Sword-wielding robber finds that store clerk also has sword

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/24/sword-wielding-robber-finds-th.html

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Aw, he didn’t even get a chance to inform the other guy he isn’t actually left handed.

Also, that first guy had a machete. That Scimitar is much longer. Though I have to wonder how sharp it was. I don’t think I have seen a modern scimitar that is sharp and not a wall hanger, though I am sure there are some out there.

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You don’t bring a machete to a scimitar fight.

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Trying to rob me with a machete? That’s cute…

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In arabic/muslim countries carrying a scimitar is still common and they are intended for personal defense so they are not wall hangers. They are for srsbsns. If this guy was keeping that thing behind the counter then it was most likely sharpened.

Machetes on the other hand are commonly sold being not terribly sharp.

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Some years ago some idiot tried to rob a post office in the UK. The postmaster was a Sikh. The sword he kept under the counter was far from ceremonial.

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Well, sure. But much rarer in America.

But don’t discount machetes. There are a lot of limbless and dead people in various jungles that can attest to that.

Here is a machete personified.
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Some years ago some idiot tried to rob a post office in the UK. The postmaster was a Sikh. The sword he kept under the counter was far from ceremonial.
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Sikh carry a Kirpan, and they are far from ceremonial. I need a religion that requires me to be armed…

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The NRA is always looking for new blood, brother.

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“I’m sorry, we only accept Visa and Mastercard, no Amex or machetes.”

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Being a Jedi allows me to bear a lightsabre. The only drawback is that I have to build it myself.

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I thought you had that covered already

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No that is my own free will, not a god or religious leader commanding me…

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It really wouldn’t take much for the NRA to spin off a faith based group that claims that firearms are integral to their beliefs to get around gun restrictions and whatnot…

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We call it, the Kwik-E-Martening! There can be only…hey come back, I didn’t get to show you my drei wunder!

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I didn’t know that. Got a link?

Any countries in particular? I’ve been to one Arabic country and one other majority-Muslim country and I didn’t see anyone packing steel, but I was only in the touristy bits.

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“What the hell?! I’m supposed to be the only weirdo running around with a sword!”

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