A recent blurb at the Mythcreants Facebook Page quipped the following:
“True fact: There is a massive Jedi conspiracy to keep everyone in the galaxy using blasters, which fire slow, easy to block bolts.”
Just to be clear, these little blurbs are intended for entertainment and are often clever and humorous (two attributes that are difficult to find these days).
However, that prompted a thought I expressed in a comment:
“. . . if the evil empire ever tried to conquer Earth they’d certainly first try to have AR-15s banned . . . and shotguns, and pretty much anything that can reliably and accurately launch a projectile hundreds of yards downrange even when used by a person with just a few minutes worth of training. Say, perhaps they would like to buy guns from us!
. . . I’d like to see a Jedi try to deflect patterns of double-ought coming at them from multiple shooters . . . That would be impressive. Then again Deadpool can deflect multiple bullets shot at him . . . well, almost all.”
So, here’s the thing . . . first, after I wrote the above it occurred to me they might think I’m making a political statement of sorts (I wasn’t). Second, I realized that even if taken as humor, I wasn’t likely to get any responses (I didn’t) let alone any “likes”.
Not that I crave likes, but I enjoy humorous banter. The thing is, that particular site is mostly populated by individuals who lean from a bit left to all the way against the left wall and trying to crawl up it. Although it was a joke, I doubt it will be taken as such.
But, seriously . . . if I had a squad of Storm Troopers coming at me, give me an AK-47 or an AR-15 with a few 30 rounds magazines and I’ll face them alone. Oh, and a mirror. You know, to reflect the laser blasts back at them.
I think even Darth Vader would be hardpressed to handle a volley of .408 Cheyenne bullets from a CheyTac.
Now, there are those who will bring up The Force as an argument, theorizing The Force could be used to deflect the bullets. Perhaps. I’ve not seen Jedis deflect laser blasts with just the force. They use their lightsaber (note: I’m no expert and have not watched all the movies) which would be no good against bullets (the bullet would melt in the plasma and just continue on to then hit the Jedi with molten metal).
Also, I’m not sure how the force acts against kinetic energy. I mean, you can use it to lift boulders and X-Wing fighters, but those actions always require concentration and focus and time. What’s the reaction time to a bullet coming at them faster than the speed of sound from a half a mile or more away?
Anyway, it’s neither here or there . . . other than I’d pick a regular projectile weapon over a blaster any time. If I have to, I can always make THIS noise on my own . . . or carry a jar of angry bees.
And now, the photo:
I might not be able to visit the eruption site but I can imagine what fresh lava looks like.
I kid, of course; that’s a lot more festive and decorative than the actual lava. Also, it almost looks like the head of a dog peeking out from between some rocks.
Ever wonder why many companies don’t branch out in their product offerings?
Now you know.
. . . and . . .
Good news! Here’s the design for . . . Proposed Aluminum Worm Monument Said To Be Impervious To Projected Global Warming.
And . . . that’s it
Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.
You can read about Project 313 HERE.
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