The Pointy Stick Compendium Project

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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

You are or work for a Defense Contractor right?

Are you referring to the greatest enahncement to the impressing pointy stick - the eraser? Did you know that it was originally developed as a safety device to protect the Pointy Stick user from accidental punctures? Some fool who didn't read and understand ALL the Pointy Stick safety instructions tried to use his pointy stick to scrape off some blood stains from a piece he was working on and found that the rubber "point guard" worked far better than the scraping off function of the Pointy Stick.

I'm not certain about them actually being generated by trees but most of the Pointy Stick stock I've found were within or very near the drip line of a tree. I suspect there is some relationship there but won't have time to investigate 'til I get the initial draft of this compendium completed.

Sharp Sticks predated Pointy Sticks. Sharp Sticks are edge tools rather than point tools. A Sharp Stick only requires creating two (2) intersecting planes - the end(s) can be blunt and not suitable for poking. The Pointy Stick on the other hand is 33% more complex in that it requires creating a minimum of THREE (3) planes which all intersect at a single point - "the point" of the Pointy Stick.
I guess this distincion should be included in TSPSCP report.
snipped-for-privacy@all.costs wrote:

My dontist (that's an EXPENSIVE specialist in the dental professions) assures me that between the titanium pins and the chromium cobalt platinum crowns these puppies will hold an edge for at least another 35-40 years, short of chewing on diamonds (or corn nuts)
Re: painting and Pointy Sticks, only a barbarian would consider putting paint on a real Pointy Stick - gnawed paintbrush sticks maybe but not on a real Pointy Stick
It's been a hectic last 6 days and when I skip my naps sleep deprivation starts having its affects/effects (?) Does that explain the origin of this thread?
charlie b
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if your teeth hold out?
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OH
MY
GOD!
You people have too much time on your hands!
(Can somebody give a URL for a website that has plans for a pointy stick?)
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Refering to "Anyone have plans for a jig to make Pointy Sticks"... http://www.rube-goldberg.com/html/pencil_sharpener.htm
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