Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

“This is about being a true-blooded American guy and girl”

A story on the Explorers program--an affiliate of The Boy Scouts of America--which trains kids to bust marijuana fields, catch illegal immigrants, subdue shooters and engage in all manner of high-powered assault rifle chicanery. Surprisingly, no one has complained about engendering bloodlust in kids:
Cathy Noriega, also 16, said she was attracted by the guns. The group uses compressed-air guns — known as airsoft guns, which fire tiny plastic pellets — in the training exercises, and sometimes they shoot real guns on a closed range.

“I like shooting them,” Cathy said. “I like the sound they make. It gets me excited.”

Though maybe that sort of delight explains this:

There have been numerous cases over the last three decades in which police officers supervising Explorers have been charged, in civil and criminal cases, with sexually abusing them.

Fortunately, they've taken steps by requiring adult Explorers to take an online training course on sexual misconduct. Whew. Crisis AVERTED!! *slaps some high-fives, maybe a few crotch-fives*

Season of the Mall

I know the whole thing with wolves barfing lasers amidst chaotic rock n' roll destruction is as over-played as wolves airbrushed onto t-shirts, or wolves airbrushed onto sweatshirts, but these guys kind of fit for today. Maybe we enter a new era of wolves airbrushed onto bathing suits.