This is dumb:

HipsterYou can read the useless article about the video here if you want, but to sum it up he had this brainy idea for the “Ghost of Gun Control” because he was fascinated and inspired by the story of Sarah Winchester and the mansion she built to confuse the ghosts that she thought were haunting her and her family.

What an amazingly hipster video too. *yawn*

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04-26-2013

I’m offended by the stupidity of this so called defense:

“The most unbelievable product in school safety I have ever seen in my life” -Chief

In the event of a school shooting or threat of violence, classrooms will go into lockdown. If a shooter gets into a classroom, teachers can now use hand-held whiteboards as shields to protect their students.

Full Story – FOX

I’ll have to agree with the chief LOL… it really is unbelievable.  Wow, and not “just” a shield either, it can be used as a weapon too… I love the little demo he gives so much.

I can’t wait to here an expert’s explanation for how a teacher is going to block bullets like a cartoon character.  Last time I checked, people can’t anticipate where a 1000+ ft/s round is going to end up.  Does anyone actually think that active shooters would waste more than a couple shots at something like that before moving on to softer/easier targets?  How much do you want to bet some kid’s parents are so in love with this idea they actually went out and bought their kids a stupid board and told them “Carry it if you want to live” *Arnold Schwarzenegger voice*.  Then in an extreme twist, the kid gets the name “Board Boy”, becomes an outcast and shoots up the school which was trying to protect him, using a round such as the FN 5.7 in order to blast through the very boards and make everyone look like idiots.  Too far?

Kind of racist they went with white boards too, rather than black boards?  What, black boards aren’t good enough?  Some of my best school memories come from black boards.

Minnesota-Bulletproof-WhiteboardI love how arming teachers or staff (who volunteer) with firearms and necessary training is just totally out of the question still. Pretty sick that “the next best thing” is this stupid product.

A company called HARDWIRE based in Maryland makes the boards. The product page for them is pretty hilarious if you get a chance to check it out. $299 + shipping! If you have deep pockets, buy a bunch to troll friends.

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04-25-2013

Can’t support the troops with a t-shirt in Fort Campbell, KY:

Cant wear an NRA t-shirt in a West Virginia school:

Props to Jared for going that extra step and cutting the sleeves off too.  A total cozy boy / boss move for keeping cool.  I’ve been curling 30s on the reg here trying to step my bicep game up, so I can do the same when it gets hot.

Is this real life?  What ever happened to wearing whatever the hell you wanted?  Everything is “gang related” or “offensive now”.  I’m glad I don’t have kids, and that I only have to read about stuff like this happening.

NRA-LogoI am kind of disappointed no one’s kid has been booted out of school for wearing an ENDO Apparel t-shirt.  I guess I’m not working hard enough.

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Hat tip: Lisa, Jordan, Marc

15 COMMENTS

04-25-2013

Obviously the “demand a plan” thing failed… so now they are just skipping straight to demanding action:

Watch it in 1080P, Visually stunning… I don’t know who most of those cartoonists are, but their work is pretty unique for the most part.

I was agreeing with the video at first because I thought it was pointing out how many defenseless people get killed.  Troll successful.  Just kidding… I knew I was being trolled. Too bad we couldn’t troll back in the comments, not that I blame them for blocking them.  The vid is narrated by Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julianne Moore, if you’re looking for two more actors to boycot.  Some of you guys won’t be able to watch a hollywood movie if it isn’t starring Bruce Willis, Brad Bitt, or Angelina Jolie. haha  I’ll tell you what, if Philip Seymour Hoffman comes out with a BBQ sauce, I’ll boycott the shit out of that.

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Hat tip: Art

30 COMMENTS

04-24-2013

If it only saves one life…

Williams-Sonoma, the specialty retailer of home furnishings and gourmet cookware with over 250 stores in the United States, has pulled pressure cookers from their shelves following the Boston Marathon bombing.

“It’s a temporary thing out of respect,” said Kent, who is the Store Manager of the Williams-Sonoma at the Natick Mall. He referred Patch to corporate for further questions. Williams-Sonoma also has a local branch at Legacy Place in Dedham.

Pressure cookers will still be available on the Williams-Sonoma website.

Crate & Barrel is still selling pressure cookers in their stores, according to Elizabeth who is the General Manager of the location at the Natick Mall. (Full Story)

Assault-Pressure-CookerWhat happened to the right to keep and bear pressure cookers?  This is BULLSHIT!  Oh… only temporary?   Well still, I’m not a fan.  Trust a bombing to mess up the stew I had planned for late this week.  There better not be a quiche tin related massacre between now and the weekend or my life is ruined.

Crate & Barrel… those heartless bastards.  *Added to boycot list*

Nothing like temporary bans to restore safety and order in the world.

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04-24-2013

A fan made US Naval Special Warfare DEVGRU Recruitment Video:

*eye roll* @ the suppressed fire sounds.  I think it would have been more effective to just not have any firing sounds than those dumb movie-type ones.

Besides that there was obviously some cool footage because those guys do cool stuff.  Who is this recruiting you ask?  COD nerds everywhere now brushing the Cheeto dust off their shirts, telling their moms to get their tactical load out from the rubbermaid containers in the garage, and starting to do some physical training.

Tactical-Operator-Military-VanEvery time I see night vision I am always reminded how bulky it is.. that does NOT look like fun to wear.  Beats dying though obviously.

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Hat tip: Scott, Mike

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04-24-2013