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(Some Guy)   Giant Nerf war to take place in Irvine, CA   ( divider line
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4647 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Dec 2001 at 7:42 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-12-05 08:01:38 AM  
first amen.
2001-12-05 08:02:05 AM  
awesome....count me in..oh yah

(. Y .)
2001-12-05 08:22:24 AM  
I used to play nerf wars it was fun... sort of
2001-12-05 08:32:50 AM  
When we use Nerf for war, then the terrorists have already won.
2001-12-05 08:50:09 AM  
Some of these rules crack me up,
-When I'm trying to talk about rules or something else important, PLEASE just let me talk. I'm really tired of having to spend 15 freaking minutes just getting everyone to STFU so I can tell them about when we're getting lunch.

-I can't believe I feel I have to say this, but absolutely no drugs or alcohol. Anybody found with any of these items will be asked to leave the war immediately and will not be invited back.

-BE COOL. Don't be annoying, don't make high pitched shrieks, don't be lame, don't be super competitive, play fair, and have fun.

It is kinda hard to "BE COOL" when you are wearing one of those "fanny packs" in fact it is hard to be cool when just saying that word.

Nerf is cool when you are like 10, then you need to graduate to some type of Laser Tag thing, by high school the only Live Action shoot 'em type game allowed should be paintball. Grown men planying Nerf is pretty gay.
2001-12-05 08:52:46 AM  
What's a LANO? Am I just getting too old?
2001-12-05 08:55:57 AM  
Finally, War the way it should be!
2001-12-05 09:22:27 AM  
Why, those stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herders!
2001-12-05 09:33:33 AM  
Aren't these guys a little old to be playing with nerf weapons? Looking at the pictures, I would guess most of them are older than me. I agree with Imabmf, they should try Laser Tag or Paintball. Both are much more fun.
2001-12-05 09:51:34 AM  
Nerf war, for the people who can't handle the sting of a paintball.
2001-12-05 09:56:11 AM  
Let's see how long it takes before someone shuts this down because it's promoting violence or some shiat like that.
2001-12-05 10:02:28 AM  
Quote from page:
"I'm going to make you nerf until your balls hit your ankles."

Yoda translation:
Nerf you I will until balls to your ankles will fall."
2001-12-05 10:02:39 AM  
"...absolutely no drugs or alcohol. Anybody found with any of these items will be asked to leave the war...."

I wonder if these rules are a part of the Geneva Convention?
2001-12-05 10:03:12 AM  
Bring at least $5 for lunch, we will be having Subway (Pizza Hut and Trader Joe's are also next door). Why Subway? So we don't have kids barfing from eating greasy pizza and then running around in the sun
2001-12-05 10:08:48 AM  
Go Anteaters?
2001-12-05 10:16:03 AM  
Ya know, I always wanted to play paintball in my high school because it had a lot of stairwells, long, wide halls, a lot of high places to snipe from and a lot of nooks to hide in if you want to ambush someone.

Damn, that'd be so cool...
2001-12-05 10:22:00 AM  
This seems like it could be fun, but I still think the pain a paintball inflicts on you gives you a little more sense of realism thats just me though.
2001-12-05 10:35:50 AM  
caption on a pic: "No purpose for this picture, I just thought I looked damn good in it." if by "damn good" you mean "like the comic book guy from the simpsons," yes.
2001-12-05 10:36:15 AM  
Giant Nerd War?
2001-12-05 10:39:35 AM  
We should ban nurf it teaches children that shooting people is good and we don't want them to turn into gang members because of playing with these anti-peace toys!
2001-12-05 10:53:30 AM  
I think these guys turned to NERF because their parents kicked them out of the basement and couldn't play D&D anywhere.

It seems like a *sort-of* cool idea that'd wear off after the first 5 minutes.

I'll stick w/ Paintball.
2001-12-05 10:55:59 AM  
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"Worst episode EVER!"
2001-12-05 11:05:12 AM  
Supposing we all had kids of age to participate in this event, would any of you feel comfortable about it?
There's something disturbing about an overweight, too-old-for-NERF guy getting people (mostly young men/boys) together at a middle school to play.
Oh, I know what's disturbing about it! Everything!
2001-12-05 11:07:33 AM  
hey look! its Walken Jr.
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2001-12-05 11:48:31 AM  
He's probably one of the coolest guys on the block... for the 13 year olds.
2001-12-05 12:00:49 PM  
You know, I remember back when nerf guns were pretty simple and straightforward. You crammed a foam ball in the tube, pulled backon the plunger and pushed it in to shoot the ball about ten feet. If you were really good you could hit a target at as much as fifteen feet by elevating the barrel mortar-style, but it didn't matter much since you usually couldn't even feel the ball hit. Nowadays they've got these things that look like day-glo Smartguns and have more moving parts than my car ('course, it IS a Volvo). These farkers shoot like ten rounds a second and can hit stuff a quarter mile away. Some of them you could load up with golf balls and use to wipe out an armored division. Me, I prefer safer sports that require less complex and expensive equipment. Wrecking-crane duelling, for instance.
2001-12-05 12:12:43 PM  
I don't know if anyone will agree, but to me nerf fights and paintball fights are both pretty nerdy and on equal footing.

Now on the other hand, I don't want to knock nerdy entertainment. Pretty much all pastimes are pretty pathetic if you analyze them. Star worshipping at the movies or rooting for a sports team full of imported players (imported to the city they represent) you've never met are also pathetic.

And for all of us our passtime of Farking is a bit nerdy.
2001-12-05 12:19:24 PM  
We make fun of Nerf cause it is wanting to be violent without experiencing the Pain. I agree any over-enthusiastic nerf player is just as bad as any over enthusiastic paintball player, but the nerf guy is more of a pussy.
2001-12-05 12:21:16 PM  
You know, this guy looks like he belongs locked in his mom's basement, playing his 109987th straight hour of CounterStrike rather than playing Nerf with all the kiddies. I smell pedo here.
2001-12-05 12:46:43 PM  
I'd rather play paintball myself, it gives a more satisfying *smack* when it hits somebody.
2001-12-05 12:50:05 PM  
I assume France's surrender is pending.
2001-12-05 01:02:16 PM  
You know it is serious if The Crips and The Bloods are involved.
2001-12-05 01:03:28 PM  
You guys are forgetting about the old "sewing needle jammed in the end of the nerf dart" trick!
Do that, and slightly modify the darts so they fit tightly in the barrel and those motherfarkers will go through walls.
I did this all the time when I was a kid. never killed anyone though.
2001-12-05 01:03:30 PM  
Here's a helpful tip for people who want to go paintballing with their friends but don't own one of those little gas guns they use. Buy a bunch of foam earplugs and cut a little divot out of the top of each. Fill the hole with some kind of thick paint. Tempera works best. Prime a number of .44 magnum cases, but DON'T add powder or slugs. Push the paint-filled foam plugs into the cases and load a SHORT-BARELLED revolver with them, and you're all set. The primer gives the plugs enough velocity to dent a soda can at 20 feet and splatter the paint about nicely, and makes a fairly loud bang. I've been hit with these before, and they don't really hurt even as much as your average paintball gun. You may end up having to clean your gun really well afterward, though.
2001-12-05 01:10:48 PM  
WP --

Interesting idea; but someone pointing a real gun at me is going to get shot, for real. We can sort out the details after I'm not accidentally killed.
2001-12-05 02:14:52 PM  
This whole nerf war concept makes me embarrassed to live in Irvine. I also like how they call the people not involved in the Nerf War civilians. I guess they are nerf commandos. Scary...
2001-12-05 02:20:05 PM  
I bought one of those nerf things for my nephew last year, they're pretty expensive for toy guns.. for the money they're spending on nerf toys, they could all go play a few games of paintball and not look quite so stupid..
2001-12-05 03:32:30 PM  
Yeah, yeah, paintball is cool I agree.

But for the nerfers or whatever they call themselves, they really can shoot up their high school. That would be difficult to arrange with paintballs. And no foggin' masks!
2001-12-05 04:48:36 PM  
If you're a girl, skimpy clothes are more than welcome.

2001-12-05 05:17:59 PM  
hey i'm from irvine... scary
2001-12-05 05:31:36 PM  
my brother once made a nerf sniping gun from a super soaker and PVC pipe (+ a lot of hot glue) it hurt like nuts when you got hit with it. hit a kid and he got a huge welt on his side now.
2001-12-05 07:43:35 PM  
Yeah you'd better not wear anything offensive. No black because thats the color of goths and NO TRENCHCOATS cause the columbine killers wore those and NO SUITS because its an insult to workers of the WTC and NO CHILDRENS CLOTHES because we dont want to encourage children to own guns. Feel free to come in your fast food work uniform.
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