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The sun is growing weak…

Almost November, and the sun isn’t its usual lethal self.As the shadows lean toward the east I go to collect my laundry, only to find the thicker stuff still sodden. In two more months’ time it will have frozen there, … Continue reading

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Gun rights compromise explained

Heh.

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Uncle Joel fires an M1 v*e*r*y s*l*o*w*l*y

From Forgotten Weapons, of course, though the Garand would take a lot of forgetting.

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The apocalypse may not be televised, but it will be politicized.

I recall somebody saying not long ago that the ebola scare would definitely not be politicized. I don’t recall who said that, or in what universe that person was standing at the time. Because this is ‘Murca, buddy, and we … Continue reading

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I suppose if I didn’t know about it, he’s not hurting me.

I’ve mentioned in the past that I don’t come from an especially rich background. Due to the effort of my father, I was born in Detroit and not on a crappy farm somewhere outside Moscow, Michigan. We weren’t poor white … Continue reading

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Lord, Mr. Freud.

I had a really embarrassing brain fart regarding those arsenic caps I was supposed to have finished last weekend. I did work on them Saturday, but due to some supply deficiencies couldn’t finish. Geiger Counter Guy was away at a … Continue reading

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A very sad commentary on our world: I honestly can’t tell if this is satire.

But I’d want one anyway, if I still had a cubicle to decorate. If this is satire, it’s damned funny. If not, it’s…funnier. Far too expensive, though. Six bucks for shipping? Ripoff.

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It’s a bad, bad, really terribly awful thing…

…that detail-cleaning my kitchen is so uncommon I’m actually writing a blog post about it. And that’s all I have to say about that.

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Wait. What happened to equality?

When I read elsewhere that Gabby Giffords was on a ‘Protect All Women tour,’ I assumed it was a snarky joke. Who besides cisgender patriarchal white male jerks would ever think all women need protection? Surely at least some of … Continue reading

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Up with the chickens…

…to feed the horses. Everybody with a pet knows what a hassle it can be when you need to go out of town and find someone to take care of your animal(s). The bigger the animal and the more elaborate … Continue reading

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Here’s something useful I didn’t know I didn’t know

From Brigid: The difference between paraffin and beeswax in candles turns out to be significant and could even be important to you. Personally I don’t use candles, but if you do you might want to read this.

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Private to Moms Demand Attention: Armed robbery is already against Kroger policy.

Okay, now, this is funny. A guy wearing a scary mask and waving a gun around robbed a Cincinnati Kroger. No, that’s not the funny part. In fact that’s kind of deplorable. The funny part is that Moms who Demand … Continue reading

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Come back with a warrant: Not just pretty words, Mr. Director.

Governments hate encryption*. That’s a truism like ‘a cloudless sky is blue,’ but the feds were traditionally a little more discrete about acting on their hatred before the current police state demanded out loud that we sacrifice ‘a little convenience … Continue reading

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A roaming gun free zone?

You’ve got to give them points for consistency, I suppose. The double-plus goodthinking fathers, mothers and nannies of Washington DC determined long ago that only criminals and cops should have guns, that’s the way they like it, and that’s the … Continue reading

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Damn, that was thoughtful.

Woke up this morning to a message indicating somebody had dropped $200 into my Paypal account for new tires. That was awfully thoughtful, and much appreciated. Unfortunately the Jeep, being a Jeep, bears tires that originally cost the approximate price … Continue reading

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Timing is everything. :)

So yesterday, amid my troubles, a paying gig landed in my lap. GC Guy told me just a few days ago that we wouldn’t be making any more arsenic caps for at least a month. This both pleased me, because … Continue reading

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A lengthy and unpleasant morning…

Tore an inner sidewall on the crappy spare I’ve been using – that’ll teach me to get tires fixed when I can, because now I’m stranded. What with one thing or another I had a nice five-mile walk through broken … Continue reading

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Life sucks, and then you get cheese.

Poor Ghost. Yesterday morning before shit-shoveling he vanished without notice or trace. This is very common behavior on Saturdays, when our weekender neighbors S&L are up. He’s been doing it for longer than I’ve lived here, and I’m not ever … Continue reading

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Neglect thou not to subtract the tare, Joel.

I’m conducting an experiment. It’s for educational purposes only. I borrowed this Kill-a-Watt from neighbor J. It’s a terrifically useful gadget for anybody with a roll-yer-own electrical system, and turns out to have a slightly disorienting flaw that should have … Continue reading

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So the government figures you need help using a microwave oven.

This isn’t new and apparently it didn’t catch on. I just thought it was funny. The weird* thing about it is that there seems to be no such website as myplate.gov. USDA has choosemyplate.gov, which might be what they mean. … Continue reading

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