Tuesday, October 15, 2013

750 Yard Glare

After an awkwardly saccharine moment caught on video was leaked to the internet, Ambulance Driver attempts to tape the corner back onto his Man Card by eating a puppy sandwich (six inch on wheat, cheddar, light lettuce and mustard) and knocking over 750 yard targets with nothing but his steely gaze. And mind bullets.

(SO glad I brought the real camera on this trip. I walked around and took so many pictures of people shooting that I started to talk with a faint Russian accent by the end of Saturday...)

23 comments:

Alien said...

Don't you have to pay royalties to Oleg to do that?

Anonymous said...

"Now take off clothes and hold strange, old gun."

Shootin' Buddy

Mike_C said...

> glad I brought the real camera

Huh, me too. I went to the Topsfield Fair ("America's Oldest Agricultural Fair") yesterday with a meterless plain prism Nikon F and period-appropriate (non-AI) lenses.

The Fair was great. Families wandered around all the ag exhibits and displays, petted the animals, rode the carnival rides, ate junk food (I had my first ever deep-fried Twinkie) and generally seemed to be having a great time. The best was that children were overwhelmingly well behaved and spontaneously said things like "Please" and "Thank you" to exhibitors without being prompted. No one shrieked like it was feeding time at the monkey house. If a kid was blocking the way a parent would remind him or her to "Move and let other people go by, please" without undue worry about whether precious snowflake's self esteem might be irreparably damaged.

It was wonderfully refreshing to see people having a good time without acting like self-centered assholes. And no one was doing anything ironically. Just having fun. So long as we have people like that there's still hope for the US.

Only downside was no puppy sandwiches, but a man was selling "1/4-pound bacon on a stick" for five bucks. We saw a dude with four of them in his hand, eating off of all of them. Much as I like bacon, a whole pound at once seems a tad excessive.

Steve Skubinna said...

Ah but Mike, that was in flyover country. Ergo, not "real" Americans.

A pound of bacon in one hand? Okay, I'll bite, what was in the other hand? I'm guessing a pony keg.

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you brought the real camera too! Loving the pics.

Anonymous said...

Shooting Buddy,

I had the exact same thought.

Gerry

Phil said...

Kinda hard to use the video for black mail purposes now.

montieth said...

Alien, Tam isn't taking pictures of svelte women holding guns in various states of "unclothedness", so she's not specifically taking Oleg's Ricebowl.

Besides, who'd pay money for AD in a state of "unclothedness"?

GuardDuck said...

Ah come on, a puppy has mystical powers that overcomes any man card defenses. Says so in the fine print.

Tam said...

Kilted To Kick Cancer is coming up in only 321 days. I'm just sayin'.

Phil said...

Oh, man.
Thanks for that mental image.
Is there a complimentary mind bleach station nearby?

Uno Mas said...

Shot the RR Bar's Last Stand at Chimney Rock Cowboy Action Shoot this weekend. Unfortunately, it was with a camera.

Also unfortunately, I've got about 900+ exposures to cull, photochop, and post.

Here's the photos so far: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/32596366_9CGRvF

Scott J said...

From what I've seen I think I'd rather Oleg point the camera at you instead of the other way Around (no offense intended you or the mad Russian).

Meanwhile, over here East of Big Muddy I thought you might appreciate what I discovered today: my Pro Chrono is not, in fact, broken. I had managed to get the thing into metric mode.

Thought you might take some amusement in that.

Mike_C said...

Steve: the fair was in Massachusetts (!) but it did feel like I was back home in the Midwest. My guess is lots of infiltrators from Central and Western Mass and the Granite State. Oh. Bacon dude's other hand was empty, probably in preparation for that Fred Sanford-style chest grab indicating angina.

Uno Mas: Nice photos! Some truly excellent beards as well. I'm both inspired and a more than a little intimidated.

Old NFO said...

Fun times, and great memories through your pictures! Thank you!

roland said...

By this standard my man card will never survive puppy contact. I will snuggle and babytalk the hell out of some pupsters.

Ambulance Driver said...

It's all in how you work your moneymaker, baby.

Me, I like to start out nekkid, and have 'em pay me to put stuff back on.

Robin said...

LOL, AD.

Lergnom said...

A real camera? Who still processes film these days? I'd love to dust off the Mamiya-Sekor and run a roll or two near our newest park.

Stay safe

global village idiot said...

My 1953 Argus C-5 still takes real pickchers just like it did when Eisenhower was President.

gvi

Tam said...

Lergnom,

"A real camera? Who still processes film these days? I'd love to dust off the Mamiya-Sekor and run a roll or two near our newest park."

By 'real camera' in this case, I just meant an SLR.

Matt G said...

At campfire that night with a beer or two in him, Scribbler was working the Oleg impression really well. Pretty impressive, for a guy who, if I'm not mistaken, has never actually met the man. :)

Jennifer said...

I believe he met him at NRA in Houston. I know both of them were there.