I Don’t Know – Maybe Don’t


At least ask if I want to know how it ended-don’t just toss it out there.


It’s Funny Because It’s True, Episode Somethingorother

I See De blasio Is Off And Running

Mayor de Blasio’s SUV caught on camera running two stop signs and speeding just days after he announced crackdown on dangerous driving

It’s good to see that he picked up on Bloomberg’s message that rules are for the little people…


I Normally Don’t Care

for someone else’s analysis of a television show. I don’t watch The Talking Dead specifically because I have zero interest in hearing what those twits have to say about a show I JUST FREAKIN’ WATCHED.

But io9 does at times have something entertaining to say about The Walking Dead, and this week was one of them.

Of course, Lizzie, the more psychotic member of the Carol Corps, sees a pretty simple solution to this problem…. Lizzie just puts her hand over Judith’s mouth and nose… Lizzie’s just having a great time smothering this baby….Lizzie’s last name is Borden, apparently!

Carol saved them! It’s definitely a Carol ex Machina…

I thought it was entirely plausible that Walking Dead would kill Glenn off-screen, turn him into a Walker, and force Maggie to stab him in the head as an almost involuntary reaction to him lunging at her. That sounded just brutal and awful enough to be right up Walking Dead‘s alley….But for that insanely long take of Maggie where she’s crying after the stabbing, I expected to the camera to cut to zombie-Glenn with a knife in his head at any second.

And no one needlessly risked his or her life in order to eat a million pounds of canned pudding!

Funny stuff. “Carol ex machina” – I’m stealing that.

World War I In Six Minutes

This i actually quite good. I’m often appalled by how little people know about WWI (and many, many other things in our nation’s history for that matter).

This Seemed Applicable To Me

“… it’s about damn time someone appreciated my brilliance and singularity, and that wasting my time should be a federal offense.”

Yup. Well, maybe.

Certainly the time-wasting thing – the reason I’m not particularly nice to many people is because I can already tell they are going to be time wasters, and by running them off preemptively I am saving time. I only have so much of it left, after all…

New Acquitision

I’ve been looking for a small fixed blade knife that I can toss in a pocket regularly. I have a bunch of excellent folders  – mostly the older double guard version of the CRKT  Hammond Desert Cruiser:














but everybody knows the weak points on a folder and I like something that can be a hammer, axe, pry bar and knife. So after delving into the world of knife geekery (and let me tell you it is that in spades) I went with a tried and true company and a design I’m kinda pleased with.

K-Bar Becker B14

Skeleton handle but they sell Zytel *blech* scales and I can always wrap it in paracord. There are aftermarket micarta scales, but they actually cost more than the knife and one of my criteria is “What do I do if some uninformed/overly officious bully prick cop/security guard/TSA m*&^%%&*&%*&% takes it away from me or (more likely) I lose it?”

The price on this is right, I like Ethan Becker’s robust designs and K-Bar has ALWAYS made a quality product and is local to my hometown. It’s a Becker Necker blade on a longer ESEE Izusa handle; win-win.

Sure, a Bark River Bravo-1 would be nice and a Busse LBTG would probably make me wet myself but the world is real and I have my parameters, which are also real. Besides, this is a toss-in-a-pocket knife – I’ve had to cut or chop or pry lots of things but I’ve never had to stab a zombie through their skull. And I have a Becker BK2 for that 😉