Monday, May 2, 2011

Who is dead?

So my clock radio woke me and before I hit the snooze button my sleep addled not quite awake brain heard, "Jerry Lewis is dead, taken down by Seal Team Six last night."

I thought that was funny and wondered what the clown prince of Brat Pack comedy did to get the US government and an elite commando units interested in his demise, then drifted beck to 9 more minutes of sleep.  Poor bastard.

I learned different later.  I must have misheard the name.


Marty said...

It's a good day.

Be careful out there!

Bubblehead Les. said...

From this old Sailor to those Sailors who Accomplished the Mission : Well Done.

Zombie Update: Looks like Bin Laden must have already been dead for a few years, tho. Why else did they take the Head Shot?

"Anchors Away my Friends, Anchors Away...."

Phil L. said...

New Jovian Thunderbolt -

Hi! I posted a comment over on MArooned today that be of interest to you, living in MD as do I.

So I'm curious: Have you seen other local retails heading away from stocking shooting supplies?

Relevant text from my comment is below...

Phil L.


I stopped by my local Dick's Sporting Goods to stock up on ammo (the kids went through far more .22LR than I expected this past weekend), and discovered the store in the midst of a remodeling effort. In discussion with a store employee, I was surprised to learn that the work will result in the elimination of all hunting, shooting and fishing items at this location. The newly-completed footwear department and some other areas are expanding, so it's easy to tell where they believe the most money is to be made.

I left the store empty-handed - and will have little reason to return in the future. They told me that the stock for the areas eliminated from this store has already been moved to other Dick's outlets in the region, none of which are close to me.

I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, as I live in gun-unfriendly suburban MD, between Baltimore and D.C., but it's another reminder that many aspects of exercising our freedoms can depend on the consistent availability of healthy private enterprises.

Frozen said...

There is no SEAL Team 6 anymore. My money is on NSW DEVGRU or Delta.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I'm just reportin' what the radio man told me. My fogged brain heard Jerry Lewis, tho.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Phil, I've never shopped at Dicks, but Bass Pro isn't pulling back from hunting and firearms related products.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

And that Bass Pro is 5 miles away from a Dicks at Arundel Mills.