Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Saturday, January 30, 2010

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

We Shouldn't Laugh

By the way, despite the name of the pic, the look is really Emo, not Goth. Goth chicks are kinda sexy.

h/t to Buzzed

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Celebs Without Make-up

h/t DukeNukem

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Is there Anything Engineers Can't Do?

See the video of this feat at The Cutting Edge!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Apple of my Eye

It's home-made Apple-Cinnamon Schnapps! Or should that be Apfel-Zimt? I bottled this batch inspired by my blowing a grand on Final Cut Studio at Apple.Com. Between doing post-production on our two Advanced Cinematography features and having to produce my own feature for Advanced Video this semester, I figured I might as well jump into the Big Leagues. I'll chalk up my purchase of Adobe Premiere last year as a learning experience; Premiere doesn't like my camera, for some reason. I've been relegated to using iMovie (shown), though most of my editing has been on my MacTop since I can download my lesser cameras to that. This weekend, I should get out of the house and fill a DVCAM tape with some of the in-camera effects I'd like to try.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Poke Me, Mon

What, you want real blog content?

The Cactus 3-Gun was rained out... and I was too loaded up with homework to make the trip anyway. That and a sudden death in the family didn't leave me with much writing ambition. My Uncle leaves the Veterans' Day roll and joins those we salute on Memorial Day. I think Uncle Lenny would have liked this picture....

Back to the Japanese homework.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Original caption:
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) attends a campaign rally for candidate for U.S. Senate Attorney General Martha Coakley at Northeastern University in Boston January 17, 2010. REUTERS/Jim Young
Got a better caption or photoshop for this Reuters pic? 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 authentic Kurt Schilling Yankees jersey.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!
Judging begins Monday p.m.

WINNER!

Wyatt Earp of SYLG wins with:
Obama in his best Marcellus Wallace voice: "In the fifth, your ass goes down. Say it."

Other Contests
Support your Local Gunfighter
Family Security Matters

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Used to be lotsa Gun factories in New England....

Wow, who knew?


Half a million page visits to my humble blog!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Turning Japanese

I've been kinda stressed out about the new semester starting this week; so much so that I forgot the Caption Contest for a day and totally blew off turning in stages for Sunday's 3-Gun match. What do I do when I'm stressed out about school? How about take up to five naps a day?

What has me stressed about this semester? Sixteen credit hours! Including Advanced Video Production, Advanced Screenwriting, Post-Production for Film/TV, and um, the real killer, JPN101 Elementary Japanese.

I need a drink. And a nap.


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Monday, January 18, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this pic of Climate Genius Danny Glover? 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 Lethal Weapon DVDs.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!
Judging begins Monday p.m.

WINNER!

Cargosquid of UCV wins with:
Riggs! Where's my money, Riggs!

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Saturday, January 16, 2010

So True

h/t to CG

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Bwahahaha!

Hoarked from Gandalf23, who has more.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Heh

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

At the Saloon

Busted my Booze Budget this month and I hardly got a buzz... except for the homemade anisette I tried last week -- you don't have to age that. On the bright side, it seems I won't have to wait months for the final product. Five weeks seems to be the max for most of the recipes I've browsed. Now to find some decanters suitable for my bar. Left to right: blackberry, raspberry, cherry (X2), apple/cinnamon.

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In the Doghouse?

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Lotsa Shootin



And not all of it with a gun. I played Junior Cinematographer this weekend, trying to incorporate up to three cameras into my 3-Gun match coverage, but only squeaked out one stage with two cams. The tempo of the match and the angle of the winter sun talked me out of stationing my Flip Cam down range to capture the most unusual view of my practical shooter Jon, the scary-business end.

It's just as well that that plan didn't work out; reciprocal camera angles commit the cinematic sin of "Breaking the 180, " often confusing the audience as to where the subject is supposed to be facing. That's not nearly as serious as "Breaking the 180" in the shooter's vernacular, which will get you disqualified for poor muzzle control; I had to Disqualify a beginning lady shooter for this during my turn as Range Officer for the stage in the video.

I pretty much sucked with the shotgun and had equipment issues during the hoser rifle stages... but my "prescription rifle" came through for me on the long range steel. Fighting a strong crosswind, I still managed to ring up the 400-yard MGM bonus steel target to knock 12 seconds off my stage score!

I had worse troubles with Adobe PremiereTM, my high-dollar video editing program. It would only show the first half the movie I exported, so I wound up going back to iMovie. Premiere would have let me separate the audio tracks from the video so that the viewer wouldn't be subjected to jarring effect of switching from the Taccam mic to the PowerShot's. Of course, if I was really good, I would have replaced all of the audio track with Foley effects and pre-recorded, realistic-sounding gunshots... but I had things to do this weekend... like eat and sleep.

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Did You Know?


Did you know that today, besides being Binary and Palindromic (011110), is No Pants Day? I can't believe I scooped Rob Allen on this!

Looks kinda chilly in NYC....

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Got a better caption or photoshop for this pic? 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 cordial recipes.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!
Judging begins Monday p.m.

WINNER!

An anonymous reader wins with:

Well, Honey, let's head back to the reception.

Rather than blanking out Wyatt's Blog Ad, I'll let it ride another week -- because he's such a stellar guy (and I steal the contest links from him every week).

Other Contests:

Support your Local Gunfighter

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Ahhhh


h/t Nitro

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Friday, January 08, 2010

Shell Game

D'ya think Dodd and his other unelectable Donkey Senator buddies are retiring so they can be king-makers behind their inevitable Democrat replacements?

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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

And for the AZ Gang

Here's Russ of Cavalry Arms:



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Brrrrrrrrrrr Bang Bang!



The Mitten State Militia (Home branch of ACTS) braved the usual piles o' AGW for their December match. Looks like fun! I haven't checked out all the links yet, but I hear there's some major Thumper action in there somewhere!

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