Thursday, July 30, 2009

Breaking News...

At approximately 8 PM, (7 CDT), I will be having a beer.

Reports indicate that it will be a Pemi Pale Ale, from Woodstock Inn Brewery.

The drinking of the beer will take place in the
garden room of the east wing (that's the east side porch near the veggie garden).



What, no one cares?


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Knee Deep

in morons.

I've long thought our society is in failure mode due to the preponderance of idiots (read "voters") within.

After reading this, I think it's more like waist deep.

Then, for reinforcement of my speculation, I hear an on-the-scene citizen reporting on a fire somewhere:

"It was bad; I saw the fire emulating from the roof..."

Lordy, we in trouble...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

A Mauser Machine Pistol

is a wicked fun toy.

My bud Paul (of State Line Gun Shop fame) stopped by this afternoon to play guns. The beast he brought was this:

That’s a 1930s issue Mauser model 712, a variant of the C-96 Broomhandle, known as the “Schnellfeuer”. It’s a select fire pistol in .30 Mauser, with an attached stock/holster. The gun stores in the shoulder stock attachment, or can be fired sans stock- but I wouldn’t recommend it.

The cyclic rate is 900(!)rpm, & you really have to hang on to keep it anywhere near on target; a 20 round mag empties in 1.3 seconds.

This pic caught some of the full auto action, & I believe the two flashes in front of the muzzle are from two successive rounds- it’s that quick.

Coolest handgunnery thing I’ve ever shot…

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Forty years ago today, Fat Ted gave Mary Jo a swimming lesson.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Just Because...

there's been too many pleasant pictures up here recently:

Know thy enemy.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Easter!

Uhh…wait- something’s not right here.
Didn’t I just post the first leaf of fall?

Excuse me while I go take the plow off the truck.

Monday, July 13, 2009


I saw this today:

Damn global warming.

If you're looking for me, I'll be
down putting the plow on the dump truck...