If only we had a Second Amendment, Honey!

April 22, 2010

CHINA/

Quick quiz: The people in this photo are…

CHINA/a) Trying some of that new Extreme Couples Counseling

b) Preparing for their first day on one of those government Death Panels

c) Wondering why it’s mandatory to own a gun just because they ride a Harley

d) Filming a low-budget Chinese remake of the classic movie “Bonnie and Clyde”

e) Desperately looking for a way to discourage that annoying University of Wisconsin Alumni Association

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A man and woman hold handguns at an exhibit of weapons at the China International Exhibition on Police Equipment in Beijing April 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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I’m sorry, Spinster, e) is indeed the correct answer. The Alumni Association will now trace your e-mail address through this blog, find out who your boyfriend is, and get money out of him either the easy way, or the hard way.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

f) A hit squad going after Baz for his lack of eye candy for Shra and Egeria who are still sitting in the winter of their discontent.

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hey, why’d Bob quit smiling? I kinda liked that s**t-eating “gotcha sucker” grin.

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive

That woman is reacting exactly how I would. The “Ooohh this is a nice shiny piece of equipment!” reaction. Granted it’s only a .22 but hey, beggars can’t be choosers right?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Bethy, I can only take so much smiling. I’ve run through my quota for 2010, and now I’m back to the real Bob.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

That’s no .22. Looks like a .357. Snubnose .357 revolvers. Jeesh, is that outdated equipment. Why don’t they just use sticks and stones?

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Hey if that’s a .357 Doc all the better!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Darn. So many things to say about this one, but I had to censor myself…
Darn my politically incorrect mind. Darn it all to Heck!

Posted by AllThatJazz | Report as abusive

Bob – you know how I feel about gun blogs…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

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Funny you should say that unca … I would say that people with guns are big ass holes…

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

I wish I had one of those…. could have actually used it on someone I know…. sorry, I am yet to get into the Friday mood…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Of course, since USA is the world leader and has guns, the next world leader was bound to have guns everywhere.

Ok lets not get political here…

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

I wanted to learn how to shoot, but I can’t find anywhere in Dublin to learn!! No shooting ranges that I’ve been able to find.

Of course, that’s not something I tell just anybody. Imagine the panic! I mean, I’m prickly enough when I get frazzled at work!

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

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Since owning a firearm is not in my immediate future, I subsitute that by playing first-person shooters and paintball. All the reckelss abandon of getting to shoot my fellow man both virtually and in reality without all the hassle of the illegal activity of actually shooting my fellow man.

Besides, it’s so much more fun to be able to grab a beer with the guy I lit up with paint afterwards than have to explain to the cops why I killed him. I dunno, that’s just me.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

You know it may just be me, but wouldn’t have been a good idea for these folks to have finished reading the instructions BEFORE putting their finger on the trigger?
In that second photo, either the gun isn’t loaded or that lady is about to get the surprise of her life.

Posted by zeitgeist | Report as abusive

Popcorn, anyone? ~passes bucket around~ Cookies? Anyone have any milkduds? I will trade cookies for milkduds!

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

Who are you talking to, Unca? It almost reads as though you are addressing me, and yet I have never once indicated whether or not own a gun.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

If that popcorn has extra butter on it then give here please!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Dr. I’ll trade you some popcorn for one medidoughnut, what say you? Milkduds, on the contrary, I am not interested in. Could I make you fancy some nice swiss chocolate?

Posted by justM | Report as abusive