Wow. Talk about discipline. The guy who got his beret shot-off that is. He doesn’t lose a beat despite no doubt losing a few hairs on his head. And those around him. They all barely move. Amazing.
Then again I’ve been around two accidental discharges in my career and when the round went off mostly I just sat there in shock and awe for a second, and then turned in the direction of the boom. One was a guy standing behind me and over a bit at a cleaning table. The sound of his .45 echoed throughout the room as we all turned to stare at him, grateful no one was hurt. The second one was at the outdoor range – also during cleaning – but the guy was off by himself while the rest of us were receiving baton training about 150 feet away. He was with another agency – firing with us as a guest – and once we were sure he hadn’t shot himself or anyone else, we all did our best to look in the other direction not wanting to be witnesses in what would no-doubt be an investigation by his agency.
He didn’t get invited back though.
I’ve been lucky otherwise. Although there were two foreign officers from Nigeria I shot with back in the late 1980s that gave me a scare. They didn’t have an accidental discharge. Because we didn’t let them. Them showing up at the range barefoot and trying to slide the rounds in backwards (both true I swear), was enough for our firearms instructors to pull them aside for some special attention.
Oh, the commenters at Say Uncle note that they are probably firing blanks. Could be – probably are, although their not reacting is incredible either way. And I have to say that I’m not fond of any formation where you’re pointing the weapon at the back of the head of the guy standing in front of you while locking and loading.
Just not prudent if you know what I mean.
1. As I have said repeatedly, man made global warming does not exist (at least compared to the normal warming process of the Earth due to sunspot activity among other things). Well, it seems Global WarmingGate proves this. Or at least proves that the some of the most important scientists pushing it were lying about it. Fortunately we found out in time to stop Cap and Trade, but not in time to stop Al Gore from making millions off of it.
2. “Nobody smart in American politics messes with the Scouts. Boy or Girl Scouts.” So very true.
2. Double your pleasure, double your Sarah Palin fun. Ill take one, or two, please.
4. No more breast exams for Mama. A song by Jim Treacher.
5. Eighty-one percent think their personal health care is good or excellent. And yet the Dems will not stop trying to ruin it. WTF Jimmy?!
6. She may be easy, but she ain’t cheap. Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu is bought-off with $300 million to vote for the Dems health care debacle. Eh, well, she IS from Louisiana so why be surprised.
7. Found a new blog. I like it.
8. A little late but here’s another reason to like Fridays.
9. White people continue the long-standing tradition of ignoring the wishes of American Indians. In this case it is leftist politically correct elitists, but the arrogance is the same.
10. Men treat their friends better than women do. I’ve seen this again and again over the years. Women are very unfriendly friends to each other.
11. Ali Barbie. Why not just put one of your old Barbies in one of them zip-up beer holders?
12. These look like they could be painful if you aren’t careful. Via Mostly Safe for Work.
Photo via Theo.
As an aside, watch the creepy guy in the back smile as Barry’s name is announced. He looks like the kind of old man you wouldn’t want your kids to be around, don’t you think?
Left me with some nice Oktoberfest memories.
Just enjoy the Japanese commercial weirdness.
Hat-tip to AdFreak.
I don’t know about you, but the first thing that attracts me to a woman is her access to a good place to potty.
Courtship can be an intricate business in India, but the mothers of the northern state of Haryana have a simple message for men who call on their daughters: “No toilet, no bride.”
The slogan – often lengthened in Hindi to “If you don’t have a proper lavatory in your house, don’t even think about marrying my daughter” – has been plastered across villages in the region as part of a drive to boost the number of pukka facilities. In a country where more households have TV sets than lavatories, it is one of the most successful efforts to combat the chronic shortage of proper plumbing.
That is probably partly because of the country’s skewed sex ratio, with 8 per cent more men than women, leading to a “bride shortage”. Woman generally have also become more vocal in their resentment at having to relieve themselves outside, giving brides more leverage in premarital bargaining.
In India it is estimated that more than 660 million people still defaecate in the open – a big cause of a host of diseases, from diarrhoea to polio. It is women, activists say, who suffer the most. “Women who must go outside have to do so before sunrise or after nightfall so they can’t be seen,” said Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of Sulabh, which has built toilets for ten million Indians, and the recipient of this year’s Stockholm Water Prize for developing ecofriendly and cheap lavatories to help to improve public health.
Look, I like India. And I like Indians. Especially Bollywood-type hot Indian women. But, come on, this is what you look in a wife? What kind of bathroom she has?
No wonder India is a third-world country. Sheesh.
India is a virtual cornucopia of brunette-hotness and if the men there are worried about potties then they don’t deserve these babes.
These folks need to get their priorities straight.
It’s not a hard decision.