A tweet from Ukraine shows a helicopter demonstrating what it means to fly “nap-of-the-earth” – over a highway, with vehicles. Click the image for a larger view. You’ll find a video clip of the incident in this tweet. I imagine that must have given a number of drivers a hair-raising experience . . .… Continue reading I’ve heard of “Nap-of-the-earth” flying, but “Nap-of-the-semi”???
I hesitate to put this image on my blog. If you like shotguns, you might want to cover your eyes and skip to the text below the image. Ready? If you’re so inclined, click the image for a larger view. That’s the “Impala Plus GP28A00CU Plus Urban 12GA. 3″ 28″ CT-5 Color Synthetic Shotgun“. … Continue reading AAAAAHHH! My eyes! My eyes!
It seems Canada and Denmark have ceased their good-natured “hostilities”. The prank war began after the countries convened to settle boundary disputes in the Nares Strait, a channel 35km (22 miles) wide of cold water separating Canada and Greenland, an autonomous territory of Denmark. In 1973 they struck a deal to create a border… Continue reading A high-spirited end to the “Whisky War”
I had to smile at this report. Million-dollar cars are nothing new nowadays. Whether we’re talking about state-of-the-art supercars or classic Ferraris and Aston Martins, paying seven-figure sums for automobiles is not as ridiculous as it used to be. But did you know that vintage agricultural equipment can also cost a fortune? You might… Continue reading Expensive wheels indeed!
I had an interesting exchange with a man who read my three-part article on the personal defensive rifle, and wanted me to address his specific situation. He has the following complications to deal with. He’s on a very limited budget – definitely below $500, and cheaper if possible. His state and city of residence… Continue reading A defensive long gun on a budget and under legal restrictions
I have to admit, I boggled when I saw this auction posted on MeWe (courtesy of novelist and friend Michael Z. Williamson). LOT #36RUSH: ALEX LIFESON “WHITEY” STAGE- AND STUDIO-PLAYED PHOTO- AND VIDEO-MATCHED 1976 GIBSON ES-355TD CUSTOM ELECTRIC GUITAR (WITH UK WORK PERMIT, ORIGINAL BACKSTAGE PASSES, BOOKS, AND BLU-RAYS) – WITH NFT CURRENT BID:… Continue reading Not a modern Stradivarius – but it’s sure priced like one!
As I mentioned on Wednesday, the work crew arrived yesterday and erected our new utility building in only a few hours. It’s not very large by metal building standards, but at 400 square feet it’s more than six times bigger than the old, dilapidated, owner-built shed that came with our house. Once it’s complete,… Continue reading Well, the shed’s up. Now the real fun starts.
In March Miss D. and I were finally paid a long-outstanding debt, which helped clear our credit cards and put some money in the bank. Rather than leave it there in our present high-inflation environment, we decided to use it to upgrade various aspects of our home that we’ve been wanting to do for… Continue reading Getting closer to the end of our construction and renovations
Last week I published a chart (courtesy of Virtual Mirage) showing variations on the theme of ye olde basic hot dog. It proved very popular, with lots of reader comments. Among them was one from Steve S., who recommended an eatery called Dirty Frank’s Hot Dog Palace. I took a look at their menu. … Continue reading More hot dog variations on a theme – oh, my . . . !
I’m kinda fed up with the world today, and all the bad, nasty, or just plain annoying things going on: so let’s examine something a little more palatable. I’m obliged to Larry Lambert for posting this chart on his blog some weeks ago. Click the image for a larger view. The Amsterdam, Brazil, Colombia,… Continue reading I can see I’ve got some tasting to do…