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October 10, 2013

SO HE GRABBED HIS ÉPÉE

"The first thing that went through my head is somebody should do something, and that's when I got really upset and disappointed with myself, because I realized I had the opportunity to do something. And I didn't want to be a hypocrite who just tweeted about it."

(Thanks to Jon Harris)

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Hey, this guy's already famous, he's in "Bohemian Rhapsody": Scaramuzza, Scaramuzza, can you do the fandango?

And he left his well-known trademark on the perps - a 'Z'

Touche'

David, stop reading my thoughts!

you call that a knife ?

Have at thee, varlet!

The bad guys were "Butt" and "Johnson". Really.

" Excuse me while I whip this out..."

You can never find a Sgt. Garcia when you need one.

I remember an old Bonanza episode where Hoss accepted some Eurofop's challenge to a sword fight with epees, reasoning that a skinny little hog sticker like that couldn't do much harm. Little Joe had to point out that it had about the same diameter as a bullet. Good lesson for anyone facing down one a them fencing guys.

Just to clarify, can I take out my ÉPÉE, swing it around and shout at people nowadays?

Is America great or what?

I immediately loved this story when I saw it a while ago. I fenced in college. Epees are not the springy little foil thing. Get jabbed by one of those and you been jabbed. Sideways across the neck would be like being hit with one of those extending metal batons. I think I would have considered breaking off the safety tip, but how freaked would you be having a guy with a sword full-tilting at you? Shish-ka-robber.

A very, very lucky man. Never bring a deliberately non-lethal piece of sporting equipment to what could have been a gun fight.

The animated version is not to be missed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3BQAR5ekkg

He flys, too? Fencing, fandangos and flying, fantastic. Epee your pants, evil doers.

"My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die."

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