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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 9
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2013-05-06 02:41:30 AM
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Expected an entire slew of Skyrim jokes, am pleasantly surprised at the variety.
2013-05-06 02:16:45 AM
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czetie: I used to stroll gardens; then I took an arrow to the knee.


two and done
2013-05-05 09:45:28 PM
2 votes:
I used to stroll gardens; then I took an arrow to the knee.
2013-05-06 04:20:48 AM
1 votes:
Subby how did you miss the Skyrim headline?

You should feel bad about yourself.
2013-05-06 03:07:46 AM
1 votes:
Kevin?
2013-05-06 02:34:27 AM
1 votes:
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 02:13:46 AM
1 votes:
At least it wasn't in the knee.
2013-05-06 01:40:08 AM
1 votes:
Next time I shoot someone, I'm going to say I'm still "learning the basics of firearm-safety and marksmanship."
2013-05-05 10:49:19 PM
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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.
 
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