John Moses Browning (01/23/1855-11/26/1926), one of the most prolific and successful firearms designers in history, with over 126 firearms-related patents to his name. He designed more weapons still in production today than any other firearms designer of his time. Responsible for the Browning Automatic Rifle (favorite weapon of both Clyde Barrow of Bonnie & Clyde fame and Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger who took Clyde down), the Browning M2 heavy machine gun (still on active duty with the US Army), the Browning Hi-Power automatic pistol (still in production through Fabrique National of Belgium), the Colt M1911 A1 ACP autopistol that used his slide operation (still in production by Springfield Armory, and up until a couple of years ago the Winchester Model 1894 lever-action rifle.
John M. Browning's excellence in weapons design is proven by the fact that his weapons are still in production a hundred years after they were first introduced.
The condition of becoming an internet zombie by surfing the net when you should be sleeping. As you enter this state it becomes easier and easier to come up with excuses to see 'just one more link'. It doesn't always fly as an excuse why you are falling asleep at work.
"Why were you face down at your computer today?"
"Bad case of internet-induced insomnia last night."
Catching fish by lighting a stick of dynamite and throwing it as far as you can into a lake or river, and then netting all the fish stunned by the explosion. Considered by most anglers to be excessive, it can be time saving if you have a large fish fry to prepare for. It can also lead to late-night visits from the BATFE and/or the Department of Homeland Security.
Named for the DuPont Company, who have been manufacturing explosives in the United States since the early 19th Century.
"Hey, how're we going to get enough fish for tomorrow night?"
"Grab the DuPont fishing lures and meet me at the lake; I'll show you."
Doing or saying something so incredibly dense, people look at you to make certain you aren't blond.
AKA a "Here's Your Sign" moment.
Examples of a TBM:
Asking the ticket counter agent "What time does the 5:15 redeye to Chicago leave?" when the flight schedule is right behind you on a big screen.
with 20 seconds left in the 2013 NFC Divisional Championships, New Orleans Saints wide reciever Marques Colston receives a pass from Drew Brees; instead of stepping a half-foot to the right and going out of bounds to stop the clock and give the Saints a chance to win the game he turns to his left and tries to lateral to teammate Darren Sproles. His pass goes forward instead of lateral, and the illegal forward pass penalty loses the game for the Saints.
NATO phonetic alphabet spelling of WTH: What the H*ll. A more general-purpose interrogative than the more popular Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, it is used to indicate a high level of surprise and/or disgust with what has just happened. It can also be used to show that you are going to do something despite or in spite of the consequences.
Playing World of Tanks: "Whiskey Tango Hotel?!? How did that little tank just destroy my tank in one shot?"