Originally Posted by Harmon
Actually, large magazines can be quite dangerous, if you know how to use them. They are more effective than guns, because you can calibrate the level of damage you cause, depending on how tightly you roll the magazine, and on whether you use a stabbing motion or a whipping motion on the victim. They are particularly effective against intellectuals, whose reaction time is slowed when they try to read the magazine whilst being assaulted.
Graphic novels can also be quite dangerous, since they often have hard covers, with brutally damaging edges when used correctly.
The immense suffering caused by paper cuts on a daily basis is a matter of universal concern in educational institutions, to the point where many schools have resorted to graduating functional illiterates rather than have their students risk injury while learning to read.
And of course, here at Mobileread we are all aware of the immense danger to aircraft caused by ebook reading devices.
So it turns out that as the pen is mightier than the sword, the magazine is mightier than the gun.
Also think of the horror and fear that dogs and small children suffer when just the threat of being swatted on the nose is made. For loudmouths the threat of having a hard rolled magazines stuffed down into their mouths suffices.
It is little reported and deliberately so, but the Airlines are very leery of maverick readers using eReaders like Frisbees and sailing them into the intakes of jet engines. Almost as dangerous as a 5 or 10 pound Canadian Goose in the intake.