Well, not that any of us has any choice in the matter, now that it is all long over and done, as Harold pointed out at the time, though, they were very dangerous things and could easily have someone’s eye out if they were not careful where they were pointing them.
Still, that’s history for you – but it is all in the past now. After all, we are living in the future now and things are… well, they are better in many ways, but no-one – as yet – seems to have found a cure for human stupidity.
Which, for most of us, is lucky.
Otherwise, how else would we make a living?
After all, this is the only species on the planet that has invented TV, shopping malls, religion, cheese that tastes more like plastic than the plastic wrapper it came in, collectable plastic figurines and computer operating systems.
It sometimes seems that despite all the arts, sciences, fish and chip shops and all the other great advances of humankind, up to and including all those… er… interesting sexual practices, none of them ever, no matter what we discover, make or create - or even find new erotic uses for the strawberry and the croquet racquet - will ever eclipse the seemingly inexhaustible natural human need to make utter arses of ourselves.
Which, for most of us, is lucky. I – of course – speak as one who knows….