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Old 01-25-2013, 03:50 AM   #22176
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Nastiest piece of first aid I ever had to perform: one of the guys had been watching too many Hollywood movies and put his Browning Hi-Power in the waistband of his trousers. Whereupon he immediately said a noisy and explosive farewell to his left testicle. Performing first aid on that was...well, just horrible, actually.

Didn't stop everyone whistling the Colonel Bogey March* the next time he showed up on parade, mind.


*The one they whistle in 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. The one that, during WW2, was sung with the lyrics "Hitler has only got one ball..."

Well, it's wasn't everything at least. Did you read about the guy who shot all his equipment off in a car in the US?

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First of all, horrible gun safety practices on him.

Second, ow.
Wait, didn't this happen in the army BM? Isn't it a major thing that they know how to use their firearms safely enough to injure the enemy and not themselves?

I can understand a civilian who only uses the thing to look like a macho idiot injuring himself like that, but someone trained in it's use?
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Had a neighbor get drunk, and shot his own foot off. I didnt' see it, though. I was just told when I was a girl to stay away from his house. He made his living cooking up homemade hootch, and was liable to shoot first, ask questions later.

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Well, it's wasn't everything at least. Did you read about the guy who shot all his equipment off in a car in the US?
*crosses legs* Can the conversation possibly not get into "who's heard of the grossest junk injury?" territory. I'm begging you not to let that happen.

ION: I've just finally bothered to look up anything about Skyfall... I shouldn't have found out what Q looks like. Dude's just FAR too attractive for his own good.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:50 AM   #22180
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*crosses legs* Can the conversation possibly not get into "who's heard of the grossest junk injury?" territory. I'm begging you not to let that happen.

ION: I've just finally bothered to look up anything about Skyfall... I shouldn't have found out what Q looks like. Dude's just FAR too attractive for his own good.
Let me just say that there are grosser ways to injure your junk than with guns and leave it at that.
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Also, kitty cat is having twitchy kitty dreams. He's so cute XD

And kitten bones are so small. I'm a bit afraid to touch his legs like this - I feel like I could snap them if I wasn't careful
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Let me just say that there are grosser ways to injure your junk than with guns and leave it at that.
Trust me, I have some measure of first hand experience in that department. Fun times it was not.
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Old 01-25-2013, 04:54 AM   #22183
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*nods* industrial accidents. Whited out for RA Nail and staple guns and bricks.
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*sigh* American Horror Story: Asylum has pretty much only just ended and I'm already tired of waiting for the next season. This show is just too damn good.

On the subject, I really do need to start writing that horror novella I've had knocking around in my head now. It was largely sparked off by AHS anyway...

Also on the subject, I'm getting tired of waiting for season 3 of Teen Wolf too. Why do TV shows have to go so long between seasons? It's not fair!
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Yeah, I can't help but to agree a little...

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He's a border collie. He doesn't do quiet. Ever. He does jumprunballballball
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Wait, didn't this happen in the army BM? Isn't it a major thing that they know how to use their firearms safely enough to injure the enemy and not themselves?

I can understand a civilian who only uses the thing to look like a macho idiot injuring himself like that, but someone trained in it's use?
Not the Army - the Marines. And despite the training, some macho idiots still appear. And when they hurt themselves as a result, they get no sympathy at all. (This guy, despite a fairly serious injury, wound up on punishment detail for I don't know how long afterwards. We took firearms safety pretty seriously, and also took an exceedingly dim view of anyone who didn't share that ethos).
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Let me know and I'll tag you into the insanity!
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My twelve-year-old niece just named the puppy we're keeping for ourselves. She named it Marcus Junius Brutus.

I think my family is weird. Well-educated, but weird.

ETA: On the way out the door, my youngest son objected to the name. His exact words: "I thought we used GREEK names, not ROMAN!"
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I just finished the first draft of the Secret Short. I think I will begin editing it tonight. Hopefully it won't take too much to edit. Got to reformat it, but, hopefully, that will be the biggest task.

How are y'all?
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I just finished Hounded by Kevin Hearne

That book is the shit.
I have problems with each book in the series, but despite that I can't stop liking them, the pros beat the cons.

Hoping to get into a flurry of writing soon. My nights have been mostly taken up with my early essay prep which takes more time than studying or writing the essay themselves. I'm hoping this weekend to have my essay outlines out of the way so I can have a week to focus on writing before studying for midterms becomes an issue.
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