Thursday, March 1, 2012

Cleaning Guns While Drinking

Life magazine ad courtesy of Boing Boing


  1. Notice that the ad is telling you what we've been saying for a long time. America's gun culture has been with us for as long as we've been around.

  2. I am always amazed at the morons who think drinking means you are drunk. Hell, I stop at the gas station on the way home from work and pick up a nice cold beer for the drive home. I am not driving drunk, I'm just drinking a damn beer. What's more dangerous, drinking that beer or talking on a cell phone? Talking on a cell phone, of course. My suggestion is, don't be cleaning guns while talking on a cell phone. It is more dangerous.
    orlin sellers.

  3. Do we actually see the man drinking alcohol while cleaning guns? The two activities are happening separately.

  4. Drinking and guns don't mix, neither does driving and talking on the cell phone.

    1. And where in the advertisement do you see the man doing both at the same time?

      If you read the text (not easy, but squint), you'll see that this is an appeal to patriotism, probably during World War II. Stay home, instead of taking a soldier's seat on a train. Practice shooting, clean your guns, then have a drink at the end of the day. Besides, those are flintlock pistols. Why do you object?

    2. Mikeb said,"Drinking and guns don't mix, neither does driving and talking on the cell phone."

      Thankfully you didn't say drinking and driving don't mix. LOL!!!
      The point is, drinking a beer while cleaning a gun is no more dangerous than me drinking a beer driving home from work.
      That doesn't mean I think you should do either after sitting in a bar doing shots for 4 hours.
      orlin sellers