Monday, February 28, 2011

Libyans!

Because I can't seem to come up with any of the stuff that qualifies as the chewy, caramel, center of this blog, and it's been over a week since I posted any music, here's some fluff that I found posted over at Theo Spark that I thought was somewhat topical with recent events and whatnot.



Lets all hope Gaddafi burns...and that whatever establishment replaces him doesn't want to do the same to everyone else.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Speaking of lead delivery...

I had the nice opportunity to shoot a couple of guns I've wanted to for some time now.  I was hopping down to the neighborhood Impact Guns, and managed to get my hands on a Tangfolio 10mm:
I was incredibly impressed with the accuracy, crisp trigger, and wonderfully ergonomic grip.  It had some very fine target sights that you had to take your time with, but I wasn't really in any kind of rush.
Then, I got my greasy paws on a USP Compact in .40 Short & Weak
Both are very nice guns, but after some extended playtime, I noticed one thing I didn't like about the USP.  It has a polymer trigger, which wouldn't bother me if it hadn't felt like it slightly bended under pressure.  I suppose it's possible that it's just an oddly shaped trigger, but I swear that it was bending as I squeezed it.  Not a fan of triggers that aren't perfectly solid. 

Then I ended the day by blowing off some .45 from the Glock 36.  A pretty good day, but my performance in shot placement and consistency wasn't anything to be proud of.  At least not my two handed shooting, anyways.  For some inexplicable reason, I shot better with one hand than with two, and that never happens to me.  Weird.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Most epic forum thread ever!

Of the craziest lead delivery systems ever.  I've heard of Tromix before, and had seen samplings of their crazy ideas, but this thread really showcases the full range of boomsticks.  Link here (J/K).  Gun thread here.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Ladies...

Yep.  That's right. another game post.  Just saw the new trailer for The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim.  If you're as nerdy as I am, you'll watch.  Yes, do my bidding...watch it, you simpletons!  Bwhahahaha!!!!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oxymoronic Gaming

Rant time.  Well, I'll just say, that being an overweight, single, white guy with glasses, in his 20's, it's a given that I'd be pretty big into PC games.  Dare I say, I'm a gamer.

Now, what puzzles me, is that I've had numerous conversations with other people that are like-minded, but a lot of them seem to share one interesting caveat.   A lot of people I have talked to don't seem to like open-world games!  What in the heck?  How could someone not like the idea of a virtual world to play in, unless it has stiff train tracks to ride along?  Doesn't that defeat the point of the very evolution of video games in general?  I just don't understand at all how someone cannot enjoy just being plopped into a living, breathing, completely open world, and have complete freedom in a game.  Do they need to have someone holding their hand all day?  I wanted to know why this is...

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Reflections of recent outings

I like my brothers.  It's always fun to do stuff like this with 'em.  On a related note, I also love P-38's.  It always cool to hang around with 'em...

Monday, February 21, 2011

I am Locutus of gentetic payload #2

Well, the visit from the family was awesome.  Had a load of fun, they also brought a bunch of junk I left down there, and to top it off, I convinced them to name the new dog "Breda" (double entendre!).  Now I just gotta figure out what the heck I'm gonna do with all the 25-06 and .300 win mag I got laying around here.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Silent Running

Having the family collective visit for the weekend, so blogging may be light for a while...here's some music to keep you company.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

barely failing

So, some months ago there was some buzz about the South Koreans developing an automated gun turret that will assess and engage targets all on its own, that they made to patrol the 38th parallel.  The news this week, is that they are actually going to make them operational, installing them along the DMZ.


As cool as the thought of completely autonomous turrets are, I think it's a pretty stupid idea to actually use them there.  Here's why:  These turrets only have a limited ability to identify threats without human involvement, so what if these things end up blowing away a North Korean that is attempting to defect?  Not only that, but what good are these things gonna be if crap actually hits the fan?  The Norks have enough artillery massed within range of that border, that it'll make Hiroshima look like a bad fart, so why bother?  last but not least, their relationship with each other ain't even crappy at best, so why try to provoke each other by slapping thousands of erector-set guns across the border?

So, South Korea, not to say that the leadership of the Norks isn't worth smearing across the pavement, but for heaven's sake at least try to make it look like you thought this crap through.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

My train of thought

Just derailed into an embankment.  I swear I had something good to post, but I totally just forgot it.  So, in leiu of actual content from me, here's a new product that was recently announced that will revolutionize the way we think of Saiga picatinny rail systems.


The Titan quad rail from Chaos US.  Click on the pic to check it out.

Monday, February 14, 2011

More ramblings

Was having a conversation with a coworker about guns, and he misinterpreted me in thinking I didn't like shotguns.  I said to him, "no, I really like shotguns, they are very versatile firearms, but on the best of days you are only going to be effective out to about 150 yards or so (with slugs), I believe in having a 3 gun approach to everything."

He asked what I mean, and I reply, "well a pistol is only good for having something you can fight with until you can get to a real gun, and as much as I like my shotgun, you never know when someone is going to piss you off from 1000 yards away. So for that, I prefer a long ranged hole-puncher."

Just sayin', ticket punching isn't always a short range business.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A first time for some things

Well, I have voiced what I thought of American TV on here before.  I especially hate the very notion of 'reality TV'.  If I wanted to watch a bunch of people gossip, having tantrums, being slutty, and backstabbing, I'd go to my high school reunion.

So imagine my surprise when I check out Sons of Guns, and come to find that I really like it!  Unlike most other reality shows, this one has an emphasis on the quirkiness of the people and the jobs at hand rather than pointless drama.  That, and the stuff they do is better than straight up gun porn.  Integrally suppressed AKs, restoring old flamethrowers, making master keys out of Saigas, and building a class 3 M2HB out of a semi-auto kit.  But even if you aint that into guns, it can be pretty interesting just for it's educational value.  So, yeah, go give it a look-see.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

The best quote ever

Was hanging with a friend last night, and he brought up the topic of a girl we know.  I was beginning to wonder why, when he said, "yeah, I'd pin four pips onto her collar."
Despite the fact that this is the nerdiest thing I have heard in years, I laughed so hard I'm surprised I didn't puke.  Just in case you don't get it, here's what he's talking about:

Which is the rank insignia for an admiral in Star Trek.  More specifically, I'm sure he's making a connection regarding the fact that he totally admires Admiral Alynna Nechayev:
Yeah, I know some funny people.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Unscheduled Medication

I have some really cool friends.  I just got a call inviting me to go shooting again!  Time to go hurl small chunks of lead at supersonic velocities through some paper.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

The things you know

Was having a conversation with my mom the other day, and apparently she had no idea who Micheal Moore is.  On the other hand, it's sad to even know that that waste of space even exists, so I guess that is probably a good thing.  But, for educational purposes, here you go anyways:

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I must be losing it!

Three posts in one day?  Yeah, I may have to get myself checked out or something.  I just wanted to showcase a gift I got back on my b-day.  It really is the perfect gift.  Combining my love of everything bacon with my acute nerdness and rabid Invader Zim fandom.  It's Bacon Soap!

Celebration!

Well, maybe celebrations would be a little premature, but I feel something amazingly good is lurking just beyond the rainbow and is about to attack once it gets darker.  On a related note, a few days ago, I found even more proof that there IS a God and that he DOES love us.  Because they sell this at Maverick now:

Thank you Lord.  I knew I could count on you to make those Mexicans do something to make my day better.

now, on another related note, I saw this website that is absolutely fascinating.  Everyone who knows me well will attest I have a discerning taste regarding non-alcoholic beverages, so this could be quite a handy reference for me.

Tumbleweed just drifted by

Yep.  Not much happening today.  So, here's some good music:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bad comparison

Well, it's tax time and that means you're gonna get bent over the hood of a car owned by that crazy and creepy uncle you used to think was cool when you were young.  I just hope I get my money back when 'Sam' is done with me this year.  That jerk.  Well, with any luck we can try to have an intervention come 2012.


Yeah, this guy really needs an intervention...

Monday, February 7, 2011

Slacker!

It's definitely bad if I don't post for a few days in a short amount of time, but is it bad that I don't answer my phone when certain people I like call me, because I know they actually have literally nothing to talk about?  Is it also bad that instead of blocking the numbers of people I don't like, I just assign them a silent ringer?  That way, they keep calling me, clinging on to the false hope that I wasn't near my phone, or that I was just busy.  Now, is it also bad that I sometimes tell some people that I'm busy in order to cut the call short, when I'm really just playing video games or watching a favorite show?  That, and how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?  The world may never know...

Sunday, February 6, 2011

This is how sexisim stays strong today.

Please fasten your safety belts, keep your tray in an upright position, and tuck your head between your knees, because the heater vents are in open position!

Okay.  Gotta make something perfectly clear here.  I have made a point out of not dating anyone for years.  Not only have I not met any women that interested me enough, but most girls in general get on my nerves after a very short amount of time.  So imagine my surprise when things get all f-ed up the first time I thought I met a girl that was worth it.

Here's the story so far.  I have been interested in a certain girl for some time now.  Through no conscious will of my own, I really fell hard for this girl the day I met her (a very rare event for me indeed).  We had flirted around with each other quite a bit, we talked to each other a lot, I was around her a lot, and I really enjoyed her company.  It had gotten to the the point that I genuinely wanted to improve myself as a human being just by knowing her.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Social Experiments

A coworker saw me outside of work today and called out to me.  It's pretty unusual for someone to know my name, and I nearly hit the deck out of sheer reflex.  Needless to say, she was pretty amused by my reaction.

See, not too many people know my name; I prefer that to be privileged information.  Not even most of the people at my church know my name, and I'm always around those people.  The only reason my coworkers know it, is because it's a little hard to hide from those guys.

I think this stems from the fact that I like to conduct my own little social experiments, but so much so that it becomes a habit.  For example, I was at a party not too long ago in which I didn't know many of the people there.  I thought it would be fun to meet people and get enthusiastically into as many of their conversations as possible, but without revealing my name.  There was one girl in particular that was chatting me up, and kept asking me intermittently through our conversation what my name was, but I managed to avoid or simply change the subject.  I enjoyed the fact that it bugged her whenever she had to say, "guy with the hat!," or "yo jacket dude!," or "hey you!"  Yeah, that's my kind of humor.

Anyways getting back to my day today, I thought I was having a pretty crappy one, until I saw a sight that is pretty rare at the airport.  It wasn't in a flyable condition, but I still hadn't seen one in person before, so I was still exited to see it.  Double extra super secret mega ultra bonus points to anyone who knows what it's name is without looking it up:

made of fail

Why is it that there are only a small handful of people I know that I interact with on a regular basis that aren't complete whiskey tango foxtrots?  This is the primary reason I don't get out more often. 

Oh, and on a related note, it happened again today.  Some jerk tried to set me up with their sister.  I think if someone does this again, I might just accept, so that I can completely offend the person to the point that it will never happen again.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

slow

Not much of a week for blog fodder.  guess it's time for more music. Here's a nice Tito Puente remix for ya.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hobbies I kind of have

One thing I love to do is poke around abandoned areas.  Visiting ghost towns, doing some urban exploration, or just checking out that closed gas station on the side of the interstate.  It could just be my morbid curiosity mixing with my love of history, but it's something that gets me intrigued.  The only problem is that I live in a place that doesn't have a lot of abandoned urban locales, and being low on cash all the time, I can't drive to many ghost towns lately.  Thank goodness for the internet!  Here's a few of my favorite websites that satisfy that little urge to see some structural decay.

http://www.opacity.us/ - centered around the photography aspect of urban exp.

http://www.infiltration.org/abandoned.html  - with an emphasis on places you aren't allowed to be...

http://www.lostamerica.com/ - another photographer's website

http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/index.html - Elena Filatova's website. Somewhat controversial history and legality of what she's got.
http://www.abandoned-britain.com/  - for those across the pond

So, happy hunting and enjoy the sights!