Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A veteran of a thousand psychic wars

Presumably electrophoresis gels stop bullets. I can think of no other reason why someone would stick one to the front of his uniform.

Unless it's a 2D barcode so he can be identified and returned to his home in the event of him wandering off.
Apparently police notebooks are also bullet-resistant (like Boots' carbolic soap).* I look forward to seeing this theory tested on Mythbusters.

* 'The plastic sheets are memory aids for officers with procedures, laws and other material they may need on the job.
'As one defence lawyer wit said: "Ironically, it was the Bill of Rights that saved his life."'


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I love this picture.

alison said...

You may rememember that your grandpapa's life was saved - at Gallipoli - by the soap-inna-tin-soapbox that he had in the breast pocket of his tunic. It did a most excellent job of stopping a Turkish bullet.

Smut Clyde said...

Does the "Boots' carbolic soap" link count as rememembering my grandpapa's life?