News, but not the serious kind
I have you in my sights, wabbit!
Sometimes it seems to take real people way too long to catch up with Looney Tunes.
Below is a photo of some Israeli guy showing off a “corner shotgun,” which apparently lets you shoot the enemy around corners, without exposing yourself.
My sophisticated readers will remember this concept was first introduced in 1949, when Daffy Duck twisted Porky Pig’s shotgun barrel and Porky blew his own head off. I laugh just thinking about it.
Since then, elaborate corner gun variations have been used by Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn, Yosemite Sam and others.
If there is any justice in the world, the Israelis should be calling this the Daffy Gun. Plus, if the thing doesn’t say “BLAM!” and play the Looney Tunes theme song when you hit something with it, then I’m sure I don’t know what this world is coming to.
Above: Elmer Fudd and Foghorn Leghorn, from Looney Tunes
Below: Israeli official shows a corner shotgun to Indian soldiers at Yelahanka air force station on the outskirts of Bangalore, India, February 12, 2009. REUTERS/Indian Defence Ministry/ Handout