The world got an awful reminder on the last weekend in June, when a team of elite French para marines turned a public demonstration of a hostage rescue into a "How Many Of The Four Rules Can You Break At Once?" competition, Team Category.Here at Chez Borepatch, we try to take a more, well, restrained approach to our violations of the four rules. Offered for your consideration is Exhibit 1, the porch:
Not shown: Finished floor (hadn't done sanding/sealing when I took the pic), painted trim (ditto), and spider-web shattered plate glass window.
Offered for your consideration as Exhibit 2, transcripts from secret Gitmo water-boarding of #2 son. Cliff's Notes version: he sang like a canary:
George W Bush: What happened to the window?So, Tam's right. You need to violate 2 of the four rules to put holes in something you don't want perforated.
#2 Son: I don't know!
GWB: But you were out in the yard with your friends, playing with BB guns.
#2 Son: I got nothing for you, kuffar!
GWB (readying waterboard): So, do I have to call your friend's parents?
#2 Son: We missed the target! We didn't mean to! We didn't know that the target was in front of the window!
GWB: So which of the four rules did you violate?
#2 Son: Um, number 2?
#2 Son, thinking quickly: Three, no four! Number 4! Be sure of your target and what's behind it! I'll go move the target to the tree house.
Oh, and BB guns won't break glass. They were shooting one of these. Oh, bother. $700 worth of oh, bother.