The Gringo Pistolero

Andy Stanford performs “The Gringo Pistolero”

Seriously, this is some epic storytelling. Highly entertaining.

I learned about this during the Historical Handgun class.

I had no idea I was such a badass…

The joys of posting pictures on the Internet is sooner or later someone reuses them for their own purposes.

My friend Ed found this:

That’s a picture of me, shooting at KR Training. I do remember the picture, but I don’t recall the exact circumstances of it. (Updated: now I remember! I was T&E’ing a Wilson Combat Spec-Ops 9…)

I’m not going to link to the page in question (why give them the SEO and traffic?), but you can see it in the address bar of the screenshot. (Updated: while they aren’t hotlinking to the image, they did just download and reupload it with the original filename intact: “WilsonSpecOps-Hsoi.jpg”).

It’s someone reviewing/selling an eBook on how to shoot, and you can tell from the screenshot copy that it’s pretty badass…

Some of the other screenshots? They’re from video games. I will say I’m in good company tho, because they also have a shot of Mike Seeklander (taken from the Cheaper Than Dirt website).

Between me, Mike, and all those video games, the webpage is pretty convincing that this is a solid program. Apparently it has “has an impressive table of contents”. Also, “you are going to discover the tricks and techniques that wil help you own and sway the battle to be in your control so that you won’t have to fear anything that happens when you are schooling your opponents in the art of fighting like a soldier.”

Best of all?

“This book has the potential to help you become the best that there is. This is not a joke. Do not fear that it may be a scam as the author is an expert who knows what he is talking about and you can take his word for it.”

And you can take this website’s word for that. Much credible. Such authority.

I’m not going to get too bent out of shape over it (until I’m given reason to). I just find it funny. Sad, because someone probably did get parted with their money over this, but funny.

Cocks and Glocks – they CAN coexist

Brian Bensimon, [Students for Concealed Carry] director for the state of Texas, commented, “If carrying a phallus to class helps you express yourself, go for it. We welcome this demonstration that freedom of speech and concealed carry of handguns can coexist on the same campus.”

Today marked the first day of classes at the University of Texas, Austin. As well, today marked the official start of the “Cocks Not Glocks” protest of the recently enacted laws in Texas that permit some level of the carry of a concealed handgun by licensed adults. Apparently some 4000+ fake penises were handed out to whomever wanted them, to carry around campus in protest.

“Take it and come” was their tag line.

Frankly, the whole thing amuses me. I gotta admit it’s kinda clever.

Weird thing tho. That lawsuit brought by those 3 UT professors that claimed permitting guns on campus would stifle free speech? I think passing out 4000+ dildos – in apparent violation of University policy (civil disobedience!) – is pretty demonstrative that if anything the topic of “guns on campus” has generated a LOT of free speech and free expression. I see no stifling here; in fact, I see a lot of creativity!

And I must admit, the original premise of the movement has a solid point (which I think has gotten lost in the the hoopla). They were originally trying to make a point that something’s not right when University policy prohibits someone from bringing a big black (fake) cock on campus, but now Texas law permits one to bring a big black (real) gun on campus. And I agree with their point. The sad part is they don’t seem to see nor make effort towards trying to improve this supposedly progressive University’s puritanical policies.

If programming languages were weapons

If programming languages were weapons.

That brings my two worlds together. Funny stuff, and fairly accurate too. PHP was pretty funny, as was the C# one.

Here… smile at something

I’m tired from all the pain and negativity going around.

Facebook, Twitter, whatever — people are focusing on so much negative, anger, “you’re wrong”, “fuck you”, “this President’s an asshole”, “no YOU’RE an asshole!” and yes even snark is negative at its root. It’s sad to say this is how it is these days, but right now it’s far worse than usual.

So let’s try to lighten the mood and smile a bit.

Here’s an episode of “Saved By The Bell”, where Kelly gets a zit, and Zack both screws up yet saves the day and teaches us something more important about life and ourselves.

Hey, if I made you smile (even if you were groaning at me), then I did my job. 🙂

BTW, I think the video poster intentionally down-tuned the audio to avoid auto-detection mechanisms. Frankly, it makes the whole thing a bit funnier.

New home defense tactic

A burglar in Georgetown ran away with empty hands and an eyeful Wednesday night when he was confronted by a nude, pistol-packing homeowner.


“I have a tattoo of the grim reaper, my hair is sticking up all crazy and I’m naked,” said the homeowner, who asked that his name be withheld for safety reasons. “I’m not sure if (the burglar) was more afraid of me or the gun.”

Full story here.

So there you go. New home defense tactic. 😉


Country music vs. Heavy metal

The other day I was showing Oldest this video about “why country music was awful in 2013”

Watching this again, I realized there’s a key difference between country music and heavy metal.

With country music, it’s agrarian. Time is relative to when the moon comes up and the sun goes down.

With heavy metal, it’s technical and precise.

2 Minutes To Midnight

with “10 Seconds to Love” (NSFW)

Although sometimes it might be a little more vague, because we’re “Livin’ After Midnight”

or just waiting for the “Witching Hour”

Then there’s rap music.

Social media pro tip

If you’re going to tell me you can get me 20,000 or a million Twitter followers, but you only have a couple hundred… don’t be surprised if I don’t believe your sales pitch, boss.