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The Boring Statistics
This week was an average week in some ways. We posted what has become our standard, 27 posts, and a higher than usual total of about 20,000 words. Of the two averages we still track, mean was 733 and median 657, and few of the posts were real outliers.
We did have a real explosion in comments this week: thanks, perhaps, to some accessible and discussion-prone topics, we had 469 comments at press time, a record for the year. The comments frequently extend and expand upon the blog posts a good bit; make the time to read some of them some time.
The month of July ended this week with approximately 1.2 million unique visitors YTD and about 6.7 million visits.
Comment of the Week
Because we’re doing this post retroactively, nothing’s fresh in mind, so we’re not going to have one this week… sorry ’bout that.
The Week in Posts
Here’s the recap of our posts for this week:
- Sunday Showers find us under the weather
- Snap, Crackle, and Pop isn’t just for cereal — it can happen to firearms, too.
- Another justification for the Iran deal: Why Not Give ’em Nukes? We Gave ’em Tanks! Funny, the administration hasn’t brought this reason up yet.
- When Guns Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Reproductive Health Services
- What Can Beretta’s AR Competitor, the ARX-160, Do? (In the hands of Jerry Miculek, quite a bit).
- Let’s Further Abuse the Army’s Primitive Small Arms Maint Policy, since it deserves no less.
- As the Coast Guard says, You Have to Go Out…
- We need to ban furniture. For the children! When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have IKEA.
- We take a rare look (for us) at premium, handcrafted shotguns in You Don’t Think of “Beautiful” When You Hear “Skeletal.” You Should.
- We note the news that The USMC Goes to the M4 for Infantry Marines.
- Everyone else is speculating, so why not us? Why did the Viper Centerpunch the Cessna?
- When Guns are Outlawed, only Outlaws will have Bison is an excellent illustration of what happens when domesticated animal meets wild animal.
- Wednesday Weapons Website of the Week: N6CC for a look at patrol boats and HF commo.
- We pass on the grim news that ATF Shadow-Bans 40mm Practice Ammunition. They seem unclear on whether they are banning M781 TP ammo. Depends on whom you talk to.
- We note an article on Domestic Jihad’s Tennessee History.
- When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Hot Coals. Carbon Monoxide is an insidious poison. Even though it doesn’t cause global warming.
- Rummy on Pollard: an abrasive Secretary of Defense on the importance of keeping traitors on ice.
- What would you choose If You Had Only One 5.56mm Carbine? Turns out this was a provocative topic, lots of interesting viewpoints in the comments.
- In case you were wondering why some of us would rather go to our dog’s vet than a Vet Center: Veterans Affairs Doc: “Gun owner? Kill yourself!”
- The problem with thrill rides is when your fun meter is pegged, sometimes theirs has a couple more notches of throttle available: When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have Thrill Rides
- When we’ve got an SF guy selling his tuchus on the Internet, it’s Time to Stop Making fun of the SEALs’ “Warrior Princess”
- We clear up a bunch of short subjects in Friday Tour d’Horizon 2015 Week 31
- Burn, Baby, Burn, With Your Own Flamethrower. It really doesn’t have a practical use, unless your back yard is full of angry Japanese who insist on death before dishonor.
- Ever wonder about home-grown jihadis: They Join ISIL Because They’re Losers. Of course.
- When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Have Clothing — another day, another tragic accident.
- Saturday Matinee 2015 31: I Was a Communist for the FBI (1951) is a period piece from a time when the Communists actually got off campus from time to time.
- That Was the Week that Was: 2015 Week 31 is this post, naturally, so we’ll skip the link.
Since we’re posting this a week late, we’ll draw the line at making predictions for a future that is already long past.