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Click the full-screen option, then check out the kitty cat at 1:30…  folding back his ears…

…at 8:45 he compares a 223 round to a thirty-aught-six.  I wouldn’t agree with his characterization of the .223 as a relatively docile round… Sure, a .30-06 packs almost three times more energy than a .223…  but a .223 packs about 10 times more energy than a .22 round… Lethality of a round depends on a number of factors… As far as bullets go, bigger and faster doesn’t always translate into more lethality… There are some slugs that will pass through your body relatively cleanly while causing less disruption, while smaller and slower slugs will actually cause more disruption of tissue and will transfer more energy into your body.  Slug design counts for more than size and velocity, e.g. hollow-point versus solid.

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Mark Foster wrote and recorded “Pumped Up Kicks” in five hours.  On the day of recording, Foster debated between songwriting in the studio and going to the beach. He explained: “I really didn’t have anything to do that day. I was standing there in the studio, and this thought came in my mind like, ‘I’m going to write a song,’… and then I was like, ‘I don’t feel like writing. I don’t want to write a song.’ I was a block away from the beach, and it was a beautiful day. I kind of just wanted to just be lazy and go hang out at the beach or whatever. But I just forced myself to write a song… By that time the next day, the song was finished.” Reflecting on the lack of inspiration he felt when writing the song, Foster said, “I’ve heard a lot of other artists talk about this as well, like, ‘I’m not inspired right now. I’ve got writer’s block. I’m just not really feeling anything.’ And I’ve felt that way, too, just not being inspired and wanting to wait for inspiration to come before I wrote. But I wasn’t inspired when I wrote ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ and that’s what came out. So… it just solidified the notion that perspiration is more powerful than inspiration.” Thinking that he was just recording a demo, he played all of the instruments on the song, and using Logic Pro he arranged and edited the song himself. The demo is ultimately the version of the song that Foster released.