In jr. high, my older brother and his delinquent buddy's used to shoot
those blow-darts at each other.
I gave my brother a small metal tube from my first drum set, so he had
We sat up most of one night, making arrows from sewing pins and the ends
(aglets?) of shoe laces.
We would cut the ends off, leaving about a 1/4" of lace, push the
needles through the aglet, then fray the lace.
We would then (not kidding) dip the needle points in Raid ant killer.
When stuck with one of these tainted needles, you would get a welt that
itched all day.
They used to go at it in the hallways during class changes. They would
wear their shop goggles and run the halls, hunting each other down and
shooting these blow-darts. Lots of civilian casualties led to
confiscation and suspension for each of them.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
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