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Gun Thread, And Bill Whittle On Gun Control [CBD]

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Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1908 in 8x56 MS


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Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 04:12 PM (t2KH5)

2 Mannlicher-Carcano Safari?.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2015 04:13 PM (ej1L0)

3 Bless me. I really like guns. All ethnic types.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 04:13 PM (go5uR)

4 Huh huh! Huh huh!

He said 'Quackenbush'!

Posted by: fluffy at October 17, 2015 04:13 PM (2iV3X)

5 Traveling with a weapon can be a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Garrett at October 17, 2015 04:14 PM (C5jtw)

6 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2015 04:13 PM (ej1L0)

Damn! Very close!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:14 PM (Zu3d9)

7 Gub thread.

Posted by: Bru at October 17, 2015 04:17 PM (Fv3UZ)

8 Top 10 list doesn't include the M1 Rifle so it is bogus.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 04:18 PM (t2KH5)

9 Gub thread! I'm guessing Ronan hatea gubs, but he hasn't talked to me in a while. Not sure why. We're both Modern Men.

Posted by: Woody Allen at October 17, 2015 04:19 PM (Fv3UZ)

10 It's too bad Whittle spent so much of his video on the Modern Man hatebait farticle.

Which is why, kids, you need to read Ace e'rryday.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 04:19 PM (JmGFJ)

11

I don't care how cute and clever you are, never entertain the idea of gun control. Once you do, you already lost.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 04:19 PM (MzrNg)

12 Steyr SSG?

Posted by: steevy at October 17, 2015 04:20 PM (8HTq1)

13
Do not let a terrorist such as obama put you in a position of debating your INALIENABLE rights that No Man can ever take away.

There is no debate. There is no argument. Period.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 04:21 PM (MzrNg)

14 Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 04:18 PM (t2KH5)

These are all full-auto

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:21 PM (Zu3d9)

15 I hope that any knife wielding Palestinians in New York realize what a Modern Man I am.

Posted by: Woody Allen at October 17, 2015 04:22 PM (Fv3UZ)

16 note to kid who wrote that stupid Guns Of WWII article...
I've had German vets tell me they were beaten by the M-1 Garand more than any other factor...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 04:23 PM (hCdMd)

17 The revolver reminds of Papa Basura's 1840 Colt reproduction. Black powder and percussion caps.

He took it apart to fix something, then got sick and died so it never got put back together. Mama Basura threw out the pieces.

We hid the Ruger 10/22 from her.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 17, 2015 04:24 PM (YJmuy)

18 6.5 Swede

Posted by: J bishop at October 17, 2015 04:24 PM (VV4qd)

19 What an odd list. No StG 44?

Posted by: Lieutenant Powell at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (dRE+S)

20 Beside my farm is a road leading into and dead ending at the swamp, it's where everybody comes to sight in their rifles or shoot long range. The trees on that side of my property line are marked with gold paint every hundred yards. The last few weeks some neighbor or other has been out pew pewing away almost every night. My pigs can get to about ten feet of the setup for 200 and 300 yards and they take no note of rifles going off right beside them.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (IOhZn)

21
I was still kinda young when I first saw Braveheart. I was stunned at Prima Noctae or however it is spelled.

I couldn't believe the men stood by while this happened.

I wonder if clever men made good arguments against the practice...

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (MzrNg)

22 Steyer-Mannlicxher with a Euro stock.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (hiAlJ)

23 14 These are all full-auto


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:21 PM (Zu3d9)

The article simply said the top 10 guns of WWII, it did not say the top 10 full auto machine guns.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (t2KH5)

24 Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 04:23 PM (hCdMd)

The list is of full-auto....but as Vic pointed out, the M1 was the premier small arm of WWII.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:26 PM (Zu3d9)

25 That is some sort of Berthier with a spoon handle converted to a hunting gun.

It might be a Gras, but I am guessing a modified Berthier.

Third choice is some sort of modification on the 71/84 mauser, but I doubt it


Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:26 PM (3pRHP)

26 Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (hiAlJ)

Older....much older.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:26 PM (Zu3d9)

27 Where'd the fuck that "x" come from.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:27 PM (hiAlJ)

28 I change my guess 95/30 Mannlicher converted to a hunting rifle?

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:28 PM (3pRHP)

29 I would never take apart and reassemble a gun. I couldn't live with the burden of guilt of knowing that I had invented the gun. Talk about Pandora's Box!

Posted by: Ahmad Mohammed at October 17, 2015 04:29 PM (Fv3UZ)

30 So I am looking at AR-15 parts for the one I am building.
They say the AR-15 is like Barbie for men. I disagree. The Barbie stuff is clearly aimed at a smarter, more mature audience.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:30 PM (hVdx9)

31 BTW that's a Mannlicher Schoenauer Lexus Carbine...
they came in 6.5 and 9.3

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 04:31 PM (hCdMd)

32 >>> Where'd the fuck that "x" come from.

Ancient Greece.

Posted by: fluffy at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (2iV3X)

33 Mannlicher-Schoenauer Model 1908 Bolt Action Carbine.

Posted by: Dr. Pedantic at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (uN4Ye)

34 Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1908 Carbine

Posted by: dogfish at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (0O2Lr)

35 If one were inclined to put together an ar from an 80 lower, any recommendations of an "everything else you'll need in one package?"

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (IOhZn)

36 "Older....much older."

Do tell?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:33 PM (hiAlJ)

37 I was wrong again.

But if it is a Kropatchick I am giving up

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:33 PM (3pRHP)

38 note to kid who wrote that stupid Guns Of WWII article...
I've had German vets tell me they were beaten by the M-1 Garand more than any other factor...

Posted by: Judas Washington
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As a Mauser owner, I would hate to have to use it to go up against a group of guys with SA rifles.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:33 PM (hVdx9)

39 >>>So I am looking at AR-15 parts for the one I am building.


It's the AR-47, you ignoramus.

Posted by: Modern Man at October 17, 2015 04:34 PM (Fv3UZ)

40 I better get a participation trophy.

Posted by: dogfish at October 17, 2015 04:34 PM (0O2Lr)

41 I hate saying Mannlicher out loud.

Sounds like I'm talking about a $20 whore.

Posted by: Jack O'Spades at October 17, 2015 04:34 PM (xQZ/Y)

42 "Mannlicher-Schoenauer 1908 Carbine"




Oh, a winner.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:35 PM (hiAlJ)

43 I couldn't believe the men stood by while this happened.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 04:25 PM (MzrNg)


They probably wouldn't have, if it had happened, which it probably didn't.

There aren't any actual known cases of it that I've been able to find, just about everything written on the subject falls into one of two categories:

1) Christian texts decrying pagan excesses in general terms.

2) Renaissance texts decrying medieval excesses in general terms.

Like many awful things, it may have happened at some point, but it wasn't a legal or cultural institution in any significant way.

In other words, it's a myth.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:35 PM (bLnSU)

44 I was gonna say 1903.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at October 17, 2015 04:35 PM (kqGWM)

45 I think that state-to-state reciprocity thing is kind of a huge deal.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 04:36 PM (dFi94)

46 I hate saying Mannlicher out loud.

Sounds like I'm talking about a $20 whore.
****

Oh-oh, here she comes)
Watch out boy
She'll chew you up
(Oh-oh, here she comes)
She's a Mannlicher

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:37 PM (hVdx9)

47 5
Traveling with a weapon can be a pain in the ass.

Posted by: Garrett at October 17, 2015 04:14 PM (C5jtw)

Last time I went on a hunting trip, I went to the airport two hours early, figuring hassle.
Amazing. The TSA must not get many guns any more. They asked me if I had time to let them train on my gun?

I said WTF? But I had time, so four TSA guy watch this guy swab my gun run the swab through a machine, then open it up, blah blah blah..

I swear I've met dishwashers with more brains.

Posted by: Nip Sip at October 17, 2015 04:37 PM (jJRIy)

48 Posted by: dogfish at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (0O2Lr)

We have a winner!

It's in 8x56 MS.

I bought one for my dad about 20 years ago. Sweet shooter, and the machining and woodwork is gorgeous.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (Zu3d9)

49 It's the AR-47, you ignoramus.

Posted by: Modern Man
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(Bitch slaps modern man. Laughs while he cries)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (hVdx9)

50 If one were inclined to put together an ar from an 80 lower, any recommendations of an "everything else you'll need in one package?"

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 04:32 PM (IOhZn)


Someone else may have a better answer, but the last time I looked all the "all in one" kits were pretty basic and cheap. I'd buy separately, if only to get the configuration I wanted (and make sure things like the bolt and carrier are really good quality).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (bLnSU)

51 Pretty gun nonetheless.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (hiAlJ)

52 I liked my guesses better.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (3pRHP)

53 "It's in 8x56 MS."


That rifle?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:40 PM (hiAlJ)

54 O/T

Just about 2 hours to SW OH MoMe '15....

Posted by: speedster1 at October 17, 2015 04:40 PM (1brdf)

55 I was stunned at Prima Noctae or however it is spelled.

I couldn't believe the men stood by while this happened.

I wonder if clever men made good arguments against the practice...

Posted by: Soothsayer


Some historians are skeptical about it. Undoubtedly it probably existed in some areas throughout history, but the idea that it was a common practice in the middle ages reeks of propagandist revisionism.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 04:41 PM (JmGFJ)

56 It's not confiscation. IT'S A BUYBACK. You're selling the government guns that it never owned, at a price that it sets, and if you don't sell you go to jail.

What isn't fair about that?

Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at October 17, 2015 04:41 PM (1gYMM)

57 Reciprocity would be nice. Kind of focused on not letting everything be banned right now.

It is a crying shame that aggressive lying control freaks also have more energy than everyone else.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:41 PM (bLnSU)

58
Yeah, it's likely it's mostly mythical.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 04:42 PM (MzrNg)

59 Barack Obama is range qualified on the AK-15.

Posted by: jwb7605 at October 17, 2015 04:42 PM (DofIg)

60 I am surprised the "top 10" list did not include the Liberator.

It was the closest thing you can get to a derringer, after all.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:42 PM (3pRHP)

61 Someone else may have a better answer, but the last time I looked all the "all in one" kits were pretty basic and cheap. I'd buy separately, if only to get the configuration I wanted (and make sure things like the bolt and carrier are really good quality).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
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I have noticed that too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:42 PM (hVdx9)

62 Crap. I thought you said GUM Thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2015 04:43 PM (1gYMM)

63 "4 O/T

Just about 2 hours to SW OH MoMe '15...."


Speed, they're just getting lubed up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:43 PM (hiAlJ)

64 It's not confiscation. IT'S A BUYBACK. You're
selling the government guns that it never owned, at a price that it
sets, and if you don't sell you go to jail.



What isn't fair about that?
Posted by: Sir Hillary Edmund Rodham Clinton at October 17, 2015 04:41 PM (1gYMM)


You better get Roberts to call it a tax, Hill.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:43 PM (3pRHP)

65 It was a fully-automatic AK-17 double-barreled revolving shotgun with the shoulder thing that goes up.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:44 PM (bLnSU)

66 Palmetto State Armory sells lower completion kits for a pretty reasonable price.

One of the nice things they do is they'll offer a pretty standard kit, but then upgrade the trigger to a Geissele, and charge what the trigger alone usually costs.

The only things on a lower I really care about changing are the trigger and I like an ambi safety, since I shoot rifle lefty.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 04:44 PM (QFjNO)

67 Screw some lengths of pipe to broomsticks and call it a gun to flood the buyback

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 04:44 PM (hCdMd)

68 >>>>If one were inclined to put together an ar from an 80 lower, any
recommendations of an "everything else you'll need in one package?"
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.Cheaper than dirt has pretty much everything you can imagine to build out almost any configuration you need. Not sure you can go and click on one button to get everything in one item# package, but they have everything you need to finish it.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 17, 2015 04:45 PM (iONHu)

69
Yep, most "top 10" lists/articles are silly or weird. That one's outstanding in those respects, though. No Garand. No MG42. No STG 44. No MP 40.

But Reising? PPS? Sten gun? OK. Whatever.

Anyway muchas gracias CBD for the bang-stick thread!

Actually gotta clean my Garand. Forty-eight rounds through it on Thursday. I haven't detail-stripped either Garand since I got them (CMP), at which time I detail stripped, cleaned, cleaned and BLO'd the stocks.

Since lock-up is key and declines with removal from the stock, I am following the advice of some CMP forum M1 guys and limiting my detail strip to very rarely. I can use the tool (forget the designation) from the cleaning kit to disassemble the bolt in the rifle, so I've done that to clean one of the bolts.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2015 04:45 PM (QDnY+)

70 >>> It's not confiscation. IT'S A BUYBACK. You're selling the government guns that it never owned, at a price that it sets, and if you don't sell you go to jail.

Ima make big money renting out my canoe.

Posted by: fluffy at October 17, 2015 04:45 PM (2iV3X)

71 "Oh-oh-oh, her she comes~. She a Mannlicher~"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 04:45 PM (JmGFJ)

72 That one about modern men making sure the dishes are dry before putting them away cracks me up. So I guess old-fashioned men put the dishes away when they were still wet, and had chronic mold problems in their kitchen cabinets?

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 04:46 PM (sdi6R)

73 I thought it an odd list, too. But it said "Top 10 World War Guns of World War II."
So, special category. I've only fired one or two World War Guns.

For another take on Prima Noctae and what happens next, see 1965 "The War Lord" with Heston and Richard Boone. Boone's best performance ever, I thought. Very accurate movie, historically. And, Heston.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 04:46 PM (xq1UY)

74 The AR-15 folks have found ways to make the most mundane part ridiculously expensive all for ego fluffing bragging rights. Jaysus.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:46 PM (hVdx9)

75 .
AK-47!

Posted by: Highly Trained Media Professional at October 17, 2015 04:46 PM (g30B6)

76 63 RK

Heh :-)

Posted by: speedster1 at October 17, 2015 04:47 PM (1brdf)

77 >>You better get Roberts to call it a tax, Hill


Speaking of Roberts, I wish someone had the investigative skills and access to ask Bush what made Roberts his choice and otherwise make Bush defend that PoS SCJ. I want to see utter regret on Bush's face for that choice.

Posted by: dogfish at October 17, 2015 04:47 PM (0O2Lr)

78 CBD my dad has a 1851 Navy Colt REPLICA for sale if you're interested

Posted by: JarvisW at October 17, 2015 04:47 PM (3+E+K)

79 Pretty gun nonetheless.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:38 PM (hiAlJ)
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Speaking of pretty guns, I'd be interested sometime in a gun thread for tiny-hand people. A lot of these guns are for manly-hand people. Little W used to have (before that moose tipped over our canoe) firearms that I could barely maintain a good hold of.


I know that's crappy grammar, Ann, just give it a rest already.

What I'm saying is that not everyone who wants a weapon is size XL. Some of us of the feminine persuasion need something lighter, something smaller. I have one such item already, but i am having trouble finding something that doesn't make me immediately want to put it down, lest I tear a rotator cuff.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 04:47 PM (dFi94)

80 I don't think my information is current enough on AR parts, I'd have to re-research it (unless the last place I bought from is still in business and then I'd still have to research their rep a little)...

What I do is basically look for something like the M4Carbine.net forums, dig through and get a quick feel for which question-answerers have a background like serious armorers and competitive shooters, look at their advice and compare it to anything else people say on the boards about those sellers.

Probably a better tactic than asking random schoolchildren, anyway.

Haven't had a problem yet (fingers crossed).

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:48 PM (bLnSU)

81 I love that Bill Whittle video!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2015 04:48 PM (NOIQH)

82 TKAWhale @ 30- Black Barbies, at that!
I'll strip a hot rooskie AK or sweet black AR, either one. Both are fun, but the black is, well,,, complicated.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 04:49 PM (go5uR)

83 Is Bill Whittle sick? Looked like he had something attached to his throat, anyone know?

Posted by: Matt at October 17, 2015 04:49 PM (OPhEi)

84 Also, I buy most of my AR-15 stuff from Palmetto (some guns, too, when they get crazy deals). They have nice fully built uppers that come with really good cold hammer forged barrels, bolts, and bolt carriers (the perfectly legal full-auto versions, usually), and all I'd really feel a need to change out would be the charging handle.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 04:50 PM (QFjNO)

85 (Bitch slaps modern man. Laughs while he cries)
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale

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Watch it, buddy. I'm pretty badass. I eat the charred bits of the steak, as well as the fat. It all goes down the fucking hatch, you fucking pussy.

Posted by: Modern Man at October 17, 2015 04:51 PM (Fv3UZ)

86 Traye, if you want a basic complete lower parts kit, Palmetto State Armory has one on sale for $49.99. Shipping is 8.50 I think.

All the pins, trigger parts, and the original style pistol grip.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/pau9uan

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:52 PM (hVdx9)

87 Cheaper than dirt has pretty much everything you can imagine to build out almost any configuration you need. Not sure you can go and click on one button to get everything in one item# package, but they have everything you need to finish it.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 17, 2015 04:45 PM (iONHu)

******

I have made it a point not to spend a penny with CTD since they were such price gouging Douchebags during the 07-08 troubles.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty at October 17, 2015 04:52 PM (QJlFj)

88 The AR-15 folks have found ways to make the most mundane part ridiculously expensive all for ego fluffing bragging rights. Jaysus.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:46 PM (hVdx9)


I've found that most quality parts *can be had* for slightly more than shit cheap crap parts.

You certainly spend more on some parts, especially triggers and barrels.

I don't think you *can* spend as much on an AR, no matter what you do, as some people spend on their big game rifles.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:52 PM (bLnSU)

89 >>Is Bill Whittle sick? Looked like he had something attached to his throat, anyone know?


Looks like a scar? Weird.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 17, 2015 04:53 PM (NOIQH)

90 Grammie, S(ampersand)W has a lot of revolvers made for women and smaller hands. LadySmith and Airweight come to mind. A lot of the older manufacturers' revolvers also tend to have smaller grips. Keltec has a small auto that is too small for my hands.
Also a lot of the older Browning vest pistols are good for smaller hands

One of the problems is the double-stack magazines in automatics is that they work best for folks like me with strangler hands.

Sounds like you need to go to a gunshow and try hefting some at the big tables, though.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (3pRHP)

91 O/T

Looks like a meet mo went bad.



http://tinyurl.com/pevc7np




Posted by: Nip Sip at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (jJRIy)

92 Watch it, buddy. I'm pretty badass. I eat the charred bits of the steak, as well as the fat. It all goes down the fucking hatch, you fucking pussy.

Posted by: Modern Man
****

(Shoves steak, including the charred bits up Modern Man's butt. Is grossed out when it does not seem to bother him)

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (hVdx9)

93 Is Bill Whittle sick? Looked like he had something attached to his throat, anyone know?

Probably just a stray Thetan.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (YJmuy)

94 Hillary has a Bumlicher Dildomo...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (hCdMd)

95 grammie, I'm not a big guy. I lean light on the handgun calibers for that reason. Rifles are different.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (hiAlJ)

96 79
Right there with you. The gun store had a smith and Wesson
Shield MP 9 mm. It fit my hand nicely. Anyone familiar with this gun?

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 04:55 PM (BHl9S)

97 I have one such item already, but i am having trouble finding something that doesn't make me immediately want to put it down, lest I tear a rotator cuff.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 04:47 PM (dFi94)


It's a trade-off. The lighter the weapon, the more (sharply) the recoil energy is transferred to your arm. Maybe something ported if you can stand shooting it.

Ehh, we'll have lasers soon.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 04:56 PM (bLnSU)

98 I've found that most quality parts *can be had* for slightly more than shit cheap crap parts.

You certainly spend more on some parts, especially triggers and barrels.

I don't think you *can* spend as much on an AR, no matter what you do, as some people spend on their big game rifles.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
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I have no objection to quality parts or paying for them.
But I am seeing some really silly sh*t. $20 "billet" trigger guard? $100 charging handles? WTF?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:57 PM (hVdx9)

99 89 >>Is Bill Whittle sick? Looked like he had something attached to his throat, anyone know?

Looks like a scar? Weird.
Posted by: Lizzy

Yeah, making the vidoe bigger, it's just his Adam's apple, guess the shadow looked kinda funny

Posted by: Matt at October 17, 2015 04:58 PM (OPhEi)

100 "Grammie, S(ampersand)W has a lot of revolvers made for women and smaller hands. LadySmith and Airweight come to mind. A lot of the older manufacturers' revolvers also tend to have smaller grips. Keltec has a small auto that is too small for my hands. "


Lady Smith and Taurus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:58 PM (hiAlJ)

101 Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 04:54 PM (3pRHP)
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Ya, I forgot about the LadySmith. I tried that out a couple of years ago and it didn't feel quite right in my hand, so I went with something else. But maybe I should go back and give it another chance. The guy in town where we go knows me by name and lets me take a lot of time with whatever he has in stock.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:00 PM (dFi94)

102 And, Charter Arms.

They are still around.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 05:01 PM (hiAlJ)

103 But I am seeing some really silly sh*t. $20 "billet" trigger guard? $100 charging handles? WTF?

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 04:57 PM (hVdx9)


I got my custom non-stock dowhangdanger charging handle for $35.

As they say, you can spend just about as much as you want for anything. People spend $30,000 on a watch, that doesn't mean watches are all ridiculous.

I probably couldn't make and sell a billet (as in metal, not plastic) trigger guard for less than that. I could stamp one in China for pennies, though.

I don't remember the price of the Magpul trigger guards, which I got some time ago for their shape, I think they're still plastic (but more robust than "stock").

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 05:01 PM (bLnSU)

104 >>>>
"Grammie, S(ampersand)W has a lot of revolvers made for women and
smaller hands. LadySmith and Airweight come to mind. A lot of the older
manufacturers' revolvers also tend to have smaller grips. Keltec has a
small auto that is too small for my hands. "





Lady Smith and Taurus.
.
.
.Just one thing to keep in mind when trying out the grips on some of those guns, light weight means more felt recoil. And some of those smaller lighter revolvers can thump your hand fairly good even with moderate defensive loads. Lighter is not always better IMO.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at October 17, 2015 05:02 PM (iONHu)

105 Lady Smith and Taurus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 04:58 PM (hiAlJ)
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Ya I have the T-word. It's very pretty. My kids gave it to me for Christmas one year. Sure beats a bathrobe.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:02 PM (dFi94)

106 Those $100 charging handles are usually the Raptor. Just looking at the design of it, it's nowhere near as good as forums would suggest.

Bravo company makes some really nice ambi ones, and you can find those at around $65. But, if you don't want/need ambi, I see no reason not to go with mil-spec.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 05:03 PM (QFjNO)

107 That is a fully semi-boltamatic AR-47 sniper rifle with extended baby seal-clubbing stock and double triggers to fire two bullets at once.

Obviously.

Posted by: Pratt Yglesias at October 17, 2015 05:03 PM (qjyQp)

108 PSA was my first choice, didn't know if there was anything better that anyone knew of. Thanks all.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:03 PM (IOhZn)

109 Magpul makes a plastic trigger guard and a metal one. I bought the metal one last time and like it just fine.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 05:04 PM (QFjNO)

110 >>I don't think you *can* spend as much on an AR, no matter what you do, as some people spend on their big game rifles.


My hunting rifle ran me about 2600 to build. Then it needed a scope...

Posted by: Garrett at October 17, 2015 05:04 PM (C5jtw)

111 Grammie, see if Pachmeyer or Hogue or one of the other grip companies make grip plates or a wrap-around grip that fits your hand better.

But yes, the grip angle is important, if it doesn't fit the hand right it hurts every time you shoot, and it isn't fun.


Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 05:05 PM (3pRHP)

112 Thank you for the Bill Whittle video. It was excellent.

Posted by: t-bird at October 17, 2015 05:06 PM (yddCj)

113 "Ya I have the T-word. It's very pretty. My kids gave it to me for Christmas one year. Sure beats a bathrobe."



I'll say, the Taurus don't fail. It just works and works.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 05:06 PM (hiAlJ)

114 o I guess old-fashioned men put the dishes away when they were still wet

Put them away?! How should I know where they go?

Posted by: t-bird at October 17, 2015 05:07 PM (yddCj)

115 As they say, you can spend just about as much as you want for anything. People spend $30,000 on a watch, that doesn't mean watches are all ridiculous.

I probably couldn't make and sell a billet (as in metal, not plastic) trigger guard for less than that. I could stamp one in China for pennies, though.

I don't remember the price of the Magpul trigger guards, which I got some time ago for their shape, I think they're still plastic (but more robust than "stock").

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith
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Merovign, there definitely seems to be a lot of the "tacti-Fool" parts out there. On the bright side, the fact that the market can support the silly stuff is a good sign.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:08 PM (hVdx9)

116
I have made it a point not to spend a penny with CTD since they were such price gouging Douchebags during the 07-08 troubles.

Some might call that capitalism or supply and demand in action.

Anyway, I forgave them.

It's pretty hard to reject, out of hand, a company that can deliver shit I want in a day. YMMV, obviously!...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at October 17, 2015 05:10 PM (4DCSq)

117 By expensive rifles, I meant like the Holland & Holland deluxe drillings, for $228,000.

Yeah, that's ridiculous, billionaire-money for a gun, but enough crazy people buy them that H&H still makes them.

A couple of K is not ridiculous for a good rifle, but you can build a quality AR for well under 1000 and sometimes you can buy a quality one for under 700.

If you were both lucky and careful, you could probably build one for less than that, especially if you don't want anything non-standard.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 05:10 PM (bLnSU)

118 When a man buys a LadySmith, it's called a Mod.65. A federal judge in this locale went through a lot of trouble with my favorite FFL, also a federal marshal, to get one for his tiny-li'l hands that didn't have "Lady" laser-etched on the frame.

La Stringereuse has a .357 LadySmith. I like it as a .38; at full power it's a bit harsh. But the ultra-light Taurus titanium is one of the nastier revolvers I've ever handled. Back of the trigger guard hits your gripping finger and bites.

'Small grips' does not have to equal 'tiny frame.' Also, I don't like snubbies. I think a pistol ought to have 4 inches of barrel, anyway. It does a lot to counter-act that snap. With a longer barrel and porting, the straight honest recoil of a .44 mag is not as hard to deal with as the wrist-torquing of a shortie .357.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:10 PM (xq1UY)

119 Grammie, see if Pachmeyer or Hogue or one of the other grip companies
make grip plates or a wrap-around grip that fits your hand better.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 05:05 PM (3pRHP)

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Oh, thank you for that tip. I'll look into that. My hands are small, and I have some arthritis in my hands and wrists. If something doesn't feel right, I just can't use it. Maybe a grip thing would help - thank you again.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:11 PM (dFi94)

120 Lets see...

The only way I could see a gun 'buy back' is using eminent domain... as guns ARE Property...

So... just compensation...

Lets see... 300 Million guns...

average retail price... what... $400? $500?

So it would only cost... $120 to $150 BILLION dollars... to perform that UnConstitutional Act...

Posted by: BB Wolf at October 17, 2015 05:11 PM (qh617)

121 Steyr-Mannlicher with double set trigger and full stock.
Me want!

Posted by: Doug at October 17, 2015 05:12 PM (w0YX1)

122 I would post a picture of the Taurus I've carried every single day for 16 hours a day the last 4 years, but it looks like a gun that has been in 95 degrees 90 percent humidity for four summers. But

It shoots every time. Carry 2 10 mags with me and randomly I'll just tractor over to my range and run them through. I've never had a single issue with it. It's like my Linus blanket now.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:12 PM (IOhZn)

123 Also, I don't like snubbies.
=======================



I don't either. They just don't give me a feeling of safety.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:12 PM (dFi94)

124 I guess old-fashioned men put the dishes away when they were still wet



Put them away?! You're supposed to use them again?
'Opa!

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:13 PM (xq1UY)

125 Those $100 charging handles are usually the Raptor. Just looking at the design of it, it's nowhere near as good as forums would suggest.

Bravo company makes some really nice ambi ones, and you can find those at around $65. But, if you don't want/need ambi, I see no reason not to go with mil-spec.

Posted by: Chupacabra
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I guess my function over looks or bragging rights side is showing. Ambi I can understand among other things. To be clear I am not saying bone stock or die is the way to go.
Some of the stuff out there is clearly aimed at the more money than brains type.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:13 PM (hVdx9)

126 Personally I'd go with a 4", but a 2" Chiappa Rhino would be insanely concealable, pretty light, and very low perceived recoil.

Not cheap, though. About $700 I think.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 05:16 PM (bLnSU)

127 " I would post a picture of the Taurus I've carried every single day for 16 hours a day the last 4 years, but it looks like a gun that has been in 95 degrees 90 percent humidity for four summers. But "


I'd say the same of my 12-year old Taurus. Shoots like the day I bought it and rides with me.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 05:17 PM (hiAlJ)

128 CaliGirl that's what i have, i love it.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 17, 2015 05:19 PM (f3K9g)

129 Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:13 PM

I don't denigrate anyone's choices but I'm like you, give me a gun, I'll shoot it, I'll hit what I'm aiming at. Within reason, it's not like I have anywhere to get over 600 yards.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:19 PM (IOhZn)

130 Barack Obama is range qualified on the AK-15.

This is an old story, but it still pisses me off, so, here: Couple years back, the TCU rifle team (all women there, a Title IX thing) won the national championship, and so got invited to the big lawn reception at the White House for all NCAA champion teams. They were, suitably, proud.

Obama didn't know that rifle was an NCAA sport, and then, he tried to bullshit them that he regularly trained on the M-16 with the Secret Service at Quantico.
National champion shooters. Women. From Texas (mostly). And thought they'd buy that.

What gave him away was that The Punahou School has a really excellent prep shooting program, and he'd never heard of it.

So, yeah. AK-15.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:23 PM (xq1UY)

131 Where can I get one of those manlicking Schnauzers?

Posted by: Barney Frank at October 17, 2015 05:23 PM (9Fc79)

132 128
Thank you! The guy in the store thought it would be perfect for me.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:24 PM (BHl9S)

133 I don't denigrate anyone's choices but I'm like you, give me a gun, I'll shoot it, I'll hit what I'm aiming at. Within reason, it's not like I have anywhere to get over 600 yards.

Posted by: traye
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I think a better analogy would be when the import car performance market blossomed.
There were the performance guys, and those that were more concerned with looks/looking fast.
There were plenty of good parts out there, and plenty of silly ones. Silly- BOV sound generators. Huuuuuuge wings and ridiculous body kits.
The AR-15 market seems to be yet another example of human nature.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:25 PM (hVdx9)

134 Cali girl, we had a girl and her kids living with us for awhile earlier (oh, I have a story) this year, she bought the 9mm shield when she lived here. She was about 5'3" 120 pounds. She liked it much better than her other 9 (can't remember what it was, but was a bigger frame).
I didn't like it, but that was only because of size.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:25 PM (IOhZn)

135 but it looks like a gun that has been in 95 degrees 90 percent humidity for four summers.

Crotch-carry, huh?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at October 17, 2015 05:26 PM (zc3Db)

136 128
My neighbor on the ranch next to me has a FFL, I am going to ask him about that gun. If he has one he will let me shoot it. Also, he will find them used. Much cheaper.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:27 PM (BHl9S)

137 134
I want to shoot one before I buy one.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:29 PM (BHl9S)

138 I want to shoot one before I buy one.

Posted by: CaliGirl
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Always a good idea. If you can find a gun range that rent them, that would be a good way to go.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:30 PM (hVdx9)

139 'My hunting rifle ran me about 2600 to build. Then it needed a scope...'


That's ridiculous. $500, a little shooting. Done.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 05:31 PM (hiAlJ)

140 @136 Sounds like a good friend to have! This is also why you want to belong to a real chummy, collegial gun club instead of the high-class snooty ones. Sharesies. "Loopholes."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:32 PM (xq1UY)

141 used would be good
broke in
mine was factory, about 500 hundred bucks i think.

Posted by: concrete girl at October 17, 2015 05:32 PM (f3K9g)

142 Traye, it felt really nice in my hand. but that doesn't mean anything.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:33 PM (BHl9S)

143 Oh yes it does, Cali.....

Posted by: guys everywhere..... at October 17, 2015 05:35 PM (hYmJV)

144 The gun I should have written

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:37 PM (BHl9S)

145 Well, dont know where CBD went, but if anyone wants an 1851 Colt Replica, email me at jarviswats at the hot mail and I'll send info.

Its got a few scratches, but has a really cool engraving on the cylinder.

Posted by: JarvisW at October 17, 2015 05:38 PM (3+E+K)

146 This girl's husband pointed a gun at her, she left and this was her hiding spot while going through all the legal stuff.
Last year she and her twins and her friend were sitting at a stop light. Sitting. Somebody rear ended her. Of course she was like "oh my god, my babies" but then she got hit again. She thought it was like a chain reaction but then the friend started screaming "he's coming back." She gunned it and luckily the car was still running. So now she's being chased by a maniac.

Call 911 and they're like "pull over," thanks for the suggestion but no.

Drives through town but the car is having trouble so she pulls into a well lighted parking lot, sees a guy and says "hey somebody is after us."

Guy pulls into the lot and comes to the car and started screaming at her. She has her gun in her lap, pointed at him, finger on trigger ready to fire....

She's very Christian and she said in her head she said a little prayer "dear god, I'm getting ready to send this person to heaven or hell, please let me make the right choice."

...Just then the guy backs up a few steps and she takes her finger off the trigger. Cop pulls in just then.

Turns out, it was not the maniac, it was the guy that had been in front of her, who had only seen "somebody hit ME and took off."

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:38 PM (IOhZn)

147 79 ... Grammie, Mrs. JTB isn't quite 5 foot and has tiny hands with an occasional bout of arthritis symptoms. She likes the CZ 75b 9mm for center fire and the Ruger MkII for rimfire. The CZ 75b has a 22lr adapter kit, the Kadet, and she is deadly with it.

Unfortunately, she doesn't care for the grip or balance of my beloved revolvers. Too bad. It's easier to download ammo with a revolver.

Posted by: JTB at October 17, 2015 05:40 PM (FvdPb)

148 Oh my, that is terrifying. I wish we could carry in CA. I can carry on the ranch but that is it. We just put a rifle rack on my gator.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:41 PM (BHl9S)

149 Grammie; bunch of manu. are putting out some good inexpensive compact or sub compact semi autos.

The one I've seen with the most differing calibers and styles is Taurus.

Taurus is Brazilian but they bought the Beretta plant when Beretta left and they produce a lot of similar/same pistols as Beretta does and they've made some designs of their own.

Go to a good well stocked gun store and ask to see their compact frame and sub compact frame models.

Or google those to get a list and then google the ones that seem attractive. Go to a manufacturers page to get all the specs and some good pictures.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 17, 2015 05:41 PM (Xo1Rt)

150 Posted by: JTB at October 17, 2015 05:40 PM (FvdPb)

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I'll add those to my (growing) list of ones to try out. I prefer revolvers too.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:43 PM (dFi94)

151 Here, castle doctrine is in your car (and tent).

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:44 PM (IOhZn)

152 Oh, and plenty of them out there in 9mm which is about as low as you should go. Recoil isn't bad. 380 ammo is expensive and .22 is either non existent or won't do you much good for SD.

And contrary to what you might hear, the FBI has come out and said after examination they've found that the 9mm performs equally well as the .40 but with less snap and cost.

Of course someone here will chime in and tell you I'm FOS.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 17, 2015 05:45 PM (Xo1Rt)

153 Traye, California sucks. Here is my rifle box on the gator
http://tinypic.com/r/o88os9/8

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:46 PM (BHl9S)

154 Steyr-Mannlicher?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at October 17, 2015 05:46 PM (Kucy5)

155 We just put a rifle rack on my gator.

Oh, my. You might have to put that "Phrasing!" app on your phone.
You're just, uh, getting in deeper here. Cute, though...

--"guys everywhere"

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:46 PM (xq1UY)

156 Good thing about AoS gun thread is the lack of mall ninjas saying you're fos

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:46 PM (IOhZn)

157 Oh, and plenty of them out there in 9mm which is about as low as you should go. Recoil isn't bad. 380 ammo is expensive and .22 is either non existent or won't do you much good for SD.

And contrary to what you might hear, the FBI has come out and said after examination they've found that the 9mm performs equally well as the .40 but with less snap and cost.

Of course someone here will chime in and tell you I'm FOS.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That
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You're FOS!!111!!!!
(didn't want to disappoint you)

Seriously, the 9mm HP ammo of today is quite good. I like the Winchester PDX-1 stuff myself.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:47 PM (hVdx9)

158 I mange to say things poorly quite often.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:47 PM (BHl9S)

159 >>That's ridiculous. $500, a little shooting. Done.


Obviously, you don't know enough to appreciate the difference. Which is fine.

Most guys never have to shoot over 125 yards, so my rifle would be overkill for them.

Posted by: Garrett at October 17, 2015 05:48 PM (C5jtw)

160
Go to a good well stocked gun store and ask to see their compact frame and sub compact frame models.

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Ya I think that's a good plan. I haven't been to see our gun guy in a while, because I thought we had enough. We were going in there so frequently that Bob would see us coming and start pulling stuff out for us to try. But Little W is in another part of the country for the time being, and a lot of our inventory followed him. Probably a trip to Bob is a good place to start.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 05:48 PM (dFi94)

161 nice pink gator you got.

I keep my 10/22 (in case I need to kill 22 people with 10 bullets or whatever it was) in my truck when I drive around the farm, it now has become a permanent fixture on the passenger side.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 05:51 PM (IOhZn)

162 96 ... Caligirl, The M and P Shield in 9mm is accurate, at least at combat distances, and comfortable and reliable. I've put over 1,000 rounds through mine: no failures to feed or eject. S and W did something right with the ergonomics to make the 9mm so comfortable to shoot in such a light, small gun. And it also passes the Mrs. JTB small hands test.

Posted by: JTB at October 17, 2015 05:52 PM (FvdPb)

163 161
All the ranchers have the same thing in their trucks. With my luck I would forget it was there go to town and get in trouble. I take the .22 in the gator to shoot squirrels.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:54 PM (BHl9S)

164 I hate squirrels. They keep trying to carry me away and stuff me in trees.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:55 PM (hVdx9)

165 162
I am going to call my neighbor next week and talk to him. Thanks for the info.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:55 PM (BHl9S)

166 Hi all

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 05:58 PM (5p18q)

167 Hey chemjeff.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 05:58 PM (hVdx9)

168
Took two of my black powder revolvers out today for their exercise periods.

One is a Rogers and Spencer .44 which turns out to be a fine shooter. One of the few period weapons that the grips felt good to hold.

Most others, in particular the Remington New Model Army have really small grips.

The other revolver was an original manufacture .44 cal Remington--another sweet shooter. Only push 28 grains of 3f through that one, though. Everything else is max load.


Posted by: irongrampa at October 17, 2015 05:59 PM (jeCnD)

169 I hated squirrels when I was in town, tore all my shiz up, but out here they are much fewer per acre.

One year in town I confirmed over 100 down, dead where I could find them with my best day being 7. I haven't gotten 7 in the year I've been out here.

I did get one with my .40 it was basically a bag of juice.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 06:01 PM (IOhZn)

170 I hated squirrels when I was in town, tore all my shiz up, but out here they are much fewer per acre.

One year in town I confirmed over 100 down, dead where I could find them with my best day being 7. I haven't gotten 7 in the year I've been out here.

I did get one with my .40 it was basically a bag of juice.

Posted by: traye
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Pink mist

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:02 PM (hVdx9)

171 Be nice if one of the candidates would modernize the CMP program and stock their shelves with semi only M4's and M14's from the guvmint warehouses.

Trump maybe?.....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2015 06:02 PM (ej1L0)

172 Yeah I more or less loathe squirrels too, they bury acorns in the backyard and then I have mini trees growing everywhere, they fling themselves at the transformer outside my house causing my power to go out, they shred the screens on my windows by crawling up and down them, ugh

and who knows what they have done to the roof of my house

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:03 PM (5p18q)

173 Traye, the squirrels here are horrible. Ground squirrels. They dig holes everywhere. I don't have the patience to get many. I watched my 85 year old one eyed neighbor kill one from his truck first shot at maybe 75 yards. They are dangerous for the horses.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:05 PM (BHl9S)

174 Not to mention the fornication in the attic

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 06:05 PM (IOhZn)

175 Only seen 2 squirrels here in my life. But, of course I have voles, ground squirrels, pocket gophers and cotton tails. This summer, I have trapped 40 something pocket gophers and eliminated many bunnies. The voles are hard to get.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:10 PM (0qASP)

176 gunny sack filled with squirrel poison, slung over your saddle horn
gloved hand
good aim
sure footed cow pony
cuts down on crippled cattle

Posted by: concrete girl at October 17, 2015 06:11 PM (f3K9g)

177 Couple of nights ago one got into the pecan tree right outside our bedroom, the dog was going nuts, I could hear the damn thing chip chiping and crunching pecans so I went out at 2am with the 22 and a flashlight. Every time I got the beam on it, it would jump. Patrick Henry barked until 4.
I went out before sunup to wait, but it was gone.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 06:11 PM (IOhZn)

178 Spent a summer in AR many years ago. I hear some excited little animal making all kinds of noise.
Outside I saw a squirrel sitting two feet away to the right of a tree, and two feet in front of the squirrel was a chipmunk putting on a very angry display.
After a couple seconds I saw movement 3 feet behind the squirrel. Another chipmunk was sneaking up from behind. When it got close enough it leaped upon the squirrel and was immediately joined by the other chipmunk.
A tumble of fur, cloud of dust, and then the squirrel shot up the tree like it had a rocket in it's butt.
I saw all this, and I still have a hard time believing what I saw.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:12 PM (hVdx9)

179 Cool Hand Luke on TCM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2015 06:17 PM (DUoqb)

180 176
All the cattle people sold most of their cattle around here, no food. It is really sad.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:18 PM (BHl9S)

181 Oh my, that is terrifying. I wish we could carry in CA. I can carry on the ranch but that is it. We just put a rifle rack on my gator.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 05:41 PM (BHl9S)


Some counties are in violation of the law and court decisions and won't issue permits, but most counties will issue.

Unfortunately, the few highest population counties are in the "fuck the people" category.

I'm surprised at the number of people *in CA* who think there are no carry permits in CA. Which is why I bring it up.

It just depends on the county.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 06:18 PM (bLnSU)

182 Ah. The 1903 6.5mm Mannlicher. One of my favorite hunting rifles.,The torpedo shaped round will and has taken every medium to big game on Earth. Mine shoots as flat as a .243.

Posted by: Pat at October 17, 2015 06:19 PM (5rEW8)

183 181
I live in Santa Barbara County and the sheriff has to issue the permit. I only know 1 guy who has one. He was shot at work by a guy he fired.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:20 PM (BHl9S)

184 I can't just shoot squirrels in my neck of the woods because gun laws in township but I've discovered they snoop around the foundation of my home where I keep mouse poison hidden and if I peel back the opening 1/4 inch I get mice only eating it, while peeling it back to 1/2 inch the squirrels eat it. All. At one sitting. I don't have many squirrels anymore.

The place used to be lousy with them running across the roof, then jumping across from the roof to a tree, then a half dozen of them up a single tree fighting over fruit.

So thanks to the gun laws I can't dispatch them quickly and humanely. I plink them with a bb gun and they're back the next day.

Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 06:21 PM (sI4OA)

185 181
My BIL is a sheriff, he conceal carries everywhere off duty. The sheriff won't issue unless you have a good reason. Which is bullshit because the off duty officers can and do carry.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:23 PM (BHl9S)

186
Pink mist

A brazzilion years ago, bought a Marlin Goose Gun from a neighbor delinquent kid for about $35.00, if I remember right. Probabably stolen, in retrospect... OMG, I still have that gun!

Anyway, I went squirrel hunting with that "scatter gun" in the hard wood forests of Arkansas. First fox squirrel I spotted high up a white oak, bead directly on...

Yeah, pink mist.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at October 17, 2015 06:24 PM (4DCSq)

187 odam's, get yourself a good air rifle/pellet gun. They're quiet and deadly.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:24 PM (0qASP)

188 184
We use these T things with poison for the squirrels. The dogs or other animals can't get it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:24 PM (BHl9S)

189 Tie game!

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:26 PM (5p18q)

190 184
I have a pellet gun as well. It is super quiet. Gamo .177

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:26 PM (BHl9S)

191 175 The voles are hard to get.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:10 PM (0qASP)

I used to have a bunch of voles here until I put a kitty outside. The voles were gone after a few months. They like to come out above ground at night and the cat would get them.

Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 06:26 PM (t2KH5)

192 A brazzilion years ago, bought a Marlin Goose Gun from a neighbor delinquent kid for about $35.00, if I remember right. Probabably stolen, in retrospect... OMG, I still have that gun!

Anyway, I went squirrel hunting with that "scatter gun" in the hard wood forests of Arkansas. First fox squirrel I spotted high up a white oak, bead directly on...

Yeah, pink mist.

Posted by: Spun and Murky
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Makes filing the pot a bit more challenging...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:27 PM (hVdx9)

193 What is a vole? Is that a gopher?

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:27 PM (BHl9S)

194 What is a vole? Is that a gopher?

Posted by: CaliGirl
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A type of weasel. /

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:28 PM (hVdx9)

195 Vic, yes, I've noticed that since our kitty died, the vole problem has gotten worse.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:29 PM (0qASP)

196 96 79
Right there with you. The gun store had a smith and Wesson
Shield MP 9 mm. It fit my hand nicely. Anyone familiar with this gun?
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 04:55 PM (BHl9S)

I have a Shield in .40. It's nice.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 17, 2015 06:30 PM (kpqmD)

197 Here you go Cali- vole pics
http://preview.tinyurl.com/pnjt93t

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:30 PM (hVdx9)

198 Anyway, I went squirrel hunting with that "scatter gun" in the hard wood forests of Arkansas. First fox squirrel I spotted high up a white oak, bead directly on...

Yeah, pink mist.

Posted by: Spun and Murky
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Makes filing the pot a bit more challenging...
Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:27 PM (hVdx9)

Squirrel hash. Yummy.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 17, 2015 06:30 PM (kpqmD)

199 194
OK, that made me laugh.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:31 PM (BHl9S)

200 Voles look like a cross between a mouse and a hamster.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:33 PM (hVdx9)

201 193
What is a vole? Is that a gopher?

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:27 PM (BHl9S)

A vole looks like a small mouse. It tunnels through the ground near the surface and eats the roots of the grass. You can see their trails which looks like a raised mound running through the grass.
http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/forest1/FOLDER01/Bank_Vole_2.jpg



Posted by: Vic-we have no party at October 17, 2015 06:33 PM (t2KH5)

202 197
It looks like a fat field mouse. If it lives underground I call them gophers.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:33 PM (BHl9S)

203 What is a vole? Is that a gopher?

It is a little varmint about the size of a mouse. They live under ground and eat roots, or come above ground and eat garden veggies. They plow up the dirt and make little mounds.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:34 PM (0qASP)

204 How bad is squirrel taste-wise?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 06:36 PM (JmGFJ)

205 I have a pump action bb gun using .177 hollow point hitting the squirrels from about 10 yards. Aiming for the fattest part of the body. I hit them they run away, that's all.I'm pretty sure I'm hitting them.

I need more power behind the projectile? Or I'm not really hitting them?

Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 06:37 PM (sI4OA)

206 For squirrel control, I use a .22 bolt action target rifle. 3 x 9 50mm scope. I had to change the mounts to get it high enough for the objective end of the scope to clear the barrel. Ammunition is Aquila Super Colibri. 20 grain bullet at 600 fps. So quiet you hear the firing pin fall. Much quieter than the Benjamin pellet rifle. Bullet impact make more noise than the muzzle blast.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 06:37 PM (GRmMT)

207 I caught a gopher or a vole above ground at night by placing an empty flower pot on him. I left him outside all night. He was dead in the morning.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:38 PM (BHl9S)

208 I caught a gopher or a vole above ground at night by placing an empty flower pot on him. I left him outside all night. He was dead in the morning.

Posted by: CaliGirl
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Must have taken it's cyanide pill.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at October 17, 2015 06:40 PM (hVdx9)

209 Air rifle with a pump.
.177.
You can control the velocity by the number of pumps.
The more pumps, the more velocity.
Also the greater the report.
I knock off all kinds of critters with it, up to large raccoons.

Posted by: navybrat at October 17, 2015 06:40 PM (ETxiG)

210 I need more power behind the projectile? Or I'm not really hitting them?

You may not be hitting them. I can take out a rabbit at 100 feet with my .177 using pellets.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:41 PM (0qASP)

211 Okay this is a very stupid question I am sure.

But what does the .177 mean?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:44 PM (5p18q)

212
How bad is squirrel taste-wise?



Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 06:36 PM (JmGFJ)
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About three steps down from rabbit. I hate rabbit.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 06:45 PM (dFi94)

213 Bore diameter. Like .22.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (GRmMT)

214 I have couple hundred confirmed enemy squirrel c killed with cheap daisy Wal-Mart pump pellet gun. It'll do the job.

Posted by: traye at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (IOhZn)

215 Is that in millimeters?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (5p18q)

216 Bore diameter. Like .22.

That's insanely small!

Posted by: confused metric gunmaker at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (dRE+S)

217 er, centimeters?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (5p18q)

218 I live in Santa Barbara County and the sheriff has to issue the permit. I only know 1 guy who has one. He was shot at work by a guy he fired.
Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:20 PM (BHl9S)


Basically, your Sheriff is a dickhead. People are going to have to drag him through court to get him to comply, or vote his ass out.

Which is what *really* sucks about CA, the lawless government stooges.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 06:47 PM (bLnSU)

219 How bad is squirrel taste-wise?

Tastes like chicken. Everything tastes like chicken.

I've really never tasted squirrel.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:47 PM (0qASP)

220 Hundredths of an inch.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 06:47 PM (GRmMT)

221 But what does the .177 mean?
Denotes the caliber of the pellet. .177 of an inch as compared to a .22 or .223

Posted by: Panhandler at October 17, 2015 06:47 PM (si1cb)

222 218
I agree. You have to have a good reason? This is utter bullshit. How about I am a girl and I don't want to be a victim.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:49 PM (BHl9S)

223 215 Is that in millimeters?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:46 PM (5p18q)


0.177 inches.

4.5mm

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 06:49 PM (bLnSU)

224 My daughter lives in the woods, surrounded by massive oak trees. Acorns up the ying-yang. Squirrels everywhere. They chew the kids' Fisher Price playsets, they come right up to the windows and taunt the Great Dane, driving him nuts. I swear one day he is going to fling himself thru the window at those dang squirrels. And don't even get me started on the chipmunks. I wish the Greyhound hadn't died. She could kill a chipmunk just like that. Those Greyhounds are unbelievably fast.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 06:50 PM (dFi94)

225 Okay thanks

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 06:51 PM (5p18q)

226 5-3 Kansas City

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 06:51 PM (dFi94)

227 It'll do the job.


Okay. I tend not to pump more than once. I'll give that a try. Or get my eyes checked. At that yardage with a sitting target I hate to think I'm missing them.

Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 06:51 PM (sI4OA)

228 I agree. You have to have a good reason? This is utter bullshit. How about I am a girl and I don't want to be a victim.

Posted by: CaliGirl at October 17, 2015 06:49 PM (BHl9S)


CA courts said clearly that "lawful self defense" is sufficient cause, period, end of subject.

Some of the sheriffs are just asses. Lawless.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 06:52 PM (bLnSU)

229 This thread is proof we need to settle on a metric standard. Can I count on your vote next November 9th?

Posted by: Bernice Sanders at October 17, 2015 06:55 PM (sI4OA)

230 The instructions will tell you the maximum number of pumps for your gun. It is probably 10. I never shot my pump gun with less than the maximum number of pumps. I have what they call a springer now. Break over barrel.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:56 PM (0qASP)

231 weft-cut-loop @ 204- squirrel taste bad?
No way! First don't just eat them one at a time. Get a whole mess of them (8-10).
-soak overnight in vinegar water
-parboil for 4 minutes
-glaze some onions in real butter in iron skillet
-brown your squirrels in the skillet with onions
-remove squirrels
-make some standard brown gravy (lots of pepper) in skillet
-add squirrels back and simmer for 20 minutes
Best served with grits. Yum.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 06:56 PM (go5uR)

232 Grammie my keltec is nice and small but it definitely has a kickback to it! So ymmv.

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 06:56 PM (vmMMi)

233 This thread is proof we need to settle on a metric standard. Can I count on your vote next November 9th?

Posted by: Bernice Sanders at October 17, 2015 06:55 PM (sI4OA)


There are two kinds of countries in the world; those that use the metric standard, and those that have sent men to the moon.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 06:57 PM (bLnSU)

234 >>>This thread is proof we need to settle on a metric standard. Can I count on your vote next November 9th?

Posted by: Bernice Sanders at October 17, 2015 06:55 PM (sI4OA)<<<

Glad you see it my way, Bernie.

Posted by: Lincoln Chaffing at October 17, 2015 06:58 PM (lqmAz)

235 8 Top 10 list doesn't include the M1 Rifle so it is bogus.

It's just machine guns. It doesn't list the M1. The SMLE, the Mauser or the Mossin. It also omits the Ma Deuce. It's crap.

Posted by: Weirddave at October 17, 2015 06:59 PM (ftdxp)

236 With only one pump, the pellet will hardly get out of the barrel.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 06:59 PM (0qASP)

237 So this air gun, it is legal to use in city limits?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 07:01 PM (5p18q)

238
Who knew snowboarding was so profitable?

https://goo.gl/FcjZ0Q

This guy is only 29 and owns a shit load of property plus he was born with serious heart problems and still won 2 gold medals.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 17, 2015 07:01 PM (iQIUe)

239 Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 06:56 PM (vmMMi)
====================



Thanks Lea! I can handle a little kickback once I get used to it and know what to expect. I'll definitely be trying out some of these great suggestions. It's not my own safety I am so concerned about. But we have little children about and I would do whatever it takes to protect them.


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:02 PM (dFi94)

240
I think I like watching the Dean Martin Roast and Dean Martin Comedy Specials commercials more than I'd like to watch the actual shows.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 07:03 PM (MzrNg)

241 So this air gun, it is legal to use in city limits?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 07:01 PM (5p18q)


Are there nuts in ice cream?

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 07:03 PM (bLnSU)

242 Grammie there is half a squirrel laying by the back door that the crazy Maine Coon that lives around here was gawning on when I got home. That cat can't get all the squirrels but it sure keeps them at bay.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:04 PM (BO/km)

243 Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 06:21 PM (sI4OA)

I cut 8" lengths of PVC pipe, then mix peanut butter with rat poison and put a blob in the middle of each piece of pipe. I lay them along the foundation, and the squirrels and chipmunks can get at the bait, but dogs can't. It works pretty well.....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 07:05 PM (Zu3d9)

244 Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 07:01 PM (5p18q)

You have to check the regs for your particular city.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 07:05 PM (GDulk)

245 Gnawing. Good Gawd.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:06 PM (BO/km)

246 Oh wait a minute it's not next November 9th. It's the next one after the next one. This is so much easier to explain in metric.

Posted by: Bernice Sanders at October 17, 2015 07:07 PM (sI4OA)

247 Metric sucks. Do you know what 1/8 inch is in metric? Neither do I. Damn Europeans.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:09 PM (BO/km)

248 They now make sound suppressed air guns for urban use.
Squirrels can be very good eating. Simply freeze until you have half a dozen. Internet had how to skin and clean. And lots of recipes. Squirrels are relatively clean animals that eat good food. That is often a criterion for good taste.

Posted by: Pat at October 17, 2015 07:11 PM (5rEW8)

249
231 weft-cut-loop @ 204- squirrel taste bad?
No way! First don't just eat them one at a time. Get a whole mess of them (8-10).
-soak overnight in vinegar water
-parboil for 4 minutes
-glaze some onions in real butter in iron skillet
-brown your squirrels in the skillet with onions
-remove squirrels
-make some standard brown gravy (lots of pepper) in skillet
-add squirrels back and simmer for 20 minutes
Best served with grits. Yum.


^^^+1000!

Perfect recipe. Same for rabbit, just less rabbit.

For TEOTWAWKI times, snares are much more efficient and quiet...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at October 17, 2015 07:12 PM (4DCSq)

250 The list is of guns so no M1 rifle. Can't explain the BAR though.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:12 PM (BO/km)

251 1/8 inch in metric is about 5/16 cm

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 07:13 PM (5p18q)

252 If I remember correctly, it is 2.54 cm per inch. Divide 2.54 by 8 carry the 2 and multiply by your birthdate. Wallah 3.175 mm.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:13 PM (0qASP)

253 245
Gnawing. Good Gawd.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:06 PM (BO/km)
===========================

Ha!

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:15 PM (dFi94)

254 1/8 inch in metric is about 5/16 cm

Or about 1/12 of an attoparsec.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 07:16 PM (k9qR4)

255 Don't believe what anyone tells you. Squirrels do not taste good. They taste like squirrels. Which is a type of weasel.




Do what normal people do. Go to the Drive-Thru at Culver's and get a ButterBurger.



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:18 PM (dFi94)

256 Thanks again

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 07:18 PM (5p18q)

257 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at October 17, 2015 07:05 PM (Zu3d9

That seems like a good idea. I have new neighbors who let their dog run free, despite me warning them the area is full of lyme ticks and rocky mountain fever carrying ticks. They've got little kids, but heaven forbid the dog can't run free. To carry ticks to her kids. I've kinda written them off as know it all liberals.

Had a next door neighbor at the Jersey shore who died of rocky mountain spotted fever so I don't poo-poo ticks. Or lyme, which I've gotten a couple times.

Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 07:18 PM (sI4OA)

258 'Squirrels are relatively clean animals that eat good food. '


Well the squirrels around here are getting fat on pecans. No wonder the cat likes them so much.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:18 PM (BO/km)

259 Kansas City 5-3 in the 9th but the tying run is at the plate.



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:19 PM (dFi94)

260 Squirrels spend the whole damned day playing with their nuts. They probably watch football and drink Dr. Pepper too.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 07:20 PM (k9qR4)

261 Don't knock it until you've tried it. If you get hungry enough you will eat weasel on a stick and it will be the best thing you ever ate.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:21 PM (BO/km)

262 There are two kinds of countries in the world; those that use the metric standard, and those that have sent men to the moon.

Yep, those who count on their fingers, and those who rode a slide rule to the moon.

Posted by: t-bird at October 17, 2015 07:23 PM (J3phO)

263 Don't knock it until you've tried it.
========================



Oh I've tried it. Grandma and Grandpa were dirt poor and the only meat they had was what he caught, shot or trapped. I ate it because that's what they had and I appreciate the hard work it took Grandpa to find food for his family, after a long day of work. I'm just saying if I never ate another squirrel in my life, I would be okay with that.



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:25 PM (dFi94)

264 Royals win, 6-3. Oh, and that Chinese girl wants me.

Posted by: goatexchange at October 17, 2015 07:26 PM (oZhhm)

265 Beards are not meant for Joe Buck's face.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:27 PM (dFi94)

266 Squirrels spend the whole damned day playing with their nuts. They probably watch football and drink Dr. Pepper too.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 07:20 PM


That made me laugh way harder than it should have.

And talking of football, Army finally managed to pull out a win for homecoming weekend. Good job, kids. Keep it up.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:29 PM (KrAjA)

267 I've kilt many a squirrel but never ate one. Too much trouble to clean and prepare. I suppose I would though if someone else did the cooking or circumstances otherwise required it.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:32 PM (BO/km)

268 Grammie W @ 263 - Grand Ma!
That recipe above is my Granny Smith's recipe. I first ate squirrels smothered in onion gravy with grits at her house over 60 years ago. But my Mama didn't want us redneck hoodlums frying froglegs in her kitchen. Go figure.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 07:33 PM (go5uR)

269 Just got a shot at a rabbit. It was moving. I may have missed the SOB.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:33 PM (0qASP)

270 But my Mama didn't want us redneck hoodlums frying froglegs in her kitchen. Go figure.


Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 07:33 PM (go5uR)

================

Oh yeah! Frog legs! Frog legs and squirrels and other assorted things that you dare not ask about.......


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:37 PM (dFi94)

271 Just got a shot at a rabbit. It was moving. I may have missed the SOB.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:33 PM


Damn. Good eatin' on one of those. I'll be making a braised rabbit with apples and bacon this week. I cheated, though...bought my bunneh.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:37 PM (KrAjA)

272 I shot the squirrel
But I did not shoot no ra-aa-bit

Posted by: zombie bob marley at October 17, 2015 07:39 PM (m1pMI)

273
It's hard to eat something with a cute face.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 07:40 PM (MzrNg)

274
Wow. After Gamera killed Zigra, he did a little victory dance.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at October 17, 2015 07:41 PM (iQIUe)

275 No need for a food thread, just add a picture of a dead squirrel to the top of this one.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at October 17, 2015 07:41 PM (bLnSU)

276 I know I wouldn't eat a wild rabbit. Rabbit fever around here. Tulmiara (sp)

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:41 PM (0qASP)

277 You ever eat rabbit cooked by an Italian recipe, and you wil be a convert for life.

Posted by: Pat at October 17, 2015 07:42 PM (5rEW8)

278 Yep, those who count on their fingers, and those who rode a slide rule to the moon.Posted by: t-bird at October 17, 2015 07:23 PM (J3phO


I've written a ton of computer code in my life. Most in 'high level' languages -- which sounds high level but is the closest to plain old english. But at a certain point of hitting a key a bunch of magic occurred and all my instructions went down to a very low level which on my best ever day I could never understand.

So I'm watching some program on the moon landing and these tech people write the computer code for the landing craft, send it off to MIT, who converts it to low level instructions, and sends it back to NASA where two little old ladies pass wires back and forth through some breadboard for months on end -- hand wiring the computer code.

The moon landing and return was absolutely amazing for the technology of the day.

Posted by: Odam's Theorem at October 17, 2015 07:43 PM (sI4OA)

279 Cubs vs that other team from NY starts in ten minutes. I hate that other team.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 07:46 PM (dFi94)

280 Sooth @ 271- Eat something with a cute face?
Come on. That's a slow one right over the plate.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 07:46 PM (go5uR)

281 Cool! Harry Mudd and Bruce Lee are on Batman!

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:47 PM (BO/km)

282 And the Green Hornet!

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:48 PM (BO/km)

283 I know I wouldn't eat a wild rabbit. Rabbit fever around here. Tulmiara (sp)

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:41 PM


Tularemia is very rare these days. Not absent, just rare. Wear gloves, cook to at least 165. No worries.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:49 PM (KrAjA)

284 That's why I've never had any problem getting porked.

Posted by: hilllary at October 17, 2015 07:49 PM (m1pMI)

285 dogfish had the right of it first as to type - exact year/caliber may vary for some.

Mine is a Model 1903 Mannlicher Schoenauer in 6.5X54 M.S., has original claw-type mount bases for a telescopic sight (which, alas, I do not have and have never been able to find) and an original 3-leaf Express-Rifle-style rear sight with matching ramp-style bead front sight, complete with engraved action and double-set trigger. Very nice burled-Walnut stock, hand-checkered grip and fore-end panels, steel fore-end tip cap and checkered buttplate. Custom re-fitted/re-stocked sometime between the World Wars in Austria, and then later - probably around the late-60's/early-70's - glass-bedded to stabilize barrel-to-stock fit. At over 100 years old, it's still a "tack-driver" - if I do my part properly, it will make one fairly-largish ragged hole out of 3 to 5 shots at anything out to 300 yards. Premium hunting rifle, good for anything up to bear-size game, and a lot of fun to shoot...

Posted by: J.S.Bridges at October 17, 2015 07:50 PM (DsGWS)

286
I have Batman on, too.

Wait, is that Alex Rocco?!?!

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 07:50 PM (MzrNg)

287 You ever eat rabbit cooked by an Italian recipe, and you wil be a convert for life.

Posted by: Pat at October 17, 2015 07:42 PM


This:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ud68Qmdyc

and the follow up:

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

I have to try.

I usually like to do mine Dijonnaise (sp?) with leeks and mustard. Mmmmm....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:51 PM (KrAjA)

288
Just looked it up. Yep, that was Alex Rocco (Mo Green from The Godfather)

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 07:52 PM (MzrNg)

289 Evening, 'rons.

Went to the local Greek festival yesterday. Souvlaki sammitch and brought baklava and galaktobouriko home. So, so good.

I amused all the ladies there because I brought a tote bag and tupperware to take the goodies home. We usually eat there, but this time were bringing home and I didn't know if they had take out containers. They all loved it.

I hope y'all are having a good weekend.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 07:53 PM (q20+R)

290
Alex Rocco died just 3 months ago.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 07:53 PM (MzrNg)

291 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:49 PM (KrAjA)

I'm still a bit leery. If it comes down to the terrible times, I may have to eat one.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:55 PM (0qASP)

292 Next up Wonder Woman. It's so dumb I just turn the sound off and make up my own story.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 07:57 PM (BO/km)

293 Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 07:53 PM


Niiice. Our church will be doing ours soon. Braised lamb shank...

Festival note: Salem, MA on a Saturday night in October. Ho Lee Fuk. Now I know why I avoid it most years.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:57 PM (KrAjA)

294 I'm still a bit leery. If it comes down to the terrible times, I may have to eat one.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:55 PM


For now, just find a good market or someone who raises them. Rabbit's delicious.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:59 PM (KrAjA)

295 Cubs and Mets starting. Ernie Johnson just said that these two teams played each other 7 times this season, and the Cubs won all 7 games.



Deep breath.




Go Cubs Go



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:00 PM (dFi94)

296 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:59 PM (KrAjA)

Oh, I've eaten not wild rabbits before. Not bad at all.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 08:01 PM (0qASP)

297 It's Rabbit Season?

Good.

Posted by: The Ducks at October 17, 2015 08:02 PM (kLrYQ)

298 My
Heart
Can't
Take
This
!!!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at October 17, 2015 08:02 PM (QG/kl)

299 My

Heart

Can't

Take

This

!!!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe at October 17, 2015 08:02 PM (QG/kl)
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We can do this, ncj. We can do this.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:03 PM (dFi94)

300 If TEOTWAWKI, and it's nucular, you don't want to be hunting. Srsly. You'll just be ingesting a lot of strontium.

Canned goods and carefully tended personal gardens are where it's at

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo saw "the day after" because old at October 17, 2015 08:05 PM (vWenq)

301 I'm caught off guard by a Saturday gum! I have no pictures to post of my new M39s yet!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 17, 2015 08:05 PM (rwI+c)

302 Clemson 17-7 vs BC. Frank Howard would be proud! And somewhar, Danny Ford be smilin'.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 08:05 PM (go5uR)

303 One out!

Just 26 to go.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:06 PM (sdi6R)

304 Oops, that's the Cubs batting. My bad.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:07 PM (sdi6R)

305 When I was in college, the local grocery store (Harris - Teeter) in Charlotte sold rabbit. It was much cheaper than chicken and better in my opinion. We, the Agitated and I, had it often. This was in the early 70's. I had grown up on both rabbits and squirrels. The wife, not so much.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 08:08 PM (GRmMT)

306 Apparently the top 10 guns are the Top 10 Full Auto guns.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at October 17, 2015 08:09 PM (rwI+c)

307 I was about 7-8 when I met Burt Ward.. He came out in his Robin outft and signed pictures. Then told everyone to wait a bit and he'd find Batgirl to come sign pics too.

We stuck around so my lil sis could get that autograph.

About 30 mins later Burt came out in Batgirls outfit and I recognized it immediately.

I said, "DAD! Thats ROBIN!!" He said "SHUT UP BOY!!"

I think later that year Bruce Jenner won the Decathlon too lol..

Posted by: JarvisW at October 17, 2015 08:09 PM (3+E+K)

308

Lets Go Mets

Lets Go Mets

Lets Go Mets

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:09 PM (zOTsN)

309 "Obviously, you don't know enough to appreciate the difference. Which is fine. "


No. All I've ever done is shoot prairie dogs at 500 yds. Variety of scopes and rifles. That's all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 08:09 PM (hiAlJ)

310

altho I have heard there is a line from Back To The Future that predicted a Cubs World Series win in 2015

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:10 PM (zOTsN)

311 My luck, Cubs will make it into the Series, they'll be up 3 games to zip, and in the deciding game, it'll be the bottom of the 9th, Cubs leading 8-0, two men out, the count is 2 and 0, the Cubs pitcher throws the ball to strike the guy out and win the series, and just as he gets ready to throw - SMOD.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:11 PM (dFi94)

312 A Cubs World Series win is a harbinger of SMOD, so I'm all for it.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:11 PM (sdi6R)

313 Heh, grammie.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:12 PM (sdi6R)

314 'About 30 mins later Burt came out in Batgirls outfit and I recognized it immediately'


That is truly sad. Funny, but sad.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:12 PM (BO/km)

315 I haven't eaten rabbit since my childhood when my dad used to hunt. Used to see them for sale at multiple vendors at the Q-Mart in Quakertown, PA when I lived there though.


Ate squirrel for the first time when I moved to Texas. Mr. D killed four or five of 'em in our tiny backyard and I made a squirrel pie. Was tasty, but I couldn't eat much. Seems I have an aversion to seeing my dinner actually killed and skinned in front of me.

I told Mr. D he can kill as many animals as he wants, just skin, gut and cut them up before he brings them home.

Sensitive bitch, I am.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 08:13 PM (q20+R)

316 Heh, grammie.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:12 PM (sdi6R)
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Yeah, we're both thinking the same thing. That can't be good.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:13 PM (dFi94)

317 So what's President Putz's favorite for this ball game? Too bad for them.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:13 PM (BO/km)

318 Daniel Murphy will never ever have to buy a drink again in NYC

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:15 PM (zOTsN)

319 Pay no attention to that. It means nothing.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:15 PM (dFi94)

320 1-0!

Yay Mets!

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, wanting to back a team with a chance at October 17, 2015 08:15 PM (lqmAz)

321 1-0 Mets.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:15 PM (sdi6R)

322 the count is 2 and 0

It all sounded good until this. You don't actually watch baseball, do you?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 08:16 PM (k9qR4)

323 There really ought to be a baseball thread for this.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

324 looks fookin freezin

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:17 PM (zOTsN)

325 the count is 2 and 0



It all sounded good until this. You don't actually watch baseball, do you?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 08:16 PM (k9qR4)
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Only when I'm drinking.
okay okay the count is 0 and 2

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:18 PM (dFi94)

326 I spent yesterday cleaning my guns from a day at the range . I swear I'm going to invent a double dipping process. First dip cleans everything , second dip removes first cleaning solution and lubricates. I'm getting lazy as I get older.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at October 17, 2015 08:20 PM (lPDqu)

327 Howdy morons from Australia. Lets Go Mets!

Posted by: JackStraw at October 17, 2015 08:20 PM (h3LWj)

328 324 looks fookin freezin
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:17 PM (zOTsN)


I'm in the Philly area, and it's in the mid-40s here. So yeah, it's pretty chilly to be outdoors.

50 years ago the World Series would already be over by now. Extending the postseason throughout the month of October is a drawback of divisional play.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

329

dont want to jinx

dont want to jinx

dont want to jinx

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:23 PM (zOTsN)

330 I think baseball is the most superstitious sport by far, a strong belief by both players and fans

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:24 PM (zOTsN)

331 dont want to jinx



dont want to jinx



dont want to jinx

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:23 PM (zOTsN)
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I would not mind at all if you jinxed. I think you should jinx away !

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:24 PM (dFi94)

332 >>297 It's Rabbit Season?
Good.
Posted by: The Ducks at October 17, 2015 08:02 PM (kLrYQ)

Oh man I love duck! Pass on rabbits...

Here we started muzzleloading (deer) season.

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 08:26 PM (vmMMi)

333 50 years ago the World Series would already be over by now. Extending the postseason throughout the month of October is a drawback of divisional play.

In 50 years, the World Series will be played in March.

The Regular Season will start in February.

Football season will start in May.

Hockey season will start three years before the Stanley Cup, and there'll be 10 times as many teams in the playoffs as there are in the league.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 08:26 PM (k9qR4)

334
I think baseball is the most superstitious sport by far, a strong belief by both players and fans

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:24 PM (zOTsN)
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Agreed. In fact, I was thinking I might wear the same underwear I wore at the end of the season in 1969. The same year I started hating the Mets.

This one's for you, Santo!

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:27 PM (dFi94)

335 I'm confused who are we rooting for?

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:29 PM (BO/km)

336 Grammie

40 year old underwear?

say it aint so

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:30 PM (zOTsN)

337 Oh man I love duck! Pass on rabbits...



Here we started muzzleloading (deer) season.

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 08:26 PM


Mmmm.....duck.

*grumbles*

Deer season doesn't even open here for another month and a half. And no rifles allowed.

*grumbles some more*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 08:30 PM (KrAjA)

338 I'm gobsmacked that Grammie has underwear older than I am.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 08:32 PM (q20+R)

339 Hmm. Something got garbled in transmission.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:32 PM (BO/km)

340 Good grief. You guys still at it?

Well, it's only 337 comments so no big hurry to put up a fresh thread.

Geez.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 17, 2015 08:32 PM (Xo1Rt)

341 question: why does the mannlicher have 2 triggers?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 17, 2015 08:33 PM (Xo1Rt)

342 say it aint so

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:30 PM (zOTsN)
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I'm very thrifty.



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:33 PM (dFi94)

343 the gear both teams are wearing to stay warm around their heads and necks is making them look like the Womens (really mens) Iranian soccer team

sports burka FTW

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:33 PM (zOTsN)

344 I have many twiggers.

Posted by: Barney Frank at October 17, 2015 08:34 PM (9Fc79)

345
Not much better eating than fresh venison tenderloin.

Little butter, salt, pepper and hot pan. Minute and a half per side and get away from me.

Posted by: irongrampa at October 17, 2015 08:34 PM (jeCnD)

346 342
I'm very thrifty.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:33 PM (dFi94)


I'm impressed that it still fits.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:34 PM (sdi6R)

347 This is difficult. As a disappointed Nats fan do I cheer for the Mets because Eastern Division and regional loyalty? Do I cheer for the Cubs because Grammie Winger is such a nice lady? Or do I remember that I hate both NYC and Chicago as cities and just watch the Fellowship of the Ring?

Decisions, decisions!

Posted by: JTB at October 17, 2015 08:35 PM (FvdPb)

348 I'm confused who are we rooting for?

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:29 PM (BO/km)
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The Lovable Losers. The Northsiders. Wrigley Field. Ernie Banks.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:35 PM (dFi94)

349 How do you get underwear to last 40 years? Is it made of titanium?

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:35 PM (BO/km)

350 I have a pair of Tony Llama boots that old, and a pair of steeltoe combat boots issued to me in 1979.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2015 08:36 PM (go5uR)

351 How do you get underwear to last 40 years? Is it made of titanium?

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:35 PM (BO/km)
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One word: Polyester.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:37 PM (dFi94)

352 Hockey season will start three years before the Stanley Cup, and there'll be 10 times as many teams in the playoffs as there are in the league.
And they'll play 8 games a week. And the Leafs will still never make the postseason ever.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:37 PM (m1pMI)

353 >>>>>>> I'm confused who are we rooting for?
Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:29 PM (BO/km)
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SMOD

Posted by: L, Elle at October 17, 2015 08:37 PM (2x3L+)

354 tony llama boots and combat boots should be more durable than underwear elastic

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:37 PM (zOTsN)

355 I think baseball is the most superstitious sport by far, a strong belief by both players and fans
Don't say that! It's bad luck!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:38 PM (m1pMI)

356 Damn.
Foul.
So close.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2015 08:38 PM (JfN61)

357 40 year old boots I can see. 40 year old underwear I'd rather not.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:38 PM (BO/km)

358 Watching Seven Samurai by Kurosawa. 3.5 hours! While enjoyable, would probably be a bit easier to understand if I knew more about Japanese culture.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM (q20+R)

359 >>Deer season doesn't even open here for another month and a half. And no rifles allowed.
*grumbles some more*
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 08:30 PM (KrAjA)

This confuses me. I'm pretty sure deer season here is three continuous months cycling through muzzle loading, bow and modern gun over and over again...

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM (vmMMi)

360 The fucking fakeastinians are going to UNESCO to have the Western Wall deemed part of the mosque on the rock.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM (HjxRk)

361 Annoying Mexican restaurantes por el win. 'The mariachis would serenade and they would not shut up until they were paid'

I'm here by myself, asshole, I have no-one to impress

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM (vWenq)

362 question: why does the mannlicher have 2 triggers?
One's a hair trigger.
Hare trigger???

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM (m1pMI)

363 I'm guessing that underwear is carefully cleaned and then put into a plastic bag till the next season.

You don't wear you're lucky clothes any old time ya know.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at October 17, 2015 08:40 PM (Xo1Rt)

364 SMOD

Cubs it is then.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:40 PM (BO/km)

365 If I get a gun, will the government let me eat wild animals?

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 08:40 PM (9Py5z)

366

at the risk of oversharing

we had Mr. Met at my baseball fanatics sons Bar Mitzvah party

Mr Met can throw down. He knows the Hora!

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:40 PM (zOTsN)

367 You can hunt deer year round round here. You just have to get em with your car.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:41 PM (BO/km)

368 You mean the big bobble-head guy?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (dFi94)

369 If so, can I cook them so they are delicious, or is that 'white privilege"? I mean, wine and all.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (9Py5z)

370 You mean the big bobble-head guy?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (dFi94)

yup. he was a real non speaking gentleman

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (zOTsN)

371 You can hunt deer year round round here. You just have to get em with your car.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 08:41 PM (BO/km)
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Been there. Hard as heck to get the dark meat out of the grille.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:43 PM (dFi94)

372 >>>You mean the big bobble-head guy?


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (dFi94)<<<

I've never done a Bar Mitzvah.

Posted by: Peyton Manning at October 17, 2015 08:44 PM (lqmAz)

373 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 07:49 PM (KrAjA)

There were at least three (I think separate) cases in Weld County CO this summer. The nearest county to the west, Larimer (where my hometown is), is where a high schooler died of plague this spring.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 08:44 PM (GDulk)

374 yup. he was a real non speaking gentleman

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:42 PM (zOTsN)
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I bet your son was thrilled! You're a good mom.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:45 PM (dFi94)

375 kid was speechless

so were his friends, we made it a surprise

Mr Met helped put him up in the chair and danced around

it was awesome

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:46 PM (zOTsN)

376 Say what you will about the Phillies, but the Phillie Phanatic is the best mascot, hands down.

I don't know who came up with the idea of a cross between Big Bird and an aardvark, but it was truly inspired.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:46 PM (sdi6R)

377

Sesame Street started in Philly, I think thats who created the Phanatic

Didnt someone on the opposing team punch the Phanatic once?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:47 PM (zOTsN)

378 Re 27,1 Enemy snipers.
The Lord wants us to know fieldcraft, and a good amount of ballistics.
I helps to have a good ear, too.
Echolocation, and music appreciation...
https://youtu.be/GaSafi3tHBQ

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 08:48 PM (9Py5z)

379 This confuses me. I'm pretty sure deer season here
is three continuous months cycling through muzzle loading, bow and
modern gun over and over again...

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 08:39 PM


Here in the People's Democratic Republic of Massachusetts, we have about 5 weeks of bow hunting, followed by 2 weeks of shotgun, followed by 2 weeks of primitive firearms. And you need to pay extra for an archery stamp and for a primitive firearms stamp. Fuck this state in particular....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 08:48 PM (KrAjA)

380 Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:46 PM (zOTsN)
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Your son will remember that the rest of his days. Memories like that are a treasure.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:48 PM (dFi94)

381 wiki on the Phanatic


During the winter after the 1977 season, Dennis Lehman, who thought that the team needed a mascot similar to San Diego's Famous Chicken, created the Phanatic with help from Harrison/Erickson of New York City (now known as Acme Mascots), which had ties with Jim Henson's Muppets, and the team's marketing and promotions department. Instead of a number on the back of his jersey, he wears a star. The character was named for the fanatical fans of the team.

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:50 PM (zOTsN)

382 341 - Double set triggers. Pull the first one and it sets the second to a very, very light trigger pull.

Deer starts here Sunday of all days. One of the few things I've never hunted. May have to start if current political trajectory continues.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 08:50 PM (GRmMT)

383
also from wiki

The Phanatic also has the dubious distinction of being the most sued mascot in sports.

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (zOTsN)

384 377
Didnt someone on the opposing team punch the Phanatic once?
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:47 PM (zOTsN)


Could be, but I don't remember that. I do remember that once the Phanatic got hit in the chest by a foul ball. Problem was, that was right at head level of the guy in the suit, and it knocked him out.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (sdi6R)

385 Do you use primitive firearms to hunt Gorn?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (m1pMI)

386 Why would someone sue a mascot?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (dFi94)

387 There were at least three (I think separate) cases
in Weld County CO this summer. The nearest county to the west, Larimer
(where my hometown is), is where a high schooler died of plague this
spring.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 08:44 PM


Hmm. It is possible to catch without ingesting. Tick transmission and such. But if you wear gloves when you're cleaning the wild rabbits and cook them right, there's not much chance of contracting it. Plague, now....I do remember seeing signs in CO when I lived there warning that the local rodent population was carrying plague.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 08:53 PM (KrAjA)

388 Is that about when CO began voting Democrat?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:54 PM (m1pMI)

389 Why would someone sue a mascot?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (dFi94)


who knows. people can be nutty

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:54 PM (zOTsN)

390 "Double set triggers. Pull the first one and it sets the second to a very, very light trigger pull. "



Ditto. On a CZ, for example, you have one trigger that you press forward to do the same.

Rarely use it though.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 08:55 PM (hiAlJ)

391 Oh come now, we all know that the Cubs will lose in Game 7 to the Royals

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 08:55 PM (uZNvH)

392 @379 Geez, aren't you right next to the state where Lyme is?
Of course, all those outdoorsmen, and, now, their grand-daughters (more dangerous, yet) really should die from a tick-born disease, because white privilege, and all.
I mean, like, antibiotics?!? Germ theory of disease?!? Too, too, much.'Like they want to change the inevitable direction of history, the Victory of the Proletariat, or something.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 08:56 PM (9Py5z)

393 wow

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:56 PM (zOTsN)

394 who knows. people can be nutty
Or some dick in a costume can throw a drink in your face. (I'm guessing that's the sort of thing leading to the lawsuits.)

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 08:56 PM (m1pMI)

395 I love the Phanatic. Those guys in that suit are maniacs and I love it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM (q20+R)

396 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 08:53 PM (KrAjA)


Growing up in CO is why I hate and fear all things cute and fluffy. I'd get shivers in MO listening to people talk about their pet squirrels and other fluffy wild critters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM (GDulk)

397 That's 12 in a row retired by Matt Harvey, with 6 strikeouts. Hmm.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

398 >>>Why would someone sue a mascot?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:52 PM (dFi94)



who knows. people can be nutty
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:54 PM (zOTsN)<<<




I'd only sue if it was my nephew in the costume.

Posted by: some miserable scrunt with a broken wrist at October 17, 2015 08:58 PM (lqmAz)

399 That's 12 in a row retired by Matt Harvey, with 6 strikeouts. Hmm.
Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

It's early

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 17, 2015 08:58 PM (DUoqb)

400 Chemjeff - KC has won two now, haven't they? At home?

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 08:58 PM (dFi94)

401 Dammit.... 1st time I coulda won somethin on Ace and I was off line all day. Mannlicher Schonhauer sporting rifle, and the 1851 squareback navy is nice too....

Posted by: sixgunsam at October 17, 2015 08:59 PM (nG+c/)

402

the Phanatic likes pranks

hes pretty funny, popcorn on the head, hot dogs shot from an air cannon, heckling the opposing team


but if you will sue your nephew for jumping on you you will certainly sue the Phanatic for a little grab ass

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 08:59 PM (zOTsN)

403 grammie winger, yup
tonight's game was a good one

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 08:59 PM (uZNvH)

404 I'd only sue if it was my nephew in the costume.


Posted by: some miserable scrunt with a broken wrist at October 17, 2015 08:58 PM (lqmAz)



I laughed. Thanks.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 09:00 PM (q20+R)

405 Imho, firearms are an awful lot like bicycles, in terms of value.
Don't take my word for it, ask Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Airplanes, too, pace Dwight D. Eisenhower and the plaintiff bar.
But, I mean, really, what was the greatest impediment to the flying car?
OK, give up?
Interstates.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:00 PM (9Py5z)

406 Navycopjoe - you okay ? It's early. No need to do anything drastic now.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:00 PM (dFi94)

407 376 Say what you will about the Phillies, but the Phillie Phanatic is the best mascot, hands down.
Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:46 PM (sdi6R)
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Yeah, it's a good one. Even better than the chicken in SD.
Not exactly a mascot thing but I love the sausage races in Milwaukee. That was a great idea. Can't blame the Nationals for copying it with their presidents.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2015 09:00 PM (JfN61)

408 Hilary will keep pushing for gun control until polls show it is costing her the votes of middle class African American males in Maryland Florida and Ohio. By then it will be too late. The NRA ads in fall 2016 will be awesome.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (8hntX)

409 tonight's game was a good one


Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 08:59 PM (uZNvH)
========================

I caught the last couple of innings. The crowd sure was fired up.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (dFi94)

410 So all the football comments have moved up here?

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (vsbNu)

411 Is that about when CO began voting Democrat?

-
I heard today that since we legalized pot we've had 200,000 immigrants. I'm sure it's good for the Cheeto industry.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (Nwg0u)

412 Growing up in CO is why I hate and fear all things
cute and fluffy. I'd get shivers in MO listening to people talk about
their pet squirrels and other fluffy wild critters.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM


That's why one of my sergeants and I shot as many of them as we could. Cute and fluffy things are for shooting and eating. Not for Disney choreography.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (KrAjA)

413 That's 12 in a row retired by Matt Harvey, with 6 strikeouts. Hmm.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 08:57 PM (sdi6R)

ix-nay on the inxing-jay alking-tay

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:01 PM (zOTsN)

414 403 grammie winger, yup
tonight's game was a good one
Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 08:59 PM (uZNvH)


Yeah, well just wait till they get to Toronto, and the fans take out their star players with well-aimed bottles.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:02 PM (sdi6R)

415 Polliwog, my cat brought me a cute baby squirrel one day and I was playing with it and mentioned it at work the next day and everyone was like 'you'll get rabies'. Ha.

I can't believe someone actually died of the plague through. Isn't it cured by antibiotics now?

Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 09:03 PM (vmMMi)

416 OK, for purposes of discussion, the gummint is not all Commie-fag-junkie 'n' all (I know, right?).
You have your SMG, and instaed of watching fags on network TV, you're on the internet discussing wit you homies what is the best cyclic rate for an SMG, consistent with accuracy, weight, and ammo cost?
There is a right answer, but, right now, it does not look like this country's citizens are legally allowed to bestow that truth on posterity.
Why?
Commie-fag-junkies in power.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:04 PM (9Py5z)

417 Not exactly a mascot thing but I love the sausage races in Milwaukee.
===============================



The sausage races are hilarious. When the Cubs play the Brewers we go to Miller Park to catch the game there. Miller Park is a really nice stadium, and the sausage races are a highlight.


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:04 PM (dFi94)

418 see

jinx

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:04 PM (zOTsN)

419 Why, ThunderB? Because Matt might pull a Price in, say, the 7th if we mention how well he's doing? Especially with the strikeouts? Especially this early in the game?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:04 PM (m1pMI)

420 shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:05 PM (zOTsN)

421 The German Society here in Philly has there piece of the Berlin Wall uncovered today. It's a real shame that most of the year it had to stay covered with a tarp.

Oh, and the FBI only performing outreach for the 9mm round.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 09:05 PM (QFjNO)

422 shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
You mean about how well he's doing with the strikeouts?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:06 PM (m1pMI)

423 Okay. I'll stop now.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:07 PM (m1pMI)

424 *****!!!!!!*****

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:07 PM (zOTsN)

425 What inning are we in? I can't see all the way across the room at those little numbers.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:08 PM (dFi94)

426 420 shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:05 PM (zOTsN)

It.

Posted by: 4th grade humor at October 17, 2015 09:08 PM (vsbNu)

427 bottom of the 4th

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:08 PM (zOTsN)

428 now the 5th

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (zOTsN)

429

4 now 5 I think

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (dFi94)

430 Posted by: Lea at October 17, 2015 09:03 PM (vmMMi)

The "standard" plague is treatable me with antibiotics , but is frequently misdiagnosed as flu until too late for the medicine to help. My understanding is that pneumonic plague may not be treatable with antibiotics so it's good that it is as common.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (GDulk)

431 The sausage races are hilarious. When the Cubs play
the Brewers we go to Miller Park to catch the game there. Miller Park is
a really nice stadium, and the sausage races are a highlight.




Posted by: grammie winger



IT'S A SAUSAGE FEST!!!

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (+1T7c)

432 I don't get Twitter, I will never get Twitter. It's a forum for every idiot to spew every stupid thing that flits across their peabrain of a mind and feel validated for it.

Stupid.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (q20+R)

433 Thank you ThunderB.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (dFi94)

434 //////////////!!!!!!!!!!!!!!::::::::::::::::::))))))))))))))))))

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 09:09 PM (uZNvH)

435 Salmon run in the Delaware?!?
Why?
'Cuz Lincoln freed the slaves before automated cotton-harvest machines were invented, and the Cotton Whigs in charge of N.E. politics at the time were inchoate Commie-fag-junkies, the descendants of the 40% Loyalist remnat.
So, is the N.E. doomed by genetics, or b/c they have those shallow rivers some Iranian w/a big FB following can kayak up w/an 80-pound payload from 80 miles offshore?

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:10 PM (9Py5z)

436 ummmmmmmmmmm............. what?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 09:11 PM (uZNvH)

437 40% Loyalist RemnaNt

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:11 PM (9Py5z)

438 It had to be me
Treatable me

Posted by: The Black Death at October 17, 2015 09:11 PM (m1pMI)

439 The monkeys are working overtime at the typewriters tonight.

Posted by: freaked at October 17, 2015 09:11 PM (BO/km)

440 I used to really enjoy the sausage fights at Cominsky Field.

Posted by: Barry O. at October 17, 2015 09:12 PM (lqmAz)

441 Water-power requires a fall of water, i.e., an impoundment.
Downstream, those salmon haven't a clue.
Yet, they all still wanna spawn.
Don't you?

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:12 PM (9Py5z)

442 The FBI white paper on 9mm does have a caveat, which gets ignored a lot, and that is it's as good as .40 with the right rounds. But it's not a blanket statement.

Now, for civilian carry, I think 9mm is probably the best, followed by .45. But .40's still a really good round if you can handle it, and most any hollow point is going to perform well out of a pistol chambered in it.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 09:12 PM (QFjNO)

443
plunk

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:12 PM (dFi94)

444 what

why did he pluck him


damn

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:13 PM (zOTsN)

445 It was the best of times. It was the blurst of times.

Posted by: monkey sitting at a keyboard at October 17, 2015 09:13 PM (m1pMI)

446 Okay, so the closing play of Michigan State-Michigan is already (correctly, IMHO) being hailed as one of the greatest plays in college football history, hell, football period, along with Doug Flutie, the Kick-Six, and the Stanford Band Play. What I want to know is, will it have a nickname? The Punt? The Punt-Six?

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:13 PM (vsbNu)

447


TIE GAME !!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:13 PM (dFi94)

448 andy canuck, chem Jeff

I hold you personally responsible

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:13 PM (zOTsN)

449 My last comment is missing an important "not". It's good that pneumonic plague is *not* as common.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at October 17, 2015 09:14 PM (GDulk)

450 So much for the perfect game.

Remember the one this summer, where a Nationals pitcher hit the batter when he was one strike away from a perfect game? Yow.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:14 PM (sdi6R)

451


CUBS WIN !


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:14 PM (dFi94)

452 But, I mean, really, what was the greatest impediment to the flying car?
OK, give up?
Interstates.


A third dimension for idiots on phones and eating taco bell to fuck up in?

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 09:15 PM (k9qR4)

453 So much for the no-hitter, and the shutout.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:15 PM (sdi6R)

454 From firearms to baseball in Chicago.
Right.
Is there any fookin' hope for the American Revolution?
Like ANY of you have physical jobs.
No, I spent all week at my desk, an' now I wanna spend my time off on the chair in front of the boob tube.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:15 PM (9Py5z)

455 Blame the announcer. He just said "the six strikeouts in a row" that I heard from the other room.

BTW, do the Fox guys ever STFU?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:16 PM (m1pMI)

456 I find the naif fascinating.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:16 PM (cj7Cv)

457 Ever heard of target practice?
Rifle PT??
Fookin' martial arts???
As the Moron above alluded... "One mind, any weapon."
People, they are trying to kill you.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:16 PM (9Py5z)

458 Tammy is sexy, and married. Have fun!

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:17 PM (9Py5z)

459


OUT ? What is this OUT thing ??

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:17 PM (dFi94)

460 Ignore it. Like this afternoon's umpire and the strike zone.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:17 PM (m1pMI)

461 [455
BTW, do the Fox guys ever STFU?
Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:16 PM (m1pMI)/i]

I don't have TV, so I'm watching MLB Gameday. It's blessedly silent.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

462 456 I find the naif fascinating.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:16 PM (cj7Cv)

--Yes, I want to read more rambling comments about fisheries.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:18 PM (vsbNu)

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:18 PM (sdi6R)

464 Ah, the Naif is a regular, it seems. Should have known, cuz he's funny.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:18 PM (cj7Cv)

465

Let's go Cubs


Lets go Cubs


Lets go Cubs


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (dFi94)

466 I find the naif fascinating.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor


I find it raykonny.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (JmGFJ)

467 Damn it, Gaytors convert.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (vsbNu)

468 "I don't get Twitter, I will never get Twitter."


I hads me a Twitter account at one time. It was kinda fun. Then it got taken over by a Turk.

Emails and alerts to Twitter meant little to them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (hiAlJ)

469 I find the naif fascinating.

That's authentic East Coast gibberish.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (sdi6R)

470 Anyway, I disagree...I see no point in sending that runner, but they appear to be running like rabbits tonight. Looks like it's freaking the Mets out.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:20 PM (cj7Cv)

471 Guaran-damn-teed whenever an announcer or stat box pops up to make a point that someone is on a streak... bam... JINXED.

Posted by: The Announcer's/Stat Box Curse at October 17, 2015 09:20 PM (lqmAz)

472 no



more reminiscent of Sven in full flower

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:20 PM (zOTsN)

473 I agree with weft. I'm a weftist.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:20 PM (m1pMI)

474 now I know how the dog feels when I go downtown for the night...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:20 PM (hCdMd)

475 Maybe the Mets re-hired George Costanza after he was fired by the Yankees?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:21 PM (m1pMI)

476 wish we had gotten that runner in

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:21 PM (dFi94)

477 Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (JmGFJ)

It could be raycon, still sober enough to make longer comments and not repeat himself.

But I don't think ray is too concerned about terrorist invaders.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:21 PM (cj7Cv)

478 Fuck, Gaytor TD.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:21 PM (vsbNu)

479 Tie game in the middle of the fifth.

Speaking of fifth, time for a run to the kitchen.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

480 Twitter's perfect for shallow thinkers. I've been hoping that trend towards banality would reverse, but sadly I don't think it's too be.

Posted by: Chupacabra at October 17, 2015 09:22 PM (QFjNO)

481 I'd also like to drop a reminder while I still can that the Winnipeg Jets are leading their division.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:23 PM (vsbNu)

482 Why any announcer feels it necessary to comment on any kind of streak is beyond me.

You can always tell the ones who never played, that's all I'm sayin'.

Chip Caray in particular has rurnt more no-nos than you can count on both hands.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:24 PM (cj7Cv)

483 did Keith Hernandez throw out the first pitch?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:24 PM (zOTsN)

484 And Keith isn't getting the signal from the 3rd base coach to make it to home either...

Posted by: elaine benes at October 17, 2015 09:25 PM (m1pMI)

485 Someone asked for a baseball thread and lo-and-behold........

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 09:25 PM (GRmMT)

486 I agree with weft. I'm a weftist.

Posted by: andycanuck


Today, the thread. Tomorrow, the world!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at October 17, 2015 09:25 PM (JmGFJ)

487 Like ANY of you have physical jobs.
No, I spent all week at my desk, an' now I wanna spend my time off on the chair in front of the boob tube.


Pure projection, as though you had a clue. I could give you 10,000 guesses, and you would still be wrong. If I gave you a list of jobs that I have done and still do, you would simply accuse me of lying, because you are an incapable, soft, fat, boob without hope.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 09:25 PM (k9qR4)

488 Chip Caray in particular has rurnt more no-nos than you can count on both hands.

=========================



He used to be the on-air announcer at WGN for the Cubs. Then he left I think around the time his dad died. Did he end up in Atlanta?



Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:26 PM (dFi94)

489 You know who'd make a great World Series matchup?

Posted by: jerry seinfeld at October 17, 2015 09:27 PM (m1pMI)

490 @469 Ever visited the Chalcolithis mines in the southern Negev?
No?
I have.
Big picture, dood.
It's like the Driftless Area, or Holocene Palynolgy.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:28 PM (9Py5z)

491 Or rifle ballistics, or field-craft.
Big picture wins.
Vid. "Descent Into the Maelstrom", E.A. Poe.
Word.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:29 PM (9Py5z)

492 Wow Cubs caught a break there

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:29 PM (dFi94)

493 man

the word salad

its too much

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:30 PM (zOTsN)

494 Ah, Snoodling, just let him be. Arguing with him is an exercise in futility.

He's making some interesting points in between the other stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:30 PM (cj7Cv)

495 for the love of pete

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:31 PM (dFi94)

496 @490 Chalcolithic http://preview.tinyurl.com/qj6elqp

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:31 PM (9Py5z)

497 Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:26 PM (dFi94)

Oh yes ma'am. Yes ma'am he did.

I like him, bless his heart, but he cannot ever refrain from mentioning the no-no, or perfect game.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:32 PM (cj7Cv)

498 Uh oh. 2-1 Mets.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:32 PM (sdi6R)

499 Not tied no mo.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:32 PM (lqmAz)

500 biblical archeology?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:32 PM (zOTsN)

501 I love Granderson.

I am all-in for the Cubbies, but I love Murphy, Wright and Granderson.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:33 PM (cj7Cv)

502
Emails and alerts to Twitter meant little to them.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 09:19 PM (hiAlJ)



How ya doing there, a few miles south of me, RK? Nice weather today, eh?

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 09:33 PM (q20+R)

503 The naif got me wrong as well. I'm unemployed.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:33 PM (vsbNu)

504 Madden looking rather Bill Murrayish.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:34 PM (cj7Cv)

505 a million years ago I worked in a warehouse unpacking truckloads of jeans and purses for a clothing store chain. it was pretty physical.

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:34 PM (zOTsN)

506 Harbaugh is to laugh.

Posted by: Pure Michigan Choke at October 17, 2015 09:35 PM (gwG9s)

507
Last week I crapped all over that pumpkin flavor crap.

Guess what? Tonight I'm drinking Shipyard's "Pumpkinhead" beer. Not bad.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:35 PM (MzrNg)

508 And out of the inning. 2-1 Mets after five. Good game so far.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:35 PM (sdi6R)

509 Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:31 PM (9Py5z)
=======================



That looks like an interesting site.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:36 PM (dFi94)

510 Spectre looks good

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:36 PM (zOTsN)

511 I had trouble telling Lester and Pappelbon apart when they both played for Boston.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:36 PM (cj7Cv)

512 and Lester pitches himself out of a hole with a 1 in 25 inside corner fastball...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:36 PM (hCdMd)

513
I'm also eating pizza, which explains why I'm drinking beer. I got my usual pizza: pineapple with steak tips.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:37 PM (MzrNg)

514 I pushed two human beings out of my body. It doesn't get more physical than that.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:37 PM (dFi94)

515 I got my usual pizza: pineapple with steak tips.
Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:37 PM (MzrNg)

You're a strange on, sooth.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 17, 2015 09:37 PM (AkOaV)

516 505 a million years ago I worked in a warehouse unpacking truckloads of jeans and purses for a clothing store chain. it was pretty physical.
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:34 PM (zOTsN)

--I used to work at Costco. There is *no* sitting down on the clock there. I lost a lot of weight as well.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:38 PM (vsbNu)

517 @500 Don't you want to know what's left?
OK, sure, you don't want to marry a saber-toothed tiger kitten, but, I mean, you know, really... not intrigued at all.
Here?

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:38 PM (9Py5z)

518 Oh wait. Scratch that. I forgot I had C-sections. It really wasn't particularly physical at all. Went to sleep. Woke up with a baby.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (dFi94)

519 Grammie - He did play by play for TBS back when the super stations did the Braves games. Been a while ago.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (GRmMT)

520 shit

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (zOTsN)

521 >>>I had trouble telling Lester and Pappelbon apart when they both played for Boston.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:36 PM (cj7Cv)<<<

I was the crazy one, that looked like I was drunk all the time.

Posted by: Jonathan Papelbon at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (lqmAz)

522 Okay, I'll bite...what's left?

I would dearly love a saber-toothed tiger kitten. Le sigh.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:40 PM (cj7Cv)

523 that hurt...it was hit hard...but he still made the paly

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:40 PM (hCdMd)

524 @469 Ever visited the Chalcolithis mines in the southern Negev?
I once visited a Burger King in Chillicothe, MO. That means I know how to cook a steak like a master chef with 40 years of esperience, yo.

Posted by: Snoodling World Champion 1997 at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (k9qR4)

525 Ha, evidently, Mets only need 1 guy on defense

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (uZNvH)

526 Fournette's due for a big TD run.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (vsbNu)

527 worried about that swelling up

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (zOTsN)

528 Posted by: Jonathan Papelbon at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (lqmAz)

LOL! And aint nothin' changed. I think he strangled or punched on of his team mates this year. (Harper maybe?)

Damn... Harvey being all studly....

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (cj7Cv)

529 Harvey is a MACHINE!

Cankles must be so jealous.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:41 PM (lqmAz)

530 You went to Chilicothe? Why?

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 09:42 PM (uZNvH)

531 Harvey wound UP, baby. I love it.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:42 PM (cj7Cv)

532 did Hillary say she was a White Sox fan?

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:43 PM (hCdMd)

533 naif you into biblical archeology?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:43 PM (zOTsN)

534 518 Oh wait. Scratch that. I forgot I had C-sections. It really wasn't particularly physical at all. Went to sleep. Woke up with a baby.
Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:39 PM (dFi94)

--That's the weird thing about C-sections. Dad gets to hold and bond with the baby for at least half an hour before Mom.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:43 PM (vsbNu)

535 TD fucking Gaytors

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:43 PM (vsbNu)

536 Twas the asshats in the booth what got to him, laddy, not the Cubs.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (cj7Cv)

537 "How ya doing there,"



Absolutely ashamed of myself. All I did today was wash the pickup and yell at a homeless person.

Accomplished nothing else.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (hiAlJ)

538

so

Obama says he is rooting for the Cubs


youre welcome

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (zOTsN)

539 Flores must have been born here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (cj7Cv)

540 @469 Ever visited the Chalcolithis mines in the southern Negev?


Ever visited the rings of Uranus on a Saturday night?

Posted by: Dr freakenfurter at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (BO/km)

541 >>>LOL! And aint nothin' changed. I think he strangled or punched on of his team mates this year. (Harper maybe?)
<<<



Yup. Nearly a fight in one of the last games.



Paps could be a Moron. (he was one of the "idiots" with the '04 Red Sox)

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (lqmAz)

542 Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (zOTsN)

Oh FFS. That's a damn shame.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:45 PM (cj7Cv)

543 Mets are prolly gonna be punished for me dropping that

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (zOTsN)

544 Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (lqmAz)

But was he among the chicken eaters? I think that was Lackey. He's another hot mess lately.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (cj7Cv)

545
Absolutely ashamed of myself. All I did today was wash the pickup and yell at a homeless person.



Accomplished nothing else.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at October 17, 2015 09:44 PM (hiAlJ)



Don't be ashamed. You accomplished more than I did. I did the laundry. That was it.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (q20+R)

546 USC takes the lead over the Irish.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (vsbNu)

547 t's been 10 years since his team won the World Series and, with the Chicago Cubs in contention for the first time during his administration, President Barack Obama is doing the right thing: He's setting aside his own White Sox fandom and aligning with a club that hasn't won a championship in 107 years. Obama told the Chicago Tribune in an email:

"With the Sox out, I'll be rooting for the Cubs to win the Series."

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:47 PM (zOTsN)

548 Obama says he is rooting for the Cubs

============================



If he's ever set foot in Wrigley Field, I'll eat my hat.




Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:47 PM (dFi94)

549
what about Josh Whatshisface?

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:47 PM (MzrNg)

550 Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (zOTsN)

NOTHNG will overcome the curse of that jugeared fuck. It hadn't even occurred to me, but it makes sense that he'd root for the Chicago team.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (cj7Cv)

551 And that "Ooooh I'm a White Sox fan" thing is a steaming pile of dog crap

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (dFi94)

552 I would dearly love a saber-toothed tiger kitten. Le sigh.


Tiger-man baby.

Posted by: Andrew Mendoza at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (rwI+c)

553 Hamilton, yea, what a trainwreck he ended up as. Damn shame.

Someone here knows him, played with his brother, I think.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (cj7Cv)

554 f he's ever set foot in Wrigley Field, I'll eat my hat.




Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:47 PM (dFi94)

he is allegedly a White Sox fan but cant name a single player

he is as much a baseball fan as he is a Christian

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (zOTsN)

555 Yeah, Papelbon picked some kind of fight with Harper near the end of the regular season.

Harper, who will probably be the NL MVP this year.

I think Papelbon gets traded this winter, but I've been wrong before.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (+1T7c)

556 >>>But was he among the chicken eaters? I think that was Lackey. He's another hot mess lately.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:46 PM (cj7Cv)<<<


Josh Beckett.
I don't think Papelbon was actually involved in that, but he left in that off season.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (lqmAz)

557 'Small grips' does not have to equal 'tiny frame.' Also, I don't like snubbies. I think a pistol ought to have 4 inches of barrel, anyway. It does a lot to counter-act that snap. With a longer barrel and porting, the straight honest recoil of a .44 mag is not as hard to deal with as the wrist-torquing of a shortie .357.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 05:10 PM (xq1UY)


So where does the Chiappa Rhino fit into that scale? Honest question, not being snarky.


Consider me to be totally green on handguns, although I have had the opportunity to fire a few.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (0yhH4)

558 wuh-whoa

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (uZNvH)

559 Boom!

3-1.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (lqmAz)

560 oh for the love of pete. Thanks a lot Obama. Heckuva job.

Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (dFi94)

561 Where da hell kbdabear and Cochran and Slappy at?

And Donna?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:50 PM (cj7Cv)

562


I really am weary of Cal Ripkin

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:50 PM (zOTsN)

563 Oh yea, we were on the Red Sox, weren't we.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:50 PM (cj7Cv)

564 538...Obama says he is rooting for the Cubs ....


I hear they had the Haitian dude kill a rat and burn it in his traveling alter

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (hCdMd)

565 wuh-whoa
Feelings!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (m1pMI)

566 Lawsy.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (cj7Cv)

567 547
Obama told the Chicago Tribune in an email:

"With the Sox out, I'll be rooting for the Cubs to win the Series."
Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:47 PM (zOTsN)


Oh, great. Stick a fork in them. It's as good as over.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

568 Damn. He crushed that ball!

Posted by: Garrett at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (C5jtw)

569 551 And that "Ooooh I'm a White Sox fan" thing is a steaming pile of dog crap
Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (dFi94)


The park where the White Sox played was named after Frank Kaminsky's grandfather, am I right??

Posted by: Barky the Fuckclown at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (vsbNu)

570 I really am weary of Cal Ripkin


Posted by: ThunderB

He's going for announcing 2000 games in a row, or something like that.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...a rube in America at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (+1T7c)

571 shoulda' sprung for a chicken to sacrifice...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:52 PM (hCdMd)

572 Josh Beckett... Bronson Arroryo, who else was there in 04?

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:52 PM (cj7Cv)

573 Later, gators. Gonna finish this epic movie, then hit the sack.

Posted by: DangerGirl and her 1.21 gigawatt Hardline Sanity Prod at October 17, 2015 09:52 PM (q20+R)

574 "...I'll be rooting for the Cubs to win the Series."

And here we thought the Cubs had a chance.

Posted by: t-bird at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (yddCj)

575 3-1 after six. Still a close game.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (sdi6R)

576 Oh, great. Stick a fork in them. It's as good as over.
Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 09:51 PM (sdi6R)


A-yeah.

I can't believe that didn't enter my mind.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (cj7Cv)

577 come to think of it they should find a hobo....

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (hCdMd)

578
It was that whole chicken and beer "scandal" that made me face reality with mlb and sports radio talk.

A huge, and I mean humungous, deal was made about players who weren't even playing in the games hanging out and passing time. The outrage on the radio went on for weeks, as if any of it really mattered.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (MzrNg)

579 Chicken my ass, they need a goat.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:54 PM (cj7Cv)

580 Schilling, Pedro, Tim Wakefield, Derek Lowe...

Keith Foulke was the closer.

Embree and Timlin as lock down set up men.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 09:54 PM (lqmAz)

581
Tim Somebody.
Alan Somebody.

Williamson.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:55 PM (MzrNg)

582 Carson said a Muslim should not become president. - Death threats come.
SS to protect Carson Trump
http://preview.tinyurl.com/noyfcn7

Posted by: Ralph at October 17, 2015 09:55 PM (6qmBU)

583 Harvey is still out in the 7th?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:55 PM (zOTsN)

584 Roll Tide

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (xInes)

585 Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:53 PM (MzrNg)

Seriously, I was shocked that was even a thing. A bunch of baseball players who weren't even playing were eating chicken and drinking beer. It is far more wholesome that what I assumed they'd be up to, let me tell ya.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (cj7Cv)

586
Alan Embry.

Tim...

And some terrible left-hander who would walk all his batters.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (MzrNg)

587 Consider me to be totally green on handguns, although I have had the opportunity to fire a few.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2015 09:49 PM (0yhH4)

you're allowed to fire handguns in canada?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (AkOaV)

588 hmmmm

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (zOTsN)

589 Back in the day, before the HR Mafia/Credential Nazis descended on Capitalism, I got a job on my merits.
I know, right, like anyone in business these days has a clue about merits. They've all been academicised, therefore, no fookin' sense at all. Bait a trot-line? Wut? Shoot a rifle and hit a man-sized target at 200 yards? That's illegal where you are.
Nonetheless, there I was, and a steady paycheck, blue sky beyond.
I bought an enduro, thinking to spend the rent I saved on a hard piece. I really got into it, rode it out into the desert to where I could shoot my rilfle at unknown ranges (before lasers, going all mil-dot), with a backpack of provisions, and a membership at a place I could swim and shave before work. Gas wasn't that high, and with 2 wheels I did not use so much. Ammo was the big cost.
I found a cave, way high above where the motorized traffic went. I actually was able to predict it from the map, but don't count on doing that yourself. Dry, airy, and protected from the worst winds, I used it without molestation, hiding my moto below, until one night....
She came in snarling, having my scent as she did from the urine patch outside, and, I suppose, my groins, hair, and pits. At hat altitude, I expected about a 20-degree F. night that night, so I suppose she did not want to shiver in a tree.
It took a while, but we gained each others trust. Unlike a typical male of her species, I suppose, I did feed her, almost as much as she fed me, with my rifle and it's efficiency. Could I call it gratitude?
You be the judge. We did have consensual relations, and she was fine, but Nature never let us marry, as it was contrary. But, we never killed eah other, we loved each other, and we stayed with each other until she moved on. I respected her brood the next spring, but it was not mine.
We remained friendly neighbors until a poacher got her.
I got him. My African rifle at 50 yards after 2 nights stalking. The 400 grain round blew out his abdomen. Sadly, he did not live long, but he saw my face, and knew the reason. Fuckin' poachers. It ain't right.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (9Py5z)

590
Derek Lowe

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (MzrNg)

591 551 And that "Ooooh I'm a White Sox fan" thing is a steaming pile of dog crap
Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 09:48 PM (dFi94)


--Holy cow, seriously loud tiger business suit worn by an LSU fan.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (vsbNu)

592 583...he's only at 76 pitches...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (hCdMd)

593 A huge, and I mean humungous, deal was made about players who weren't even playing in the games hanging out and passing time.
What was that about? I've never heard of that 'scandal' before.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (m1pMI)

594

Timlin! that's him

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (MzrNg)

595 Damn I always loved Wakefield. Can't believe I forgot him.

Wasn't 04 the year that Alex Fucking Rogriguez bitch-slapped Arroyos hand at first to try and make him drop the ball?

That was the final fucking straw for me an' ol ARod.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:58 PM (cj7Cv)

596 yeah but he got drilled in the arm

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 09:58 PM (zOTsN)

597 Heh, so Fournette's nickname is The Big Cat? I like it.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 09:58 PM (vsbNu)

598 It's been done before
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/bear-novel/

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (m1pMI)

599 I think they need to pull Harvey

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (zOTsN)

600 Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (9Py5z)

Alrighty then.

That right there is ONT worthy.

course, Maet might ban ya, but it's worth a try.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (cj7Cv)

601
I think it was 09 or something when the Red Sox had a losing record and some of the sports media jock sniffers ratted out some of the players for shenanigans in the clubhouse while their team was struggling on the field. Playing cards, eating chicken, and drinking beer. Giving each other haircuts, too, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (MzrNg)

602 Fake field goal TD LSU!!!

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 10:01 PM (vsbNu)

603 AOP - I've never shot one, but with the barrel at the bottom of the cylinder rather than the conventional top, muzzle rise would be minimized and recoil would be more in line with the arm. I would think that the result is less "felt" recoil.

Posted by: Agitator at October 17, 2015 10:01 PM (GRmMT)

604 I couldn't see the screen clearly, and for a minute there I thought the batter was Stalin Castro.

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 10:01 PM (sdi6R)

605 I think they need to pull Harvey
Posted by: ThunderB


Good day...

Posted by: Pull Harvey at October 17, 2015 10:01 PM (9Fc79)

606 >>>Wasn't 04 the year that Alex Fucking Rogriguez bitch-slapped Arroyos hand at first to try and make him drop the ball?



That was the final fucking straw for me an' ol ARod.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 09:58 PM (cj7Cv)<<<

Yup. Think that was the Bloody Sock game.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 10:02 PM (lqmAz)

607 Thanks, Sooth. Understood.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:02 PM (m1pMI)

608 Go Tigers. That was rich.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at October 17, 2015 10:02 PM (xInes)

609 593 A huge, and I mean humungous, deal was made about players who weren't even playing in the games hanging out and passing time.
What was that about? I've never heard of that 'scandal' before.
Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (m1pMI)


--I think the main reason it was blown out of proportion was that the "scandal" was parallel with Boston's atrocious 11-game lead collapse to miss the playoffs that year.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (vsbNu)

610 Are you sure it wasn't Adolf Mao at bat?

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (m1pMI)

611 Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 10:02 PM (lqmAz)

That ALCS was hands down the best baseball I have ever seen. The Series was a bust compared to that playoff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (cj7Cv)

612

Josh Beckett, the Red Sox's ace pitcher, was purported to be the leader of the scandal. Beckett was having a lousy year, people said he was out of shape.

Beckett was traded to the Dodgers I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (MzrNg)

613 601
Playing cards, eating chicken, and drinking beer. Giving each other haircuts, too, I think.
Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (MzrNg)


I cannot imagine such things going on inside a baseball clubhouse. I am shocked.

Posted by: Ty Cobb at October 17, 2015 10:04 PM (sdi6R)

614

Naif

are you saying you fucked an animal and murdered a poacher?

??????????

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 10:04 PM (zOTsN)

615
Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 09:57 PM (9Py5z)
===============================



I've really been trying to give you the benefit of the doubt. I think that piece about did it for me. I'm not sure what you're trying to do here. I think after that, I am not interested in finding out. I wish you well.


Posted by: grammie winger, Psalm 27:1 at October 17, 2015 10:04 PM (dFi94)

616 >>
I really am weary of Cal Ripkin



Me, too.

Posted by: Billy Ripkin at October 17, 2015 10:04 PM (C5jtw)

617 Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:00 PM (MzrNg)

I know I myself could barely sustain the shock of such evil-doing. (Insert eye rolling emoticon here)

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:05 PM (cj7Cv)

618
Oh yeah, that's right. The Red Sox were doing great and then shit the bed near the end of the season.

These things happen all the time to other teams. But it was a big deal and people needed to be blamed.

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:05 PM (MzrNg)

619 Jeez

cant we enjoy a little baseball in October?

Posted by: ThunderB at October 17, 2015 10:06 PM (zOTsN)

620
nood

Posted by: Soothsayer, with arms akimbo at October 17, 2015 10:06 PM (MzrNg)

621 All of this batter and chicken talk is making me hungry!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:06 PM (m1pMI)

622 I get that morale was lousy and they weren't being team players and so forth.

But the way everyone was clutching their pearls in horror was just insane.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:06 PM (cj7Cv)

623 ....it was a big deal and people needed to be blamed.

unless they're democrats...

Posted by: Judas Washington at October 17, 2015 10:07 PM (hCdMd)

624 @557 I haven't fired a Rhino (sounds like Trump, right?). A few years back I had a very pleasant session with a Mateba, which uses the same bottom-chamber arrangement (and another cute trick). It was great, even with .357 heavy hand-loads. But it wasn't a snubnose. It had a four-inch barrel.

It would seem as if a 2-inch barrel would be much less of a drawback with that firing system, but I can't say so from experience. Ballistics fans have assured me that two inches is "enough" rifled barrel to impart proper spin and direction even at the gentlemanly range of 25 yards, contrary as the notion may seem. So, "in theory" if any snubnose would be good, that would be the one.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at October 17, 2015 10:07 PM (xq1UY)

625 I mean for god's sake, it's not like they were fucking tigers and shooting poachers.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:07 PM (cj7Cv)

626 Yeah, ThunberB is right because bear fucking should be left for one of the football threads!

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:07 PM (m1pMI)

627 That ALCS was hands down the best baseball I have ever seen. The Series was a bust compared to that playoff.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (cj7Cv)

--Only time in baseball (it has happened just thrice in hockey) a team recovered from an 0-3 deficit to win a playoff series.

Posted by: logprof at October 17, 2015 10:08 PM (vsbNu)

628 >>>That ALCS was hands down the best baseball I have ever seen. The Series was a bust compared to that playoff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:03 PM (cj7Cv)<<<

Absolutely. Down 0-3, to be the first MLB team to comeback and win a series. Unlikely heroes like Dave Roberts. Getting to Mo Rivera. Ortiz's big hits. Schilling's ankle.

Then a pretty easy, anticlimactic sweep of the Cards.

Posted by: Clark, the Cubs mascot, what knows the Mets got this at October 17, 2015 10:08 PM (lqmAz)

629 Well, that's too bad

Posted by: chemjeff - go royals at October 17, 2015 10:09 PM (uZNvH)

630 Naif banged a sasquatch?

Posted by: Jean at October 17, 2015 10:10 PM (ztOda)

631 Epic, truly one for the ages.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:10 PM (cj7Cv)

632 You know how some people want an automatic, but like the reliability of a revolver?
Well, Pierre Wertz invented a pistol for just that market. In 1913

http://preview.tinyurl.com/nsx73hr

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2015 10:10 PM (3pRHP)

633 The ONT is up...

Posted by: ChrisP at October 17, 2015 10:11 PM (xfwQn)

634 I think he banged a saber tooth tigress. Then avenged her murder.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at October 17, 2015 10:11 PM (cj7Cv)

635 @589 This actually happened.
I have the 400 grain pill I dug out of his back after it ricocheted off the outcrop behind him
It's in my sdb in Moosejaw,.
Pay my avgas, and I'll fly up and show it to you.

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 10:11 PM (9Py5z)

636 *backs away slowly from the thread*

Posted by: rickl at October 17, 2015 10:13 PM (sdi6R)

637 The LCR physical dimensions lower the bore axis, a little bit as well. The shooting difference with a 642 with the same loads is noticeable. I would expect a Rhino to have a pleasant kick and pleasing hand.

I would like to shoot the LCR in .327 for comparison.

Posted by: Jean at October 17, 2015 10:14 PM (ztOda)

638 Don't make eye contact, rickl.

Posted by: andycanuck at October 17, 2015 10:15 PM (m1pMI)

639 Niaf, its ok. I used have a hardon for Striper, the female weretiger assassin in Shadowrun.

Posted by: Jean at October 17, 2015 10:17 PM (ztOda)

640 If I remember correctly, it is 2.54 cm per inch. Divide 2.54 by 8 carry the 2 and multiply by your birthdate. Wallah 3.175 mm.

Posted by: Ronster at October 17, 2015 07:13 PM (0qASP)


And that is exact. One inch = 2.54 cm = 25.4 mm. No more, no less. By definition.


Definitely not climbing on the the metric vs Imperial bandwagon, on either side, simply noting that for lengths, the conversion is not in any way hard to do.


And, being a hands-on wrench-twisting kind of guy, take this to the bank:

8 mm = 5/16" close enough that wrenches either way will fit


9 mm = 3/8" pretty close, most cases

10 mm has no close fit in inch standard


11 mm = 7/16" close in most cases, but it would be better to use the designated wrench


12 mm no close fit in inch standard, no way, no how


13 mm = 1/2" wrenches are all but mutually interchangeable


14 mm = 9/16" as above


15 mm no good inch equivalent


16 mm ditto


17 mm same as 11/16" wrench; so close it doesn't matter


18 mm no inch equivalent, and GM lurves them some 18 mm, so if you own a GM with metric fasteners, buy an 18 mm socket, because "standard" metric sets don't include it.


19 mm = so close to 3/4" it doesn't matter


End of lesson.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2015 10:19 PM (0yhH4)

641 Rickl, Man, you never been to the Negev?
Wtf?!?

Posted by: Naif in the Delaware Valley at October 17, 2015 10:23 PM (9Py5z)

642 you're allowed to fire handguns in canada?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at October 17, 2015 09:56 PM (AkOaV)


Heh. Even buy them, and own them. No carry permits, save for maybe a few individuals with a pressing need.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2015 10:42 PM (0yhH4)

643 Mannlicher-Schoenauer Carbine, with double trigger (the forward set trigger sets the rear release trigger), butter-knife bolt handle, and rotary 5-shot magazine. Pre-1952 Model, since the bolt is not swept back.

Posted by: nick at October 17, 2015 11:25 PM (EMQZg)

644 looks like a Brno- 7x57 Mauser- had one years ago and never should have let it go

Posted by: Carsie at October 18, 2015 12:23 AM (XkohI)

645 Sorry missed the gun page and everything else yesterday
I've always wanted,, and mean wanted a blackpowder revolver. Now a original would be out of price range but a remake is and saw a gun case of them at a blackpowder store a month ago.

Posted by: Skip at October 18, 2015 04:14 AM (uvPCb)

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