Thursday, July 11, 2013

Behold Gun Geo Marker, the app that will save us all!

New for your Android:  it's Gun Geo Marker, baby!

The Gun Geo Marker operates very simply, letting parents and community members mark, or geolocate, sites associated with potentially unsafe guns and gun owners.

Look, this isn't about the app being a monumentally stupid idea, either for reasons of the obvious lawsuit risk, the childishly easy crowdsource-hack, or the pluperfectly misanthropic hatred of individual privacy that drives the very idea behind the app.  You can figure that one out for yourself by arranging for three of your available brain cells to work together for a few seconds.

This is about the app being launched a few days ago on July 4, and since getting buried by pure snark.  It's freakin' delicious.

At the time of this writing, here's what the overview of "reviews" looks like:

And lest you get the wrong idea about those "five star" reviews, here's a sample:

Yeah, seriously.  Again, as of this writing, there are 34 "five-star" reviews, and of those, exactly one appears to be serious:

The eagle-eyed may note that while Mr. Gözler titles his missive "Fantastic App", he appears to be much more concerned with fecal flingery;  possibly this is simply because his words are lonely out there among the unrestrained rifraff, but really, who here understands the inner workings of such self-evidently superior beings?  :-)

Of course, none of this means anything, according to the provider, who assures us that it's all sour grapes.  (You may feel like you are listening to the Brady Campaign or CGSV, backpedaling [Fast and F]uriously.  Or perhaps listening to Emmett Fitz-Hume.)

What was even funnier was clicking back to the Overview tab and noting something I had missed in the "About this app" section:

(snap) Well, of course!

Hat tip to Claire.  The giggle was welcome today.


MamaLiberty said...


It's fun to think that this "app" would paint most inhabited places in Wyoming with something resembling a serious rash.

Outside of liberal Cheyenne and Jackson Hole, this thing couldn't get any traction here anyway.

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