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(Sun Sentinel)   Man arrested for waving around a sword in public that "is known to loyal Star Trek fans as traditional Klingon Bat 'leth or Sword of Honor." Q'apla, Kurn   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 39
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2013-02-13 08:58:44 PM
12 votes:
Big kudos to the journalist who didn't mislabel it as a "samurai sword" for once!

imageshack.us
2013-02-13 09:02:31 PM
9 votes:
s18.postimage.org
2013-02-13 06:48:36 PM
9 votes:
A judge set a $100 bond Wednesday and ordered Blade to avoid swords

Now it's only a matter of time before FL is overrun by vampires.
2013-02-13 09:21:16 PM
4 votes:

Shadow Blasko: [i183.photobucket.com image 705x530]

/Would like to shake the hand of the propsmaster that made that.

Gorgeous work.


I thought they were natural myself.

Er, wait, we're not talking about the same props, are we...
2013-02-13 08:32:27 PM
4 votes:
I bet he's wanted in 12 systems.
2013-02-13 08:27:53 PM
4 votes:
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO BE ARRESTED!!!!
2013-02-13 08:46:41 PM
3 votes:

Rich Cream: Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone
People avoid him, they know the street's his own
Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger, society's own child

Those that tried to burn him paid
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade


It's better in the original Klingon.
2013-02-13 08:27:16 PM
3 votes:
He was captured, which means he must commit suicide, otherwise he will disgrace his family name.
2013-02-13 08:26:37 PM
3 votes:
th04.deviantart.net

don't dream it....be it
2013-02-13 08:06:54 PM
3 votes:
"Johnnie Blade" - are they sure he wasn't holding one of these?

steelcloset.com
2013-02-14 12:53:49 AM
2 votes:

Skyrmion: Fano: Yes, that's a mancatcher, and was the most unusual standard weapon I could think of from AD&D. I'm now trying to think of weird Indian weapons like the urumi or scissor katars. At any rate, a Bat' leth seems to me the least efficient weapon a person could possibly design outside of the weird shiat used in the Soulcaliber series.

Well, nunchucks could give them a run for their money. At least a Bat'leth is heavy and pointy and metal.

And then there's always:

[www.bigbadtoystore.com image 752x564]


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-13 09:04:32 PM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com
2013-02-13 08:49:50 PM
2 votes:

zzottt: is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?


Probably. But I had the same reaction, so I guess I'll see you on the plane.

/can I have the aisle?
2013-02-13 08:41:31 PM
2 votes:
Tortured and twisted, he walks the streets alone
People avoid him, they know the street's his own
Cold blade of silver, his eyes they burn so wild
Mean as a tiger, society's own child

Those that tried to burn him paid
You don't do that to Johnny Blade
He's the meanest guy around his town
One look and he will cut you down
Johnny Blade, Johnny Blade
2013-02-13 08:28:38 PM
2 votes:
By Bat'leth's sword.... what a savings.
2013-02-13 08:23:17 PM
2 votes:
One of the best things I have ever seen in my life was a jacked up ford F-250 running down I-75 in Georgia with a pair of Bat'leths hanging in the gun racks.

/and an SCA sticker, of course.
2013-02-13 08:22:59 PM
2 votes:
To ask him to stay away from his sword is tantamount to asking his mother for a cup of olive oil in order to violate her in an "unnatural" way.
2013-02-14 07:36:17 AM
1 votes:

Fano: Which is more impractical as a weapon, the Bat 'leth, or the Glaive from Krull?


theworstmovie.files.wordpress.com

How about a triple blade sword that launched the two side blades with compressed air?
2013-02-14 12:54:05 AM
1 votes:

cynicalbastard: m00: cynicalbastard: As a guy who's made swords for a few decades, the bat'leth breaks my heart. It looks like a joke, not a weapon. There's a reason every sword-using culture has come to the basic idea of "grip at one end, sharp pointy bit going the other way". It's simple and it works.

[www.superiormartialarts.com image 330x550]

Yeah, about those- got any refs for their use in actual battle, as opposed to esoteric martial arts and various kung-fu movies?


This is getting a little absurd... First off, it's a scifi tv show, not a martial arts instruction video. The Bat'leth is not a real weapon. The cheap $50 Bat'leths you buy online are no more real weapons than the $50 Highlander katanas you get from fantasy catalogs. So banging a replica of a prop around in a battle and then making fun of its lack of durability as though you expected it to be a real sword is kinda silly.

And second, in the fictional TV universe of Star Trek, the Bat'leth is not meant to be an efficient killing weapon, because Klingons think killing people is fun and want to prolong the enjoyment. If a Klingon wanted to kill you quickly, he'd shoot you. They have ray guns, after all. Bat'leths are for toying with your opponent before you kill him, or ceremonial combat (that still involves someone dying).
2013-02-14 12:43:40 AM
1 votes:

Fano: Yes, that's a mancatcher, and was the most unusual standard weapon I could think of from AD&D. I'm now trying to think of weird Indian weapons like the urumi or scissor katars. At any rate, a Bat' leth seems to me the least efficient weapon a person could possibly design outside of the weird shiat used in the Soulcaliber series.


Well, nunchucks could give them a run for their money. At least a Bat'leth is heavy and pointy and metal.

And then there's always:

www.bigbadtoystore.com
2013-02-14 12:15:38 AM
1 votes:
www.wired.com
2013-02-13 11:58:30 PM
1 votes:

unchellmatt: I've always been of the opinion that a bat'leth wold be a perfect addition to a zombie preparedness arsenal. Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.


Even though it has been somewhat overdiscussed in the rest of the thread, I am still disappoint that this wasn't shared:

art.penny-arcade.com
2013-02-13 10:59:03 PM
1 votes:
WHAR 2ND AMMENDMENT? WHAR?!
2013-02-13 10:54:47 PM
1 votes:
Meh, you can usually find something laying around that can beat a sword.

nerdsofwisdom.com
2013-02-13 10:03:55 PM
1 votes:

NephilimNexus: Big kudos to the journalist who didn't mislabel it as a "samurai sword" for once!


Is that Mr. Spork?

templeofthegeekgoddess.com
2013-02-13 09:40:14 PM
1 votes:

Feral_and_Preposterous: Known to "loyal Star Trek fans" my ass. No loyal Star Trek fan ever watched The Next Generation just like no loyal Star Wars fan ever watched the crapfest that was Episodes I-III.

/Not a loyal fan so--I did get to see ol' cow-patty head playing with his goofy crescent sword.


Eh? What's wrong with Episode III? Return of the Jedi is the second best of the trilogy.
2013-02-13 09:14:34 PM
1 votes:
Mega Steve: He obviously had too much blood wine


Well it ain't gonna be Romulan Ale.
2013-02-13 09:13:22 PM
1 votes:

Omahawg: [th04.deviantart.net image 850x739]

don't dream it....be it


Cardboard. Psh. Consider an upgrade.
2013-02-13 09:10:57 PM
1 votes:
He obviously had too much blood wine
2013-02-13 09:03:21 PM
1 votes:
Known to "loyal Star Trek fans" my ass. No loyal Star Trek fan ever watched The Next Generation just like no loyal Star Wars fan ever watched the crapfest that was Episodes I-III.

/Not a loyal fan so--I did get to see ol' cow-patty head playing with his goofy crescent sword.
2013-02-13 08:53:40 PM
1 votes:
I applaud his choice in weapons.  A Bat' leth is not as crude or as random as a blaster.
2013-02-13 08:52:29 PM
1 votes:

zzottt: is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?


I don't think anyone will have a big problem with the idea of being surprised that a black guy was guilty of a crime.
2013-02-13 08:50:36 PM
1 votes:
Are those things even sharp? I mean, I get it that you can't have a drunk nerd out in public proudly displaying his collection of awesome replica battle armament from various paramount and upn television shows, but surly they wouldn't have shipped out a razor sharp Klingon sword to someone. Is it even metal?
2013-02-13 08:35:51 PM
1 votes:
I've always been of the opinion that a bat'leth wold be a perfect addition to a zombie preparedness arsenal. Great for close fighting, big pointy bits for jabbing in the head, and can be swing easily and effectively for decapitation.
2013-02-13 08:33:51 PM
1 votes:

DarkSoulNoHope: He was captured, which means he must commit suicide, otherwise he will disgrace his family name.


I think at this juncture, he must ask for Mauk-to'Vor.
2013-02-13 08:22:50 PM
1 votes:
With a name like Johnnie Blade the judge should just let him go on principle.
2013-02-13 08:22:22 PM
1 votes:
is it wrong that I was surprised he was black?
2013-02-13 06:58:31 PM
1 votes:
What a petaQ
2013-02-13 06:25:54 PM
1 votes:
But a mek'leth quicker and more agile in tight spaces.
 
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