Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Comments on the Special Election in New York

This is an old cartoon, but fits very well today!!  The election turned on the FuckingRepublicans' plan to kill Medicare and enough people realized they and their kids would get fucked by that plan!!

FuckingRepublican Jesus with their healthcare plan.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The New Trucks Need to go on a Diet

1948 Ford F-1
1971 Ford F-100

1979 Ford F-100
F-150 with older Ford on Trailer
The picture of the new pickup with the old pickup on the trailer shows how much they have grown over the years. Whenever I see a commercial for any of the new trucks on TV, I can't help but think how fucking bloated they have become. It's time they went on a diet. Maybe they would eat less if they were a little smaller. They have plumped up, the bodies are taller, and wider now. Being taller means it's harder to reach things in the box. The other year I saw an ad by Ford about how it had a step under the front side of the box that would swing out for you to step on and enable you to reach into the box easier. Now that's an idea that could be adapted to older trucks too.  Dodge has an idea that makes me ask "What the fuck took them so long???"  It's the toolboxes built into the top of the sides of the box.  

Another thing I don't care for in the ads is that all of the pickups are four door models. IMHO only a contractor needs a four door pickup to haul his minions around to the jobsite so they can do the work while he either sits on his ass and watches or goes elsewhere so his employees don't see him fucking off!!

America's Hurling Day is Coming

This is the FuckingRepublican plan for those on Medicare!!

This clip reminds me of the Dinosaurs TV show and the episode called "Hurling Day".  That's the day when old dinosaurs are hurled into the tar pits on their 72nd birthday.

Part 1 of the show.

Part 2.

Part 3.

This TV series was one that we enjoyed.  Then again we also liked "Fraggle Rock" and the "Muppet Show".

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Added Photo at Bottom of Blog

This is basically the same view as the picture(cropped) behind the header on my blog, only taken at a different time of the year UP on the Tundra.

A week from now I should be looking at this scene in person, only not quite so colorful as this picture was taken last fall when the leaves were changing color.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Rule by a Minority of a Minority

The old democratic principle of "the majority rules" has been replaced by "the minority whines and gets everything it wants."
Saw this in the Vent in the AJC.  Feel free to click on the link and nominate this for 'best of Vent'.  It was nice to see someone else is thinking the same way I am.  Altho, I take it a little further in that I think it's a minority of a minority that is controlling things in this country.  The FuckingRepublican Party is a minority, only between 20 to 30 percent will identify themselves as belonging to the party.  Within that party there are the so-called Religious Right and the TeaBaggers, both of which are minorities within that minority.  There may be some overlap between these two groups, but even combined they are a minority of that minority.  

There have been numerous instances of late where all that needs to be done to change policy is for some Bible-Banging group to whine about something and it gets changed.  Or we have the budget talks being held hostage by the TeaBaggers who think all we need to do to eliminate the deficit is to cut spending except for the things they like, like defense, Social Security, Medicare etc. etc.  Altho, some of them are more than willing to kill all social programs, but not defense or oil company subsidies.  Read an article recently that compared the FuckingRepublicans(my term not the article's) to Somali Pirates, except when the pirates get what they want, they let the hostages go, not so with the FuckingRepublicans!!!

When are those in the majority going to grow some spines and tell these vocal minorities to STFU already???

Leningrad Cowboys as Style Setters

Saw this at

50 Reasons Why The World Is Definitely Ending On Saturday

These shoes reminded me of the ones the Leningrad Cowboys wore.

Leningrad Cowboys

I guess the Leningrad Cowboys were ahead of the times.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

D vs R

This sums up the situation pretty well!!

Pasty(rhymes with nasty not hasty)

Looking forward to being able to go to the store and buy a pasty (rhymes with nasty not hasty as those are nipple coverings and usually not edible).  Anywho, in two weeks I'll be UP on the Tundra where pasties are available in abundance. 

For the past 35yrs if I wanted a pasty, I either had to buy one or make them myself because my first attempt at making pasties turned out better than The Old Lady's and she has refused to make them ever since!!  Talk about "No good deed goes unpunished!!"

Monday, May 16, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Buckhead is the "High Rent District" of Atlanta.

That's a way too big entrance for his integrity, hell it could easily slide in under the door with plenty of room to spare!!!

Big Gun BBQ

They must use it at other places because it's on a trailer, but the wheels are chained and locked together.

If you look close, there's a pile of wood at the back of the pistol grip.
The firebox is in the pistol grip and it is wood-fired.

The grill is in the cylinder of the gun and the smoke comes out the barrel.
Had a comment asking for more pictures of the BBQ gun.  Here are the other pictures I have of the BBQ.  These pictures were taken 3yrs ago.

Hope these pictures provide enough info to get an idea how to build one.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Below The Waves


I did a post using this picture before.  Thought this BBQ shaped like a revolver was unique, so posted the picture of it.
Had lunch here last Friday.  The service was good and quick.  I had the BBQ Brisket sandwich which was good and messy, had to eat it with a knife and fork, especially after I added the horseradish sauce.  The Old Lady had a pulled pork sandwich and said it was good.  Her only complaint was the coleslaw was a little watery.  My steak fries were good.

We have been saying for the almost 4yrs that we have lived here that we should try the place out and finally we did.  All in all, it was a decent place, but nothing to write home about.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Tango Finlandia

The previous video where John Oliver got pwned by the guy that was the "first line of defense against the Canadians" reminded me of this 60 Minutes piece from the early 90s where Morley Safer got pwned by the Finns.  They were so "Tongue in Cheek" that I'm surprised he didn't notice their cheeks bulging out!!(If a guy has been married for 20yrs or so and his wife is on her deathbed, he might say 'I love you' to make her feel better).

Whenever I watch something about Finland and/or Finns, I wish they would do subtitles so I'd know what they are talking about.  They mispronounce Finnish words and places so badly(most of the time they give it a Russian pronunciation, which is totally ass-backwards) that the only way I can know what they are talking about is if I see it spelled out.

John Oliver Meets the First Line of Defense Against the Canadians
John Oliver - Exactly Where I Need to Be
JokesJoke of the DayFunny Jokes

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Old Fashioned Whetstone

This shows the foot pedal I rigged up to turn the whetstone.

On this side is the crank to turn it if you can con someone into doing it!!
The other summer I dragged this old whetstone out of the weeds and made a new frame for it.  I have no idea how old it is, it's been around as long as I can remember.  The wooden frame has been replaced several times and this time I made it out of treated wood so it should last for a long time.  I have another stone like this in case this one wears out.  I still need to rig something up to wet the whetstone. 

We have a bunch of knives that need sharpening.  Also can use it to put the finishing touches on axes and other tools.

The LOL Cat Bible

H/T to Skippy the Bush Kangaroo for the link to the LOL Cat Bible.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Who Says Cheeseheads Don't Have A Sense Of Humor??

H/T to Crooks and Liars where I stole this picture.

Cell Towers

Cell phone tower disguised as a tree, there are even birds nesting in it!!
The irony here is that the cell tower disguised as a tree is in an industrial area.  There are various businesses in the area, Walgreens, Burger King etc.  Behind the tower is an office park and while there are apartment complexes within site of the tower, there are a lot of cell towers closer to apartments and condos that are naked towers.  Where the Walgreens is now there used to be a church and the tower was behind it.  That may explain why the tower got disguised, this is the buckle in the Bible Belt after   all.

Even More Truth

They showed the previous cartoon on C-SPAN this morning and when I went looking for it, I found this one too.

So True!!