OK this is Just Cool!

Love these over-thought videos!!!

Stick around for the end, it has a VERY interesting twist!

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Tonight SO MUCH SQUIRREL!!!

As I type this we are coming up with more and more topics to talk about tonight! We can’t possibly get to them all!

Still a few big ones will be the new faces in the Presidential Race, Texas Weather, Gloating over Blogging being dead, and THE iSWATCH!!!!!

All this and more!!! So I’m sure you’ll have lots to talk about, so don’t just sit there, at 9pm EST join the discussion by calling in! 214-530-0036

IT’S THE SQUIRREL REPORT!!

Sqrpt Squirrel 1

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Handgun Radio: The Southern Maine Meetup!

So it Happened last weekend Ryan and I were both in Southern Maine at the same time!

So what do any two gun-loving guys with a few hours to kill do in Southern Maine? We peruse the gun library at Cabelas!

And since we’re gun podcasters we made a show of it!

So yeah, we saw some REALLY cool guns, and had fun chatting in person for once!

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Another Sign the Antis Are Losing

So Red Letter Media is a cool youtube channel. They do a show called “Best of the Worst” where they watch strange VHS tapes, often 20+ years old and debate which is the best and which is the worst.

This week they watched a 90s era Eddie Eagle video

What really interests me is they aren’t gun guys, and have a little bit of anti-NRA banter that reminds me of how I felt about the NRA back when I was anti-gun. Since gun control sounded good on paper, and I knew the NRA was opposed to the stuff, and I had never ACTUALLY heard or read any NRA media, I assumed they were evil, paranoid, and blood-thirsty.

So all that and we still have this.

Yep the “Gun Death” argument. “Are guns THAT big a problem??” Nope, they aren’t. They did miss the point that it was to make sure kids are safe under the worst circumstances of guns, which is some person accidentally (or foolheartedly) leaving a loaded gun around children without supervision.

Man the antis are doing a TERRIBLE job!

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State of the Blog

You may have notice that I’ve missed a few “Gun Death?” Files entries, this is not for lack of materiel (I could probably do close to a year of posts just from the backlog in my email), but from lack of motivation.

Life has gotten quite hectic as of late, so I have given myself permission to break the cardinal rule of blogging: “Post something every day”, and a rule I’ve had for years on this blog “Make sure one of those things is a ‘Gun Death’ Story!”

I’ve been taxed for time, and honestly I haven’t been proud of my coverage of the latest stories listed, and due to my lack of time and desire my blog has become what I hoped it wouldn’t become the “Gun Death” blog.

Note I AM NOT CLOSING MY BLOG! I am rather proud of my little corner of the internet, and I want to keep it. Also nothing has changed with ME, I still get pissed at the same things, amused by the same things, and have a desire to share it with others. Also I’ve really gotten deep into podcasting, and I enjoy using this blog as a way to promote the various shows I’m involved with.

Essentially I’m changing nothing but the frequency that things happen here. I’m not sure if I can continue the serialized nature of the “Gun Death?” Files, but I will continue to add stories as I see fit.

That last part pains me the most over what is almost exactly 5 years I have amassed 1,859 stories under that topic heading. While there has been a non-trivial amount of work in penning every one of those posts, I couldn’t have done it without the help of my readers who share credit in the Hat Tip at the end of damn near every single one. I’m really upset that I have so many stories just sitting in my inbox, marked and ready to go that I may not use. That isn’t right or fair, and for that I apologize to all who have submitted a story past or present.

Things will settle down eventually, and possibly then I will indeed be spending hours and hours here at my keyboard banging away at news stories, oddities, and biological stories….or maybe I’ll just get this blog burned to disk and let it collect dust in a drawer somewhere as the URL returns to the aether.

I doubt the latter, but if you notice the blog is awfully dark, I’m OK, and everybody else is OK, I’m just doing other things, and will again return when my hobby looks more like a hobby and less like work!

-Weer’d

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 40

Time for another great show! Show notes here.

We also have special guest Bob Owens talking about his opinion that police officers should not use Glock.

Haven’t listened to it yet, I can’t wait to hear what he, and all the other members have to say!

Join in!

GBVC Sink

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“Gun Death” Camel Farm

Not this kind of Camel:

The REAL kind:

A “large aggressive” camel trampled to death two people at a farm in Texas, according to law enforcement authorities.

Deputies from the Wichita Falls Sheriff’s Office arrived at the Camel Kisses Camel Farm Saturday afternoon and found a very aggressive camel with blood on his chest and on his mouth.

…”A large aggressive camel was in the area as well, and it took deputies several minutes to move it to another location,” Wichita County Sheriff David Duke said in a news release. It appears that both victims were trampled by the camel.”

Be it an aggressive Camel, or a pack of smokes, neither are “Gun Death”

H/T Bob

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“Gun Death” Bad Beer

No we’re not talking Heineken!

But poorly brewed home-brew:

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Health authorities in Mozambique say 52 people have died after drinking a contaminated traditional beer.

…UPDATE: The Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon that the death toll had risen to 56 in the case of poisoned funeral beer in the southern African nation of Mozambique.

The AP also noted that the woman who brewed the traditional millet beer was among the dead; funeral-goers suspect that the beer was poisoned with crocodile bile while attendees were at the cemetery.

Insane, but I guess it’s not big deal so long as nobody was shot!

H/T Bob

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Interesting Variation of the Daiquiri

I can’t remember if I said this here, but I don’t like to use simple syrup in cocktails because I see it as “empty calories”. It just makes the drink sweeter, it doesn’t add flavor or character. maybe if you made your syrup from raw sugar to make a darker syrup it might cross into character, as with other things like honey or agave nectar. I personally use triple sec because it pairs very well with the lime juice, still this pineapple syrup sounds like a killer mix.

I actually prefer to use a cherry just because I would rather have that sweet and bitter flavor, over just more citrus.

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“Gun Death” Jeep

To Quote Enzo Ferrari: “Jeep is America’s only real sports car.” But does anybody really NEED one?

25-year-old woman was killed Saturday when the Jeep in which she was riding went out of control on a steep hillside near Santa Clarita and rolled over as it plunged 1,500 feet to the bottom of a ravine, the California Highway Patrol said.

They were attempting some technical driving for the sheer sport of it…and somebody lost their life.

IF IT COULD SAVE JUST ONE LIFE!!11!! Did you know that 120% of all Americans support laws banning Jeeps?

Of course antis wouldn’t want me coming for their cars…because it’s THEIR cars!

H/T Whipped Cream Difficulties

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