Blessedly, the Republican National Convention ended this evening. I normally wouldn't be watching it, but as a fan of Rachel Maddow, I feel bound to watch her show every night, and since she was covering the convention this week, there you go! I'm not really a fan of Trump or his ilk, but we've found a way to make watching (and listening) to them more enjoyable...
On our last trip to the Midwest, on a visit to our nephew's house, they had little guns that shot suction cups at flat surfaces (think television sets!). You get a little emotional release by shooting at anyone causing you stress or unhappiness. Fortunately, I found a couple in the Target store when we returned to Tucson, and it was one of Melinda's anniversary presents when we celebrated in June. Shown at left, they shoot little Nerf suction cups with surprising velocity and easily fly straight across the room and stick to our new big-screen TV. The only problem with them is that Melinda is a little too weak to pump the mechanism, but it is easy enough for me to do it for her. The little stickers are different colors, so you can identify which of you took which shots.
So Melinda found some release in shooting the TV after I made her at least listen to the broadcast. At right is my grouping from across the living room, though I moved across the room so that I could get the gun and TV in the same frame for an image. Nice shootin' eh? Must be from the practicing I get w/my shootin' buddies out in the desert, though the suction cups are easier on the TV screen than the real thing!
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