INVENTING THE .41 SPECIAL July 31, 2006
By L. Neil Smith <email@example.com>
Attribute to The Libertarian Enterprise and to
“L. Neil Smith At Random” at www.bigheadpress.com/lneilsmith
I wonder how many folks reading this site know that a favorite revolver cartridge of mine (possibly yours, too) was never supposed to exist. While a theoretical .41 cartridge — which could, and perhaps should have been called “.41 Special” — had been advocated for many years by such experts as Elmer Keith and Bill Jordan, as a substitute for the pathetically inadequate .38 Special used by most policemen up through the 60s, the one that was developed and released was called …
Readers may wonder, from time to time, why I estimate the length of time that human civilization has existed as around 8,000 years, whereas Rose Wilder Lane (admittedly writing much earlier than yours truly) and others usually say 6,000.
Here is the reason:
Catalhoyuk is an absolutely shockingly amazing site. It’s a small city that existed at least 8000 years ago, and, possibly, it could have been humanity’s first experiment in this kind of living. There’s even a map of the city painted on one of its walls! I look forward to seeing how much more we can learn from the …
IT’S THE GUNS, STUPID July 14, 2006
By L. Neil Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
Attribute to L. Neil Smith at Random
My blog at www.BigHeadPress.com
Happy Bastille Day!
A couple of extremely interesting events occurred just this week — by coincidence on the same day — and I have yet to see any media coverage of what seems to me, at least, the connection between the two.
In Florida, according to a Miami Herald/Associated Press story by Brent Kallestad, Governor Jeb Bush announced that his state’s crime rate had “dropped for the 14th straight year …
My Misteak July 13, 2006
…Boy, is my keyboard red!
….I’m still in the middle of learning about this blog thing in general and Frank’s site in particular. I never knew about the “Moderation Queue” until just a few moments ago when it popped up in response to a URL I clicked on in my e-mail.
….As a consequence, a lot of you who have written to the blog will finally find their material posted. A very few of you never will. And everybody else gets some nice, fresh ideas to consider, which I’ll get around to commenting on as time permits.