May 20, 2008

another police weapons instructor shoots self

Sort of, the officer got damn lucky and just had the round go through his clothes. This time it was in Massachusetts.  I like how the pistol they use in the graphic isn't a Glock...of course its a British paper, so they and their readers probably don't know the difference.

So, what was he doing?  Of course,

Officials say the Glock handgun discharged while Maj. Donald Lamar was demonstrating to Bristol County deputy sheriffs how to safely holster the weapon.

B-b-b-but, the Brady Campaign says only police officers and government agents are smart enough to use firearms responsibly!  Anyway, he's been reassigned and his weapon taken until the Department reviews the situation.

Is it just me, or do a lot of these events seem to come from Glocks?  Yeah, I know a bajillion people have and handle them without incident every day, but every time we see a story of a cop shooting himself with his sidearm, it always seems to be with a Glock.  Maybe some of these police departments ought to look issue sidearms with an actual safety, because some of them seem to not be able to handle their Glocks safely.


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May 19, 2008

dewmocracy has failed

Anyone familiar with the DEWmocracy ad campaign?  It was an ad campaign that allowed you to choose flavors for a new Mountain Dew soda, vote and campaign for your flavor of choice.  There are three new flavors, and the winner of those three in the next vote will unveiled as the latest Mountain Dew product.  Mountain Dew and Pepsi have long been trying to branch out beyond the original Mountain Dew with limited success, and after my taste test, I feel confident in saying they won't have any success here either.

I saw three new sodas, I bought three new sodas, I figure I gotta try them, right?  So I bought three 20 oz. bottles. 

I opened the first of these sodas, the Mountain Dew Revolution.  Like Ron Paul's rEVOLution, Mountain Dew's Revolution is total crap, like Ron Paul's nasty mix of crazy conspiracy theorist and crazy paleocon crank, the Mountain Dew Revolution is a nasty mix of crappy berry-ish candy tasting badness with a nastier back note of cough syrup.  You'd have to be insane to like this crap, and even more insane to vote for it. 

Yeah, okay, my review of the Revolution is bad, but not nearly as bad as the soda itself.  The only way I can see this appealing to anyone is if they've developed a taste for the purple stuff and want that wonderful cough syrup flavor in a drink that won't make you high or kill you.

Next I tried the Mountain Dew Supernova.  If its a Supernova, its a supernova of cheap candy flavor.  You know when you were a little kid,  and you'd go out on Halloween and get candy that was like the crappy generic version of Runts?   They didn't have the fun shapes, they had kind of a chalky flavor and a really cheap tasting flavoring, and when you ate a bunch of them they kind of melded into an unappealing vaguely fruity flavor?  Yeah, its basically like a carbonated swig of that flavor. 

Last I tried the Mountain Dew Voltage.  To me, this basically tasted like Pepsi Blue, minus the aggressive cough syrup taste of Pepsi Blue.  It basically tasted like a soda version of every crappy blue-raspberry flavored thing in the world, so it was just a typical bad soda, which means I found it to be the least offensive of the three.

So they were all bad, but certainly not as bad as some other ones I've tried in the past, like Canada Dry Green Tea soda and Pepsi Jazz Caramel, the latter of which is about the nastiest carbonated beverage ever created.  I'll stick with Frozen Run.

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May 16, 2008

this is going to reach daikatana levels of suckage

This is an interview with one of the creators of Mortal Kombat, talking about their new project, which will put the MK universe together with DC Comics.  Which means Michael at IB will dig it because it'll have Batman, but its gonna suck beyond that.  Here's the thing, they're either removing fatalities or watering them down.  I'm sorry, but MK was a weak fighting platform to begin with, if you take away the gruesome fatalities, you basically take all the fun out of the game.  Yeah, it was a dying franchise, but they could have done done one last big hurrah, at least. 

Oh well...wonder what's going on in the Duke Nukem Forever front?

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May 09, 2008

hugh hefner wants miley cyrus to pose for playboy

Hey Mr. Hefner, why don't you have a seat over there?

Yes, I know Hefner said when she turns 18, but seriously, asking her that is just creepy as hell.

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