Thursday, June 23, 2011

You've got to give him points for persistence...

Famed gunboard troll "okjoe", whose internet antics I've followed for... oh... more than ten years now, has taken to spamming the in-boxes of gunbloggers, apparently.

Okjoe is sorta the Dr. Nick Riviera of guns, having come up with a plastic gizmo that you glue to the side of your gun to rest your index finger on while you pull the trigger with your traffic digit. He will be happy to sell you this gizmo.

Now he has a new device: The Halo Sight. This is a plastic hair curler that you affix (and I quote) "with a strip of double sided adhesive tape" to the top of your Glock's slide. (You know, the part of the gun that moves back and forth so fast that sometimes the factory front sight will shear off and head for parts unknown...)

I predict that this will become popular with the kind of people who tape ziploc baggies of aquarium gravel to their $500 speaker cables.

25 comments:

perlhaqr said...

Wow. That speaker gravel link is awesome, because I totally can't tell if they're serious, or if they're just trying to relieve the burden of people with too much money and too little common sense.

Tam said...

Oh, I totally heart Machina Dynamica, because they are either the most poker-faced scam artists on the planet, or they are the most colorful and entertaining kind of crazy...

Anonymous said...

Ooooo Kkkkkkkk..........

I've seen stupid in the high end audiophile market with "oxygen free cables" and laughed at people that think they get better sound by spending ginormous sums on all manner of gold plated dodads but taping rocks to cables???

Well, PT Barnum said it best but I like Harry 'the Hat' Anderson's alteration, "A fool and his money should be parted as soon as possible."

Gmac

Murphy's Law said...

Posts like this make me miss Gunkid.
At least he's infamous enough to pop up on Google searches now.

BGMiller said...

There's a special sort of amusement in somebody quoting Harry Anderson about relieving fools of their money and then identifying themselves as GMAC.

BGM

og said...

Thre is one born every minute, and they collectively brought us all manner of wonderful things, like Obamacare. So do I feel bad that they're being fleeced? Not even a little teeny bit. God made them sheep, as Tuco says.

I do like the "You may want a professional gunsmith to install the Halo sight for you" it gives the gunsmith a chance to giggle at you as well.

WV: Congas. What OKjoe has after a meal of beenieweenie

Dave said...

Has he finally been kicked off all the gun forums, or is he just branching out?

I saw him posting on TTAG blog recently, still using the same worn out arguments. I think my favorite bit of lunacy from him was when he admitted on Gabe Suarez's forum a couple years ago to having no formal training and experience limited to going out plinking a few times a year. The WTF from the regulars was a thing of beauty.

Anonymous said...

Oh WOW!! Colored pebbles to improve system tuning! I wish we had this back when I was a radar tech in the Navy...just think what it could have done for our system! Could have improved out target detection twenty gajillion per cent! Made our counter measures so totally effective!

Wow...I hope the Russkies and Chinese haven't thought of this...or Iran...

cap'n chumbucket

Lweson said...

The pebbles in a bag is like the magnet around the fuel line to straighten out the fuel molecules to get better gas mileage

docjim505 said...

I thought you were kidding about the gravel. I should have realized: there really ARE people that stupid...

SpeakerTweaker said...

Wow. The Halo Sight is so far off radar that everyone is talking about the pebbles thing. Myself included;)

I've worked in audio since I was in college. I've seen the wonders of line array, digital amps, and multi-channel audio over fiber go from pipe dream to industry standard. Turns out, all I needed was a bag of %#$! pebbles. Heh.



tweaker

Woodman said...

All you have to do is sell a couple a month and you have your beer/bullets/date fund.

I really liked the new ultra tweeters... they emit sound above the 1ghz range to clear the air for the other speakers.

WV: Stermat. Where I buy all my sternos and sterno supplies.

CTone said...

OKJoe's website is hilarious. I especially love the combat wristlock hold on your handgun, just like in the movies. Holy smokes, that man wants to undo all advancements in shooting with his techniques and plastic doodads glued to the side of a gun. When you said it was a hair curler, it took me awhile to see that you weren't kidding. I almost missed it.

DirtCrashr said...

Pebble Power! Crystal Intuition! They certainly must listen to new-age music? Parallel Line purification is important to maintaining the genetic integrity of the electron stream, but for heaven's sake don't cross them!
An ultra pure Brahmin priest from a 1,000-year old line of pure-priests will visit to install the Blue Dots and cover them with white dots so they won't be noticed.
Yay!

global village idiot said...

Doggone it og, you beat me to it!

He even has the temerity to give it an acronym, HLS (oy!)

Honey, have you seen my hair curlers? The box is missing a couple...

"Must be that darn cat again!"

gvi

Anonymous said...

Well then, I guess I won't be sending you one of my tactical, rail-mounted cup-holders to evaluate...

Dann in Ohio

Mick Havoc said...

If you rub all of your cartridges with a magnet, they will fly straight to the target.
I read it on the Internet so it must be true.

Sigivald said...

Oh, I totally heart Machina Dynamica, because they are either the most poker-faced scam artists on the planet, or they are the most colorful and entertaining kind of crazy...

I read them as making fun of the scammers and/or lunatics.

Hilarity - and not really much different from things people have Sworn Really Work.

Anonymous said...

BGM - one word - "Chaff".

Gmac

Neutrino Cannon said...

"Luke, you switched off your targeting computer!"

"It's OK, I'm point shooting!"

Linoge said...

I made the mistake of responding to his email idiotically maligning the 1911 for not being compatible with his hair-brained shooting technique... that seems to have resulted in the, "Oooh, he cares!" category, and I have had to request to be removed from OKJOE's emailing list.

I mean, I get some crazy gos-se in my inbox, but strapping a hair curler to the top of a Glock pretty much takes the cake.

Windy Wilson said...

Brilliant Pebbles sounds like it should be some sort of super-secret space initiative. . .

And who knows; there might be enough iron in gasoline for that to make a difference, but just as all other extraordinary claims, I want extraordinary proof before I plunk down my hard-earned (and getting progressively harder to do so) money for comic book science. Further testing by someone (else) trustworthy is in order.
By some wierd and extraordinary coincidence, my verification word is Bulsh, which seems to be what these claims are after taxes truncate "it"

MSgt said...

I am the only person certified in this area to perform custom installation of the new "Halo" sight.

Since this custom work is so far out on the cutting edge, I will have to quote fees individually.

Please send me the firearm on which you would like the Halo sight installed, and I will contact you immediately and let you know the cost.

Respond within 24 hours for an additional 10% discount.

Woodman said...

MSgt,

I have several weapons in the mail right now for you to modify, however, due to some difficulties in Nigeria's post office with your address they will need $50 per weapon to release the packages. I expect you to add this amount to your invoice for services rendered.
In order to make this as painless as possible please post me your bank account number, SSN, mother's maiden name, and home address so I can facilitate the transfer of funds to release the packages.

Thanks you for your time,
Mbarka Mububu
Arms Director of Nigeria
MMububuArms@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

OK Wodman and MSgt, you almost owed me a new keyboard there.
LittleRed1