The fact that I haven’t yet bought and expensive camera and started calling myself a photographer kind of bothers me:

People can say what they want about how photography is so “tough”, but I’ve borrowed some expensive cameras in the past and I think this saying holds true:

Buy an expensive camera and you’re a photographer.  Buy a flute, and you own a flute.

I’m not saying taking pictures of bullets in flight, and fast birds from far away etc.. etc.. doesn’t take skill, because it definitely does.   Don’t even try to tell me that I could be dropped in a room with a few hundred thousand dollar car, some girls and some guns, equipped with ~$XXXX worth of camera and lenses and NOT come out with some sweet looking pictures.  

What a bunch of random tattoos on those girls.  Not my thing.. but I suppose “edgy” models can get a lot of work nowadays.

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10-30-2011

Who does she think she is… Obama?

I do like how USPS has awesome rates on shipping to FPOs and APOs though.

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10-30-2011

A record-low 26% of Americans favor a legal ban on the possession of handguns in the United States other than by police and other authorized people.

The results are based on Gallup’s annual Crime poll, conducted Oct. 6-9. This year’s poll finds support for a variety of gun-control measures at historical lows, including the ban on handguns, which is Gallup’s longest continuing gun-control trend.

I was excited until I saw the poll was conducted only over a 3 day period, with a random sample of 1005 adults. :/  I took 3 statistics courses in university, but I squeaked by.  I’m pretty sure surveying 1005 people when the total population is 307 Million is an awfully small sample size.

You can check out the rest of the questions, and the results – HERE

Anyone care to weigh in?

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10-29-2011

Crazy Slingshot guy Joerg Sprave fires some marbles into ballistic gelatin:

Moral of the story, you don’t want to be shot with a marble fired from a slingshot.

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10-29-2011

These LEGO stop motion animations never cease to amaze me:

If you have time also make sure to check out the behind the scenes “making of” video.   It gives you a better idea how much painstaking work goes into one of these videos.  Thankfully this guy has almost a million views already.

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10-28-2011

I’ll ruin the suspense for you… no one dies:

Mark Dice covers the long gun open carry event at Pacific Beach on Saturday October 22, 2011. Second Amendment supporters gathered on the boardwalk openly displaying their rifles, shotguns, and handguns to educate the public about the Second Amendment and to highlight California Governor Jerry Brown’s unconstitutional actions restricting the right to bear arms.

I was keeping an eye out for an ENDO Apparel California Flag shirt, but never saw any.   As you can probably guess I sell a lot of those to California.


I can’t say I’ve ever really felt “safer” when I saw someone carrying.
 Probably because I don’t feel like my life is ever hanging in the balance, but it sure is nice to have good guys with guns handy though since we all know how hit or miss police response time can be.

Any of you guys ever participated in one of these public events?

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10-28-2011