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Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller for September 20, 2018

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    whataboytjiex2  over 1 year ago

    Careful Herr Schikelgruger! You only have one shot at immortality!

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    Dtroutma Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Rock, paper, scissors.

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    in.amongst  over 1 year ago

    The tension is killing me – wonder who ends up stone cold dead?

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    enigmamz  over 1 year ago

    That’s one big huckleberry.

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    Honorable mention in the banjo toss Premium Member over 1 year ago

    “But Daniel was hot, he drew first and shot…..”

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    Superfrog  over 1 year ago

    Maybe it’s a rock. Maybe it’s a tombstone.

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    gammaguy  over 1 year ago

    The guy with the gun didn’t understand what the other guy was up to. It was way over his head.

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    Kind&Kinder  over 1 year ago

    That’s o.k.; apparently Pecos Pete just came to get stoned.

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    sirbadger  over 1 year ago

    A bucket full of miscellaneous metal junk would be harder to dodge than a stone.

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    RobinHood  over 1 year ago

    It’s just a jump to the left, no step to the right. Put your hands on your hips. THEN FIRE.

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    dot-the-I  over 1 year ago

    Maybe the onlookers should not be taking the outcome for granite.

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    thelost wizard  over 1 year ago

    If he’s successful, the pillaging will commence shortly thereafter.

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    Watcher  over 1 year ago

    He without sin, cast the first stone.

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    dadoctah  over 1 year ago

    I’m all about unexpected choice of weapons. After watching all those Lash Larue westerns, I wonder how hard it would be to get a bullwhip past the TSA at the airport.

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    garcoa  over 1 year ago

    a technique improved upon on by North Korea

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    tudza Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Stabby Cat brought a knife to a gunfight, and won. ( from The Legends of Stabby Cat )

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    Masterskrain Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Sure hope he didn’t get the catapult from ACME…

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    MattOlshan  over 1 year ago

    He should know that trebuchets are the superior seige weapon.

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    sanderling75  over 1 year ago

    That saguaro has a better chance of surviving this that the other two.

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    DanFlak  over 1 year ago

    The Mythbusters tested this one. You can wield a knife faster than you can draw a gun so in very close quarters (like hand-to-hand combat), the knife often wins.

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    daijoboo  over 1 year ago

    Is that one of Dill’s brothers?

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    David Henderson  over 1 year ago

    Instead of one big rock he should have loaded it with several smaller rocks. A catapult shotgun.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Reminds me of the scene where Indiana Jones shot the swordsman.

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    nosirrom  over 1 year ago

    I would have brought a Ballista. It’s more accurate.

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    well-i-never  over 1 year ago

    Idiomatic? I’m thinking “cliche.”

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    redback  over 1 year ago

    can he pull the lever faster than the other guy pull the trigger? or will the rock fly fast enough so the other guy can not avoid it by simply stepping aside?

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    Linguist  over 1 year ago

    Now he’s between a rock and a hard place.

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    bepapa  over 1 year ago

    That wasn’t even funny.

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    randy.m.wagner  over 1 year ago

    Speak softly but carry a big catapult.

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    bakana  over 1 year ago

    That Trébuchet) has a Dad Man’s Rope so the Gunfighter is still in trouble even if he Shoots First

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    randy.m.wagner  over 1 year ago

    The real advantage may be if the catapult guy is wearing a full suit of armor under that jacket.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 1 year ago

    If the guy using the catapult waits for the gunman to draw, he won’t have time to pull the rope.

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    Cerabooge  over 1 year ago

    I’m reminded of the scene from Kung Fu in which Caine is facing off with a gunslinger. Caine is holding a plowshare. He blocks the bullets, then clobbers the gunman with it.

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    PoodleGroomer  over 1 year ago

    The catapult was slow to reload, not good at close range, and did not holster well.

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    Al Nala  over 1 year ago

    SidestepBANGBANG

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    At least he’s using a rock and not a cow.

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    dadlivonia  over 1 year ago

    They will both lose – cord pulled, shot fired, rock falls. Cue the sad music

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    BiathlonNut  over 1 year ago

    Talk about killing your opponent, burying him, and placing a stone memorial – all in one step.

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    MeGoNow Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Gonna get medieval on him!

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    WCraft Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Iuventus stultorum magister.

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    Gary Fabian  over 1 year ago

    That one would just go over my head.

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    Spock  over 1 year ago

    Rock, Colt, Catapult.

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    Godfreydaniel  over 1 year ago

    As David and Goliath remind us, never bring a club to a sling fight………

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    ChessPirate  over 1 year ago

    I’m reminded of the scene in “The Magnificent Seven”, where the James Coburn character, Britt, wins a showdown wielding a knife against a man with a gun.

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    hariseldon59  over 1 year ago

    Funny, Bob Marley/Eric Clapton never mentioned using a catapult.

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    Lablubber   over 1 year ago

    This showdown is gonna rock.

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    Richard S Russell Premium Member over 1 year ago

    In real life, there are contests to build catapults that are then used for launching everything from watermelons to pianos.

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    Charlie Tuba  over 1 year ago

    Wonder who will win.

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    KEA  over 1 year ago

    This could be a lose-lose situation

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    Sailor46 USN 65-95  over 1 year ago

    Don’t bring a gun to a WMD fight.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 1 year ago

    Rock, paper, scissors, catapult, Colt 0.45.

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    jbruins84341  over 1 year ago

    I think this is what you call an anachronism.

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    Kind&Kinder  over 1 year ago

    I think this was the video for the song, “I’ve Got a Crush On You”!

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    keenanthelibrarian  over 1 year ago

    I wonder who’ll win …

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    wirepunchr  over 1 year ago

    R-P-S-TNT

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    joann93  over 1 year ago

    Lizard…Spock….or cockroach….foot nuclear bomb

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    joann93  over 1 year ago

    Catapult….paper…. scissors

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Ringo…

    He lay face down in the desert sand

    Clutching his release in his hand.

    Bashed from behind, I thought he was dead

    Under his heart was an ounce of stone

    But a spark still burned so I used my knife

    And late that night I saved the life of Ringo.

    I nursed him till the danger passed

    The days went by, he mended fast.

    Then from dawn till setting sun

    He practiced with that deadly catapult.

    And hour on hour I watched in awe

    No human being could match the release speed of Ringo.

    One day we rode the mountain crest

    And I went east and he went west.

    I took to law and wore a star

    While he spread terror near and far.

    With granite and flame he gained such fame

    All through the West they feared the name of Ringo.

    I knew someday I’d face the test

    Which one of us would be the best.

    And sure enough the word came down

    That he was holed up in the castle.

    I left the posse out in the street

    And I went in alone to meet Ringo.

    They said my trigger was next to none

    But my catapult release had just begun

    When I felt a stone that stung my wrist

    The catapult latch dropping from my fist

    And I was looking at the boulder

    Of the deadly catapult of Ringo.

    They say that was the only time

    That anyone had seen him smile

    He slowly lowered his release and then

    He said to me "We’re even, friend”.

    And so at last I understood

    That there was still a spark of good in Ringo.

    I blocked the path of his catapult tow

    He turned and rolled into the street.

    A dozen catapults threw flame and stone.

    A moment later, he lay crushed.

    The town began to shout and cheer

    Nowhere was there shed a tear for Ringo.

    The story spread throughout the land

    That my stone had knocked Ringo’s release from his hand

    And it was just the years, they say

    That made me put my catapults away.

    But on his grave they

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    RonBerg13 Premium Member over 1 year ago

    But on his grave they can’t explain

    The tarnished catapult latch above the name of Ringo.

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