By Andrew Liszewski
From Blackadder Goes Forth, Episode 1 – “Captain Cook”
Blackadder: Baldrick, what are you doing out there?
Baldrick: I’m carving something on this bullet sir.
Blackadder: What are you carving?
Baldrick: I’m carving “Baldrick”, sir.
Baldrick: It’s a cunning plan actually.
Blackadder: Of course it is.
Baldrick: You see, you know they say that somewhere there’s a bullet with your name on it?
Baldrick: Well, I thought if I owned the bullet with my name on it, I’d never get hit by it, ‘cos I won’t ever shoot myself.
Blackadder: Oh, shame.
That’s right, someone has started a company providing a service based on a humorous exchange from an episode of Blackadder. ‘My Bullet’ will sell you a .50 caliber silver or brass bullet engraved with up to 16 characters of your choosing for just $70. Who knows? It might actually provide some peace of mind, unless you have a name slightly longer than mine. Then you’ll need to keep looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life.