Oddly Enough Blog

News, but not the serious kind

Well, are you Daddy’s little helper today?

February 1, 2011

USA/

Blog Guy, you’ve done a great job of reporting on those Government Death Panels, but how about doing sort of a behind-the-scenes look at their job?

death panels this 320That’s a great idea. We sent a photographer to one of their branch offices, in Nevada, to watch them get ready for a busy day of putting folks out of their misery.

Now, this is fascinating, Blog Guy! You should do more human interest stuff like this.

Um, I can’t help noticing there is a kid with a gun in one of the pictures.

Right. It must have been “Take Your Children to Work Day,” so I guess some of the Death Panelists let the young ones tag along. You know, shoot a few people, have lunch at McDonald’s, shoot a few more people…

death panels zoo 320Well, it’s never too early to learn to help others, I suppose. One more question. What’s the deal with those animals in one of the photos?

I believe that’s their petting zoo.

Petting zoo? Those animals are dead! I have a good mind to complain! Give my name and address to the Death Panel, please!

Not to worry, I’m sure they already have it.

Join the Oddly Enough blog network

Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler

Top: Kathy Hansen tests a rifle scope at the Safari Club International Convention in Reno, Nevada, January 29, 2011.

Left: People try out rifle scopes at the convention.

Left: A view of the “Sensory Safari” truck at the convention.

REUTERS photos by Max Whittaker

More stuff from Oddly Enough

Comments

Sensory Safari????
Boy, they sure would think different if they ever went on a real one…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Nonsense safari.

Hey, Doc said he had just visited Vegas, said it was like Chucky Cheese. Do you think he secretly infiltrated the Death Panel offices?

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive
 

Government Death Panel Sniper Division. Mamma Grizzly can see you from her backyard and she’s a’taking you out!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Reminds me of the gun show in Jacksonville where I bought my 357 S&W Trooper Model. What a great gun!

Posted by T54 | Report as abusive
 

Well, you know how I feel about guns, Bob…Incidentally, my husband is buying me a pink .38 Special for our anniversary. Yeehaw homey. ;)

Posted by justK | Report as abusive
 

Pink? Jeez, I guess that’s what makes it a special…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Anybody who takes an M-16 with ACOG on safari deserves what they get.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Yeah @Spin, you may be my fantasy girl, but try to hold on loosely so I don’t get caught up in you and can put you back where you belong, because you know how us wild-eyed southern boys can be.

That’s my hometown band.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive
 

Emm…. I like knives better… Hunting knives… Aweeeesome!!!
Better yet, Samurai swords!!!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

@Shra – I would have thought that broadswords, in particular a Claymore, would be more your thing.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

You mean the M18 anti-personnel mine? I saw one of those in basic training. Scary stuff….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

ooooohh!!! Yesss!! Broadswords too!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

I have myself a replica Zatoichi cane sword. Battle ready, just gotta close my eyes to use it. :p

Mr. B. did you see it go boom also?

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

I don’t think so, pilot, but just the thought of it takes me back to the nightmare that was Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

So you got rid of the .95 caliber derringer?

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

I guess it would be, Unca, not to mention all those bowling ball bags hanging off your bandolier…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive
 

Make ‘em red and call ‘em cherry bombs.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive
 

Make ‘em soapy and call them bath bombs

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive
 

fill ‘em with rasperry jelly & call them Zingers

mmmmmm…Zingers.

Posted by GeorgiaPeach | Report as abusive
 

Most of my weaponry is for cooking. Honest.

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

I need more ammo in the kitchen…. I love buying ammo… for the kitchen…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive
 

Post Your Comment

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/