Weekend Photo Caption Contest Fun and Games by Dan Zimmerman | Oct 17, 2014 | 73 comments facebook twitter linkedin email comments Tom in Oregon says: October 17, 2014 at 18:05 Now THIS, is a mom demanding action. And it’s clearly gun sense, as can be seen by the length of the belt. And two hands, two gats. Makes total gun sense… Reply Bigred2989 says: October 17, 2014 at 18:07 Dad gets a revolver, mom gets a machine gun. Does the daughter get a tank? Reply Al says: October 17, 2014 at 18:07 All right, boys. Will it be Russian Roulette, or American? Reply Scottlac says: October 17, 2014 at 18:10 Now, all you politicians back out the door nice and easy and no one gets hurt. Reply Scottlac says: October 17, 2014 at 18:17 “Shall NOT be infringed”! Reply Rick the Bear says: October 17, 2014 at 18:11 One of you is the father, and we’re going to find out who! Reply Ebenezer Bowman says: October 17, 2014 at 18:13 Because a restraining order is just a piece of paper. Reply Bryan says: October 17, 2014 at 18:17 So this is how liberal fund raisers started! Reply Sgt Frank says: October 17, 2014 at 18:19 “I said dinner is being served, now!” Reply JasonM says: October 17, 2014 at 18:22 Sally’s garter holster was very uncomfortable, but today she was glad she had used it. Reply neiowa says: October 17, 2014 at 18:24 Congressmen – shut down the air routes and close the damn border. NOW EBOLA in America – brought to you by Barack Hussein Obama and the democrat party Reply Ing says: October 17, 2014 at 18:30 Mrs. Vickers was not amused. Reply Don says: October 17, 2014 at 18:30 Ms. Vickers and her bodyguard testify in front of the 113th congressional committee on woman’s issues. Reply A-Rod says: October 17, 2014 at 18:34 Nick and Nora’s Thin Man became Nick and Nora’s Perferated Man. Reply Philip says: October 18, 2014 at 12:11 thats who I thought they were as well!caption: the poor woman had seen Monty Python and the Holy grail so many times that she cornered the dinner party and was demanding a”shrubbery”. The dinner party in turn, got “their largest scales” and determined she was a witch! Reply Jarhead1982 says: October 17, 2014 at 18:44 Now WHERE is that FREAKING CHOCOLATE! Reply Gunr says: October 17, 2014 at 18:45 So now are you going to take us seriously, do we get the part for Bonnie and Clyde? Reply mobtek says: October 17, 2014 at 18:46 Triggering! Reply Phil COV says: October 17, 2014 at 18:47 “Say ‘what’ again muthafu**a, I double-dog-dare you!” Reply Geoff PR says: October 18, 2014 at 14:42 What? Reply Another Robert says: October 17, 2014 at 18:51 Gentlemen, when Mrs. Charles says “White tie and tails only”, she means it! Reply AlleyF says: October 17, 2014 at 18:53 The woman the left forgot. Reply B Fitts says: October 17, 2014 at 18:57 No! You get in the kitchen and do the dishes! Reply jwm says: October 17, 2014 at 18:58 Mary’s idea of a super fast vasectomy clinic never really caught on. Reply whiskeytangofoxtrot says: October 17, 2014 at 19:12 Ok, ok, we take it back- “shoot like a girl” is a GOOD thing! Reply Paul53 says: October 17, 2014 at 19:20 Returning to Kansas from OZ left Dorothy with a slight case of PTSD. Reply bontai Joe says: October 21, 2014 at 15:49 Now that there is FUNNY!!!!! Reply Gregolas says: October 17, 2014 at 19:22 “God made men. Hiram Maxim made one equal to 50.” Reply Bob Smith says: October 17, 2014 at 19:30 Whatever else happens, we have got The Vickers gun and they have not. Hat tip the the old poem about a Maxim gun. Reply Michael Davis says: October 17, 2014 at 19:36 “Now Hillary…” Reply aaronw says: October 17, 2014 at 19:41 “Lady, calm down. You were hired to pose for the Maxim PHOTO shoot…” Reply Michael Calmes says: October 17, 2014 at 19:53 Hellooo Boyssss!!! Reply Logan says: October 17, 2014 at 20:06 The couples outfits blew everyone at the party away. Reply Royal Tony says: October 17, 2014 at 20:09 “No one leaves this party ’til someone fesses up to drinking my last bottle of Pliny.” Reply Werechicken says: October 17, 2014 at 20:39 “Entertainment Weekly has learned that Miramax wants to reboot James Cameron’s ‘Titanic,’ with a script rewrite by Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. Jack will be played by Jason Statham and Rose will be played by Rose McGowan. John Woo is in talks to direct, so expect the white doves of symbolism.” Reply neko says: October 17, 2014 at 20:40 Bureaucrats!!! Pew pew pew pew Reply JackieO says: October 17, 2014 at 20:46 OK baby, give’em the whole nine yards. Reply Bob says: October 17, 2014 at 21:25 Bravo! to someone who knows where that saying came from. All the bullets on the whole nine yards of machine gun belt. Reply A-Rod says: October 18, 2014 at 22:40 Wrong. You are seriously going to shoot 27 feet of ammo at someone? The expression ‘Whole Nine Yards’ predates belt fed machine guns. Let’s be logical about this…. 27 Feet or nine yards of ammo. How much would that weigh? How many rounds is that? Could you even shoot 27 feet of ammo and not melt the barrel? Reply JSF01 says: October 19, 2014 at 01:43 Umm, I am going to have to say it is you who are wrong unless you have have evidence of it actually predating machine guns. While I don’t actually have any belts to measure I can mathematically come up with a good approximation of how many rounds you would have in a 9 yard belt and it’s not really that much ammo. Now working with the assumption that most likely that the machine gun in question would most likely be .30-06, take 20 cartridges and line them up all touching each other and measure the length. I came up with 9.25 inches, though of course the belt would add space between the cartridges so let’s call it 10 inches. 9 Yards is 27 feet which is 324 inches, which gives you 32.4 ten inch segments. multiply 32.4 times 20 cartridges per segment gives you a total of only 648 cartridges. Even that high of a number is is pretty safe to say is an over estimate of how many cartridges are in 9 yards as it leaves the belt adding only .039 thousandth of an inch between cartridges, which is about the thickness of a credit card plus 2-3 sheets of paper. Now 500 rounds with out a belt fit in a standard ammo can like this http://olegvolk.net/gallery/technology/arms/ammo/PPU_30-06can_9727web.jpg.html?g2_imageViewsIndex=1 So it’s safe to say 650 rounds with a belt is manageable especially when you factor in early machine guns, and battlefield tactics. The tactics of the day still consisted of mass charges against enemy positions, with heavy machine guns which were often water cooled meant to be set up as fixed gun emplacements and provide suppressive fire and defending against enemy charges. That also answers you question on when you are going to shoot that much ammo at someone, when that some one is an enemy army using mass the mass charging tactics that were popular in the early days of machine guns, like what often happened in WWI. A water cooled machine gun I would also expect won’t melt the barrel after only 650 rounds of mostly continuous fire, not that it’s good for the barrel or the firearm itself, but when you have tens of thousands of enemy troops charging at you, it is acceptable to be a little heavy on the trigger. A-Rod says: October 19, 2014 at 07:49 Wikipedia and Google are your friends. I’ll let you do the research. Paul G. says: October 19, 2014 at 09:55 There are literally dozens of explanations for the term. The gun belt one, supposedly regarding the P-51 Mustang’s ammo load, is not likely as the original. Football and “fourth and long” definitely predate WWII. Paul53 says: October 17, 2014 at 20:52 A photo from “The TSA Museum” hand inscribed on the back by Vice President Cheney with “How I would have done it!” Reply CCDWGuy says: October 17, 2014 at 21:03 I asked for a MRAP and look what I got, it you politicians can’t get it right I’m going to use it on you!! Reply Jarhead1982 says: October 17, 2014 at 21:26 Next one of you schmo’s ask IS IT READY YET AND POW, RIGHT IN THE KISSER! Reply Bob says: October 17, 2014 at 21:28 Does that old thing still shoot? WHAT?! Sorry ma’am. I meant the machine gun, not you. Reply Gregolas says: October 18, 2014 at 12:25 Love it! Reply James in MO says: October 17, 2014 at 21:32 Quite the juxtaposition: “New York reload” next to “Reload?! We don’t need no stinkin’ reload!” Reply Tom Hazel says: October 17, 2014 at 21:52 I’m aimin’ at what you’s value the most. Now give it up or you’s lady friends ain’t gonna find dey gettin’ any more ‘sugah’ from ‘Sugar Daddy”. Reply Bruce Bogle says: October 17, 2014 at 21:54 Who says I don’t have control over my body??????? Reply Allen says: October 17, 2014 at 22:59 *We don’t want any damn magazines!* Reply sven79 says: October 17, 2014 at 23:04 I said don’t move, or I’ll shoot you in your “little friends.” Reply Kenneth Kish says: October 17, 2014 at 23:06 Annie, get your gun. Reply Geoff PR says: October 18, 2014 at 14:55 Annie got her gun… Reply Tumbles says: October 17, 2014 at 23:15 For the last time, where are your concealed carry permits?? Reply Bruce Bogle says: October 17, 2014 at 23:44 Another one: Who left the seat up? Reply jdb says: October 17, 2014 at 23:54 “When I said Darling had a machine gun, I wasn’t kidding around.” Reply Scott D. says: October 18, 2014 at 00:38 Go ahead. Do “Jazz Hands” one more time. It’s hilarious. Reply KCK says: October 18, 2014 at 03:12 Ha, men, there’s no water for the cooling jacket, she’ll never get us all before the barrel melts. Reply Javier says: October 18, 2014 at 07:58 The next man that says I can’t do something loses the family jewels. Reply Ebenezer Bowman says: October 18, 2014 at 08:13 Day 1: Women’s Lib UC Berkley Reply JR LORENCZ says: October 18, 2014 at 09:03 I said go home, the party is over, and I have a headache! Reply Mark says: October 18, 2014 at 09:25 “I bought her a sewing machine for our anniversary and she immediately traded it in for this. Do I have any reason to be worried?…” Reply Soccerchainsaw says: October 18, 2014 at 10:30 Pa, me & Tony’s getting hitched whether you like it or not, so start walking me down that isle NOW!!! Reply Anthon Noire says: October 18, 2014 at 10:49 Affirmative Action. I was reminded immediately of the scholarship ratio for men to women. Reply Gunr says: October 18, 2014 at 12:06 He might get a few of us with those revolvers, and she might get several of us until that twisted belt gets up to the loading port, then it’s all over for them. Reply Paul G. says: October 18, 2014 at 13:15 Dinners over….now I want to see everybody DANCE!! Reply mike oregon says: October 18, 2014 at 21:11 Now that I have your attention, lift the seat, aim, close lid, any questions? Reply dh34 says: October 18, 2014 at 22:42 Aim for the head! Reply Joseph B. Campbell says: October 18, 2014 at 22:51 “Now what do I do Miss Daisy?” Reply jesse bogan says: October 18, 2014 at 23:24 I have told you for the last time, I Don’t Want Any Help From The Government. Get Out Now. Reply GunTotinDem says: October 19, 2014 at 08:42 .380 my ass Reply pieslapper says: October 19, 2014 at 23:58 There is no overkill, only open fire and time to reload. Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.