|Super-tight Benz 450SL|
|Yellow calipers, cross-drilled rotors, and AMG wheels|
Books. Bikes. Boomsticks. "Too many mind. Mind the sword, mind the people watch, mind the enemy, too many mind... No mind."
|Delaware Statie in the '60s.|
|His bike was too speedy for me. We also saw Darth Vader. Apparently the chow's pretty good in the Death Star cafeteria these days, 'cause I don't know if the Sith lord could pass the Imperial Forces PT test anymore.|
Shootin' Buddy: "So, where are the games with the maps with hex grids and the cardboard counters with numbers on them?"First card games and then computer games put paid to the classic games of SPI and Avalon Hill from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Although, I do find it interesting that a couple of publishers are doing revivals of the old intellectual property; there are reboots of Panzer Leader and other classics out there, and Advanced Squad Leader has been in constant publication by Curt Schilling-backed** MMP since Avalon Hill went moribund and got bought by Hasbro. As the nerds of Gen X reach our peak earning years and start having midlife crises, I predict a revival of the old style of games: Nostalgia runs on 20-to-30 year cycles, after all.
Me: "In the 1980s."
Band Name: Hopeless DirtshooterFacebook is too ephemeral for my taste... well, it's not actually that ephemeral, vis-à-vis any other content on the tubes you'd care to pick, it's just hard to search. If I'm still blogging five years from now, for instance, this post would be pretty easy to find by searching on "ephemeral" which is not a word that pops up in conversation too often...
Debut Album: Benevolent White Ass
Band Name: Biogas Jackrabbit
Debut Album: Punching Bozo
Caleb: "The three dead prairie dogs and the biogas jackrabbit say it's pretty good."
Me: " Is that autocorrect, or a new alternative fuel source out of the Dakotas?"
Caleb: "Autocorrect. I got a new iPad recently and I haven't trained it up yet. It still thinks "Kimber" means "Kimberly.""
Me: "For the record, Biogas Jackrabbit would be an awesome band name. "
I dunno. I dunno what we'd do if NASCAR America were sufficiently terrified, but I don't imagine it would be pretty (and have no delusions it would be "permanent", except for those directly under the bombs.) As you alluded, we're a big country composed, by and large, of little men these days. Bob Heinlein had a quote that was something like "Never frighten a little man; he'll kill you." All the head-chopping and VBIEDing on the far side of the globe has only titillated Middle America; they have not frightened Joe Sixpack and Suzy Soccermom. Yet.
I'm talking the same quasi-libertarian isolationist line now that I was in '03, but let 'em set off bombs in Lucas Oil Stadium and I reckon I'll be out there in the street, clamoring to "Burn the nest!" like everybody else.
ETA: Also, thinking back to the mood thirteen years ago, the perpetrators of the attack on Manhattan had one thing in their favor: They were stateless actors. By declaring a "caliphate" and drawing borders and claiming nation-state status, IS has also drawn a handy bullseye around itself in a way AQ never did.
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— Car and Driver (@CARandDRIVER) August 14, 2014
|It was parked near that Willys Jeepster.|
Also the [Delta Elite] 10mm had a reputation for cracking the frame at the slide stop hole. I saw one crack after only firing a 50rd box of Norma ammo.Because bailing the Titanic with a teacup is a hobby of mine, I had to reply.
Just in case anybody stumbles across this thread via search engine in the future who isn't familiar with this issue, early Colt Deltas would crack the frame rail above the slide stop cutout. This was no biggie, since the slide stop cutout effectively stop-drilled the crack, preventing it from propagating, but "zomg Delta Elites crack their frames!" became such a staple of the gun store commando that Colt fixed the problem by removing that section of frame rail.
Despite this fix being applied several years before the letters "www." meant anything other than the "w" key on your IBM Selectric was stuck, it somehow persists with guys like the one I'm quoting.
Oddly, they all talk about the "zomg Delta Elites crack their frames!" thing, and yet none of 'em ever comment on the junky plastic recoil spring guides they came with that disintegrated in short order under a diet of Winchester Silvertips... Makes me wonder how many of them actually had any time with the pistol in question.
A Recovering Delta Elitist
|'48 or '49 Willys-Overland Jeepster|