February 26, 2004

Gotta Have It

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In his 1942 work entitled Beyond This Horizon, the not-so-famed novelist Robert A. Heinlein postulated that “an armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” My man Rob was such a kidder — it’s much cooler to practice flawless tact by hanging out under a rock a few miles away from your enemy. When the time is right you’ll be able to activate a next generation computer targeting system to lock on to their position. And fire off few thousand tons of explosives. Or maybe we can instead revert to 19th century values and start a professional dueling circuit. Average career: five days. Poorly attempted social critiquing aside, please let me introduce this week’s items from a simpler angle: I’m a guy and I think weapons are cool. There, I said it. Below you’ll find products bent (to some degree or another) on showing someone else who’s got the bigger