By John O'Bryan
Someday a prehistoric man picked up a rock and threw it at anything. And the historical past of guns begun. Comedy author and weapon nerd John O'Bryan relays the freaky highlights of man's centuries-old obsession with weaponry. He hilariously explains the mace, the morning famous person, and the guy catcher, whereas conveying real information regarding every one weapon: its background, makes use of, and badass capability. Flipping via history's highlights, readers will find out about Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, and the "peaceful" Shaolin priests. This final compendium of outstanding guns offers all of the unusually precise information guaranteed to galvanize anyone who's ever made a gun with their arms and stated, "PEW-PEW-PEW!"
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But then again, I needed the job so I just smiled and handed over the drinks hoping that they’d spill it all over themselves and burn some of that loose skin off. Whatever, you’ve all thought it before too, so don’t judge me. Some people just ask for it and I duly give it. That was my endless routine for 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. It could have been worse, but not by much. Most of the time I just got into a zone and didn’t see, feel, or have any real interaction outside of my own mind. It was like when you’re driving and 50 miles down the road you suddenly can’t remember driving that distance because you were in a trance conjured by the endless stream of white lines ticking like the seconds on a clock rolled out flat.
I wanted to see if I could learn to control it. That’d be a pretty good skill and I could use it daily. The whole day before it would have been a godsend. Especially after all of that proposal mess, I wanted the ability to help me not think of the harsh rejection. So for the rest of the day I decided to practice. I would zone out and make lattés. I became less and less like an employee and more like a robot. No extras, just work. ” She stomped through the doors wearing her power suit that was about to bust at the seams from a bunch of powerless and angry cloth.
I made a note to remind myself to ask her what she was listening to. If it was Mayday Parade, I was going to lose it. I hadn’t actively thought to walk that way either. I just did it as if my dream slid into my conscious mind and nudged a few synapses to fire and get my feet moving in the right direction. ” If we had been driving, he would have gotten the ticket for following too closely, but somehow I was the asshole here. I’m not really a huge believer in the paranormal or premonitions or anything like that, but two very detailed dreams ended up coming true and it was enough for me to start to believe, or at least to think about believing, that something unusual was going on here.
A History of Weapons: Crossbows, Caltrops, Catapults & Lots of Other Things that Can Seriously Mess You Up by John O'Bryan