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  • They should all be tied to posts and shot with a blunderbus loaded with their own shite.

    OPEN THREAD

  • I remember a tale regarding the application for firearms of a female officer, pretty. intelligent, correct gender but could not hit a barn door with a blunderbus when it came to shooting.

    Women; Different but Equal (and a little scary) « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Matthew Norman is my other favourite columnist, pointing the blunderbus of black humour and baroque vitriol upon the political rampaging elephants of the day. posted by Rachel at 6:46 PM

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • Matthew Norman is my other favourite columnist, pointing the blunderbus of black humour and baroque vitriol upon the political rampaging elephants of the day. posted by Rachel at 6:46 PM

    Matthew Parris: columnist of the year

  • I read, in Andraesen's text you could rinse with water and store up to about 20 minutes after that then there might be problems. again milk is much better I wonder if a tooth left totally dry with a blunderbus root would dry out too much to the point it wouldn't revascularize where otherwise it might?

    Accidents, Dental Trauma

  • The rest of us have a few more months before we must enroll before being penalized, unless Congress acts in the meantime to simplify, defer, or repeal this blunderbus of a "program" with which we are afflicted.

    The Great Medicare Maze

  • I wonder if a tooth left totally dry with a blunderbus root would dry out too much to the point it wouldn't revascularize where otherwise it might?

    When to Call the Dentist, When to Go to the Emergency Room

  • Nothing would make me happier than to be afforded the opportunity to hold your blunderbus as you eagerly tamp its load.

    Archive 2004-08-29

  • Nothing would make me happier than to be afforded the opportunity to hold your blunderbus as you eagerly tamp its load.

    08/29/2004 - 09/05/2004

  • In a country church in Holland there is a painting representing the sacrifice of Isaac, in which the painter has depicted Abraham with a blunderbus in his hand, ready to shoot his son.

    Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889

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  • Rated as the worst public transportation in the world.

    October 9, 2008

  • HA HA HA!!! Thanks, whichbe...

    October 9, 2008

  • I was standing on the coroner, waiting for the blunderbus...

    October 9, 2008

  • "a fire-arm with a short, but very large bore, widened at the muzzle." (citation in list description; compare blunderbuss and harquebuss)

    For some reason this popped into my small brain:

    "When what to my wondering eyes should appear

    But a miniature blunderbus, and eight tiny reindeer."

    October 10, 2008

  • That's just weird.

    October 10, 2008

  • That's an awesome rhyme c_b! :-) But I would suggest wandering, rather than wondering.

    July 30, 2009

  • That doesn't seem to make as much sense. "Wondering eyes" are incredulous. "Wandering eyes" are an ophthalmological issue.

    July 30, 2009

  • Indeed. Peripatetic ophthalmology should be a specialty all on its own.

    July 30, 2009