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(Japan Today)   Man takes an arrow to the arm while walking in garden. "According to park officials, the arrow came from a beginner who was learning the basics of archery"   (japantoday.com) divider line 65
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2013-05-05 09:14:19 PM  
"Because of the maturity needed in both mind and body to handle a bow and arrow, Japanese culture tends to prevent teaching kyudo until the age of 15 or 16."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABd%C5%8D
 
2013-05-05 09:45:28 PM  
I used to stroll gardens; then I took an arrow to the knee.
 
2013-05-05 10:02:26 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: "Because of the maturity needed in both mind and body to handle a bow and arrow, Japanese culture tends to prevent teaching kyudo until the age of 15 or 16."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABd%C5%8D


They didn't mention the age of the student in TFA, what are you trying to get at?
 
2013-05-05 10:49:19 PM  

R.A.Danny: BarkingUnicorn: "Because of the maturity needed in both mind and body to handle a bow and arrow, Japanese culture tends to prevent teaching kyudo until the age of 15 or 16."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ky%C5%ABd%C5%8D

They didn't mention the age of the student in TFA, what are you trying to get at?


The contrast with American culture where a four year-old gets "My First Rifle," of course.
 
2013-05-05 11:55:40 PM  
This wouldn't have happened if he had had a gun.
 
2013-05-06 12:45:21 AM  
The Hunger Games has much to answer for.
 
2013-05-06 12:49:24 AM  
I shot an Arrow into the air It fell to earth I know not wh...oops sorry Toju
 
2013-05-06 12:50:29 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-06 01:24:41 AM  
He failed this city?
 
2013-05-06 01:33:44 AM  
He hit a moving target at long range and over a fence. That "beginner" is advanced intermediate at least.
 
2013-05-06 01:40:08 AM  
Next time I shoot someone, I'm going to say I'm still "learning the basics of firearm-safety and marksmanship."
 
2013-05-06 01:59:19 AM  
Did the man fail the city?!
 
2013-05-06 02:01:48 AM  
Message for you, sir!
 
2013-05-06 02:06:17 AM  
i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-06 02:08:21 AM  
[whrr, thunk!] 'Message for you sir!' is my text notification.
 
2013-05-06 02:10:07 AM  
BarkingUnicorn:
The contrast with American culture where a four year-old gets "My First Rifle," of course.

I'm okay with kids having longbows. If they can manage to use it, they deserve the right to kill their enemies.
 
2013-05-06 02:11:52 AM  
ARROWED.
 
2013-05-06 02:13:46 AM  
At least it wasn't in the knee.
 
2013-05-06 02:14:20 AM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-05-06 02:15:42 AM  
Wanted for questioning

blog.zap2it.com
 
2013-05-06 02:16:45 AM  

czetie: I used to stroll gardens; then I took an arrow to the knee.


two and done
 
2013-05-06 02:21:53 AM  

Fano: czetie: I used to stroll gardens; then I took an arrow to the knee.

two and done


I'll get the lights on my way out.
 
2013-05-06 02:34:27 AM  
When I was a kid I got my hands on a cheapish bow and arrow set with which I used to enjoy launching arrows straight up into the sly, so that I could dodge them as they came down. One day the arrow veered off and landed in my neighbour's property. I clambered up through the trees to find it, only to see it sticking in the ground about 2 metres from my neighbour, who was lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss. I strolled up, said hi, grabbed my arrow and set off quickly before she could process what had just happened.

I somehow got away with that, but it did stop me from engaging in that Darwinesque practice. csb.
 
2013-05-06 02:41:30 AM  
Expected an entire slew of Skyrim jokes, am pleasantly surprised at the variety.
 
2013-05-06 02:42:09 AM  

andynz81: lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss.


was she hot?

//that's what I'm supposed to ask here, right?
 
2013-05-06 02:46:54 AM  

IamAwake: andynz81: lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss.

was she hot?

//that's what I'm supposed to ask here, right?


Sunbathing is a warm-to-hot activity, so the odds are in favor.
 
2013-05-06 02:47:40 AM  

FuryOfFirestorm: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 275x183]

Wanted for questioning.


That show takes itself really far too seriously for me to enjoy.
 
2013-05-06 02:48:44 AM  

unlikely: He failed this city?


The Stealth Hippopotamus: Did the man fail the city?!


Glad to see this being covered. Carry on.
 
2013-05-06 02:49:26 AM  

andynz81: When I was a kid I got my hands on a cheapish bow and arrow set with which I used to enjoy launching arrows straight up into the sly, so that I could dodge them as they came down. One day the arrow veered off and landed in my neighbour's property. I clambered up through the trees to find it, only to see it sticking in the ground about 2 metres from my neighbour, who was lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss. I strolled up, said hi, grabbed my arrow and set off quickly before she could process what had just happened.

I somehow got away with that, but it did stop me from engaging in that Darwinesque practice. csb.


Somehow in that 60-second incident you grasped the basic concepts that would have prevented you from ever approving Lawn Darts as a commercial product. There once was a room full of executives at Wham-O in the 1950s that lacked your personal experience and insight.
 
2013-05-06 02:51:47 AM  

El Pachuco: andynz81: When I was a kid I got my hands on a cheapish bow and arrow set with which I used to enjoy launching arrows straight up into the sly, so that I could dodge them as they came down. One day the arrow veered off and landed in my neighbour's property. I clambered up through the trees to find it, only to see it sticking in the ground about 2 metres from my neighbour, who was lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss. I strolled up, said hi, grabbed my arrow and set off quickly before she could process what had just happened.

I somehow got away with that, but it did stop me from engaging in that Darwinesque practice. csb.

Somehow in that 60-second incident you grasped the basic concepts that would have prevented you from ever approving Lawn Darts as a commercial product. There once was a room full of executives at Wham-O in the 1950s that lacked your personal experience and insight.


Would you care to revise your statement, Mr. Internet Pundit?
 
2013-05-06 02:53:17 AM  
I use to be an adventurer, then I took an arrow to the knee.
 
2013-05-06 02:54:32 AM  

IamAwake: andynz81: lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss.

was she hot?

//that's what I'm supposed to ask here, right?


static2.bigstockphoto.com

/actual file photo
 
2013-05-06 02:54:44 AM  
Hell of a shot! Best shot of the whole damn day!
 
2013-05-06 03:07:46 AM  
Kevin?
 
2013-05-06 03:10:12 AM  

sugardave: IamAwake: andynz81: lying on her back sunbathing and quite oblivious to the near miss.

was she hot?

//that's what I'm supposed to ask here, right?

Sunbathing is a warm-to-hot activity, so the odds are in favor.


She was probably hot for her age as I recall, but at that age I was more focused on the girl next door on another side of our place, who (forgive the tangent but this has brought up the memory), gave me quite a hands on education by the time I was 12. Ah, memories. That was a great neighbourhood.
 
2013-05-06 03:10:35 AM  
Now is not the time to have the discussion on bow control.
 
2013-05-06 03:12:30 AM  
I once had a teenage neighbor who was a prodigy with the bow and arrow.

I'm talking Olympic Gold Medalist material - she was THAT good.

Unfortunately fate took an evil turn in her life when she accidentally killed a man.

Hit him with her car as he was walking, she did.


/True
//Story
///Sad
 
2013-05-06 03:16:21 AM  

Twitch Boy: Now is not the time to have the discussion on bow control.


johnnycat.files.wordpress.com

"Here's to swimmin' with bow-legged women!"
 
2013-05-06 03:21:15 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: The contrast with American culture where a four year-old gets "My First Rifle," of course.


Those people are not responsible gun owners.

Responsible gun owners don't let a new shooter (of ANY age) touch a firearm until they completely understand the rules of gun safety:
1) All guns are always loaded.
2) Never allow the muzzle to cover anything you aren't willing to destroy
3) Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on target

Some people like to add a 4th rule -: Be sure of your target and what lies beyond it - but that's a redundant case of rule #2

You can't get more irresponsible than leaving a child alone with a loaded weapon.  And since the first rule of gun safety is "all guns are always loaded", that means you don't leave a child (or any other untrained and undisciplined person) alone with one you think is unloaded, either.

Youth-size weapons are an entirely appropriate training tool for young or otherwise diminutive shooters, when used with proper and competent adult supervision.  Note the word choice: "training tool", not "toy".  A .22 is a deadly weapon, not a toy.

My oldest son is 10, and he's not mature enough to take to the range yet.  Conversely, one of my friends has a daughter who has been shooting since she was 8 and understands that handling deadly weapons is serious business.  kids mature at different rates.   Some people will never be mature enough to be entrusted with deadly weapons, regardless of age.

The vast majority of gun owners are responsible.   Around 45% of American homes have one or more firearms, yet there are only around 700-800 accidental firearms deaths per year.   Compare this to swimming pools, which are roughly an order of magnitude LESS common yet account for an order of magnitude MORE accidental deaths.  For the mathematically challenged, that means having a swimming pool is, roughly speaking, around 100 times more likely to cause an accidental death than having a firearm.
 
2013-05-06 03:24:43 AM  
Arrows are becoming a serious problem in the last year, we need to ban them and make sure only the authorities have access to them

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/see what I did?
 
2013-05-06 03:38:20 AM  

Amos Quito: I once had a teenage neighbor who was a prodigy with the bow and arrow.

I'm talking Olympic Gold Medalist material - she was THAT good.

Unfortunately fate took an evil turn in her life when she accidentally killed a man.

Hit him with her car as he was walking, she did.


/True
//Story
///Sad


You know who else is good with a bow and arrow?

1.bp.blogspot.com

/seriously
 
2013-05-06 04:06:28 AM  

ChadM89: [whrr, thunk!] 'Message for you sir!' is my text notification.


farm1.static.flickr.com

Hah, mine too!
 
2013-05-06 04:20:48 AM  
Subby how did you miss the Skyrim headline?

You should feel bad about yourself.
 
2013-05-06 04:30:19 AM  

semiotix: He hit a moving target at long range and over a fence. That "beginner" is advanced intermediate at least.


Samurai blood. Advanced is just missing pokemon from a helicopter with explosive arrows to herd them into traps.
 
2013-05-06 04:41:45 AM  
A beginner who was just learning the basics?

Well, at least it's nice to see Dick Cheney is picking up a new hobby during his retirement.

Next time he'll hit the face.
 
2013-05-06 04:57:53 AM  
I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where.
The next day a man came 'round
to sell me a dead dog at a dollar a pound.

/my apologies to Longfellow
//used to teach archery at scout camp
///never had a student this bad
 
2013-05-06 05:44:40 AM  

RatMaster999: I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where.
The next day a man came 'round
to sell me a dead dog at a dollar a pound.

/my apologies to Longfellow
//used to teach archery at scout camp
///never had a student this bad


Reno, Nevada, 97 miles
 
2013-05-06 06:29:49 AM  
Authorities are currently on the lookout for a feral teenage girl riding a wolf.
 
2013-05-06 06:46:39 AM  
When I was 11 or 12, I was at summer camp and we were doing archery one  afternoon.
I don't know what I did, but I must have done something wrong becauseinstead of loosing
my arrow, I ended up with a 3 or 4 inch splinter (OK, it was moreof a 'shard') embedded
just under the skin in my forearm.

I thought it was cool as hell. The CIT, not so much. He and the archery instructor turned
kind of gray.

Totally my fault. Parents never even considered suing the campground, and rightly so.
 
2013-05-06 07:01:14 AM  
I used to take arrows to the knee like you, then I took an arrow to the arm.
 
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