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Friday, February 15, 2008

The Classics Are Evergreen

Hopefully there'll be a Foto Friday up a little later, but for now, an appetizer.

I read this over at InstaPundit:

Two men obviously thought James Pickett, 80, was an easy target when they showed up at his home on Saturday with a knife...

What the men didn't know is Picket had taken a pistol and put it in his pocket before opening the door.
"He jumped and turned and I shot him," Picket said.

The two brothers, Paul and Holden Perry, ran but didn't get far before calling an ambulance.

"The only problem was I run out of bullets," Picket said.

And was reminded of this:

He would have finished Goddam off then and there, but pity stayed his hand. It’s a pity I’ve run out of bullets, he thought as he went back up the tunnel, pursued by Goddam’s cries of rage…

--- Bored of the Rings