Sunday, May 1, 2011

Another Cynical VFTD Game

This one though is unlike any other ever attempted here at VFTD. This time y'all are on the hot seat(s). Thing is I'm bored and there isn't all that much going on. The 'How Big is Paintball?' group page on Facebook has turned into everybody's cheap date--and you know I mean party slut--for their own paintball promotions, which, if you think about it tells you everything you need to know about the non-playing parts of paintball. Then there's the announcement that something called The Paintball University is expanding on last year's rousing 'Woman of the Year' success by adding a 'Man of the Year' award with both to be announced at Living Legends in a few short weeks. (If you're looking for links to any of these, keep looking, 'cus I ain't providing any.) Not only do they get to award some member(s) of their happy little inbred family with meaningless self-congratulatory plaques they also get the benefit of simultaneously promoting the university and its services minus the usual mercenary overtones. Of course if their website is any indication they's still living in the 80s. I know, I shouldn't be so cynical and it's really largely harmless--so that's all I'ma say about that. (VFTD cares. I look forward to your angry comments and semi-literate emails.)

Today's Another Cynical VFTD Game asks you (yes, you) to send VFTD a positive paintball story--preferably a true one. And if there are any good ones or any really bad ones they will receive feature billing and be posted under the 'Positively Paintball' heading as counters to my routine cynicism. If you are wondering why this is another cynical VFTD game here's the beauty of this game. You (yes, you) aren't going to do it. You can't be bothered. Somebody else will send one in. And in choosing not to participate you (yes, you) will be proving my point and confirming my cynicism. Clever, yes? So, get to writing. (haha) I'm really looking forward to all those positive paintball stories y'all will be sending in. Not.

15 comments:

nickgibson said...

OK checked out the paintball university are these people for real. That is the least legit website Ive ever seen if it was posted on craigslist I would assume nigerian's were behind it.

Anonymous said...

Anon #2 says:-

1. What's wrong with living in the 80's?

2. I have a number of paintball stories, some of which cannot be repeated here. Would you except stories that could be filed under "cautionary tale"?

Missy-Q said...

Here's a story,
Got a nice picture of HRH Kate the recently appointed 'Duchess of Cambridge' playing paintball this year. Apparently 'she loves it', or I guess 'One loves it' would be the way she'd put it...

Totally positive, especially as she's smokin' hot.

Missy Q said...

Oh, and there's already a 'man of the year' award, last years winner was that guy that made his Mrs carry all those cases of beer, at least according to the email I received.

Anonymous said...

this years man of the year should be the guy that shot Bin-Laden in the face, cut off his hands and hair, and then dumped his corpse in the ocean.
Epic!

Baca Loco said...

Y'all are just trying to assuage your guilt with throwaway comments. I understand but that don't cut it.

Anon#2-- 1. Jimmy Buffett 2. Send one or more in and we'll see.

Missy--I know you're a reposiory of heart-warming and uplifting paintball stories.

Anon--Did he?

raehl said...

http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=college+paintball

That's my lazy answer. Damn that TV show Community for clogging up my results.

My not lazy answer would include 20+ articles published in college newspapers around the country, but I have not put them all in a list yet.

Full disclosure: Teams attending our National Championships get $100 off their entry if they have an article in their student newspaper promoting paintball.

Baca Loco said...

C'mon, Faction. Am I supposed to turn your scraps into a story? That wasn't the deal.

houdini said...

Miss NPPL Bikini Contest - a positive for Chicago at least - what better way to involve more of the family in paintball

"bring out your daughters and younger sisters"

Reiner Schafer said...

Don't be like that Houdini. It will bring us horny dirty old men out as well! That's positive.

Don Saavedra said...

No. No it's not.

Baca Loco said...

Does that mean ytou're coming to Chicago NPPL, Reiner?

Reiner Schafer said...

I don't have to go all the way to Chicago to see scantily clad women. Things haven't gotten that bad yet.

sdawg said...

Is it too late to play this game?

http://t.co/1TjrKFN

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