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These Long Lost TMNT / Star Wars Mashups Are Incredible

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have a long history of wild crossovers with other nerdy properties. But according to the Jedi Temple Archives, the best one that could have happened never actually did. In the early 90s, when Hasbro/Kenner had let the Star Wars action figure license lapse. — Read the rest
Tags: Star Wars, Post, Toys, News, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mashups, Action Figures, Ninja Turtles, I Love The 90s, Jedi Temple Archives, Hasbro Kenner


Ruger Issues Safety Bulletin for Ruger-57 Pistols

When the Ruger-57 burst onto the scene in late 2019, it made quite a splash. For around two decades, there were very few models of firearms using the 5.7x28mm cartridge – chiefly just FN’s own P90 and Five-seveN variants, which were developed starting in the late ’90s in conjunction with the round. Though a handful […] Read More … The post Ruger Issues Safety Bulletin for Ruger-57 Pistols appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Daily News, Ruger, FN, Handgun, Pistols, Pistol, Semi-Auto, 5.7x28mm, Safety Bulletin, Ruger-57


Ever rising for their roses, Huntington Botanical Gardens’ Grateful Deadheaders clip to conquer

Head Gardener John Villarreal speaks with volunteer Gloria Sierra as she deadheads roses in The Huntington Rose Garden on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Volunteers, who call themselves “Grateful Deadheaders,” are busy during the rose garden’s peak bloom. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Gloria Sierra walks through The Huntington Rose Garden on her way to a bed that needs pruning on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in San Marino. Sierra and the other volunteers, who cal...
Tags: Gardening, News, New York City, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, History, Things To Do, Soccer, Tokyo, San Jose, Epa, Sierra, Maria, San Marino


CHP probing reports of gunfire at cars on freeways

Christina Martinez Adame was driving south on the 405 Freeway near Seal Beach Boulevard on April 27 when she heard a loud boom. She said she believes her rear window was shot out. “You had glass coming into the car, the power of the wind going through. I felt like our car was caving in,” Adame, 49, said. Another motorist’s window shattered that day in the same area at about the same time, and these aren’t the only reports of similar incidents. “Every day, somebody is telling me, ‘This happened t...
Tags: News, Shooting, Guns, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, California Highway Patrol, Westminster, CHP, Orange County, Smith, Riverside County, San Diego County, Lapd


Smith & Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson/Center Arms Brand

Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the USA’s second-largest stock exchange, the Nasdaq, under the ticker symbol SWBI. After they announced their split from American Outdoor Brands in 2020, and following the massive uptick in firearms sales over the last year or so, the company appears to be doing […] Read More … The post Smith & Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson/Center Arms Brand appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Usa, News, Guns, Companies, Smith, Daily News, Smith & Wesson, Contender, Thompson/Center Arms, American Outdoor Brands, Muzzleloaders, Gun Brands, Smith Wesson Brands Inc, SWBI, Corporate Action, Wesson Plans to Sell Thompson Center Arms Brand


Nirvana sued over thirty-year-old t-shirt design featuring a 1949 illustration

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


Nirvana sued over t-shirt artwork dating back to 1989

Back in 1989, I purchased a Nirvana t-shirt emblazoned with a map of Upper Hell as described in Dante's Inferno. (The back of the shirt reads: "fudge packin crack smokin satan worshippin mother fucker") Now, the granddaughter of C.W. Scott-Giles, who created that hell illustration for a 1949 translation of Dante's Inferno, is suing Nirvana LLC for copyright infringement. — Read the rest
Tags: Art, Post, Music, News, Copyright, Nirvana, Dante, T-shirts, Scott Giles, Here We Are Now Entertain US, Nirvana LLC


This 1952 Mr. Potato Head spot was the first TV commercial targeted at kids

u/Keltik says: "[In 1952] Mr. Potato Head became the first toy advertised on TV and the first ad campaign to be aimed directly at children — previously toy ads were always aimed at parents. It successfully sold over a million units in the first year, and the concept revolutionized marketing." — Read the rest
Tags: Toys, Video, News, 1950s, TV Commercials, Potato Head, The Fifties, Keltik


Alan Moore is back and he's "bursting with fiction"

Two years ago, comic legend Alan Moore announced his retirement from comic books. He's now signed a book deal with Bloomsbury for a five-volume epic fantasy series and a huge collection of short stories. While he's done with comics, he isn't done with being a storyteller. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Books, Comics, News, Fiction, Alan Moore, Bloomsbury, Alan Moore Knows The Score


SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program

Much digital ink has been spilled over the last several years regarding the US Army’s NGSW (Next Generation Squad Weapons) Program. Most of the rifles/carbines and machine guns currently employed by America’s soldiers are not particularly modern, by any stretch. Today’s M4A1 has seen some notable updates and improvements, to be sure, but at its […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer CEO Discusses US Army NGSW Program appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, America, Companies, Military, Army, US Army, M4, Daily News, Sig Sauer, Rifles, M249 SAW, NGSW, MIL/LE, Next Generation Squad Weapons


SIG Sauer MODX-45 Modular 3D Printed Suppressor Available Now

In addition to their many excellent pistols and rifles, SIG Sauer produces a robust array of complimentary product offerings. From optics to ammo and more, SIG does quite a bit more than just guns. One of these supplemental lines is their own collection of suppressors. SIG cans come in a baker’s dozen versions, suited for a […] Read More … The post SIG Sauer MODX-45 Modular 3D Printed Suppressor Available Now appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Modular, Daily News, Sig Sauer, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressor, 3D printed, Silencer, Product Announcement, 45, 45 Auto, MODX-45, SIG Sauer MODX


The stunning book design behind the new Philip Dick collection

The Folio Society is releasing a limited edition collection of all 118* short stories written by Philip K. Dick — and like a lot of the Folio Society's work, the graphic design is absolutely stunning. Check out the video for more about the process: This limited edition of Philip K. — Read the rest
Tags: Books, Video, Design, News, Book, Designers, Graphic Design, Design Fiction, Philip K Dick, PKD, Folio Society, Science Fiction Design, Philip Dick, Philip K Read


PocketBook now sold on Amazon

It looks like PocketBook is now selling on Amazon as well as on Newegg. https://www.amazon.com/s?me=A1IYNWET...=ATVPDKIKX0DER "Sold by PocketBook International." I don't know if this permanent or not.
Tags: Amazon, Books, News, PocketBook, PocketBook International


EOTECH Issues Possibly the Best Worst Press Release Ever

EOTECH has become one of the most well-known names in the optics game over the last quarter century, since they revealed their first holographic weapon sight (HWS) with Bushnell at SHOT Show 1996. Their research and development roots run far deeper than that, back to 1972 at the University of Michigan. Over the years, EOTECH […] Read More … The post EOTECH Issues Possibly the Best Worst Press Release Ever appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Optics, University Of Michigan, Daily News, Bushnell, Eotech, Consumer Financing, Most Boring Press Release


Library supply catalog from 1899

The Smithsonian Libraries' Trade Literature Collection includes catalogs, sales brochures, and other materials "that were once part of the merchandising of business." What a fascinating source of design, technology, and marketing history! At the Smithsonian magazine blog, library technician Alexia MacClain goes meta in a post about one curious item in the Trade Literature Collection: The Classified Illustrated Catalog of the Library Department of Library Bureau (1899), a catalog of supplies for ...
Tags: Post, Books, News, Libraries, Smithsonian, Catalogs, Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collection, Alexia MacClain, Library Department of Library Bureau


DEFCAD Wins In The Ninth Circuit Court – Ghost Gun Online

For those of you who have been not paying attention for the past few years, Cody Wilson of DEFCAD and Ghost Gunner has been providing lawful gun owners the files and means to manufacture their own firearms. Specifically, 3D printed guns. Technology has advanced that it is easier to manufacture a working firearm at home […] Read More … The post DEFCAD Wins In The Ninth Circuit Court – Ghost Gun Online appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Breaking News, Cody Wilson, Ninth Circuit court, Ghost Gunner, Defcad


Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs’ 150th Anniversary

The Henry brand has been synonymous with fine lever-action rifles since the days of the Wild West. As cartridges developed into a viable upgrade from older powder-and-ball ammunition during the middle of the 19th century, the need for quality firearms able to use these new rounds was obvious. Benjamin Tyler Henry patented his lever-action repeating […] Read More … The post Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs’ 150th Anniversary appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Anniversary, Leo, Commemorative, Daily News, Henry, Maricopa County, Rifles, Lever Action, Henry Repeating Arms, Benjamin Tyler Henry, Henry rifles, 45 Colt, MIL/LE, Commemorative Henry Rifles for Maricopa Sheriffs


Supreme Court to weigh whether 2nd Amendment gives citizens right to carry guns in public

The Supreme Court agreed to hear a major gun-rights claim on Monday. The decision they make could change whether or not the 2nd Amendment gives citizens the right to carry loaded firearms when they leave home, regardless of local laws. The laws currently at issue rest mostly in places like California and New York, where concealed carry permits require that gun owns prove they have a "special need" or "good cause" to be armed. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, New York, News, Guns, Supreme Court, California, Los Angeles, Gun Control, Open Carry, 2nd Amendment, Concealed Carry


‘Ghost Gun’ plans can be posted online after U.S. appeals court ruling

By Joe Schneider | Bloomberg Plans for so-called ghost guns can be posted online after a federal appeals court overturned an injunction blocking the move and reinstated a Trump administration order that opened the door to the practice. The State Department in 2018 removed 3D-printed guns from the Munitions List, and they were placed on the Commerce Control List, which is regulated by the Department of Commerce. That change effectively allowed plans for their construction to be posted online. The...
Tags: Business, Politics, Texas, Technology, News, Guns, Congress, California, California News, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Courts


Griffin Armament Announces New SR-RIGID M-LOK Rails

Griffin Armament is best known for their silencers. They’ve been putting out quality cans since their founding in 2006, and many of their models have enjoyed significant success. From their versatile Bushwacker 46, the user-configurable Optimus, their 30SD-K model, the modular Resistance 22 rimfire can, to their new GP-N A2-mountable can, and many more, Griffin […] Read More … The post Griffin Armament Announces New SR-RIGID M-LOK Rails appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Griffin, Daily News, Optimus, Ar-15, Shooting Accessories, M-LOK, Rails, Griffin Armament, Product Announcement, Suppressor ready, AR Patterned, Firearms Customization, SR-RIGID


I need a (e)mailing list

In this crazy year of all cancelled in-person shows, I have been exploring new options. There are some really great online shows going on! I hope they continue after the pandemic because wow- Awesome! Some of these shows require a mailing list which, since the days of me doing pottery, I have never maintained. I am hoping to get things figured out with Mailchimp and have links you can click to sign up, but I am a bit overwhelmed with that part of the process right now. Hopefully I will get there...
Tags: Crafts, General, News, Mailchimp


TNVC and FCD’s New Cable Management Panels

TNVC, or the Tactical Night Vision Company, has been an industry leader in the field of night vision and related shooting gear and accessories for about the last decade, as well as offering low-light/no-light training classes. They’ve come out with some excellent products of their own, like the Mohawk helmet attachment series and the PBM-A […] Read More … The post TNVC and FCD’s New Cable Management Panels appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Cable Management, Daily News, PCM, FCD, Shooting Accessories, Other Gear & Gadgets, Product Announcement, TNVC, Forward Controls Design, Tactical Night Vision Company, Cable Management Panels


Calibre Book Limit

Is there a limit on how many books Calibre can handle? I'm getting close to 150K.
Tags: Books, News


NovX Ammo’s New Pentagon Personal Defense Rounds

Back in 2017, a new ammo brand called NovX came onto the scene. Their intended differentiators were supposed to be twofold: the use of Shell Shock NAS3 stainless steel/aluminum casings instead of standard brass, and the use of copper/polymer projectiles. NovX claimed that their designs, specs, and choice of these non-traditional materials had allowed them […] Read More … The post NovX Ammo’s New Pentagon Personal Defense Rounds appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Pentagon, Daily News, Ammo, 9mm, Ammunition, Product Announcement, NovX, Shell Shock NAS3


SpaceX's new astronaut crew brought a cute, fluffy penguin toy named 'Guin Guin' into orbit

A penguin toy floating around the cabin of the Crew Dragon as it reaches low-Earth orbit on April 23, 2021. SpaceX Launch Live Stream SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning, accompanied by a cute toy penguin. The toy began floating inside Crew Dragon as the spaceship entered orbit and reached zero gravity. The astronauts named the penguin "Guin Guin." See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's latest rocket launch included a special guest: an adorable ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Penguin, Astronauts, Toy, Hurley, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Crew Dragon


Sick and tired: UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Sick and tired: Former UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


ELR Shooter Aaron Miesse Makes 3-Mile Shot with No Arms

Aaron Miesse, also known as “Chamberbrake” in the ELR (Extreme Long Range) world, is an impressive shooter. He can boast a number of serious shooting accomplishments, including some 2,780 yard impacts with a 375 CheyTac in competition, 10 for 10 in a 10″ circle with a .308 at 901 yards, and 8″-10″ groups at 540 […] Read More … The post ELR Shooter Aaron Miesse Makes 3-Mile Shot with No Arms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Daily News, Rifles, Shooting Sports, Long Range, Cadex Defense, Bolt Action, Extreme Long Range, Precision Long Range, 416 Barrett, ELR, Aaron Miesse


1966 « Je vais donc recevoir des électrochocs”

  « J’entrai dans une petite pièce aux parois carrelées. Il y avait un lit recouvert d’une couverture en caoutchouc avec, à sa tête, un appareil muni d’une poignée. « Je vais donc recevoir des électrochocs, dis-je à l’attention du Dr Benjamin Gaspar Gomes. – Ne vous inquiétez pas. C’est beaucoup plus traumatisant de regarder […]
Tags: Books, News, Stories, Benjamin Gaspar Gomes


Underground Arms Watch – April 2021

Underground Arms Watch returns with a brief glance at recently seized craft-produced arms by law enforcement around the globe. Spanish police have released details of a raid on an illegal manufacturing operation in Tenerife which was conducted last September. It appears mostly Glock pistols were being assembled, presumably using smuggled parts to combine with 3D […] Read More … The post Underground Arms Watch – April 2021 appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Crime, News, Guns, Tenerife, Daily News, Pistols, Machine Guns, Homemade Guns, Improvised Firearms, Underground Arms Watch



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