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two successive tweets from BreakingNews

February 8th, 2010 (06:36 pm)
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First tweet: Italian aristocrat romantically linked to duchess of York killed during boar hunt http://bit.ly/azyCCp

Second tweet: Correction: Italian aristocrat killed at boar hunt was uncle of man romantically linked to duchess of York

All sympathies to his family, but what a wonderful headline. I like aristocrats who do aristocratic pursuits; there should be more attention paid them than the clubhoppers. (A friend mistook him for the boar. Rule Four, folks: know your target and what is beyond it. Never shoot at anything you have not positively identified.)

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Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: February 9th, 2010 12:10 am (UTC)

Wow. That is epic.

Posted by: tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine)
Posted at: February 9th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
TFV letters

1. I keep trying to think of a fandom where that headline could be a story summary, because come ON. It cries out for a story!

2. If that's rule 4, what are rules 1 - 3?

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: February 9th, 2010 04:43 pm (UTC)

Rule 1: All guns are always loaded!

Rule 2: Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.

Rule 3: Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target.

The Four Rules were codified and stated (with a few variables) by the late Col. Jeff Cooper, of blessed memory.

Posted by: Andrew Lambdin-Abraham (kd5mdk)
Posted at: February 9th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)

Lord Peter.

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