Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jazz, Adventure, Cats, Coppers, Dead People...

Enter jazzman-turned-PI, Rock Banyon, played by Michael Kenneth Williams (otherwise known as Omar Little in one of the best television series ever) in a comedic mini-series The Spoils Before Dying.

Hardboiled plus.

I've only caught the first couple of episodes and, clearly, this pokes fun at the entire genre yet it still manages to tell a gritty story. Move over True Detective, there's a new brooding and troubled anti-hero in town, spouting darkly introspective insights into the human condition. In voiceover, even!

While it might not be everyone's cup of tea, I liked what I've seen so far.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Knock Knock. Or how I ended up on the wrong end of a search warrant.

As I tweeted the other week Dear Reader, I had the amusing (if not bemusing) experience of being awoken early in the morning to the sound of the police executing a Search Warrant on the premises.

Actually, I thought it might have been a friend of mine playing a bit of an early morning joke but the vests and the handguns (to be fair, they remained holstered throughout) soon disabused me of that notion.

So what was it all about I hear you ask?

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Quick Review: 5.11 Covrt ZAP 6 gear slinger

Well, Dear Reader, I've had a chance to trial my recent purchase of 5.11's Covrt ZAP 6 and I'm of mixed opinion on it.

I'm not entirely sure who 5.11 have marketed this product for but the online blurb at their website states: 

Originally designed to provide support for covert fire teams, the COVRT™ Z.A.P. (Zone Assault Pack) has become a popular off duty concealed carry pack for law enforcement officers across the country.

And the features include:

  • Rugged and versatile concealed carry pack
  • Storage compartment holds tablet or netbook
  • Internal organizer pockets for small accessories
  • Hydration compartment
  • Coms pocket with mic cord pass-through
 Well, here's my rundown.