Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Friday, July 31, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff

Got a better caption or photoshop for this photo, gleaned from the WSJ by 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 Speedo you got for your birthday!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m.

WINNER!

Lil Bro's "A Japanese version of the Mean Joe Greene Coke commercial went horribly awry when he threw the kid his uniform," was pretty funny, but since he gave me the pic, the winner is Rodney Dill of Outside the Beltway with:

"So Billy, ever watch Samurai movies?"


Sorry for no links again this week.  Y'all are luckuy I have time to post anything at all!

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Gunny Goodness!


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Monday, July 27, 2009

Blueberries!

Thank you, Theta and Chief!


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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff

Got a better caption or photoshop for this photo, gleaned from the WSJ (Filippo Monteforte/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images) by 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 your old water wings!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m

Winner!

Lil Bro would have won that with his Caddyshack reference, but he's disqualified for being the photo referrer!   Desert Cat wins instead with the less subtle reference:

D-D-DOODIE!

Sorry for the lack of links this weekend...I've been a busy/lazy boy and I'm on vacation!

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Critter

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Good Times

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Consolation Prize

Ma Nature is giving the hills a good soaking, so the Shooty Goodness rescheduled with Lil Bro and the BinkerDad must be moved into next week.

Mom's cherry pie (with Grandma's crumb recipe) made up for our disappointment.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cool

Whoohoo!  I'm missing the oppressive Arizona monsoons and living in the Year Without Summer in the beautiful Mahoning Valley!  

Heading down to my old MD stomping grounds Saturday to visit friends, then it's High School Reunion time!  Uh.











Groundhog pic courtesy of Lil Bro.

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this 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 quilted Semtex vest!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m.

WINNER!

John D. of Nobody Move! wins with:
The beheading of Frosty was the latest shocking development in the jihad against infidel snowmen.
Other Contests:

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Critters


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Friday, July 17, 2009

I Made it!

Got to the homestead yesterday, greeted by cool mountain breezes and mom, of course.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Darn, I miss Korea!

Here's three lovely and photogenic ladies I remember from my final Korea tour hamming it up at a gathering known as "Communist Party '04." Lots of realistic-looking Korean toy guns at play (no orange tip required). There were also guys in Che Guevera shirts with drawn-on mustaches, but I know what my readers like!

The caption on the Dear Leader's photo reads, "I Love the Shenanigang!"

h/t to Jennifer

Yeah, I did a little Photoshopping on the trigger fingers.

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until Monday -- Scroll Down for New Stuff
Got a better caption or photoshop for this 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 autographed bottle of Oxy-Clean, worth more now than ever before!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m.

Winner!

Wyatt Earp of Support your Local Gunfighter wins with:

Everyone knows white wine goes with fish!

Oh, shit, today's still Sunday? Well, Y'all know what you have to beat!

Other Contests:


Support your Local Gunfighter
Family Security Matters
Outside The Beltway
Right Pundits
RT's Ponderings

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Summer Fun

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Dammit

Looks like ImageShack has been hacked, so my apologies to Deathlok for the disruption. Looks like the link is still active, though. &*^%$ing hackers!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Go Go Firefox 3.5!

The Saloon's Number One Blogstation, a 5-year-old Dell desktop, had me worried about virii, insufficient memory, and such with its grinding to a halt occasionally. The Outlook Express would still run like blazes, but the FF browser was a great big tub of frozen molasses. Installed Firefox 3.5 yesterday and WHOOHOO! I got high-speed internet again!

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Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Mmmm!


Good icing!

Or is this something else?

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Wouldn't That Be a Hoot?

...if Lance Armstrong only places Second in the Tour de France, but the Winner gets caught blood doping, so the French have to award Lance with the Tour Crown?

h/t Aardvark

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An Adventure in Home Defense

Got this from an aircrew buddy living here in the Ole Pueblo:

I was lying in bed the other night at 1:00 AM. I heard the doorbell and found it odd that somebody would be ringing the bell at that time. There are very few people that know where I live and the ones who do would never show up at 1:00 in the morning ringing the bell. I figured that I was hearing things or they would just go away. Then the pounding on the door started. I decided to get out of bed and get dressed and go take a look.

Before walking out of the room I decided it might not be a bad idea to take my Glock 23 out of the nightstand. Heading for the door I hear the bell ring again and then being followed by more pounding. Looking out the peep hole in the door all I could see was shapes on the porch and the outline of a car in the street with the tail lights still on. I walked back to the center of the house and heard a sound like somebody was trying to open the metal gate to my backyard while the knocking and ringing continued. I decided that I had had enough fun with the situation so I went back into the bedroom to get the extra magazine I keep in the nightstand (a retired cop friend always told me that you can't call timeout during a gun fight to go get extra rounds). I looked between the blinds and the sliding back door to see if I could see anybody in the backyard. Not seeing anybody in the backyard I decided it was time for me to go out and take a look.

I set the house alarm to "instant" at night so I knew as soon as I opened the backdoor I would trip the alarm system. I figured loud noises at 1:00 AM would work to my advantage. I cracked the door, the siren started screeching and I went out on the back patio. I used the wall for cover as I checked the north side of the yard. With the north side being clear I checked south. South was clear also. I decided the south direction would get me to front quicker than going north. As I went around the corner of the house and approached the 5 foot brick wall that is my fence I decided I would announce my presence before going up and over the wall. Before I jumped on the wall I yelled, "I am coming over the wall, I have a GLOCK, and it is fully loaded. I went over the wall and took for the 5-6 remaining strides to get to the front yard. I made it to the front yard just in time to see the little compact car going down the street in a hurry.

I'm not sure what scared these people away, the alarm or the crazed man jumping a wall while announcing his side arm of choice. Whichever one it was I was just glad that they decided to depart the area before things got interesting. I brought plenty of toys to the potential fight (13 rounds in the weapon and 13 more in my back pocket) but I suppose it was better they left instead of having the shootout in my front yard. The funny part to this is that I was relaying this story to my friend at work and his only comment was, "What, you didn't take advantage of the moving target practice?"

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Monday, July 06, 2009

Third Place - AZ CDL ID4 Match

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AZ CDL Independence Day Match

We got up bright and early on the 4th of July and loaded up the truck with guns, ammo, accessories, and several metric tons of ice and bottled water. Cavalry Arms and the Phoenix Rod & Gun Club range at South Mountain hosted the 2009 Arizona Civilian Defense League Independence Day Match. Jon ensured all of his bad juju would be used up on the way to pick up Carl by hitting every red light. It worked! Jon placed 3rd in the Match (55 shooters) and in Tactical Scope!

Jon shot a Patriot Ordnance P-416 scoped with a Leupold CQT optic.











I placed 27th (!!) overall and 22nd in Tactical Scope, behind three Tactical Iron shooters, but ahead of three Open Division gunners and a couple of pros from POF-USA.

I shot the POF-Master (Patriot P-416 gas-piston upper on a Bushy lower), mounted with a Simmons shotgun scope.












Carl shot his first major match and actually beat some folks! He won major style points by shooting both bonus windows on the MGM precision target on Stage Two.

He shot Jon's iron-sighted Springfield M1A and sounds ready to try this again next year!




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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this photo from my 1986 vacation to Cheju Island? 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 lava rock fertility statues!

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday p.m.

Winner!


Deathlok of The Temerity of High Maintenance wins with:
No matter how much you water them, they don't seem to grow any higher than this.
Other Contests:

Support Your Local Gunfighter
Family Security Matters
RT's Ponderings
Wizbang

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Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Amen, Brother Clint

h/t to Palmer

Personally, I'm not eligible for AARP for two more years, but I've been getting their junk mail for years. Why should I join?

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Humpless Humpday Shuffle

Just a lazy, crazy summer day today... enjoying not having homework, though I should get my butt in gear and finish registering for fall classes before I head out on summer vacation. That, and clean house, because my super-hawt house-keeper, Lisa the Biker Chick, is disgusted with my lazy cleaning habits.

After hours and hours of not hearing a soul today (you can't count a robot phone call from Best Buy), I opened up the music machine, 2.5kB to 3kB this time. Beats 24/7 Michael Jackson coverage.

1. Natalie Merchant - "One Fine Day"
2. Metallica - "Nothing Else Matters" (S&M)
3. Molly Hatchet - "Gator Country"
4. Candlebox - "Change"
5. Spyro Gyra - "Mallet Ballet"
6. Foreigner - "Hot-Blooded" (Live)
7. Doc Watson - "Soldier's Joy"
8. Spyro Gyra - "Old San Juan"
9. Stevie Wonder - "Isn't She Lovely?"
10. Chuck Prophet - "What Makes the Monkey Dance?"
11. Mike & the Mechanics - "Silent Running"
12. Pretenders - "I'm Not in Love"
13. Weezer - "Suzanne"
14. Led Zeppelin - "In the Evening"
15. Guns 'n' Roses - "Paradise City"
16. Ted Nugent - "Gloria"
17. Marlene Dietrich - "Lili Marlene"
18. The Knack - "Good Girls Don't"
19. Foghat - "Chateau Lafitte '59 Boogie"
20. Def Leppard - "Rocket"
21. Moody Blues - "I Know You're Out There Somewhere"
22. Queensryche - "Eyes of a Stranger"
23. Nickleback - "Diggin' This"
24. Gilbert O' Sullivan - "Claire"
25. No Doubt - "The Climb"

Good mix, non?

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Happy Canada Day, Eh?

Can You Proof it?


My Logic professor didn't teach this one.

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Talented

 
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