January 24, 2007

JMB Day Part Two

Ya know yesterday I forgot to mention in my JMB Day post that I had an odd dream (no; not that kind of odd). I forget the details but it involved doing complex math & bartering to get the maximum number of mags with the cash in my pocket for the 1918 BAR I usually rent at the Rocky Mountain .50 Caliber Association's Annual .50 Caliber & Machine Gun Shoot. It didn't dawn on me til later the significance of dreaming about a JMB creation on the day of his birth. :)

In my JMB Day post I was making a half hearted statement about a national holiday in JMB's honor (I think we have too many national holidays as it is), but Yuri of Condition Orange has started an online petition for it. Tam (whose birthday is today so go over & wish her a happy, hangover-free one) has updated her post to spread the word & added an interesting observation about the timelessness of a JMB design.

Now I'll leave you with some words from the Good Book Forum Post:

"In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was the pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it worketh. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain.

And shouldst thou muck with it and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely fail and have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm.

And as the ages passed, men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911, and their metalsmiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clarity of mind being clouded by lust."

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