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a thousand blind monkeys could do better

This keychain tool kit that I forgot was still attached to my carabiner was deemed unacceptable for me to have on my person by the Nashville branch of the Thousands of Sexual Assaulters due to its 1.375" knife, and was therefore confiscated from me at the security checkpoint for the airport (sorry, Weer’d).

However, at both Nashville and SeaTac airports, this solid stainless steel pen (that could never hurt/kill anyone) was allowed through without [...]

the eugenical dreams of joan peterson

I do not read Joan Peterson‘s (aka "Japete") misnamed weblog "Common Gunsense", simply because the level of derangement that woman exhibits frankly frightens me, but the cost of that restraint on my part is that I miss out on a great deal of blogfodder, which, if this post is any indication, might be just as well for my blood pressure and opinion of humanity.

To cut straight to the chase, it would appear as [...]

well this is awkward

Last month, I wrote a post about how Better Half and I gave up on Top Shot, but continue to watch Sons of Guns for a variety of reasons mostly centering around drama, entertainment value, and genuineness.

This month, I have to admit they are starting to lose me, but not for the reasons you think.

In one episode, Will and his crew take a Mk19 40mm grenade launcher, slap a suppressor on [...]

zapping your rights, one foot at a time

Owing to Better Half’s feet being a bit larger than the apparent national average, we have started purchasing her footwear online when we cannot find them in physical stores – we do our best, of course, to figure out her size beforehand, and minimize the number of returns we will have to make to ensure a proper fit, but given that so many companies allow for free returns, things have gotten a lot easier. 

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a slight disparity

Sometimes, I really love the internet.

Last night in the shower, Better Half and I were discussing the new “gate rape” procedures instituted by the TSA (seemed appropriate at the time), and she asked if people going into maximum security prisons had to go through the same kinds of procedures we are currently “enjoying” at airports across the country. My response was that it was funny she should mention that:

Yesterday I had [...]