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Monday, November 29, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this pic, courtesy of my friend Mario? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

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 movie's YouTube trailer.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNER!

Lil Bro wins with:
Can't (sob) they (sob) just (sob) leave (sob) Bristol Palin alone!!!

Other Contests

Support Your Local Gunfighter
Outside the Beltway
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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Zeroed


...and ready for tomorrow!

Update: Aaaaaaaargh! No Match today because it wasn't on Ben Avery's calendar! Next match, January. Our new shooter is very bummed.

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Name the Game


We played this last night/this morning until 3 am.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gordon?


This little guy visited my back door this week. I couldn't tell whether he was trying to sell me insurance or offering to clean up my back yard.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It Works for Senior NCOs Too


Audio NSFW. H/t to Lance

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Don't Make Me Come Over There!

Again!

As some of you know, I've been on and off the Korean Peninsula quite a few times and I run out of fingers counting the many provocative incidents that have occurred either on the border, in disputed waters, and even deep inside South Korea. Hot on the news that the Norks have a new uranium enrichment plant, they bombard a South Korean island, killing two ROK Marines (they must have been direct hits -- those guys are pretty tough). I suspect the Nork military is feeling its oats now that Kim Jong-il is on the wane; maybe they're showing Kim Jong-un (Kim Junior) what they can get away with without serious retaliation. Those sharply worded UN resolutions really burn, you see.

So, am I gonna have to find out how this Retired Reserve thing works? Oh, please, give me an excuse to get back in uniform. I even have a set of awesome Sennheiser headphones now. Sure, I'll have to shave, get a haircut, lose some weight, get my clearance resurrected... all worth it to hear the last utterances of the Pyongyang dialect before it's spoken only in Hell.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Reunited, At Last

Jon's little buddy Mooglie is bouncing through Piddler's Green with his friend Rustle now.

This has been a bad year for furry friends. Mooglie was preceded to the Green by my Lenny and Squiggy, as well as Jon's Rustle. This week we have to be grateful for the years of joy they brought to our lives.


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Inspiring



hat tip to Tom & Red

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cowboys & Aliens



h/t to JTM

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Yeehaw!



Actor/musician Joe Barr lightens up some downtime during the shooting of Gerry Gilbert's "Incident at Blackwood." He's accompanied on bass broom handle by Jay Gammon, proprietor of Gammon's Gulch.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

From Noir to Western

Instead of kicking back on Veterans' Day watching the war movies on the History Channel, I was on the set of "Byline," the Pima Community College Digital Arts Program's feature production this year. It's a film noir written by Shannon Mier, directed by Chris Raboin, and starring Kathryn Owczarzak. Instead of working behind the camera, I was slaving behind the microphone/boom pole as Utility Audio crewman, fulfilling my crew time for the Location Audio class.



After the second night of "Byline," I was free to help out on the set of my friend's Western. Gerry Gilbert co-starred in my Adv. Vid. project "Always," and approached me for some movie gun advice during pre-production of his own short project. I was all set to join the staff when he had to move his shooting dates to the same weekend as "Byline." Fortunately, the minimum requirement for Location Audio is 4 hours on the job, so my two nights Thursday and Friday were plenty, I hope, to keep my Audio professor happy. Since I was operating on short sleep Saturday, I just put on some Western duds and showed up in case they needed an extra extra. It turns out Gerry's co-director was on the Audio crew for PCC's feature movies last year, so I was able to establish I wasn't just a nob off the street. Sunday, I wore crew clothes and worked utility audio/grip until they wrapped.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Saddle Up!


If I ever joined the Scooter Clan....


h/t to Polyglot Tom

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Lower the Boom

For the second straight Veterans Day, I'll be working all day instead of enjoying the federal holiday like most of you... and that's okay. Last year, I was Camera Operator, Armorer, and Grip for the school's production of two student movies. This year, I'm doing Utility Audio and Armorer for a single film noir shot over the next 4 days.

There's only three jobs in the Audio Department: Head Mixer, Head Boom Operator, and UA. Since the Director had asked me to do the Armorer thing again, I didn't bother pursuing the leadership positions... I'll still put in more than the 4 hours required of a UA drone, including replacing the Head Mixer on the recorder and Boom-Boom on the fishing pole. I'm scheduled for two full days of duty, then I get to help a friend shoot a Western on Saturday/Sunday! It's a good thing I don't have much homework this weekend!

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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

Sticky until End of Contest

Got a better caption or photoshop for this pic, courtesy of my friend Lewis? You could win a coveted Blog Ad on my side bar! If you're lucky, I'll be too busy to blog and you'll keep your ad up for weeks!

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 movie's YouTube trailer.

Check out the links in Drinks Ordered for photoshops!

Judging begins Monday Night.

WINNER!

Anonymous wins with:
1. ALWAYS keep the camera pointed in a safe direction.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the camera unloaded until ready to use.

Other Contests

Support your Local Gunfighter
Family Security Matters
Outside the Beltway
RTs Ponderings
Wizbang

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Thanks for the Earworm, Missy!

You might be familiar with the Navy Tomcat pilot's version of "Boom Operator, sung to the tune of Sade's "Smooth Operator."

Friday night, most of the Location Audio Department hung around for evening rehearsals for the Pima Community College production of "Byline," a film noir written by Shannon Mier and directed by Chris Raboin. This gave us the chance to practice booming and mixing the talent before the shoot next week. Little did we know we'd be serenaded....

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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Snarky Geography Lesson



Google directions from China to Japan or vice versa. G00gle IS evil.

h/t to the Ponz.

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Kick Ass



Coming December 1st.

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Monday, November 01, 2010

2010 AZ State Sub-Gun Championship too



After I'd handily wrapped up Last Place, the Match Director let me finish up with Jon's 9-mm AR. Funny how the jam was identical to the problems I'd had with the Uzi. Check out the cool new steel targets down range to the right. Crazy, man.

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Exercise the Franchise Too


Did one for a friend of mine. Didn't have to add much hair.

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Exercise the Franchise Tomorrow


My Photoshop Assignment

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