Author Archives: Joel

About Joel

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

Full moon…

The setting moon was magnificent this very clear morning but apparently you need actual camera equipment to do it justice. Can’t see any surface features with the otherwise excellent phone camera. Easier to sleep now that I can close off … Continue reading

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Keeping political arguments out of the Thanksgiving get-together…

…(sigh) may be more difficult this year. But at least the federal government isn’t actively promoting arguments about socialized medicine, so there’s that. I’m in the happy situation in which only those family members I really like (yes, there are … Continue reading

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Good Jeep news at last

Looks like I’ll get it back on Monday with the steering and suspension repaired at least. I’m less confident about the engine – I believe there’s something wrong with the fuel system along the lines of an injector leaking down … Continue reading

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That moment you realize…

…just before the world goes red and then black… …that maybe this “antifa’ shit was a bad idea and you’re not cut out to be a street fightin’ man after all.

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That’s a lot of bull…

Best pictures of a bull elk I’ve seen so far! Click to achieve full embiggenation.

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I called myself the High Priest of the First Church of the Immaculate M14. True. But it was a JOKE.

I’m pretty sure these whackos are being serious. It’s a 30-minute video and I don’t claim to have watched it to the end, so possibly there’s an “April Fool!” stuck in there somewhere. But it’s November, and they really appear … Continue reading

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Good stuff from Larry Correia.

Hey, remember that ever-so-measured tweet from the congressvermin who thinks gun grabbers have the edge because they control the government that controls the nukes? Well, he’s in trouble now. Correia’s on the job. The confiscators don’t live on base. They … Continue reading

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Sometimes depending on other people leaves you wanting to nuke the world.

I may have mentioned from time to time some of the disadvantages of locating outside the smallest, most apparently pointless, most obviously dying little town you ever encountered in the course of a long life. Among these disadvantages is the … Continue reading

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Why are there never any deer around here?

I just can’t find them anywhere… I wonder where they all went?

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Speaking of scarily paranoid…

Thank the gods I never yielded to the temptation to own one of those evil AR15 things… Make mine a nice peaceful peasant’s AK. They never whisper “Kill! Kill!” in their owners’ ears. On the other hand I know several … Continue reading

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And that’s why I prefer baking in the morning.

In the summer I bake in the morning because it’s too damned hot to bake in the afternoon. In the winter I bake in the morning because it helps heat the damned cabin in the – morning.

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Antenna is a southern province of Kazakhstan.

Everybody knows that. I blame Trump and his Russian puppetmasters.

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“Give up your guns or we’ll nuke you,” threatens the…congressman?

The congressman who wants to run for president? I think our current president has a new rival in the race to see who can be the most boorish. Okay, that’s the sort of nonsense you can read 50 times a … Continue reading

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Laddie’s 3-month update…

I think we’re finally getting happy with each other. Laddie seems to see me primarily as his source of food, cookies, cushiony surfaces, perimeter security, absence of thunder and access to walkies, while his essential function is to promote an … Continue reading

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I’ll take “Things I didn’t want to know under any circumstances” for $50, Alex…

What we learn about Dumbledore’s sexuality in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ (SPOILERS) Thank you! When I woke this morning I merely didn’t care whether I ever saw the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Now I have an opinion.

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You gotta love this kid…

…In the same sense that you might say “you gotta love mice” because it’s so much fun to find ways to drown them… David Hogg Compares Shootings To Shark Attacks. There’s Just One Problem. Imagine saying the only way to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Receives Large Cash Advance For ‘What Happened 2’ Ahead Of 2020 Presidential Run

😀 Why not stay ahead of events? What Happened 2 will explore all the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the 2020 race, from Russian hackers and ignorant bigots to extraterrestrials and global warming.

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I built a second bucket trap…

…put it in the barn where mice have been eating the peanut butter out of the traps. Then just as I was settling down for the evening I thought, “Joel, you idiot. You should have left the water out of … Continue reading

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Heh, heh, heh…

I’m starting to like this. Took a couple of hours to do it but I recorded a genuine 50o indoor/outdoor temperature ratio this morning. A shirtsleeve cabin when it’s in the teens outdoors! That started out unattainable, then became achievable … Continue reading

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Pushy Boy

Except for the lack of screaming tantrums it’s a little like living with my ex. Laddie has a very strong sense of duty. My duty, that is. I’m only sort of complaining. I used to get annoyed with LB because … Continue reading

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