Saturday, July 16, 2011

In the Weeds

I've been falling down on the blog this week and I really am far behind on blade posts. So here are so quick and dirty (heh) pics taken before yard work  commenced.


Two things I clean less than my guns.



This is one of my first (good) knives. A Cold Steel LTC (Light Terrain Chopper) Factory Second.  Note it is NOT a machete, IIRC it is Carbon V steel.  You really don't want to know how many times it has been smacked into the stone foundation of the house, for what must be almost 20 years.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Why We Win: on the Travel Channel

Take a famous New York Chef, give him a hit TV show on the Travel Channel, send him and his crew out to the Ozarks, and what happens?

He gets all gun nutty.

First he cleans a squirrel and eats squirrel pot pie and some bow hunt venison.  Then he goes gigging for fish, which turns out to be more dangerous than hunting.  Then there is an unsuccessful raccoon hunt. Duck hunting and duck cooking. And finally, just because that is not enough, some tin cans get shot to end the show.

Part one, Part two, and Part three starts with the duck hunting.




And this is no fluke.  Guns are fairly common on the show. For example
Anthony Bourdain has rode along on a seal hunt and shot full-autos with Ted Nugent

And there are other shows out there that put guns in front of several million eyeballs. Mythbusters being one of the best. As well as Pawn Stars, American Pickers and Auction Hunters (a show I just discovered). Hell even Top Gear on the BBC tried some skeet shooting.

Throw in shows like Top Shot and Sons of Guns and the TV guide must make Sarah Brady a very sad lonely Panda.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Black (out) Sunday

Power out for about 2 hours.

One neighbor thinks it was a planned rolling blackout. Said the city had stop signs up at major intersections as if they knew it was coming.  If that is true I hope it was for some planned maintenance and not some penny pinching scheme.

At least I was somewhat prepared as my latest obsession is battery powered fans.   


Black Sunday