Sunday, January 30, 2011

Best of fails 2010

Too much serious stuff lately around here, so enjoy the best of fails 2010, pretty fucking funny :D


Monday, January 24, 2011

Terminal ballistics reality


Terminal ballistics, as defined in the wikipedia is a sub-field of ballistics that studies the behavior
of a projectile when it hits its target. Based on the terminal ballistic properties of a projectile we
can talk about its stopping power when hitting a living target, and that brings me to the origin of
this post.

A lot of studies about stopping power are demonstrated using ballistic gel and as much as it can
resemble human flesh, the gel doesn't have bones, or tendons and for sure it fails to demonstrate
the gory results of a hi speed bullet ventilating someone.

So, in order to complement those clean scientific studies using gel we need to look at the darkside
of this matter, Vincent J.M. DiMaio wrote a great book about it called "Gunshot Wounds:
Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques", you can buy it but is fooking
expensive, like 125 bucks, also you can ask google and find a copy to see if you really want to
expend that money on it.

But anyway, that book was written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and
forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of
Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Second Edition provides critical information on
gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes
practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the classification of various wounds caused by
handguns, bang guns, rifles, and shotguns. The final chapters explain autopsy technique and
procedure and laboratory analysis relating to weapons and gunshot evidence.

Just in case you didn't notice I copy & pasted the product description :D

But the problem with that book, is that it explains a lot about gunshot wounds, but doesn't show
much. Yes it has some pictures, but you need more and in color to get at least a glimpse of the
real thing.

So I found a blog that does just that, and besides it shows the cruelty of Mexican Drug War
where 15,273 were killed just in 2010, that blog is called "Blog del Narco", and it shows pictures
and videos depicting the results of the confrontations among the different cartels or the killings
that happen everyday in Mexico, sadly for a lot of you that blog is written in spanish.

Be careful the content of the blog is extremely graphic, you can find it at

EDIT: 11/08/11 they changed their +18 content to the following URL

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The origin of the mall ninja

Today I want to share with you a link that will reveal
the infamous history of the mall ninjas.

For the ones who doesn't know what a mall ninja is
I'll quote BJJ Grappler explanation in his excelent
thread called "The ULTIMATE mall ninja thread" at

m-aal nin-jAH : An inexperienced (or even sometimes experienced), over-enthusiastic weapon
owner (usually firearm), who's primary modus operandi (that's mall ninja talk) includes dressing
and equipping for combat in an otherwise peaceful urban environment. The mall ninja can often
be found carrying more than one weapon of the same type, handcuffs (although legally unable to
perform an arrest), wearing ballistic vests or tactical gear while performing mundane daily tasks
such as mowing the lawn.

Sex: Primarily males
Age: Teens to 40's
Race/Ethnicity: Primarily caucasian
Body Type: Often overweight, sporting a gut, however the occasional athletic mall ninja can be
spotted and may be harder to identify until spoken to.
Marital Status: Often Single/Virgin but more increasingly Married/Neglected
Hair: Short to Long
Extracurricular Activities: Posing for pictures to post online, weaving tales of heroism and
danger, bragging, spurts of exercise, watching war movies for 'tactics', watching the tv show
"Cops", buying a foregrip or laser for their DPMS AR-15 or pistol, worrying more about how
deadly they look than about the car that is about to run them over.

Ok, so the origin of the "Urban Ninja" can be tracked to the posts two guys, called Gecko45 and
SPECOPS made on some boards on 2001.
Those post were lost but a guy recovered them from his cache and decided to publish them in his
web,, so this part of the history can be passed to future generations.

Be careful you could end up spitting your coffee all over your monitor while reading this...
I warned you.

The shrine of the mall ninja


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Story of Stuff

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