Category: Entertainment

P320 Entry: A Gun-Lover’s Intro to Anime and Manga

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By bigred2989

For a country with some of the strictest gun laws in the world, Japan’s people don’t seem to have a problem with its media showing gratuitous violence (and scantily clad high school girls) on a regular basis. Over the years many anime (cartoons for the layman) and manga (comics) have had stories and characters about gunslingers, cowboys, bounty hunters, mercenaries, and even the firearms themselves. Plenty of works exist to discuss aspects of war, with everything from the perspectives of solders on the battlefield to the political movements and operations of commanders and leaders . . .

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TTAG Hearts NRA Freestyle Media Lab

Is Dom Rasso’s neck bigger than my thigh? I think so maybe yes. But then my neck doesn’t need to be that big. I’m not taking head shots from experienced fighters or running around like my hair’s on fire. Actually, Dom doesn’t do the burning man thing. The SEAL assesses threats and reacts with carefully timed evasion and counter-attacks. Kinda like I do sitting at this damn desk all day, but in a physical way. OK, yes, I’m jealous. What a cool job: breaking down Hollywood action sequences, recreating them and explaining why the techniques do or don’t work. For you! I mean, who knew . . .

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Noir Episode 2: Have You Ever Looked at a Doorknob?

In my previous post on the debut of Noir, I compared the eponymous host with Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson. With Noir episode two, I’m changing my comparison. Colion Noir is the new Andy Rooney. For those of you younger than dirt, Andy Rooney was a commentator for CBS’ 60 Minutes. His segments were famous for their piercing glimpses into the obvious. Click here for a sample, or consider this, my humble attempt at a parody . . .

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OMG! Jay Z and Beyonce! With Guns! OMG!

Of all the guns-a-blazing, shoot-em-up movie trailers in the history of the cinema, Jay Z’s and Beyonce’s big budget effort is definitely among the most recent. While it’s undeniably star-studded and snazzily-produced, though, it’s really a non-movie trailer (hint: “coming never”), released yesterday to promote their upcoming ‘Run’ tour. But given all the vapors and pearl-clutching that followed other examples of ballistic prop usage, you have to think it’s only a matter of time before the disapproving tut-tuting and tsk-tsking begins in earnest, especially given their recent history of real-life violence. Who will be first to heap opprobrium on Mr. and Mrs. Carter for wanton gun glorification? Shannon? Dan Gross? Josh Sugarmann? The suspense is killing us.

The Script for the Video Colion Noir Should Have Done

Eric at Gunmart wrote a post [published by ammoland.com] providing “the long awaited, definitive list of what your carry ammo says about you.” Make the jump for the Cosmo-like run-down. Meanwhile, I’d just like to say that this is what everydaynodaysoff.com was going on about when he pined for a Colion Noir video with some of the commentator’s previous insightful humor. The gauntlet has been thrown, Mr. Noir . . .

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Gear Review: Speakeasy Briefs

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This wasn’t actually going to become a TTAG post, but I was inspired by our IGOTD winner, Dallas Archer, who chose to conceal an NAA Mini-Revolver in a very private place on in her person. Rewind one year — almost to the day — and a new company called Speakeasy Briefs is generating funding on Kickstarter for their boxer briefs with a hidden (assuming you’re wearing pants) pocket on the front. Ideal for stashing a flask, wallet, passport, rolled up sock, “protection.” Ah…protection. I’m fairly certain Speakeasy meant condoms, but when I think “protection” I think of the ballistic sort . . .

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Question of the Day: Do You Like Spotting Gun Errors in Movies?

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Last week I watched Killing Them Softly, which stars Brad Pitt as a hit man and it was about as enjoyable as some light water boarding. While I can’t get that hour-and-a-half of my life back, I did get a kick out of some firearms-related tidbits in the movie and one gun in particular absolutely cracked me up. Sometimes it’s annoying to recognize inconsistencies, mistakes, and Hollywood shortcuts, but sometimes it’s amusing. Right? . . .

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