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Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on April 3, 2015

Despite being considerably weary of mind, body and spirit, I greet the weekend with a mixed blend of optimism and resignation. On the bright side, I’ve got a double-dose of time off coming up, so maybe it’ll feel like the weekends used to, back when two days was something to write home about.
If young, hackish reporters stumble into you or your place of business asking after your stance on a supposedly controversial Issue Of The Day, just keep your head up because it’s a bushwhack. I do sincerely hope that for every one of these ridiculous confabulations, the would-be victims reap great rewards in the aftermath. A few more of these and the SJWs may actually confront reality and settle the fuck down.
Oh, who am I kidding? They’ll ride their petulance to the bitter end.
On the local front, not much going on – it’ll still feel like mid-July on the first weekend of April, which means more yard work. Still on the hunt for a reasonably priced 55 gallon metal drum – can’t seem to buy one locally for love or money. Also, we’ll get to laugh at the atheist vegan neighbors having their Vernal Equinox Egg Hunt for their kids and kids’ friends, a crisp 15 days after the vernal equinox. These are the same vegans, in case you’re curious, that insist on celebrating the winter solstice on December 25, complete with solstice lights, solstice tree, solstice presents, and an inflatable Solstice Santa in the front yard.
Yes, it’s because of assholes like this that I can’t find a decent burrito around here anymore.
Anyway, have a great one and get ‘em the fuck in.

Gun Chalk

I’m sort of looking forward to the day when gunpowder itself becomes obsolete. EM firearms are only a matter of time. Sure, it may look like they’re too large for anything but ships and anti-aircraft batteries, but the principles of the tech are completely scalable – with the proper design this can just as easily be a handgun you carry every day. Also, the “rail” design isn’t the only possible setup for this either – an EM-charged pocket where the projectile itself is the circuit, propelling itself through the barrel would be considerably more efficient and powerful on smaller scales.
Manufacture of both weapons and projectiles would be more involved, as both the projectiles and the barrels/rails would need considerable millwork to make them sufficiently smooth for optimal performance. And we’re talking smooth down past the micrometer.
But it’d be fun shooting things at about 3,000 miles per hour rather than feet per second.


Song Selection

I.R.S.
Once Again Saving The World Takes A Back Seat To A Good Beer
The Nimrods
Dr. Dream Records | 1998


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  1. El Borak said, on April 3, 2015 at 13:46

    While not the specific cover I was looking for, here’s my contribution to the vernal whatever.

    Asked the lovely and gracious Rogue if we were going to the NRA banquet next weekend. She answered, “Well if you wanted to……..get another gun…..lol”

    And that’s why I married her. Though maybe I’ll just spend the dinner money on a serpentine upgrade.

  2. Giraffe said, on April 4, 2015 at 10:46

    For your information, there are cartridges as mainstream as the .22-250 that propel a bullet at 4300 feet per second which converts to 2,900 miles per hour. There are more esoteric one that get you to 3200 mph. No railguns required.

    • Huckleberry said, on April 7, 2015 at 19:48

      Sure absolutely, but keep in mind I’m talking about a projectile about the size and shape of a D-cell battery, with considerably more mass. You could demo a small outbuilding with a clip.


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