The crying game?
Blog Guy, recently you wrote about teargas tennis. I believe you said that was the most popular of all of the so-called Stupid Teargas Sports. Is that still the case?
No, teargas handball has just overtaken teargas tennis in popularity. It’s a fast-action thrill ride unlike any other.
Wow, what do people like about it?
Well, you don’t need a lot of room for it. Since the longest teargas grenade lob on record is about four feet, you can play an entire game on a court the size of a sandbox.
How long does a typical game last?
Forty-five seconds, start to finish.
“Honey, I’ll be a minute late getting home tonight – it’s my teargas handball game.”
“A minute? Hang on, Lamar, what are you gonna do with the extra 15 seconds?”
“Don’t forget, I always puke in the parking lot after the game, dear.”
“Oh right. Well, I guess it’s better than doing it in the Lexus again, honey.”
Top: A Palestinian tries to throw a teargas grenade back to Israeli troops during scuffles between Palestinians and Jewish settlers near the West Bank settlement of Halamish January 8, 2010. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
Middle: A Palestinian demonstrator uses a tennis racket to return an empty tear gas canister at Israeli soldiers during a protest against the controversial Israeli barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near Ramallah, October 23, 2009. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
Bottom: Yugoslavian team coach comforts crying Dragon Skrbic after they lost their semi-final match of the Handball World Championship against Sweden in Paris, in a 2001 file photo.