Our super-sophisticated polling results are in, and it’s unanimous: 2018 was a year, all right!
Here at GGD, we strive to provide you, our readership, with serious, hard-hitting journalism and expert analysis on all things guns, gadgets, and outdoor-related. (NB: By “hard-hitting journalism,” we mean “puerile jokes about a certain outdoor retailer that has an unfortunate yet hilarious business name”; and by “expert analysis” we mean “making fun of anti-gunners on the Internet”; and by “serious,” we mean “not at all.”) But we needed to know which of 2018’s Guns & Gadgets Daily articles were the 2018-est ever. That’s why we recently ran a poll among our readers* to winnow down which ones were on-target hits…and which ones keyholed their way in and haven’t been seen since.
So, without any further ado…our Best of 2018!
1: Dick’s Gets Cut Off
The year 2018 marked the beginning of a radical new way of doing business: Being a huge Dick’s to your core customer base, all in the name of looking good to the kinds of people who never shop at your store anyway. It was genius–after all, they already had a wonderfully emblematic name (not to mention three balls in the logo…might want to get that looked at, Dick’s). And the gun-buying public certainly returned the favor in kind.
2: Trolling Anti-Gunners Gets Trolltastic
Another special thing we all learned in 2018 is that making fun of anti-gunners online is Very Serious Business, Indeed. Whether it’s a gun retailer owning all things public relations or just little ol’ me being a jerk on the Internet, we pro-2A folks love to troll…not because it is easy, but because it is fun.
And the Worst of 2018!
Of course, we can’t please everyone all the time…although Lubricia Cosmoline, our hoe-stess of GGD After Dark, sure does try. The year 2018 proved that the world of guns and hunting is rife with a Forum’s worth of stories about totally real things that totally happened to a variety of totally real people. We just can’t help it that shooting shares plenty of characteristics with the other famous indoor sports: the pleasure momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable…
*No, we didn’t. I made that part up. But if you’d like to tell us what you’d like to see more of in the comments, we’ll be glad to hear it! After the aspirin and Alka-Seltzer kick in, that is.
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