Thursday, May 19, 2011

Time to Laugh, if you dont have the time, make it!

If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you would have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you would have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you would have $0.00 today.
But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank
all the beer, then turned in the aluminum cans for a recycling refund, you would have received $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.
A recent study found that the average American walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found that Americans drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means that, on average, Americans get about 41 miles to the gallon!
Makes you damned proud to be an American.




 
After a long night of making love, the guy notices a photo of another man on the woman's night stand by the bed. He begins to worry. Is this your husband? He nervously asks. No silly, she replies, snuggling up to him. Your boyfriend then? He continues. No, not at all, she says nibbling away at his ear. Is it your dad or your brother? He inquires hoping to be reassured. No, no, no! You're so hot when you're jealous, she answers. Well then, who in the hell is he? He demands. She whispers in his ear, that's me before the surgery...









 






Till Tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty my Friends 

 

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Rest of the story, 1987 Airsoft / Paintball catalog pages

The 1st Lethal Weapon movie made it's premiere, as did the Untouchables.
REM, Wang Chung, and George Michael were on the radio.
In Crestview, FL, paintballs and airsoft BB's filled the air.

Because so many people contacted me about my post on the early days of airsoft and almost all of them mentioned that they started with paintball, I thought I would post the rest of the catalog here.

Click on the page to enlarge. ( that what she said, huh, huh)

 Do you remember your 1st paintgun?
Mine was a Nelson and I was the 1st person to get a pump handle for it in Orlando, bought it mail order from an ad in a newsletter, I think it was called "front line", the 1st newsletter for paintball, it was a 4 sheet foldup if I remember correctly.








 I think we were the first to offer Constant air systems,
not the 1st to make them, just to offer them retail.



 Our Custom shop did a lot of work, I think we were a month backloged at some points.


 
Hope you enjoyed this trip down,
"Was I ever that fu&#ing young" lane.

I hope to have some reviews of some of the airsoft guns from that era soon, as my digging around in the archives of the airsoft bunker in Skull Island has unearthed some "still in the box"  and some well worn classics I forgot were buried there.

I always look forward to your comments and thoughts.
The history of airsoft and paintball in the US is not very well documented,
Because most of us that started this were so incredibly awesome and cool,
it seems we have tended to burn out fast, like the shooting stars we were.
We need to archive this info before the 80"s flashbacks take what is left of our brains and the zombies come and eat the rest.

If you want to see the rest of the catalog, here it is
http://noairsoftforoldmen.blogspot.com/2011/04/1987-airsoft-catalog-real-blast-from.html

Till Tomorrow,
Stay Thirsty my Friends.
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