Doc, it hurts when I do this!

July 27, 2009

Blog Guy, I heard there has been a huge recall of military weapons because of a safety defect. What can you tell us about this?

It’s true. It turns out if you open that little thingy on the side and stick your forefinger in there and then let the bolt slam against it enough times, your finger will turn purple, as shown by the victim in this photo.

But if you don’t do that, your finger will be fine?

Sure.

I see. What’s the worst thing that happens if you do this to your finger? Is it fatal?

No! But if you’re in one of those places where a purple finger means you’ve already voted, then the guys that do this to themselves could be disenfranchised.

Uh-huh. That sounds like Darwinism working just as it should…

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A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier keeps his finger with indelible ink near the trigger of his weapon after voting during a regional parliament election at a polling station in Baghdad, July 23, 2009. REUTERS/ Mohammed Ameen

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I shoot you,

You shoot me.

We’re the Iraqi military.

Posted by some guy who ain't Barney the dinosaur | Report as abusive

So he brought his assault rifle with him to cast his vote? Looks like we’ve found a soulmate for Catherine Crabill.