Sunday, August 5, 2007

Japan Rambo


It's a lazy Sunday in Japan, so what do you do? You and your hooligan buddies drink some beers and bring your enormous gas-powered airsoft machine gun down to the river to blow up Dr. Pepper bottles, of course! That's what these guys were doing, so I stood and watched. They all had awesome airsoft machine guns, but this guy had the coolest one. Clearly he was the leader. I took his picture and he laughed really hard and said "Crazy Japanese! Taliban!" And then him and his buddies continued to rain plastic BBs towards a couple bottles out on a pier. Good times.

7 comments:

d said...

Looks like the leader was using one of these:

http://trinityairsoft.com/pc-72-19-classic-army-m249-p-saw-249p-aeg-airsoft-gun.aspx

Japan seems relaxed enough about the possibility that one of their citizens might be running around with a real SAW that they don't require an orange barrel tip on faux version.

Nate said...

Yeah apparently airsoft was developed for freedom-hating Asian nations whose governments ban gun ownership. People still thirst for firearms, naturally, so this is as close as they can get. Since they are relatively sure no one has a real gun, you can go to town without the orange tip.

But really, how smart is the orange tip? Because we all know criminals are incapable of painting the tip of a real gun orange...

Nate said...

By the way, thanks for ending the comment drought on what will be looked back on as my blog's zenith. It's all downhill from here.

Now I can sit back and wait for the next two comments I strong-armed people into making.

d said...

I know I personally wouldn't feel comfortable pointing anything orange-tipped in the general direction of an authority figure around here. In fact, these days, I wouldn't feel comfortable pointing my finger at said authority figure.

Lisa said...

Darnit darnit darnit. Now my posting is going to look like a guilt-induced posting. Although, I guess, it kind of is...
Do you think the leader shouted about the Taliban particularly because you looked like an American? Do you think if you looked Asian he would have shouted the same thing?

d said...

So Lisa, you can feel guilty exactly as much as you want to.

If N was a bit more tanned, the Rambo figure might have said something about Manchuria instead.

Nate said...

He may have been making a politically nuanced guess at my nationality with his comment, but he also might just be an insane airsoft-lovin' badass.