Category Archives: fun & curios

today’s *clank*

For those of us in need of inspiration or humility, this here’s one impressive son of a gun with a unique résumé: World-famous Russian traveler [64-yo] Fedor Konyukhov has broken a world record, managing a nonstop solo balloon flight around the globe in just 11 days. He covered some 34,000km, at altitudes up to 10,000 [...]

Yeahhh, fire will do that

Commies and stupids and flames, oh my! Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention. … Among those arrested was Gregory “Joey” Johnson, whose torching of the flag at a GOP convention three decades ago led to the landmark 1989 U.S. Supreme [...]

I need some muscle over here

~ Calvary? ~____________ Title cultural ref

How. hot. is it?

In the spirit of mid-July perspective and in the interests of distracting ourselves from “things,” I give you today’s installment of “Hey, could be worse*…“ ~ vid ~ (What? C’mon, what’s funnier’n an iguana [Chuckwalla] galloping over to you and plopping himself down in the shade?) __________ Cultural ref 1 Cultural ref 2 * Nod [...]

stuff that’s hard to do (yeah, again)

Falcon 9 nails another first-stage return to landing ~ vid ~ (What? Nah, I never get tired of this stuff.) Changed the video Even better video ~ vid ~ Woo! This should be fun to watch!

Wellp, there’s dumb, and then there’s…

Lewis & Clark they ain’t (caution: spew alert) They left for what they thought would be an easy float down Muskegon River [MI] Tuesday afternoon – but ended up spending the night on the river bank, scared and yelling for help. The trio of young women were rescued 20 hours later after a fisherman eventually [...]

whiney little b*tch of the day

Meanwhile, at a #Life’sHardButIt’sHarderIfYou’reStupid protest in Atlanta… Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part (caution: spew alert) ~ vid ~ [insert description of gales, nay, paroxysms of laughter] ~ vid ~______ Found same jokes over ta’ JWF (GMTA)

Amexit? Brexit by force, anyway

Happy 240th, America! Raise a grilled hot dog, today, to the men who made this. Their names are at the bottom, if you read cursive. Stilton’s take Turn, a series well worth watching. Mike Rowe delivers.

Runup to the Fourth

Vet shoots down a bald eagle for ‘Merica ~ vid ~ Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to the range to exercise an AR-15 lifesaving device I built last week. Meanwhile… Interesting take on firearms tech and the 2ndA debate.

Happy Canada Day, y’all

Hooray for the red, white, and red (What? Well, bein’ half Canadian ex-pat with a bunch’a relatives still there, this duty kind’a falls on me.)