View Full Version : Odd, my latest copy of SWAT magazine...

Mike Irwin
August 24, 2002, 11:22 PM
smells oddly like mothballs, peppermint, old fart, and RIG on a chunk of mastadon wool...

August 24, 2002, 11:50 PM
:rolleyes: :o

August 24, 2002, 11:58 PM
You sure you just didn't mistake your copy of SWAT for a copy of Glamour magazine?
Those odors are probaby just the samples used by the perfume companies in their ads.
;) :p

Ed Brunner
August 25, 2002, 06:56 AM
You got yours and I haven't seen mine yet?

4V50 Gary
August 25, 2002, 10:11 AM
Mike got his because he's the test case for mothballs, peppermint, old fart, Rig on a chunk of old mastadon wool edition. Guess his impression wasn't favorable. :p

Ed Brunner
August 25, 2002, 11:23 AM
I guess then it's OK that he got the first one.

Mike Irwin
August 25, 2002, 12:12 PM
Hey Gary,

Then there's also the printing problem with this issue...

Some of the folios are repeated, others are missing.

See the SWAT forum for details.

I think Rich wants a good idea as to how many bad copies went out. He seems to be pretty perturbed.

Having been in the magazine business that contracted its printing to vendors, I sympathize...

Mike Irwin
August 25, 2002, 12:14 PM
Oh yeah, if any of you can't figure out what I'm talking about, check out the photos of the thin cowboy Santa Claus.

It's someone whom we know and respect (althought with me the respect may be hard to see sometimes. But it's there. :D)

4V50 Gary
August 25, 2002, 12:28 PM
Mike, my apologies for the joke and you were not the test subject for a scented magazine. Rich is aware of the problem of missing pages and is working on it.

Mike Irwin
August 25, 2002, 12:36 PM
Gary, no apology necessary. I knew it was a joke.

As for Rich being aware of the printing problem yes, I know. That's why I said he was perturbed about it. :)

Mal H
August 25, 2002, 03:02 PM
I think Sam's answer explains it all. ;)

Denny Hansen
August 25, 2002, 07:10 PM
Which reminds me:
Sam, swing by tomorrow and I'll get you some copies of the latest issue. And thanks again for your help on the article.


Mike Irwin
August 25, 2002, 09:39 PM
"Sam, swing by..."


Sam is the living missing link! He lives in modern times, but still travels by swinging from tree to tree!

I'm calling my friend at the Smithsonian's anthropology department right now!

August 25, 2002, 11:15 PM
Gary...that apology was totally uncalled for. Mike has long been a testor of renown. Mostly of food tho.

Mike....Vertabrate Paleo dpt beat em to it. Bone structure similar to Desmostylus (paleoparadoxium)

Denny...WILCO. My pleasure. Was just standin in your yard lookin at the mastodons walkin by....or neighbor...or sumpin.


August 26, 2002, 12:37 PM
it smelled like an "old fart," do you mean

1. the breaking of wind, trapped in a small space for a long time.


2. an aged cohort, prone to short, pithy sentences full of meaning?

Could be an indicator as to how the smell got there.

August 28, 2002, 04:26 PM
You know, when I read through my issue the other day, it never dawned on me that that was Sam. That is, until I saw the S&W revolver. Then it hit me - there's only one person I can think of that would carry a big ol' ancient wheelgun for CCW.

BTW, Sam, my wife says you would be very handsome if you trimmed your Santy Claus whiskers a bit.

August 28, 2002, 07:04 PM
It's the dreamboat eyes. Sam I Am must do well with the ladies with peepers like those.;) (Darn my mongrel eyes). Dreamy eyes works almost as well as pinning money to your suit!

August 28, 2002, 08:45 PM
That's a 29-3, came out long after I retired.
And, possibly the newest gun I currently own.
The two on the right side are pinned.
Ancient my rear.

Sam.....don't even try to confuse me, I beat you to it long ago.

August 29, 2002, 02:26 PM
Take no offense, Sam. The comment was made in sarcasm. Most folks think any wheelgun is ancient, and certainly anything that isn't made of scandium/titanium/plutonium.

August 29, 2002, 05:01 PM
Rock....no offence was taken.
Reply in sarcasm also.
Leave no duck unplucked.


Mike Irwin
August 30, 2002, 12:46 PM

DIRT came along a long time after you retired!