What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Atypyk Ruler Gun

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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!”


  1. avatar Same Spade says:

    It’d make a good rubber band gun.

  2. avatar jwm says:

    Does it come with wanker rails. What good’s a ruler without lights and lasers?

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

      That is the black plastic AWB version – this is the harmless wood version.

      1. avatar jwm says:

        So, what we got here is the California Compliant model ruler.

        1. avatar Colt Magnum says:

          But it can only have 10″ in California.

  3. avatar Pulatso says:

    Only good if your school has open carry, that’s way to big to effectively conceal.

  4. avatar ChuckN says:

    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.

    1. avatar Accur81 says:

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

    2. avatar William says:

      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!

  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    oh geez.
    If my kids were 20 years younger, I’d buy a brace of these!

  6. avatar William says:

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

  7. avatar Ralph says:

    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.

  8. avatar In Memphis says:

    Awesome, now kids can use this and cut their pop tarts and pizzas in to better looking guns

  9. avatar Gyufygy says:

    If Glock sues, this could turn into the 5Gen Glock 17.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Not blocky enough.

  10. avatar Russ Bixby says:

    The rule enforcer…

  11. avatar miserylovescompany says:

    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.

    1. avatar William says:

      I did as well, though it was ’66. Nice to know the practice survived. We need it back.

      1. avatar RockThisTown says:

        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.

    2. avatar AndyT says:

      I did as well, graduated in 2006.

      Small Texas town though so there’s that…

  12. avatar William says:

    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.

  13. avatar Mark says:

    Funny how there’s a fine line between clever and stupid.

  14. avatar Crunkleross says:

    I could have made a killer rubber band gun out of that, dang, born too soon.

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