Re: NOW exploding potatoes
Jim Beesley (Hoowah6@AOL.COM)
Tue, 14 Nov 1995 20:34:53 -0500
WARNING: WHAT FOLLOWS IS SATIRE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY.
Oh fine...you guys just had to keep talking about it... And with all that
talk, could widespread hysteria be far behind??? Bands of parents convinced
that their children were sitting ducks at the mercy of some crazed, ex-postal
worker rock-wielding scoutmaster. Now "they" are proposing a mandatory seven
day waiting period, along with an instant I.D. check, on campfire rocks.
Besides that, there is talk of just outright banning deadly "assault" rocks,
i.e., those over 4 pounds (2 kilos for the challenged) and any rock capable
of exploding more than once per campfire. Fortunately, the NARA (North
American Rock Association) is already lobbying for concealed rock carry on
all campouts and has launched a campaign with the jingle: "Remember, rocks
don't hurt people, idiots who put the wrong rocks in campfires hurt people".
Not very catchy, but, hey, they are non-profit.
TiC (Tongue in cheek)
A gun owner and proud of it, but rocks need to be taken out of the hands of
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City