Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Blog Stuff: I weep for the future of America.

My participation on various internet gun boards has tapered off over the past year or two. Partly this is due to the time demands of my gig at Coal Creek Armory, but it has as much or more to do with the tediousness engendered by the very nature of the Errornet: ie. Anybody with a keyboard can offer an opinion. This is, in itself, good. However, they can then claim, with the full backing of all the Self-Esteem training they received in public school, that their opinion is as valuable as anybody else's. This is manifestly not good, as all opinions are not equal.


Check the first poster in this thread: He loves to crawl on his belly looking for deer, much like a recent presidential candidate. He has a custom rifle. It is a:
"modified kar98k/lee enfield/mosin nagant rifle (enfield bolt action, mosin nagants magazine system, and kar98k caliber and body)"
Riiiigght. Then again, who am I to criticize someone who was a sniper in the "Marine Core[sic]"?


Or take this thread at The High Road as a f'rinstance. Several posters attempt to share their opinions on the new MEUSOC pistol. A poster going by the handle of "Pat_Rogers" shows up, attempts to offer a few opinions of his own on the topic, and winds up leaving in disgust. As well he should have, since he wrote the specifications for the pistol in question.

I can empathize.



Newbie1: "What do you guys think of the BlastOMatic 2000?"

Tamara: "Well, the design seems like a good idea, but we've stopped stocking them after having to send eight of the last ten we sold back for warranty work. I'd recommend against buying one, or at least waiting to see if the pending recall solves the problems."

DeAtH aNgEl 007: "Dude, my older brother has one and they ROCK!"

RONIN DragonClaw: "I used one when I was in Force Recon. They issue them to all SOCOM units, but you'll never read about it in the press because it's Black Ops."

Old Cuss: "Heay newbie1! Come over to Blastomatic fan forums! Its' my new EZboard sight!"

DeAtH aNgEl 007: "Dude, all the clerks at my gun store are so stupid! They didn't even kno that BlastOMatic was coming out with a version of the 2000 in 9x25 Dillon! There's been a thread up about that at BlastOMatic Fan Forums for two days now! God! When are they going to hire somebody who knows anything!"

Newbie1: "So, y'all think it's a pretty good gun then? 'Cause I read your posts and ordered one."

Tamara: "Screw this."


And so it goes...

11 comments:

Josh said...

I may actually be stupider for reading that entire first thread...

Dr. StrangeGun said...

*sigh*.

But just think of it, if the government falls apart and we're down to anarchy, you really *can* just dispose of the stupid people :)

Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

Didn't you all just return from a successful deer hunt with your custom creation such as my GAU-8/A 30mm Gatling gun my granddaddy passed on to me. He had an extra one in the garage left over when he designed the A-10 Thunderbolt II for the Air Force. It is stocked with the finest English walnut. Us SF operators have no trouble crawling around on our bellies with a 620-pound, seven-barreled weapon. Since we often eat what we shoot, the HE rounds sear the meat particles so we don't have to gather wood and strike a match. I save the depleted-uranium AP rounds for elephant hunting and special missions such as that time I made a HALO drop into a remote region of Iran ...

BobG said...

Jeez, twin, I didn't know I was going to need my hip-waders in here today...LOL

Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

Just trying to cheer up Tam, bobg, at the cost of bandwidth. She's been toiling away selling all those guns at Coal Creek.

Marko said...

"Yeah, I was a snipe in the Nam. Fought in the battle of the God Dang Valley, near the Wee Shlong delta..."

Elmo's aphasiatic twin said...

Marko, I remember hearing about you. Used a heavily modified .55 inch Boys Anti Tank Rifle to sink VC barges on the Mekong River, didn't you?

Josh said...

So what is the general opinion of the BlastOMatic 2000?

A friend of my brothers had one and he had sights installed on the side so he could shoot homeboy style, and he says it the tops. Anybody else know anything?

Les said...

I hacked a BlastOMatic 2000 into HALO 2 and totally pwn3d the aliens.

Anonymous said...

"modified kar98k/lee enfield/mosin nagant rifle (enfield bolt action, mosin nagants magazine system, and kar98k caliber and body)"

So, where do I get one? And when I do, what do you do with the shoehorn?

-SayUncle

Gewehr98 said...

It's good to step away from the keyboard every now and then. I walked away from THR, ostensibly to make time getting my shit in one sock before I start my civilian career, but I just noticed the grass needs cutting, the reloading bench is a mess, etc.