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July 25, 2006

Today is the Tomorrow--

--that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. And, since John's going all boat-y these days trying to prove that there's no anti-Navy bias around here (or he's got a bet going with Lex), here's some more about punt guns.

Note to trenchcoated googlers who were *not* looking for flat-bottomed skiffs: your lysdexia is worsening.

Here's what the Whatziss looks like In Context.

Dang the torpedoes--we'll blow 'em out of the water...

How's *that* for a Littoral Combat Ship?

Percussion caps made life a bit simpler for the market gunner, since he no longer had to worry about a black powder train going off in his kisser when he lit it.

I have an idea, Leonardo...

Here's the origin of the "Less Is More But Bigger Is Better" school of thought.

John--ever considered using pack howitzers as a wall decoration?

The Top Gun (to continue the Navy theme) is a ten-footer--you can pack a *lot* of bird shot into a barrel six-feet long. And, In Context...

You not only get 30 ducks at a shot, but you're propelled back to the dock without overexerting yourself.

Looks like some of the "artist's conceptions" of DD(X) I've seen (the Princess will get that one if she's been keeping up with Things Naval)...

Me? I'm not wild about solo gunning--I prefer hunting with several convivial companions...