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I still haven’t got around to see the Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell movie ‘The Other Guys’ (trailer here), looks pretty funny though.

What is also funny is that the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency apparently has an advertising policy that states ads should not appear to promote the use of firearms or advocate any violent action.

Because of that you end up with normal movie posters like this….

being “tamed” for the transit depots by photoshopping some pepper spray in as a gun substitute:

Wahlberg is apparently only sporting bare fists on his half of the poster.

The one thing I find funny is that Will Ferrell and Marky Mark actually are playing cops in this movie, and are even flashing their shields on the poster. It’s not like they are dressed as thugs or otherwise.  Last time I checked San Francisco police still openly carry guns, and I’m pretty sure people aren’t bursting into tears of fear when they see one of them around.

In an interesting double standard, the SFweekly blog reports that the regular non photoshopped poster is being used on the sides of all the public transit vehicles.

If it even prevented one persons feelings from being hurt I guess they can consider it a job well done :roll:.  They better get cracking on those public transit movie posters though, god knows what will happen if they roll past some hippie hangout.

Source – SFWeekly

All this insanity makes me wonder what the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency would have done if they were approached to advertise for the movie “The Expendables

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On 1 April, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command issued the Maintenance Information Message MI 10-040 “Camouflaging Specific Small Arms” stating that, given command approval, Soldiers are permitted to camouflage the M4/M16 weapon systems with paint.

See the guide in PDF format – HERE

As the guide says at the end, weapons painting has been elevated to a fine art. I don’t know where the awesome examples I saved on my harddrive went, but some of the paint jobs I have seen are breathtaking.  The example the have in the PDF is pretty weak looking as far as artistry goes, although it still would likely look better than black in the right environment.

I’d like to see the military started paying soldiers that are also artists extra money to paint rifles. The talented guys shouldn’t have to work for free just because their whole unit would rather not walk around with the plain old black color scheme.

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  • Slingshot
  • Two Knives
  • Stun Gun
  • Pepper Spray
  • Flashlight

When you get hit with this… it’s over :P
 
 

[youtube width=”560″ height=”340″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1L4U9yNGP4A[/youtube]

 
He seems to be pretty serious about most of his slingshots. I wonder if he actually thinks this one is practical for self defense?

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(Picture not from scene, but still relevant)

I’m not one to take anything FOX writes as gospel.. but I found this interesting:

He turned to face authorities one last time, firing two rounds from his Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun before a bullet to the head ended his rampage. Police said Wicks fired a total of five shots during the shootout, while officers fired 81 shots.

Source – Fox5Vegas

81 shots?!?! Isn’t that a bit excessive? Did a few police officers do mag dumps? Maybe there were a lot of police shooting a few rounds each?

Video of event captured on iphone

A one-minute, 13-second video clip posted on the Web site YouTube includes at least 45 gunshots, many in rapid succession. Nicholas Gramenos, who recorded the clip, said he was leaving the courthouse when the shooting erupted.

Source – CNN

Chances are the iphone video didn’t start the instant the shootout started, so that 81 shot report from FOX might be valid after all.

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