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The sheer volume of emails I got about this was evidence enough that it needed to be seen:

Whenever I see YouTube videos over 5 minutes in length I let out an audible sigh which echoes around my lonely condo.  If the derp / entertainment factor looks promising I’ll watch it, but I’ve been burned so many times on 15 minute videos and end up being mad thinking “I could have watched an episode of New Girl instead of wasting my time with that bullshit.”  Yea I realize that’s probably the least operator thing I could have said, but whatever… it was said and I stand by it.  This video IS NOT a waste of time though thankfully.

Shout out to 1930s law enforcement:

0:36 – Shooting clays out of a fellow officers hand!  Good start guys… let’s keep the derp coming guys!

0:45 – Shooting chalk from between a clenched fist!  Niiiiiice.  They were all a bit too close for comfort for me.

0:58 – Putting out a cigar with some well placed shots.

1:08 – WTF kind of homoerotic action is going on here?  I was waiting for some Lady And The Tramp shit to go down…

1:18 – This guy keeps it real.  Chalk in the mouth and the ears!  Wow those first two shots were close! LOL

1:33 – Why pee your name in the snow or dirt when you can write it with automatic gunfire?

4:02 – Pass your buddy your loaded revolver muzzle first for the lulz

5:59 – Trigger discipline is for pussies.

The combat range drills at 10:16 are interesting.

I like the brass collection method at 12:43… oh the joy of revolvers over semi-autos.  Sorting? Sizing? Reclaiming Lead?  What a responsible bunch!  Back in the 30s I see it wasn’t SPEND SPEND SPEND.

13:17 – Picking up the lead with his bare hands!  Have fun possibly getting sick and dying.

13:55 – Reloading!  These guys are awesome.

Los-Angeles-County-SheriffIf the LASD are still this skilled in 2013, I think they should be teaching the LAPD how to up their hit percentage.

Funny how that video started out epic facepalm turbo-derp, and ended up awesome.


Hat tip: The tons of you that sent it in, finally convincing me to watch it!  Sorry for the wait.


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To Live And Die In L.A.

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck holds up a rocket launcher turned in during a weekend gun-buyback program in the city. The haul also included 791 handguns, 527 rifles and 302 shotguns — less than what usually is turned in. A supermarket chain donated $200,000 in gift cards to be given out in exchange for the weapons.


Oh.. wait… TRAINER.  *facepalm* Stellar police work Charlie.  How embarrassing.  Is that an inert AT4?

They always flaunt those haul numbers like it’s some massive victory, but I wonder how many of the bought back guns were actually airsoft or 40 year old throwaway guns that don’t even work.



A new one from Corridor Digital:

My Unarmed In Downtown L.A. Rant:

The start of the video might be (probably is) filmed in and around Santee Alley in L.A..  When I was there a few years ago we heard it was neat so we went and checked it out.  I HATE places like that… knockoffs, cheap garbage, bartering, wall to wall people… my worst nightmare.  Not to mention the fact I went into Starbucks to get an iced coffee with plans to use the bathroom, and the lineup was too big so I decided to forgo the iced coffee and just use the bathroom and bounce.  Unsurprisingly (because were’re talking downtown L.A.) the bathroom was locked up like Fort Knox and when I asked for the key they told me I had to buy something.  The barista told me there was a free bathroom across the street inside a building, down a hall etc.. so I went on a mission to find it.  My mission takes me inside this building with more Santee Alley style crap, but mostly fabrics in this case… I take a left down the one hall she talked about.  My spidey sense is tingling because the hallway is very long poorly lit, has lots of little doors off of it… generally pretty shady looking.  One of the doors opens behind me as I walk past, I turn around and some late 20s looking gangbanger type steps out and starts eyeing me.  Instantly he’s on his blackberry typing something (texting I assume) while watching me.  I see a sign at the end of the hall that says “Bathroom –this way–> $1”.   I was incredibly uncomfortable at this point not only because I had to pee, but I also felt like I was walking into some sort of setup to get my ass kicked.  I aborted the mission, turned around walked right past gangbanger and maintained eye contact while he grinned at me, a grin as If I was about to get jumped.  After what seems like an eternity I make it back out onto the street and get the hell out of there.  Was the Starbucks barista in on some sort of setup for tourists to get robbed?  I’ll never know.

I know what your thinking; “cool story bro” haha

Anyone else ever been in a potential “situation” like that? Ever experienced Santee Alley?  Points if you’ve been to NYC Canal St., basically similar crap on a larger scale.


Trailer for the new movie coming out March 11, 2011:

The U.S. military V.S. aliens hey? Damn that’s a new one. :roll:

Regardless of how beaten to death the plot is, the CGI looks amazing.

The eerie song is by Icelandic artist Johann Johannsson – Sun’s Gone Dim



Damn, and I was just in Los Angeles.

From their website LAGangTours.com:

The mission of LA GANG TOURS is to provide an unforgettable historical experience for our customers with a customized high-end specialty tour. We will provide customers with a true first-hand encounter of the history and origin of high profile gang areas and the top crime scene locations in South Central, Los Angeles. Each tour bus for LA GANG TOURS will have a guide from the South Central areas who has gained hands on knowledge and experience of the inner city lifestyle.

Best quote from the L.A. Times article:

“I’m not saying you have to stop shooting each other,” Lomas said. “Just allow me a certain time in the day. . . . Just let the bus go through.”

Sounds Dangerous.

Interesting though…