Friday, February 22, 2008

Any day at the range...

Brando and I spent a relaxing Sunday afternoon at our local gun range this past weekend. Few things in life are more soothing than a little target shooting. Both of us were having accuracy problems--quite frustrating when you're expecting close groups (or at least semi-close groups...) but it was fun nonetheless.

We were packing up to leave and the gentleman in the next booth was shooting an old Remington ball and cap revolver. We asked, and he gave us a few shooting tips as well as letting Brando try out some of his nicer pieces. Its great meeting another person as enthused about something as you are.

All in all, a smashing success. Wish I could do it more often!

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

the Main Monkey Business*

Random thoughts.

  • Socialism doesnt work. Mental masturbation doesnt change that fact.
  • San Francisco could detach from the US and float away and no one would know the difference.
  • UPS should pay me more. You know, quality assurance and all that.
  • Im moving to Lubbock soon, and I hope its better than Dallas. My unfortunate cynical nature tells me to expect otherwise, but I say my cynicism can take off. I wish it would, anyhow.
  • Garth Marenghi's Darkplace is a really funny show. Its a spoof of Stephen King and all the other 80s horror shows, and it is an instant classic. Look it up!
  • Ethanol is a joke and will be remembered as such.
  • Global warming is a joke and will be remembered as such. I could go on with this, but its not convincing anyone of anything so whatever.
  • Milkbones taste better than anything on the menu at Boston's "Gourmet Pizza".
  • Alice in Chains was a much better band than Nirvana. Its true, folks, its true.

Political Woes

Since everyone now is a pundit, politics are a sore subject. Between the flurry of self-delusion (Obama will reform, Clinton will reform, McCain will limp around and....reform) and the ad hominem chest beating, Im pretty sick of all of it. If McCain gets the nomination (he will, thinks to morons in the Republican party) then there will be a 4% voting difference between the two parties. No joke--McCains voting record is only 4% more conservative than Clintons. Awesome, right? In the spirit of the American political circus, I dedicate this song:

Let's get out and vote!
Let's make our voices heard.
We've been given the right to choose,
between a douche and a turd.
It’s democracy in action!
Put your freedom to the test.
A big fat turd or a stupid douche,
which do you like best?

Its sad when South Park makes sense.