Trying to answer the question: Is a black man in a hoodie really that scary?

Take a stand against stereotypes. Wear a hoodie for Halloween.

Yea real classy and creative to basically go as Trayvon Martin for Halloween.  The only thing more controversial would be going as George Zimmerman complete with prop handgun.

Maybe I’m just slow, but is this campaign trying to say that Trayvon was just some innocent kid out for a walk, and that he didn’t do anything to Zimmerman?  I’m so sick of hearing about those two people.

As far as people in hoodies being “scary”… if someone was coming at me with their hood up or any other method of obscuring their face I would definitely have my guard up.

Thoughts?  Anyone going to do this dumbass idea for Halloween? After looking at the youtube channel that put this out, it appears to just be some guy that is trying to stir the pot.

Hat tip: Scott, Walt

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10-15-2012

Ohio based Dunkin’s Diamonds tries to make guys an offer they can’t refuse:

Nice try Dunkin’s… but I think that rifle (or gun) costs a lot more than free.  I wonder how many people pick hi-points as their free gun of choice?  Who am I kidding… the Deagle is the natural choice.

I’m a bit perplexed by the “rifle or gun” line in the ad, when they just could have put “gun”.

Any of you guys ever fall for this type of scheme? :P

Hat tip: Jeremy

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10-15-2012

A.K.A. “Art Of The Tactical Shark Jump”.  I’m embarrassed for him:

Operation Z is a comprehensive 12-part series and the ULTIMATE guide to surviving a zombie apocalypse.

Seriously?  I thought this was for sure fake, and that someone just complied stock footage.   Nope…. StarNews online has the scoop… it’s the real deal.  From a SHTF perspective I’m sure there will be some good info to be gleaned from this series if you can get past the zombie theme.

Makes me wonder how well his training school Costa Lupus is doing.  I though he would be one of the few guys that would laugh at a sales pitch that involved zombies.  I wonder if he will wear his magical arm tape in any episodes?

What’s next for Costa?  He’s likely got arm tape money rolling in by the wheelbarrow…. now zombie money.  I’m thinking the next logical step is a line of beard care products strictly for the middle aged tactical operator.


Thoughts?

Hat tip: Tim

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10-14-2012

From WORX. Is it revolver?  Is it A semi-auto?  It’s BOTH, and it’s a screwdriver:

You pull the slide back to change bits which are held in 2 revolver-type cylinders.

Electric screwdrivers have a history of pissing me off so forgive me if I’m skeptical of how well this thing will actually work.  If I get word that it does work well, I might get one and hold it sideways while unscrewing everything I can find, because I’m cool like that.

Available for $50 on Amazon

I hope someone modifies it to shoot the bits.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kev, Les

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10-14-2012

A classy incense burner you just might convince your girl to put in the living room:

$228 over at UNION LA.  Yea it’s not the price of you’re average ceramic Chinese dragon incense burner, but do the dragons ever have 1911s?  Didn’t think so.

It would take some getting used to perpetual finger on the trigger (heh), but if I liked incense I’d probably pick this up.  Definitely cool that the incense smoke rises from the barrel of the gun.

Thoughts?

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10-13-2012

By blog reader and physics grad student at UT-Austin Frank Lee:

Frank does these drawings on the blackboards in the physics grad lounge whenever he gets bored of homework, teaching, or research.  *Gasp* guns at school! haha.  The school related commentary written besides many of the drawings is a nice touch.

You can check out more of his Chalkboard Drawings at his website.  Damn I wish I could draw…

Thoughts?

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10-13-2012