Come for the DIY lesson, stay for the guitar riff:

This apparently is the trailer for a movie called “The Tramp”.  The YouTube description says:

A young woman from a small mining town turns into a cold blooded killer after being kidnapped by a gang of ruthless human traffickers.

Sounds like a good time, although I’m not holding my breath considering the website quality.

Ban pipes, matches, and wood!

Hat tip: Scott

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09-19-2012

A recent comic from XKCD:

haha I could really see that happening.

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09-19-2012

I saw a pattern, so I threw these photoshops together:

Louis Vuitton Larry Vickers:

Coco Chanel Chris Costa:

YSL (Yves Saint Laurent) Buck Yeager:

Oh the things I do to amuse myself.

If you found this post funny, you might like my military inspired fashion blog MILcentric.

No these designs won’t be coming out on t-shirts :P

Thoughts?

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09-18-2012

Corridor Digital lets the dogs out:

A fun video… German shepherds are great.

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09-18-2012

How NERF became the world’s best purveyor of big guns for kids:

It may seem silly to take this stuff seriously as feats of engineering, but in their own way, these toys are as well designed as a Dyson vacuum. When you pick up a blaster, when you feel the heft, when you put the stock to your shoulder and wrap your fingers around the handle, when you chamber a dart and pull the trigger and the dart comes flying out with that immensely satisfying thunk, it doesn’t feel like what you’re holding is just some cheap hunk of plastic. And every detail of that experience has been meticulously designed, engineered, and tested.

If you’re interested in NERF, engineering, or design, make sure you read the full article over at WIRED.

I can’t believe how complicated the NERF guns look now.  Pictured is a N-Strike Elite Hail-Fire Blaster which can hold 144 darts across 8 removable magazines (they call them clips haha) that sit in a rotating drum.  Crazy stuff, I’m really not surprised that company pulls in $400+ million per year.

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09-18-2012

All the operator wannabes will be wearing this in 3…2….1…

It’s called Rock Tape, and former Magpul instructor and operator heart throb Chris Costa endorses it through his company Costa Lupus.  This is what it is apparently supposed to accomplish:

When applied to an area of the body, Rocktape improves circulation. This increase in circulation helps reduce fatigue or can help accelerate the healing process. Rocktape can also be used to help prevent injuries by providing extra stability to a joint without reducing range of movement. With Rocktape, athletes are able to perform stronger, longer.

Fair enough.  I don’t claim to know much about anything… but I do know that to the average person you’ll just look like a douchebag with flamboyant looking tape on your arm.

I’d just love to show up at some training classes and do a RockTape check just for my own enjoyment to see who’s drinking the Kool-Aid.  Right or wrong, you’re guaranteed to hear stuff like “Yea man, RockTape changed my life.  I operate in longer operations with less fatigue than before”.

Since I do nothing impressive with my time, I just might pick up some tape to wrap my drinking arm up and see how it preforms.

Thoughts?

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09-17-2012