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The ideal Christmas treat for gun nuts?
Sadly, these aren't real gummy sweets but an art piece made from tinted resin and glass. Shame - Bassets should really think about making these or - my idea - Jelly Babies with Guns!
(I love Jelly Babies!)
While researching a Russian model company called Zvezda I came across this promo video they have done to try an increase their wargames popularity outside Russia. Anyone else get the feeling that the geeks who designed (and play) this game just grabbed the first person they could find in the office who could speak (some) english to do this video? :D
Without opening a can of worms about stereotypes I think I agree with a comment on the YouTube page for this that said 'This guy is the LEAST likely guy you could think of to promote this game!' I did wonder if this was a spoof promo for a while.
LMAO - just watched it again......I think I just wet my pants a little!
I was reading an interesting post over at the FireArm Blog about James Bond and his choice of handgun. The predominantly American blog was chewing over that old chestnut about how the then Bond (Sean Connery) used a 'peashooter' of a .25 Berretta in 'From Russia with Love'. They had a lovely antiquated video clip of English gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd illustrating Bond's firearm choice - It was Boothroyd who wrote to Ian Fleming about his choice of handgun for his fictional character, and Fleming took his advice and changed Bonds gun to a .38 for the next book!
The Firearm Blog, being fairly typical of American attitudes towards guns seemed to be find it amusing that such a macho character as Bond should carry anything other than some huge hand cannon.
However, to me this highlighted the difference in cultural attitudes between Scots and Americans and how they percieved guns and whether owning one - a big one (see Freud) - made them any more of a man. I think the whole issue can be best illustrated by the story of Sean Connery and his run in with American gangster Johnny Stompanato...
Connery had – according to gossip – ‘pulled’ Hollywood actress Lana Turner while she was in England filming a movie. Unfortunately her then boyfriend - small time American Mafioso Stompanato - caught wind of the alleged affair and one day burst onto the set where Turner and Connery were filming. He unwisely waved a gun in Connery’s face (having previously threatened to kill both Turner and any lover) at which point Connery wrestled the gun from him and then laid Stompanato out cold with a right hook!
You see, it’s not the gun, but the man behind the gun that’s important!
A big thanks to the very romantic 'Firearm Blog' for this amusing little item - 'Can't think what to get the wife, girlfriend or sweetheart for Valentine's Day?'
Thanks to FREE MARKET FAIRY TALES blog for bringing this one to my attention!
This piece of genius by MilPic started out with a casual remark I made after he sprayed his cycle helmet MARPAT camouflage pattern (left). I simply commented 'But are you doing your cycle too?', and no soon said than done...
(I have a sneeking suspicion he intended to do this all along! Huh?)
For the airsofter who has everything, and presumably wants to get around the field very quickly, MilPic has created the ultimate two wheeled fast attack vehicle!
MTB MARPAT PIXEL DESERT
Source & credit: MilPic - http://www.flickr.com/photos/milpic/