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(Washington Post)   Guards at amusement park tell family that they cannot bring their knives into the park. Father and his four kids decide the rules don't apply to them, and proceed to beat up responding officers. Have fun in jail, dumbasses   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 26
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2014-06-18 08:08:57 AM  
6 votes:

dittybopper: The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)


Yeah guys, the smart thing to do here is to lie and completely disregard the park owner's policies so you have some means to injure or kill another human. In an amusement park.
2014-06-18 08:08:43 AM  
3 votes:
Wtf do you need a knife for at a theme park? reminds me of the ash holes that bring an Ar-15 to a Dairy Queen because "2nd Amendment!!!!!! Bush!!! Merica!!"
2014-06-18 01:12:14 AM  
3 votes:
Something tells me they are not new to the criminal justice system.
2014-06-18 08:47:04 AM  
2 votes:

fireclown: Marylands knife carry rules seem to vary widely, and I have a creeping hunch that LEOs have no effing clue what they are.  The rule seems to be pretty much "don't look like a dangerous tard and it won't come up".  Which I dislike, since I like all laws to cover all people equally.

Nobody outside of an airport has ever questioned my leatherman though.  It's the wood-stocked semi auto of the knife world.


That's because everyone has one and they know it's a tool, and what a tool you'd look like if you tried to shank somebody with it.  By the time you found the right blade, they would be long gone/have released the bengal tiger.
2014-06-18 08:34:26 AM  
2 votes:
You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.
2014-06-18 08:30:07 AM  
2 votes:
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2014-06-18 08:05:43 AM  
2 votes:
Obviously they forgot that an amusement park is private property, not a government agency, and that "my land, my rules" applies there.

/In fact, if the park had phrased it that way, the family might have understood and not acted like fools.
2014-06-18 08:00:51 AM  
2 votes:

Sybarite: [l.yimg.com image 850x255]


That is the worst case of Hereditary Trailer Park Face I've seen in a while.
2014-06-19 06:04:11 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: BeesNuts: some quality factor I'm missing out on.

If you like Gerbers, then yes, you're missing the whole damn point of knives in general.

Any edge can cut. That's not a problem. A good knife, though? That's a work of art.

Much like the real Mona Lisa costs more than a printed copy of the Mona Lisa, a handmade knife from a good bladesmith is gonna run a bit more than a mass produced factory blade, even though at first it appears there's about 90% overlap in utility.


Yeah, I guess I just think of a knife as a tool.  I can appreciate a nice blade.  But at the end of the day I'm not buying a knife to put on display.  I'm buying it to cut through shiat.  I wouldn't pay 400 dollars for a really artfully handmade screwdriver either.
2014-06-18 11:16:57 AM  
1 votes:

squirrelflavoredyogurt: offacue: Knives, you say?  Got this for fathers day.   Spyderco Southard Folder.  (she paid about half that much)

$200 for a piece of sharp steel? Guess she paid extra for the cool description..."When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position." What the hell are you going to cut with that thing that makes it worth even the discounted price?


It's not about the first cut hombre, it's how it makes the 300th cut that makes it worth the price...

Every sharp knife will cut once... It's what happens after that counts... not all steels are created equal, not all knifemakers can take quality steel and work it into a product that will last thousands of cuts with minimal sharpening...
2014-06-18 11:15:06 AM  
1 votes:

hogger: No knives allowed?
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Had to wait nearly 3 pages for this!   Plus everyone knows you don't start a fight, you just go buy a gun!

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2014-06-18 11:09:59 AM  
1 votes:

Ker_Thwap: Prey4reign: This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.

There's a third type. Just the average nice guy who isn't rich.  But we remind them of their dad or brother, we're financially responsible, so we don't have motorcycles, boats and expensive toys, so of course they want nothing to do with us.

/But, I'm not bitter!
//Much.


Protip: If you have to tell people you're a nice guy, you're not a nice guy.

*psst...I think you dropped your fedora*
2014-06-18 10:54:40 AM  
1 votes:

Famishus: Might accidentally drop in to Smoky Mountain Knife Works while I'm there.


If you have anything you need sharpened, bring it with you.  Downstairs in the back, $1.00 per knife.
2014-06-18 10:53:19 AM  
1 votes:
I have a CRKT folding knife that I carry in my purse. I actually have to leave reminders to myself to take it out if I'm going on a plane trip somewhere, because I never take it out otherwise. I also have a Gerber fixed blade knife that I carry when I'm hiking/camping. My boyfriend got me that one for my birthday because he knows I like knives.
2014-06-18 09:57:33 AM  
1 votes:
I used to carry my Leatherman Wave with me everywhere I went - it's handy as hell. But, between airports, cops, and morons, the idea of having my personal property arbitrarily seized for no reason means that one of my favorite tools is "marooned" at home.
2014-06-18 09:39:20 AM  
1 votes:

offacue: John Buck 41: Would love to get a William Henry or Chris Reeve someday. I go back and forth between fixed and folder. Currrent EDC is a Benchmade 510.

I've got a griptillian in steady rotation.  Smooth to flip open.  A little bulky though.  Can't wear a fixed here in Jersey.

/waiting for a flashlight thread


I always keep my fleshlight clipped to by belt.

You never know when you'll be left sitting in the dark with nothing to do.
2014-06-18 09:26:09 AM  
1 votes:

HotWingConspiracy


I wonder how they vote


With deeply furrowed brows and expressions of confusion as they try to grasp the intricacies of the voting machine.
2014-06-18 09:11:05 AM  
1 votes:
This was formerly known as Tuesday at Great Adventure (aka Gangsta's Paradise).

True story.  My wife and I stayed at a bed and breakfast in New Hampshire owned and operated by a friend.  We got talking to the friend about how does she fit in her busy B&B schedule with anything approaching a social life.  She told us she gave up on finding a man in New Hampshire.  She said there were two types of men in NH:  super wealthy types who are either taken or gay; or some of the finest examples of worthless, knuckle dragging, never account for much drunkards or drug fiends known to man.
2014-06-18 09:00:54 AM  
1 votes:

offacue: I like to dream around this site.  There are many.


This guy only makes 4 knives.
And I carry this one.

Know one ever knows I have it until I need to use it.

I give them to friends as gifts, too.
2014-06-18 08:55:03 AM  
1 votes:

pudgyv: You know, some of the biggest hicks aren't in the deep south. They're in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

/New Englander.


Swamp Yankees.
2014-06-18 08:46:47 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-06-18 08:39:43 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-06-18 08:17:08 AM  
1 votes:
"What's with the knife? Are we having cake?"
2014-06-18 08:15:29 AM  
1 votes:
If these people had guns we'd get a week's worth of hero worship of them from Fox News.
2014-06-18 08:06:50 AM  
1 votes:
The dumbass part was keeping the knives on the belt.  Just say "OK, sorry, we forgot we had them on", go back to the car, remove them from your belt, and put them in your pocket (assuming it's a folding knife)

Full disclosure:  I carry this model of knife with me everywhere I go:

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The only exception is when I have to go to family court or the Department of Social Services*, in which case I leave it in the car because you have to go through a metal detector.

That means I carry it to local amusement parks.  Into malls.  At my work.  In my son's school.  Everywhere.  It just sits in my pocket.  And everyone knows it, because if something needs to be cut, or a screw driven, everyone looks at me.

And on the rare occasions when I think that I might need a bigger knife, I carry one.  But I'm reasonably discrete about it.   The only time I'm not discrete about it is when I'm dress up for the primitive biathlons, but few people are willing to challenge a guy with a Mohawk, feathers and beads in his hair, and a knife with a deer-antler handle on his belt.  But then, I don't got to amusement parks or the mall dressed like that (but do go to restaurants and some stores).

*The distaffbopper and I are foster parents.
2014-06-18 07:47:27 AM  
1 votes:
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