Dang it. We missed National Rat Catcher Day. Again.
Although 2 days late, we’re still going to re-post our favorite rat catching stories in honor of the event.
We mentioned the Memorial Day Premier of Gettysburg on The History Channel the other day. Looks like a great documentary and we’ll be watching for sure.
Thanks to the good folks at The History Channel, we’ve got some free History Channel stuff to give away! Messenger bags, t-shirts, and notebooks.
To win yours, just Like us on Facebook, write on our wall, and tell us if you’ll be watching Gettysburg Monday at 9pm Eastern!
According to the Department of Defense,
“President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.”
We’re taking a quick break from the fun and satire to remember and thank all members of our Armed Forces, past and present.
We think this image sums things up nicely.
Today is National Pack Rat Day! Here are some helpful tips to help you make the most of this, the most sedentary of holidays…
- Go to your local shooting range and pick up all the brass you see, especially if you don’t reload.
- Find a gun show. Buy three of each flavor of beef (or elk) jerky, the latest garage-designed holster, and a broad assortment of $3 knives.
- Keep all cans and milk jugs. Who knows, you might use them as targets one day.
- Order some other gun cleaners and lubricants. You can never have too many of those.
Most importantly, make it a point to not clean, organize, or consolidate.
Instead, do something productive like sitting on the couch and checking out a fun gun blog. Since it’s Pack Rat day, how about perusing The Packing Rat?
So here’s a shootout, I mean shoutout to Derek – CEO, Founder, Editor, and Chief Content Poster. He’s a super nice guy and offers an eclectic mix of enjoyable content ranging from guns, shooting, second amendment politics, photography, and food. Take a look!
And enjoy National Pack Rat Day. And cling to some useless item or object – just for us.
Today is the day we celebrate everyone’s favorite insta-pet; it’s National Sea Monkey Day!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a packed agenda:
7:00am Rise and shine!
7:15am Fix up a nice bowl of plankton for breakfast
8:00am Head to the attic to retrieve my old Green Hornet comic books. I need to find one of those “Amazing Sea Monkey’s” advertisements
10:15am Order 10 or 20 thousand Amazing Sea Monkeys
Hey fellas – it’s almost Mother’s Day!
As a public service announcement, the My Gun Culture staff would like to share a few tips for surviving this holiday with (your) hide intact. When you’ve tattooed these tips onto a convenient and visible body part, feel free to proceed to our helpful Mother’s Day Gift Guide below.
Life Saving Tips (this means pay attention closely):
- If you have lilliputian like people scampering around your household, then your wife is a mother. Even though she’s not your mother, you are still expected to provide gifts. Trust us on this one.
- If your mini-humans are extra small, you’re expected to provide cute gifts on behalf of them and maintain a facade that they picked them out themselves. Man up and roll with it.
- In addition to selecting awesome gifts from the list below, you’re expected to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you need directions to your kitchen, ask the little people mentioned in step 1. They will know the way.
- If you still can’t find your kitchen, take mom out to brunch or dinner. You cannot just show up at a restaurant and expect to be seated within the next 72 hours. You need to make reservations well in advance. This requires use of a telephone. Call now for 2017 reservations. If you have not made reservations yet for this year, please refer to step 3.
Follow those tips and you should remain safely above the dirt for at least another couple of days. Now, on to the gift ideas. For fair and balanced recommendations, we’re offering male and female perspectives from father and daughter – both experienced Mother’s Day veterans. Lesson’s learned the hard way are lessons learned best after all.
|What better way to commemorate the sweet and precious joy of motherhood than with a set of K-2152 Tactical Goggles from Voodoo Tactical?||Ummm, tactical goggles? Put yourself in her place and think about getting a piano key necktie for Father’s day. Enough said. But if you’re dead set on accessories, definitely go for some elegant jewelry from Hot Caliber. Maybe one of their ‘hand shot, one-of-a-kind’ Five Shot Diamond Pendants? Diamonds you ask? Those are really expensive rocks that mom’s appreciate and deserve! Oh, and daughters.|
|Lyman Turbo Sonic UltraSonic Case Cleaner: What woman in her right mind would not want one of these? Guaranteed to make the mom in your family happy for years to come as it will get her brass squeaky clean! Perfect for spring cleaning!||I suppose it would be great for cleaning jewelry. But you should know by now that you never get mom anything that plugs in for Mothers Day! Maybe instead surf on over to Gun Tote’n Mamas and get her a Raven Shoulder Pouch Concealed Carry bag? With slash-resistant straps it’s both tactical and cute.|
|When she feels that her cubs may be threatened from greater than handgun distance, the mom in your family way want a Barrett MRAD bolt-action repeater in .338 Lapua. The folding stock makes it ideal for purse carry while the 10 round magazine offers extra insurance for more difficult situations.||So I have to give you props on this choice, dad. You know I have a thing for giant rifles like the Hakim. But considering this holiday is all about, you know, moms…how about something actually concealable like the new Kimber Solo 9mm semi-automatic? It’s got very respectable 9mm power for self defense and size and curved contours that make it very friendly for a variety of concealment options.|
|Sure to please any discerning woman, the Forster Original Case Trimmer makes pesky reloading chores fun and easy for most calibers with bullet diameters between .171″ to .459″||Is this supposed to be a gift that keeps on giving? I’d suggest some cute custom earplugs like Radians Do-It-Yourself Molded Ear Plugs to drown out the sound of you singing old Arrowsmith songs while you’re in the man cave reloading. They come in all different colors and they guarantee a perfect fit for dainty, lady-sized ears.|
|Cold Steel Spike Tanto: This is for you and her! A tactical neck knife that will slice through heavy rope will make both of you feel way more Rambo-like.||Now here’s a practical gift idea. These knives are nice and small, so they can easily be concealed under a little black dress and the neck chain could totally pass for a funky necklace. Useful and just a little bit bad@ss. Now what girl doesn’t want that?|
|The Gun Tool: Heck, mom’s have plenty of leftover room in their purse to carry the most versatile and portable gun tool ever right? Torx wrenches, pin punches, windage / elevation tools, and more – all in one!||How thick are you anyway? Unless it has a manicure set built in, forget it. Stick with something more traditional like a bouquet of flowers.|
|US Armament 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun: Not only an outstanding domestic defense tool, this beauty will spice up any home. She can even sparkle up the huge piles of .45-70 Government used brass in her Lyman Turbo Sonic Case Cleaner. This will make her giddy for sure! Just tell her the piano will have to go in order to make room.||Since I get my magnificent (yeah right) musical ability from you, I vote yes. But mom actually plays that piano and I have a feeling she’d be less than thrilled to see it go. But if you’re going for historical intrigue and perimeter defense, how about a moat around the house filled with Tea Olives?|
|Velocity Bullets 140 grain Lead .40 S&W bullets: You can’t go wrong with the traditional mother’s day gift – bullets for reloading! Hey, don’t let the fact that your gun, not hers, is a .40 S&W slow you down on this one. She’ll just love to reload for you! Trust us…||That’s a negative, ghost rider. I suggest getting her a pretty little holster for HER .32 from Diva Sleeves. They have tons of cute patterns, colors, and are even bedazzled! You can’t go wrong with bedazzling. I saw it on an infomercial.|
|Every mom needs a break from household noise. Kids, pets, whining husbands/fathers… What better gift than an Advanced Armament ECO-9 Suppressor for her favorite 9mm?||Ummm. No. Dad, I love you and all, but sometimes you’re a complete idiot. If you really want to give mom a break, get her plenty of coupons for spa treatments and manicures. Now that is silence and relaxation that no suppressor can beat.|
Gobbler’s Knob, Punxsutawney, PA – Stunned officials from the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club announced the end of 122 years of American tradition today. In a somber press conference, Groundhog Club President Vladimir Putin announced that Groundhog Day has been permanently canceled as Punxsutawney Phil was plugged stone-cold dead by an overly enthusiastic snipe hunter.
“We’re just shocked” mumbled Putin. “Club members have been keeping Phil alive for well over 100 years with unicorn blood. That’s not easy to get you know. Especially with the hunting laws in Pennsylvania.”
Early forensic reports that Punxsutawney Phil was finally done in by a new weapon called a Master Key. Produced on an episode of Discovery Channel’s new reality series Sons of Guns, the Master Key is a combination 12 gauge shotgun and AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. “Apparently the guy blew Phil’s hole wide open with a breaching load, then nailed him good with the AR” observed Pennsylvania forensic crime scene investigator David Caruso. “That can wreck any Groundhog Day for sure. The hunter claims he thought Phil was an angry emu and it was self defense.”
“Now what are we supposed to do?” asked Groundhog Club Social Director Bill Murray. “Start an Elk’s Club Chapter or something?”