Post 271: It’s a Gas

We have slipped from Summer to Autumn, wending our way to that special holiday where we all get to dress up as someone or something we want to be. That’s right Thanksgiving is right around the calendar, and we get to pretend we like our family, we don’t want another slice of pie, and that booze is not an important part of a balanced meal.

But before that, we have Halloween. Lots of kids are going to dress up as Harley Quinn or Rocket Raccoon or Groot. There could be a mummy or vampire in the crowd. Zombies are sure to shuffle up to your door. Which makes it difficult to tell the real zombies from the sugar-hyped kids who have been snorting Pixie Stix.

Make your kid stand out in the crowd with this wonderful . . . thing.

ww2 childs gas mask


trade for pal 22 long barrel
or WHY
or $79cash


Wait, you would trade that thing for a gun? Sure, it’s a nice curiosity for a pistol, but really, the gas mask has to be much more useful when the hoard comes Trick or Treating. Unless, of course, you are a crazy person with an aversion to zombies.

Thanks for the post, NinjaChow. Keep the police on speed dial up there.


3 thoughts on “Post 271: It’s a Gas

  1. The [corey] is deep and demanding here.

    First, what Spark is offering is a former Soviet child’s size gas mask. Note that Spark does not show the needful filtratiob cannister. A lazy person can find complete, unissued examples of these masks on eBay for $15-20. That’s complete and unused. For all the quality that People’s Gas Protective Mask Factory #257 turned out to quota sometime back before 1990, 26 years ago.

    Second, the Cobray Pocket Pal 22 long barrel is something of a collector’s item. It has a cache for being so horrible at its intended use that it has an Edsel-like quality of its own. They go for about $350 each on the collector market. This, despite the original 1975 sale price of $39.95

    Spark needs to lay off smoking banana peel for a while.


  2. “Pooh,” said the Elephant’s Child. “I don’t think you people’s know anything about spanking; but I do, and I’ll show you.”
    Then he uncurled his trunk and knocked two of his dear brothers head over heels.
    “O Bananas!” said they, “Where did you learn that trick, and what have you done to your nose?”
    “I got a new one from the Crocodile on the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River,” said the Elephant’s Child. “I asked him what he had for dinner, and he gave me this to keep.”….
    At last things grew so exciting that his dear families went off one by one in a hurry to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with fever-trees, to borrow new noses from the Crocodile. When they came back nobody spanked anybody any more; and ever since that day, O Best Beloved, all the Elephants you will ever see besides all those that you won’t, have trunks precisely like the trunk of the ‘satiable Elephant’s Child.


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