Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Friday, October 31, 2008

News for Vets

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lots of Sons, Lots of Guns



h/t Palmer

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Step away from the Tunafish


You have 20 seconds to comply!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Mailing it in

When my Computer Graphics instructor declared his ignorance of and antipathy for the slated Adobe Illustrator tool, my enthusiasm for the course diminished, naturally. At least he taught us the basics of logo design, which is our next graded project. Similar to our Photoshop projects, our Illustrator work must re-design the logos or illustrations of a "Green" company, since I suspect our instructor is a crystal-carryin', tree-huggin', patchouli-wearin' hippie of the First Order. I actually have a couple logo designs made up for Four Seasons Windpower, LLC, but I won't post 'em here, 'cuz I'm afraid they'll steal the far superior design. But I made sure my hippy instructor'll like them.

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Ah, Rick-Rolled!

Timmeeehh! Here ya go.

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I'd go by Michael

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Appendicitis

Monday, October 27, 2008

Old School Binkerbell

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff
Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced photo? 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 your surplus magnesium striker!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNERS!

2nd Place: Lil Bro with:
"Today starts a mandatory recall of the new Malibu Barbie Meth Lab."
1st Place: Gordon R. Durand of Zeta Woof wins with:
"Piper! How many times have I told you? Leave the stupid Democrats alone!"


Other Contests:

Outside the Beltway
Family Security Matters
Right Pundits
RT's Ponderings
WILLisms
Wizbang
Support Your Local Gunfighter
TrekMedic

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Fixed it

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Straight to Video



I think the match was Jon's to win. He was two-for-two with his grenade throws and was smart enough to bring high-brass #5 shells just in case the Texas Stars somehow got placed further out than the 12 yards he specified in the design (they did... and we were both on the set-up crew!).

Here's VIDEO of my crappy performance, if you're interested.

Here's VIDEO of some of Bob's performance... for Bob. Nice grenade toss!

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*SNORK!*

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Death awaits you all with big, nasty, pointy teeth!

Guess who killed the Rabbit?




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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Cactus 2008 Halloween Match, Stage 1

SCORING: THURSDAY NIGHT

MINIMUM ROUNDS: 16 (12 shot and 4 slugs) or 20 (12 shotgun, 8 pistol)

TARGETS: Ten (10) plates, two (2) pepper poppers, and four (4) USPSA paper targets

START SIGNAL: AUDIBLE STOP SIGNAL: LAST SHOT FIRED

START POSITION: LOADED SHOTGUN AT LOW READY IN BOX “A”. SHOOTER MAY CHOOSE TO USE SLUGS OR PISTOL AT TABLE C. SHOOTER WILL EITHER STAGE FOUR (4) “SILVER” SLUGS OR AN UNLOADED PISTOL, ONE UNLOADED MAGAZINE, AND EIGHT “SILVER” BULLETS ON TABLE C.

PROCEDURE: ON SIGNAL, ENGAGE P1 & P2 (bottom plate of each star) AND THEN P3 – 10. MOVE TO BOX B AND ENGAGE PP1 & PP2. THEN MOVE TO TABLE C, LOAD WITH “SILVER” SLUGS/BULLETS, AND ENGAGE T1 – T4 (WEREWOLVES).

PAPER REQUIRES ONE (1) SLUG HIT OR TWO (2) HITS TO NEUTRALIZE, AND ALL STEEL MUST FALL TO SCORE.

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Cactus 2008 Halloween Match, Stage 2

SCORING: Thursday night
MINIMUM ROUNDS: 27 (18 CARBINE AND 9 PISTOL)
TARGETS: Four (4) USPSA paper targets, Nine (9) bat silhouettes , and one (1) rifle plate

START SIGNAL: AUDIBLE STOP SIGNAL: LAST SHOT FIRED

START POSITION: NORMAL READY IN BOX “A”, LOADED PISTOL IN HOLSTER. CARBINE IS LOADED, WITH SAFETY ON AT TABLE “A”.

PROCEDURE: ON SIGNAL, ENGAGE B1 – 9 WITH PISTOL (one round each) AND THEN SAFELY GROUND PISTOL ON TABLE. ENGAGE B1-9 AGAIN WITH CARBINE (one round each) AND MOVE TO BOX “B”. ENGAGE T1 – 4 (zombies holding children) AND RP1. BATS REQUIRE TWO HITS (one pistol & one rifle hit and are considered A-zones for scoring), PAPER REQUIRES TWO HITS, AND RIFLE PLATE REQUIRES ONE HIT TO SCORE. THE RIFLE PLATE IS CONSIDERED AN A-ZONE FOR SCORING (-1) FOR THE MULTIGUN VERSION OF THIS STAGE.

Bat targets are stenciled on USPSA no-shoot paper targets. Round paper no-shoot targets are paper plates.

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Cactus 2008 Halloween Match, Stage 3

SCORING: Thursday Night

MINIMUM ROUNDS: 20 (11 shotgun, 8 pistol and 1 grenade)

TARGETS: Four (4) large pepper poppers, one (1) small pepper popper, six (6) plates, four (4) USPSA paper targets, and one (1) bucket (rabbit with big pointy teeth)

START SIGNAL: AUDIBLE STOP SIGNAL: LAST SHOT FIRED

START POSITION: STANDING WITH SHOTGUN AT PORT ARMS IN BOX “A”, LOADED PISTOL IN HOLSTER. THE HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH IS STAGED ON TABLE C.

PROCEDURE: ON SIGNAL, ENGAGE PLATES P1-6. MOVE TO BOX “B” AND ENGAGE TARGETS PP1–5. THEN MOVE TO TABLE “C”, SAFELY GROUND SHOTGUN ON TABLE, AND ENGAGE B1 (rabbit with big pointy teeth) WITH THE HOLY HAND GRENADE OF ANTIOCH. THEN ENGAGE TARGETS T1–4 WITH PISTOL. PAPER REQUIRES TWO HITS TO NEUTRALIZE AND THE GRENADE MUST LAND IN THE BUCKET TO KILL THE NASTY RABBIT (+5 seconds for a miss). And no, you can’t shoot the bunny. The only thing that kills the nasty rabbit is the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch.

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Cactus 2008 Halloween Match, Stage 4

SCORING: Thursday night
MINIMUM ROUNDS: 33 (16 pistol, 16 carbine, and 1 grenade)

TARGETS: One (1) bucket (guardian monster) , and sixteen (16) USPSA PAPER TARGETS

START SIGNAL: AUDIBLE STOP SIGNAL: LAST SHOT

START POSITION: Normal ready in box A, unloaded pistol in holster and grenade in strong hand. Carbine is loaded and staged on table D. One pistol “penalty” magazine is staged on chair to the right of box A.

PROCEDURE: ON START SIGNAL, Engage G1 (guardian monster) with grenade. G2 is considered neutralized with successful grenade throw. If grenade throw is a miss, shooter will retrieve penalty ammo from chair and engage G2 from box A. Shooter then moves to barrel B and engages T1 - 4 from under the stick. Then move to barrel C and engage T5-8 from under the stick. Shooter then moves to table D, safely grounds pistol, and engages T9-11 & R1-5 with carbine. Paper requires two hits. Note: no set time penalty is assessed for a miss with the grenade in addition to time needed to retrieve penalty ammo and that needed to engage G2 with pistol.

Here's new shooter Carl scoring a bulls-eye with the grenade (Tunnel Monster, a bucket with a cardboard facade, not shown).

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

At "Are We Lumberjacks?"

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Nyuk

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Art Class


Our latest medium is water color and colored pencil.

Motif: a book or magazine cover (must include a narrative).

My narrative is basically, "Why read about it?"

The instructor's preliminary critique was to add some color to the poolside table... I thought I'd post this before I wreck it.

Wish me luck.

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Billy Budd's Pimp Gun Range Report

His Flaaaaaaaaaaaming Auto Ordnance .45 gets mixed-to-positive reviews.

Methinx Billy Budd is really likin' the auto-chuckers now, hmm?

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I like Brunettes


BTW, I'm a pig. Don't you wonder why I'm still a bachelor?

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Near Port Sanilac, Michigan


How close is that to Detroit?

h/t to Keith E

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Bachelor Food

It's what's for dinner!

One-half short can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew
One-third can of Wolf No-Bean Chili
Microwave for 2.5 mins on High
Garlic and Onion Powder to taste
Stir in liberal glop of Tabasco Habanero Sauce
Top lightly with grated Parmesan cheese

I'm gonna be unfit for human company until tomorrow since I'm projectile-sweating right now.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Have some Milk

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Why the Class III guy always shoots last!



Video courtesy of HKFreak, who also RO'd me. On the forward charge, note him pointing out the loaded mag I'd dropped. I gotta get me some real pouches!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thanks, BinkerMom

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

And How Was Your Day?


I spent the day avoiding doing my homework.

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True

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff
Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced photo? 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 your bearskin hat!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

Winner!


Trainer of Because I Say So! wins the chocolate underwear with:
Medusa decided it was time to go modern.

Thanks for playin', y'all!

Other Contests:
Family Security Matters
Gone Rick Motel
Right Pundits
Outside the Beltway(1st Place here last week!)
RT's Ponderings
WILLisms
Support your Local Gunfighter

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Daisy Cat Goes Rambo

Maybe that was me giggling manically....

And two shooters in Tucson now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not faster,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That saw the Hausfrau fight with us on "Army of Darkness" Day!

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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Triple Happiness

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hey, Wyatt!


This isn't loud enough for ya?

Lemme turn it up!

When I turned on the Michigan-Penn State game, the teams were tied, but the Nits soon pushed back the Wolverines into their own end zone for a safety.

Joe Pa wins 46-17. Sweet.

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Happiness is a Belt-fed Weapon

But I had to content myself with a full-auto Uzi.

There was no 100-yard-plus rifle shots required in this match, so I brought out the Hebroom for fits and giggles. And Daisy Cat came out to play! On the only stage I got videoed (Thanks, Daisy!) she must have been reading my mind, because she eschewed her rifle and charged the targets with her hi-cap Bersa 9-mm. I hope HKFreak's ladies videoed it, because it was a sight to see the little lady charge and bust caps like that, laughing maniacally all way. She beat my time too! I got pretty good hits, but nailed a paper plate "baby" during my charge (yep, the stage is a variation of Save the Children I've done for the Cactus Halloween shoots). I also hosed my normally disciplined burst control towards the end and had to transition back to the Glock.



It was a Happy Fun Time at the range today!

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Get Yours Today!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Yay!... I think


Got a call-back tonight on my casting call reading from a couple weeks ago!

Going back for another reading tomorrow, probably during my Art class 20-minute break. I hope I don't puke or something....

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Sweet Land o' Liberty


Click....

h/t Palmer

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Hu-ah


h/t Palmer

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Whoohoo! Phillies!

The Phillies win the NL Pennant! I can imagine my Grandpa downing the last of his Schmidt's and flicking the ash off his Camel Unfiltered as he brushes off his bath towel shawl and whoops it up at the silent TV. Yup, "Pepa" doesn't know that Harry Callas isn't broadcasting any more and it's safe to turn up the volume. Thankfully, the Phils finished off the uber-hated Dodgers (hated by me, not Pepa... he reserved his vitriol for the Yankees).

I'm kinda indifferent to whomever wins the World Series now, but I'd kinda like to see the Phillies win one for the cranky old man in the grey non-descript ballcap. He's probably got a few old Bethlehem Steel buddies rooting with him up there....

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Bah!

It seems the Mitten-staters mustered 22 shooters for an ACTS match last weekend and nobody brought a camera.

That's weak.

BTW, I've been convinced at the latest Shooters Meeting to bring the Hebroom instead of the AK. Thus I doom myself to strive for Awesomeness instead of beating my Nemesis or winning the Match. Y'all know the importance of Awesomeness to the Shooting Sports, right?

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Old Fart?


Old fart? I got T-Shirts older than you, kiddo!

Congrats anyway!

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I Like My 1911s...


...like I like my homosexuals... FLAMING!

[/Homer Simpson]

That's not an exact Homer quote, btw.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shaken, not stirred...

My next WRT101 project is a Profile that's supposed to be presented in PowerPoint. As a former USAF almost-staff-wannabee, I almost had to confess to a expertise in PowerPoint. I made some pretty cool Retirement presentations with the program, but I never really enjoyed the full-fledged "Death by PowerPoint" embraced by the military.

Maybe I just didn't apply myself.

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Tucson Range Report


From Arizona Rifleman!

I love that sproing!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

I got an A!

Got my first paper back from Writing 101 (a memoir)... "Fine work," sez Teach. Only two minor mistakes in three pages and I got dinged for not explaining adequately what "STOP LOSS" meant.

Oh well... it's an A! I saw some of the papers coming back to my fresh-out-of-high-school classmates. Lotsa blue ink.

Gee, you'd think this would encourage me to write more? Naaaah.

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff
Got a caption or photoshop for this unsourced photo? 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 your timeshare in West Virginia!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

Winners!

2nd Place to AlanDP's Photoshop!

1st Place to Rodney Dill of Outside the Beltway:
Paw's pinching a log!
Sometimes the simplest ones are the funniest. Thanks fer playing, y'all!

Other Contests:

Outside the Beltway (I won 1st Place this week!)
Gone Rick Motel
WILLisms
Family Security Matters
Right Pundits
RT
Wizbang
Support your Local Gunfighter

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

Binkerbell and BinkerDad

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Those Dirty Rotten Atrocity-Commitin-Fairies!!!


They ate Fritz!

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

ZOMG!


Third Floor, Women's Wear, Seasonal Decorations, plus all your Zombie Combat Needs....

h/t Goofy1

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October Surprise?

At Traction Control.

I'm glad there's a DEMOCRAT somewhere concerned about Election Fairness.

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From a little ACORN...

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I'm not a Socialist

Mr. Completely tried to cajole me into attending the GunBlogger Rendezvous this weekend, but I couldn't attend, due to my college classes. I'm likely to apply the same excuse for my 30th High School Class Reunion next year. Yep, I'm not very social, and now that I've got a good excuse, I'll stick to it like Loctite, the permanent stuff. Heck, I'd much rather meet a bunch of gunbloggers I've never met than bring back some uncomfortable high school memories....

Believe me, I've got a cast iron memory for every single stupid, inconsiderate, awkward, or cruel thing I've ever uttered (or heard)... and those seemed to peak in my high school years. Gunbloggers might only know me by the stupid, inconsiderate, awkward, or cruel things I've posted and heck, none of them have probably read them very closely. Hopefully, I had some illuminating content to make them forget the dreck.

So maybe when I'm financially and temporally set again, I'll make the trip to Reno. I'll be the guy in the corner doing breathing exercises to fight the nervous nausea.

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Fun with Statuary

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