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Steven Seagal Is: Back On TV! December 3, 2009

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I barely have time to watch television, which may be a good thing, since most of it sucks balls.

But between finding out Meredith Baxter enjoys playing for the other team and watching Steven Seagal as a police officer, my faith in humanity and awesomeness has been reaffirmed.

Scandis+Piano+Escalator=Awesome! October 12, 2009

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I have no idea what these filthy ice-humpers are saying, but this is awesome.

It’s All About The Music! August 18, 2009

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Seriously, this has to have some sort of scientific explanation, but I could care less about that. Just enjoy the show.

And Now For Your Viewing Pleasure, I Present To You An Eagle Taking On A Small Deer May 9, 2009

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Actually, it’s something called a Water Chevrotain, but you knew that already.

Some Blatant Homerism Here April 20, 2009

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One of the highlights every year in St. Louis for Opening Day is the parade of the players and the introduction of the living Hall of Famers. Sadly, the greatest Cardinal of them all, Stan Musial, is pushing 90, and has missed several recent events due to failing health. But he was at this year’s Opening Day, even though the weather was terrible, and as many people can sense, the opportunities to see him are diminishing by the day.

To me, this photo, courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Disptach’s Chris Lee, of Albert Pujols adjusting Mr. Musial’s collar is one of the most touching sports-related photos I have seen in a while. Yes, I know athletes are spoiled, self-centered, and difficult to deal with. But seeing one of the best players in the game today helping out one of the best players ever, is impressive.




A Question Of Stopping Power April 11, 2009

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Economics, Food, Handblogging, History, Humor, Man Laws, News, Personal Experiences, Science, Sex.
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I finally found the article VMAX sent to me and posted as a comment here a few months ago regarding stopping power. And it’s still a tall cold drink of awesome.

As for me, I’ll take a slow-moving .45 to a gun fight any day. I absolutely despise a 9mm for defensive situations (yes, they will eventually kill but often not quickly enough to prevent the BG from doing you in first)and a .380 as well. These are probably the two calibers I see most often on the autopsy table.

But then, I’ve seen most everything. I’ve seen a guy killed by a .416 Rigby, as well as a suicide to the head with a .44 Mag that didn’t penetrate the skull on the other side.

The long and short of it is that you just don’t know how ANY bullet will react to tissue and bone until you open them up and take a look. I’ve seen hardball fragment and hollowpoints act just like hardball. That said, shoot what you’re comfortable with and place your shots well whatever caliber you use.

The .357 is gloriously effective. It’s just that semi-autos are much more common than they used to be, so we see far more 9mm and .380 rounds on the autopsy table than we do the .38 and .357. Particularly among the gangbangers, the 9mm and .380 are the weapons of choice. The .357 is a wonderfully effective round for self-defense from what I’ve seen, but it’s rare that we get them in anymore.

Again, this is from experience that I’ve made my calls on what works and what doesn’t. I have no use for mouse guns like the .32, although it’s a lot better to have a mouse gun than nothing at all. Personally, I’ll never carry anything smaller than a .40 and prefer the .45. Day in and day out, results from the autopsy table show me that the .45 is the gun to have in a gun fight, provided you can shoot it well. If not, it’s better to have something you can shoot well, even if it’s a mouse gun, than something you can’t.

Yeah, tell me about it, Smitty. I spent most of my life in Knoxville, TN and absolutely loved it. But then, my job is working in the Medical Examiner’s Office, and, as you said, this is a target-rich environment. Having a job in an Atlanta morgue is job security at its best.

KRL, I’ll take slow and heavy to light and fast any day. What I want is a round that plows through bone and tissue and expends ALL of its energy in the body. That said, the 125-grain .357 is marvelously effective.

S/W-Lifer, You’re correct in what you’re thinking. Yes, the 9mm and .380 are the rounds I most often see on the autopsy table, but they’re also the rounds that usually require multiple hits to make the kill. The standing joke in the morgue is to guess the caliber by looking at the x-rays. If multiple rounds show up on the x-rays more often than not it’s a 9mm or .380 (or .32 or .25 or some mouse gun caliber). If only one round shows up, it could be an inordinately good hit with a .380 or 9mm, but more likely it’s a .40 or .45.

Yes, the .380 and 9mm will do the job, but usually multiple hits are required as opposed to single hits with a .40 or .45.

Is There Anything Engineers Can’t Do? January 19, 2009

Posted by Edward von Bear in Ducks, Entertainment, Food, Gardening, Handblogging, Heroes, Humor, Literature, Man Laws, Movies, Science.
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For when you don’t want to go out and play catch with your dog, just build something for the dog to use to entertain itself.