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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.

You just want people to die.

Here’s something funny I stole from Claire’s Cabal.

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Okay, that worked.

This has not been a great week for Lair construction. In fact it’s just been a bad week. I spent a lot of money on the wrong ceiling paint and so lost five days’ work. By this time I hoped … Continue reading

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Aha! The Dread Terrorist Jack Daniels rises again!

Hee… Neighbours ‘thought man was terrorist’ for flying Jack Daniels flag They saw something, they said something. What could possibly go wrong? Y’know what would be funny? If you infiltrated one of those ISIS marches waving a JD flag. It’d … Continue reading

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Today we will observe the Pursed-Lip Pecksniff in its natural habitat…

Feds ban listing ‘love’ as a food ingredient The Food and Drug Administration sent a letter to Massachusetts company Nashoba Brook Bakery on Sept. 22, rebuking them for, amongst other things, including “love” on the ingredient list for the company’s … Continue reading

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QoD: Dangerously Futile edition

“Do you know what stupid is? Stupid is continually telling a large portion of the population that they’re the cause of all social problems, you hate them, they’re Literally Hitler and you wish them dead. And then telling them oh … Continue reading

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I must like you, Ghost, or I wouldn’t do this.

First thing in the morning. Before coffee. WAY before breakfast. Before I feed the chickens, even. Ghost has never been my favorite dog – mostly because I’ve never been his favorite human. He was smart, quick, a very useful watchdog, … Continue reading

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NRA to bumpstock users: While you’re under the bus, could you have a look at the ball joints?

NRA calls for ATF review of bump stocks, new regulations after Las Vegas shooting Utterly unprincipled, utterly cynical, and a relatively cheap way to give cover to their expensive politicians. Oh, but don’t worry. Trump’s on your side. Just behind … Continue reading

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I despise Apple.

Never really had an opinion about it before. Do as you will as long as you don’t harm me, that’s always been my motto. Or would be if I started having a motto. Then a good friend gave me an … Continue reading

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Check your water

We pump our own water out of the ground here, using a well Ian paid Big Bux to have drilled, with a solar powered DC immersion pump… …through a whole bunch of flexible pipe into a big water tank… …and … Continue reading

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The guy in the Rich Uncle Pennybags costume wins the whole Internets forever.

Hee… Someone dressed like the Monopoly guy is photobombing the Senate’s Equifax hearing

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I like coming up here…

It’s getting back down that’s a pain in the ass. Yah, keep your “big sky country,” Montana. My sky’s plenty big. There are two ways to get here: The short, rocky, nearly vertical way and the long round-about way. I … Continue reading

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It’s all about the dog urine, baby…

LB got a treat this morning. Daddy came down the ladder and we went straight out the door. It’s gonna be like that all week. I’ve got two sets of neighbors out of state and they’ve all got dogs (and … Continue reading

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I think that car owes that generator a beer.

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It’s me!

23 years ago…

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Unemployment comes swiftly in the Twitter Age…

Two headlines in quick succession First: Top CBS Exec: No Sympathy for Vegas Victims as ‘Country Music Fans Often are Republican Gun Toters’ Yeah! Those damned country music fans deserve to die! Republicans, every one. Gun toters. Church burners. Nazi … Continue reading

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By all means, Hillary. Let us put politics aside.

But since I’m only being political in self defense, you first.

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In which Joel once again proves himself an insufficiently caffeinated curmudgeon with zero people skills…

You know you’re a member of a persecuted minority when you see references to “the worst mass shooting in [American] history” and your only reaction is “Oh, hell. Here we go again.” Joel to MSM gasbags: I’ve never even been … Continue reading

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This isn’t the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen…

…because I’ve seen a Resident Evil movie. But it’s close. Very, very close. Introducing the Pause Pod, your very own portable snowflake safe space. Enjoy. They ran a kick-starter to “invent” a $99 pop-up tent? Couldn’t you just use a … Continue reading

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“We don’t want to hurt you, [Joel],…”

“We just want your compliance.” The conversation happened a long time ago, but it was sufficiently unpleasant that every time I see that word I’m reminded. A highwayman would say exactly the same thing – with exactly the same motive. … Continue reading

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I had an epiphany this morning…

…a blinding flash of insight, informing me I don’t need to do one chore I’d planned for this morning, because that chore has been rendered obsolete. This is my wood cutting table. All summer it’s been at the Lair to … Continue reading

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