Friday, January 2, 2009

Self Defense?

Sometimes I worry about Kristin walking to her car by herself at night. I mentioned this to a friend and he told me that he had heard something about people using crazy bright flashlights as a crime deterrent. I googled it and I don't know if I'm just living right or what but this is what I found. I didn't buy either of these but based on the cover I think I have a working understanding of the techniques.

Phil's technique relies almost entirely on confusing the potential attacker with your unexplained use of a flashlight in broad daylight. Though somewhat effective Phil found there were some situations where normally non-violent people punched him simply because he was shining a flashlight at them in the middle of the day.

"Light Him Up!" had more parenting advice then I was looking for. Steve uses the flashlight as a tool to squelch Steve Jr's rebellions. Since Steve started disciplining with the flashlight Steve Jr. is back wearing the family t-shirt and haircut, but he's still not happy about it.

I think I'll buy her some pepper spray.


Side of Jeffrey said...

Its amazing the books that get published. I bought my little brother a book on how to raise ducks in the city. It exists.

Broadobalds said...

Where do you find these gems? A few weeks ago a man at the park was using a flashlight in the middle of the day to lure in prey. That's right, I called the police on his pedophile face. Cory was mortified. But I knew in my heart he was a pedophile.

Anonymous said...

This girl is my program has this rad taser.
Check it out.

celeste said...

Wow, "Light Him Up!" right after "The Ab Revolution?" These are some truly incredible speci-mans.