Cowboy Blob's Saloon and Shootin Gallery

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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Judging begins Monday Night. Or not.

WINNER!

John D. of Nobody Move! wins with:
Don't let the high cost of gas turn you into a crime victim. The El Tigre anti-siphon system comes with a 100% guarantee. And a 400 pound attack-tiger.
Reader Hellferbreakfast's "Better than a 'trunk monkey'" gets an Honorable Mention.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

They're OUR Douchebags

The ENDO Blog poll named the History Channel's Top Shots "Top Douchebag" as USAF Sniper George Reina (left, graphic from the link). I have no problem with that since I voted for George. It really pained me that the two highest vote-getters, George and Ashley Spurlin, pictured below, were justifiably the TDs of Top Shots, since they were both members of my beloved Air Force; I stopped rooting for them early on when they established their Red Team clique and later began attempts at eliminating (and disparaging) US Navy shooter Jamie Franks, the Kelly Bachand of Year Two.


In the Season Two finale, George basically threw the competition in favor of his new buddy, Chris Reed, who'd eventually edge out competitive shooter Brian "Gunny" Zins for the title of Top Shot. I'm able to find something noble in George's gesture. As a young, single, handsome, buff warrior, George maintains the cachet of Kingmaker, enabling the stay-at-home father to score the $100k prize money, while writing his own legend in pop culture and the USAF. I foresee some lucrative commercial endorsements in this young man's after-service future.

As much as I've butted my own head against fellow shooters (recall my fall-out with Arizona ACTS a while ago), I remain a fan of what Douchebags do for our shooting sports. Arizona ACTS hasn't suffered without me and the drama produced by George and Ashley will probably ensure Top Shot Season Three does even better. I wish George and Ashley the best in their careers and AZ ACTS continued success.

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"Byline" Sneak Peak



Here's a sneak peak at "Byline," the movie on which so many of us labored last semester. Of course, the final cut of the movie is rendered in beautiful film noir et blanc. The Pima Community College production classes are hosting a Film Festival of our year's hard work on Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 pm with another screening on May 16th at 7:00 pm. "Byline" will show both nights, but all other content will show for a single night only.

Tip of the Hat to the lady pictured, Linda Kay Gross.

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Airman's Creed



If this doesn't make you want to Go Into the Blue....

hat tip to MattS

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Thumper 2: Optical Buggaloo

Yesterday, I got the DPMS LR-308 back from the smithy with the new noise-maker installed. Slapped on the new glass last night...now to find range time to zero it. There hasn't been a Cactus 3-Gun all year so far and I've only shot two matches, one at PHX Rod & Gun, the other at Rio Salado. With the summer movie-making season coming up, I might not get to shoot a Cactus Match until the Fall.

I wonder where the ID4 Rifle Match will be this year....

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Judging begins Monday Night. Or not.

WINNER!

John D. of Nobody Move! wins with:
You'd think a Hollyweird denizen like Charlie Sheen would be "green" enough to recycle his "goddesses," rather than throwing them in the trash. And on Earth Day, no less!
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Happy Birthday, BinkerDad!


He's the Ham of the Family.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Movie with Everything!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Patience, My Ass

I was driving the 'Stang home from school tonight and on the way out, a super-pokey Toyota in front of me drove me to distraction. With any normal driver in it, we both would have made the traffic light, but Mr. Pokey must have been doing the mileage computations on his Blackberry, and slowed even before the light turned yellow -- and naturally, he stopped right away, leaving me stuck behind on an uphill incline (which I hate, though the 'Stang handles it much better than a certain rental Opel Kadet I drove in Germany right after I learned to drive a stick).

The Goddess of Acceleration was whispering sweet blessings in my ear, but I'd just managed to pass the Toy-Yokum knowing there was a reduction in the speed limit ahead. That's when I heard the whiny roar that screamed "Idjit on a Crotch-Rocket," so I shifted my attention on every mirror on the Scarlet Beauty and held my peace. Sure enough, Mr. Idjit came screaming ahead like an immolated banshee, immediately prompting the unmarked police car behind me to light up, siren-up, and chase him down in what was the shortest police chase I've ever witnessed. I saved the Goddess' Blessing for the I-10 on-ramp, where I let the wind blow through my hair... until a big stack-up ahead with multiple police cars told me to take the off-ramp and detour through town... and the DMAFB Shoppette, where I re-provisioned booze and cigars and made my way home via the slow route.

Now for a long night of homework.

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Cowboy Cred

This weekend, I enjoyed an activity almost as much fun as a 3-Gun match. There was a lot of shootin' goin' on, but only the videographer (Jon Dineyazhe) was doing it. Me? I was Props and Wardrobe. And Script Supervisor... and Grip. Not bad, considering I'm not even in the Advanced Video class this semester.

I might even get a Musical Score credit, if I can get Wally (right, a musician) and Director Gabriel Luna to buy off on a hasty Country/Western song I wrote today.... If only I played the harmonica.

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Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Judging begins Monday Night. Or not.

WINNER!

Desert Cat of Desert Cat's Musings wins AGAIN with:

BAG Day! One for me, one for junior (we want to get him started early).


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Friday, April 15, 2011

Invisible Jedi Assassins

While I was trouble-shooting my drip gush irrigation system today, I swear I heard light sabers... and they were close! For a second, I was worried about another Killer Bee infestation (or attack), but I had a fleeting glance of a hummingbird flitting among the branches. Cool!

I'm tempted to get a hummingbird feeder like Mom's and stake it out for a photo shoot, but who knows it they'd ever find it in my backyard from the front yard?

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D'Oh! CRS Strikes!

Remember how torqued I was over one of my prop guns turning up missing after the student video shoot? Turns out it was still in its shipping box on my prop shelf. I'd never taken it out and painted over the orange until today. Frikkin' senile, I am.

On the bright side, I'm propping for a student western Sunday. I hope I remember to wear shoes.

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BAG Day Goodies

So... what did y'all get? I didn't get a gun this year. : (

What's almost as good as buying a gun on Buy a Gun Day? Improving a gun you already have! I'm switching out the EOTech Holo-Sight currently mounted on the New Thumper with a Viper PST 1-4x rifle scope. I was impressed with the Vortex wares shown at their SMM3-Gun booth, so I abstained from a pricier Leupold to help support the Philippines' economy. Fortunately, I have a pair of quick-mount 30-mm Warne scope rings won at the Superstition back in 2010.


I wish I could mount the scope today, but the New Thumper is in the long queue at the gunsmith's getting a new noise-maker installed. It's a Lund/SJC "Titan" compensator. Maybe next month....

Both photos hoarked from their respective manufacturers.

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Lest We Forget

On this day in 1969, North Korean MiGs shot down a US Navy EC-121 flying a BEGGAR SHADOW recon mission over the Sea of Japan, killing 31 Americans. Tail Number PR-21 crashed 90 nautical miles from the Korean coast. The shoot-down was ostensibly a birthday gift to NK's "Great Leader" Kim Il-sung.

(The plane's sister, PR-22, pictured left with an F-4 escort.)








My USAF Propwash Gang brothers of the era flew in a similarly configured Lockheed "Warning Star." Here's to all Silent Warriors, especially those who paid the highest price for "freedom through vigilance."

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Art Class: Where're the Robots?

Editorial Drawing

It all started at Ace of Spades HQ.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

BAG Day Looms

Buy a loom for BAG Day if you need a handmade blanket (and don't believe Happiness is a Warm Gun).

The IRS is holding onto my refund as if it was real money, so I'll probably wait until BAG Day proper to make an impulse buy... or not. I've already got the Big Thumper in line at the gunsmith for a new noise-maker and once she gets home, she gets new glasses (constituting the BAG Day purchase if I don't get a firearm this week).

To tell you the truth, I'm not really jonesing for a new gat. Unless it's a Tommy Gun .45 ACP carbine. Might as well be the SBR version, while I'm wishing. Or a suppressed 9-mm SBR upper for the AR lower I haven't built yet.

In the end, I'll probably blow it on movie production hardware.

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Judging begins Monday Night. Or not.

WINNER!

Desert Cat wins with:
Clyde was about to learn that the proper response to the sudden appearance of a hot zombie chick was *not* to pull out the cell cam...


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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Freddie Had Some Help



Making the Claymore video
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Wish some local guys could do this.

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Saturday, April 09, 2011

I Heart Freddie W

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Friday, April 08, 2011

Funny!


I was greatly moooooooved.

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Anime Air Pr0n

from a Master.

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.GOV Shutdown

That'll teach me to do my taxes so damned late.

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Base Gun Shopping

Curiously, the Davis-Monthan AFB gun shop doesn't have a single GLOCK in stock, but displays five varieties of the Taurus "Judge." Lots of lightweight .38 SPEC snubbies, but not a single N-frame Smith & Wesson, let alone anything that chambers a magnum caliber. The long gun rack is a mixed bag of oddball rifles, but does have a semi-auto "Tommy Gun" for $1700-and change. Buy a Gun Day is a week away!

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Google Banner That Should Have Been


I'm not happy with the way Saint John Moses Browning (PBUH) turned out, but otherwise it's kinda okay.

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Monday, April 04, 2011

Weekend Caption/Photoshop Contest

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Judging begins Monday Night. Or not.

WINNER!

Stephen Wright, Author of Off Road, wins with:
Throughout the 1980's Gary and Snickers were the most effective mouser's in the country -- but also the most likely to inflict collateral damage.
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Shoot-out Shoot



This weekend, I helped prop Mario Silva's Pima College Advanced Video action movie. He'll add special effects and dub gunfight audio in post-production.

Unfortunately, somebody walked off with one of my AirSoft sub-machine guns, an MP5SD, out of my toy box while we were shooting elsewhere on campus. So much for having a matched set. Grrrr. DOH!

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