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Carry a gun at school! That’s the suggestion on Atypyk’s site, kind of like the old back-of-the-comic-book X-ray glasses ad pitch (Surprise your friends with “X-ray” sight!). Atypyk, the brainchild of Ivan Duval and Jean Sébastien Ides (Small Products With Big Ideas), is hawking their Teutonically inspired measuring stick for only ten euros. They’re the same mega-minds behind such surefire hits as Shut Up Tape and a BandAid with a diamond printed on it (for a mere four euros). While there are myriad (mostly welcome) differences between the Land of the Free and Old Europe, who’d a thunk that in proudly hoplophobic Gaul, little Francois could make it through an entire school day carrying one of these in his rucksack without getting SWATted. Wonder what would happen if he holds his croissant like a gun and yells “bang!”

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23 Responses to What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Atypyk Ruler Gun

  1. Maybe we should consider embracing such tools to use for
    civil disobedience in schools. We’ve had kids suspended
    for paper, pictures, pop tarts and even pointing while going
    pew, pew, pew (needless alliteration for today). Giving
    these to a few hundred or even thousand kids could help
    show how insane some interpretations of zero-tolerance
    rules can be.

    • I like how you think. If I was called, I’d tell them to chill out – cause its a flippin’ wooden ruler.

    • This is a first-class idea, and needs universal implementation. Ridicule their absurdity at every turn – make them laughing stocks everywhere; LAUGH THEM DOWN!

      I’ve seen Ruger shirts earn suspensions; yet no one has tested a t-shirt with only the word “GUN” printed on it. This needs to be done. We win as soon as we have everyone laughing at them. NOTHING scars these fools like laughter and ridicule!

  2. I think these guys’ products are hilarious; they’re like a thumb in the eye of the dominant, criminal culture.

  3. I can use a new yardstick. Does Atypyk make an Evil Black Rifle with white markings, so I can read the damn thing? Of course, it would have to be a flat top.

  4. I’ve no kids but I just smile when I think of buying a dozen or so of these and instructing some kid in K thru 4 to point it around and just say “bang!” every time a hoplophobic teacher gets all uppity. Believe me, I’d be looking forward to telling the principal what an idiot he/she would be.

    FWIW I carried a pocket knife to school every day (graduated in ’87, so it wasn’t THAT long ago) and never had a single issue with it, regardless of city or school. Never.

    We need those times back.

      • When I was in school, people (students AND parents) drove p/u trucks to school with long guns in a rack in the rear window. Wasn’t uncommon at all.

  5. Just checked out their diamond band-aids. What a boon to temporary marriage unions! With legalization of temporary unions, you can marry the same person every month! Or not.

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