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Tuesday
Jun042013

Shotgun Basketball Trick Shots

I gave up on Top Shot about two seasons ago.  The host yelled his way through every competition and sounded similar to an irritated Jack Bauer.  Last season's winner hung out with some Alabama kids to make a pretty fun shotgun basketball trick shot video.  Lol, I guess Bass Pro Shops is still paying, because he was wearing that silly jersey the whole time. 

It looks like whipped cream and shaving cream cans make great targets!  Also, I was impressed at the amount of bugs flying all over the camera.

h/t TFB

Monday
Jun032013

Now You See Me: Reviewed

I love magic movies.  In my book nothing will really beat The Prestige, but I thought I'd check out Now You See Me this past weekend.  Check out the trailer and I'll get into the review.

Let me help set your expectations for this film...  It is a fun summer movie, but it is by no means life changing.  I think Hollywood has hit a point that they realize that a somewhat a workable script packed with a lot of big names will sell tickets.  This movie is a pure popcorn fun, summer movie with some decent action sequences. 

What I enjoyed about the film, is almost all the tricks "feel" real.  The "explanation fairy" in Now You See Me is Morgan Freedman who explains how each trick is done later on in the film.  Quite a few plant and pay offs, and almost all of them play out well later. The team of magicians is a really nice blend of style and personalities and Woody Harelson's mentalism (hypnosis type stuff) was probably my favorite. 

There are a few twists and turns that didn't play out all that well near the end.  I'll spare you the spoilers, but I feel like they tried to squeeze just a little too much out of the story.  There is an Interpol character who really does nothing the entire film, and her eventual arc felt very forced.  The rest of the film is quite entertaining, despite a few small CG hiccups and unrealistic fights.

So is this film worth a watch?  I enjoyed it, but it won't make my top ten list for the year.  If you like magic movies, I recommend a theater viewing, and if not maybe wait for this one on redbox.

Friday
May312013

NRA Interview: America's Pro Gun Youth

Remember that video of that 15 year old girl who eloquently spoke about gun control in Maryland?  Well, her name is Sarah Merkle and the NRA has done a great interview with her.  I really hope this girl gets a shooting scholarship.

h/t TTAG

Wednesday
May292013

Potential Bad News For California Gun Owners

I'm not sure if you've heard this breaking news, but California has problems.  Our legislators were convinced that making more laws would increase safety and prosperity and passed a bunch of bills to punish the law abiding tax paying citizens of the state.  The following bills passed, but are not laws yet:

SB 47 by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco: bans so-called "bullet buttons" used to get around existing laws banning detachable magazines

SB 53 by Sen. Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles: creates new state permits that require background checks for buyers of ammunition

SB 374 by Sen. Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento: bans detachable magazines in rifles

SB 396 by Sen. Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley: prohibits possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition

SB 567 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara: changes the definition of certain kinds of shotguns to make them assault weapons

SB 683 by Sen. Marty Block, D-San Diego: requires all gun buyers to take a firearm safety class and earn a safety certificate

SB 755 by Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis: increases the number of crimes - including drug addiction, chronic alcoholism and others - that result in a 10-year ban on being allowed to own a gun


Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitolalertlatest/2013/05/ca-senate-approves-8-bills-to-regulate-guns.html#storylink=cpy

I put the School House Rocks vid above as a reminder of how the whole process works.  These bills passing are definitely bad news, but not a guarantee of future laws.  I think that some of these bills could be law, but I also think that those regarding bullet buttons and detachable magazines will be damn near impossible to pass.  The laws surrounding what an "assault weapon" is defined as are already written so incredibly poorly and to further interpret or redefine these laws will only cause more problems for the legislature.  Past ammunition laws were deemed unconstitutional and I don't think they have a chance either.  Stay vigilant people, and be sure to contact your reps.  Rest assured, CALGUNS is fighting for our rights too.

h/t sacbee

Tuesday
May282013

Hide Yo Knife Hide Yo Pens

For a few years I had a Disneyland pass, and they have a strict no weapons policy.  It used be that if you got caught with a knife, you could take it out to your car or put it in a locker for the remainder of the day.  Things are different these days, and I hear they are confiscating blades.  Although Mickey has a security checkpoint, it pretty much consists of a "cast member" poking around purses and backpacks looking for bow staffs or something.  I learned that the knife clip was a dead give away so I would just tuck the knife in my pocket and be about my day.  Oddly enough, I always carry around a pen and usually the overweight, middle aged security guard would give me a second look and then realize it was just a gel pen.

In the spirit of easily disguising knives, The Mad Blacksmith has developed just a product.  It is basically a pen cap with a lanyard attached to it.  The lanyard attaches to the knife and can still be easily taken out of the pocket.  Back when I was hiding my blade it would get tangled in a mess of keys, bottle openers, and chap stick; this device provides easy retention in a sea of pocket clutter.  The "City Dweller Pen-Cap Lanyard System" is $14 via bladeHQ and comes in a few different colors and finishes.  As always, be sure to abide by your crappy local laws.

h/t JTT