I really do feel like we lost a legend.
They couldn’t even say his name right on the news. Made me kriffing sick.
christmas is ruined
Christmas was already ruined by month long incessant assault of the horrible christmas music.
Haters gonna hate, pa rum pum pum pum.
If I have to listen to Christmas songs… Gary Hoey.
Want a plane that loops the loop,
[Alvin:] I still want a Hula-Hoop.
Well said, Comrade.
I poured out a 40 filled with the blood of African child-soldiers to commemorate.
“African child-soldiers” are the responsibility of African governments and war lords not Mikhail’s.
Go bitch at them.
Amen, brother. Politics be damned, he was one of the most effective engineers in history.
He designed the perfection, for there is nothing to take away from his creation. May he bask eternally in the hate of limp wristed whiners.
Let’s hope he gets reincarnated as the next great computer designer, so we can just buy one laptop for the rest of our lives.
He feasts this day, with John Moses Browning.
And Eugene Stoner
One of my favorite quotes from the man, when asked how he slept at night knowing the rifle he designed killed so many people:
“I sleep soundly. I created a weapon to defend the motherland. It was not my fault that it was sometimes used where it should not have been. That is the fault of politicians.” ~ Mikhail Kalashnikov
The Kill counter on his end-of-game summary page is still spinning up and will keep going fr some time… No headshots though.
Dasvidaniya, comrade Kalashnikov.
Say what they might, you were a loyal man working for the country you loved. What others have made of your work, is no sin on you.
Today the man known as Mikhail Timofeyevich Kalashnikov is in Valhalla drinking up a storm with Eugene Morrison Stoner, John Moses Browning, Eliphalet Remington, Samuel Colt, Fedor Vasilievich Tokarev, Sergei Gavrilovich Simonov, Paul and Wilhelm Mauser and many other firearms geniuses. Drink up, Komrade.
AK-47 Inventor To Be Buried In Mud For A Week, Cleaned Off, Then Put Back To Work
Rest in peace, tovarishch Kalashnikov.
For anyone who is interested in a good, recent history of Kalashnikov’s deadly invention, I recommend “The Gun” by C. J. Chivers, 2010.
All the bile spewing I’ve seen on the innernets (fortunately not as much as I expected) reminds me of nothing so much as the reaction to Alfred Nobel’s alleged demise. “Merchant of Death!!!11!”, my arse.
I’m not really into guns, which hopefully doesn’t make you hate me, because I think the AK-47 is a brilliant piece of machinery. A gun that never jams must have saved many lives in many wars
Well, to be honest it does jam, all firearms do every now and then. But the AK design tends to not do so as often. The big thing about it is the rock-solid general reliability and eas of use.
I know there is this one story from a guy who served in Vietnam who´s squad picked up a well worn AK from a slightly decomposed VC. They took it back to camp and had it as a “shoot for fun” gun. It would jsut sit around in a locker, completly uncleaned, picked out about once a month when they got bored. Sure, they had to kick the mechnism though battery a few times, but it would eventualy run clean when the rust and crud got worked through. From his memory, it was still around and in use when he got to go home.
Had it been any other firearm i would have called it a fib. With the AK, it might actualy be true.
to your health
ZA! Not na.
ZA vashe zdorovye
Or just “Zdorovye!”
Unless the guy was actually Polish?
I have no Vodka, but i doubt Mr. Kalashnikov would have been avid to a fine Whiskey.
In your memory Mr. Kalashnikov, Skål!
I so wish that the illiterate children operating them was hyperbole
If guns don’t kill people, how do they make and lose wars?
because a person killing another person with a less resilient design will have a harder time, think AK vs… Cheuchat in a muddy rain forest, desert, hell even a sand dune. the more reliable weapon will make or break a soldier.
This is precisely why I prefer revolvers to autos.
Fuck him. He got all of the credit, Hugo Schmeisser did all of the work.
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