“Wear a gun to someone else's house, you're saying, 'I'll defend this home as if it were my own.' When your guests see you carry a weapon, you're telling them, 'I'll defend you as if you were my own family.' And anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: 'I don't trust you unless you're rendered harmless'!”
by L. Neil Smith


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i guess it is a good thing

I suppose one can conclude that we pro-rights activists have not encountered a viable, concerning threat to our cause in some time, given the time we apparently have to waste on the kind of pissant, internecine bullshit Barron documents here.  Lord knows we have nothing better to expend our effort on… 

Talk about “not helpful to anyone”… except, maybe, those who are working to deprive us of our rights. 

(And, yes, I know […]

shark? what shark?

While Christmas shopping recently, Better Half discovered that Amazon has a dedicated, actual, honest-to-God storefront named Zombie Apocalypse Supplies.

No, really:

This store has such categories as "Brain Protection" and "Duct Tape".

I might be at a loss for words.


who would give a 300-foot-tall battlebot to that ai?

I do not care how bad-ass your mecha are or how much the world’s continuing existence depends on someone using them to beat the everloving crap out of some oversize, extradimensional beings; if the assistant AI sounds like GlaDOS, I am NOT driving the bloody thing:

(Click through to see the video.)

And, yes, it really is Ellen McClain voicing the Jaegers’ control matrix; if there is not some joke about / […]

‘under new management’ indeed

Really, Coal Creek Armory?


Any gun shop owner in America with two neurons to rub together comprehends that females are one of the – if not the – fastest growing market segments in the firearm-owning community, and you go and decided it would be a fantastic idea to sponsor one of the "premier" exercises in objectifying women?

"Tone deaf" seems like a woefully underwhelming phrase to describe this particular notion of […]

the things we learn

Who knew that Michael Bonomo, more commonly known as "MikeB302000", hailed from Betelgeuse 5? By way of proof, I present you with this quote from And Another Thing…:

"And I myself," continued Ford in a voice so superior it would have caused single-cell life forms to accelerate their evolution so that they could use their fab new opposable thumbs to pick up a rock and beat him to death. "I myself base most of […]

it can never be un-heard

For me, "O Fortuna" is one of those songs that, no matter how many times I hear it, cannot help but to get my blood pumping and ratchet up my motivation level.

I think Evyl Robot just ruined it:

"Gooooopher tuna. Briiiiiing more tuna."


a product of the american school system

So Better Half and I were at Wal-Mart yesterday evening, and we just happened to be present when the management announced that all red-tag (clearance) items were an additional 50% off.  We had passed up a few things when shopping earlier, but decided to go ahead, circle back, and pick up those items, and then we headed for the cash registers. 

… Where we found out that Wal-Mart does not actually have the system […]


This is not going to happen again for a while.

one of these does not belong

(Click to embiggenate.) 

Hookay, then. 

someone had to say it

Sometimes I miss Florida. Other times, not so much.

(Image courtesy of NPR/AP, story courtesy of Miguel and Alan.)

seen at home depot

I have no words.

Also, phone picture upload fail. *sigh*

i almost want to try it

Just out of curiosity.


the doctor is out

The BATFE is weaselwording its way around forcing FFLs to sell firearms to known criminals and gun traffickers, our duly-elected representatives do not seem to give a flying squirrel’s left testicle about driving our country’s economy into the ground, the weather here is about bad enough I could cook dinner on my driveway, while I am not feeling too hot myself, I have a new cat house to assemble… In short, I just ain’t feelin’ […]

what the hell, cabela’s?

And just how much did your prices inflate to pay for printing and shipping that hardbound monstrosity?

offshore real estate

Did you know you can buy your own island? And not "you" in the "when you win the lottery" kind of way, but "you" as in the "if you had $55k laying around" kind of way.

Granted, I cannot say as though I know anyone who has that much money wasting away in some bank account without any plans for its use, but it sure is fun to dream.

Alternatively, there are some […]

coincidental coincidence

I had always wondered what the larger, aft-most cup holder in the Mustang center console/armrest area was for. 

Now I know. 

presented without comment

(Courtesy of Miguel.)

they have mutated

What caliber for Cthulhoid headcrabs?

things i never thought i would say

“Hyacinths Hydrangeas are very aggressive plants.”

I swear, every bloody time I mow, I have to take out twenty or so runners our bushes have sent off into the world to execute some grand take-over-the-universe scheme…