Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sometimes what someone did not do is as interesting as some of the things he did.

One of my long term projects is to write the story about the time I did NOT enlist in the French Foreign Legion.

Back when I was considering becoming a game warden in Africa I heard the Legion was doing some kind of law enforcement work in Africa. I wrote them for information and when they politely answered me the letter arrived at my parent's place.

When my mother saw it she jumped to the wrong conclusion and chaos ensued.




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Monday, July 24, 2017

You marry the family, not just the daughter

is one of the few times my mother was right in a way.

Back in the day a young man would get checked out by the parents before he took the daughter out. That is fair enough. A parent has a right to see that their daughter isn't being taken to Sharon Tate's house by Charles Manson.

I can remember one time I was getting checked out and the questioning went from beyond the reasonable to the ridiculous to the sublime. The mother reminded me of a robbery detective in an old gangster movie and seemed have no plan to let up.

I thought for a reason and realized that for as long as I dated the daughter I was going to have to deal with the mother and did some quick mental math and decided it wasn't worth it.

"Look, if you're playing robbery detective, save it for James Cagney. Grill him. Besides, I left my fedora at the cleaners getting blocked. I'm out of here."

The father laughed like hell until he saw I was actually leaving and then got up to stop me but I was already headed out the door.

I hopped into my car and left carrying 2 tickets to a concert that was happening in about an hour.

It actually proved to be a good decision for three reasons.

I ncver had to deal with the mother again.

I met the father later and he apparently liked me enough to pick up beer for me once in a while as I was then under age.

The third thing is I drove down the the local hangout and offered to take a girl I ran into there to the concert. It was a great choice because she became my non-girlfriend girlfriend  for the next two summers. I might write about her later. She was a trip.





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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Something a shipmate said

Liberals. That’s what makes the world go ‘round. If it wasn’t for them we’d have to go back to getting our entertainment by watching Bugs Bunny.



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Saturday, July 22, 2017

I remember the recall on Remington 700s


a while back because of defective triggers. They were referred to but the media as being ‘dangerous triggers’ because if the rifle was bumped it could go off.

The way I look at it, the triggers were defective. They were not by and in themselves dangerous because a rifleman knows enough to keep the muzzle of a rifle pointed in a safe direction at all times.

That being said, in the hands of untrained people even the best rifle isn’t safe. In the hands of a careless idiot any rifle is just an accident looking for a place to happen.

Incidentally I built a Model 700 a while back and the first thing to go was the trigger. I replaced it with a Timney.



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Friday, July 21, 2017

Someone griped that the movie ‘Dunkirk’ didn’t

have enough women or people of color in it. What were they thinking? It is a historical drama based on an actual event.





Screw it. They should have made it into a gay pride musical. 



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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sometimes I should listen to my gut instincts.



I had a shill for some energy company offering me a $10 card for something or another. I asked where the hook was and he said there wasn’t one. He just needed my name and address so he could make me an offer.

I gave it to him and presto! He came up with who my gas and electricity supplier were and then stared asking me more questions.

One of the things I like about myself is I have a lot of nerve.

I took my knuckle and hit ‘cancel’ on his tablet, then I told him I don’t do business with liars and listened to the obligatory hemming and hawing.

I decided to play along with him and told him he could ONLY have my name, address and land line phone. He played around and saw I was standing my ground and sadly gave me my gift card.

A couple hours later when I was home I got a call asking me how the agent was and I went off on them. I called him a third rate liar and then went on from there.

All you have to do is tell me the truth and I’ll generally help a guy out.


Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

When in doubt turn it into a circus




One of the things I have learned over the years is that when in doubt stir up so much $hit that nobody will touch the issue with a 10 foot pole



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