Displaced Louisiana Guy lays down the gunny gauntlet, and I can happily say that I fulfilled his requirements earlier this week! Throw down a picture of your EDC gat, and link back at him, won’t you? I feel a decided lack of linkery lately, and this seems a fine way to lead away from it. And since we’re talking about carry pieces, I made a new header the other day and it will be featured exclusively for a day or two.
Something that looks funky, is affordable, and for my favorite little pistol–I may just have to try it out. The Ergo J frame grip!
Is… that… legal?
Filed under guns, linkery
I don’t know how, but I stumbled across this article about Andre the Giant and his drinking habits.
“You won’t find it in the Guinness Book of World Records, but Andre the Giant holds the world record for the largest number of beers consumed in a single sitting. These were standard 12-ounce bottles of beer, nothing fancy, but during a six-hour period Andre drank 119 of them. [...] Think about it: 119 beers in six hours. That’s a beer every three minutes, non stop. That’s beyond epic. It’s beyond the ken of mortal men. It’s god-like.”
An entertaining read.
Filed under linkery, Random
Dr. Boli won today’s internets. You can come back tomorrow to try again.
“If Guy, Bloomberg, or Crump had ever met 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in life, and called him a helpless “child” to his face, I strongly suspect Martin would have kicked them in the balls.”
Filed under linkery, News
From the most recent Vexxarr:
“That’s the beauty of democracy. If you can get everyone busy enough voting they will never see what it is you are really trying to do.”
They guys who made “The Neverhood,” a mainstay of my childhood, are making a new game in similar style, and you can get involved with Kickstarter!
And since I can, here’s the soundtrack to The Neverhood:
The guy who made this is also going to make the music for the new one!
This this this a thousand times this.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW ANNOYING IT IS TO BE ASKED ON A WEEKLY BASIS “DO YOU PLAY BASKETBALL?” I use the miniature golf joke so much even that’s annoying now.
No, I do not play basketball, I find it idiotic. Airplanes and Toyotas are tied for how sucky they are on my knees. And I have pretty much given up on long sleeve shirts.
You all have no idea how much self restraint I practice, and had better hope that I don’t snap someday.
From the Great and Powerful Czar of Muscovy, on the recent (and not so recent) spat of scandals in the Obama administration:
Let us see if we can figure out the pattern here. People who report to the President attempt to make him look tough and competent; through their actions, people die or have their Constitutional rights violated. The President has absolutely no idea what is happening.
Now let us reduce that further: People who report to the President attempt to make him look competent. The President has absolutely no idea what is happening. Allow us to simply that yet again: the President is an idiot and everyone around him knows this.
And something to ponder from Franklin Sanders:
On 14 May 1913 (same year the Federal Reserve was founded) John D. Rockefeller founded the Rockefeller Foundation with a gift of $100,000,000. According to inflation calculators that use understated US government figures, that would equal $2.35 billion today. However, in 1913 $100 million equaled 4,837,500 oz. of gold. At $1,425/ounce, that would be worth today $6.893 billion.
Sarah Hoyt again, on the culture bubbles:
They have mass media. Yes, indeed they do. But we have a million voices rising up in protest. We might each be tiny pebbles in an endless lake, but we ripple… More importantly, we have the ability to tell stories that subtly propagate different world views. The uniform lie has broken. There is no “what everybody thinks.” They’re shouting really loudly through the remaining channels to give the impression they’re winning. But the mirror has cracked from side to side and their doom has come upon them. They know it. That’s why they try to sound so confident and secure.
We do, indeed, live in interesting times.