Gut Rumbles

April 28, 2005

i shoulda known

I built my own skateboards when I was young. Now, they come all high-tech and custom engineered for about $250 a pop. Why am I not surprised that we have high-tech potato guns today?

Society is conspiring to take away ALL imagination in kids. Don't MAKE ONE!!! Mama will go buy you one. Just sit there and play your Gamestation until mama gets back and hands you a very expensive piece of shit that you won't appreciate, because EVERYTHING is handed to you anymore.

That's the way life is today. If it's not handed to you, it ain't worth having.


Remember those whop boards we made for the beach, I busted my ass a million times, Cat

Posted by: catfish on April 28, 2005 08:45 PM

You sure your talking about skateboards?

There is a lot to be said for a decent deck and some good trucks. Your only as good as your gear.

Posted by: Al on April 28, 2005 08:56 PM

Ya know...if it's worth having, and worth making, some greed bastard will figure out a way to market it. And make money on it.

How do you say it...oughta be dragged out and shot? Yup, sounds about right.

Posted by: Wichi Dude on April 28, 2005 10:01 PM

When I was a "yute," we would make rubberband guns out of a clothes pin, a piece of wood and a piece of rubber cut out of a tire's inner tube, thus "band." You would mount the clothes pin at the rear, stretch the rubber over the barrel, secure with the clothes pin, and you had a weapon that could provide a real zinger,

As one summer wore on, one guy made a rapid fire repeating gun by notching the longer barrel, stretching the rubbers over them, and a piece of string which he would pull up in a hurry for rapid fire action.

Of course someonen immediately made a dual barrel model. Then a triple barrel model.

And to think there actually was some doubt we would lose the arms race. No way, Jose.

Posted by: Poker Player on April 28, 2005 10:49 PM

Your only as good as your gear.

Maybe so, but most people aren't even that good. They say it's a poor workman who blames his tools, well it don't make any more sense to give the gear all the credit, neither.

Posted by: McGehee on April 28, 2005 10:58 PM
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