Poor England

The press seems to be shitting its pants over a discarded 22 short round.

8 Responses to “Poor England”

  1. Kevin Baker says:

    Um, that’s an old story – Nov. 2006. I thought I’d posted something about it at the time, but I can’t find the piece.

  2. Blackwing1 says:

    But good gods…look at the SIZE of that cartridge! You could take out a tank with it!

    Oh, wait…there’s nothing to compare it to in scale. Hmm, wonder why?

  3. BobG says:

    I remember posting about that some time back. God only knows what kind of panic would have ensued if it had been a 22 long rifle instead of a 22 short.

  4. Ahab says:

    Yeah, I remember that.

    My favorite part is this quote.

    The bullet, of Swiss origin, was still in its brass casing, complete with enough gunpowder for it to fire itself.

    How exactly would it “fire itself?”

  5. Tennessee Budd says:

    Now I’m really scared. I have hundreds (at least) of those deadly things at home. How will I sleep at night, knowing I’m in such mortal peril?

  6. Robert says:

    Photo is of a .22 Long Rifle, story is about a .22 Short. Just saying.

    I used to vacume these up in my shag carpet in my room when I was a kid. They always went off with a little “pop.” You could barely hear them over the vacume. I’d find the ruptured case later. Never killed or gravely wounded anyone.

    The Brits. Lame-o.

  7. joated says:

    These guys got bombed by the German’s in WWII, right?
    They fought like hell in that war, right?

    Who the heck is living on the British Isles now?

    Bunch of freakin’ pantywaists.

  8. John Hardin says:

    All the brits with balls died in the Battle of Britain?