Surely you can guess why. Also to end use of human-figure targets, because they “promote” killing humans. Or something. Which would seriously spoil my defensive practice. I prefer a no-recoil Ruger .22 semi-auto so I always aim for the head, like any good assassin would. I’d have to empty the whole clip to have much effect on center mass. But no worries. Gun ranges will never bend the knee to these clowns. Individual shooters might. But shooters as a group? Never.
Miss Piggy, however, hardly deserves their company
Comment of the week at Instapundit comes from a fellow signing himself as BackwardsBoy:
“This Hitler fellow must be a Buddhist; he keeps getting reincarnated as a Republican president.”
I’ve only seen the book version. It seemed inevitable after Snow, almost inexplicably, decided to lead an army of Wildings to Winterfel. Oath breaking, at the least. Treason at the worst. So it was plain that his brothers of the Night’s Watch would at least cashier if not actually murder what some think is the series finest character.
But because GRRM takes so long to crank out another book in the series (none since 2011’s Dance With Dragons), speculation as to what this death means has also become inevitable.
So is Jon dead as dead usually goes in the novels? (Remember Jaime’s dead mother “returning” to him in the Sept?) Will Jon’s brothers neglect to burn his corpse and so he becomes a wight or even a dreaded White Walker? Will the Red priestess resurrect him? Or has his warg’s soul already entered the body of his faithful dire wolf Ghost?
Until the appearance of Book 6, whose working title is The Winds of Winter, the answers are up for grabs. What say ye, o faithful fans?
Excerpt from The Winds of Winter, long-awaited (since 2011) Book Six of A Song of Ice and Fire. I can’t speak for the artwork here but I do love the way Ser Martin writes.
Leftist Wikipedia can’t stand opposition, purges conservative People’s Cube satire
“Congratulations, comrades. We are now officially a non-site populated by non-persons sharing non-thoughts and making non-jokes,” Atbashian wrote in a post at The People’s Cube “It makes me feel right at home, back in the Soviet Union, where an invisible hand obstructed any of my efforts to manifest my existence. How liberating. No visibility means no responsibility. Out of sight, out of mind.”
Chew over this NYPost quote from a media blog startup CEO:
“The vast majority of articles, videos, and other ‘content’ we all consume on a daily basis is paid for–directly or indirectly–by corporations who are funding it in order to advance their goals.” [Medium boss Ev] Williams wrote. “And it is measured, amplified and rewarded based on its ability to do that. Period. As a result, we get…well, what we get. And it’s getting worse.”
So watch yourselves out there. There’s a war on for your mind, as some wise but oft-discredited person has said.