Saturday, August 08, 2009

West bound.

There's been a change in accoutrements, and we're a bit behind schedule bit we're headed for BW's (from Nathan's blog) place in Missouri to liberate my Grasshopper and Nathan's JAKL from trailer bondage (we can hardly bear the shame).

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I like these

But they won't fit on my suburban. Dammit.

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Deer strike.

Long leeged rats.

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Friday, August 07, 2009

Gettin' there.

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Much better.

You show promise, Grasshopper.

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Only in America....

...can you get to be 70 years old without figuring out government isn't the "by the people, for the people" warm, fuzzy, maternal entity they told you about in grammar school.

Drudge is covered up with hellraisin' "town hall" meetings about the government takeover of the medical industry, and it's the oldsters givin' the guff with snotty do-gooders who know what's best for us on the receiving end.

The delicious irony here is these blossoming curmudgeons are the same folk who have been standing around with their hands out and shifting responsibility for their own well being more and more to these same type party hacks for decades.

The bright side of all this is it gives the lie to the idea that what is deemed to be undesirable public opinion can be managed in extremis, whereby folks are pacified by platitudes and hippy soviet style propaganda, sort of the scientific approach to public opinion or what I see as an attempt at management in a void of leadership. I guess the Obama crew will have to replace "Like, it's 2009!" and "That's so yesterday."

Thursday, August 06, 2009

This will not do, Grasshopper.

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So we begin

Pedestrian to predator.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Nathan needs new goggles....

Check that item off the list.

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Prime time summer time.

The blackberries are ripe! Two gallons in the freezer already.

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Sunday, August 02, 2009

Step 8.

Admire your progress. That's Mad Scientist Jamie there prepositioning the minikeg tank. We kinda ran out of steam due to the rigors of step two and called it a night. 5 liters is a lot of beer....

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Step 7.

Fit automotive filler neck.

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Step 6.

Remove CO2 charge canister and its mounting goop.

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Step 5.

Enlarge Bung Hole.
Please make juvenile comments.
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Step 4.

Prepare the Plasma Cutter. You don't really have to prepare aplasma cutter except for plugging it in, but I thought it deserved its own step.

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Step 2. OK, no sense in belaboring the obvious, so on to Step 3.

Mad Scientist Brent is extracting the bung.
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