Ths gist: SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) Ren-Fair geeks got arrested for selling thier wares at a comic book convention up in Canada of the weekend. They brought the stuff across the border from the States.
Why can't I stop laughing...
"But officer, we play fight with these every weekend!"
Cerebus: RIP 1977-2004.
"What do you think it's like being created by a manic-depressive, paranoid schizophrenic, hypochondriac, misogynist with delusions of grandeur and a messiah complex?"
How on EARTH did they get them into Canada? You hear about people on the way to Canada for martial arts tournaments without the proper paperwork being turned away and their equipment being seized and destroyed every so often. I have been under the impression it was unlikely and unwise to try and take even a single ninja star across the border. Let alone a large amount of swords, knives, and brass knuckles for sale.
I am secretly using you all for research. Well... most of you.
A friend of mine heard about this, and, since it said the culprits where from St. Louis, assumed I had gotten arrested, since I was in Toronto this past weekend. I only wish I had bought some weapons. I did pick up an awesome Chairman Mao watch at some little store, however.
I just got back into comics this year thanks to the Hush storyline in Batman, but I was so disappointed by the ending that I can't in good conscience call it the 'best of' anything. Thankfully, I did pick up the absolutely whomp-ass Superman: