Sunday, October 02, 2011

Links: Weekend Blogrolling

For me, Saturdays and Sundays in the fall are some of the most relaxing times to blog. Without the hustle of the workweek, you're free to enjoy crisp air and arbitrary groups of strangers hitting each other. Here are some additions to the Shangrila Towers blogroll for a lazy fall weekend...actual content coming soon, I promise!

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal: Zach Weiner's SMBC is one of those webcomics that took awhile to hit its stride. In the beginning, the comic consisted entirely of simple one-panel jokes - "The Far Side" for the Internet age:

Newer SMBC cartoons are much more complex, and much funnier. The best ones take an absurd situation - say, nanobots preventing any more men from being born - and track it to an even more absurd result. I also like the conversational multipanel strips that explore aspects of philosophy and science with heavy doses of poster-grade snark: The weekend means I get to shoot, and everytime I go, I try to incorporate drills from this great website, authored by experienced firearms instructor Todd Green. The marquis drill is Green's F.A.S.T. (Fundamentals, Accuracy, & Speed Test) (at 7 yards, draw, fire 2 shots to a 3"x5" target, reload, then fire four more shots to an 8" target with no misses; a pro shooter can do it in under four seconds). Here's somebody practicing a modified version of the F.A.S.T.:


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