Your Evening Laugh…

Admit it, you laughed!

Today’s Word of the Day – Ineptocracy

Ineptocracy,  (in-ep-toc’-ra-cy), noun

  1.  a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sample Usage:

With more and more people being reliant on social programs, ineptocracy is taking hold and will not let go.

Honestly I was both laughing and crying as I discovered that and read the definition.  Sadly that word is quite accurate at describing the current state of affairs in the country.

Living the Dream…

So it appears that some Marine got to do something so many of us only get to dream about doing.

Getting to tell Barbra Streisand and her husband to basically F’ Off not just once, but twiceHow can you get any better than that?  I’m sure there are ways but that ranks right up there.

Marine, where ever you are, stand proud.  The only way that could have gotten better is to also ask her to stop singing for the sake of humanity.

h/t Old NFO

Today’s Zombie Educational Video

Glove and Boot’s is down right hilarious.  Don’t believe me, here’s their PSA on Vertical Video Syndrome.

Remember, say no to vertical videos.  And if you see a zombie, shoot them in the face!

Shooting Like A Girl…

So I was browsing through footage from Boomershoot 2012 and there was a couple clips I had intended to use but forgot about.  You see when Anette heard there was a rifle caliber pistol, she looked all giddy when I told her that.  Then we warned her about all the things that could possibly go wrong, most importantly making sure you provide correct eye relief before the shot. 

Below is the video of Anette and Shelly teaching us how to shoot like a girl.

Yes, Anette squealed like a little girl and Shelly just turned around and rocked it like a boss.  Now in Anette’s defense, she hadn’t seen that pistol fired every.  She didn’t know really what to expect other than what we warned her about.  Well when you’re warned about it flying back punching people in the face, you get a bit apprehensive.   Shelly got the benefit of watching Anette shoot it so she knew exactly what to expect.  Never the less, it was fun for everyone there, even Anette!

At the end was my new production clip I’m going to put at the end of every video I do.  That was my first venture into the world of After Effects and over time I may add more but that was 100% done in house.  I recorded the sound and edited it, did the 3D animation, and did the effect for the writing.  The animation was the hardest part because for some reason my render would break about a quarter of the way through.  Finally I did it in a bunch of stills and then condensed it into a clip.  Also of note, creating models in Solidworks is much easier than Blender.  Honestly I think blender has to be the most counter intuitive UI I have ever encountered.  When you’re excuse is, you haven’t learned it, you’re doing it wrong.  It doesn’t even lend itself to playing to figure it out, that’s a freaking clue!

A Little Bit of History

So I always had an idea of where the term Mall-Ninja came from.  I just never fully understood why the Mistress of Snark would always refer to them and “Food Court Team Six“.  While one can easily draw the conclusions necceassary for the snark to still be hilarious, the history allows it to be even more so.

Here is a small glimmer into an awesome piece of history that thoroughly explains the Mall-Ninja meme.  I must warn you though, do not drink liquids while sitting at your computer while reading this.  I will not be held liable for any damages that may occur.

It’s okay for me to talk about my job, as long as I’m not specific. I am the Sergeant of a three-man Rapid Tactical Force at one of America’s largest indoor retail shopping areas. [And here the myth begins”] Although there are typically between fifteen and twenty normal security officers working the beat there, we decided a while ago that it would be best to have a specilized force for violent individuals. We use modified electric vehicles and can be anywhere on a given floor within eight and a half minutes.Naturally, the regular security people are unarmed. We “RTFers”, by arrangement with the local police, carry high-strength OC spray and batons. If we have a full tactical alert and permission from the local LEOs we also have a Mossberg 500 with less-lethal rounds and two K-frame Smith .38s loaded with 158gr. LRN.Basically, the situation is that we get the call, we lock up the situation, put everything five by five, and cordon the area until the local authorities arrive. We’re cops, we just don’t get the glory.

The amount of facepalming that can occur while reading that is epic as well.

h/t David at RNS

That’s Racist…

Obviously according to our opponents this man is a racist.

Also came across this one via Joe.