I may or may not be leaving the area dressed like Jimmy Buffett soon, I may or may not be smuggling anything in my luggage, I may or may not be coming back, I may or may not be bringing anything able to get on the internet, and you may or may not be getting any posts beyond what I may or may not have already scheduled.
You may or may not now make of that what you will.
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Just got an email from a friend with a link to an excellent, thought provoking essay written by one “Maj. L. Caudill USMC (Ret).”
It reminds me of one of my favorite sayings from everyone’s favorite president:
“The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity.”
Leave ‘em alone for five minutes and they’re either eating lefse, trying to reform the church, or, well…
see for yourself:
So we went out to the mall to get some travel supplies (you know, tiny things of toothpaste and deodorant), and I stopped in at Cabela’s for a new set of glasses floaters (in case they fall into a lagoon or something, you can find them before the manatees do) since my old pair always seems to disappear right before I need them. While there I bought a new nalgene bottle because it was in the Bargain Cave (all hail the Bargain Cave! Hail! Hail!). When we got home, the puppy had decided to jump up to the table and knock my old nalgene on the floor, where she had proceeded to chew the lid off. So I went to Amazon, and a new lid should be here Thursday, along with some reading material about the history of cocktails in America (Why? Why not?).
So, to sum up: The Future! A place not of hoverboards (two more years to prove me wrong) and aliens, but there is some pretty darn impressive two day shipping options, which can come in handy if you’re in a pinch to have two water bottles!
Well, I can’t say it’s much of a surprise, being as how I AM a geek. Been kind of interested in miniature wargaming for some time, and then Larry Correia started posting pictures of his figures, and one thing led to another, and I got together with one of my buddies and went halfsies on a 2-player starter set for Warmachine. That was probably in… August, maybe? Since then I’ve spent the equivalent of a high-quality AR build on paint and tiny toy steam-powered robots (or as Butch would say, Nerd-bots). Not a particularly cheap hobby.
The red guys are the “Khador” faction, sort of the Russian Imperialist/Commie aesthetic equivalent in the game story, and the khaki/OD green guys are the dwarven subfaction of mercenaries, that I really like the look of. Keeping in mind that the biggest one of them that I have is about 3 inches tall, I don’t think I’ve done a half-bad job at it:
So there you go, yet another way for me to waste my time and money (not like it’s doing any good sitting in a bank). Less practical than other hobbies, perhaps, but it scratches the artistic itch. Maybe I’ll post more pictures as things progress.
It really says something about the lovely, just lovely weather you’ve been having when your thermometer is now all the way up to 22 degrees, so you aren’t wearing a coat when you go outside, or running your heater in your truck on the way to work in the morning.
And that something really isn’t very nice.
“…I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.”
From What If’s “Interplanetary Cessna“
A fuzzy little monster who can’t sit still for a picture!
Michael Bane lays the smackdown on anyone who would think that the place we are at now will be won with facts, figures, and respect.
Treating the anti-rights cultists like rational people in a peaceful debate will only get you “compromise.”
This is a war, and if we mean to win it, we need to realize that.
I know there’s a full a capella version out there, but you’ll just have to suffer through the regular one.