On VH1 Classic, there’s a show you may have heard of called That Metal Show. It’s lots of interviews with hard rock and heavy metal artists, and it gives a really cool behind-the-scenes look at the music industry in general. They do a great job of showing the business aspect of the entertainment industry and how hard these guys work to create and entertain.
Dave Mustaine from Megadeth was a guest on the show this week. I really like Dave, and he’s always come off as a pretty “regular guy” in his interviews. However, I do take issue with some comments he made in this past interview.
Futurama said so:
update 07/07/13: had to change the youtube video I linked to. The original one was pulled.
… stupid copyrights.
It’s hard to argue with math. It’s even harder to argue with Joel. The following is a little tidbit of Joel’s recent thoughts on Joe Biden’s home defense advice. Do please click through and read the whole article. Especially when he gets to the part about comparing a 12ga shotgun with a .32 caliber machine pistol. I love it when math is put to good and practical use.
I’m sure many of you have heard VP Joe Biden’s “advice” recently regarding self defense at home.
Where do we begin?
I believe that we should start with one of the most irresponsible statements I’ve ever heard, “Just walk out on the balcony…. and fire two blasts outside the house.”
Really, Joe? Just fire blindly into the night? No worries about the payload of lead or where it will go? That violates the most fundamental rules of firearms safety. (Google “Celebratory Gunfire”) And why fire both barrels, Joe? Shouldn’t you keep one round in reserve just in case the enemy isn’t frightened by shots you’re not firing at him or her?
A single 12 gauge shotgun blast with 00 buck shot is more powerful than getting hit with 9 rounds of .32 ACP AT THE SAME TIME!
Joe, if you think full autos are bad and high capacity semi-autos are bad, why do you think it’s OK to put 9 rounds down range with a single pull of the trigger?
Your belief system is flawed.
Read the rest at Joel’s Blog.
Seriously, does this make any less sense than letting the TV pick your president?
“I am your king!”
“Well, I didn’t vote for you.”
“You don’t vote for kings.”
“Well, ‘ow did you become king then?”
“The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite, held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water signifying by Divine Providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. That is why I am your king!”
“Listen — strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.”
“Well you can’t expect to wield supreme executive power just ’cause some watery tart threw a sword at you!”
“I mean, if I went around sayin’ I was an empereror just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me they’d put me away!”
“Shut up! Will you shut up!”
“Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.”
“Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! HELP! HELP! I’m being repressed!”
Watching a VH1 documentary on the Foo Fighters the other day. Their drummer, Taylor Hawkins, said he was once asked how it felt to be a rock star. His reply was perfect. “I’m not a rock star. I’m a musician.”