Tuesday, April 27, 2010

You were warned.

I go on and on warning you people about the dangers of face-eating monkeys and nobody listens to me, and then what is this morning's headline on CNN.com?Didn't I say this would happen? Now maybe people will listen to me and Stephen Hawking about the killer space robots.

Quick! What gun for baboon?

19 comments:

Whitebread said...

Any intermediate rifle cartridge should do.

Ross said...

I'm thinking that this is going to spur a rise in the sales of the S&W Model 629 in S. A...

And word verification is rumunts which could be seen as a TRULY offensive question in S. A...

Tam said...

A regular customer at the first gun store I worked at was from South Africa.

My favorite story of his ended with "...and so he went out the back door in his bathrobe, flipped the AK to 'Afrikaner', and started hosing the baboons off his tennis court."

RobertM said...

M4orgery in 6.8 SPC.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

If you encounter any Boers

You really must not loot 'em!

And if you wish to leave these shores,

For pity's sake, DON'T SHOOT 'EM!!

Anonymous said...

"...and so he went out the back door in his bathrobe, flipped the AK to 'Afrikaner', and started hosing the baboons off his tennis court."

Oh Jebus, I think a random Boer just won the internets...

And what gun for baboon? Well, anything with a 'banana clip', obviously.

MJ

Joanna said...

And what gun for baboon? Well, anything with a 'banana clip', obviously.

You get 15 minutes in the time-out corner for that one, mister.

og said...

Capstick shot them with a 375. And then walking up on a dead one, discovered it's very alive mate was still there in the shadows. He used a 44 mag on THAT one at close range. Reading about it made me involuntarily shiver a bit.

reflectoscope said...

Joanna - if I nearly hosed my laptop with my breakfast when I read that, should I get the same?

Jim

Joanna said...

Jim: Nah. That's why he's in the time-out corner.

atlharp said...

My favorite story of his ended with "...and so he went out the back door in his bathrobe, flipped the AK to 'Afrikaner', and started hosing the baboons off his tennis court."



That is by the far the funniest thing I have heard all week.

What gun for Baboon? Old BAR in 30-06....Why? because you know it would be funny as hell spraying down baboons with a whip-it gun! Holla!

Paul said...

New Jovian: great movie. . .

wv: "blarag" : insulting someone on your blog. . .

Matt G said...

Anything that is truly sufficient for a man should uffice. I would like to have a green laser, to contrast well with red noses and arses.

D.W. Drang said...

I'm thinkin' Ma Deuce, in one of those remote control things the young people are using on the HMMWVs nowadays...

wv: mongshot. What shot for monkeys?

Anonymous said...

What gun for baboons?

Not fair, Tam...your S.African customer already cribbed you the definitive answer...

AK in Afrikaner mode!

AT

Rabbit said...

I once knew a gal out past Jefferson, TX who traveled with a small circus; she had an assortment of big cats, and a 3 year old baboon names Judy. Judy's best friend and constant companion was an American Staffordshire terrier, who was about 2 years old. The baboon would drag the poor dog around by the head, tail, ears, or anything she could latch onto. Gave that pit bull unmitigated hell, and the dog loved the attention. Eventually, she'd hop on the dog's back and ride him like a pony. Somewhere I've got pictures of that.

No, I never turned my back on the 'boon, but the dog was very friendly. I know which one I'd trust with a child.

I'd say a 12 gauge with 3-0 or 4-0 buck would do the trick.

theirritablearchitect said...

og has it with the nod toward a semi-auto, probably in something you'd care to whack a deer with, at the very least, considering that baboons are crazy strong for their size.

M14, FAL or G3 sounds good to me.

I mean, there is an army of them trolling the streets, right?

wrm said...

223 works fine, problem is the buggers are intelligent and learn to evaporate the moment you get the boomstick.

Have heard it told that they learn the difference between man with boomstick and man with broomstick very quickly.

Noah D said...

"...and so he went out the back door in his bathrobe, flipped the AK to 'Afrikaner', and started hosing the baboons off his tennis court."

And all we get is Knob Creek. Dang foreigners have all the fun.