Friday, April 27, 2007

Wish I'd written that.

Exactly right.

I wouldn't put it past them to try to bring back the concept of the deodand, though. This is a society where people buy magic rocks to focus their spiritual energies, after all...

10 comments:

Zylogue said...

Fortunately, we live in a place where are free to buy those magic rocks. can you believe in some countries, the government decides what people are allowed to believe? Here in the U.S. it is only a group of short and narrow sighted members of our society deciding what I should or should not believe in. Good thing I'm a veteran, I proudly served to defend their right to try to tell me I am 'wrong' for my beliefs.

tkdkerry said...

I'm not one of those guys that names my weapons, but I made an exception for my FAL: "Deodand". Though derived from the Latin, I think it has a vaguely Norse ring to it.

triticale said...

It's not the magic rocks which focus spiritual energy; it's the vapor they exude when heated, and they bust lots of people around here for buying them.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

...America, where even the markers are magic!

BobG said...

They've already revived the deodand; what else would you call this ?

comatus said...

tkd, Something's special about a rifle name "Deodand" designed by a guy named "Dieudonne," ne c'est pas? Don't listen to Deodato, do you?

Deus X. Machina said...

The deodand is alive and as well as wergild: check any federal court RICO seizure notice and you'll see such cases as "United States vs. Twelve Thousand Dollars" or "United States vs. one Mossberg shotgun."

Ulises from CA said...

I wonder if "jury nullification" would apply here?

tkdkerry said...

Comatus - Didn't even think of that at the time, but I like it. No, I don't listen to Deodato. But I WAS listening to the Police yesterday.

( duh doo-doo-doo, duh da-da-da... )

Bonnie said...

bobg, that article is one of the funniest things I've read in a while. Thanks for posting that.

As far as this blog post goes, I kind of wish I'd written that, too. That's an extremely straightforward way to say what I've been using 10 paragraphs at a time to try to explain to people. Guns don't kill people...people use guns to kill people. SLIGHT difference there.