Obscure Object of Desire: Big Joe 5

Guy card check here. When someone asks you why you need a crossbow-speargun hybrid that person better not possess the Y-chromosome. “Killing Nazis” or “Killing Sentries” are good reasons along side “Cuz Cool”. For those of you who do not know, Big Joe 5 was a crossbow style weapon developed around WWII by the OSS […]

Nature’s Knives part 3: Spotted Hyena

When I was a kid, I sometimes overheard older guys talk about cars. Most of those conversations went in one ear and out the other. I mean they are all cars right? I did notice some differences like size, color, 2-door vs. 4-door etc. but I did not really care. When people look at a […]

The Weapons Of Stranger Things

*Warning spoilers for Stranger Things Seasons 1 & 2. The Netflix show Stranger Things is all the rage these days. It is fairly original while borrowing from several 80’s movie classics. What it surprisingly manages to be is very pro-empowerment and pro-weapon. Let me count the ways . . . Likable jock Steve Harrington wields […]

Happy Armistice Day

I will take “Veterans Day” if you prefer. I think in America, we have rounded a corner. There was a time in America (at least so I am told) that veterans were not treated with much respect. I think, for a while now, the general culture has been pro-vet. As a veteran, I am appreciative […]