Monday, March 18, 2019

Looks like the eastern Sierra in the background

Once abandoned and overtaken by wildlife, transformed Big Sur home hits market for $7.73M

The current owners saw potential, especially since the house had once undergone a full renovation by Mickey Muennig, a pioneer in California's organic architecture movement and the mastermind behind the design of Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn. (Legend goes Muennig camped on the site of the future inn before drawing up plans.)
They scooped it up and restored the property, giving careful attention to maintaining Meunnig's rustic aesthetic that blends in with the landscape. Now, as their work is moving them out of the country, they're selling 36296 Weston Ridge Rd. for $7.73 million.

With over 5,500 square feet, the main house displays incomparable views no matter which way you turn. Embracing natural elements with the use of organic materials, stunning wood beams play artistically with natural light and shadows, while the magical woodland grounds float seamlessly through the walls of windows, over the polished cement floors and steel frames.

It's got five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, all on ten acres.

Located ten miles south of Carmel, it's solidly in the politically lunatic coastal strip of California, meaning everyone is more or less, at best, a Socialist.  If you buy this place, eventually, the state will crush you with fees and taxes, especially as it gets more and more desperate to pay for all the obligations it has promised to the public entity unions.  With a place like this, you'll be both the enemy and the cash cow.  Weird.

Buy at your own risk.


Anytime is

Mondays, they're like that

Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Buffalo Hunt, Frederic Remington, 1890

Bushcraft Loadout


Freckles, they are good.


Two for one throw


Vote for Pedro.

Just spent some time on the Arkansas stones getting this Erik Anton Berg straight razor up to shaving speed.

Now it will effortlessly pop hairs off the back of my arm.  I'll be shaving with this for the first time later this week.  

I totally groove on the firm's logo, a shark, or as it's known in Scandinavia, the "Swedish Mackerel."

Great job of inlay, you Swedes.

Not a snowflake

Florence “Flores” LaDue (1883 - 1951)
undefeated World Champion Lady Fancy Roper
read:  Florence LaDue.

Nice and simple

Nosey, San Carlos Apache Scout - Randall - 1886

Hey, better see a doctor about that...

NASA’s Super Guppy Aircraft at the Redstone Arsenal Airfield in Huntsville, Alabama.

The LT sent me his three current favorite shaving brushes, aftershaves and soaps.

We're having a lot of fun with this shaving stuff.

Massachusetts has bears?

State police shut down a stretch of Route 2 in Templeton on Thursday morning while state environmental police tranquilized the mother bear and relocated her and her cubs to a safer location in a nearby state forest.

Route 2 is a four-lane highway in that area and was shut down for about 45 minutes.

State police tweeted that "everything went beary well" with the move.

Super handy to have. I'm getting one for the truck.

Saturday, March 16, 2019


Canadair CL-415 filling tanks with water

Motor Porn

No freckles - Just a happy smile

Cabin Porn - Norwegian edition

Going for that Darwin Award


Chief Nick-a-a-god (Green Leaf), White River Ute (Yampa), 1868

Kinda like Switzerland: Missouri lawmaker introduces bill that would require AR-15 ownership

I'd love to see something similar her in California.  It's power to the people, and away from the 
government, which is the direction it ought to always go.

Imagine the boost to the economy from gun/ammo/range bag sales.  Plus, it would put a
big crimp on crime.
In addition, McDaniel filed a bill that would require every person 21 years of age and older to own a handgun if they are legally able to. That bill, House Bill 1052, was introduced two days prior to House Bill 1108.
But alas, according to the Missouri House of Representatives website, neither bill is currently scheduled for a hearing or on a House calendar.

A lesson for Bernie and his millennial snowflake followers

Japanese scientists have awakened the cells of an extinct woolly mammoth as part of a long-term approach to resurrect that species.

Alright now, how do you "awaken" cells that aren't sleeping, but dead?

The truth comes out in the body of the article.

Researchers from Kindai University in Osaka extracted bone marrow and muscle tissue from a long-frozen beast and injected it into the ovaries of a mouse, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Scientific Reports.
The experiment revived the 28,000-year-old creature’s cells, triggering “signs of biological activity,” according to the researchers.
“[It’s] a significant step towards bringing mammoths back from the dead,” Kei Miyamoto, one of the study’s authors, told the Nikkei Asian Review.

The Japanese team introduced portions of the mammoth’s cell nuclei into the reproductive cells of mice and evaluated the result.
The [cell nuclei] structures were then injected into mouse oocytes – a cell in an ovary which can undergo genetic division to form an egg cell.
The team said following the procedure a “pronucleus-like structure budded from the injected … mammoth nucleus”.
They also found possible signs of repair to damaged mammoth DNA.
“These results indicate that a part of mammoth nuclei possesses the potential for nuclear reconstitution,” the scientists said…
While some evidence of biological processes were seen, the cell damage is too much for bringing the mammoth back to life.
“We have also learned that damage to cells was very profound. We are yet to see even cell divisions. I have to say we are very far from recreating a mammoth.”

Nevertheless, I commend the Japanese for their efforts to revive the mammoth.  They will no doubt soon be successful, just in time for the onset of the next Ice Age.  Big ruminants like the mammoth, passing in large herds across the snowy landscape, will provide food and other necessities to the surviving human tribes, of which I intend to be the chief.  Preparations continue.....

Stinky things just seem to gravitate to San Francisco

2 dead gray whales wash ashore in San Francisco Bay.

Good thing it's Winter and cool, or this would be worse.

Marine experts say two dead gray whales were found in the San Francisco Bay this week and that one of them died from severe malnutrition.
The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito said Thursday scientists were unable to determine a cause of death for the other whale.
A team conducted necropsies on the 1-year-old, 23-foot (7-meter)-long female whales Tuesday at Angel Island State Park.
The center says the number of gray whales entering the San Francisco Bay this year has been "abnormally high." It says the animals are also staying much longer.

Important information

The Ice Age Cometh

CW during the coming Ice Age dystopia, on the way to visit LL to drink whiskey and eat BBQ'ed mammoth.

Mosaic from the impluvium of the House of Gometric Mosaics, Pompeii Roman, 1st century AD

An artistic people well acquainted with the world of the sea

I use my cast iron Griswold skillet virtually every day.

That little red handle thing is slick.  I may need one or two.