Friday, July 8, 2016

WKLEM: Youtes on their way to apply for college!

10 comments:

Amartel said...

The regular trash has the common sense not to be surprised when it's taken out. We've generated a strain of super-trash that seems to be immune to common sense, basic assumptions of civilization, etc. Enjoyed the dim-witted profile in courage FLEXING in front of the cops. Big man!

Methadras said...

posturing pussies in the face of their own demise. Killing each other and those that protect them. Nothing 5.56 or a .308 can't solve.

edutcher said...

Gentle giants.

50 years ago, they wouldn't have lasted 10 seconds.

Amartel said...

The regular trash has the common sense not to be surprised when it's taken out. We've generated a strain of super-trash that seems to be immune to common sense, basic assumptions of civilization, etc

They think they're bulletproof. They think nothing can touch them because halfa cracka's in the Rainbow House

The leading cause of death for young black males is young black males, not white cops. More black babies aborted than born in Gotham. They're a dying breed and don't have the sense to see it.

Sixty Grit said...

Enough of this focus on stupidity, rampant ignorance and divisiveness - it's all just a bunch of drummed up hatred and false bravado - seriously, who is going to act? Not me. Not anyone here. We have lives, things to do, things we cherish and will attend to.

Speaking of work - several weeks ago I asked our resident chemist how to set the sap in a white pine piece. The good doctor recommended steam - well, I don't have any way of generating steam, but I was able to put a pan of water in the oven, thereby making the environment high heat and high humidity. Hey, it's not much, but what's a bachelor to do - stay home and bake cookies? No - I am going to bake white pine. I will be able to use the self-cleaning feature to cook the pine sap out of the oven and off the racks once I am through. Don't try this at home, kids, especially if you are married, just sayin'.

After three full weeks at between 250 and 300 degrees F the sap is finally starting to slow down its rate of oozing. I was starting to get a bit impatient, but in the end, what's time to a piece of pine, amirite?

So, I will continue to bake it until there is no more liquid sap forming on the surface, then try to sand it smooth.

But back to the theme of this thread - for the life of me I cannot get a clear understanding of the differences between .308 and 7.62 x 51 - the brasses are very close in specification, but they are different enough so as to be a problem for reloaders.

I am more of a free-loader.

And now for something completely different.

ricpic said...

Puccini. Who else?


Turn inward, turn inward, away from the world
And cultivate your garden;
Perhaps someday the facts unfurled
Will warrant our warden's pardon.

Chip Ahoy said...

I couldn't hear a thing. The string and tin technology has a long way to go. And the tin on my side is a tuna tin and it's smelly and unpleasant.

What did she say, the summer fashion show was a blowout?

Odd, the mention of garden. I just now watered in, what, 55 caladium tubers. They break apart to be about 75 including the individual broken bits. It's fun. Now that I think I know what I'm doing.

two bags of 25 of different types
and 5 giant ones (that break apart into more)

Now you can say kind of late.

And it is. But there you go. This same thing happened last year. The caladiums saved the project late in the season.

I'll show you when they come up and unfurl, and you'll go, hey, that's not so bad for a regular bloke pretending he's some kind of gardener. All that in an improbable place.

Last year I bought marigolds, tall ones and regular ones, yellow ones and ochre ones and they sure do make a lot of seeds. The seeds were saved in sandwich bags marked "tall" and "short," the seeds and dry flowers that break open to seed bundles comprise/composed of/constitute/ contain (<---pick of of those words) thousands of individual seeds that were spread out in a layer of dirt this year and those are the plants doing best so far. OK FINE! hundreds of seeds.

*squeaky ventriloquist's voice* What do they look like, Chip?

What? I'm wrong. uckfay. Well, it seemed like 55 and the box is heavy.
The receipt says they sent
10 Arno Nehrling google images kind of spooky
15 Lance Wharton google images kind of peach or salmon color
5 red flash jumbo google images uncompromisingly serious and red

*squeaky ventriloquist's voice* When do you expect them to come up?

Oh, I don't know. Twelve days. That's my guess. But some already started so it's on.

chickelit said...

After three full weeks at between 250 and 300 degrees F the sap is finally starting to slow down its rate of oozing.

You did steam it! I admire your home-engineering. I would have done it outdoors on a gas grill, though I realized now that that would have used up a lot of propane.

I assume that you had to continually feed it water. If you are serious about doing this again, devise a way to recollect most of the condensed water. Like putting a dehumidifier in close proximity. Also, using distilled water would avoid concentrating all the mineral residue from tap water.

chickelit said...

What you really need Sixty is a giant scale Soxhlet extractor. I recently recommended one of these to a man interested in extracting THC from weed.

chickelit said...

As for the animals dancing in the streets to news of officers down -- they are rather like Paleostinians dancing to the news of 9/11.

chickelit said...

devise a way to recollect most of the condensed water.

I meant devise a way to recollect most of the vaporized water. That is one of the beauties of the Soxhlet extractor--it's a closed system and never loses solvent.