Re: chalk ball

From: Miriam English (
Date: Sun Aug 05 2001 - 01:58:43 MDT

:-D Heheheh
This is a *wonderful* idea Spike!
I will happily donate the contents of my vacuum cleaner to such games --
lotsa dust there.

Oh, wait, I have never played paintball... do the dust bombs need to be
colored? All my dust is just grey... but I reckon it is bio-friendly... all
the dust mites in there would tend to prove that.


         - Miriam

At 10:09 PM 04/08/2001 -0700, Spike Jones wrote:
>I was touring Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay today and had
>a hell of an idea. Angel Island is the west coast version of Ellis Island:
>they processed immigrants there. Today the buildings are all out of
>commission of course, and they have converted it all to a state park
>by removing all the furnishings and glass everywhere so the visiting
>proles will not damage themselves. But the shells of the buildings are
>all still there.
>The info posted in front of the buildings say they are over 100 years
>old. They are lying of course. Everyone knows that buildings had not
>yet been invented then, nor had islands for that matter. Nor had spell
>checkers, for in front of one had chiseled in stone "Administration
>Bvilding". One would think someone would have noticed it before
>it was actually put in place. I'd like to sneak in a can of paint and put
>a red zigzag line under the word Bvilding. As everyone knows, 100
>years ago humans lived in caves, tepees and yurts. Or as some
>ignorant sign painters called them, yvrts.
>Oh, yea, the idea: in those vacant bvildings, we could hold a wicked
>paintball match. Of course the local authorities would likely prefer to
>not have the interiors of their precious historic bvildings covered with
>huge splats of paint. So the idea is to make dry paintballs, that would
>explode on impact into a cloud of dust, preferably without inflicting
>unnecessary damage on the prole who just got nailed. It would
>ideally pop into dust cloud like that which results from clapping two
>very dusty erasers. Anyone remember real chalkboard erasers?
>We could even make the dry paintballs out of some material that
>would be devoured by the local fauna, so the greens would not
>get to upset with us. Make them with a shell like on M+Ms with
>powdered sugar inside or something.
>Wouldn't that be cool? We could play libertarians-from-the-left
>vs libertarians-from-the-right, or pro-NMDers vs anti-NMDers.
>It would help us satisfy that agressive reptilian thing we still carry
>inside us as a vestigial curse from our evolutionary past. Lets face
>it, blasting away like that would create a total testosterone high.
>ps: Anyone who wants to apply for a patent on enviro-friendly
>dry paintballs, go right ahead with my blessing. But Im pretty sure
>bvildings were patented about 100 years ago. s

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A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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