On October 3, 2021, political history was made after a Nascar race. Seldom has a sports reporter put her foot in her mouth quite so comprehensively . . . or so memorably! Peter
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!
Courtesy of Gerard Van der Leun, here’s a brief video from Red Bull that’s really lovely to watch. I suggest you do so in full screen mode. You can read here about how skier Valentin Delluc did it. He seems to have an amazing talent for such things. Here’s an earlier video, where he… Continue reading Low flight over snow, on skis, at night. Beautiful!
Via Reddit, here’s a video that’ll make you smile, if not laugh out loud. From the blurb: During a Taekwondo demo in Puerto Rico, Llaumigely a 3-year-old girl has to break a fine board with her foot. But the little girl does not understand what she has to do… She has a unique way… Continue reading So cute it’ll give you toothache – but funny, too
The BBC reports that the stones used in the sport of curling at the Winter Olympics come from a business founded in 1851, that’s been supplying them since 1924. Click any image for a larger view. Curling is back in the spotlight at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics – and all the stones used… Continue reading It’s nice to see an old Scottish tradition at the Winter Olympics
I’m not much of a football fan, at least not in America. I played English-style rugby, where the object is to play the ball. As far as I can tell, in American football the object is to fold, spindle and mutilate everyone on the field except the guy with the ball! Yeah, I know,… Continue reading Another last-minute “Hail Mary” pass seals another game
A couple of days ago I wrote about the use of a “Coaster”, an item of fishing gear, to make an ad-hoc throw lever for a telescopic sight’s power ring. A lot of readers seem to be looking into that, with much success. However, Tom G. wrote to describe an issue with his extended-eye-relief… Continue reading Follow-up on those scope power ring levers
I’m sure many readers interested in the shooting sports are familiar with the “throw lever” sometimes integrated into the power ring (i.e. the adjustment ring to vary the magnification) of telescopic sights. They look something like this example, sticking up from the power ring of a Swampfox Optics Arrowhead tactical scope. (Click any image… Continue reading A really useful accessory for rifle telescopic sights
The satirists at the Babylon Bee are outdoing themselves these days – hence the strident attempts by those with no sense of humor to shut them down, or censor them, or do anything at all to stop them making fun of the perennially anal-retentive. Remember the NFL’s recent sickening politically correct kowtowing to Pride… Continue reading The Babylon Bee hits another one out of the park
I had to laugh at this report from the BBC. Thousands of Scotland fans are in London ahead of their Euro 2020 match with England – but the skirl of the bagpipes has largely been drowned out by a 1970s disco classic. Videos of the Tartan Army belting out Yes Sir, I Can Boogie… Continue reading Disco as a Scottish football anthem??? Verily, the mind doth boggle…