Friday, August 22, 2008

College supplies: new PC, new clothes, new crossbow compound bow

Ah, autumn. Those bucolic days when hordes of undergraduates return to college, with their crossbows compound bows with built-in quivers on their backs. Check out what this Brandeis student has prominently displayed on the back shelf of his car...
Maybe it's just my lonesome opinion here, but displaying your hunting crossbow compound bow in a city (where there is no hunting of any kind) when your sedan has a perfectly serviceable trunk strikes me as evidence of severe insecurity. Or at least massive jackass-ery. In any case, this is not the kind of personality that makes me feel real comfortable toting around lethal weapons.

5 comments:

vonslatt said...

That's a compound bow, not a crossbow. A crossbow has a stock like a rifle.

Cheesesteak the Impaler said...

Indeed it is! Rambo and the Nuge would be embarassed to ride tandem with you, Coddy! Corrections noted in entry.

Cod Peace said...

It had a stock. Blame the cellphone pic and window reflections.

Next February when I upgrade to a new cellphone a decent camera will actually become a consideration.

Cheesesteak the Impaler said...

The Nuge noogie on Cod continues: Compound bows can have stocks too, a cross bow has a rifle like stock and trigger mechanism. This thing looks likes it has an integrated quiver, at an angle that suggests this bow is held upright in use, not on the horizontal as it is laid in the pic. The pulley also says compound bow. Maybe it was dissassembled, but I'm more invested in building up animosity between you and Ted Nugent than "the truth" here.

Cod Peace said...

You mean, pulleys like on this crossbow?

Keep in mind, oh dear readers, that the closest Cheesesteak has come to a modern hunting weapon of any kind was shooting a bright red plastic bow at day camp when he was 9.

CtI, how 'bout generating some content, eh? Go interview Nugent or something.