Water Pistol
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
Standard sidearm of the Beanie Brigade, and introduced by the Oblique Angles to British fandom. Contributors to the watergun mythos have pointed out its range (Harry Moore remarked that now clowning fans could shoot news photographers if the latter tried to take pictures of them) but low mortality rate among its casualties. Fears for the future were raised at the SuperManCon when John Roles of the Liverpool group introduced the use of soda siphons, but quick action by cooler heads checked this menace.