Etymology of the Day: Slapstick

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1
Maybe intimidate children?
2
My high school woodshop teacher showed us how to make these. His version was a 2' piece of 2x2 with a 1/8" slot cut in the center through about 1.5' of its length. The other 6" is rounded to make a handle. The two pieces of wood smack together with a loud bang.

Nothing like a large group of high schoolers running around a room full of dangerous equipment hitting eachother with sticks.

And yes, like all shop teachers he was missing several fingers.
3
Why are we talking about "intimate children"?
4
The paper linked has a number of interesting articles, especially the one about how Christians have no influence on US politics. Also, peaches for 14 cents a can.
5
That "apartment wanted" listing could be Craigslist Gold today.
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@ 1. Er, yes. Fixed.