Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Monday, December 31, 2007

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. If you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even that deerskin chamois you don't use since you're too lazy to wash your car yourself!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday PM.

Winner!

Deathlok of The Temerity of High Maintenance wins with:

You passed Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen. . .Comet and Cupid. . . . .

(sorry that I didn't link the other contests this week...catch y'all next week)

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hey, Aunt Gerty!

Look who's 30!

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Friday, December 28, 2007

Road Trip

I'm down here in beautiful, historic Laurel MD spreading Holiday Cheer with one of my oldest and bestest friends, Alan (aka Chief) and his lovely wife.  And catching up on Email while those with Eastern body clocks slumber (yeah, I'll sleep in tomorrow if I can, so help me Bushmills).

Of course, Alan's got one o' them fancy Macs... this one even surreptitiously snapped my pic and posted it on the Hot-Or-Not website.  Why does it do that, Chief?

They should call it "Hairy-or-Scary?"

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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!


Geek Night with what used to be the Disgruntled Balding Bachelors of Mantzville.

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Monday, December 24, 2007

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a caption or photoshop for this picture, courtesy of Lil Bro? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. If you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even that bearskin rug you used to get naked on!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday PM.

WINNER!

Shooter of Parallax Adjustment evoked a chortle with:

"Quick, light it and let's get out of here before the park ranger gets back!"

Other Contests:

Gone Rick Motel (1st Place last week!)
Support Your Local Gunfighter (1st Place last week!)
Bullwinkle Blog
Right Pundits
Rodney Dill
Public Pondering
Wizbang

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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Suet Cakes!


Maybe if I got some, that peckerhead back home would quit beating on my house!

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Arkansas

Indian for "land of the thousand-year puddles."

Thankfully, this was the only "white stuff" I saw until I hit the PA border. The snow there was in little dirty piles on the side of the road. The only poor traction I got was from Mom's driveway (thankfully, Mom's got friends with plowblades).

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys...

What the officer said:

I'm Officer Sewenso of the East Texas Police. I pulled you over because you were in the left lane and not passing... plus, when you returned to the right lane, you didn't signal until you were already across the centerline.

What I said:

Oh.

What I could have said:

Your police car on the right shoulder (almost nosing into the traveling lane) constitutes an "emergency vehicle" and a few states I pass through explicitly declare that I must move aside for those. As you state, I wasn't passing anybody, so how important was that turn signal, except to excite a bored trooper trolling for drunk drivers after midnight?

The trooper's "interview" confirmed my suspicions; he probably wasn't that interested in my life story (as I told it), but rather was examining my speech for signs of intoxication.

What I should have said:

I'm not really "retired," I publish a blog called "Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery" and I am soooo blogging this! May I take your picture? Did you know that my blog was named 55th Most Informative by a Carnegie-Mellon study? I mostly publish humorous stuff and articles on the shooting sports... wanna see the Colt Match Heavy-barrel behind my seat?

What I wouldn't have said:

Ya know, I know my carry permit is good in Texas, but I can't recall if I'm required to notify you right away....

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

On the Road Again


See y'all on the flip-flop.

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Monday, December 17, 2007

Good Times!


Russ of Cavalry Arms brought some pics back from his jaunt to the Fort Benning 3-Gun Match, hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit!

Click pic for video!

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. If you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even those hip waders you don't wear any more!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday PM.

Winner!

Major-select T. Sidoti of Dude, Where's the Beach got me chuckling with:

TSA Agent: "Alright, everyone out of the plane, up against the wing, and spread'em! 'Mr. Latex Glove' and I have some searching to do."

Other Caption Contests:

Gone Rick Motel
Outside the Beltway
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Bullwinkle Blog
Right Pundits
Public Pondering

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Something Funny

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Death Before Broccoli






You'll die from an Unlikely Illness (like the plague).

You will unfortunately succumb to a random and unlikely disease. Only to find out after death that eating more broccoli would have cured you.








'How will you die?' at QuizGalaxy.com

h/t to Serr8d

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wyatt's been working out!

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But the Distraction Factor...

Friday, December 14, 2007

I Read Books

Yeah, it's insomnia time again. This week I dug out a couple of paperbacks (published in the 195os!) to help my brain unwind for sleep.

The Wicked Blade by Robert Carse is an action/romance tale set during the decline of 1200s feudal Europe and failure of the Crusades in the Middle East. Yeah, the Wahabis were the bad guys even then. I have no idea where I got this book, but I'd never read it until now. It was generally helpful getting me some sleep.

The other oldie was a re-read of Robert S. Johnson's Thunderbolt! which had me reading through dawn this morning. Maybe I better re-read some Tom Clancy novels if I want sleep.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Good Boy!

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Who sez That Dog Won't Hunt

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Why Pack Heat in Church?


Because a crucifix doesn't repel Evil nearly as well as a pistol does.

Rumor has it that Jeanne Assam's last name in pronounced "Awesome!"

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Brrr....

I had to turn on the heat this weekend. It's still raining. At least I've got my health. [Knocks on wood]

Even though there's no word on the match re-sked, I'm postponing the road trip a week just to give this weather pattern a chance to die.

Yeah, laugh all you want at my misery! When you're still shoveling snow in March while I'm wearing shorts....

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My blog is worth $53,066.76.
How much is your blog worth?



h/t MattG

Monday, December 10, 2007

Oh, Yeah


Uh, I don't think this is really a CNN report... I mean, well you make the call. Make sure you check out the news scroll at the bottom.

(Oh, and the audio's NSFW!!)

h/t to the ACTS Forum

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. If you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even that little Speedo that doesn't fit any more!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday PM.

Winner!

Lil Bro wins with:

Don't select button B3. She just spins around on the spring and doesn't fall down. I lost $1.50 that way!

And not just because he's my little brother and tomorrow's his birthday. I already bought him some socks.

Other Contests:

Gone Rick Motel
(1st Place last week!)
Outside the Beltway
Heartless Libertarian
Public Pondering
Support Your Local Gunfighter
Bullwinkle Blog
Sgt Hook

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Bonus Weekend Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday
Emo Kid Bobby Hawkins couldn't handle his rotten life and decided to end it. No problem with that... razor blades are cheap and society is better off without him. But No, Emo Kid Bobby Hawkins wanted to go out with a bang and "be famous" as a by-product. He blasted away at bystanders in an Omaha shopping mall with a semi-automatic rifle before ending his own miserable life.

Your mission, Dear Photoshop Elves and Gremlins, is to make Emo Kid Bobby Hawkins FAMOUS in the most humiliating and/or humorous manner possible, using your photoshop skills. Winners gets a one-week Blog Ad on my side bar. This is a PG-13 blog, so if you're p-shopping Emo Kid Bobby having rough sex in Hell with VT killer Cho Sung-hui, please keep it tasteful (or provide a URL and I'll mark the link "NSFW").

Fer instance....


Oh, well, lost hosting for the link, so here's the pic via Blogger.

Something from Serr8d (NSFW)

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Virtually Date Ariane

Now that I've got a post that gets at least as many hits as Jon's KelTec review post, I better do something to justify the interest. This is not a walk-through of the game, but some advice to keep you from failing miserably.

  • No hard liquor at home!
  • No more than two glasses of wine before dinner, no more than two with or after dinner.
  • No more than two martinis at the club; club soda for you, Mr. Designated Driver!
  • If you're staying at home, make sure you look at the stars. The only tough one is Triangulus, which is right under your cursor.
  • If you're taking her downtown for dinner, skip the wine altogether except one with dinner (while this won't eliminate failure, you'll get to experience more).
  • Skip the Spin-the-bottle and Rock-paper-scissor unless you want a new challenge.
  • Skip the amusement park and boat ride (okay, try them once just to see the pictures).
  • Be a gentleman, at least until she starts being naughty.
  • When coaching the strip-tease, avoid repeating moves until you've used the others.

There are still some things in the game at which to fail, but these lead to interesting pics and self-evident lessons. If you're really stuck, keep G00gling for a real walk-through, or Email me for help.

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Just Use Finger

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North Pole SWAT


The Michigan club's precipitation wasn't as obstructive as ours.

Hopefully, we'll re-sked our match for this Saturday with sunny black T-shirt weather!

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Jelly Bean Blue?

Oleg Volk is featuring some fine Cavalry Arms stuff lately. I'm oh, so covetous of this bright blue receiver and furniture. Okay, maybe a Mustang GT convertible in the same hue. And the girl. Damn nice color. I might have to take advantage of their competition pricing this next year. Of course, I need another AR like I need a hole in the head, but I can dream, right?

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Rained Out Again

Why am I surfing the blogs instead of enjoying gun fun in the sun? What sun? It's been raining all day! I made the trip to Pima anyway, only to meet Scott and Kelly as they were being chased off by the Rangemaster (who apparently didn't want to get stranded by a rain-filled wash). Waah. Scott's considering putting on the match next Saturday, in which case I'm likely to postpone my vacation road trip a week. It's been a whole month -- I'm going through .223 withdrawal!

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Heh


Someone's watching the same "Dirty Jobs" episode that I am.

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Friday, December 07, 2007

Friday Fertography

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

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Planning

With an eye towards the weather, I'm planning my winter roadtrip.

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Mister dluuu needs to get out more

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Monday, December 03, 2007

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday

Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced picture? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Leave a caption or photo link in comments, or Email a pic to me at the address in my profile. If you're sending a large animation, please provide a hot-linkable URL.

You need not own a blog to win! I'll advertise your favorite charity, web site, or even that little black dress that doesn't fit any more!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday PM.

Winner!

Gunner at The Ninth Stage made me giggle with:

It wasn't 'till late in the evening when Mike finally noticed his date's stalactite like armpit warts.

Other Contests:

Gone Rick Motel (1st Place last week!)

Outside the Beltway (same pic)
Support your Local Gunfighter
Public Pondering
Right Pundits
Wizbang
Bullwinkle Blog

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Hi-Speed Lo-Drag


So now I know where the Michigan ACTS guys get all their mad CQB skilz.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Okay, Last One

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Sitemeter... it's like that

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Um... No

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Prescient Laziness

On inspection of the bays at the range, the match for today 12/2/07 has been
canceled. We are unable to drive into the bays to setup the stages and
standing water at the berms present a safety hazard. See you in January.
This would have come too late to prevent a wasted 2-hour drive for me, but at oh-dark-thirty I'd already decided to lounge around in my jammies and put on a pot of real coffee today. Now I've got eight loaded Uzi magazines in my range box... I think I'll download them through the muzzle after next Saturday's ACTS match. Maybe the MD will let me run through a stage or two with it.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

Under the Weather

No, I feel fine. The wetlands in my back yard is still saturated after two days of rain; it was continuous through the night. It's still drippy-cloudy out there. I wasn't planning on going anywhere today, but....

Tomorrow's the last Cactus League USPSA match of the year, and I was considering zooming up there early in the morning to have some gun fun. For the past two years, the December match has been canceled on-site due to high winds. They've never called one due to mud, AFAIK. The forecast for tomorrow calls for sunny... Hmmm, do I go? Or do I sleep in and watch football?

There's a huge gun show up there this weekend, but it's too close to Xmas for me. Jon's out of town, so I can't really hang out in PHX for a while. I can always race back and catch some of the late football. Sounds like another decision I'll have to make at 3 a.m. again.

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Well, Duh!


Vote while you can.

h/t Larry Correia

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