No naked paintballing.
If you read Arkansasbusiness.com last week, you learned about a new game that involves shooting naked women with paintball paintball Sports medicine A sport in which marble-sized gelatin capsules filled with a nontoxic dye are shot at speeds of 300 kph/200 mph Warning: guns in the Nevada desert. (If not, see Page 10.)
It all stems from a KLAS-TV, Channel 8, in Las Vegas Las Vegas (läs vā`gəs), city (1990 pop. 258,295), seat of Clark co., S Nev.; inc. 1911. It is the largest city in Nevada and the center of one of the fastest-growing urban areas in the United States. report on Hunting for Bambi Hunting For Bambi is a series of hoax videos that center around a fictional competition to hunt semi-naked women with paintball guns in the deserts of Las Vegas. Created by Florida resident Michael Burdick, Hunting For Bambi , a Nevada business that charges men armed with paintball guns up to $10,000 to hunt a naked woman in tennis shoes who tries to elude the hunters and the 200 m.p.h, paintballs coming at her. They even get a videotape of the experience.
KATV, Channel 7, in Little Rock rebroadcast the KLAS KLAS Keystone Library Automation System report on Wednesday night with no mention at all of the obvious Arkansas connection--which is that Brass Eagle Inc. of Bentonville, the world's largest maker of paintball equipment, felt compelled to issue a warning that naked paintballing "may result in significant bodily injury." A second installment on Thursday was to make that clear, News Director Randy Dixon said.
Some observers, specifically www. snopes.com, have argued it's all a hoax for gullible media types. But tell that to the media--with coverage from TV shows like "The O'Reilly Factor" and networks like MSNBC MSNBC Microsoft/National Broadcasting Company . Even Diane Sawyer is coming out of the woodwork for this one, according to KLAS-TV.
Business owner Michael Burdick launched a Web site selling videos of the hunts about five weeks ago, KLAS-TV reported, but was soon inundated in·un·date
tr.v. in·un·dat·ed, in·un·dat·ing, in·un·dates
1. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
2. with responses from men wanting to make their own videos. The site lists Real Men Outdoor Productions as the owner.
As for the "Urban Legend" claims of critics, KLAS-TV reported that the Web hosting company Burdick uses admitted to receiving online orders for hunts and new orders were rolling in.
And the Las Vegas city department that issues business licenses is investigating, KLAS-TV reported. Apparently the company is licensed for online sales of hunting videos but not for hunting naked women with paintball guns in the desert outside city limits.
At up to 10 grand per hunter, perhaps southeast Arkansas could shake itself from economic doldrums and become the tourism destination for human-hunting paintballers: "Hunting for Deadbeat dead·beat 1 Slang
1. One who does not pay one's debts.
2. A lazy person; a loafer.
Not fulfilling one's obligations or paying one's debts: a deadbeat dad. Ex-hubby," "Hunting for That Guy Who Only Talks to Skinny Blondes at the Gym," "Hunting for the Guy Who Flipped You Off on the Highway."
It could mean boom times.