Gangs are Pointless

No need to fight a fight given to you by another person.  Its the dumbest way live, starting beef with other people just because they roll with different people.  The only reason gangs are still alive is because they pull kids into the gang to fight their fight once the older gang members either get killed or thrown in jail.

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Bean Shooter

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Some people don’t want to buy BB guns, but I have a very useful substitution.  I call it the bean shooter, it is made of the top 2 inches of a empty two liter soda bottle, a balloon, and a sack of what ever kind of beans you can find that fits through the top of the soda bottle.  First, cut around the soda bottle about one to one and a half inches below the soda cap.  Second, take off the cap, wrap the mouth piece of the balloon around the area where the soda cap was.  You may need to use a rubber band to keep the balloon in place.  Once you get the shooter put together, put a couple beans into the open side and shoot some targets.  My friends and I would set up a course, and shoot each other.  It makes it more fun when you have alot of friends playing on teams.  It is elimination, last team standing wins.  Be sure to wear either goggles or glasses to protect your eyes.  If you’re one of those people with a low pain tolerance, you can strap a couple pillows to yourself, but its not as much fun.  Plus your friends will laugh at you trying to duct tape them to yourself.  Have fun and be safe!  Let me know how your bean wars go!

3 Man Slingshot

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Thanks to: Frattoys.com

On hot summer days everyone is looking for a fun and exciting way to cool off, I find the best way is water balloon fights.  Where I live my friends and I make the local skatepark a very dangerous battle zone.  The slingshot takes two bungie cords and a piece of material that will hold a water balloon, and won’t break if stretched.  Have two people pulling the two bungie cords, and one person pulling the water balloon back as far as you want to shoot, then aim for the unexpecting bikers riding by, release and watch the biker take a fat water balloon to the face.  Just be careful the moving target don’t see you, if they do, pick up the skateboard and leave.  They tend to get kinda mad after getting ahnialated by a blazing ball of water.  Just try not to hit the people that look like they would get butthurt and call the cops.  Although the slingshot may bring some trouble to you, the fun part is watching them blame random people in the skatepark.  If your going to use the slingshot, use it in an area were you can hide the contraption and blend in with a crowd, so they don’t realize it was you that drenched them with water.  Happy Valentines day, and have fun launching water balloons into your valentine’s face.  Send me some videos of you and your friends launching water balloons at people’s faces.

P.S. Please don’t launch tomatoes, cabbage, apples, bananas, carrots, or eggs its gross!

Sand boarding

A guy sandboarding. Picture via Google images.

My brother and I used to go sand boarding in the dunes or down sand hills at the beach.  Start by taking the trucks off your skateboard, set the board at the top of the hill sort of on the down hill section of the hill, take a few steps back, and run, jump on the board.  Be careful, you might fall forward if your not leaning far enough back.  Also clear away all the rocks and anything that will give a good bruise or cut, think of it as a badge.  Getting a face full of sand isn’t the best part, but if you get it on camera it will make you laugh pretty hard.  If you want to make it even more fun just set up some bumps and jumps to see how good you can get.  To challenge yourself, try jumping onto the board backwards and ride switch.  It makes a good remembering of snowboard season, and keeps your balance from getting rusty.

Homemade slip-n-slide

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All you need to make the slip-n-slide is a giant tarp, and water.  I find it easiest to find a big grassy hill that has sprinklers instead of sending water though a hose down the tarp.  Sometimes the water doesn’t get to certain spots, so you might get a pretty good rash, but it will make a laugh with friends.  Once you successfully build and use the slide it is extremely fun.  It makes it more fun if you set up a couple of obstacles on the slide and play some human bowling.  I tried popping the wheels off my skate board and using that, but your going to need some dish soap for that extra slide.