Stupid Sayings: “I’d Rather be Lucky Than Good”

This one really grinds my gears.  I've heard it all my life, and from people who should know better.  I remember my dad saying this when I was younger, and I heard Jocko Willink say it on a recent podcast. Am I missing something? Let's look at this critically: "I'd rather be lucky than good."  The speaker … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “I’d Rather be Lucky Than Good”

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Stupid Sayings: “I Wish a MF’er would!”

I really, really, hate it when I hear or see someone say that.  Not dislike, literal hatred. I'm no lawyer (nor do I ply one on TV), but even I can see that being quoted as saying "I wish someone would give me a reason to kill them" is a bad idea.  It's hard to imagine … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “I Wish a MF’er would!”

Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”

This phrase doesn't come around too often, usually only when someone is discussing a new cartridge from an ammo manufacturer, or a wildcat they are contemplating.  That doesn't mean this saying isn't still asinine.  The heart of my entire point is this: whether cartridges are redundant or not depends completely upon how narrowly you have … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “There are Enough Calibers Already!”

Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

First, we need to agree upon terms.  These are what these terms mean, and how they will be used for the rest of the post. Kinetic Energy = (1/2)*mass*velocity², and is measured in foot-pounds. (a grain is 1/7000th of a pound) Momentum = Mass*velocity, and is measured in pound-mass-feet per second Knockdown Power = Fantasy, … Continue reading Kinetic Energy, Momentum, & Knockdown Power

Stupid Sayings, “Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough”

People who say this are hypocrites.  They may be good people, they may mean well, but as they speak or type those words, they are hypocrites.  For your statement to be factually true, your definition of the words in that sentence have to change mid-sentence!  A person who uses different definitions of a word interchangeably … Continue reading Stupid Sayings, “Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough”

Stupid Sayings: “It’s easier to ask forgiveness…”

"It's easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission".  A phrase I've heard quite a few times, but it never really sat well with me.  I did some thinking, and I've come to the opinion that it's a stupid saying. I did a quick google search on the term and learned that it was coined … Continue reading Stupid Sayings: “It’s easier to ask forgiveness…”