Saturday Morning Oddities [Misanthropic Humanitarian]

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Ahhh Saturday morning of the Memorial Day Weekend.

Here are a few weird things that didn't make the News Dump this past weekend. Enjoy.

Open thread. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Posted by: Open Blogger at 08:34 AM




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1 Woo hoo new thread

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:30 AM (3wHFl)

2 Coffeeeeeeeee

Posted by: @votermom at May 28, 2016 08:34 AM (7lVbc)

3 G'morning all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 28, 2016 08:34 AM (ptqRm)

4 I dutifully warned them.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:35 AM (3wHFl)

5 Hello, Oddities.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:36 AM (9ym/8)

6 Five hours to Pet Thread. Not that there is anything wrong with this thread, mind you.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 08:37 AM (e3bId)

7 An 18-year-old Bremerton, Wash., woman made a similar error
when she accidentally included a bag of meth in an envelope she used to
make an ATM deposit. Police said a teller discovered the meth and
contacted investigators, who determined the substance tested positive
for meth.[/I\


Ah, Bremerton, WA. One of my all time un-favorite places.


Now back to the rocking chair.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2016 08:37 AM (vvmPQ)

8 Saved from the barrel

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2016 08:37 AM (vvmPQ)

9 It's the morning meth thread!

I found this in one of the links:

https://tinyurl.com/h8aj256

Officials from a city in South Wales are warning that a group of sheep could have ingested cannabis causing them to stir up trouble in nearby towns.

Posted by: rickl at May 28, 2016 08:37 AM (sdi6R)

10 Arizona woman is the mistake she made, if it would have been Honduras woman she would have skated through.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:37 AM (3wHFl)

11 Guess my extremely enlightening post turned out to be about fishing.
Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: teej at May 28, 2016 08:38 AM (oScPm)

12 @4- thanks Skip.

Posted by: teej at May 28, 2016 08:39 AM (oScPm)

13 Any Central American with a burrito and customs wouldn't touch her with a 10 foot pole.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:39 AM (3wHFl)

14
Karl Marx started a revolution in the coffee houses of Europe.



Posted by: Cedric Zester at May 28, 2016 08:39 AM (X0KnS)

15 I spent the day yesterday on a rifle range shooting with a bunch of Marines - restored a little bit of hope for our future.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 08:42 AM (e3bId)

16 Unless those sheep have figured out how to heat that dope I doubt there's much danger of them be becoming psychotic.

Posted by: creeper at May 28, 2016 08:42 AM (MH4k8)

17 Talking the other week where I'm working now was a golf course and often driving by had to dodge or get hit by balls.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:42 AM (3wHFl)

18 Lovely bunch of oddities, MisHum.

That guy who propped up his baby who's not even old enough to stand up on water skis just so he could set a record? Complete idiot. Thank God she was okay.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 08:43 AM (805dc)

19 "I spent the day yesterday on a rifle range shooting with a bunch of Marines"


What you shooting?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:44 AM (9ym/8)

20 Just suggesting a safe deposit box would be better to secure your Meth, of course I don't condone the stuff it will destroy you.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:45 AM (3wHFl)

21 19 "I spent the day yesterday on a rifle range shooting with a bunch of Marines" What you shooting?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:44 AM (9ym/ Hopefully not Marines.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at May 28, 2016 08:46 AM (22uju)

22 Every time a cob says to have a safe Memorial Day weekend, I hear the silent plea, "And please don't repeat the infamous ONT!"

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 28, 2016 08:46 AM (K27gs)

23 If you all haven't watched that meat-eaters video on the sidebar, I suggest you do so. It will put you in the proper frame of mind for your grilling this weekend.

The same guy also did a hilarious one about how to be gluten intolerant.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 08:46 AM (805dc)

24 19 "I spent the day yesterday on a rifle range shooting with a bunch of Marines"


What you shooting?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:44 AM (9ym/8
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Long range target shooting. Caliber is 6.5-284.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 08:47 AM (e3bId)

25 Haven't seen it anywhere else the Man enough to to vote for Hillary is a punk job.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 08:47 AM (3wHFl)

26 Why is it i get the feeling that all of these music "artists" they have on cbs this morning on Saturdays are under some kind of cbs connected contract?
Another singer/songwriter that was in no way in my front man's league.
His backing musicians do get some props for being pretty damn smooth though.

Posted by: teej at May 28, 2016 08:48 AM (oScPm)

27
21 19 "I spent the day yesterday on a rifle range shooting with a bunch of Marines" What you shooting?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:44 AM (9ym/ Hopefully not Marines.
Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at May 28, 2016 08:46 AM (22uju)
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No! They shoot back!

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 08:49 AM (e3bId)

28 "Long range target shooting. Caliber is 6.5-284."

Nice. Rifle report? Results?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 08:50 AM (9ym/8)

29 28 I had a miss in the second match so I came in 3rd. Not sure what happened, but a bullet didn't make it to the target. I spend a LOT of time reloading, including sorting match bullets, so that was a little distressing - but that's life. Ended up with a 197 in the first match and a 182 in the second with the 10 point miss.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 08:53 AM (e3bId)

30 Weasel, I have a Savage Axis (obviously not the high end) in 308. It is my only scoped rifle. All the other bolt action rifles are military surplus in as issued condition. Is .308 a suitable cartridge to learn longer distance target shooting, say beyond 300 yards? Not in a position to get a new rifle or caliber at the moment.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 08:57 AM (V+03K)

31 " Weasel, I have a Savage Axis (obviously not the high end) in 308. It is my only scoped rifle. All the other bolt action rifles are military surplus in as issued condition."


I do too. Don't think they make in anything larger than 30-06. It's a good sonny-gun for the money. .308 will reach out and touch someone.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at May 28, 2016 09:01 AM (9ym/8)

32 I just finished catching up with articles from yesterday afternoon and the podcast. Happily, I see that Ace has made some big realizations over the past few days.

He still has a ways to go, but he's making progress.

Starting with first realization that position doesn't confer the ability to think. Katie Couric isn't one of the great philosophers of our time. Even if someone is a professor of physics, it doesn't mean their ideas on economic policy are good.

What Ace still needs to get is that even if someone is a writer, with the skill and talent to put ideas on paper with competence, that doesn't necessarily make them a "thinker". Even if they have a British accent.

Ace blew the idea that Hillary may be dumped as the candidate away as far fetched. This is wrong.

Obama and the black (as in nefarious) powers that be in the democrat party are just waiting to see how bad her numbers get. Obama and a number of others who don't owe their existence to the Clintons are afraid of the retribution Hillary would bring down when president.

Obama's after-presidency would be more pleasant and profitable if the serving president owed their win to him. Should Hillary's numbers look bad - and a serious defeat in California would signal that - Obama will nod to the Justice department that it's time to let the dogs loose.

Ace made a number of good insights in his article of why Trump won. He's catching on.

People like Ben Shapiro have an idea of what the ideal republican president should be, as do a lot of the "elite". This is because they aren't thinkers.

The real answer is that the "ideal" republican president differs with the circumstances. Omar Bradley and George Patton were both excellent generals. But at certain points in history, Patton was needed. Then at others, Bradley was the right man.

The same thing with presidents. Sometimes you need a quiet, thoughtfully competent executive and other times you need you a full-throttle shit kicker.

The public senses this. We're on our way to some shit-kicking times.

Ace, in his wisdom, tried to explain the folly of not voting for Trump over Hillary to Shapiro. It was reasoned, well argued, but totally without passion. Ace has resigned himself to supporting Trump, but he's still not there selling him.

This will come in time as the pro-Trump reasons become self evident.

The panic on left is getting so thick you can cut it with a knife. Some very practiced trolls are now visiting trying to pick off the weak minded and convince people to stay home. They see the enthusiasm wave building and they know the loss will set the democrats back decades.

Interesting times.

Posted by: jwest at May 28, 2016 09:02 AM (Zs4uk)

33 Where's the picnic food post?

Posted by: 500 million ants waiting nearby at May 28, 2016 09:05 AM (JO9+V)

34
Who would waste two perfectly delicious burritos?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:06 AM (iQIUe)

35 Congratulations Ricardo

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 09:06 AM (3wHFl)

36 Late start for me. Good thing it's Saturday.

From this date in 1944- inland from Anzio

The EZ Dog Journal

May 28, 1944
Van came up today. His batterry is moving in behind the 3d Div. II Corps is taking over the 3d Div so Van still won't be with us. We shot the bull for about two hours before he had to go back. The trip up from Terracina was quite a welcome change he said. At least he pared down the battery equipment to the point where he could move in about 1/2 an hour instead of 1/2 a day.
3d Div has practically stopped. The other Divs are meeting quite stiff resistance. PW count was well over 4000.




(Van was a lifelong friend of my dad's)

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 28, 2016 09:06 AM (mvenn)

37 The 308 is perfectly suitable, JTB. With the caveat you need to shoot a 175gr bullet or heavier. Look at Federal Gold Medal Match 175s (or load Sierra MatchKing 175gr) at or above 2600fps. The trick is keeping the bullet supersonic out to 1000yards and the lighter 168gr Matchkings become unstable when they go transonic around 900yds.
I answered you late a coup,e of nights ago but the thread had fizzled out. Are you located anywhere near the mid-Atlantic?

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 09:07 AM (e3bId)

38 It's over for Hillary.

A new New York Times article interviews many Bernie fans and they're not going to vote for Hillary no matter what. One of them says he'd vote for Trump because reality tv is fun and even if there's a Nazi style change it's all good because drama.

Think about that for a second: He would vote for a Nazi style change over Hillary.

Maybe Hillary can make some sort of deal where she gets votes from all the African-American abortions she's supported over the years?

http://tinyurl.com/h3zz6od

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at May 28, 2016 09:08 AM (4ErVI)

39
The idea of a president Hillary is frightening. And if she is not held responsible for her gross negligence at state, why bother having any security laws at all?

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:08 AM (iQIUe)

40 Here's to hoping the weather doesn't take out a few of our VFW members this weekend. We're down to just doing the last commander's grave, our monument, and a revolutionary grave and I think we may even drop the commander's if it hits 90 like they're calling for.

It pisses the real old guys off that we don't do more of the commanders graves, but they're also not the ones actually doing it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 28, 2016 09:12 AM (Lv0zB)

41 Chupacabra, I assume you're talking about planting flags?

Posted by: pookysgirl at May 28, 2016 09:15 AM (K27gs)

42 This is a happy video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf75ngqELk8

Posted by: @votermom at May 28, 2016 09:15 AM (7lVbc)

43 Out decorating graves with my Dad and Uncle. Overcast, at least it keeps the heat off for the moment.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 28, 2016 09:15 AM (Mwx8i)

44 37 ... Hi Weasel, I'm in northern Virginia. We're members of the FX Rod and Gun Club. I mentioned the other night that I can only do bench rest shooting at the moment. Can't easily get to a prone position or get back up due to weight and old injuries.

Thanks for the advise about bullet weight and why. My heaviest .308 bullets are 168 gr. cast, not jacketed. Time to look for some sales. What powder(s) and weights have you found effective for .308. My reloads for the caliber have been cast bullets with Red Dot or Unique for gentle shooting.

BTW, I asked the owner of the pro shop. He said Federal primers are the toughest to get of the usual brands and he hasn't seen the 210M available for some time.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 09:17 AM (V+03K)

45 For all the hand wrangling and ass bunching the primary season has produced, if we end up with Hillary in jail or at least indicted, which will end the Clinton nightmare, and Jeb! back home with momma where he belongs, also ending the Bush nightmare, we have accomplished much.

Pass the coffee, full steam ahead!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 28, 2016 09:17 AM (ej1L0)

46 @38 one guy rightly points out that if Bernie was being investigated by the FBI then all the Dems would be telling him to drop out.

Posted by: @votermom at May 28, 2016 09:17 AM (7lVbc)

47 I'm flying to Madison, Wisconsin today. First time I've ever been there!

Posted by: iforgot at May 28, 2016 09:17 AM (5o5ek)

48 For some reason, I woke up with my own word of the day: perseverate.

Hmmmmm.

Too hot and muggy for me (when it starts getting above 65, I shut down) and the mosquitos have arrived. Don't know how I'm going to complete the yard work I have to do. The beds I cleared are back to jungle status.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2016 09:18 AM (MIKMs)

49 Our local cemetery is covered with flags today...one for every veteran. Two of them were my hubbies. Thank you, gentlemen.

Posted by: creeper at May 28, 2016 09:19 AM (MH4k8)

50 @47 Don't do it! You will be sorry.

Posted by: creeper at May 28, 2016 09:20 AM (MH4k8)

51 Shot my first roll - 10 shots, because of the format - on the new camera....amazing quality.

http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Mamiya_RB67

Think it's time to lay in a stock of Portra and start advertising - this damned thing is made for portraiture.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2016 09:20 AM (lutOX)

52 NDH's open thread is one of the funniest things I've seen on AoSHQ in a long time. Five whole comments!

I'd go back and add one myself, but, you know, don't comment on old threads and all that.

GOOOOOOD MORNING HUMANKIND!

Posted by: mindful webworker - up & atom at May 28, 2016 09:21 AM (GWm7j)

53 Clear and bright this morning, yesterday's deluge now just a memory.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 28, 2016 09:22 AM (JO9+V)

54 Still searching for peak stupidity.

*this task would be better if it paid by the hour*

I have no doubt that Biden knows all about "pulling a train".

(Why yes, Urban Dictionary does have an entry under that phrase)

Morning, all!

Posted by: GnuBreed -- Sisyphus and Diogenes have it easy at May 28, 2016 09:22 AM (gyKtp)

55 coffee doesn't stop the hate....it just makes it easier to hide.........

Posted by: phoenixgirl at May 28, 2016 09:23 AM (0O7c5)

56 Son moved to Madison 2 yrs ago. He loves it there and the Carpenters Union has been very welcoming and supportive. Just bought a house there in a suburb and I keep threatening to sell up here and move in with him. The look on girlfriend's face was hysterical.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2016 09:23 AM (MIKMs)

57 Pent a few hours at the pistol range yesterday; one of my favorite ways to pass the time. Finally got a chance to try the new-to-me Super Blackhawk and Contender in 44 magnum and a take down Ruger 10/22. VERY satisfying. With elbows braced I could keep groups under two inches at 50 yards which is darn good for me. Clearly, these guns shoot better than I do. The 10/22 surprised me with its accuracy. Now to work up the best loads for the 44s. Always fun.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 09:24 AM (V+03K)

58 44 Howdy neighbor! I'm in Alexandria.

The powder of choice for most match shooters in .308 is Varget, and a (jacketed) 168 gr bullet is fine out to about 600yds. I would be absolutely happy to help you with load development or any reloading questions you might have. Drop me a line at mh22304 (gmail).

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 09:24 AM (e3bId)

59 @pookysgirl

We do a ceremony at all the past commander's gravesite with a gun salute, too.

But that's a lot of cemeteries and a lot of graves. Even the Vietnam vets can't handle it anymore, and there are only a couple Gulf War guys.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 28, 2016 09:24 AM (Lv0zB)

60
Coyote Song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPl6-dbIkiU

Was a cowboy I knew in south Texas
His face was burnt deep by the sun
Part history, part sage, part mesquite
He was there when Poncho Villa was young

And he'd tell you a tale of the old days
When the country was wild all around
Sit out under the stars of the Milky Way
And listen while the coyotes howl

And they go, poo yip poo yip poo
Poodi hoo di yip poo di yip poo
Poo yip poo yip poo
Poodi hoo di yip poo di yip poo

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:26 AM (iQIUe)

61 That tuna fishing with a drone video on the previous thread is very cool.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 28, 2016 09:27 AM (/tuJf)

62 57 I started out as a recreational weekend pistol shooter until I lost my mind and started shooting rifles competitively. It's a great hobby!
We can get you going off of a bench with your Savage - I do all of my load development off of a bench, and a lot of F-Class shooters I know shoot winter bench rest for practice.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 09:29 AM (e3bId)

63 rickl: ...a group of sheep could have ingested cannabis causing them to stir up trouble in nearby towns.

Raiding local grocery stores, eating all the Doritos.

I remember that commercial.

https://youtu.be/DoM6IhfY8No

Posted by: mindful webworker said, sheepishly at May 28, 2016 09:29 AM (GWm7j)

64 Ah, creeper - God rest their souls.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 09:33 AM (805dc)

65
I always ask but never get an answer. There was a Gulf War I vet that posted here for a short time. I think his name was Paul and he was a quadriplegic. He actually attended a moron meet in either NY or Penn. He was all excited bc he as getting his own van. After his injury, he was on the internet reading about some explorer who was trekking over the north pole or something and he sent the guy an email and he wrote back. He encouraged Paul to keep as fit as he could physically and mentally and it really encouraged him when he was feeling so low. I always wonder what happened to him. All my links to any info I had on him are on my long dead laptop (one of many).

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:33 AM (iQIUe)

66 Off to the ocean. Have a great day everyone.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 28, 2016 09:34 AM (/tuJf)

67 Howdy horde. I'm in Charlotte this weekend for the 600. Man there were a lot of assholes on the road yesterday.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2016 09:35 AM (oPHD7)

68 That's it. Harass a woman and then start screaming help when it looks like a serious curb stomping is about to start.

That's real alpha male there.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2016 09:36 AM (ry34m)

69 So, while the Democrat nominee for President is facing indictment, our President is in Asia apologizing for bringing peace for three generations, the economy teeters on the edge of a yawning chasm and urban centers are engaged in armed warfare, Josh Earnest is being badgered to answer questions about UFO's. Daily.

What the hell is going on?

Posted by: Zombie Karl Marx at May 28, 2016 09:36 AM (/m8T6)

70 Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2016 09:35 AM (oPHD7)

I didn't know Charlotte is in NJ!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 28, 2016 09:37 AM (Zu3d9)

71 Seamus Muldoon: ...PW count was well over 4000.

Even a not-much-happening entry is intriguing - maybe moreso, thinking about these Americans lounging around Italy between battles.

Especially intriguing to read these, knowing now how the war turned out, but they couldn't be sure at the time of writing. If we could just have 70 years' future perspective on our own times' battles...!

Posted by: mindful webworker said, confusingly at May 28, 2016 09:37 AM (GWm7j)

72 "What the hell is going on?"

Idiocracy.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at May 28, 2016 09:37 AM (ZEzaq)

73 Can one of the COBs push the button on the two posts I have ready to go at the appropriate times? Taking a sick dog to the vet.

Posted by: KT at May 28, 2016 09:38 AM (qahv/)

74 This really is a stupid and unserious time to be alive.

Posted by: Chupacabra at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (Lv0zB)

75 Bruce, I don't remember him but I hope he's off having great adventures in his van, seeing our country.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (805dc)

76 Morning all again

Shit ti takes a long time to make White Shoes look good...I don't know how you vimen and Joe Willie Namath did it all the time.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (Ozsfq)

77 I got your coyote song right here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxwlF4TFEz8

From the great Hank the Cowdog

Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (MRX6w)

78 58 ... Weasel, Hi neighbor and many thanks. I've never used Varget before but I can get it locally. I'll look for the 168 grain jacketed bullets. It will seem odd not shooting cast. I really appreciate the email and, believe me, I'll not hesitate to ask questions. Fortunately, I have all the gear for hand loading .308s from the little Lee whack-a-mole Kit to the collet die set. Since I only have one rifle in .308, I don't have to full length resize every time, although I have the dies to do so. Now to learn to shoot with a scope. 99 percent of my shooting has always been open sights. Those results could be 'interesting'.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (V+03K)

79
I was reading about Grover Furr that nut who teaches at Montclair State and who is a shill for Stalin. His adult son died in Oct 2009 of a diabetic coma due to no health care which he could not afford. Why on earth would his parents not help him with obtaining health care? Just bizarre. I dont think the kid could survive without healthcare if he was diabetic. So, maybe that is all BS and the son was non compliant.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:41 AM (iQIUe)

80 Laith al-Saadi (from the Voice) is one helluva blues guitar player.

http://tinyurl.com/j9rs5du

Posted by: MTF at May 28, 2016 09:42 AM (/m8T6)

81 I didn't know Charlotte is in NJ!


I think they imported some Yankees.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2016 09:42 AM (oPHD7)

82 Posted by: mindful webworker said, confusingly at May 28, 2016 09:37 AM (GWm7j)


*****


You are so right. What amazes is me is how few people these days seem to not want to gain any useful perspectives from the past. The rush to "progress" seems fueled by willful ignorance.


Tomorrow's diary entry is a doozy. One of my favorites.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at May 28, 2016 09:42 AM (mvenn)

83
From the great Hank the Cowdog
Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (MRX6w)

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That's horrible. LOL

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:42 AM (iQIUe)

84 Not that we don't have our share of aholes already.

Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2016 09:43 AM (oPHD7)

85
I got your coyote song right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxwlF4TFEz8



From the great Hank the Cowdog

Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (MRX6w)
=====Thank you!
Those tapes are around the house somewhere -- so many funny memories with the kids. Remind Oregon Muse to put Hank (as read by John Erickson) into the highly recommended kids books and tapes on the Sunday book thread.

Posted by: mustbequantum at May 28, 2016 09:44 AM (MIKMs)

86 I didn't know Charlotte is in NJ!


I think they imported some Yankees.
Posted by: freaked at May 28, 2016 09:42 AM (oPHD7)


I bet Charlotte is packed with Yankees

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 09:44 AM (Ozsfq)

87 Here, NGU, let me help with that. Why don't you attach a buffer to your dentist drill?

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 09:44 AM (805dc)

88 Just got back from the flea market. It was very full. I got some fresh chili peppers from the mexican food place, which is what I originally went to buy, but I also came back with a froe and an older Stanley low-angle block plane with an adjustable mouth, plus a pair of blacksmith tongs. Woot!

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 28, 2016 09:45 AM (bZ7mE)

89 Here, NGU, let me help with that. Why don't you attach a buffer to your dentist drill?
Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 09:44 AM (805dc)

thanks

My wife is going to take them into her place after this weekend and have them put them in tip top shape

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 09:45 AM (Ozsfq)

90 Seamus Muldoon: ...Tomorrow's diary entry is a doozy. One of my favorites.

Way to bait the anticipation there, Seamus!

* looks back at that sentence *

* ponders whether that makes sense *

* moves on to get another cup of coffee *

Posted by: mindful webworker said with baited [sic] breath at May 28, 2016 09:46 AM (GWm7j)

91 What amazes is me is how few people these days seem to not want to gain any useful perspectives from the past.

This.

Someone said "Idiocracy", I believe...

Posted by: MTF at May 28, 2016 09:46 AM (/m8T6)

92
75 Bruce, I don't remember him but I hope he's off having great adventures in his van, seeing our country.
Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 09:39 AM (805dc)
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This was back in 2004 or so. Me, too bluebell.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:47 AM (iQIUe)

93 I also came back with a froe....
Posted by: Grey Fox at May 28, 2016 09:45 AM (bZ7mE)
***
Growing up, the old-timers would say 'That boy's dull as a froe."

Congrats on the sweet tool-finds. Quality like the old stuff is hard to come by any more, and is usually prohibitively expensive.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at May 28, 2016 09:47 AM (lutOX)

94
Don't do it! You will be sorry.
Posted by: creeper at May 28, 2016 09:20 AM (MH4k
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What? Don't go to Madison? Why not? I already got my ticket!

Posted by: iforgot at May 28, 2016 09:48 AM (5o5ek)

95 For the folks who reload their ammo, the Lyman 50th Edition Handbook just came out and covers the newer calibers, powders, etc. I have a copy coming from Midsouth Shooters Supply. Chances are I can get by with their 49th Edition and, especially, the Cast Bullet Handbook but it wouldn't hurt to have info on the newest powders. Unique and Bullseye can't do everything, just most things.

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 09:50 AM (V+03K)

96 80 Wow, that guy is good!

Posted by: Infidel at May 28, 2016 09:50 AM (iQrD3)

97 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpYVfHTajOg

Angel Flights

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 28, 2016 09:51 AM (Ozsfq)

98 Last night I was motivated to manufacture a new webwork - four crude variations on the "bearded hipster man enough to vote for Hitlery" poster.

I'm With Stupid
Only the he-manliest of the he-manly need apply.
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Posted by: mindful webworker is #NeverHillary fer surre at May 28, 2016 09:53 AM (GWm7j)

99 I bought some Peruvian (serious, it is from Peru, not the place where they eat lederhosen with kraut) french roast coffee beans and it reminds me of what I dislike about Starbucks.
Black, oily, ferocious taste. I prefer a lighter roast and I think I am going to have to donate this to someone's office coffee club where they drink Folgers and like it.

Coffee should not be a trial or a test of endurance. At least for the first quart or so.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2016 09:55 AM (ry34m)

100 Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 09:47 AM (iQIUe)
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April GQ has an article about the guy who takes disabled vets mountaineering.
http://tinyurl.com/zh96mvm

Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2016 09:55 AM (MRX6w)

101 88 ... Those are some good finds. It's amazing how effective a simple device like a froe is. (As long as you have a suitable club.) The older Stanley planes have a great reputation. Sad how far down their quality has fallen. How good a shape is the block plane?

Posted by: JTB at May 28, 2016 09:56 AM (V+03K)

102 Read the transcript of the Lukens deposition and he did not help Hillary, Huma or Mills any.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 28, 2016 09:56 AM (FN59g)

103 Picking up a thread from the Overnight - someone asked Nevergiveup if the sound of the drill didn't bother dentists like it bothers the customers.

My thought was, like the cowboys 'round these parts say about the odor of cowflop - it's the smell of money. Or the sound of, in the dentist's drill case.

(Could use smell: personally, it's that odor of burnt bone when drilling that gets to me.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - look, ma, no cavities! at May 28, 2016 09:58 AM (GWm7j)

104
April GQ has an article about the guy who takes disabled vets mountaineering.
http://tinyurl.com/zh96mvm
Posted by: Sal at May 28, 2016 09:55 AM (MRX6w)
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Thanks. Interesting article. Love how today's prosthesis allow vets to get around w/o a wheelchair.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at May 28, 2016 10:00 AM (iQIUe)

105 @97 Beautiful, touching song. Thanks, NGU.

Posted by: Gem at May 28, 2016 10:01 AM (c+gwp)

106 Good morning! What will I read to make me hate this country even more today?

Posted by: CrustyB at May 28, 2016 10:01 AM (Hnglq)

107 Gotta go feed some beasts. If I'm not back soon, I'll be back later.

Posted by: mindful webworker - the fourcats calls for feeding at May 28, 2016 10:01 AM (GWm7j)

108 Morning horde.

Happy Saturday.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at May 28, 2016 10:06 AM (hlMPp)

109 78 I'm happy to help - feel free to ask questions anytime. I'd start both the 168s and the 175s about .010" off the lands and move out from there until you find the seating depth your barrel likes. Or just shoot them at .010" jump and call it good. I think you will be surprised at the accuracy you can get from a stock Savage.

Posted by: Weasel at May 28, 2016 10:06 AM (e3bId)

110 Picking up a thread from the Overnight - someone
asked Nevergiveup if the sound of the drill didn't bother dentists like
it bothers the customers.

[. . . ]

Posted by: mindful webworker - look, ma, no cavities! at May 28, 2016 09:58 AM (GWm7j)


I work with a lady who was a dental tech for years.
I was joking with her the other day that the problem with dental techs was that they are the sort of people to watch Marathon Man and criticize the technique.


Posted by: Kindltot at May 28, 2016 10:08 AM (ry34m)

111 103 Picking up a thread from the Overnight - someone asked Nevergiveup if the sound of the drill didn't bother dentists like it bothers the customers.

My thought was, like the cowboys 'round these parts say about the odor of cowflop - it's the smell of money. Or the sound of, in the dentist's drill case.

(Could use smell: personally, it's that odor of burnt bone when drilling that gets to me.)
Posted by: mindful webworker - look, ma, no cavities! at May 28, 2016 09:58 AM (GWm7j)

Smells like...victory!

Posted by: Insomniac at May 28, 2016 10:09 AM (A6ryA)

112 Oof, mindful - that was me. I had forgotten about the smell. Thanks.

Posted by: bluebell at May 28, 2016 10:10 AM (805dc)

113 I said I use power tools all day and and don't even think about it, but even better sometimes chemicals I use and don't give a second thought but will be asked by someone not use to it if that chemical bothers me.

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 10:12 AM (3wHFl)

114 The most accurate loads I had for my old 03-A3 Springfield (30-06) was a Speer 165 grain spire point using the listed accuracy load in the Speer book for IMR 4895 powder.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2016 10:13 AM (vvmPQ)

115 Say, this thread has been superceded already!

Well, one more thought - worth repeating (h/t Sticky Wicket on the ONT)

"Uphill barefoot both ways through the snow" has nothing on these kids' commute to school. Nearly as dangerous as an urban school bus:

http://tinyurl.com/j39xnkp

Posted by: mindful webworker just rode a bike at May 28, 2016 10:15 AM (GWm7j)

116 Le Nood of Indeterminate Gender is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Literate Savage at May 28, 2016 10:16 AM (jR7Wy)

117 A oddity or maybe not, Muslim asylum seeker wears a I'm Muslim, Don't Panic and gets pummeled requiring hospitalization from other Muslims. Story at Powerlineblog

Posted by: Skip at May 28, 2016 10:16 AM (3wHFl)

118 nood just after I post

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at May 28, 2016 10:16 AM (vvmPQ)

119 88 ... Those are some good finds. It's amazing how effective a simple device like a froe is. (As long as you have a suitable club.) The older Stanley planes have a great reputation. Sad how far down their quality has fallen. How good a shape is the block plane?

I haven't disaasembled it yet, but as far as I could tell in needs the oily dirt cleaned off it and the blade resharpened a bit (Actually, I'll probably reprofile the blade back to straight from the camber it has now, so quite a bit of sharpening). Otherwise in very good condition, little or no rust.
Froe needs a new handle.

Been looking for both tools for awhile. The seller wanted $35 apiece, but I conced hm to go for 60 for both. Everyone wants froes, for some reason - before I found mine I ran across someone buying one from another seller, and after afterwards I ended up directing another guy back to the table where there was a second one....
I had been thinking about making one for awhile, once I learned to forge weld. Now that I have one, I am wondering if, once I learn welding, it might be worthwhile to make up a dozen or so and sell them. Business opportunity there, maybe...

Posted by: Grey Fox at May 28, 2016 10:18 AM (bZ7mE)

120 "(Could use smell: personally, it's that odor of burnt bone when drilling that gets to me.)"

When I had lasik that was what surprised me -- the smell of burning flesh (eyeball). Makes sense, but I wasn't expecting it.

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at May 28, 2016 10:20 AM (VSenK)

121 Saw "XMen: Apocalypse" yesterday.


Though I didn't have much hope for it,

I actually liked it quite a bit.

More so than the previous 2 XMen movies in this cycle/reboot/remake/gamisch


The story is very lean this time around and doesn't waste any time at all setting up the characters and conflicts. Origins and introductions are kept to a minimum.

The acting is solid. And the actor playing the Apocalypse character who could've been quite the cornball, is very good as the near-god calmly and assuredly going about his business.

There are some spectacular action set pieces that are very well done.


If you're not suffering from superhero fatigue, you'll enjoy this latest XMEN outing.

I guess my only complaint, is more aimed at DC Comics who've been wasting their time turning Superman into a whiny emo in the movies. When they could've been establishing their 2nd tier characters to good effect.

The most spectacular character in XMen: Apocalypse with the best action sequences is "Quicksilver".

Who is a complete "Flash" ripoff, right down to the positive, confident, yet spritely attitude.

As Flash was one of the comic book characters I enjoyed most, I've been kinda hoping to see a good take on him in the movies.

I just have. Only it wasn't in a "Flash" movie.

But, I guess at this point I'll have to do with the mopey, whiny trannie emo that will be DC Movies Flash.

*sigh*


Aaaannnnnyyyyway, check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2016 10:21 AM (HGtd0)

122 naturalfake: ...The most spectacular character in XMen: Apocalypse with the best action sequences is "Quicksilver".
Who is a complete "Flash" ripoff, right down to the positive, confident, yet spritely attitude.


Yeah, this is the 2nd time Quicksilver's scene has been one of the best scenes in the x-flick.

If the TV Flash were done with that kind of quality, it would be much better, but I've gotta say, the movie Quicksilver seems to be so fast he makes the TV Flash seem like he's standing still.

When I were a tyke, I asked my mommy to subscribe to two comic books for me, the Flash and Green Lantern. Which were brand-new (silver age versions) at the time. Flash has always been dear to me. BTW, Mom did, to her credit, subscribe for me - despite heavy anti-comic-book advices of the time. Imagine my disappointment to find they shipped them folded in half (veritically). Still, I always ran when I heard the mail flap clank.

Posted by: mindful webworker in brightest day, in darkest night at May 28, 2016 10:29 AM (GWm7j)

123 bearded hipster man enough to vote for Hitlery

Technically that guy is a meme, not a Hillary shill. His mug has been used for everything from shitty romance novels to anti-syphilis campaigns. For all I know he's a Shutterstock model.

I'd feel sorry for him and then I think... the guy is an attention whore, tatting himself up like that, so screw him. Leviticus 19:28 ftw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at May 28, 2016 10:40 AM (6FqZa)

124 Posted by: mindful webworker in brightest day, in darkest night at May 28, 2016 10:29 AM (GWm7j)


I hear you.

I went through a fairly long Green Lantern phase-

but again, there's a character that DC Movies seemed to get completely wrong. Well, that plus a lousy script. Plus, 3rd rate special efx.

Like America under Obama, DC Comics/Movies seems to be under control of people who either don't understand or actively hate its inhabitants.


If you haven't seen the new XMEN, check it out. I think you'll like it, and if you're a Flash fan you'll love the Quicksilver parts.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 28, 2016 10:41 AM (HGtd0)

125 "Ace blew the idea that Hillary may be dumped as the candidate away as far fetched. This is wrong."

Agreed. She's toast. The New Yorker just ran a piece that says she's run out of the gas of idealism that used to make her such a compelling figure on the national stage, or some such shit. Another rat leaving a sinking ship. There'll be a lot more soon.

Once again, how can the FBI not make a criminal referral? How can it not be leaked? This alone will end Hillary's campaign, given how weak she's running as a candidate.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 28, 2016 11:08 AM (bQxkN)

126
My, we are a stompy bunch today, aren't we?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 28, 2016 11:57 AM (fOgSR)

127 Fk u cons

Posted by: fk u I love Jesus at May 28, 2016 11:05 PM (WTrJa)

128 thinks cdrm is probably queer. i say live and let live.

Posted by: fk u I love Jesus at May 28, 2016 11:07 PM (WTrJa)

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