Archive for March, 2007

Fobus inside the waistband holster review

Fobus inside the waistband holster review

Last November I favorably reviewed the Fobus E2 Evolution paddle holster. I liked the comfort, durability, and stability the RX18-based polymer holster had to offer. One downside to the holster was that it was the second least concealable rig I own, right after my Galco brand Yaqui slide. With the weather heating up, I wouldn’t […]

Posted in: guns, review
10 things to do with plastic bags, the Gibberish way

10 things to do with plastic bags, the Gibberish way

You’ve probably heard about the city of San Francisco banning plastic bags. Coming from city that also banned handguns and military recruiters, San Fran apparently wanted to move the meter a little further into the “fucking crazy” range. What will they try next, incandescent light bulbs? Oh right, they already have a plan for that. […]

Posted in: gibberish
I didn’t get pulled over

I didn’t get pulled over

When I was sixteen or seventeen, it was a big deal when my father let me drive his truck. I was visiting him in Oklahoma and he sat in the passenger seat while we rumbled around in his big red Ford F-150. I had just come to the “big road” in town (two lanes each […]

Posted in: motorcycling
DrFaulken plays with his food.

DrFaulken plays with his food.

Our friend Stomper recalled an urban legend that Fritos make excellent fire fuel. After our regular bi-weekly gaming session, we decided to test the theory out. The contestants: a bag of regular Fritos versus a cotton ball dipped in petroleum jelly. I already knew how well my burn-o-balls worked, but it would be excellent if […]

Posted in: preparedness, review
Pegasus wanted!

Pegasus wanted!

Help me help a friend. An online buddy of mine is looking for the Micro Machines Titanium Series Pegasus, from the television series Battlestar Galactica. Apparently, the second-fiddle Battlestar has been hard to find ever since its release a month ago. You can find them on eBay for an insane markup ($20+ shipping for a […]

Posted in: gibberish
Getting Sassy

Getting Sassy

Our neighbor Sassy, a Westie, came over yesterday to play while we had dinner with her human mother. She’s an only child, and her mother doesn’t play with her very often. It shows. Sassy was a good little guest, but was very protective of her toys and did not do well when we tried to […]

Posted in: dogs
A commerce-free Gibberish

A commerce-free Gibberish

Some of my readers ask me why Gibberish is devoid of ads, banners, buttons, or affiliate links. I write a fair number of product reviews, and as one of my friends pointed out I might make enough revenue from AdSense to buy coffee or pay for my hosting each month. I have also received emails […]

Posted in: gibberish, site news
a smart deposit?

a smart deposit?

I belong to the USA smart automotive company “insiders’ club,” which was not much more than an email list. Until today. Today insiders were allowed to put down a $99, refundable deposit two weeks before the general public on a smart Pure (the base model), the Passion (loaded), or the Passion Cabriolet convertible. The email […]

Posted in: cars
I want my hearing back (yeah!)

I want my hearing back (yeah!)

Lady Jaye and I bought our tickets to see Justin Timberlake and P!nk last November. We saw them perform last night, officially making this the longest purchase-to-event period for me ever. We had third row seats, which were just fantastic. Justin Timberlake put on a very energetic performance, but it must be a hard blow […]

Posted in: music
Inara cancelled after one season

Inara cancelled after one season

Well, like a hot girlfriend with fatal character flaws, I finally got rid of Inara yesterday. The 2006 Pontiac Solstice was a gem to look at, but even on her farewell tour to meet the buyer I was put-off by how loud, uncomfortable, and unpleasant it was to actually drive her. I was reminded of […]

Posted in: cars