Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Febrewary


The Beers of the Month are here! From Atwater Brewery in Detroit MI comes a Pilsner and a Vanilla Java Porter. Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee WI, sends a Belgian-style White (wheat) Beer and Eastside Dark lager.

Not in order shown.

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Shotguns


Are made for Zombie Whackin'.

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I didn't even watch them


Click for Bigger

h/t Matt

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ranger Scout

I am such a dufus sometimes...but y'all knew that. Today I went to the 6th floor of the FEDERAL building instead of the city one, so instead of picking up my application for a film license agreement to shoot at Tucson Mountain Park, I got funny looks from some guys who manage the Coronado National Forest. Funny how both entities have their 6th floors for the same purpose.

I've finally settled on this location (Gates Pass), because I only need a location release from one source. Hopefully we'll be shooting real film next Wednesday.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this photo courtesy of Carrot Top? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

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WINNER!

Quilly Mammoth from Just Barking Mad wins with:
"It's all good...I have a fake face and she has fake tits."
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Lotsa Gunny Stuff This Weekend!


No results posted yet.

Would that be a kick in the ass to shoot the ACTS match in Catalina on Saturday, then some long-range stuff at Ben Avery on Sunday?

Pix are here.

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Don't hate me 'cuz I'm warm

Fighting Zombies with a Moisin-Nagant!



I think the RO didn't bother to call cover penalties at the end because this was just too cool.

Click the video to visit the YouTube page for more!

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

More Zombie Wackin'



Courtesy of RangerSXT

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MIAX


Oh, yeah, the Michigan ACTS crew had a match this month too!

I almost used the gunfun_NOT tag. Brrrr.

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Zombie Wars 2009 is Over

This is your intrepid blogger reporting to you from the afterlife. No, I didn't survive the Zombie Apocalypse, but I did take dozens of the foul Undead to Hell with me. In fact, only two of our number (out of 40 shooters!) survived the onslaught and that included my buddy Jon, the Top Survivor and overall Match Winner. And he was using an iron-sighted M1A and a Les Baer single-stack .45!

Of course, he also got some good mojo from the shirt from his latest foray against the Zombie
Hordes. I wore my Order of the Stick "Evil is a Growth Industry" T-shirt, but I failed to deceive the Zombies that I was on their side. Can you really deceive a Zombie?












Stage 1 started us out engaging with a rifle until it was notionally ripped out of our hands. Then we retreated to the "van," closed the door behind us, and engaged all the zombies outside through the windows. Jon and I were the only ones in our squad to survive this stage. The number of targets in all stages was reduced from those depicted in the stage descriptions.

Pictures of the actual stages are here.














Stage 2 we shot first. Since I was the primary Range Officer for my squad, I left my camera in my range box for the entire match. I didn't want to impose on Jon because he had a good run going and I'd imposed on him enough today. This stage eliminated half our squad from the chance of Surviving the Match.

Here's a "shoulder cam" video from another shooter.













Stage 3 eliminated the rest of us, except for Jon. I died by inches, cuz if you don't shoot 'em in the head, they're gonna eat ya!
















Stage 4 was wacky! You got 10 rounds of .22 LR, a single-shot boltie sized for a youngster, and staged pistol magazines down range. We simulated crawling through the sewer drainage pipe by crawling down a path and using some pipes for shooting ports. This stage cost many of our shooters a lot of time and Deaded a few (but they were already Dead). I came in 10th out of 40 shooters, in the basement of Open Division -- most of the Open gunners got there by firing Full Auto! I got there because I had a scope that went up to 5X, though it never left 1.5X.

AZ ACTS keeps raising the bar by putting on intensely fun matches like this one. This one was the brainchild of "Bloodfeast," a very lean-forward character in our league. My hat, and quite possibly my disembodied head, is off to him.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

His, Hers, Ours


My old high school chum sent me this.

He really ought to blog.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Too True

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Studnutness

Tuesday we did out first Video Production shoot. The good news is that we've got a couple of pros on our team -- we had by far the best video. The bad news is that my time in front of the camera cut waaaay into my time behind it. I'll have to see if I can shake loose a copy of our effort from the Professor.

My Film class is proceeding apace without the hectic shooting schedule of Video. I'm on a smaller team there and whipped out a screenplay fast enough to secure the position of screenwriter. It all had to do with my wondering what to write, then wondering, "How can I turn this into an excuse to get the 'Stang out of the garage (with a charged battery) before April?" I'll try to get a copy of that YouTubed, as well.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest


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Winner!

Lil Bro keeps the Blog Ad with:
How to turn a simple R-rated limbo contest into a million-man march. The line forms behind me!
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Why Do You Think?


Why do you think they call them Nancy-boys?

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Look at Me, For I am Fish


I still have a few brain cells that remember this story....

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Don't Tell Sondra K

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"Hematoma City, Baby!"

Not me... my art professor from last semester got the same phlebotomist that I had at the Red Cross blood bank today. She had worse problems that I did.

I'm not sure yesterday wasn't Friday the 13th.

My Stick-Lady had to ride the needle like a gas pump nozzle whose handle wouldn't lock. Normally, I bleed so fast I frighten myself, but this time, not so much.

All that for some Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

I'm too busy for this, but....

CASTING CALL
Pima Community College Advanced Video
Casting for 20 Individual Projects
Student Projects
Saturday, February 21, 2009 10:00am-12:00 noon & 1:00pm-5:00pm
Email: raboin@cox.net for Appointment
Walk-ins Welcome
Auditions to be held at Pima Community College West Campus, 2202 W Amklam Rd.
Digital Video & Film
Santa Catalina Bldg., Rm. CG45
SAG or non SAG
bring monologue -(no longer than 5 minutes)
Variety of Roles needed including, all ethnicity, all ages, male and female.
Specific roles include: Native American Hispanic Bi-lingual
Shooting dates in March
Locations: TBA-in and around Tucson, Arizona
You may email for an appointment
Walk-ins will be seen
Headshots & Resumes may be sent to: raboin@cox.net
Call: 206-6776 to leave voicemail a message
Screen credit & DVD of production
NO Nominal Compensation- (Student projects)

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm gonna have to watch this some day


But I'll just watch for the updates from The Flea until then....

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Binker Beatlemaniac

That'll keep her from bouncing off the walls, for what, 10 minutes?

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Winner!

Lil Bro wins with:
"The PeptoMobile seats six comfortably, but the upset stomach and diarrhea girls still had to ride 'out back.'"
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Friday, February 06, 2009

I'm Still Here

Neck-deep in homework, but still here.

Not just a butt-load of reading, but Storyteller Analysis of a movie I have to rent for Screenwriting, plus treating, scene-summarizing, shot-selecting, and scheduling an eight-scene film I have to make up. That last is just an academic exercise not for real shooting, but the Muse struck last night and I ended up with 12 scenes. I might have to try to produce this one myself.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

It's not just a good idea....

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Unintended Consequences

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If Wisconsin is the Cheese Capital


...then Alaska must be the Cheesy Capital.

h/t Andy A.

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Wish they all could be COMPASS CALL Girls

In Maxim Magazine!

From the CC Alumni

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this Reuters photo? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar!

Original:

School children with toy guns perform during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in the northern Indian city of Lucknow January 24, 2009. India will celebrate its Republic Day on Monday.

REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (INDIA)

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Brick at Intolerant American channels the average journalist with:
Indian school children brandishing replica high-power, AK-15 magazine fed, semi-assault automatic shotguns test school's new zero tolerance weapons policy in an attempt to ditch classes. School officials too intimidated to comment.

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What Say You, Phil?

Another 70 years of Happiness?

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