I found these in my driveway this afternoon. I don’t normally step on handgun shell-casings while getting out of my car, so I am going to assume that these are just some sort of bizarre anomaly and that no guns have actually been fired recently in the vicinity of my house. Then again, I’ve never actually been near any gunfire, so other than “bang!” I’m not really sure what to listen for. Maybe it sounds like it does on TV?
I tried and failed to watch some of the Olympics yesterday. Apparently if you are in the US, NBC basically owns all broadcast rights, and even to watch events on their website, you have to demonstrate (how I’m not sure) that you have a subscription to a cable company that is affiliated with them. Since I don’t have cable, I was basically SOL. If I was clever enough to set up a proxy server to trick the internet into thinking that I was in, say, Gdansk or Barcelona or something, it seems I could have watched them online via a European station, but I am not clever enough to set up a proxy server. Or rather I’m fairly sure that I am clever enough, but I am not motivated enough to set up a proxy server. What I am is kind of pissed at NBC for being evil, but I’ll get over it.
So I watched the Glyndebourne Rodelinda instead.