legalize lawn darts
n a d n e r b
January 21, 2003 10:59PM
edited January 2014
let's start the movement..... who's with me?!
(heyyy... i'm now a member
[ 01-22-2003: Message edited by: n a d n e r b ]</p>
Reply 1 of 19
January 21, 2003 11:03PM
god i loved those as a kid....we use to try and catch them in mid air...drove my mom nuts....good thing we were kids, if we had them in college we would be at least injured....drunk and stoned and trying to play catch with lawn darts would have been ugly....g
(hey, i now have a member
[ 01-22-2003: Message edited by: thegelding ]</p>
Reply 2 of 19
January 21, 2003 11:17PM
I'll drink to that!
Reply 3 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:11AM
Man, we had those things too.
I was doing some scanning/retouching work on a toy catalog earlier this year and I got my first dose of modern toy design and style: EVERYTHING is plastic and rubber, with rounded, soft edges, padding where appropriate, no sharp pieces, no pointy ends, etc. Safe, safe, safe. No chance whatsoever of anyone getting injured in the least.
But Lawn Darts in the 70's? Let's stop and think about this for a minute:
, sharp-ended projectiles,
thrown up into the air by kids
...and for accuracy,
:eek: <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
What evil, twisted sumbitch invented these things?
There's no way in hell Lawn Darts could come out in this day and age!
Unless, of course, they were made from Nerf material.
But we used to be in the backyard, just flinging those things around like it was the thing to do. It's simply amazing that me or any of my fellow little friends and neighbors never got speared through the skull or eye socket, or otherwise mangled beyond repair, with these crazy things!
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Reply 4 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:24AM
You can't get them anymore? Travesty!
Reply 5 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:34AM
As sue-happy as this culture is these days (argue with me on that and I will kill you where you stand
), there is no way a company in their right mind would make a "toy" like this available. Could you just imagine the injuries (and resulting lawsuits) that would come flooding out?
Those things are a relic of the past, fellas. Let 'em stay there. This world just wouldn't know what to do with them.
Reply 6 of 19
n a d n e r b
January 22, 2003 12:39AM
It IS a travesty... a damn shame, really. My sister and I used to throw them as high in the air as we could. My one main memory of them is how they broke a rock in our rock wall... that thing had to have been an inch and a half thick. ahhhh.. back in the good 'ol days... things were so much better.
Reply 7 of 19
January 22, 2003 2:45AM
good thing that they're still legal here in Switzerland... who wants some ? I'll send you a bunch.
Reply 8 of 19
January 22, 2003 2:51AM
Isn't the world a better place for all these new regulations.
In GB some local councils are removing slides because an EU egulation limits the height of slides to 9'. There is also some other regulation that no steps are alowed in playgrounds too.
I just thank God that we aren't aas bad as Australians where the wearing of helmets whilst ridig a bike is compulsary...especially in that heat.
Reply 9 of 19
January 22, 2003 6:04AM
[quote]Originally posted by Defiant:
<strong>good thing that they're still legal here in Switzerland... who wants some ? I'll send you a bunch.</strong><hr></blockquote>
SHhhhhhhhhh! WTF is wrong with you due? You want US Customs coming down you? Stick to the plan. Shove them up your ass and smuggle them on a flight to NYC.
Reply 10 of 19
January 22, 2003 11:36AM
If anyone's interested I posted the relevant part of the US Code outlawing the sale of <a href="
; target="_blank">lawn darts</a>.
I'm not a lawyer, but it looks like it only bans the sale of lawn darts, not the ownership or use of lawn darts. Any lawyers out there?
p.s. cool, I just posted my first working url.
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Reply 11 of 19
January 22, 2003 11:51AM
Why can you still buy screw drivers? AND KNIVES :eek:
Not to speak about guns...
Reply 12 of 19
January 22, 2003 11:57AM
Lawn darts don't kill children, children kill children.
If lawn darts are outlawed, only outlaws will have lawn darts.
Reply 13 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:06PM
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
*One day after school attackers massacre 50 using lawn darts*
They'll have to pry those lawn darts from my cold dead fingers!
Reply 14 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:14PM
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>Lawn darts don't kill children, children kill children.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Guns don't kill people, people kill people.
You know where it's from.
Reply 15 of 19
January 22, 2003 12:33PM
If they stopped making jumbo darts that acts like boomerangs (look at the middle picture) perhaps they could be legalized
Reply 16 of 19
January 22, 2003 6:56PM
in the early eighties i had a next-door-neighbor. (he looked a lot like peter boyle in frankenstein)
he would come home from work and take off his shirt revealing his tank-top tee, keep his dress pants on (but rolled up) but remove his shoes, he had those real see through nylon-ish socks like my grandad had.
and man he would play lawn-darts (jarts?) til midnight. just walkin' back and forth all by himself, playin' lawn-darts, if i ever had to take out the trash i'd try to do it while he was slowly walking away from me otherwise he'd see me and ask "up for a game?"
i always felt really sorry for him and say ".....well ok, maybe just one..."
Reply 17 of 19
January 22, 2003 8:42PM
Oh man, Jarts bring me back home. My family
has those WoMDs, and we still play eveytime I go there. Good Times.
On a semi-related note, has anyone noticed how games have changed over the last (?) years? I've been trying to stock my game closet in my new place....and holy crap. Plastic Scrabble pieces? 100 point Yahtzee tokens? What!! Christ, the numbers on the new Tri-Ominoes could be seen from space! What happened?!! Are we suposed to be a generation of near-sighted-wood-swallowing-can't-win-by-the-rules morons?