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A while back we were on the topic of sexy handguns (Springfield XD, for one). A longer while back I was sitting around one day – which is very in-character – and was thinking about Glazer Safety Bullets. The whole idea is that they are frangible ammunition, that is, when they hit something solid they disperse or break up so that there are no harmful ricochet that could hurt the innocent bystander.

Ok, so if you get all nutso about global warming and want a green solution to every freakin’ problem… Grazer Safety Bullets™ are what you should insist on, and you should buy them alongside your crappy CFL bulbs.

So, enjoying programs such as GIMP and Blender, I set out to render a box of bullets in 3D (.357 Mag – my favoritest caliber in the whole wide world alongside the 12ga shotgun shell w/ magnum load), and then use those images to put together a mock data sheet (ad, actually) for sporty new Green Ammunition™. I’m particularly happy with the idea of floral-scented ammunition so when the bad guy gets shot, he isn’t all grossed out by the smell. LAST thing you want is some gunshot-wounded guy barfing all over the place and complaining about the smell.

Grazer Safety Bullets
Click on it for the larger image

Yeah, ok, so it’s weird, but gosh-darn-it, I had fun. So in keeping with St. (Dennis) Leary, I’m just gonna be an asshole ’cause I wanna be weird.

Enjoy –

LK

Addendum:

One serious bitch I have…

Telegraph.CO.UK Link

Ok… so they are bitching that moving to ethanol via corn (which really is and always was a stupid idea for a host of reasons) is or soon will be causing massive starvation. Wait an effin’ minute… is this or is this not the corn that the EU, Britain, and certain African countries all bitch about and refuse to use because it is considered “Frankenfood”? There are stories of massive quantities of it sitting in warehouses and not being distributed because it isn’t safe to feed to the people who are busy starving to death.

To the rest of the world that finds fault with everything the US does (and to the Fifth Column self-loathers here in the US as well): If y’all wanna sit around and slam the US, just come right out and do it and stop finding self-contradictory things to polish your halos with.

Read more on GM crops here.

Update #2 –

Appendix operation through the mouth
Last updated at 11:50am on 16.04.08

Surgeons have removed a man’s appendix through his mouth in a radical world first.

The pioneering operation – dubbed “cakehole surgery” – means no unsightly scars, and the patient was doing sit-ups three days afterwards.

Today, doctors released the first pictures of the bizarre-looking procedure on Jeff Scholz, which was undertaken using miniaturised surgical tools.

It is hoped this new approach could slash waiting times, cut down on infection and reduce post-operative pain.

Doctors say Mr Scholz, 42, an ex-US marine, has made a speedier recovery than he would have done with standard keyhole surgery.

Surgeons at the University of California San Diego Medical Centre threaded tiny instruments, including a camera, down Mr Scholz’s throat. After emptying his stomach they cut into its lining to cut away the inflamed appendix. The rogue organ was placed in a bag and pulled back up though Mr Scholz’s stomach and throat and out of his mouth.

Amazingly, he was discharged after just 17 hours in hospital and claimed to be back at work the day after.

Mr Scholz said: “I was eating pizza and doing sit-ups three days later. You’d think the way it was done, going through the stomach wall, I’d have stomach pains, but there was nothing.”

It is the first time the procedure has been publicly shown, although a team of Indian surgeons claim to have carried out a similar one.

Through-the-mouth surgery is still in the experimental stages, but surgeons are confident their new methods reduce the risk of infections like MRSA.

Centre director Professor Santiago Horgan said: “My dad was a surgeon and back then the larger the incision, the better the surgeon. Today we’re moving away from that to minimise trauma. We can improve pain and complications.”

Source: ThisIsLondon

Next week – A special covering world’s first hemorrhoid surgery done via mouth.

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Oh, oh ohohohoh….

Wow. Beautiful knives. The trouble is that I just don’t have $2400 to spend. If I had it, it would be a tough decision indeed.

Wow. The obligatory Tanto.

Arctic Edge is it’s name and it just radiates cold. Brrrrrr, I still want one.

Where’s that pack of grizzly bears I need to kill to get one of these? This is a Damascus folding knife. And oh how it is a knife.

A little variety never killed anyone. It’d be fun to test the theory – let’s see if giving me one will kill me!.

I think it goes w/o saying that I probably won’t be buying one anytime soon, but it’s fun to look.

– LK

Post Update:

I have heard about this phenomenon before. They call themselves “Freegans” but growing up we called them bums. Amazing Weight Loss Potential Here!

YOU JUST CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP. REALLY!

Really, if you are into eating garbage, and you actually have the means to do better, does this prove some form of sainthood? I mean, if you are doing it for yourself, that is one thing. If you are doing it to “make a point” and garner attention, well, there you’re just being an asshole, and I’m sure a lot of starving people around the world would agree because if they had the chance, you can bet they wouldn’t be eating out of someone’s roadside Rubbermaid™. It’s a special kind of asshole, but by golly, dare to be different!

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Some love guns (I do), some love Afghan Hounds (I don’t), some love fine cheeses (I do), some love shows about interior decorating (I don’t) and some love knives and swords (I do I do I do). You’ll probably notice at some point that I love the tanto style blade. Not apologetic for this at all, just stating that up front.

Today I’ll look mainly at a few knives from CRKT

I found a nifty one today – the Lumabiner. The LumabinerLumabiner Knife

Several things are appealing here. It clips on a belt loop. I keep my cellphone on a belt loop, my keys are on a belt loop, my Thermos™ coffee cup on a carabiner. Hell, I’m one step away from needing a Bat-Utility-Belt. The point for me is to not need to shove everything into a pocket. If I did that, it’d look and sound like I had a pair of armored rabid squirrels in each pocket as I tried to walk

I own one of their knives already, from the M16-10K series. You look at it and go “that’s pretty gimmicky, with all the holes and whatnot.” Well, firstly it is lighter, and secondly (more important to me) is that it is a pretty solid knife in that it doesn’t twist or slip out of your hands easily. According to my wife I’m the original Clutz™ (Klutz™ has been taken by the jewish folks already – wonderful word they got there) and this has somewhat confirmed by a friend and fellow blogger Enas Yorl, although he does reckon that the universe has had it out for me recently. Anyway a knife that doesn’t turn in your hands is a good thing. The knife I have is the M16® EDC. A Good Tanto-Blade Knife

One that I’m interested in is the Razel™ SS7Razel™ SS7 It is a BIG bastard but it looks like you could use it to hack through the car door next time you lock your keys inside your convertible – it’s good for those “the top is down and a rainstorm is coming” kind of emergencies.

My head is killing me. I’ll update this post later. Bye for now.

– LK

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… and I said this to my wife in that cringing “please don’t hurt me” tone of voice. Of course I hadn’t shown her the magazine or the picture yet.

Her response was a frosty “Only if I meet her first.”

The woman can put 5 out of 6 shots with a .357 Highwayman into the forehead of a target, so the only thing I could really leave her for is an inanimate object, like so:

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Springfield XD Guns and Ammo Review

Said inanimate object would be in the .40 cal range. Features I like:

  • trigger safety and grip safety
  • loaded chamber indicator on the slide
  • simplicity
  • as near as I can tell, it will accept fiberoptic sights (SigSauer has some I was drooling over, here: TruGlo Brite-Site Sight Set

The Sig P229 is a fairly sexy looking handgun as well, and if anyone has handled the Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle (AKA Jericho 941) in the .40 S&W please let me know: MRI Baby Eagle

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A little update from Michigan:

Damned Global Warming.

It is 7 4 1 0 -1 -3 degrees out, –45 30 mph wind, and our heater control board died (sort of). So every 15 minutes we get up and nudge the digital controller up/down in order to fool the control board on the furnace to light up again. We go from 72 degrees down to 65 in very little time in this kind of weather. Luckily it hasn’t gotten cold yet and you can still wear shorts outside.

Enough for now – Work is calling to me. The sound is unpleasant (like the sound of chewing dusty broken glass) but I must obey.

Cheers –

-LK

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