Sunday, November 11, 2012

What Weapon Would You Bring?

     My friend, Robin, just saw the film, Safety Not Guaranteed.  A newspaper reporter sees this ad, "Wanted:  Someone to go back in time with me.  Must bring your own weapons.  Safety not guaranteed."
     Robin asked me, "What weapon would you bring?"
     Without a pause, I said, "Liquid Paper."
     "Good idea," he replied. 
     "What weapon would you bring?"
     Robin sighed and thought long and hard - like a good weapon.  "If I had to bring a weapon," he said, "a little printer that makes business cards -- like Jim Rockford had.  He never used his gun unless he had to.  He kept it in a cookie jar, for Pete's sake.  But he'd always be making business cards.  He kept a little business card printer in the glove box of his car.  It gave him an air of authority.  Oh...and a clipboard.  With a business card and a clipboard, I would be automatically imbued with competence and authority.  And I could use the clipboard for bludgeoning...if I had to."

What weapon would YOU bring?


  1. A thick book, a red tie, a pair of suspenders, and some grease.

  2. If it was to prehistoric times, a gun.
    If it was to Napoleonic Europe, a gun.
    If it was to 1950's Ontario, a gun.

  3. Helen says (via Windows Messenger)
    "I would bring a swiffer duster, to clean up crime scenes and catch spiders especially poisonous ones to blow on the enemy."

  4. i'd learn aikido. wikipedia: "Ueshiba's [aikido's creator] goal was to create an art that practitioners could use to defend themselves while also protecting their attacker from injury." that is so cool.

  5. I'd bring the bullets for Ron's guns, paper, and a rolling pin. ;)

  6. I'd bring one of the better non-stick frying pans. (It would be good to have, whether used as a weapon or not.)