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#130794 - 09/29/04 12:18 PM Toaster Strudel
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I would like to take a few minutes to tell you one of my favorite self defense stories. I went to college in Chicago. I lived there for ten years and saw some pretty weird things and had a few close calls. After graduation a friend of mine moved to NYC to get a masters degree. Rent near his school was too high so he had to live in an outlying area and commute. He was an artist. He was also huge, but a real gentle guy. He had to take the train through some pretty rough areas. Occaisionally bad guys would give him S**t.
Over time it started to get old so he decided to do something about it.
He had an old gym bag that was covered with paint. He had an old broken toaster the didn't work anymore so he figured "WTF this ought to work". So he put the toaster in the the bag and and started carrying the bag with him on the train.
Heres where it gets good. A few days later he's riding along minding his own, when he looks ahead and sees a couple of guys in the forward car coming along giving passengers a hard time. Now he's a little scared so he picks up the bag off the floor and sets it on his lap. Just before the would be perps get to the door of the train car he takes the toaster out of the bag and sets it on his lap on top of the bag . When the bad guys come through the door hes starts rocking ,forward and back with the toaster on his lap, letting out little grunts, whispers and an occaisional giggle. The bad boys took one look, turned around and headed back in the direction they came from. My friend road the train for three years. No one hassled him again. Plus, He never had to share his seat . Unless he wanted to.

oldman

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#130795 - 09/29/04 05:01 PM Re: Toaster Strudel
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A story for the ages.

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#130796 - 03/20/05 04:14 PM Re: Toaster Strudel
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Smart, unique and hilarious! Your friend's a genius. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] Great story, Oldman.

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#130797 - 03/20/05 05:12 PM Re: Toaster Strudel
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It's hard to fathom the sheer brilliance of this self defense technique. What an innovator to master the art of the toaster-bag combination as a psychological weapon. And in such short time too. He is truly the Master of the Toaster-Bag!

[This message has been edited by Leo_E_49 (edited 03-20-2005).]

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#130798 - 03/20/05 09:06 PM Re: Toaster Strudel
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i agree with the above 3 ppl.

on a different note----
ever hear of the show tactical to practical??

instead of tactical to practical, it'd be practical to tactical...

pure gold!!

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#130799 - 03/21/05 09:50 AM Re: Toaster Strudel
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LOL!!!

Excellent use of deception.

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#130800 - 03/22/05 10:30 AM Re: Toaster Strudel
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Simple, effective, harmless to the user and others, a perfect defense!

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#130801 - 03/23/05 03:19 PM Re: Toaster Strudel
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wow oldman thats an instant classic my hat is off to your freind

you gotta love messin with peoples minds when I spar with anyone male or female I always make a show of staring at there crotch or maybye argueing with myself

but a toaster wow i love it(kinda hard to get into the dojo methinks)

still loling [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG] HUCK

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