Pfffff... I think this must be the longest one yet... http://bouffonbooks.com/2012/06/11/j...-order-murder/
Originally Posted by Alcoremortis
Not sure if I need to spoiler tag this, but whatever. I always wondered about this, especially in movies where everyone seems to fire their gun in the air willy nilly. It always seemed to me that they should have been looking for cover afterwards or something.
Not to be a combo breaker, I'll use spoiler tags as well:
The thing with that is, unless they shoot straight up into the air, the bullet is unlikely to come down near them. In fact, it could come down miles away, since it follows a ballistic trajectory. If they do shoot straight up and the bullet comes straight down, again, it'll probably tumble in mid air, reaching terminal velocity. If they then put a bucket on their head they should be safe already.
Originally Posted by WarpSpeed
I think we need to write a comedy Western now.
Good idea. Any specific wishes?