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Monday, May 15, 2006

Then I whip out my big 10.5 inch

I meant to post this last week. I have a theme I want to explore. We Americans do things bigger and better than anyone else. Actually this is a strain of Texas bragging. Considering the junta who is running the country it seems fitting to tell this old french joke as a prelude to this post.

C'est l'histoire d'un Américain, un texan, qui arrive à Paris; il prend un taxi.
Le taxi passe devant l'arc de triomphe. L'Américain demande au chauffeur:
- C'est quoi ça??
- C'est notre arc de triomphe...
- Vous avez mis combien de temps pour construire ça????
- Oh... bah, ça a bien du prendre 5 ans
Le texan répond:
- Chez nous, au Texas, 3 jours...
Le chauffeur commence à se poser des questions.
Le taxi passe devant Notre-Dame; même scène:
- C'est quoi ça?
- C'est Notre-Dame, la cathédrale de Paris...
- Vous avez mis combien de temps pour construire ça????
- Oh... 40 ans, sans doute.
- Chez nous au Texas, 6 jours.'
Le chauffeur le prend décidément pour un con.
Ils passent devant la Tour Eiffel:
- C'est quoi ça?
- Oh... ça? Je sais pas... En tous cas, c'était pas là ce matin!'

Yet to be not out done....

A massive Smith & Wesson revolver.:
"The Model 500 was ostensibly designed to cater to the needs of hunters. Smith & Wesson pitched the product as 'the ultimate dangerous game defensive handgun,' able to halt most any hard-charging buck or rhino. The company's revamped marketing team, consisting of former executives from Coca-Cola and Black & Decker, made sure the Model 500 was featured on TV: The company produced a hunting-and-firearms-collecting show, Smith & Wesson USA, that aired on the the Men's Channel. They also got the revolver's name plastered on the car driven by Kerry Earnhardt in NASCAR's Busch Series and presented the racing scion with his very own Model 500 in one prerace ceremony.

But as Smith & Wesson quickly discovered, the $989 Model 500 proved as popular among affluent urban collectors as among more outdoorsy types. Many of these consumers wanted the revolver for the same reason a Manhattanite might want a Hummer—not to use it as intended, but rather to burnish their macho credentials. With a barrel that maxes out at 10.5 inches long on the special 'Performance Center Magnum Hunter Model,' the Model 500 sure is something to look at; it also features a jarring recoil that even expert shooters aren't always prepared to handle.

It is all a about a penis or some such shaped thing...