Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Not as metal as it could be

One of my favorite events of the year is here again: the annual ILEETA training conference.

ILEETA stands for International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Association. ILEETA was founded several years ago by Ed Nowicki and a group of other dedicated law enforcement trainers. Simply put, it's the best organization I've ever encountered for anyone in the law enforcement community involved in training and education.

One of the cool things about the conference is the swag. While this year's haul is not as impressive as in years past (times are hard, folks) it's still pretty cool.

This year I opened my official ILEETA duffel bag and found this knife:



Pretty sweet, huh? Now, check out the box it came in:



"DARK SILENCE"! If you ask me, that's pretty f*cking metal. The only way that knife could be more metal would be if they spelled "silence" with a "y".

14 comments:

lulu said...

Needs an umlaut. Otherwise perfect.

Megan said...

Stay frosty.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

That's effing metal right there. Dark Silence sounds like a chocolate bar one would eat in a moment of luxury after killing a bar full of zombies.

SkylersDad said...

That is a pretty sweet knife, but can you dance and sing "When you're a Jet" with it?

Randal Graves said...

I'd bang my head as a sign of respect, but I'm afraid I'd cut myself on that Vëry Mëtäl Knïfë.

Spartacus said...

"Can it core a apple?"

dguzman said...

Fuckin' A, dude. Awesome.

vikkitikkitavi said...

Knives as SWAG? Clearly Hollywood has nothing on ILEETA.

kirby said...

Lulu cracks me up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I sure hope you give each other prison tattoos with those sweet knyves! That'd be totally metal.

Bubs said...

Kirby, yes. Lulu, that umlaut comment was perfect! Any word is FAR more metal once it's made more Germanic with an umlaut.

Vikki, isn't it cool? I know if they had money they'd give us all a gun. In years past we've gotten laser pointers, pepper spray, all kinds of cool stuff.

DGuzman, yeah...

Spartacus, no, it guts the apple like a fish.

Randal, thanks for the extra umlauts.

SkylersDad, we don't do that.

Imaginary Reviewer...hahahaha. I like that!

Megan, I will do my best.

Wren said...

Whaddya do, whittle without speaking after dark with that thing?

Cormac Brown said...

All it needs is a minature MP3 player that plays Pantera's "Respect" when it's opened open, and then it would metal.

Cap'n Ergo "XL" Jinglebollocks said...

I'm too jealous to speak.