Sunday, June 12, 2016

They Sure Sing Purty

Stumbled onto this while listening to some Bluegrass on the confuser

Was it One Week Ago...

or was it two weeks ago that I was reading about Isis calling for terrorist attacks in the USA right about now?



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

As Wirecutter Would Say...

Gotta Be California:

A successful rancher died and left everything to his devoted wife.

She was a very good-looking woman and determined to keep the ranch, but knew very little about ranching, so she decided to place an ad in the newspaper for a ranch hand...

Two cowboys applied for the job. One was gay and the other a drunk.

She thought long and hard about it, and when no one

else applied she decided to hire the gay guy, figuring it would be safer to have him around the house than the drunk.

He proved to be a hard worker who put in long hours

every day and knew a lot about ranching..

For weeks, the two of them worked, and the ranch was

doing very well.

Then one day, the rancher's widow said to the hired hand, "You have done a really good job, and the ranch looks great.

You should go into town and kick up your heels." The

hired hand readily agreed and went into town one Saturday night.

One o'clock came, however, and he didn't return.

Two o'clock and no hired hand.

Finally he returned around two-thirty, and upon entering the room, he found the rancher's widow sitting by the fireplace with a glass of wine, waiting for him.

She quietly called him over to her..

"Unbutton my blouse and take it off," she said.

Trembling, he did as she directed. "Now take off my boots."

He did as she asked, ever so slowly.. "Now take off my socks."

He removed each gently and placed them neatly by her boots.

"Now take off my skirt."

He slowly unbuttoned it, constantly watching her eyes in the fire light.

"Now take off my bra.." Again, with trembling hands, he did as he was told and dropped it to the floor.

Then she looked at him and said

"If you ever wear my clothes into town again, you're fired."


(P.S. - I didn't see it coming, either )

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Been There

Sentimental Old Softie

Back when I was tinkering with the .30 Carbine, I stumbled onto a place called  They have a mix of surplus and new stuff, their prices seem good, shipping is cheap and the quality of the M1 Carbine magazines that I ordered was top notch.

They send an email full of their specials every few days and I've been sorely tempted on a few occasions but I guess its been a while since I actually ordered anything because their most recent email said that they've missed me.

That is so sweet.   The last person that said they missed me is certifiably insane so, other than my dog, a GSP so also certifiably insane, nobody that I want missing me has missed me in a long time.

It was touching.

Even more  touching was the discount code for 20% off my next order.  So I shopped a little.  

The Lovely Bride's ancestry goes back to Yugoslavia but I don't think we need a Yugoslavian Army mess kit.  

Don't need an Italian Army wine bottle or a set of Romanian military pajamas either but I finally stumbled onto their Glock accessories.  

They had magazines for the Glock 21/41 and the 43 for $24.95.  Either runs about $49.95 at the local Gooseburg.  Maybe ten bucks less at the LGS.

So I bought a big one for me and a little one for TLB. With the discount code, I have a few pennies over $22 in each magazine including the $4.00 shipping.  (Not $14.00.   Four Dollars total shipping).   They are actual Glock magazines too.


Now I'm trying to figure out what use I might someday have for a driver's periscope from a Leopard 2.   For $29.95 I think I'll be able to find one.