A recent comic from XKCD:
haha I could really see that happening.
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
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.
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.
0:33 – I’m so sick of the “people talk shit about me but will never say anything to my face” threat. Once again, we get it… you’re tough *slow clap*. (Fag count = 0)
12:00 – After the danger check on the M&P Shield – “It didn’t go off or anything! Fags…” (Fag count = 1)
12:30 – “The guy that posted as Jeremy. I want to give you a free class too, because when you come here i’m going to pound you into a f**king pancake you f**king faggot. Quit talking shit you f**king internet troll motherf**ker, say something to a guy’s f**king face, have some f**king honor about you.” (Fag count = 2)
So hilarious that the trolling is getting to him. I’d love to send him a handful of shirts even if all he did was burn or piss on them in a youtube video and call me a faggot. That would be priceless, but I know it will never happen because if Buck Yeager admits I exist, I win.