Books Etc

The Walking Dead

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Murdoc doesn’t watch a lot of TV, but when he was sick over the holidays he spent a few days watching the entire run of The Walking Dead. Pretty good, for the most part. He tries to ignore the fact that these people seem to be able to pick off zombies with one shot between […]

The Stephen King eBook ‘Guns’

Famed author Stephen King has published an eBook called ‘Guns’ to discuss the gun control issue. No link given here, but here’s the blurb on Amazon: In a pulls-no-punches essay intended to provoke rational discussion, Stephen King sets down his thoughts about gun violence in America. Anger and grief in the wake of the shootings […]

Cartridges of the World

Murdoc’s buddy Richard Mann is helping out with the upcoming revised edition of Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges and wants your help: If you are familiar with previous volumes and would like to complain about mistakes or content, or if you know of any new interesting cartridges […]

Remembering Katrina

There’s been a lot of new coverage of the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and all the problems it caused in New Orleans. Like the original go-round, the plight of the areas where the hurricane actually hit got much less coverage. So go check out this post I wrote back at the time on Murdoc […]

‘More Guns, Less Crime’ by John Lott

Third Edition is now available: More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control Laws, Third Edition On its initial publication in 1998, John R. Lott’s More Guns, Less Crime drew both lavish praise and heated criticism. More than a decade later, it continues to play a key role in ongoing arguments over gun-control laws: […]

Jack Lord in the First Episode of ‘Have Gun, Will Travel’

The first episode of the long-running series, ‘Three Bells to Perdido,’ featured Jack Lord as bad guy Dave Enderby. It aired on September 14, 1957. Like many bad guys in westerns, Lord’s character couldn’t shoot for spit. If he shot even as well as Murdoc, the television series would have been over twenty minutes into […]