Thursday, June 30, 2011

Revolvers as "5 beans in a can" with a $20 bill in the chamber

They used to call the old colt revolvers 6 beans in a can, but some says that it was really “5 beans in a can” . . .

Real 1800’s gunslingers

It’s been said that old west gunslingers frequently stuffed a folded $20 bill in the empty 6th chamber of the cylinder of their revolvers, to pay their funeral expenses when the inevitable finally happened.

But is it an urban myth that cowboys kept $20 bill in 6th revolver chamber for burial expenses?

Jim Keenan notes that this is a myth:

“But in fact, the old timers didn't do that, or put a $20 bill in one chamber for "buryin' money".

(Most never saw $20 all in one place; it would have been the equivalent of $800+ today, and cowboys made $.50 per day.)"

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Phony Hollywood silencers!

I was watching the movie “The American” with George Clooney, and it had a scene where George made a 7.63 NATO sniper rifle with a silencer!

Hog wash!

There is no such thing as a silencer for a supersconic 7.62 NATO rifle

The problem is that the “crack” of a high powered rifle has two sounds, the sound of the exploding powder plus the sound wave as the bullet exits the muzzle at 2,630 feet per second, mach 2, twice the speed of sound! (for .308 cal. and 7.62 mm bullets)

As we know from the SST airliners being forced to go Mach 1 supersonic over the ocean, the sound barrier cannot be silenced!

A rifle bullet goes supersonic while still in the barrel and the “crack” of the bullet exceeding the sound barrier can be heard in the form of a 70 degree cone emanating from the end of the muzzle.

Note that this is the reason why you cannot use a silencer with a high powered rifle.

The silencer cannot control the sound waves that are created inside the barrel when the bullet goes supersonic.

Phony revolver silencer

It’s all Hollywood, like putting a silencer on a revolver, not knowing that the space between the cylinder and the barrel emits a huge sound!

Silencers don't work with Revolvers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Famous "Laugh In" quotes

The old TV show "Laugh In" had many famous quotes, unknown to today's generation.

The old 1960’ TV show “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In” was a revolution of it’s time, the hip generations answer to vaudeville.

“Laugh In” was a pun on the “Sit In”, a protest event where smelly hairy hippies squatted in public places and smoked pot, just to annoy people.

A dirty Hippie "Sit in" protest

Today, the Laugh In quotes are only known to my generation and they are met with quizzical stares by younger people.

“You bet your sweet bippy”

“Sock it to me”

“Look THAT up in your Funk and Wagnall's.”

“One ringy-dingy. Two ringy-dingies.”

Sock it to me?

I remember the legendary Laugh In episode when President Nixon said “Sock it to me” on Laugh In:

Monday, June 27, 2011

How to identify a Meth Lab

Saturday, June 25, 2011


I love these images, . . .

Click the link to see a new types of creature called Walmartians.

Any patron of Wal-Mart knows about these weird people and the web site The People of Wal-Mart is dedicated to documenting them!

Here is an actual photo from the Wal-Mart hiring center:

Friday, June 24, 2011

A monument to Harry Baals

Harry Baals is an institution and it’s only fitting that two government buildings are now being dedicated to Harry Baals.

The first Harry Baals government center was a massive erection, and it's only fitting that a pair of Harry Baals monuments are created.

Harry Baals

Via John Leibowitz (Daily Show)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Supersonic bullets kill in complete silence

I was amazed to learn that supersonuic bullets will hit a target four seconds before the victim could hear the gunshot!

By the time the sound catches-up, the terrorist is already dead . . .

Encouraged by the North Carolina National Guard, Janet and I are studying civilian high-powered rifle shooting.

Janet can hit a grape at 200 yards with her telescopic sights

A Marine told me that the current world’s record for a sniper kill was not a single shot, but a series of three shots, fired in rapid succession.

The victim fell dead before they heard the first bullet.

Sniper attacks are brutal.

This lucky American soldier survived a terrorist sniper after losing one third of his brain.

You never hear the bullet that kills you

They used to say that a sniper only had the first shot, since the prey would quickly skedaddle at the sound of the first gun shot.

The speed of sound is 1,100 feet per second and the world record sniper hit is at 8,000 feet, about 1.3 miles.

By my calculations, you have seven seconds between squeezing off the first round and the sound of the report reaching the target.

I love shooting supersonic bullets; you can actually see the shock wave as it travels across the pasture.

My AR with a 17x rifle scope for long kills

Today’s 50 caliber bullets have a muzzle velocity of over 2,500 feet per second, so the old saying “you never hear the bullet that kills you” is quite true.

The first bullet will reach an 8,000 foot target in three seconds, a full four seconds before the sound of the bulet is heard!

Here is the video of the world record one mile kill shots:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Coons invade Queens

Evidently, feral coons are becoming a real problem in New York City, and they have been congregating in Queens, causing havoc:

I've captured live coons, and even though they look cute, they are a mean as a snake, with sharp teeth and claws and a hateful disposition.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The world’s most powerful handgun

The world's most accurate handgun is the Thompson Centerfire with a 60 caliber barrel.

The world's most powerful pistol

History of the world’s most powerful handguns

The Thompson is not only the world's most powerful pistol, it is also among the most versatile and accurate pistols in the world, changeable from centerfire to rimfire and allowing interchangeable barrels, with a different caliber for every day of the week. Everything up to a superpowered 60 caliber elephant load.

But man oh man, does a powerful pistol pack a monster whallop!! The muzzle flash of a high-powered pistol is awesome, and my hands ached after shooting only 10 rounds in this monster.

The Thompson centerfire in high caliber has the greatest recoil of any gun in the world! Watch this fellow shoot a 60 caliber Thompson Contender, the most powerful handgun in the world. The handgun is so powerful that it flies from his hands:

Uncle Remus used to talk about “old man hunter from Huntsville”, and a real sportsman will that a powergul handgun is just as deadly as a rifle.

Big game hunting with a pistol is not a new idea. Here is my 150 year cap lock rifle that some redneck chopped down and converted into a 50 caliber pistol!

A high-powered rifle cut down into a pistol
From the collection of Donald K. Burleson

Rednecks are very ingenious, always having creative solutions when they needed a powerful handgun. Note how they bent the frame to make the high-powered rifle into a pistol.

Today, I use my Thompson Center Contender (TC) Armor Alloy Pistol in 3030 caliber, a super powerful handgun that uses rifle bullets.

Pistol power is not always about the length of the barrel. Packing a pistol makes sense of you are tracking a mountain lion over hill and dale for 15 miles, with a pistol that has far less weight and just as deadly.

I did a ballistic test with my trusty Marlin 30/30 lever action game rifle with the high powered Thompson Contender (TC) pistol.

But recoil aside, you cannot deny that the Thompson centerfire is among the most powerful and accurate pistols in the whole world.

Check out this Thompson center power pistol hitting balloon at 300 yards:

See more notes here on the world's most powerful handgun

Monday, June 20, 2011

Never put a dilapatory on a woman's schnauzer!

A woman’s dog was having trouble with a spot on its fur.

The vet recommended that she use a dilapatory on its coat.

The woman went to the pharmacy and chose a dilapatory and brought it to the counter.

The pharmacist started going over the warnings:

If you use this on your legs, do not wean long pants for at least 48 hours. If you use this under your arms . . .

No, No, the woman interrupted.

It’s for my Schnauzer . . .

The pharmacist replies:

Oh! Well, then make sure that you don’t ride a bicycle for at least 48 hours

Never ride a bike after putting a dilapatory on your schnauzer

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Dog crap cleanup scooter

In Europe, people let their dogs crap anywhere they please, and this poor schmuck has to ride around all day, sucking-up dog poo:

Friday, June 17, 2011

Razor blade in Wal-Mart Ice Cream hurts woman

Product tampering or shoddy manufacturing, who knows, but another reason not to buy food that’s exposed to Walmartians:

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to keep deer out of your garden

I hard of a foolproof way to keep deer out of your garden.

Deer can eat your whole garden, and short of a six foot chain link fence, there is only one other foolproof for guaranteeing that deer cannot eat your backyard garden.
A fence won’t always stop a determined deer:

The best way to keep deer away from your garden is to use the B. F. Skinner operant condition approach as he mentions in the book “Walden Two”. It’s a simple aversion techniques that is guaranteed to keep deer away from your garden or backyard.
I hear that cats can chase off deer:

Deer love peanut butter

It’s well know that deer love peanut butter and they can smell it a mile away:
The best way to keep deer out of your garden is to follow these steps:

1 - Buy a few jars of cheapo peanut butter at the dollar store.

2 – Set-up an electric wire at 3-4 feet above the ground.

3 – Dip some rags in the peanut butter and tie it to the electrified fence.

The deer will be attracted to the peanut butter, start licking and find it to be a rather shocking experience.

The deer will quickly learn to avoid your garden.

Deer can even get into your pumpkin patch:

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Never use a too-small handgun!

The human body in incredibly resilient, and there have been cases where the police have failed to stop a crazed attacker even with nine shots!

The small “mouse guns” are often a bad idea because they may only server to further anger an attacker, and they do not have enough "whallop" to neutralize a determined attacker.

As evidence, you may remember this incident where a disgruntled client shoots his lawyer while the lawyer tries to hide behind a tree.

This video went viral because at one time or another, almost everybody has wanted to shoot a lawyer.

However, it’s not clear from the video, but the lawyer was hit several times, yet the small caliber of the gun did not do enough damage to incapacitate him.

A “pocket” moluse guns may not have enough power to stop an attacker

The news reports are full of stories about how criminals have won civil awards when the good guys get sued for using “excessive” force to stop a crook.

You can be sued for beating-up a robber as they attempt to flee from a bank robbery, and the “nanny states” have legislation that permits burglars to sue their victims whenever they get injured while breaking into their homes!

The height of this insanity is the legal concept of “excessive lethal force”, a case where a person is justified in shooting somebody who is threatening to kill them, but they can go to jail for homicide if they “double tap” a killer to protect themselves.

See my notes on the stupid laws against using excessive force against a violent criminal.

The take-away from this insane law on the excessive use of lethal force is that a citizen should use the most lethal gun that they can manage.

Some experts say that any home defense caliber is OK so long as it begins with a “4” (e.g. the .45 ACP, .44 Magnum), while others advocate using a 12 gauge shotgun for the best personal defense weapon.

Not all high caliber guns are unwieldy, and some, like the Kimber 45 caliber guns, are designed for reduced recoil so that even a 98 pound weakling can fire them:

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The origin of the phrase “getting pickled”

Admiral Horatio Nelson was as flamboyant as a peacock, but he is most famous for what happened to his corpse and how he was literally “pickled” in Brandy:

The origin of the term “getting pickled” for drinking too much originated when liquor was used to embalm Admiral Nelson, using a cask of Brandy.

Admiral Nelson: Pickled in Booze

After returning to Europe, Nelson was re-pickled in wine and buried in Ireland.

Tapping the Admiral

It’s true! After he died in the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, British Lord Nelson’s body was pickled in a barrel of Brandy.

It’s also true that when his body was re-pickled, the cask of run was no longer topped-off!

Evidently, some booze-thirsty sailors were “tapping the admiral”, drinking the Brandy that was pickling his corpse.

Before the British Navy openly allowed homos and the term “Tapping the Admiral” referred to anal sex, “tapping the Admiral” was a term used to describe a sailor who was drinking on duty . . .

In the English Navy, the term “Tapping the Admiral” has several meanings


Monday, June 13, 2011

I wish you enough . . .

Found on the Interweb - Author unknown . . .

Wise stuff . . . .


Recently I overheard a Father and daughter in their last moments together at the airport. They had announced the departure.

Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the Father said, 'I love you, and I wish you enough.'

The daughter replied, 'Dad, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Dad.'

They kissed and the daughter left. The Father walked over to the window where I was seated. Standing there I could see he wanted and needed to cry. I tried not to intrude on his privacy, but he welcomed me in by asking, 'Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?'

'Yes, I have,' I replied. 'Forgive me for asking, but why is this a forever good-bye?'..

'I am old, and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is - the next trip back will be for my funeral,' he said.

'When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, 'I wish you enough.' May I ask what that means?'

He began to smile. 'That's a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone...' He paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail, and he smiled even more. 'When we said, 'I wish you enough,' we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them.'

Then turning toward me, he shared the following as if he were reciting it from memory.

- I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright no matter how gray the day may appear.

- I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun even more.

- I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive and everlasting.

- I wish you enough pain so that even the smallest of joys in life may appear bigger.

- I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

- I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.

He then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them; but then an entire life to forget them.

* Only if you wish, send this to the people you will never forget and remember to send it back to the person who sent it to you. If you don't send it to anyone it may mean that you are in such a hurry that you have forgotten your friends.


To all my friends and loved ones, I WISH YOU ENOUGH.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fast food ads vs. reality!

This site is great! It is well researched, with great graphics.

What you see is NOT what you get:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Vultures over Aruba!

Aruba is normally a tropical paradise, and it's weird to see circling vultures over this pristine island.

Last summer there was a flood of turkey vultures in Aruba who flew-in from South America following the scent of carrion!

They say that the reason for the vulture invasion was the drought which caused over 100 feral donkeys to die from thirst.

It’s interesting that they would fly over the open ocean in pursuit of rotting flesh.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Amazing Watermelon Carving

Check out these great examples of watermelon carving.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Steep hills of San Francisco Photo!

A great perspective!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

A sextillion does not have anything to do with sex!

I always like big numbers and I remember when a trillion was an impossible big number.

They now say that there are 3 sextillion stars . . .

Zillions of galaxys

A sextillion is a mighty big number, too big for the human mind to comprhend:

100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000, better known as 3 sextillion

Monday, June 06, 2011

History of the hand cannon!

When most people think about a “hand cannon” they think about the old 44 magnum “Dirty Harry” pistols

But in ancient history there was a real hand canon, invented by the Chinese in the 12th Century and brought to Europe in the 14th Century.

This is a redneck hand cannon, a Browning 50 caliber machine gun, perfect for deer hunting:

Once in awhile something so totally cool comes out like this Dewalt hand cannon nail gun:

This Nail Gun by DeWALT looks just like an AR-15 and you can sit in your lawn chair and build a fence.

Speaking of hand cannons, check out this two gauge shotgun!

It has amazing take down power!

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gallium melts in your hand

Gallium melts at 85 degrees, making it a fun toy for Nerds:

Friday, June 03, 2011

How to keep a Christian from masturbating

From our friends a Landover Baptist forums, How to keep your teen from masturbating .

This parody is too funny, especially the peoduct:

Thursday, June 02, 2011

The perfect yacht

Via J-Walk

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Foiled Robbery!

Don't use a plastic bag as a disguise: