Rollin' Like Sisyphus

Good Music Friday

Posted in Good Music Friday by Huckleberry on July 15, 2016

Another week, another Muslim attack upon a soft Western target.
There will likely be no reprieve for at least a while, since the governments of the Western world are, in the best case scenario, merely indifferent to the plight of the victims and the ongoing security concerns.
The worst case scenario, of course, involves active complicity on the part of the governments throughout Europe and North America.
Guess which why I lean.
Go on, guess.
It’s no fun if you don’t.
So midway through this Summer of Love it’s worth noting we’ve got a whole long way to go and there will not be a single appropriate response to be found, because the teeming masses of the viciously dimwitted are our future come Hell or High Water (or both), and that’s that.
Democracy won’t stop this.
Bringing in more really won’t stop this.
The government won’t ever help you.
The police won’t ever protect you.
The media won’t ever be straight with you.
A significant segment of your countrymen won’t ever have your back.
You cannot convince them, persuade them, compel them or buy them.
They’ve committed to their cause, such as it is, to the last.
You will have to take them all on in addition to the fanatics that wish you dead, because they all share the same goal: you and everyone like you relegated to oblivion as a dour footnote in the History of Progress.
Not only that, you will have to fight them all just for the prize of decades of toil and tribulations involved with rebuilding Western Civilization.
Lose, and I guess it doesn’t matter.
So we cannot lose, then.
Anyway.
Nothing much around here this weekend. The weather has been positively mild for July – 78 degrees and slightly but not oppressively humid. One of the nephew’s has a birthday tomorrow, and Uncle Huckleberry has a special surprise – his first rifle. He loves to shoot with me and his other uncle, but his dad is a putz, deathly afraid of guns for some queer reason, and isn’t raising the boy right at least in this regard. I tried this a couple of years ago and it didn’t fly, but now he’s older and it’s high time to re-assess his readiness (and he’s more than ready) for this responsibility. His father isn’t happy about it but he knows enough not to raise a stink about it a second time.
Anyway, it’s a Marlin 795. He’s had a lot of experience with it already, now it will be his – his property, his responsibility for care and storage.
Should be fun.
Oh, and yes as mentioned the smoker’s mostly complete, I just need to apply a couple of coats of high-temp paint, drill holes for the thermometers and install them.
I also have to fashion some kind of handle for the lid but I’ve got plenty of scrap metal or scrap wood to figure something out.
Here you go:

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Anyway, have a bitchin’ weekend, watch out for Muslims bearing bombs, trucks, guns, knives, hammers, bats, brass knuckles, nukes, plague, or handshakes (they wipe their ass with their bare hands you know), and get ‘em the Hell in.

SONG SELECTION

The Legend Of Pat Brown
Peace Thru Vandalism
The Vandals
Epitaph Records | 1982


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  1. Giraffe said, on July 15, 2016 at 14:48

    Nice work. I lament my lack of skills.

    • Huckleberry said, on July 22, 2016 at 11:19

      Thanks.
      It took me way too long though.
      Guys with real skills could have busted this out in a weekend.

  2. El Borak said, on July 17, 2016 at 19:55

    Sweet smoker. For my part, I made a quick run up to Spooner, Wisconsin, to drop off the girls, then a 700+ mile drive home today, starting at 7am. No “History of Rome” on the CD player as I’d planned. No music. Eleven hours of utter silence in which I just let the mind try to make sense of the week, the month, the year.

    Not sure it helped. At least not as much as the 4 days of complete disengagement from anything remotely called “news.” But I did decide that I really need to get on cleaning the latest batch of dies I have downstairs. Not because I need to sell more. But because the good guys are gonna need more.

    And I’ll be damned if I’m going to be the weak link in the supply chain.

    • Huckleberry said, on July 22, 2016 at 11:20

      But because the good guys are gonna need more.

      Damn right.

  3. Doom said, on July 21, 2016 at 23:25

    Wonderful kit your doing. I just wish, when you finally fired it up, you would have been unkind enough to invent smell-o-vision. Why paint it? I kind of dig the Mad Maxish finish. Plus it’s less work.

  4. Huckleberry said, on July 22, 2016 at 11:22

    Why paint it?

    Because it will rust out thoroughly very quickly, even in the relatively dry climate of Southern California.
    In fact it’s already starting to.
    I have yet to find a high-temp clear coat that actually withstands high temps.
    So it’s either paint or powder coat.


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