I was perusing Amazon for something, and I came across this:
What is that, you ask? It’s proof that there are no limits to the stupidity of mall ninjary.
That, my friends, is a “tire deflator” that is threaded 1/2-28, and is meant to attach to the muzzle of your AR. Because what everyone really needs on the end of a rifle is something that will poke holes.
Here’s what it looks like attached:
Please, if you buy one of these, just forget you ever had a rifle in the first place.
Is the front door peep hole.
Everyone who has come to the house so far (inspectors, appraisers, contractors) has commented on it. You can literally watch traffic go by while sitting on the stairs:
It’s not something I would have bought on my own, but now that I’ve seen one I’ll probably never have a house without it. It’s not vulnerable to reverse viewers and it doesn’t darken the other side when you look through it–letting the person at the door know you’re standing right there.
The one weird thing is that the image is mirrored. Anyway, just thought I’d share.
I’ve noticed that a lot of folks have been excited and talking about getting their travel plans together for this weekend. I think this is great, but I need to tell you guys this…
I’m sorry, but I don’t think we ordered enough food for all of you for the wedding reception.
Everyone is talking about my wedding, right?
What’s that? The NRA is holding some little convention this weekend?
pfft. Whatever. Have fun.
Actual Headline: Nobody injured when officer’s weapon fires during arrest
Accurate Headline: Officer needs to learn to keep his finger off the #$%&ing trigger
Actual Headline: Carrie Underwood, Tennessee lawmaker face off on Twitter
Accurate Headline: TN Lawmaker shames celebrity that claims bill does something it doesn’t actually do
(This one actually really pisses me off. The reporter takes Underwood’s claim at face value and expresses moral outrage when the guy who wrote the bill asked Underwood if she’d actually read it. The story doesn’t link to the bill, or point out that what Underwood was claiming was completely false. Not inaccurate: False.)
Remember the Air Traffic Control post from earlier? Yeah, well, it turns out you can use the same cheap dongle to pick up APCO-25 transmissions.
APCO-25 is the protocol that most public safety radios use. Scanners that are cable of intercepting these transmissions have been around for over ten years, but they still cost over $400. Even used they’re not very cheap.
I think this will be my lunchtime project.
I came across this little tidbit from the federal complaint against the Boston Bomber:
When the victim rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim’s vehicle. The man pointed a firearm at the victim and stated, “Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” and “I did that.” The man removed the magazine from his gun and showed the victim that it had a bullet in it, and then re-inserted the magazine. The man then stated, “I am serious.”
What are the odds that he had a semi-auto pistol in Massachusetts that did NOT have a magazine disconnect? I’m reminded of this incident, where victims’ unfamiliarity with firearms enabled the criminal. No actual danger, only perceived danger.
Even if he hadn’t just rendered his pistol inoperable, quick action by the victim would have allowed him to escape earlier than he did. It’s doubtful that the elder brother would have been able to react quickly enough had the driver simply gassed it when he removed the magazine.
Just shows that these geniuses didn’t really know what they were doing.
I want lasagna
Tell computer I want it
The future is awesome
This last Sunday, a local man murdered his wife and then ran away. Emulating Boston, they locked down the neighborhood to find one man:
[Victim] was found dead in the couple’s home in the Governors Club neighborhood just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. [Suspect] was not at the scene when police arrived. An extensive overnight search for him came to and end shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Monday when [Suspect] was taken into custody without incident.
During the search, police went door-to-door in the neighborhood and would not allow anyone in or out.
For 12 hours, no one was allowed to enter or leave while police went door to door searching for a man who was not in the area being searched. (He returned home thinking police had left)
No word on whether the locals used FLIR, MRAPs, or the National Guard.
Just got back from a great concert with Naienko. I guess you might say it was a date.
She heard the following song at the concert for the first time, and has decided that it’s one of “our songs.”
Yeah… we’re that kind of couple.
*yes, the concert was, in fact entitled “an Evening with Weird Al.”