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Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #209...

If "roller-locked short recoil semiauto pistols" were a Jeopardy! category, it would only have one question: What is the CZ 52? Commercial Sellier & Bellot 85gr FMJ averages over fifteen hundred feet-per-second out of this thing, with the traditional fireworks display at the muzzle and brass flung somewhere into the weeds on the berm. These, along with the Makarov and various Tokarev variants, were among a trio of Cold War commie blasters that were imported in such numbers to actually have...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Knoxville, Sellier Bellot, Hogue, Good Times, Makarov, Tokarev, Boomsticks, Gratuitous Gun Pr0n, Shannon Shannon


Lost In Space Season 3 Ending Explained: Trust, Will Robinson

"Lost in Space" (or, to use the title I personally gave it, "A Series of Unfortunate Events ... in Space!") has come to an end after three seasons packed with stunning sci-fi visuals and, despite the darkness along the way, a fundamentally hopeful vision of humanity's future. Based on the 1960s CBS show of the same name, "Lost in Space" debuted on Netflix in 2018 and has traveled many lightyears since then. When "Lost in Space" season 3 begins, the Robinson children have been separated from thei...
Tags: Television


We knew this would happen.

A man dressed like a ninja was shot by French police after he attempted to attack two officers with a sword in the western city of Cherbourg on Thursday, authorities said. The incident escalated as two female police officers approached the man to question him regarding a car theft."He was neutralized with bullets," the Cherbourg press office told CNN, however they could not say what condition the man was in.I could have told you this would happen. Once you exterminate all the pirates, your ninja...
Tags: News, Guns, Cnn, Tam, Cherbourg, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers


Funk-B-Gone Recall

I'm not gonna lie, when I saw the link at CNN, I clicked through with almost morbid eagerness... "Cancer causing chemicals in body spray? I wonder if it's something nasty and radioactive in Axe?" I wondered, visions of a popped-collar apocalypse dancing in my head. Apparently not. Instead, it's benzene in aerosol deodorants like Secret and Old Spice, which have already been recalled. So be on the lookout for increased rates of armpit cancer in Old Spice users in twenty years or somethin...
Tags: News, Guns, Cnn, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Armpit Cancer


Does Not Work That Way

Look, Alec, I get that you're absolutely gutted by this.  I could be convinced that you legitimately believe  that you did not pull the trigger. Our brains... our egos... will tell us some amazing lies in order to protect our id. Even though I think you're a huge asshole, on some basic human to human level, I feel bad for you, because this is obviously a horrible experience. But guns, and most specifically Colt Single Action Armies and their clones, do not work that way. If it were some...
Tags: Guns, ALEC, Tam, Boomsticks, Bread And Circuses, Safety first - Accidents last, Vidjo, Zoltar


Automotif CCLXVIII...

This example of the last iteration of Jaguar's XJ line of sedans was shot with an Olympus E-3 & a Zuiko 14-54mm f/2.8-3.5 II lens. The beaded water caught my eye for some reason. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Jaguar, Tam, Zuiko, Zoom zoom, Automotif, Automotif CCLXVIII


Single Sentence Sci-Fi. Ready? Go!

After that incident on the second Shatner-class hyperdrive frigate, fleet safety required all the nuts on the panel over the accessible void to be safety-wired. https://t.co/chYIHAYd9s— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) December 1, 2021 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Writing, SF, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee


Sense of Proportion

The chris cuomo scandal is like the Voight-Kampff test but for pundits pic.twitter.com/wVW8xmCs05— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) December 1, 2021 They're talking like he helped him fix a parking ticket or offered to be a character witness in a shoplifting case. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: News, Guns, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Ken Klippenstein, Voight Kampff


PTSD and the First Responder...

Greg Ellifritz has a great post up on career advice he'd give to new police officers:No one likes the smell of a decomposing body, but I’ve never vomited after seeing a decomposed corpse. I’ve never had any nightmares about all the death I’ve seen. I don’t have PTSD. Like many of you reading this, I simply did my job in the face of horrific crime scenes and never let what I did get to me. Or so I thought…It's worth reading in its entirety even if you aren't the po-po. The principle of not i...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Greg Ellifritz, Teh Intarw3bz, A walk on the slippery rocks


Wooden Ships, Iron Men, 'Splodey Shells

When we think of the tactics of the 18th Century running into the harsh reality of 19th Century industrial technology, we usually think of Union troops assaulting into the massed rifle fire of entrenched Confederates or Mahdists falling in windrows to British Maxim guns. One example of this collision that's less well known is the Battle of Sinop, a naval engagement in the opening stages of what was to become called The Crimean War. An expanding and industrializing Russia had been bumping up...
Tags: Games, Guns, France, Virginia, Russia, US, History, Danube, Austria, Britain, Ships, Black Sea, Tam, Hampton Roads, Caucasus, Prussia


"This is my safety, sir!"

Because it's never not time for these... Nothing makes me more nervous than someone who's convinced they're too safe to screw up. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Boomsticks, T'hee, Safety first - Accidents last, Memeishness


Mystery planes...

Scoping out the Sukhoi factory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, I was puzzled by the small planes with broad, swept wings and what appeared to be high engines. I couldn't figure out what they were, so I googled around and found the answer: A neat little Beriev amphibian, the Be-103. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Planes, Tam, Komsomolsk, Amur, Wikiwander


De-hoardering...

Going through a corner of the living room I ran across my first nice camera bag, a Lowepro messenger that's a sort of Domke knockoff, and it's apparently so old it's been discontinued. Camera bags are sort of like holsters, in my experience, in that you can go through a few trying to find The One™ and, once found, you stick with The One™ for quite some time. Meanwhile some corner of the house becomes a graveyard of previous experiments. The One™...at least for me. Your The One™may d...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Domke, Lowepro, Gear Ho, Pickcher Takin


Tribal Signaling

Oh, for heaven's sake, either cover your germholes in enclosed public spaces or don't, fellow Broad Riparians. There's no mandate in Marion County anymore and hasn't been for months if you're vaccinated or a liar, and I think Fresh Market is the only place I go regularly that still has signs up, although nobody's enforcing them and only half anybody pays them any mind*.  But walking around a grocery store or restaurant performatively protecting the world from your chin germs in an apparent eff...
Tags: Guns, Trump, Tam, Marion County, Life In The Monkey House, Spitting In The Wind, Idjits, Snark, Roberts Camera


The funniest Mel Brooks movie...

...that isn't Young Frankenstein: [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Mel Brooks, Tam, T'hee, Bread And Circuses, Vidjo


Stowaway?

Apparently a dude was discovered as a stowaway on an American Airlines flight from Guatemala City to Miami. According to FlightAware, AA1182 is a thousand mile daily run, a roughly two and a half hour flight at 37,000 feet with a 737-800. The news says dude was in a main gear well, but how do you do that without dying of hypoxia? According to an FAA report (PDF) from the 1990s, it's a fifty-fifty gamble at best. I get claustrophobic in an aisle seat, so gear well steerage is right out as ...
Tags: News, Guns, Planes, Miami, Bad Ideas, Faa, American Airlines, Tam, Guatemala City, Seriously WTFingF


Gratuitous Gun Pr0n #208...

Back in the day, before all the budget autoloaders came from Turkey, they came from Spain, and this Star Ultrastar was one of the last of them. Next up at the other blog... . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Spain, Turkey, Tam, Boomsticks, Gratuitous Gun Pr0n, Star Ultrastar


Sea of Grass, Scourge of God

Doing some reading in the archives of a new-to-me history blog...To wit, in 1700, the dominant states spanning the breadth of Eurasia had ruling elites with roots in the steppe. Manchu China, Mughal India, Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Iran and even Tsarist Russia, were all dominated by aristocracies stamped by nomadic empires, whether because the ruling dynasties were from the steppe, like the Ottomans and Safavids, or because they integrated steppe nobility like the Russians and the Manchus. [Author...
Tags: Guns, Russia, History, Eurasia, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz


Crazy Friday

I'm not a fan of the concept of Black Friday under the best of circumstances. Packed in like cattle at the break of dawn with people ready to get in fist fights over This Year's Popular Toy sounds like the opposite of fun to me. This year? You'd need a screw loose to willingly thrust yourself into the scrum. Between the 'Rona and all the spun up, stressed out, overwrought reaction to it...and the spun up, stressed out, overwrought reactions to the reactions...you can definitely count me out of...
Tags: Amazon, Guns, Logitech, Tam, Tacticool, Rona, Boomsticks, Gear Ho, Pickcher Takin, Blatant Capitalism


Turducken

Here's what it looked like when Bobbi brought it in from the grill and lifted the lid off the pan: The turducken (w/sausage stuffing!) itself was lifted out of its savory nest and sliced up: Piled on a plate with veggies, mashed potatoes, and the whole thing slathered in bacon-mushroom gravy and waiting to be garnished with a healthy scoop of assorted mushrooms: The photos don't do it justice. I just grabbed the D7000 & 16-80mm f/2.8-4E and tried to snap a few shots at ISO800 by av...
Tags: Guns, Netflix, YUM, Tam, Good Times, Bobbi, Dead Meat, Pickcher Takin


Wow.

Imagine listening to Lin Wood for more than a minute or two and thinking "Yeah, this guy seems to have his shit in a tidy sack. I should totally listen to what he has to say." https://t.co/STirBj5IyT— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) November 26, 2021 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Snark, Mockery, Lin Wood


"X" Marks the Unfortunate Spot

Chris Arnade has documented his most recent walk, across Albany, NY...Albany is no different, but here the poverty and wealth are juxtaposed against a downtown filled with politicians, bureaucrats, and lobbyists who claim to care about the very inequality they are surrounded by, making it a physical metaphor for the failures of our political class.One thing I've noticed in his posts are the abandoned-looking buildings with the square placards on them, the ones in Albany have a white X on a red b...
Tags: Politics, Guns, US, Albany, Tam, Chris Arnade, Teh Intarw3bz, Safety first - Accidents last, Vidjo, Albany NY Albany


That time of year again...

Happy Thanksgiving to those of y'all still reading blogs. May it be a holiday free from strife and full of calories, spent with the people who matter most to you. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Blog Stuff, Tam


Tab Clearing...

The wildest bank robbery story you will ever read.There's money in grifting conspiritard morons. Just ask this guy. Anyone gullible enough to buy these false flag tales is basically asking for it.The Other Side of Bothesidesism. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, Conspiranoia


Terraforming

It turns out that a large number of crannogs, manmade islands in Scottish lochs made by basically piling rocks in the water until you have stacked enough of them atop the pile to stick up out of the lake, date back further than expected. Given that doing amazing things with big rocks was something of a national pastime in Neolithic Britain, this is less surprising to me than it probably should be. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Science, Guns, History, Tam, Neolithic Britain


Automotif CCLXVII...

Out walkabout yesterday afternoon, and I spied this Eighties (or very late Seventies) Porsche 911 in an intriguing color. Here's the problem: The sun was low in the sky and I had an original 2003-vintage Canon EOS Rebel with the 18-55mm kit lens and no lens hood, preparing to do a report on it for the other other blog. On the same side of the street, the car was harshly backlit from any angle where it wasn't obscured by that tree or the trashcan, plus the sun was causing horrible veiling gla...
Tags: Guns, Tam, Canon EOS Rebel, Automotif, Pickcher Takin


Flash Rob

This is the kind of situation you just don't want to be in the middle of.Some of the biggest names in high fashion are losing thousands — sometimes tens of thousands — of dollars to a team of thieves that is storming into their stores to steal purses and handbags from display shelves, according to [Chicago Police Department] reports. The raids have been happening during afternoon hours along the Mag Mile and Rush Street corridors. This isn't anything spontaneous, either, like a few acquaintance...
Tags: Amazon, News, Guns, Rob, Tam, Chicago Police Department, Connors, Misanthropy, Life In The Monkey House


"We meet again, Mr. Berenstain..."

[Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, SF, Tam, Flicks, Berenstain, My G-g-g-generation, Memeishness


Ancient Titans

Have you ever looked at a colossal piece of ancient construction and asked yourself how primitive humans had the technology to make such an amazing edifice? No, I don't mean the Great Pyramid or Stonehenge, I mean the Hamilton County courthouse in Noblesville, Indiana. The internet is a powerful tool for letting credulous morons gather together in groups and heterodyne. One of these groups is made up of people who think there was an ancient civilization that dotted the landscape with thes...
Tags: Guns, Iowa, Reddit, North America, Tam, Hamilton County, Noblesville Indiana, Teh Intarw3bz, Idjits, Mockery, Conspiranoia


Automotif CCLXVI...

This is an interesting beastie that prowls our neighborhood. It's been featured here before, some five years ago. The hood's off a '74 Le Mans Sport GT and the Endura nose is off a '74 Grand Am... The fender and decklid badges say Grand Le Mans, and the roofline, taillights, and rear bumper agree that it's a '76-'77 Grand Le Mans, but a "6.5 Litre" badge from a Grand Am has been added. I'd drive it. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Endura, Zoom zoom, Automotif