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Opening Arguments

Quick draw

It's a dangerous world out there. Even a drawing can be threatening, at least to people who take "zero tolerance" to mean "no thinking":

MESA, Ariz. - School officials suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.

The boy's parents said the drawing was a harmless doodle and school officials overreacted.

I love Western movies, and I know what is said over and over in them, so I'll bet I know what school authorities were thinking: Never draw your gun unless you intend to use it.


Wed, 08/22/2007 - 9:06pm

(Thanks to Hanna & Barbera)

Yippee yi-o ki-a,
Galloping all the way
Here comes Quick Draw McGraw.

Yippee yi-o ki-a,
Galloping all the way
Great big star on his chest.
Outdraws all of the rest.
Fastest gun in the west.

Yippee yi-o ki-a,
Riding around your way,
Here comes Quick Draw McGraw.
The high-falutin'est,
Fastest shootin'est,
Cowboy you ever saw.
That's Quick Draw McGraw

tim zank
Thu, 08/23/2007 - 8:10am

Leo, did that pun come to you in the middle of the night, or did you liberate it from someone else? Either way it IS hilarious!

Leo Morris
Thu, 08/23/2007 - 8:40am

There have been several incidents of students being disciplined for drawing guns in the last few years, so the pun itself has been around a while. As far as I know, though, I'm the only one who added "unless you intend to use it." Puns are meant to be stolen, but there should be at least an effort to improve them in the process.