Monday, July 13, 2009

Retro weaponry

There's an old saying that you shouldn't bring a knife to a gun fight. That tends to hold true with most melee weapons, especially when matched up against firearms. After all, when someone has range, and the ability to inflict harm at close range (something not really provided by bows and their kin), it's probably best to either avoid the conflict, or bring your own gun.

To keep that upper hand, though, you should probably make sure that your gun isn't fake.

An would-be robber in Alabama learned that the hard way, when they went into a gas station and pulled their gun. The problem for them? The store clerk noticed an orange tip on the barrel, often associated with toy guns, and proceeded to pull a real weapon out from behind the counter. Or, at least, they pulled out a well-known zombie killer by drawing a cricket bat.

Let that be a lesson to everyone. Sure, plenty of people may not understand cricket (or croquette, which we get reminded of every once in awhile), but the bats and mallets that get used in those games can prove to be tremendously when your back's against the wall.

Or when you've got red on you.

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