session where the kids beat each other with sticks."
When I was a kid we used to have dirt clod wars, it was considered unmanly to throw one with a rock in it. Sometimes we had corn cob wars, a soaking wet corn cob can really hurt but once my older brother threw a whole ear of corn with the dry kernels and the shuck still on and caught me full across the mouth as I came around a corner of the barn. When I could talk again I told him that was cheating. Oh, for the good old days. Fifty years later and I can still sometimes find the small scars from all my childhood fun and games.
posted on 07/31/2003 8:20:02 AM PDT
(Mercy on a pore boy lemme have a dollar bill!)
Rock fights are cooler - you get a metal trash can lid for a shield, and a tennis racket for a launcher. You have to be at least 100 feet apart. Nothing over two inches across! (The long way). The sound effects are hilarious. Clang! Clang! Thwop OWW $$@#$!!
We used to have a variation of hide and go seek where the caught kid would wear an old navy pea coat, and the rest of us would take turns beating him with a broken fishing rod until he yelled "stop"!
posted on 07/31/2003 11:02:43 AM PDT
by Chancellor Palpatine
(...fifteen men on a dead man's chest, yo ho ho and a bottle of rum...)
Hit my sister in the head with a dirt clod once. The effect was astounding, like a bomb went off on her head! I got a thorough licking for it but it was worth it!
posted on 07/31/2003 3:51:27 PM PDT
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