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April 25, 2008

WE HAVE NEVER FELT SO HONORED

Dear Mr.Barry,

Please visit the Low-Flow Toilet Awareness Project (LFTAP) for details regarding National Low-Flow Toilet Blowup Day, this Sunday, 4/27.

We have a low-flow toilet with your name written on it, Dave. The commode will be detonated, just for you.

"At 1pm on Sunday, April 27, over 100 shooters will gather at Boomershoot, an annual guns and explosives event held in North Central Idaho. Shooters will unite in therapeutic self expression, taking their toilet annoyances out of the bathroom and onto the range. They'll shoot at a low-flow toilet filled with reactive targets, creating fiery explosions, reducing the porcelain target into smithereens."

Copyright-free photos + image of the event will be available online (Sun. night). I'll send you a link to the thrilling images.

Warm regards,
Joe Huffman
On behalf of LFTAP + Boomershoot
http://www.boomershoot.org

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FIRST! ;-)

Seriously, though, this is quite a momentous occasion, isn't it? The toilet thing, I mean, not me being first.

Ought to be a real bang up time!

http://www.straightdope.com/columns/080307.html

LFTs actually work.

Wow. A toilet, in your honor. Gotta be better than an silly old Pulitzer.

Oh, Eric, you di'int.

This is one for the history books, Dave. Congrats!

Dare I ask what the "reactive targets" might be??

Dave, you have to get your butt (har!) over to Idaho for this event. A toilet NAMED for YOU! The political exposure alone is worth the airfare.

Plus, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher live there. You could do lunch.

I predict that a good time will be had by all with lots of beer to boot!!

Dave, you can't not go! What would that say to your public?

I bet Dave was bowled over with gratitude!

I just reread Dave's 1997 article. It's clearly an emotional issue.

Just don't drink from this one ... !

Steve,
If you want to really understand what a reactive target is, just watch one of the videos on boomershoot.org.

I'm too late for this year, but I'll be putting this on my calendar for next year.

What, no streaming video?

[yeah, I stole that]

I dunno, after his own personal Sewage Transfer Station, isn't a toilet with Dave's name on it kind of a let-down?

And that Boomershoot website is really funny. Everyone involved seems to have a sense of humor, especially the guy who annihilated the rental guitar.

I noticed this morning that the toilet had Dave's name on it, or said Hi Dave Barry. Something like that.

I assume alcohol WILL be involved.

"We have a low-flow toilet with your name written on it." Sounds scary to me, Dave. You may want to be careful where you sit for a while.

"We have a low-flow toilet with your name written on it." Sounds scary to me, Dave. You may want to be careful where you sit for a while.

Steve: A "reactive target" is an exploding target that detonates upon being pierced by a bullet. When one engages in the sport of long-distance precision rifle shooting, the ability to shoot at/activate a reactive target from afar is intensely gratifying, compared to typical long-distance rifle shooting events, where you just shoot at the paper targets but can't look at your results until the range safety officer announces "cease fire." Then you have to walk 600 yards, and all you get to see is the piece of paper with holes in it. At Boomershoot, it's another story. . . :)

Personally, I think the sewage treatment plant is a bigger honor, although this does go with it quite nicely.

Can a Dave Barry Outhouse be far behind?
behind, get it, har!

Checkout this link to a Boomershoot video featuring bowling ball launches from a cannon, anvil catapults, and Stephanie "Kennedy" Sailor* using reactive targets to detonate the duct-taped laptop she used as her cyber campaign headquarters against Jesse Jackson, Jr.:
http://www.recreationalexplosives.org/video/KING5_Evening_Magazine_%20Boomershoot_Story_full_res.wmv

*Stephanie "Kennedy" Sailor = former Independent candidate for US Congress who spent $0 running against Jesse Jackson, Jr. in '04 -- http://www.KennedySailor.com

Here's a shorter link to the spectacular Boomershoot video, as described above.

http://boomershoot.org/2005/KING5.wmv

Enjoy!

above link needs the "www"

http://www.boomershoot.org/2005/KING5.wmv

or, just click on the bold blue link below

LFTAP Rep, that link was worth the download time.

My Vote for Key Quote (MVFKQ*):

"You can't do this at Disneyworld."

So true, so true.


(*Creating naughty looking acronyms for your reading pleasure.)

dave, your presidential platform is shaping up really well now, especially with this toilet issue now. squirrels, bad drivers, and lowflows. its a winner.

I'm impressed- seriously, a toilet with your name on it...When's judi going to get one, too?

I'm tellin' ya, Dave should have accepted the invitation to boomershot... he coulda blown up the toilet himself.

When one engages in the sport of long-distance precision rifle shooting, the ability to shoot at or activate a reactive target from afar is intensely gratifying, compared to typical long-distance rifle shooting events, where you just shoot at the paper targets but can't look at your results until the range safety officer announces "cease fire."

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