June 18, 2004

CPBLC Arsenal

Since I took an extra picture yesterday, I thought that I would share with you the photo of my Arsenal.

Impressive huh? Yes indeed friends what you see there is a recurve bow. I don't have any brand names or pull strength numbers to throw at you, as this used to belong to my Dad (who handed it down to me), but I can certainly tell you that shooting it is a completely different experience from shooting a compund bow. Yes I can still shoot it. I can even hit what I'm aiming at most of the time.

What the hell is that green round thing, you ask? Well that is a spool for "fishing line". The spool attaches to the bow, and the other end is connected to a barbed fishing arrow. So far I haven't had the opportunity to give it a try, but (after I check into the legality) I'd like to go up to Citico Creek and see if I can't "catch" me a trout with it.

What's That? Why it's a "two-piece custom-made pool cue" of course. Why is it in the Arsenal? Well, if you've never been "thumped" by the bidness end of a pool cue before, stop on by and I'll show you what that feels like. After you get out of the hospital, you'll understand why it's there.

Where can I get a spiffy bow rack like the one I see there? Well you can't. That rack was crafted by my very own hand. Custom made to hold the bow you see. I can't remember if it was 1987 or '88 when I made that in wood shop, but I don't really care. I still think that it's unnasailingy cool.

Posted by Johnny - Oh at June 18, 2004 11:03 PM

mmmm... dangerous pointy things...

Posted by: Harvey at June 19, 2004 01:49 PM

Nice bow, I have a big ass recurve longbow my father gave passed down to me too (thing is like 6 1/2 feet long unstrung) but unlike you, I am no archer.
I stick to more modern weapons, like flintlocks! hehe

Posted by: Graumagus at June 19, 2004 10:58 PM

Oh no! White man use "boom stick". Heap-big medicine.

Cool Grau! I'm glad I'm not the only anachronism wandering around the 'sphere.

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at June 20, 2004 06:44 AM

Oh, man that's one sweet arsenal collection thing. I can't help but wonder what would happen if you strung up that bow and nocked up that custom pool cue and shot that at someone.

Have you tried that?

Might be awesome.

Posted by: mad_at_words at June 25, 2004 09:55 PM

No Maddy, I can honestly say that I have not. However, I think I'll give it a try. (All medical/property damage expenses should be sent to mad-at-words c/o Closet Extremist.)

Posted by: Johnny - Oh at June 25, 2004 11:13 PM

I can see the headlines now...

"Man survives assault, is rushed to the hospital impaled by custom two-piece pool cue fired from a real-life recurve bow. Not one of those fancy modern jobs with the wheels and pullies"

Thanks for the warning though, I'll start scrounging up some layers in preparation.

Fuck, why'd I give you that idea?

Posted by: mad_at_words at June 26, 2004 12:15 AM
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