Just pull the trigger – aiming is overrated!

July 26, 2008

militant-nigeria-crop-160.jpgTop Secret Memo: For 4,000 years, armies have worked to look fierce and frightening, for that extra psychological edge over the enemy in combat. The Spartans, the Vikings, the Goths…

After years of studying intimidation, we are ready to unveil our soldier of the future.

Note how he waves his fully-loaded assault weapon without even looking. Note how his eyes are covered with a ski cap, so you don’t know WHAT he’s going to shoot at. And note that he is smoking a jumbo joint the size of a Churchill cigar! 

Gentlemen, meet the new Spartan. You don’t want to be HIS enemy. Oh, and you sure don’t want to be the cashier at the first ice cream and cookie snack shop he comes to.

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militant-nigeria-360.jpgA militant holds his AK47 rifle as he smokes marijuana in the creeks of Nigeria’s volatile oil-rich Niger Delta in this July 18, 2008 picture. REUTERS/ George Esiri

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Love the rust on the AK!

Posted by Sammy O’Grady | Report as abusive

“I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir.”
-Full Metal Jacket

Posted by Bandage | Report as abusive

I looked at this and thought of the Cosby kid in the Fat Albert cartoons who always had the hat pulled low over his face. Big difference was, the cartoon guy had eye holes cut in the hat. Anyway, I looked at this and thought, wow, the Cosby kid has gone over to the dark side, figuratively and literally…

Posted by Dee T | Report as abusive

Dumb Donald was never the same after he stopped hanging with the rest of the Cosby Kids.

Posted by Krista | Report as abusive

What a war lord…I am the owner of an AK-47, and happen to know that at least hes using it properly…Gun safety starts when you put ur safety on….Props crazy black man!

Posted by John | Report as abusive

John, did you mean his secondary safety? Because you’ll notice his primary safety is also engaged… finger outside the trigger guard! :)

Posted by bbeckley14 | Report as abusive

This warlord tight!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Samuel | Report as abusive