Beer in a green bottle!
March 17, 2013
Categories: alcohol, Balls, Boobs, Booze, fucking genius . . Author: Pupster
Happy St. Patty’s Day
And, good morning, cool kids.
Now we’re talking! Morning Cyn et al!
MJ said he shart his pants in the last thread.
I may be misremembering that.
Good job MJ!
Congrats MJ. 5K seems like a lot.
Bar story: So Mrs. Pupster has taken an interest in occasionally going to a bar with me and having a drink, it’s kind of like date night. My goto drink lately has been vodka soda in a tall glass, I try to make the time last without getting hammered. Last night we were both enjoying just poured tall ones when the new bartender came in, current guy told her we were drinking vodka sodas and then left. She saw our tall glasses and assumed they were ice waters, so she makes us two short vodka sodas. 2 for 1 special.
I had two green beers after the race. At 8am.
Did Mrs MJ say you could?
Haha. Shut up.
Congrats on not dying, MJ.
I promise to shut up between the hours of 11 and 8-ish. When I’m bringing people food.
Bzzzzzt! Pupster, that’s not how that “$20″ thing works.
Carin, I’d like two eggs, over-easy; wheat toast; bacon, not crisp; corned beef hash; hashbrowns, crisp.
Oh, and a big glass of whole milk.
The Usual Suspects on AMC.
Thanks Cyn. So far I’ve not died everyday. Ill let you know when that changes.
You guys think that when Rosetta emailed me this he meant permanent or washable? http://is.gd/TrM0RK
I don’t serve breakfast, Jewstin.
Matter of fact, on Sundays it’s dinner all day long.
Permanent. I think ‘draw’ is code for ‘tattoo.’
You know, you guys are all congratulating MJ for his sub 24 min 5k, when he admitted he neither threw up, nor shartted his pants.
Obviously he didn’t give it his all.
I can’t believe you’re supporting his half-assed attempt.
I kinda felt bad for his presumably sore nipples and chaffed thighs.
*Stares at empty table.
*Licks dried up blob of maple syrup.
There was a lawyer. Kobayashi.
Oh dear god, that was awful, Jimbro! Haha!
Leprechaun: In Da Hood. The kids turned me onto that steaming pile of dung
I hope you sent them to bed without supper after that. How did that shit even make it to DVD?! I’m still laughing at how bad that was.
Tell me again how many kids you have that you know of, Jim?
2 kids, my fiancee’s. 9 and 14. They are totally different: the older is into videogames and puts in more effort to evade work than actually working and the younger guy is polite, responsible and loves being outdoors.
9 is a great age; 14 not so much.
Actually, mine are both pretty good at 12 and almost 15. The weekly beatings shall continue.
Ya know, if you two have a date set, we Hostages are pretty good at helping with the wedding plans.
We go back and forth on living in sin vs tying the knot. We’ve both been down the marriage path before….
How long have you been living in sin?
We have to pressure cook something today.
Speaking of achieving domestic bliss, I need to help herself with the dirty kitchen and putting on the corned beef slab.
Good job MJ btw. Impressive time.
4 years Jewstin
4 years? Skip the wedding. Go to the honeymoon. Spend your marriage pennies on a trip to the Bahamas.
Well, they can still get married, just skip the wedding. Second weddings can seem a little tacky, since you already have everything and don’t really need a crowd of folks giving you pfaltzgraff and money to get you started in life.
A small ceremony with a JP and take your immediate family out to a nice dinner, done. Most people will be pleased with you. But if any friends or extended family bitch about being left out, have them over your place for a BBQ this Summer.
The important thing is, you’re married, your family feels special, and everybody else is off your tits.
MJ, you should really rethink your modes of transportation. My car does 5km in about 3 minutes.
Jimbro, I don’t want to comment on your specific situation, but the marriage related laws in US are stacked against men. I don’t see why men would ever have any motivation to get married.
As a corollary, women have absolutely no incentive to stick with a man once they are married and have a legal claim to his money.
Morning all you cool people, and you too, Tushar
(Totally not going to comment on marriage)
Vmax’s nephew is going to strike it big if he doesn’t get killed first.
Some of his youtube stuff has over a million hits.
And I see AoSHQ has an ad for engagement rings up
She’s got the rock. It’s the nuptials that are lacking. A pre-nup is in the plans.
I agree with laura. JP/minister should be okay with close family and a big outdoor party (lobster bake?) for everyone later.
He is making good money off it Scott for not doing much.
He will have another million when he releases his arrest video. All charges were dropped when the judge saw it.
Top o’ the ramen to you all.
My girlfriend did a catered steak & lobstah bake at home for her wedding and it rawked.
Sean, thanks for introducing me to weaphone.
Now, whenever I actually manage to get my hands on real stuff, I would have atleast some knowledge instead of beibg a complete idiot. I think I understand the basics of 1911, AR15 and AK47 now.
It’s fun, isn’t it, Tushar? Plus, if you’re a felon…perfectly legal to possess that.
For copyright/whatever reason, they have renamed all the guns. I could identify the 1911, AR and AK. I think the one with a 200 round magazine is a M249 SAW. But I am not sure.
I am not a felon. But my avatar might be.
He released it Vmax. I saw him on twitter.
“My girlfriend did a catered steak & lobstah bake at home for her wedding and it rawked.”
Casual dress was required. Best wedding ever!
*gives husband a shitty look*
Uh oh. Better hide that thumb, Scott, before Laura gets to it.
I would have been happy with a smaller wedding in order to save the money but the husband really wanted his whole family/close friends there.
Sunday morning Goddammit.
**ears perk up at the sound of a radial engine**
**engine gets louder**
**goes outside expecting to see Stearman biplane**
**sounds get much, much louder**
**world’s only flying B-29, FiFi, goes cruising by at low altitude, posing for pictures, while my camera sits safely inside**
**cries a little because I missed the photo op**
XBrad Family Theater-
XMom- “What kind of plane was that flying overhead?”
XBrad- “The world’s only flying B-29, FiFi. I didn’t have my camera.”
XMom- “Oh, I saw on the news last night it would be here today.”
XBrad- “Why didn’t you tell me?”
XMom- “I didn’t think you’d care.”
So where is the body buried, xbrad?
Please, I’m not done torturing her yet.
Heh. Your Mom is better at the inter-service rivalry than you are.
In India, it is customary for parents to spend money on weddings, rather than the young couple. Makes sense, because I was barely working for a year, and my wife was fresh out of college and had not started a job.
I made an offer to my father and FiL: instead of throwing a lavish wedding, give some of that cash to us so we can start our new life in a strange new city, keep some for themselves, and if they feel like it, donate some to charity. But no. Children’s marriages are vanity projects for them.
So, the bride and I got to live in Bombay for a few months barely stretching my paycheck to cover the bills. I think we saw one movie, and used to eat street food instead of going to nice restaurants.
I came to US with barely $200 in my pocket.
Dave is smoking a brisket!
*laughs at Scott’s wedding faux pas*
My wedding was under 2k and we only had around 250 people there. By mexican standards, small and cheap. My grammo, mom, and tias were cooking for 3 days for the reception.
I refuse to get married until the state recognizes b-rad and Dolly’s rights.
The less I remember abut that day, the better
Urgh, springtime in NM. Wind gusting to 40, and when it hits the cedar trees, clouds of pollen fly into the air.
Tush, my husband had only been working a year himself and I was fresh out of college. We had our wedding on a shoestring budget – about $1200 including the dress (sale rack – Penneys) and rings. Not much really, but quite a lot when you are just starting out, as you well know. Not to mention the headache of having to plan the thing while student teaching, watching a baby brother the rest of the time, and having to deal with a combative mother who didn’t want anything to do with it other than showing up and being fed.
Much to my surprise and relief, his parents gave us some cash as a gift which replaced what we spent.
If we could do it again, I’d have done a dozen folks at the church, and a bring a dish kind of luncheon.
We got married by a judge with 2 friends there as witnesses. Then went to lunch at a restaurant. Nice and clean and low drama.
We had nothin either, but a bunch of ladies from my church who watched me grow up did all sorts of things. Decorations, the food. At one point during the reception we were running out of clean plates and there was this one sweet mom I had known since I was a kid taking them from people’s hands to go wash em and put em back on the table.
Nice and clean and low drama.–
—but a bunch of ladies from my church who watched me grow up did all sorts of things.
The best way to go. Sweet and personal.
having to deal with a combative mother who didn’t want anything to do with it other than showing up and being fed.
I am pretty sure that the only I was allowed to attend my wedding is that there was something in there about a groom being necessary for the party.
They started out thinkin she wasn’t good enough for me, of course. After a year or so they knew I wasn’t good enough for her.
Where’s Leon? Did he become so swollen with seed that he burst?
Folgers coffee, 32 oz for $6.99 at Staples.
at Staples? Huh. Office supplies I guess
I saw that commercial too
What is it about dogs, dust and computers? Had to pull my PC apart to give it the vac treatment (SYWM). She runs like a champ now though.
They had a deal.
Coffee is real important for The Hoard.
1 per customer. We were two customers.
We’re so sneaky.
Scott, wear a false mustache and go back as a different custommer. Laura, you too.
Cyn, I hate to break it to ya, but the more bodies in the house, the more dead skin. Plus the dandruff issues.
Pets cause a lot of dust.
They have a Staples in Tel Aviv?
I’d be more amazed if they had one in Gaza.
ha, guess I should read the links first.
Ahh, the first baseball game I get to watch this year.
Cards lose 6-0. Quit cheering, oso.
>>…the more bodies in the house, the more dead skin.
I have been doing well cutting my own steaks and chops, and now I’m looking into getting the best deals on meat, and even larger pieces of critter to butcher.
I love the internet. There are meat cutter message boards, and even butchery classes for little kids out there. I have never heard of this stuff before.
A whole short loin is a real good deal, and encompasses both strip steaks (my favorite cut) and the tenderloin (Scott’s favorite cut). Then there are plenty of meaty bones to split between the dawg and a great beef stock.
Why should I wear a fake when I can grow my own, Tush??
*concentrates real hard and grunts*
oh like ever. ninja please
We got a baby cherry tree today.
Laura, the shoulder is usually a cheap piece of beef and you can cut some great steaks.
Plus stew meat and bones for doggies.
What do they call that? Chuck?
entering hour 4 of brisketness
I spotted FiFi flying around while I was out running errands. Even managed to snag two really crappy pics!
Chuck or clod. Butchers usually make it into stew meat because there are a lot of bones and connective tissue, but it makes great steaks it you carve it yourself.
The butchering kilt it.
Laura had lamb?
Lamb is yucky.
I used to not like it but now I do like lamb. Sometimes you can get a real gamey piece of lamb, that’s probably what turned me off the first time. The New Zealand lamb you can get today is almost never funky.
so close now
**runs into DinT’s back yard and steals brisket**
Sorry Pepe, I’ve been busy most of the weekend with video games and other sundries. I’m actually at D&D right now lurking.
Close in 4 hours?
Cooking it in the microwave?
*imagines Leon in a sundress*
Jesus. That’s..just not right. He should not do that.
Hey Leon & Carin, what do chickens do in Winter? They hang around inside all day or do they still go out and scratch around?
Howdy, Irish folk and those that would like to be Irish folk!
*…Leon in a sundress*
Considers that may be the reason he puts up pics of tuckers every Monday.
Just came up with a very interesting knife idea. Will see if I can work out the mechanics with a friend.
Mine have mostly stayed inside. They come out if it’s warm enough or it’s not too windy.
Whatever cut of beef CaRiN fed the hoard with at Lapeerpalooser was sweet. I belive Leon and Jay did the carving.
I don’t have a big freezer but I’m going to get one.
We bought a freezer at Sams, and filled it with stuff from Sams.
They pay for themselves pretty quickly.
Scott – Yeah, we’ve had a chest freezer in the garage since ’92. Good investment.
Pepe, just a question out of curiosity: what kind of equipment and raw material is need for making knives? And what kind of powered machinery are you thinking of (I presume you are building a workshop for knife making. I could be wrong.)
That’s a cryovac pack loin, pupster. Available at Sams or Costco, very reasonable.
If you get a freezer Pupster, check out local grass fed beef.
Pork is usually a pretty good deal from a butcher also.
OH MY GOD it’s so goddamn good
The cut is not the only thing that makes a steak taste good. You have to age the meat as well, and that takes space in a fridge that most of us do not have. But you really do get a superior steak when you age it, and the doggies love the trimmings. Dry aged meat tastes better to me, while wet aging is easier.
Not a bad guide here, only I would not do it in the kitchen fridge because opening and closing all day changes the temp inside too much.
I’m going to have a spare fridge soon. When that happens I will be able to do things like dry age meats, and certain homemade sausages.
I’m sorry I’m very hello.
I had no idea about dry aging. Seems like you could fill a warehouse with all the stuff I don’t know about.
We have a small chest freezer (about 3 x 3 x 2 feet deep) in the basement. If I had to do it again I’d buy one twice as large.
6-10″ of snow on Tuesday
SFW porn for Leon:
Hopefully these will be the right kind of links.
Tushar, my shop is basically like a small machine shop, with the addition of several belt grinders (big sanders). I have a milling machine, small lathe, 3 drill presses, a sandblasting cabinet, 2 surface grinders, a bandsaw and 4 belt sanders.
I cut out a blade out of a steel bar, drill holes in it, grind it to shape, heat treat it (harden and then temper), grind the bevels and then usually hand finish it.
I’m working on something like this right now.
“6-10″ of snow on Tuesday”
Going to be a cold spring.
You should follow Joe Bastardi, he knows things.
That is a pretty nice knife Pepe
Hypothetically could you mill an AR lower with your mill? I wonder about heat treating it afterward. Send it out to be anodized hunter orange. Hypothetically of course.
Pepe, no die grinder? I’m good with a die grinder.
You can hurt yourself with a die grinder.
We’ve been teased by relatively warmer temps over the last week. Snow can fall in May here but March is pretty much the end of hard core winter. We went up to camp and the ice is melted near the shore but still pretty thick on the lake.
That’s very handsome, Pepe.
You are living the life I dream of. I understand that you face the rough side that I am oblivious to, but I would rather face your problems than what I do whole day. At least you have the choice of sleeping in extra 15 minutes past 5.30 am if you want.
Theoretically I could mill out an AR lower. Practically, I’d try and track down a CNC program to make one and talk a friend of mine with a HAAS CNC mill to make one (or several!!)
I don’t think they need to be heat treated, they’re just aluminum, and a low stress part. The bolt locking into the barrel extension takes all the pressure.
I have a small dental grinder and a Foredom tool.
What’s a knife like that go for, pepe? 5-10 bucks?
Can I find them at Wal Mart?
Serious you guys, those are some nice looking knives.
Is that called a sowbelly pattern? Five blades is nice!
Yeah Tushar, it has its drawbacks, but my schedule is pretty flexible. Ranch stuff can rock along for a month with no issues, then all of a sudden everything goes to hell. Biggest benefit for me is I don’t really have to deal with people much. I might go to town once a month. Of course, the one restaurant near us is open for breakfast and lunch and dinner on Thursday nights. No take out within 35 miles!
Pepe, all those knives with Rogers etched on them are your creations? You have teh skillz!
>>Can I find them at Wal Mart?
Back from the pool.
I ordered some of these to grow this summer:
Fill out your order blanks. I’m sending one to Dave, for his afterburner chili.
Yep, 5-blade sowbelly. All pimped out like that is around $2k. Of course there are only a few guys in the world that could/would make it. Even fewer who could make something like this:
I’ll post some pics of a really complicated knife once it comes back from the engraver.
What kind of pussy has to send out his work for engraving?
I think I’m going to root cellar & dry my carrots instead of canning them.
If you want to do this on a larger scale, will a hydraulic press that can cut blanks increase your output? Have some dies made for 5 or 6 standard blade designs. And some jigs that can do the rough grinding. That will free up time to do finish grinding and other finishing work.
Mass Machining blog™
I am going to dig out a bunker.
Comment by xbradtc on March 17, 2013 7:58 pm
What kind of pussy has to send out his work for engraving?
One who has no artistic ability.
oh.. goddamnbnbbnb.. it’s good
Thanks for sharing pepe. You are a (mostly) humble master craftsman!
I’m just teasin’, Pepe. It’s not like I can machine a knife.
I don’t dare get arrested, cuz I can’t even make a decent shiv from a toothbrush.
CnC is the way to go Tushar once the tool is programed it is insert blank and press go. Of course multiple styles need multiple programs.
*points at Dave*
SCOTT IT’S TIME TO MAKE BRISKET AGAIN, BECAUSE THIS JEALOUSY IS CRAZY-PAINFUL
A 4 hour brisket can’t be good.
Scott’s backyard soon.
5 hour. it was so so.. *disappointment*
Seriously? How can it be done so quick?
Tushar, die blanking is old school. Used if you’re making thousands of cheap knives. Now you’d use a CNC water jet to cut parts with loose tolerances. A good water jet can hold .003″ tolerances at best. For precise parts, something like wire EDM can hold .0005″ tolerance pretty easily.
On folders, I try to hold tolerances to .0005″, a piece of paper is .004″. Count the zeros, 1/8 the thickness of a piece of paper.
After I get my shop done, I’m going to make a batch of knives using various CNC processes. I’ll let you know how it comes out.
can’t be. I need to adjust.
Pepe, I am trying to recall stuff I larned in Engineering 20 years back, and that too from an undeveloped country’s perspective.
Our college had one CNC lathe, and we were only allowed to look at it in awe from afar.
Now I am looking at prices of CNC machinery and by jove,they are within reach.
VMax, CNC is definitely the future of small manufacturing. 25 years ago I saw a miniature lathe that was CNC. It could be programmed to make different parts, but was very limited. Cost was $25,000 and people were going crazy over it.
Last year, a friend of mine bought a HAAS machining center with tool changer, tapping capability and tons of features for around $35,000. It’s capabilities are amazing, only limited by software, really. He’s getting a new 3D machining program that will really allow him to do neat stuff. It has almost paid for itself already.
The technology is becoming more affordable, and production is going way up.
Right now, he’s looking at a 3D printer for prototyping. I came up with an idea for a knife mechanism today. If he has time, he can get the milling machine programmed to make the basic protoype this week. It’s something that is easy to make with CNC, but very difficult without. If he had a 3D printer, he’d have a prototype printing right now.
We have a spiffy laser at work. Sadly, the guy that drives the thing seems to think tolerances are measured by the quarter inch.
5 hour brisket was cooked at 350. Might be a bit tougher than you are used to.
Most people are going to water jet to cut parts. Laser leaves slag on the edge and can screw up the steel on the edge due to the heat. Waterjet cuts cool.
I’d be looking at a CNC machining center if my friend didn’t have one.
Laura’s gonna make a whole hobo tender in an hour with her new pressure cooker/canner.
Anybody using plasma cutters? That’s what they use in our plant. Then again we make concrete forms, so the tolerances are a little more forgiving.
Holy crap, I forgot how funny Victor/Victoria is.
Some people used to use plasma cutters, but not so much anymore. Too rough tolerances and too much heat for knife stuff.
Deburring is a fucking chore.
Robert what’s his name is hilarious in that. Preston. That’s it.
XBrad, hobo meat is dry, chewy and stringy. The trick is to use a lemon juice based marinade. The acid breaks down the tough tissue. A meat tenderizer is important too. The use of meat tenderizer should ideally start while the hobo is still alive. It is useless once rigor mortis sets in.
Also, hobos have a very gamey taste. Generous use of bolld spices should mask it.
Robert Preston rocked in The Last Starfighter.
Robert Preston stole the show in The Brian Dennehy Story.
Some people sell pasty white liberal arts degree holder unemployed people as hobos. But that is not authentic hobo. They are bred in captivity and housed in basements. they also have a lot of fat and whatever little meat they have is marbled so much that it is unpalatable. Hobo should be free range by definition.
He makes the movie.
>>Hobo should be free range by definition.
It’s the only way.
It’s not real hobo unless you harvest it yourself.
I don’t believe in marinade.
Did anybody whomp anybody else with a shillelagh today?
I don’t know, Tushar. That vegan hipster steak is just as tender as a useless pen-raised being can be.
>>I don’t believe in marinade.
Scott, that is where the green egg come in. A few hours of concentrated heat can break down even the toughest hobo sinews.
MCPO threw empty Jameson’s bottles at protestants.
>>That vegan hipster steak is just as tender as a useless pen-raised being can be.
Vegan hipster – I think the grass-fed craze has gone a bit too far.
Throwing full Jameson bottles at protestants would be wasteful.
When I worked in the engineering department of a progressive stamping shop, you would not believe the difference wire EDM made.
Used to make complex shapes by multiple parts bolted together to get a final shape. Now it is just BAM!
Looking at that tiny gold wire and the spark as it eats its way through a chunk of metal is cool.
Pepe’s knife pictures are pretty.
VMax, they had a 5 axis Mitsubishi wire EDM on Ebay for $26,500!!! It was probably over $250K new.
The hottest thing now is 3D printing. They can print things that are impossible to machine. They even do it out of exotic metal alloys, then sinter it to form the part.
Looks like Cyprus has their own version of Bill Clinton. He feels their pain.
Amazing how the concept of reducing spending is never on the table, huh?
We were discussing our guv’s bribing of companies to get them to move to CT on the radio show this weekend. Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to suggest making the state more attractive to people by reducing taxes, eliminating onerous regulations and CUTTING FUCKING SPENDING!!!
Seriously, I’m no genius, so maybe one of you geniuses can tell me where I’m wrong.
Wiser, you mean being like Texas? Texans talk funny and like guns.
Pepe I saw a rapid prototype 3D printer a while ago at a Aerospace shop. It was beyond cool and over a million bucks.
They are much cheaper now.
My neighbor makes custom wood doors among other things. He has a 40″ wide 5 axis CnC machine for carving wood doors. It only cost him $5k (with another several K for tools clamps jigs etc)
Yeah, like Texas.
I’m asking the host to give me some time next week to address this.
Monorail, monorail, monorail….
I think that with custom small scale manufacturing taking off in US, China’s dominance in the ‘exporting crap to US’ line of business is about to fade.
We will go back to buying high quality stuff that lasts a lifetime, instead of buying cheap crap that breaks down in 6 months.
VMax, we’re just scratching the surface. The small cottage industry craftsmen now have powerful new tools available. As the artistic types adopt the new equipment, you’re gonna see some really neat stuff. Machinists tend think in linear X,Y coordinates, artists not so much. New software is making the tools much easier to use.
We cannot compete with mass produced stuff Tushar. However niche custom high end markets. For example if you wished your front door to have a likeness of Shiva or such for maybe $1500 he can make one for you. Solid wood hardware installed etc.
Or a palm tree, or Marlin, or a giraffe your choice.
Goddamn, that movie was awesome. I haven’t laughed like that in ages.
He frequently knocks on my door asking me to do math for him. Compound curves baffle him but he is figuring out ways around the math and using me less and less.
What movie Cyn?
Giraffe?! Oooooo, I’ll take two miniature, please.
Speaking of movies, Inception on Blu-Ray is fucking amazing…
I don’t think I’ve seen a bad movie on Blu-Ray.
Except maybe if I put that shit in that Jimbro linked earlier with the Leprechaun.
>>VMax, we’re just scratching the surface.
Check the setting on your machine. You should be able to gouge deep!
I mean, even Avatar was good on Blu-Ray.
You couldn’t pay me to watch avatar
The only benefit China has is vastly cheaper labor. With the kind of automation technologies that are emerging, there is less and less need for human labor in mass production factories. What then is the merit in building those factories in China?
Foxconn, the Chinese company that makes iPhones and iPads for Apple, is planning to replace the bulk of their human workers with robots. Once Focxonn goes robotic, why do they have to be in China?
…why do they have to be in China?
They will not move here because of taxes.
If it was a choice between “Leprechaun: In Da Hood” and “Avatar”, oh, you’d watch. Trust me.
Everybody hates the Chinese. They steal every design. Legal remedies don’t work.
Know a guy who had a knife mass produced in China. He had dies made and shipped over there. The knock offs of his design made it over here a month before the ones he paid for. They used the dies he paid for, and did the knock offs first. Talk about pissed off……..
MMM scheduled for 630. Bedtime.
They used the dies he paid for, and did the knock offs first.
Shitty. Did he have any kind of recourse? Meh; probably not.
Nighty Dreams, Leon.
You seem to be in a good mood, Cyn.
The biggest problem with most manufacturing in the US is not labor costs. I remember Jobs saying that building the iPhone in the US would cost less because they would less shrinkage due to theft and poorly assembled products.
The biggest problem is infrastructure and regulations. Apple wanted to make the iPhone in the Sacramento area (there are a huge number of old manufacturing centers around the city), but got told by the Coastal Commission that the factory would be third in line for water behind the fish and the farmers. The regulations covering shift work in California are also Byzantine and draconian and several lawyers said something to the effect of “it is a matter of when you violate them and how badly, than if you violate them”. Finally, finished products could only be moved by Teamsters even between plant and distribution centers, and the Longshoremen union had just finished a massive strike on the west coast.
Jobs said, “Fuck that noise!” and decided to build them in China.
Was there any response to the entire day-shift of Colt shutting-down the plant and showing-up at the state-house?
Are they just gonna dummy-up and alienate the two major companies in CT?
I’d watch the leprechaun movie first. At least that way I would laugh.
Xbrad…you are awesome!
If Cyn isn’t in a good mood, I sure am!
MOM!!! Xbrad is making public my POL gif again!!!
(Starts tossing $1 bills at Cyn)
Unfortunately, my cash reserves mean that I can only make it sprinkle, not rain…
What’s for breakfast, Cyn?
At least that way I would laugh.
Hrmmm… I’m guessing that you didn’t see that link earlier, did you.
At least it’s not coins.
*Throws a roll of quarters at Cyn*
LOL…”Today in Atlanta, paramedics were called when a strip club dancer named only as “Cyn” needed medical attention after having $65 in dollar coins dumped on her.
She was quoted as saying, “I mean, how did someone get that many dollar coins? I saw them coming at me, and I had to scream. Next thing I know, I have a concussion and a ruptured spleen. That’s just messed up…”
Never be a stripper in Yap.
I would MST3K the leprechaun dealio.
HAHA! And here I was doing you a favor by not singling you out, Oso.
>>>Hrmmm… I’m guessing that you didn’t see that link earlier, did you.
Today was “do taxes” day.
Also the day I learned that the invisible fence crapped out.
‘nother weekend, ‘bother fucking expense
Nothing would make me happier than to be lost in the limbo for 50 years…
>>They will not move here because of taxes.
Bingo. Which proves the fault does not lie with the American worker and entrepreneur. It is the politicians, enviros and lawyers that have competely hobbled US industry.
Next thing I know, I have a concussion and a ruptured spleen. That’s just messed up…”
Ugh; I’m dreading taxes and putting them off as long as I can. If ‘limbo’ means no taxes, take me with you.
Yay. My taxes are done. Boo! I over paid the gov’ment.
I think wiserbud might be catching on. Time to give him a kick and wake him up. He has been trapped in his current dream for, what, 30 years now?
Dan wants me to do taxes early this year. He really thinks my pay and hours cuts will make a difference. Says the guy that was out of work for 8 months and we still paid.
Cyn, there is no movie so bad that Tom Servo and Crow couldn’t improve upon. I think we have enough sarcasm on this little blog that could make any movie stellar.
Hostage Style MST3K? Fun!
Footloose remake with Wiser? Hair with HS?
If this is a dream, please wake give me the kick.
’cause this dream sucks
I dunno, Oso, I mean, that’s like expecting me to raise a kid on my own.
Oh wait, bad example…
I mean, do you really want Xbrad to comment on something like “Hunger Games”?
“You call that camo, Peeta? What the F%$k you know about camo? When I was in the green machine we use to camouflage ourselves to be invisible in an empty parking lot! Eleven Bravo, baby!”
Dude, XB watches OTH. Hunger Games is right up his alley. (I like saying ‘Dude’, one day I’ll say it to MCPO and comedy will ensue).
And it will, Oso, oh it will.
True Story: helped a woman a month ago, she was born in 1963 and I thought she looked great for almost 50. I helped her today, her birthday was 2 days ago, she looked like hell! September 13th is going to suck for me!
I only watched Hunger Games for Jennifer Lawrence’s tits.
Part of my job is looking at people’s IDs and entering their info into the computer. I have to force myself not to remember random ID#s and birthdays.
I never thought I’d make 30, and yet, one more year and I’m there.
Latest example if how my life sucks:
Pop my nightly med and capsule of cinnamon in my mouth, my normal regimen before I hit the sack, and open the fridge to get the tomato juice to wash them down.
Drop the bottle of tomato juice, the top breaks, and the bottle explodes all over the kitchen. And runs under the fridge.
Tomato juice doesn’t sop up well. Meaning I have to pull the fridge out to clean it up.
Gee, it’s been a while since the area under the fridge has been cleaned (yuck).
Of course, it helps that the water line disconnects when I pull the fridge out. Now there’s water spraying everywhere and the only way to shut that off is to shut off the main valve.
So now I proceed to clean the floor and suddenly I start to feel my mouth get hot and dry.
The cinnamon capsule has melted.
Grab a seltzer… Drink deep… And now I’m coughing up a lung.
Shit, I thought my day sucked when I couldn’t get my camera in time.
I get overwhelmed by Vman, the W’s, and Wiser’s predicaments. I mean, c’mon! Something has to change. Hard work is supposed to count for something.
Wow, Wiser. You taught me something. Never try to go to sleep.
But you got all the tomato juice up, right? I mean, that really leaves sticky spots if you don’t get it done right.
Why isn’t Wiserson tasked to clean up stupid shit like that?
Isn’t that why people have kids?
Okay, okay, you’ve had enough. *gives wiserbuns ‘the kick’*
XB, I thought I had a child because God was hungry and gets sustenance from the salt of my tears.
“Mop broke” FFS, enough! *starts shaking all the Santos the shrine*
“in” the shrine. By shrine I mean niche. By nicho, I mean table with my Santos on it.
No, Mundy, God just thinks you’re a dick.
You know, this holiday is pretty meaningless when you don’t drink.
Well, that was fun.
Nothing like doing a full kitchen clean with a sponge.
Time for one last smoke and the… sleep.
**opens fresh carton of smokes**
XB…that actually explains a lot.
Naaah, it’s just meaningless because we are getting old.
Fuckit. I’ll just kick back and watch a movie on one of the few channels the Obama and the leftards haven’t despoiled yet, TMCx.
Up next….. Fahrenheit 9/11.
*closes garage door and starts Oldsmobile.
It’s meaningless because tomorrow is Monday.
This holiday was fun last year and the year before etc when I was in Vegas for March Madness watching basketball.
Wiser, I am sure Bill Clinton feels your pain.
I’ve decided that I won’t let TFG ruin my bracketology.
Changing the subject from misery…
Any #1 seeds falling this year in the first round?
Oso, did I tell you about the time I fell down a hillside in OR and landed on a broken branch and impaled my leg on it? Had to walk half a mile back to camp with part of the branch sticking out of the inside of my left thigh.
That explains why Cinco de Mayo is so dull now too, Cyn.
I don’t see it in the first, but I’m not convinced that the Hoosiers deserved a 1.
*drive by “Hi”*
pupster – i give your poat 2 perky nips & 1 jumping bevy of mustelids – up
*go to fridge to get a beer
Ok, then I’ll have a vodka on the rocks
>>That explains why Cinco de Mayo is so dull now too, Cyn.
Cinco de what??
Fuckit, I’ll just do today’s crossword puzzle…..
Already done… In wiserbride’s handwriting….
Mayo…you know, the white stuff you put bread for sammiches
Cinco de Mayo.
Where we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the final victory over Miracle Whip.
Wait… I know…
James Bond movie on G4….
Oso, because I love you, I won’t tell you about the time my buddy got stabbed in the scrotum with a bayonet.
Ummm…I know DADT has been repealed and all, Xbrad, but still…
XB, because I don’t know your buddy, I won’t get sick or queasy.
I H8 Simon Templar and Remington Steele Bonds’.
>>Where we celebrate the fifth anniversary of the final victory over Miracle Whip.
Ha! You can cross off March now.
Big Bang Theory is on.
I’VE ALREADY SEEN THIS ONE!!!
Meh, it’s still funny.
I kind of liked Timothy Dalton. I still can’t get past Daniel Craig’s ears.
Shit. Guess I gotta dig out the pics of me bleeding all over the place after getting my teefs pulled.
Damn, Cyn, keep track. You gave me credit for March on the 1st or 2nd.
Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond.
How sad and pathetic is your country that you celebrate a battle victory over France? Oh, Coors is making reparations for a racist statement by promoting a non-holiday? Viva la fiesta!
yes, Brosnan was.
OMG love Steele Bond! Oso, you crazy girl.
I just watched CasinoRoyale last night. Did you know Richard Branson has a cameo getting frisked in the airport? If you blink, you’ll miss it.
I think Pierce Brosnan was the best Ian Fleming style Bond. Daniel Craig is the best John Gardner style bond.
“Pierce Brosnan was a great Bond” I wouldn’t know. I never was able to watch a whole Remington Steele as Bond episode. Scottish Bond=Squeeee. Irish Bond=didn’t watch.
>> You gave me credit for March on the 1st or 2nd.
I did? Well, keep it. You may need it for April.
And as much as people hate Denise Richards as a Bond girl, she was hotter than the sun in that flick, which was pretty much her job.
All the obviously ghey actors who played Bond, and we ALL know who they are, sucked. See what I did there?
Damn…. BBT episode before Bernadette.
WTF? Did the H2 become an AOS thread? LOL I love Ace’s take on the Bond movies.
Wiser, watch tonight’s Walking Dead if you can find it somewhere. Should be a good tv substitute for some of the other ones that didn’t work out so well for you earlier.
Son is having nightmares, so I have to go sleep on his floor so he can sleep the night through. (Checks to make sure I have advil for the morning as Wiser has taught me never to take anything for granted)
Also, it appears that Hell On Wheels WILL be returning sometime this spring. Hoooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrraaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!
*…mmm Daniel Craig… purrs*
We own the entire Bond library. I guess I could…nah.
Brain Dennehey was the best Bond.
Bullshit, Sean. Ward was the best one.
This last Bond was fun. Ace’s review was spot on though.
Cb, I’ve been wanting to watch Walking Dead, but I think I need to see it from the beginning.
I’m jonesing for breaking bad to come back
If I wanna see scorching hot Denise Richards, I’ll download Wild Things.
Just watch old episodes of Justified, and glory in the Nick Searcy.
Didn’t watch the Oscars, but I watched 50 Years of Bond. Meh. I forget which moron said it would’ve been better with Adele singing Goldfinger and Dame Shirley singing Skyfall, but yeah.
Breaking Bad is filmed in the “International District” in ABQ. Used to be called “The War Zone”
You probably do, Wiser. The second season wasn’t really great but the rest are quite good. Watching it from the start will give you a chance to see the original group of survivors – a key to appreciating some to the ups and downs for them you’ll see as the series progresses. Though it’s clearly as “zombie” series, its strength rests with the human connections the series allows to play out.
Wild Things… is that the one with two chicks going at it?
Clint, new CBS cop drama, Golden Boy.
Cyn, Kevin Bacon.
Yes, Cyn, it was. But only Denise ever showed her bewbs.
I watched the first episode, XB, and never saw any reason to watch anymore.
Oh, the Canadian chick from the YA show and Denise Richards.
Sadly, Neve Campbell never did.
I’ve got all of the Bond flicks (except for the recent ones) on videotape. Got 3 of the 4 box sets on DVD.
Connery was the best.
Dalton was okay. Anything was better than Moore.
Brosnan was great, even if the movies were dumb.
Guy who was in the best Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, was….. meh.
Craig is good. Totally changing who Bond is, but in a good way.
I like that they got away from the stupid Bond of Moore. Craig delivers.
But he will never be the sophisticated Bond, like Connery and Brosnan.
But that’s okay.
Wild Things was one of the first DVDs I bought. That and Bound.
Sadly, I don’t get to watch them as often as I would like
I think Craig’s version of Bond is excellent. His last one probably brought him a bit closer to Connery but not to the point of being an imitation of Connery.
I liked that Connery was suave and brutal. I never liked the cartoon quality of Moore. This is a serious argument in our house. Dan’s parents were rigid about movies. Moore was the first Bond he was exposed to. He hadn’t even read the books until he met me. Bordering on child abuse IMHO.
We’ve got Wild Things, too. I’ve seen it once.
I won’t watch any Bond but Connery. And I like that guy in ‘Person of Interest’.
I read all the original books a while back and I thought The movie Diamonds are Forever captured the whole concept of the books the best
Beasn, Jim Caviezal? The guy from The Passion?
*wonders if Cyprus Clinton will feel the pain of a noose any time soon*
oso, is that who that is?
Oso, ever see Bound?
I’ve read the Fleming’s and the Gardner’s. I agree about DAF.
Well, I’ll be. I like the character. So far.
Beasn, watch Frequency. It doesn’t suck even though it is about the Mets.
Wiser, I checked IMDB. Doesn’t seem familiar. I’ll check it out.
Frequency w/Dennis Quaid also? If so, GREAT movie!!!!!
Bound was fuckin’ awesome, and not just for the hot Cyn/Oso sex scene.
Frequency was good.
Cavezial grew up about 10 miles from me.
Haven’t read Gardner’s.
I think that, at this point, the books are like the video games.. leeching off the Bond name.
To me, the movies are the focus, with the books and games being secondary media.
Anyway, it’s late.
CB, I know it is considered a guy tearjerker. I have issues. LOL. Dennis Quaid’s abs in Breaking Away should have had their own IMDB listing.
Meat up movie marathon? Bring your fav movie and PJs and we’ll have popcorn and a sleepover?
TFG doesn’t have a mole on his chin. H8R.
True Story: ESPN keeps showing the NCState/Phi Slamma Jama footage. I had been partying all weekend with out of town media types. Had tickets for the Final, but I was too tired to go. I hadn’t met Dan yet. His grandmother told the parish priest that her grandson loved basketball. He took Dan on his extra ticket. ( Priest wasn’t a molester, just a nice guy so we can’t cash in on the Catholic Lottery). Long story short: Dan witnessed basketball history and I was recovering from a wild weekend and watched on TV. $20
I think that’s what they call make-up.
That’s not a mole, that’s a fly.
Just finished watching NCIS season 10 premiere. Time for sleeps.
And if you come, when all the flowers are dying
And I am derp, as derp I well may be
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me.
Good morning all. Off to work early….
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