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We're living in a straight-to-video '90s SciFi flick.

*1990*SCIENTIST. “I can send men 30 years into the future! But—“GENERAL. *hits button**zot*CHRONONAUT. “Amidst pandemic & unending natural disasters, President Donald Trump, creator of Space Force, brings Middle East peace—“S. *gunshot*S. “see? they always come back insane”— David Hines (@hradzka) September 11, 2020   [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Middle East, Donald Trump, SF, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, David Hines, Space Force


 Kevin Creighton jumps back into the blogging game:Social media is addicting. Social media is a drug. And it was a drug that was taking over my life. So this is my methadone to social media’s heroin. I’m getting back into the blogging game. Look for my links and longer content and rants and snarky remarks to show up here, rather than on Facebook. I may write about politics here, I might not. I might write about music here, I might not. I probably won’t write that much about guns, though, as I ge...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Writing, Blog Stuff, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, A walk on the slippery rocks, Kevin Creighton


 When is a Ferrari not a Ferrari? Wait, that's not entirely correct... When is a Ferrari still mostly a Ferrari except not exactly the kind of Ferrari it's pretending to be?GTO's Revival cars are designed to be driven and used. They take the legal identity of what are normally basket-case Ferraris from the same period, most often 330s or 365s, and are then rebuilt with a new chassis, bodywork, and a fresh V-12 engine. In the case of the GT SWB, that means hand-formed aluminum bodywork, with the ...
Tags: Guns, Ferrari, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Zoom zoom, Rawr, Scagletti

Listen to Vimes

"...and don't be afraid to spend money on a good, long-lasting pair of boots."— Tamara K. (@TamSlick) September 8, 2020   [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Gear Ho, Vimes

I had no idea that Holden could read.

  Biting is Holden's love language, and one of his favorite methods of communication. Not hard, nor enough to break skin, but he has a surprising variety of bites for conveying info...more types of bites than words the apocryphal eskimos had for snow. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Cats, Guns, Holden, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Memeishness

Fun Gun Nerdery

 There's a fun post on rifle chamberings and modularity over at Counter Jockey Chronicles."The AR platform is pretty damn effective. And thanks to its modularity it can be tailored to any situation that arises.  But unfortunately, the DOD seems to think the pistol is where Joe and Jane should have modularity. And that's the dumbest damn thing done in the name of jointness since Robert Strange tried to make the F-111 a carrier based interceptor." [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Joe, Tam, Dod, Jane, Tacticool, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, AR stuff, Robert Strange

Unexpectedly Sage

Kitteh actually has good advice for shooting a slide-mounted MRDS... A lot of folks recommend using iron sights to learn how to find the dot, when actually doing that is holding the shooter back and slowing them down.With a slide mounted MRDS, it seems like people's biggest failure is trying to look at the dot, rather than looking at the target and sticking the gun between their face and what they're looking at.It's actually harder for people who've trained themselves for years to perform the c...
Tags: Cats, Guns, Tam, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Kitteh, Memeishness

Bats in the, Breakfast Nook

Our next door neighbor has pretty much decided that Bobbi is her preferred bat evictor, which occasionally makes for some good stories. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Bobbi, Teh Intarw3bz, Broad Ripple and Environs

Ignorance in the Era of Freakout Journalism

Steve Bannon, who's always whiffed of the grift, was actually arrested, along with several of his accused co-grifters, the other day on federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering.The feds claim that the accused have been using money that marks and rubes sent to their "Build the Wall" online crowdfunding campaign to build walls around heated swimming pools and four-Porsche garages, rather than along the border to keep out swarthy foreigners and terr'rists.Lou Dobbs flipped out over the me...
Tags: Motorola, Politics, Guns, Washington Post, US, America, Fbi, Fox, United States, US Postal Service, Porsche, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Tam, Michael Calderone

You may not like it, but this is what Peak 2020 looks like

thisisfine.jpg — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 21, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Tamara K

Paying Attention

Bobbi has a good post up regarding last night's politicking..."Over on Facebook, a couple of my true-red conservative and pure-gold LP friends have proclaimed, with a kind of outraged purity, that of course they weren't watching the Democrat convention! Why, you couldn't pay them to watch! That's one way. The problem with it is that if you don't keep an eye on 'em, politicians will rob you blind. Every four years, the two biggest parties go to the trouble of telling us (at least in part) just...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Guns, Qotd, Tam, Bobbi, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, Bread And Circuses

"I see you've been on social media..."

View this post on Instagram I see you and I'm not impressed. A post shared by Mark L (@growingupguns) on Aug 17, 2020 at 8:09am PDT I LOL'ed. Been seeing this behavior since the days of reading gun fora over dialup. On a forum, the best indicator of its future occurrence is a screen name with any variation of "wolf" in it. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Blog Stuff, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee

Level Heads...

MattG's post from a few weeks ago is worth re-reading. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz

I LOL'ed

Come on, man, a whole team of speechwriters to turn out fresh content and the White House hands a hostile media an easy layup like this?And it was funny. You LOL'ed, too. Admit it. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, White House, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Bread And Circuses, Vidjo

Virtual Sea Voyages

Yesterday morning's nautical web wanderings had me, at one point, looking at stuff about the MS Dana Gloria. I'd gone from Newcastle to Gothenburg on her back in the Eighties and was kind of taken aback to discover she'd been lost in a typhoon a few years ago. I guess the proper rituals weren't followed on one of the vessel's numerous re-namings?Anyway, doing a Google image search, I discovered that someone is selling 3D printed 1:1200 scale models of the ship. (I think I have a die cast one in ...
Tags: Google, Games, Guns, History, Newcastle, Ships, Gothenburg, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Geekery, Dana Gloria

This right here.

[Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee

Sidewheeler See Vee...

...only it's not listed in the Navy's historic rolls as a CV (the hull designation for a carrier) but rather as an IX ("Unclassified Miscellaneous Unit"*). I've mentioned the Navy's paddlewheel aircraft carriers before, conversions created by adding flight decks and island superstructures to passenger steamers. These emergency wartime conversions served to train aviators in carrier operations on the Great Lakes during World War Two.Most of the photos of these unique vessels I'd seen online are ...
Tags: Books, Guns, Navy, History, Buffalo, Great Lakes, Ships, Cleveland, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz

That's just, like, your opinion, man...

So the National Park Service says to not "push your slower friends down in attempts of saving yourself", to which I say "You're not the boss of me, Mister Park Ranger Man."(I will also note that "don't push your slower friends down" is pretty specific, and leaves an array of options like tripping or kneecapping still on the table.) . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Nature, National Park Service, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers

Your own personal museum.

Via a comment to a post at The Online Photographer comes a photo album of a gorgeous personal museum, centered around a stunning BMW motorcycle collection but featuring so much more.That's all at some dude's house. Notice the little sofas and loveseats scattered about? He can pour himself a pint or a couple fingers of bourbon and go contemplate that R75 sidecar rig in Afrika Korps livery or the 300SL Benz roadster in air-conditioned comfort.#LifeGoals. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Bikes, Tam, Neat-o, Teh Intarw3bz, Zoom zoom, Pickcher Takin


I mean I’m all for working out our mutual loathing performatively on social media like the serial public mastubators we are but if we could leave the long-suffering retail and service employees out of it I would be so happy.— DisappearingHat (@Popehat) August 8, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind

Ignorance or deliberate misinformation or simply convention?

A tale in two pictures:Sarah Hoyt at Instapundit types "AND OF COURSE THE MSM HERE WILL NEVER PUBLISH ANY OF THIS", which I found weird because I was pretty sure I saw it on both the local and national  network news yesterday evening... So I expended one mouse click and nineteen keystrokes and found the following: "Layers of editorial oversight", y'all. Remember that joke from the golden age of blogging? Good times."THE MSM WILL NEVER PUBLISH THIS" has become a formulaic partisan dogwhistle th...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Tam, MSM, Instapundit, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, Bread And Circuses, Sarah Hoyt

I did not know that...

...about John Mosby."Meanwhile, Mosby became active in the Republican Party and campaigned for Grant. He fought for reconciliation and tried to secure similar pardons for other Confederate veterans, but many of his ex-Confederate comrades weren’t interested—they saw him as a traitor.He received death threats, anti-reconstructionists burned his childhood home to the ground and there was at least one assassination attempt. Years later, he wrote to his friend and associate Ben Chapman that there wa...
Tags: Hong Kong, Texas, Guns, California, Washington, China, Virginia, History, Republican Party, Grant, Tam, Mosby, U S Consulate, Ben Chapman, Southern Pacific Railroad, Teh Intarw3bz

This is the most 2020 thing I've read yet.

What gun for one million radioactive communist cannibal ants? This was a Twilight Zone episode, right? — Kirk Freeman (@KirkFreemanLaw) August 3, 2020 ETA: And yes, the story itself dates to last year and is reporting on events that had occurred years before that. But that has just given the ants time to get closer. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Eek, Taxonomy of Modern Dangers, Kirk Freeman

...and not a single rest stop to get out and stretch.

Bob & Doug just did the equivalent of an 18-hour road trip in a minivan with the HVAC stuck on recirc. It must smell like feet and zoobreath in there."Christ, this thing reeks of Monster Zero and beef jerky!"#CrewDragon #SpaceXDragon #SplashDown — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) August 2, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Space, Guns, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, T'hee, Tamara K, Bob Doug

Using academia's tools on academia's house.

Prof. Yamane reviews the book Land, God and Guns: Settler Colonialism and Masculinity in the American Heartland, and finds parts of it to be even more problematic than the lack of an Oxford comma in the title. (Which I had to type twice and it still makes me itch to scan it.) . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Books, Politics, Guns, Oxford, Tam, American Heartland, Boomsticks, Life In The Monkey House, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, YAMANE

The more, the merrier...

From a reasonably even-handed (considering the source) CNN story on an increase in gun ownership among Latinos:"Even before the mass shooting, the number of hate crimes targeting Latino or Hispanic people increased in 2018 and the previous four years, according to data from the FBI's annual Hate Crime Statistics report.Tired of living in fear, some people like Martinez have opted to purchase firearms to feel a sense of security."The Second Amendment is for everybody. Self defense, and access to ...
Tags: Guns, Cnn, Fbi, Tam, Martinez, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz, Preparedness

O SHI...

Lucasfilm give this man one million dollars — Chela supports BLM (@akachela) July 31, 2020 [Bill and Ted] WHOAH! [/Bill and Ted]This definitely brings balance to the Force. . [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Ted, Bill, Lucasfilm, SF, Tam, Chela, Teh Intarw3bz, Bread And Circuses, Flicks

Wait, what?

Dear 2010 Me: In 2020, the phrase "demon semen" is going to be trending on Twitter, and it's because...well, you're probably going to want to sit down for this next part... — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) July 29, 2020 [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Tamara, Tam, Teh Intarw3bz, Seriously WTFingF

Linky bits...

In keeping with the Nineties autoloader theme over at The Arms Room this morning, here's related linkery for further reading..."The Lost Boys of the Wondernine Years" on the brief period in the sun enjoyed by the DAO autopistol. The conventional wisdom is presented in "Double-Action Semi-Auto Pistols Fall Out of Favor", inexplicably written for POLICE Magazine in 2013, which would be like an issue of Vogue in 2013 announcing that the grunge look was less fashionable. [Author: Tam]
Tags: Guns, Vogue, Tam, Linky, Boomsticks, Teh Intarw3bz

How many degrees of separation?

So I was sitting here checking my email, and there was one from Reddit with a list of new threads that some algorithm thought would catch my attention.One of those threads was announcing that Olivia de Havilland had just passed away at the ripe old age of 104. Curious to see what Ms. de Havilland's later life had been like, I decided to scope out her Wikipedia article.The only problem was that I had a bowl of Cape Cod Kettle Cooked Sweet & Spicy Jalapeno chips (tasty!) sitting where my keyboard ...
Tags: Guns, Wikipedia, History, Reddit, Arnold, Douglas, Tam, Schwarzenegger, Kirk Douglas, Scarlett, Olivia de Havilland, Teh Intarw3bz, Bread And Circuses, Flicks, Ms De Havilland, Wikiwander