Saturday, February 25, 2012

Couch Gag Thrills Nation

The Simpsons' 500th show open, in slomo.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Super PACs

The emergence of super PACs shows once again that “campaign finance reform” has failed abysmally. After nearly four decades, it has achieved none of its goals. It has not purged politics of big donations, nor cured public cynicism about the influence of the rich, nor made elected leaders more trusted. What it has done is compromise basic First Amendment rights, clutter politics with baffling laws and regulations, and actually deepen cynicism.

Robert J. Samuelson in WaPo.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Atomic Dueling Pistols


A Great Day

I went to the NRA in Fairfax this morning. Put 40 rounds through the Garand and a dozen mags each through the Kimber 1911 (45 ACP) and the Springfield 1911 (9mm).

Then I spent a couple of hours in the museum.

A beautiful cased 1911A1 with a .22 LR conversion kit.

Hermann Goering's Merkel shotgun.

Julian S. Hatcher's Colt single-shot in .22 LR.
He wrote "Hatcher's Notebook".

A Fabbri O/U shotgun with bulino-engraved nudes.

A unique double-barrel bolt-action rifle, magazine-fed!

A beautiful FN 1910.

A Browning B-25 shotgun.
The engraving on the receiver shows The Man Himself, sitting at his drafting table.

My photography skills do not nearly do it justice.

Some movie guns: Nathan Fillion's gun from "Firefly".

Javier Bardem's silenced shotgun
from "No Country For Old Men".

Colt 1911, serial number 4.

Savage 1907 in .45 ACP, serial number 1.

And serial number 2.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Catch As Cat Can

She's a professional cat catcher.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

You'll Put Your Eye Out!

Airgun is designed so that you have to point it at yourself to check the pressure.