Hot Rats StoryTime Theater
Sharp Pokey Darts
By Your Pal Drew (Hot Rattus Emeritus)
It was either our second or third year of studio when we went tribal.
I don’t remember who started it, or why, but a few of us became fascinated by blowguns. For some reason there was some copper tubing in the studio and a goodly number of wooden dowels. Add #11 X-Acto blades to the mix and you’ve got yourself some sure-fire danger. I recall crafting highly decorated shafts and carefully wire-wrapping the blades to them. I remember learning how to load the blowgun, and adjusting the amount of toilet paper wadding so that the blow was effortless but effective. Without a doubt Channing was involved, for some reason I remember Mike Knapick and Tim Hagan having blowguns (whether they did or not) and I distinctly remember Erica yelling at us all…something about “you’re gonna poke somebody’s eye out!”.
I remember almost poking somebody’s eye out.
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