The same story which I based one of my shirt designs on:

The design i’m referring to of course is the Keep Calm And Carry One t-shirt.   Pretty neat history to the original poster.  I’m always surprised to hear 2.5M posters were printed at the beginning of WWII, and yet none surfaced until the year 2000.  I suppose paper is pretty fragile for long term storage if the conditions are not ideal.   I’m just waiting for a huge stockpile to be found someday so I can pick up an original to hang on the wall.

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04-5-2012

Another day, another giveaway from the good people over at 5.11 Tactical. They want to make sure you look good and tactical at work or play in some new gear.

Today we’re hooking up one guy or girl with a 5.11 Polo Shirt and a pair of 5.11 Cargo Pants.

The winner chooses their size and color of both of the following:

Performance Polo

  • 6.7 oz – 100% Polyester Jersey, no snag polyester fabric
  • Short Sleeve, Synthetic Knit
  • Tough melamine buttons
  • No roll collar with flexible collar stays
  • Reinforced dual pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Mic clips at center placket and shoulders
  • Pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Gusseted sleeves
  • Assorted colors
  • Women’s sizes available as well

 

Covert Cargo Pant

  • Large covert cargo pockets on both legs each capable of carrying 2 30-rd AR15/M4 magazines.
  • Casual looking deep rear pockets.
  • Dual front deep pockets.
  • One traditional and a second zippered pocket capable of carrying two pistol mags per pocket.
  • Durable, comfortable and functional.
  • Superior fit.
  • Double and triple-stitch construction.
  • Bartacks in high stress areas.
  • Self-adjusting comfort waistband.
  • Cordura® nylon lining in select zones
  • Genuine YKK® zippers and Prym® snaps.
  • Tough 8.5-oz. peached cotton canvas – very comfortable.

Be sure to check out 5.11’s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post by telling me your favorite song to listen to in the car, on the way to a shooting outing.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!

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04-5-2012

This guy is the Australian Nickleback of crappy songs about firearms:

Wow that was corny and useless.   Please tell me Steve doesn’t make “music” full time.

The only good part was when the trucker showed him a Hi-point and asked if he had ever seen one.

So is Steve living, or god forbid touring in the U.S. now?  Or is he back in his homeland showing up people’s knives with a bigger ones, putting shrimps on barbies, and avoiding stingrays?

Check out my thoughts on Steve Lee’s other videos if you care.

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04-5-2012

Yesterday’s 24 hour 5.11 giveaway was for the awesome ATAC L1 tactical flashlight pictured left.

The number nerds over at random.org told me to bestow this lovely gift upon:

#54128 – Brice

By request, although completely unrelated to the randomness of the win, his/her comment was:

The darkness is why this light exists.

Congrats Brice, i’ll be dropping you an email any minute now.  Everyone else, you still have numerous days left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.

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04-5-2012

I should have been an artist. Wait.. i’m young, it’s probably not too late. Check out this “art” by LA based James Georgopoulos:

Profound purpose statement:

“Guns of Cinema” is a fearless compilation of iconic cinematic gun images. These works carry a theme that confronts controversy, questioning what makes this object inspirational – the same object that has the ability to protect and take away freedoms or the power to alter history and threaten or destroy lives.

LOL yea.. pretty boilerplate.

So as you can see, James Georgopoulos’ “art” amounts to taking pictures of prop guns and putting them in front of high contrast solid color backgrounds.  He then enlarges the pictures and gets prints made that are several feet across, and through that becomes rich. This guy is a genius… *slow clap*

You can visit his website – JamesGeorgopoulos.org

I’ve been to a handful of famous art museums, and there is definitely crap like this that any joker can do.  On the other end of the spectrum there are the incredibly complex/skilled pieces; I have a lot of respect for those those artists.

Thoughts?

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04-4-2012

Yeager really toned down the douchebaggery in this:

Surprisingly enough, I actually agree with almost all that he has to say.  I guess it was bound to happen sooner or later.  Even his shirt isn’t douchy in this vid… he’s on a roll.

Speaking of rolls, his shoulder is still needs a bolt tightened in it, but I can tolerate that this time.

I was bracing for the firearm myth of “putting a photographer downrange isn’t dangerous at all” but thankfully that never came.

Giving credit where credit is due, I left him the following compliment on his youtube video:

I give you a rough time on my blog (ENDO) lots, but this video was great. Keep up the good work, I watch all your vids even though many of them piss me off.

To which he responded:

Why do you get angry? Did I insult your 1911?

*sigh* I didn’t reply to that but just for kicks I should have said “Because you’re a coward” (note: I know that pisses him off, but as I mentioned before I have no actual opinion on his actions in Iraq).  Maybe then I could have got a response like “Oh yea? come to SHOT blog nerd and say that to my face and i’ll break your fucking back!”

Thoughts?

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04-4-2012