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Genius In the thirteenth century Mongol invaders used gunpowder weapons during their invasion of Europe. The crude firearms were still in their earliest stage of development, but even then it was clear they were more advanced and dangerous than the bladed weapons and cudgels that had armed combatants for millennia.

Unfortunately Derrick Mosley, seen to the right, seems to have missed that little history lesson because last Thursday he walked his dumb ass into Discount Gun Sales in Beaverton, Oregon and tried to rob the place with a baseball bat and a knife.

Not surprisingly, the owner of the gun store had a loaded gun on him, and he promptly used it to order Derrick to drop his weapons and lay down until police arrived.

As I’ve long said, there are three places you never, under any circumstances, want to try to rob. They are a gun store, a pawn shop and a Waffle House. And amazingly, thieves tried to hit two out of the three in the last five days.

At about 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning a guy walked into a Waffle House outside of Atlanta, pulled out a gun and tried to rob it. A customer then promptly pulled out his own gun and shot him.

You would honestly be better off robbing a bank than a Waffle House after dark. Bank tellers are taught not to fight, and the worst thing they’ll throw at you is a dye pack. It’s a safe bet that anyone inside a Waffle House after midnight is drunk, high on meth, armed, or some combination of the three, and that’s a fight you don’t want.