So long as games have had wooden training weapons, we've been goofing around trying to use them in situations we maybe weren't supposed to. It's human nature to be given something, told or shown it's useless, and then still try and see when it can work anyways.
And the more ridiculous a video game weapon, the more likely folks are to find some bizarre use from it - or just find joy from using it anyways. The funniest part of all of this? Most of the time, someone finds a way, and makes a pizza or broom way more useful than it was ever intended or has the right to be.
Which really makes video games all the more exciting, as you know that even the dorkiest, most pathetic looking weapon can still have a vital use in just the right context.
Sure, you may not feel like a badass wielding a bar of soap like a nuclear bomb, but when it does the job, it's really only pride that'd stop you from using it to the full extent of its dark, mysterious murdering abilities.