monday search term safari XLI.

both sides of a million dollar bill

There is no legal U.S. tender in that denomination…yet.

self powered snowblower

Most snowblowers are self-propelled.  This is handy, because not everyone is a  linebacker who can wrestle three hundred pounds of machinery up and down a sloped driveway.

calvin religion stickers

The stickers where Calvin (or a slightly altered version of him) kneels in front of a cross in prayer?  Those are intellectual theft.  Bill Watterson never authorized Calvin & Hobbes for merchandising.  I think there are better ways to showcase your faith than by committing theft.  (I’m pretty sure there’s a commandment that says “Thou Shalt Not Steal”…)

flight simulator x samsung nc10

The NC10 has the rather underwhelming Intel GMA950 graphics chip in it.  FS X will not run very well.  FS2004 runs okay at medium detail settings, but 2004 requires a CD-ROM in the drive, and the NC10 doesn’t have a built-in optical drive.  (You can probably find a “No CD” patch online somewhere.)

dillon 550 too much bell

Just give the powder die a few nudges with the die wrench to adjust the bell on the case. 

how to send a file to a neo

You’ll have to use the Alphasmart Manager to send stuff back to the Neo.  If you don’t have the Alphasmart CD, you can download the AS Manager here.

best jframe for personal carry

That’s pretty subjective, but I personally prefer the “Airlite” J-frames with the alloy frames.  To me, the J is best carried in a pocket, and that calls for a lightweight gun.  If you’re going to stick it on your belt, you can go for a steel-framed version.  I’ve always figured that if I wear a J-frame on my belt, I might as well be toting a K- or L-frame in the same spot.

(My favorite J-frame is the Model 642.)

canned haggis

There’s precisely one reliable source for canned haggis in these here United States, and that’s Caledonian Kitchen.  That reminds me that I need to place a new order with them…we’re totally out of haggis, which is simply uncivilized.  (Anyone wishing to mouth off about the nastiness of haggis, please hold your heretic tongues.)

little gays

That was a concept I put in front of Disney Channel for a new cartoon, but for some reason they wouldn’t go for it.

guns are impersonal knives are more intimate

Well, if you want to have a close and meaningful relationship with your attacker, then you should probably forego the gun and carry a knife.  Me, I want a self-defense event to be as impersonal as possible.  Click, boom, cleanup in Aisle Five.  Nothing personal, no hard feelings–just rejecting an unacceptably termed business proposition.

when is a sword superior to a gun?

When you’re eighteen, you’re living in your parents’ garage on a steady diet of pizza and Cheetos, and your paycheck at the Burger King is enough for one of those swords from the late-night blade show, but not enough for the handgun you’re not allowed to buy yet, anyway.  (You’ll come up with a million reasons why the sword is better than the gun anyway, and you’ll waste no time going online and sharing your expertise on every martial arts and gun board on the Internet.)

 

That’s it for this Monday, folks!  Make sure you tune in again next week for another Search Term Safari, where we take zebra-striped mopeds through the wilderness of my Blog Stats page.

15 thoughts on “monday search term safari XLI.

  1. BobG says:

    “when is a sword superior to a gun?”

    When you’re out of ammo, or the gun breaks. Not until then.

  2. Kristopher says:

    Nope, BobG. Think “New York Reload”.

    A second gun is better than a sword in that situation.

  3. Chris C. says:

    I was looking at the 642, when I came across a used 340SC for only $100 more than the prices I was seeing for the 642. Good pocket gun.

  4. Paul says:

    In “Glory Road” Heinlein had the main character (Oscar) give a little riff about why a sword was better than a gun. This was nice but it’s only true in science fiction. Heinlein was a fencer in college and missed it, I think. I’ve been a competitive fencer for thirty years, but I carry a 1911 for unavoidable social encounters. Much easier to conceal IWB. Safer, too.

  5. Rick R says:

    Isn’t a “Self-powered snow blower” called a shovel???

  6. What’s that old saying about knife fights? The loser goes to the morgue, and the winner goes to the hospital. I’m good with not going to the hospital.

    And a sword vs a gun? Dude, watch Raiders of the Lost Arc, you’ll get your answer.

  7. jimbob86 says:

    “Click, boom, cleanup in Aisle Five. ”

    You forgot a boom in there……… as in :

    “Click, boom-boom, cleanup in Aisle Five.”

    Two amidships, observe for effect. If two to CoM did not solve the problem, assume body armor is in use…….. adjust point of aim accordingly (see mozambique drill).

  8. […] comments on his Search Term Safari, to the term “Guns are impersonal and knives are more intimate”: Well, if you want to […]

  9. […] Quote of the Day – Impersonal Edition Well, if you want to have a close and meaningful relationship with your attacker, then you should probably forego the gun and carry a knife.  Me, I want a self-defense event to be as impersonal as possible.  Click, boom, cleanup in Aisle Five. Nothing personal, no hard feelings–just rejecting an unacceptably termed business proposition. – Marko […]

  10. El Capitan says:

    “when is a sword superior to a gun?”

    Zombie fight.

  11. Avenger29 says:

    Holy crap, I’m suprised…

    Except for the last three…the terms aren’t mindblowingly stupid…

    The first one just wants to be ready to start counterfeiting when the time comes so they’ll be ahead of the game.

  12. ravenshrike says:

    When is a sword better than a gun?

    When you’ve practiced Iaido for 30 years and are three feet away from your opponent with neither of your weapons drawn. Sooo, basically never.

  13. Kristopher says:

    Ravenshrike: Correct. Those little old japanese gentlemen need to be shot sometime before they get within 7 yards of you.

    6 yards, and you are a dead man.

    ( I’ve done both Iado and Kendo … those guest instructors that occasionally visit scare the snot out of me. )

  14. Y.T. says:

    When? If all you have is a .22, and the other guy is head to toe in kevlar, with some kind of face armor. Kevlar doesn’t stop swords, or so I’ve heard. Though crossbow would be better than the sword….

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