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Thread #59418 Message #2913173
Posted By: Little Hawk
24-May-10 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Well, when I was a kid we did play with all those things too, of course, Stilly, but there was no greater joy for a young boy than to get hold of a BB gun, and I'll tell you why: because we all grew up on adventure movies and TV westerns, and in them our heroes were firing off guns, that's why. Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Wyatt Earp, Jungle Jim, etc...they were all guys toting guns, okay? So a boy's natural sense of adventure was directly tied to toting a gun.
Believe me, if BB guns had been available when Tom Sawyer was a kid, every boy in America would have wanted one desperately. ;-D