Friday, May 26, 2006

Arms are for hugging...

...Knees are for jerking, and hearts are for bleeding.

Apparently social maladroits who believe themselves to be Klingon won't be allowed to keep their ritual weapons in The Nation Formerly Known As Great Britain anymore. No word as to whether radical Wahaabists will be allowed to retain their traditional Semtex Sweaters under a religious diversity exemption.

(H/T to Marko at The Munchkin Wrangler.)


Unknown said...

No, no, there's a difference there!

One group performs their rituals to appease a made-up, imaginary deity. The other....oh, wait.

"Semtex sweaters"...hee hee.

Mark said...

Ok, I'm an official geek. I own a Bathlet. A big sharp pointy one like the one the British Cop is holding.
I'm a Star Trek fan from way, way back. I'm also a fencer and martial artist who owns a lot of other sharp pointy things now banned in the UK.

The really scary part is the third picture in the SUN story that shows kitchen cleavers and a camping hatchet on a table of "illegal knives."

As far as I can tell, this idiotic law will serve only three functions.

1. Pissing off British Trekkers
2. Making millions of Law Abiding British subjects felons for having a butchers knife
3. Providing a safer working environment for violent criminals.

Paul said...

First it was gun crime. So the British outlawed guns and more people got robbed and shot.Now it's knife crime. I expect to see more Britons robbed and stabbed. Soon pointy sticks and bananas will be verboten in Britain.

When the entire country is coated in foam rubber and the inhabitants under 24 hour lockdown, then they will be safe.


T.Stahl said...

Pointy sticks and heavy bunches of keys ARE already verboten. They are 'offensive weapons'! Though I find this law to be much more offensive.

Anonymous said...

Dammit, are they outta their freaking minds! I can make something "capable of beheading a man" easily inside of 10 minutes from a leaf spring!
To paraphrase, "knife control" ain't about knives, it's about control.