Tuesday, December 31, 2019

SAAB 37 Viggen

Kangaroos mixing it up

Kangaroo fighting skills from r/interestingasfuck

I thought he was going to crash, but as a descendant of Vikings (looks like the Swedish flag on the boat), I suppose it should be no surprise he can sail his modern longboat like a boss.

Nice piece of parking from r/interestingasfuck


They are watching

Liquid Movement

Fire and Torque

Little Backbone Creek natural waterslide near Redding. Looks like I'll need to pay a visit this coming summer.

Thanks, Brig!

Freckles are good

Did something important just fall off?

Midnight in El Paso

Had Hillary been elected we'd be seeing one of these somewhere.


This is from 2004 - from before Greta Thunberg was born.

Climate change over the next 20 years could result in a global catastrophe costing millions of lives in wars and natural disasters..
A secret report, suppressed by US defence chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world.
The document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents.
'Disruption and conflict will be endemic features of life,' concludes the Pentagon analysis. 'Once again, warfare would define human life.'
The findings will prove humiliating to the Bush administration, which has repeatedly denied that climate change even exists. Experts said that they will also make unsettling reading for a President who has insisted national defence is a priority.
Anonymous sources, hysterical, apocalyptic predictions of doom -- so what's changed?
Nothing, not even time and shamelessness can slake the thirst of the elites for power. 
We can never give in to these pearl clutching Chicken Littles.  It's just astounding to me that people can be fooled by such transparent lies, but they are.

Another great article on the subject.



Great Image

Dogs, gotta love 'em

Found these for sale on Etsy the other day

They fit a Ruger Bisley.  Well, about the first revolver I ever bought is a Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt.

I still have it, and I've hoofed into some unusual placed carrying it over the years.

Usually for protection against two legged varmints, but I've only had to unholster it once.  I was down in a lonely, deep canyon prospecting a likely spot, and there came to my ears the sound of something coming down the gulch behind me that seemed large and heavy.  In addition, it seems to be coming fast, as if chased.  I imagined a deer followed by a mountain lion.

I ended up climbing up the side of the gulch to get out of the way, and pulled that old wheel gun out just in case.

Whatever it was smelled me just before making an appearance and stopped, then went back up the canyon.  It was probably a raccoon or an opossum.  

It is surprisingly accurate if you hold steady and slowly squeeze off a shot.  Another time a buddy and I were standing on the Ward's Ferry Bridge, which is, shall we say, way back in there, and high above the Tuolumne River.  There happened to be something floating down the river that was white, and we both unholstered and took shots at it.  My then not so old Ruger plugged that slowly moving object first shot, impressing us both.

So, I'm going to upgrade the grips with these.  Some new clothes for an old friend.

Cabin Porn

That'd be a great place to watch a storm blow in

Fact: Bacon tastes better cooked on a tailgate.

Your morning friendly face

Spread them around the house

Somebody forgot to put on their pants

Americans are a different breed.

If you go outside at night, look up and see something like this - turn around and go back to bed.

Coffee = The Force for mortals.

CBS News apologizes for mixing up Elijah Cummings and John Lewis on air

Remember that they are your betters.

The network showed a photo of late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died in October at 68, when referring to Georgia Democrat John Lewis.

Both Dems, both bald headed, both angry progressive activists - nothing at all alike.

Ok, News Hacks, let's get this straight:

John Lewis, not dead yet

Elijah Cummings, RIP

Naw, they look nothing alike!

Commentary from the peanut gallery was brutal.

"Can’t believe CBS News is showing a picture of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings w/ Congressman John Lewis’ name as they talk about Rep. Lewis’ recent announcement. Get it right!” wrote @StephonFerguson.
Added WSB-TV photographer Brandon Bryant: “People! Representative #JohnLewis Lewis and the late Representative #ElijahCummings are TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE!”
“I just seen a MAJOR network have the wrong picture of John Lewis on air! That was inexcusable not to research who is who. #DiversityInTheNewsroom,” Bryant tweeted.
“I know you all think Negroes like alike @CBSNews @NorahODonnell but this is Rep. Elijah Cummings…,” tweeted @coachjimeljones.
Added @Simoneap: “Please do better!! You should know this!!”
Yes, they should know this, but don't.  Amazing.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Pup is confused


A rare Irrawaddy Dolphin, only 92 are estimated to still exist. These dolphins have a bulging forehead, short beak, and 12-19 teeth on each side of both jaws.

Elephant Toothpaste science experiment from r/interestingasfuck

Snow clogs then dams up a stream

Watch for the shockwave as the projectile passes the rectangular metal sheet in the middle.

Shockwaves from a projectile during a ExoMars aerodynamics test. from r/interestingasfuck

Barn Treasure

Solid Steel

Nice Jeep

A little too intense, perhaps.

Interesting Idea

Henderson Four Cylinder

Don't know if this is true, but it should be. Boromir is one tough dude.

Putting the pieces together

Dodge Madness

Impossible! Or is it?

It’s physics from r/nextfuckinglevel

Mondays, they're like that

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Post Christmas Quiet On A Rainy Night

Mike Tyson quote: "I ain't the same person I was when I bit that guy's ear off."

Mike Tyson in his prime was a different breed from r/nextfuckinglevel

Shave of the Day

The Chinese Aircraft Carrier Liaoning

Given the trouble the Russians have been having with their Admiral Kuznetsov, I'll bet they wish they hadn't sold this to the Red Chinese.  At least they can overhaul it and keep it running.

Leftists confused, can't understand it, it's surreal

"In polls, support for the president among veterans far outpaces that among Americans at large. Whenever Trump visits the troops, military leaders struggle to rein in the display of unauthorized MAGA paraphernalia. One former US Central Command planner described the support for Trump among much of the military as ‘downright cult-like’".
This makes me feel like things are going right.  There should be enthusiasm for the civilian commander in chief, right?
The author of this is named Gil Barndollar.  Gotta be a made up name.  
I want a made up name too.  How about C.W. "Rusty" Ironhead?  Or C.W. "Lack Of" Horsecents?  Gotta get that catchy nickname in there.
Listen to what this Barndollar says next.
"Matters have sprinted downhill since Trump took office. It would take a full volume of this journal to catalog his offenses against American civil-military norms; a few recent examples must suffice. In November alone, the president ordered the pardon of two servicemen convicted of, or awaiting trial for, crimes committed in combat. He intervened when the Navy attempted to take special-operations status from another convicted criminal, SEAL Eddie Gallagher, and lost his secretary of the Navy, Richard V. Spencer, in the process."
If Gil doesn't get why all that would be popular, he shouldn't be writing articles about military moral.

The Annie Maunder Astrographic Telescope The Royal Observatory, Greenwich, England

Ooooh!  I want one!  Especially now that  red giant star Betelgeuse is throbbing on and off, and may blow (this behavior is perfectly normal, but you wouldn't know it from the clickbait articles).

Well done

Some airplane action

Skynet conquers another sport

Machine is bowling from r/nextfuckinglevel

Thoughtful freckles are good