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Thread #59418   Message #1428017
Posted By: Rapparee
06-Mar-05 - 10:05 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, hmmm...when I was in grad school at Case Western Reserve (Cleveland, Ohio, and home of the famous Michaelson-Morley Experiment for all you physics buffs) the local SCA had a seperate "house." One Spring evening, when the SCAers were all sitting inside polishing their halberds or whatever SCAers do of an evening, they heard some serious screams from just outside. Seems like the members of a local gang were beating a young kid. Being good citizens, the SCAers grabbed maces, swords, warhammers, rapiers, morning stars, and other such stuff that is found in every American home, slammed on their helms, and ran to the rescue. Seldom, if ever, has Cleveland seen a gang of gangers being chased down the Euclid Avenue by a bunch of weapon-wielding oddities. The cops, who eventually arrived, were impressed and applauding the good citizenship of the SCAers. The gang, which was trying to form, left the area to SCA.

(This was reported in one of the local newspapers, but it was 28 years back....)