Sunday, October 5, 2008
The Squirt Gun Assassins
I already know what I'm doing next September. That's when New York's next big Street Wars tournament starts. On day one of the tournament, contestants are led to a secret Chinatown location where every participant is given a file containing a picture and some key information about another New Yorker. The mission: Dispose of that person as quickly and efficiently as possible. Your only weapons: Squirt guns and water balloons. The reward: $500 and everlasting glory.
It sounds awesome. I love the idea of stalking teenagers and little old ladies, patiently waiting for them to emerge from the safety of their apartments. Then I would leap into action, drenching them with refreshing New York City tap water. What could be better?
Read about this year's competition here!
(Below: One of this year's assassins. Photo by David Goldman for the New York Times.)