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Raymond Arnold
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Tomorrow is World Pillow Fight Day. In cities across the world, thousands of people will gather with pillows. And then fight.

I'm gonna be in Union Square, NYC. Anyone else coming?

[ April 01, 2011, 12:03 PM: Message edited by: Raymond Arnold ]

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*yawn* Sure it is.

Happy April 1st to you, too.

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Raymond Arnold
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You're gonna miss out on some awesome pillow fights.
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Rawrain
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I'm going to use a feather pillow, not only are they increadibly heavy, the feathers make you terribly itchy... fear my pillow!
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Raymond Arnold
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They specifically ask you not to, in the interest of not actually hurting people.
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Also some people are allergic to feather pillows.
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;-; But it's not a good pillow fight unless someone get's hurt at least a little....

Didn't account for allergies, guess I can use a hypoallergenic synthetic feathers, but them my pillow would be really light, but it would still make people itchy, so I guess I win a little woo

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I was a little annoyed that the pillow fighting was confined to a (relatively) small area, surrouded by a dense wall of spectators that was hard to get through. I got in eventually.

I came to the arena with two pillows stuffed into one pillow case, so it just looked like I had one. Whenever I found someone to challenge to a dual and secured some empty space, I'd start off left handed, then halfway through the fight announce dramatically "I know something you don't know!" "Huh?" "I AM NOT LEFT HANDED!" And then switch and start wailing. THEN a minute later I'd suddenly draw the second pillow out of my case and start with the dual wielding, nunchuck style. (If you're dual wielding you can often snag their pillow, either disarming them or leaving them helpless as you wail on them with the second pillow).

Eventually met up with some folks from the NYC Rationalist group. Eliezer was there. That was pretty cool, although it was also a little disillusioning to see him running around screaming "Blood for the Blood God! The Enemy's Gate is Sideways!" (He looked pretty silly. Not to be confused with, you know, the rest of us).

By that point they (and I) were pretty tired, and mostly let ourselves get absorbed into this tidal wave of people, surrendering ourselves to Mob physics.

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quote:
Originally posted by Raymond Arnold:
I was a little annoyed that the pillow fighting was confined to a (relatively) small area, surrouded by a dense wall of spectators that was hard to get through. I got in eventually.

I came to the arena with two pillows stuffed into one pillow case, so it just looked like I had one. Whenever I found someone to challenge to a dual and secured some empty space, I'd start off left handed, then halfway through the fight announce dramatically "I know something you don't know!" "Huh?" "I AM NOT LEFT HANDED!" And then switch and start wailing. THEN a minute later I'd suddenly draw the second pillow out of my case and start with the dual wielding, nunchuck style. (If you're dual wielding you can often snag their pillow, either disarming them or leaving them helpless as you wail on them with the second pillow).

Wow. You really have that down to an art.
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The sad part is.... I can't tell if this really happened or not XD
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It really did.
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I should've went, but Kansas City is too far away. And if it were to happen in St.Loius I wouldn't even have bothered, it's a hellhole up there ;o
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(I didn't personally get any video, but this is a decent one. It mostly just shows a massive mob. The more hardcore people were occasionally able to clear a circle around themselves, which was where more "duel-like" stuff happened (although it usually ended up being sort of "Good, the Bad and the Ugly" ish).
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We should decide war like this, last one standing wins.... we will call the warriors pillowsmen...
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Strangle before I thought war should be decided with paintball guns... that way you can still shoot people... and they theoretically die... everyone wins (except those that lose) 8D

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So this is why the subway tracks were covered in feathers yesterday. I thought the Q train hit a flock of pigeons.
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