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  •  Ritual Slaughter (2+ / 0-)
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    RiveroftheWest, Youffraita

    We have a good friend who lives in the City of Madness and who holds a weekend-long barbeque at her house every Memorial Day that we used to attend every year.  One of the highlights of the weekend used to be when her husband would take all his friends and a sampling from his rifle collection, (but I repeat myself), to the local shooting range for what he called "The Ritual Slaughter of the Plushies".

    He has a visceral dislike of cutesy stuff, you see.  It started with Smurfs, and extended to pretty much any type of overly-cute, overly-merchandised plushie.

    So on that weekend, he and his friends would bring a bunch of plushies to the shooting range and one by one place them up on the target.  Then he would announce the crimes with which Papa Smurf or Bumblelion or Cuddle-Me-Eeyore or whatever had been found guilty of and the sentence of death.

    And then he and his buddies would blow the critter to smithereens.

    I found it mildly amusing the first time; but once he started bringing back video footage of the event, I decided that remaining at the house with the other guests would be more entertaining.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 12:36:03 PM PDT

    •  That really is over the top (1+ / 0-)
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      I've never blown up a toy, but I did know someone who took a Rainbow Brite, rammed a stake through its heart and buried it at home plate because it was the closest he could find to a crossroads.

      No idea why.

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