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Probably unstable, so it might be a good idea to, you know, have it properly disposed of before you hurt somebody.

Posted by Tlazolteotl | February 27, 2008 11:52 AM

If it's already been used how is it unstable?

Posted by Cato | February 27, 2008 11:56 AM

I'm very glad that says "cleaning up" and not "cleaning out."

Posted by Aislinn | February 27, 2008 11:58 AM

I just cut off my penis.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 27, 2008 12:03 PM

Cool! I still have about four gas masks in my office from that era....

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 12:03 PM

I still remember the cover which featured that can. what days those were.

Posted by joe | February 27, 2008 12:07 PM

I had assumed it was unused, because I couldn't imagine why anyone would keep a used one sitting around their office...oh, never mind.

Posted by Tlazolteotl | February 27, 2008 12:10 PM

Hit that shit!

Posted by Paulus | February 27, 2008 12:11 PM

If it's unused, save it for the first Nader in '08 rally that comes to Seattle.

Posted by heywhatsit | February 27, 2008 12:12 PM

You'll need some sort of tourniquet to stop the bleeding, Poe.

If you took too much, you might have to cauterize, instead.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 12:13 PM

I remember kicking one of those back at the cops right as it went off. Good times!

Posted by NaFun | February 27, 2008 12:16 PM

dude, what was that 2001? wow.

I am so jealous of NaFun.

Posted by Mike in MO | February 27, 2008 12:32 PM

I still pull out the photos of being tear-gassed and fondly look back to that time when we changed everything. That protest really cemented the idea in me that protests work.

Posted by yeah | February 27, 2008 12:35 PM

@12: Try 1999.

Posted by Greg | February 27, 2008 12:40 PM

Stick it on top of your TV when you toss that on the roadside in 2008.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2008 1:02 PM

That years' office Christmas cards had me in a gas mask, carrying presents and a wreath in front of the Westlake Carousel.

Ah memories! Fuckers tear-gassed me twice.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 1:03 PM

And that goes for you too, Mr. Poe - all hazardous wastes should just be tossed if the city won't do a free hazardous waste pick up day.

Posted by Will in Seattle | February 27, 2008 1:05 PM

Napoleon, I need help. I'm bleeding to death and all I have is a gun and a rubber stamp that says "FAXED". How do I solve this puzzle?!

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 27, 2008 1:07 PM

Oh, W.T.O., what exciting times you were. Totally the craziest our fair city has ever been.

Posted by kerri harrop | February 27, 2008 1:09 PM

Don't ask me--I know a job for McGuyver when I see one...

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 1:12 PM

Mr. Poe -- quick! The fuser in the fax machine will cauterize the wound! Then, pin a note to a pit bull, and toss your penis out the window -- when he runs out to chase it, people will see the note.

Posted by Fnarf | February 27, 2008 1:18 PM

Good point! And you can find a pit bull by waving the gun around and making gang signs.

Because you know, pit-bulls are attracted to thugs.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 1:27 PM

Damn I was in middle school when that went down.

Posted by Ivory | February 27, 2008 1:28 PM

How is it that it hasn't been converted into a bong yet?

Posted by PdxRitchie | February 27, 2008 1:38 PM

I'd smoke that.

Posted by josh bomb | February 27, 2008 1:39 PM

If it was still good I would think you would keep it around to throw at Dan.

Posted by Andrew | February 27, 2008 1:40 PM

If it's heavy enough, I'd keep it around to throw at Dan anyway.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 1:53 PM

Ebay it! I heard those historical cannisters go for a pretty penny.

Posted by orangekrush | February 27, 2008 1:54 PM

24 wins for best comment!

Also, @ 16: dude, getting it twice is a badge of honor!

Posted by Mike in MO | February 27, 2008 1:59 PM

Afterwards I drafted a Tear Gas Moratorium for the City.

Never went anywhere, unfortunately.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | February 27, 2008 2:11 PM

Toxicity of CN
Although CS has been the most widely used and well studied of the tear gas agents, other agents are still available. Of particular importance is CN, which is still being produced in the United States (39) and was reported to have been used in the West Bank and Gaza Strip (Jerusalem Post, May 6, 1988:1). (8,40). w- Chloroacetophenone is generally acknowledged to be of greater toxicity than CS, being more likely to cause permanent corneal damage on contact with the eye (19) and primary and allergic contact dermatitis. (41,42). The maximum safe inhaled dose has been estimated to be several times lower than than of CS (3) and at least five deaths have been reported following the use of CN grenades in confined spaces (2,43,44). Little is known regarding its potential for chronic pulmonary or genotoxic effects or for potentional effects on reproduction.

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@13: Actually the WTO protests did work. Not only did they alert the rest of the world that Americans will actually stand up and fuck shit up when necessary, but the resistance in the streets helped the delegates inside resist the power plays by the US-Canada-UK. It was a very successful protest.

Posted by treacle | February 27, 2008 2:48 PM

I fixed my penis. All better.

Posted by Mr. Poe | February 27, 2008 3:56 PM

Whew! That was a close one!

Posted by NaFun | February 27, 2008 4:08 PM

I think I got hit by that can...

That was a great day.

Posted by ecce homo | February 27, 2008 6:21 PM

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