Author Archives: DougM (a 20th-Century guy)

70-yo retired USAF LtColonel ’69-’92 (Satellite engineering, test, launch, & operations. Strategic planning.)
Living in south-central North Carolina.
Shootin’ and workin’ on my ’74 TR6, a little gunsmithing, firearms instructing, and entertaining myself posting here at SondraKistan.
Erstwhile single-handed live-aboard sailor/instructor/USCGMaster-50Tons, mounted foxhunter, world traveler, backpacker, book collector, photographer, USCCA corner worker, scuba diver, skier, bicycle tourist, and rescuer of maidens fair. Wise ass.
(What? Oh, right.)
…and pal to my invisible friend, here.

slow Sunday in the sleet

Yeah, it’s an old joke, but it’s a joy to us fans of the English language Really good puns like this should be used in public occasionally, so the whippernappers out there get some gull-dang quality dad-joke culture. Also, as long as I’m in this here virtual rockin’ chair… for those entertained by the “stuff [...]

It’s that time of year, again

And then… there are the nut cases Yeah, another new template. You’ve seen a couple of female-specific templates, so reckoned it was time to add a male-specific one. Yeah, Mister Woke, that’s me. UPDATE: DANGIT! I thought this principal was a male guy. Wasted this new template, buuut I’m sure some male guy will screw-up [...]

Today = SondraK + Pearl Harbor

(What? Well, it’s Missy’s site, so she gets priority)

frat boys come through

Word from the animal house_____ Story (Stanford frat’s experience) Historical ref (Garrison flag at Ft McHenry, War of 1812, Star Spangled Banner) Archives

The Fredo Delusion and the Reagan Observation

_____ Story (Hirono’s plaint) Historical ref (Reagan, quote corrected in cartoon) Cultural ref (Fredo’s “I’m smart”, The Godfather, Part-II) Previously, on KisP (see: update & Claire’s comment) Archives First one picked up by Pookie’s Toons

stuff that’s hard to do (if you give Nature a way in, she’ll find it)

Booster for Sale: some water damage Overview vid Stg-1,2 sep @ 2:45 Stg-1 re-entry burn @ 4:00 Stg-1 landing drama @ 4:45 Stg-2,Dragon spacecraft sep @ 6:30 Dragon solar-panel deployment @ 7:15 Water-landing vid with narration/explanation (shows the part cut-off in the vid above) Evidently, a hydraulic pump stalled, used to steer the grid fins [...]

couldn’t sleep…

…so you get a little fan-fiction comedy (What? Said they were original. Didn’t say they were good.) _____ Archives All four picked up by Pookie’s Toons Of course, I could be wrong

Careful, David…

…those who exploit the idealism of you true-believers actually want a militarized police. Difference between us is, you go to the gulags in the second wave. Einstein, that’s what you’re essentially advocating for — Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) December 4, 2018 _____ Story-1 (Hogg’s tweet) Story-2 (responses) Archives

today’s exercise in assessing correlation, causation, and coincidence

This joke’s so easy, it’s a wonder that Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez aren’t involved_____ Story-1 (Biden) Story-2 (Avenatti) Archives Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

I’m not dead yet

Some news items make me giggle and scratch my beard for the oldest applicable joke I can think of_____ Story Title cultural ref (Python’s Holy Grail, of course) Archives