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Tuesday October 18, 2005
08:27 PM

Fighting the signs of aging

[ #27236 ]

What do you do when you turn 54 and start to feel old? Get yourself to a gun range, get a submachine gun and start firing rounds at a rate of $62,000/hour:

Fortunately, logistics proved no problem. This is America. By federal law, there must be a machine-gun firing range within a 10-minute Hummer drive of any major intersection.

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  • I hope I'm not the only person who expanded H&K to Heckler and Koch (without noticing the abbreviation) and didn't get the "named like that" thing until the example (the one that doesn't actually belong to a gun manufacturer).

    For the record, I know a lot about guns, but have never fired one.

    • The original (RTFA) article [washingtonpost.com] is worth a look, if only for the cartoon of Tweetie Bird locked-and-loaded, rockin'-and-rollin' on full auto. But it's also really a nice piece of ironic self-deprecation, mocking American "gun culture" while having a little guilty pleasure (and subsidized by writing the article!) -- which irony should be obvious from the title:subtitle "Spray It, Don't Say It / A guy's guide to communication" -- but written with light enough irony so that the macho guys may not notice and may en
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      Bill
      # I had a sig when sigs were cool
      use Sig;