“Knock Down” and RPG dates

When the Smallholder “quotes” me about the Indian Jones RPG… he always gets the date wrong.

While the Soviets did have an early type of RPG during WW2, the one Indy grabs is a later version, the RPG-7 IIRC….

Knock down! (?)
This is just a term that is used… without wiki’ing anything, bigger slower bullets transfer kinetic energy to flesh better than small fast ones… and the .45 is a big slow one.

But…
Is this navel gazing or what? We are comparing real life ballistics to what freakin’ Hollywood shows us on the silver screen???

Gack…

Hollywood does things for effect, not accuracy. They sell tickets, not textbooks. Even when they are trying to be historical, its hysterical.

If you want accuracy (pardon the pun) watch a British film. If you want fantasy pistol shots that are deadly accurate at 300 yards, never having to replenish an empty magazine (or even switching to a full mag) than watch any Hollywood movie.

And have you noticed that, despite the fact that those in Hollywood despise firearms, they can’t seem to make a movie without glorifying them (guns) in someway?

Lastly
The Smallholder called last night and we talked and talked and talked….

We even talked about getting older… which was probably the SH’s way of saying, “Hey friend, aren’t you gonna wish me a Happy Birthday????”

The reality is that I have my Microsoft Outlook set up to “remind” me that SH’s birthday was April 28th… and it reminded me so incessantly that i turned it off 4 days ago and it slipped my mind when he called.

Sorry buddy… Happy Birthday!!!!!

Back to the Trenches…..

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I wasn’t fishing for a happy birthday. I’m feeling old all the time.

When I was a wee Smallholder helping out my uncle on the farm, I could throw a hundred pound sack on each shoulder and actually walk quickly. Now I put one of those hundred pound sacks and that’s quite enough, thanks very much.

The old body isn’t what it used to be.

Of course, this is nothing new. One of my favorite quips from college is when a cute little brunette at a “Wattage in the Cottage” party sized up the Foreign Minster, Maximum Leader, and myself and said: “You guys look like a bunch of football players gone to seed.” Heh.



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