A lot of 282 Vietnam war era Zippo lighters was recently auctioned off for $35,250:

The lighters tell a story of the war that cannot be found anywhere else.  They are a record soldiers’ feelings not meant for anyone but themselves, printed on a throwaway tool, capturing the spirit of the war in a way more authentic than any film, more personal than any history book, and more representative than any single soldier’s account.

If you follow my other blog MILcentric you’ll have seen this content already.  I won’t be sharing material often between them, except when there’s something exceptional I think both crowds will enjoy.

LOL at “Let me win your heart and mind or I’ll burn your God damn hut down”

Link to the auction and more pics at the post on MILcentric.

If you are into military inspired items (mostly clothing and accessories), and can stomach my relentless posts about camouflage then I urge you add MILcentric to your daily visits.

5 COMMENTS

10-17-2012

Real talent?  Or just model level hotness?

Let me start off by saying I know absolutely zero about competitive shooting.  It interests me as much as wasting my valuable time watching people play any other sports such as football, baseball etc.  The objective of professional competitions normally are to try and win though… so I find Glock’s acquisition of Michelle Viscusi interesting to say the least.

Is she really good enough to roll with the rest of Team Glock?

“While I am new to competitive shooting, I am not new to the world of competitive sports.”
-Michelle Viscusi

She was a disappointing 5th out of 18 people to be eliminated on Top Douchebag season 4.  I never watched the show so I can’t tell you if she got screwed somehow on that, but I’m sure the producers would have loved to have her on there for ratings if they could have somehow swung it.  Also, I’ve never seen her shoot, and before someone makes some smart-ass comment about how well I can or cannot shoot I’ll save you the trouble and say I know she can shoot better than me.  That said, I find it incredibly hard to believe that out of every professional level man or woman that should have been on Glock’s radar, she was the best.  Best looking, possibly… but best shooter?  What is the purpose of Team Glock anyway?  Is it just a PR machine to strut around at trade shows and have a presence in the competitive shooting world?  Does winning or losing really not matter?

You can read the full press release / interview with Viscusi over at Military Times.  After reading the article there is no doubt she is a hard worker, but I still question if all her practice and recent dedication has got her skills at par with the other competitive shooters that took years to get where’s shes now at.

With Tori Nanonka also on the team, Glock is definitely going to have some killer calendar material if they ever want to raise some money.

Thoughts?

60 COMMENTS

10-16-2012

Gangster, modified gangster, and super modified gangster:

Skip to 0:30 for the start of the funny part.  hahahah great stuff.

Hat trip: Kyle, Reg

15 COMMENTS

10-16-2012

Display only :/

I like the old school flavor of these vending machines.  The Sharper Image .22LR Ammo Dispenser gets points for actually working and being bad ass in a modern way though.

Hat tip: Chris

4 COMMENTS

10-16-2012

ABsuperman tries out a few methods:

hahah that guy is awesome.  Man if I yelled like that for even 10 seconds my throat would hurt.

I think he should try with a bigger juicer pumpkin, to see if he can get it whisper quiet.

Thoughts?

10 COMMENTS

10-15-2012

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

23 COMMENTS

10-15-2012