Wednesday, April 28, 2010

SIMH IV

Ok, I'm just going to come out and admit it... I like the show Glee.
I've watched every episode. One of my guilty pleasures.

Don't like their religion/politics sometimes, but it is well-written, engaging, has a very interesting mix of music and singers, and the actors actually do all their own singing - which is indeed rare.

And it's funny, too. The cheer-leading coach alone makes it worth watching.



Also, to counter my Glee nerdocity, I watch V now, too - which so far, has been pretty kick-ass.
And 24, but only because it's the last season, and probably with good reason, sadly.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

What a Noob.

I mean me, being a grandfather!
HOLY CRAP!!!

This is AJ:


















She was born a couplish weeks early, at 7 pound and 1 ounce, on 4/21.
Please welcome her to work, love, life, the universe and all that jazz.
God bless her and her family.

Let the "old" cracks begin.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I Like It

I was grabbing some gun cleaning solvent and it hit me:

D'ohbama













Yeah, I like it - apt.

Fun Facts About Trees

Our plant (where I am employed), timely as it always is, is having its Earth Day shindig this week.
(I know, it's late).

This involves giving tours to school-kids to show them how earth-friendly GM is, to counteract all the crap their (mostly) dirty-hippie-tree-hugging teachers tell them the rest of the year in school.
A couple of hours to counteract years of brainwashing.

*sigh*

The auto-industry spends like 8 gazillion-trillion dollars a year on environmental stuff, so leftists can bash them anyway and call them heartless, evil, polluting, capitalistic corporate giants.

So in honor of the belated Earth Day, I present you some fun facts about our enemies friends, trees. Don't forget to check out last year's Earth Day facts about the Earth!!!

Ok, here are the facts:

My grandfather was killed by a tree; another reason I want them eradicated.
Stoopid trees.

Trees are gay.
See how their leaves swish in the wind?
Mmm-hmm....

Trees leave stumps, which is insensitive to amputees.

It is a fact that trees have killed more people in the last 2 days than all the guns in my whole extended family combined (more than 2 guns, I'm pretty sure; total of 0 casualties).

Toothpicks are manufactured from trees!!!
PAIN, PAIN, AAAAAAAHHHHGGGGGGGG!!!!
STOOPID TOOTPICKS!!!

Keebler elves live in a tree.
I hate elves.
Stoopid elves.

Monkeys live in trees.
I hate monkeys.
Monkeys are so stupid they spell monkeys "monkeys" instead of "monkies".
Stoopid monkeys.

Trees harbor squirrels, who are known communist sympathizers.
Especially RED ones.
They are also annoying, and anger my dogs.
Stoopid squirrels.

Squirrel monkeys are the worst of both worlds (Evil monkeys and squirrels).
Holy crap!! What if they were elfin squirrel monkeys that smoked pot!?!?!?
Where's my gun?

Trees can be fashioned into weapons, like spears, pikes, rolling-pins, and bats.
The number of deaths caused by these evil implements is uncountable.
Uhhhh....because there are so many of them.
We need more wood control!!!
(Heh. I said wood control.)

(I will grant, however, that bats, pikes, and spears are useful for beating and impaling hippies, commies, and Marxists. But we should use iron and aluminum implements instead.
Me working in a metal foundry has nothing to do with this opinion...)

Trees are generally tall, and that pi**es me off, as I like being the tallest one around.
The nerve of them!!!

All trees are evil,
















and generally consort with flying monkeys





















(but not a Flying Space Monkey!).









Trees are green, which is the same color as money.
Money is bad, and a product of capitalism.
Capitalism is bad, and is a product of greed.
Greed is bad; because it leads to innovation and creativity, to enable people to get stuff (consumerism is bad, too!).
This is irrefutable proof hippies are hypocrites, or they would be out burning down trees right now, and demanding tax increases to fund Federal Deforestation Squads (FDS).
Stoopid hippies.


But wait! There can be good that comes out of bad.
A silver lining, if you will.
Trees are made out of wood.
If you kill a tree by chopping it down and let it dry, you can start a fire with it.
With the fire, you can burn a pile of hippies.
This reduces the hippie population, and also makes the planet warmer.
This makes for longer summers, and more good shooting weather!!!
Yay!!!!
We call this a win-win-win-win-win-win situation (I think; I sort of lost count of all the goodness!).

I hope this helps you plan for the next Earth Day, and I hope Gaia is happy, too.
Stoopid gay Gaia.

Happy belated Earth Day, yo!!
And many more to you!! :)

This is a reposting of my '06 Earth Day post.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

SIMH III

These guys are awesome:


And the Material Girl wishes she sounded like this...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Song In My Head

My lack of posting has, in part, due to my overwhelming feeling of being, well, overwhelmed.
As a news junkie, I'm scared and depressed at the prospects I see for the future of Amerika (esp commie, firearms and financial aspects - 8 more banks closed this weekend, for example). As a dad and soon-to-be granddad, my concern is legitimate, to say the least.

So, as a break from the pondering, I decided to post the "Song In My Head".
Every day, or damn near, I wake up with a song playing in my head, that generally lasts throughout the day, and sometimes for several days. Sometimes it is related to something I have listened to recently, other times, well... I don't know.

This is weird, I know, but it is normal for me, much like the tinnitus I've had since I was two years old (or maybe earlier, but I'm not sure).

Enjoy, or not...

Vocally, Geoff Tate is a god (small g, of course)

video

Saw them in concert in the 80's.
Metal rules.

Friday, April 02, 2010

April e-Postal Contest - Rounds and Rounds

April's Mr. Completely e-Postal Contest starts here!
I shot this target a few years back and found it to be fun and challenging at the same time, so it is making a return. There will be 2 targets shot per entry, one shot standing, one shot sitting.















Here is the low-down:
Download the target for the contest here: Lots 'o' Circles Target
Target courtesy of The Glock FAQ. (The target is in standard PDF format, so you'll need Adobe Reader or something equivalent to view/print it.)


Details:
(Firearm classifications courtesy of Mr. C):

CLASS ONE: Any rimfire handgun (semi or revolver) with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS TWO: Any rimfire handgun (semi or revolver) with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS THREE: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS FOUR: Any centerfire (non-revolver) handgun with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS FIVE: Any centerfire revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, iron sights.

CLASS SIX: Any centerfire revolver with no more than a 12" barrel, optic sights, no magnification.

CLASS SEVEN:
Any handgun with no more than a 14" barrel, any sights, scopes, laser, whatever. This class is primarily for target pistols.

If you have something interesting to shoot that doesn't quite fit in the above classes, go ahead and enter anyway.

DISTANCE
: 25 feet, or Ten yards, whichever is available at your range.

TARGET 1 Shooting Position: STANDING, unsupported, off-hand, one or two hands on gun permitted.

TARGET 2 Shooting Position: SEATED, off of bench/table/sand-bag/aardvark. No machine rests, however. Leaning against a lane wall is permissible too, if you have no chairs or benches.

PROCEDURE/SCORING: You will shoot two targets (per entry). There are 13 circles on the paper, numbered from 1 for the largest circle, to 13 for the smallest. These (understandably) are the point values attributed to each respective circle.

In each entry, you are allowed thirteen (13) shots at each of two targets, for a total of 26 shots per entry.

Each circle can only be counted ONCE. Multiple hits on a circle will only count as one hit, and under no circumstances are more than 13 shots allowed on any target. Touching the black of the circle/breaking the edge line counts as a hit.

Each target has a perfect score of 91 (1 +2 ...+13 = 91) for a possible total score of 182 (per entry).

Note: On some of the larger circles, it is possible to hit more than one circle with one round. So, if a round hits two circles, the higher scoring circle, and ONLY higher scoring circle, will be scored.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES: You can enter as many sets of targets as you wish. Bring the whole armory! Just remember, only one entry per gun. Different calibers in the same gun count as one gun. (Like shooting 38's and .357's in your Smith and Wesson 686, for example.)

SUBMITTING YOUR ENTRY: Scan or take a digital photo of your targets. The targets should have the score, shooting postion (1 - standing, 2 - sitting), your moniker, distance, and firearm type written on them.

Entries are due by 11:59PM (EST) Sunday, May 1, 2010 (to give you the weekend to shoot it). Email the images - cugblog AT msn DOT com - accompanied by the following:

1. Your score for each target page and the total score of both pages.

2. The name you want used when the results are posted; also include a link to your website and/or targets for some hot linky-love action.

3. Gun description: Brand, model, semi-auto or revolver, caliber, barrel length, and type of sights, any other cool info.

4. Class: As listed above.

5. Anything interesting or unique about your entry or shooting session that other shooters might enjoy hearing about.


STRATEGY: Strategery to consider for maximum scorage: Is it worth taking 3 shots at the 13 or the 12, forgoing the 6 points possible with the 1, 2 and 3? What about skipping the 4, too? Would it be easier to just start at 1 circle and work your way across the ascending numbers?
Decisions, decisions...

PRIZES: Accolades, bragging rights, and the awe and respect of your peers, as well as my deep, heartfelt personal admiration.

New and Improved contest!! Now with Retsyn!!! = Don't forget, one lucky random contestant will receive a $50 gift certificate from Cheaper Than Dirt!! Now that rocks!!!

Good luck in the drawing and in your shooting. :)

Have fun, be safe, throw some lead.