No, seriously, they score by touching the opponent in the Valid Target Area. The touches are monitored electronically via wires coming out of the fencers' backs, similar to the technology used to control Dan Rather.
-from Dave Barry on Fencing
in the humor
section of Fencing Sucks.
ready.gov satire thread on a message board that i frequent
which takes images from the government website and re-captions them. there are some real gems.