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Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 18:47

Posted in Humor

I will bring rain gear and slop boots;

that will not ease my frustration with the ten day forecast.

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 15:39

Posted in Boomershoot

You can overload a shotgun

Pictures of the rapid disassembly of a Mossberg shotgun, plus the wounds generated by such. Folks, if you don’t know what you’re doing, don’t reload. I don’t know why this wax reloading thing has taken off – I don’t even know why shotguns are even seriously talked about for HD. An AR15 gives you 31 saving rolls against critical; you don’t even have to shuck it.

If you’re gonna comment that I should worry about over-penetration, don’t: I keep a 50 BMG loaded with 6 rounds of AP as my fallback rifle.

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 14:14

Posted in Hobbies, Shooting Stuff

ANN

Against it’s many weaknesses, one strong point for arfcom is this: experts everywhere. The thread goes from 48 hour warning of severe weather to photos of the aftermath, with plenty of SMEs providing framing (“I used to work in that building, what you’re seeing is …” type stuff).

Plenty of bitching to skip through, but it seems for breaking news, ar15.com always has someone right there, taking pictures and reporting from the event.

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 12:30

Posted in Life

This is even more worrying than the chemical thing

your outlook on life may be purely biological. I don’t want to believe that the flora of your digestive tract dominate your mind, but there it is.

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 11:56

Posted in Life

This is even more worrying than the bug thing

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 11:54

Posted in Life

Chest deep hail?

With pictures, no less. There’s a link in there to pictures of 15′ hail accumulations in New Mexico in 2004. I didn’t know such things happened!

Written by Ry Jones

16 April 2012 at 11:43

Sunday at the park

Listening to Titanium Sporkestra practice War Pigs on the waterfront, torching a Carlos Torano. Nice end to the day.

Written by Ry Jones

15 April 2012 at 17:38

Posted in Cigars

The ending was not what I expected

Bob and Tom are still somewhat funny — who knew? I’m tempted to get a shot of butterscotch on the side of my next latte, though.

Written by Ry Jones

15 April 2012 at 12:14

Posted in Humor

Hunger Games

Joe and I saw this Friday evening; I think we both liked it well enough. As the original is a YA series, it adapts well to the screen: broad themes rendered in colorful strokes. I haven’t read the source material, but I think I would have liked the protagonist to be a little more results-oriented: why wasn’t Katniss out killing people? She only kills indirectly or after extreme provocation. Of course, Thresh (“Just this once, Twelve. For Rue.“) dies off screen: how can you kill someone that spared the lead character, when only a handful remain? Why didn’t Katniss grab the supplies for the other (dead) people? What was that little hand signal that started riots in Rue’s district about?

As I said earlier, it could have been tightened up by an hour and not lost anything; regardless, highly unlikely you were awaiting my input on seeing it, but Hunger Games is a worthy distraction.

Written by Ry Jones

15 April 2012 at 0:18

Posted in Life, Politics

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