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Why No Tip Jar? And Other Matters….

Someone dropped a few questions into a comment. Here are the answers. Why no tip jar? Oh, a lot of reasons. For one thing, this is a primarily a gun and gun stats blogs and I would prefer my readers … Continue reading

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"Pad Your Pecs?"

Looking over recent search terms I came across “pad your pecs.” That is a strange search for a gun blog, and reminds me of Grace Nix, who at 13 was convinced she should have been as well stacked as Rita … Continue reading

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Tool Case Hardening

Someone came by searching for “tool case hardening.” Technically, that is called “Carburizing.” For small lots, making a piece of low carbon steel into a chisel or some other purpose, the process is much the same as color case hardening … Continue reading

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Well, That Is A New One

Google sent someone here who was looking for “Popocatépetl Volcano.” All I know about Popo is that it overlooks Mexico City, that it is a very active volcano, and that it has erupted again. The first two data points I … Continue reading

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"Sucker for Illinois?"

Someone came by looking for “sucker for illinois.” No, Illinois is not a con man, although many of its politicians are. From the earliest days of settlement until the 1870’s, the “new states beyond the mountains” gathered some rather interesting … Continue reading

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In Memorium

Let us always remember the meaning of Memorial Day: Stranger

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"Best Gun For Bokor?"

Someone came by looking for “best gun for bokor.” The question is ambiguous, since it does not specify whether the gun is to be used by a voodoo priest; or used on a voodoo priest. If the question is the … Continue reading

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Off Topic: "Do Lynx Attack Humans"

Someone came by searching for “do lynx attack humans.” I can only comment about the “bobcat,” the smallest of the lynx species; and the slightly larger Canada lynx. I have known both to attack humans. While the wounds were comparatively … Continue reading

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"Feral Dog Attacks, Texas"

Someone came by looking for “feral dog attacks texas.” That is a subject that is more complex than it would seem. Strictly speaking, feral dogs are “free living” dogs, finding their own food instead of depending on a human for … Continue reading

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Acronym English Yob?

Someone came by searching for “acronym english yob.” Actually, a yob is the antithesis of what a good boy should be. A yob is rude, repellent, violent, obnoxious and stupid. A proto-progressive, if you will. And no, “yob” is not … Continue reading

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