Archive for January, 2007

Cylon doesn't get far

Cylon doesn't get far

A combination of weird weather, other-business, and exposure on my foot means that my motorcycle Cylon isn’t getting nearly the workout I would like this year. Granted, by this time last year I’d just started my 3000 mile pledge, but I feel like I should have more ticks on the odometer because I’m much better […]

Posted in: motorcycling
Don’t turn the Crank

Don’t turn the Crank

When I saw Snakes on a Plane I was excited about the trailer for Jason Statham’s latest film Crank. The premise is that Statham’s character Chev is poisoned, and the only way he can stay alive is to keep his body jacked full of adrenaline. I expected a high-flying, unbelievable but good enough for a […]

Posted in: movies, review
Don't turn the Crank

Don't turn the Crank

When I saw Snakes on a Plane I was excited about the trailer for Jason Statham’s latest film Crank. The premise is that Statham’s character Chev is poisoned, and the only way he can stay alive is to keep his body jacked full of adrenaline. I expected a high-flying, unbelievable but good enough for a […]

Posted in: movies, review
Don’t mess with Teach

Don’t mess with Teach

I know a lot of my posts are about guns lately. I can’t help it. Between my C&R license and my unofficial status as Ambassador of Fun Safe Happy Gun Club™ I have been shooting a lot lately. I took Teach and Rangerette to the shooting range today. Teach had fired a gun before once, […]

Posted in: guns
Don't mess with Teach

Don't mess with Teach

I know a lot of my posts are about guns lately. I can’t help it. Between my C&R license and my unofficial status as Ambassador of Fun Safe Happy Gun Club™ I have been shooting a lot lately. I took Teach and Rangerette to the shooting range today. Teach had fired a gun before once, […]

Posted in: guns
Great balls of fire

Great balls of fire

Donut, Bond and I went shooting Wednesday. It was slightly above freezing all day, and I’d like to blame my poor pistoleering on numb hands and iffy fine motor control. 😉 On the upside, I was able to sight in my M44 at fifty yards so that I didn’t have to extend the bayonet to […]

Posted in: guns
Picking up the shield

Picking up the shield

I like it when people put their money where their mouth is. If you have a problem in your life, fix it; don’t complain about it. If you want to do something, do it; don’t wish that you did. My friend Donut is about to put self-doubt, hesitation, and anxiety aside and do something he’s […]

Posted in: gibberish
Shopocalypse

Shopocalypse

Last week I wrote about acting as a personal shopper for folks. It seemed like a natural extension of my usual role as “product advisor.” Anyway, I’ve had a few takers so far. I’m looking for a Roomba for someone, and acquired a Buddy heater for someone else. No tags for this post.

Posted in: gibberish, site news
Diamond in the rough? Probably not.

Diamond in the rough? Probably not.

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Gibberish entries to discuss some important news. I received my “fair” grade Yugoslavian SKS semi-automatic carbine from Century International Arms today. The UPS guy just dropped it off on the porch, without so much as a signature. Rad. Gotta love the C&R license. The quality of this SKS and my […]

Posted in: guns, review
I got mad heaterz

I got mad heaterz

It seems silly to buy emergency heating equipment during the warmest year on record, but when there’s a bargain DrFaulken is there to take advantage of it. Thanks to a tip from a preparedness forum, I went to Lowe’s yesterday and picked up an 18,000 BTU capable portable propane heater made by Mr. Heater. All […]

Posted in: preparedness