- It's Photoshop Phriday.
You got your video game mixed up in my movie...part 2.
- The best night of SciFi starts up again tonight!
- Irish villagers stumbled upon archaeological treasure when they decided to clean up an old graveyard.
It took 12 men nearly two years working at night and at weekends, in all four seasons to clear up Mother Nature's mess. She rewarded them in full.Round-Up is your friend.
- Study Wants to Help Teen Moms Lose Weight.
I have three possible solutions (and one is free): Condoms, vibrators, or keep your damn legs closed.
- Movie studios stumble through a tough year.
Hmmm, you think it may be product related? Nah, couldn't be. Must be pirates.
- $175/lb for Mongoose shit coffee.
What if I think it already tastes like shit?
- The new Dodge Challenger.
This is a retro style I can get into! Thanks for the update MWF.
- Man shooots himself while using bathroom.
"Perhaps, our mothers never explained to us that it was not a good idea to play with handguns whilst using the restroom. But then again, maybe that was supposed to be a given," the Mounties said in a press release.Don't play with that, it might go off takes on such a bigger meaning...
- Oh crap, Ken and Angelia are at it with lists. Well, here goes.
List all unessential items sitting on your desk at the moment:
- A caller ID box that isn't hooked up
- A menu for Wok-N-Roll
- A set of allen wrenches
- A whole lot of twist-ties (incase there is a freshness emergency)
- A few screws and bolts
- A Homestarrunner temporary tatoo
- A PS2 (unhooked from old machine, not going onto new machine)
- A whole set of WW2 minatures from 21st Century Toys
- A Ghost Widow hero-clix figure
- A wide assortment of knives, but I don't think they are unessential
Sniper shot that took out an insurgent killer from three quarters of a mile
Gazing through the telescopic sight of his M24 rifle, Staff Sgt Jim Gilliland, leader of Shadow sniper team, fixed his eye on the Iraqi insurgent who had just killed an American soldier.
His quarry stood nonchalantly in the fourth-floor bay window of a hospital in battle-torn Ramadi, still clasping a long-barrelled Kalashnikov. Instinctively allowing for wind speed and bullet drop, Shadow's commander aimed 12 feet high.
A single shot hit the Iraqi in the chest and killed him instantly. It had been fired from a range of 1,250 metres, well beyond the capacity of the powerful Leupold sight, accurate to 1,000 metres.
"I believe it is the longest confirmed kill in Iraq with a 7.62mm rifle," said Staff Sgt Gilliland, 28, who hunted squirrels in Double Springs, Alabama from the age of five before progressing to deer - and then people.
"He was visible only from the waist up. It was a one in a million shot. I could probably shoot a whole box of ammunition and never hit him again."
That distance isn't really a limitation of the scope as much as a limitation of the ammunition. The M24 platform is rated 800m accurate, but as written in the article, its lethality extends well beyond.
Honorable mentions this week: