Valerie Whitaker & My AR-15

I bought a day after Barak Obama was elected president from Talon Arms and named it after Barak. I mentioned this in the past, but hadn’t posted any pictures. Well now I will.

I was scheduled the Sunday after I bought it shoot with nude model Valerie Whitaker, so I asked if I could bring the rifle. She said she’s shoot with anything I brought.

The problem with posting the images her is she’s naked. That is a problem right? I’ve avoided posting nude images on Reactuate because not everyone who reads it wants to see naked women. But here are two that have all the naughty bits covered.

Valerie Whitaker & AR-15 Valerie Whitaker & AR-15

If you don’t mind tasteful, artistic nudity and want to see the whole rifle – oh and all of Valerie – you can got to my other blog/website

Beauty & Brains: Ruth Clay

Second episode of the Beauty and Brains series with marketing manager and dancer Ruth Clay. We talk about art, philosophy, science and culture. Learn her thoughts on God, children today, art, and razor blade belly rings.

Beauty and Brains Trailer

One advantage to DFL is that there is now no home for Beauty & Brains, the interview show I shot a few months back. So I’m moving it here to Reactuate. Here’s the trailer.

Beauty And Brains Trailer from Ron Davis on Vimeo.

Beauty and Brains interviews women asking them questions about herself, Art & Culture and Science and Philosophy. In each section they are wearing a different outfit, casual, dressed up and a swimsuit.

Trailer for upcoming series of interviews.

Vote Andre Rene Again

I spent a couple of hours last night shooting and editing a comment for the Andre Rene voting. When I went to bed last night she was way ahead, but right now she is behind by 1 vote. Someone may be stuffing the ballot box.

Go Vote Andre Rene

Here is my video comment from Seesemic. I used CamTwist and SoundFlower to get the shot video into the comment.

Seesemic is interesting. It isn’t so much a video sharing site, as a video forum if you will. The whole idea is to start threads of comments and follow-up video comments.

Vote Andrea Rene

Andrea Rene

I’ve been following the search for a new Mahalo Daily host for awhile now and already had a favorite before today’s episode. Lucky for me the gun toting babe was the cute redhead Andrea Rene I was already rooting for.

She chose as her audition episode topic “How to shoot a gun”. While we didn’t learn much about how to shoot, it was fun watching a totally new shooter doing it for the first time. Her “Mahalo” in the final credits is worth watching the whole video.

The guy from the LA Gun club was a little too street for me, but he did teach her the four rules. Well he taught her rule 1. I assume they just didn’t show the rest.

But he didn’t teach her a proper grip, that was painful to watch.

A 9mm Berretta is the easiest gun to shoot? Huh? What about a 22? Then he recommends a revolver for the 70 year old grandma. What a young woman like Andrea would find that harder to shoot?

Ok, the point of this post isn’t to critique the gun guy, but to get you to vote for Andrea Rene.

They had various challenges for 20+ contestants and narrowed it down to 6. Those six each get to produce one show. The contestants get to pick what topic they cover. Then they write and produce the sample show.

Andrea chose how to shoot a gun, which seems a brave choice to me. My take is Mahalo Daily’s audience is very much high tech, silicon valley, northern California people. I.E. very liberal. Talking about shooting wouldn’t be very politically correct for that crowd.

Andrea Rene has the skills for to be the new host. She’s a red head which would get me to vote for her on its own. Then she chose shooting a gun for her topic. Which made me so happy I wrote a whole post to get people to vote for her.

Her fate isn’t completely in the voters hands, but it will be influenced by it. So go to Mahalo Daily and comment on how great she is.

UPDATE: For my pro-gun readers, if this comment doesn’t make you comment for her nothing will. “Sorry, absolutely nothing against Andrea, but I wouldn’t continue to watch Mahalo if this was the kind of featured subject matter.”