Rule 5 Friday: Paradise by the Dashboard Lights

Surprised that I could not find a better quality video than this.

Total 70’s classic song and album.

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This is one of those “memory” songs that when you hear it, puts you in another time and place in your life.

She’s a pretty good looking lady but I think mostly it’s the tight white outfit that sold this !!!

With the make up and hair, she could almost body double Tim Curry in “Rocky Horror.”

Lover her voice !

She had a fine career but I couldn’t name any of her other work except “Night Court.”

 

 

My Brother Sends Me Weird Stuff………………………

My brother is a mostly normal and intelligent person despite being a big follower of Alex Jones, Qnon and other groups like that.

Below is what he sent:

Weird Stuff

Supposedly someone from China turned over three HDs of blackmail evidence to the Trump administration.

The oldest spycraft trick in the world is “The Honeypot.” (No, Winnie the Pooh was not a spy).

Is it possible or even likely that meth smoking, whore screwing degenerate Hunter Biden could fall for “The Honeypot?”

Yes and hell yes.

It’s a shame that the Liberal diseases of TDS and “Orangemanbad” have so consumed Liberals that they can’t see that is a very serious national security issue.

Being Topless Can Make You A Sex Offender?

Woman Could Be Registered As Sex Offender For Being Topless In Front Of Stepchildren

 

A Utah woman could be forced to register as a sex offender after her stepchildren saw her topless in her own home.

Tilli Buchanan, 27, of West Valley City said she and her husband were installing insulation inside their garage more than a year ago when they stripped down to their underwear to get the itchy materials off their skin.

Shortly after taking her top off, Buchanan’s three stepchildren, two boys, 9 and 13, and a 10-year-old girl, ran downstairs and into the garage and saw her topless.

“This isn’t a sexual thing,” she recalled telling the children, according to The Salt Lake Tribune. “I should be able to wear exactly what my husband wears. You shouldn’t be embarrassed about this.”

 

Personally, I kind of have to wonder about the whole event.

If you have hung drywall in your life, you would know that you would want clothing on, not off.  Sweaty, wet, drywall dust all over your body would not feel good.

I get that all women don’t always wear a bra at all time, but in this case she also took the bra off?

Was there something else going on in the garage that the kids walked in on?

 

NOTE !!!!!!!!

I just noticed that this news report said they were installing insulation.

The first story said “drywall”.

After further checking, other stories said they were cleaning the garage.

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Rule Five: Daisy Dukes

“The Dukes Of Hazzard” was a good TV series from 1979 to 1985.  Well, actually it was a good show for about three seasons.  After that it was really quite a lot of crap.

For crying out loud Sheriff Coltrane, STOP CHASING THE DUKE’S !!!!  You know where they live !! Just go pick them up.

Cousins Bo, Luke and Daisy were always getting into some sort of mischief.

Not sure if the show ever really explained how Uncle Jesse and the kids were all related.  None of the young’ns were brothers or sisters, so did they each have a different set of parents?

Well, there were two highlights of the show for 7 seasons, a really cool 69 Dodge Charger and of course, Cousin Daisy always walking around in some short shorts !!  Woooooo.

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Rule Five: 50’s Flashback (NSFW)

I knew that “Bettie Page” had been a  famous model in the 1950’s, but didn’t really know much about her.  A few years ago I saw a movie called “The Notorious Bettie Page.”  It was an interesting story but I rarely trust movies to be completely factual and accurate.

So, I did a DuckDuckGo search and read about 12 different biographies about her including one from her official website.  All of the bios had a very similar central story and facts, but it seemed like each one had a fact or two that the others did not.

For most of the 1950’s, she worked with photographer Irving Klaw and did a lot of S&M, Bondage work including many short films.  Ms. Page also was the centerfold in Playboy 1955.

Nearing the end of the 1950’s, Ms. Page became a born again Christian and stopped modeling.

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“The Search For An Effective Police Handgun”

“The Search For An Effective Police Handgun”

by Allen P. Bristow 1973

I recently found the above book in our library at work and took it home to read.

A very interesting read because it was written in 1973 and we already know the history since the book was written.

From the 1930’s to 1960’s the standard police weapon was the .38 Special.

“During 1959, Police Science students at Los Angeles State College began collecting case studies of peace officers shot in the line of duty.  To date over 110 cases have been collected which describe in detail the shooting of more that 150 officers”

For the sake of brevity, just one case:

Officer “A” and Officer “B” approached two suspects in a parked car.  The suspects were removed from the car for investigation.  One suspect drew a 9 mm automatic from a hidden holster and commanded the officers to throw up their hands, which they did.  Both officers attempted to reason with the suspect, and failing to do this, they leaped at the suspect in an attempt to disarm him.  The suspect fired once, fatally wounding Officer “B” through the chest.  Officer “A” grasped the suspect’s pistol in one hand and held it down while drawing his own service revolver with his free hand.  Officer “A” then fired five .38 S&W Special rounds at contact distance into the chest area of the struggling suspect.  The suspect fell to the ground still clutching the 9 mm pistol.  Officer “A” turned to assist Officer “B.”  The suspect attempted to regain his feet and point his pistol at Officer “A”.  Officer “A” dropped his empty service revolver and lunged for the revolver on the belt of “Officer “B.”  With this weapon he shot the suspect through the head, killing him instantly.  Autopsy revealed that none of the five .38 S&W Special shots fired into the suspects body exited.  Several ribs were broken, both lungs penetrated, and there was extensive internal bleeding.  Note that although the wounds were serious, the shocking effect was not sufficient to prevent the suspect from regaining his feet and attempting to shoot the second officer.

The above case is very similar to most of the cases that were in the book in that a suspect could have multiple hits, including to the chest, and continue to stay in the fight and that the suspect was finally killed with a head shot.

The author then goes on about the history of the .38 Special and it’s known deficiencies.  It was a military sidearm that was demonstrated to not being effective during the Philippine operations 1899-1900.  From that, the American military quickly replaced the .38 Long Colt with the .45.

During the 1930’s, the .357 magnum was developed and the .44 magnum in the 1950’s for specifically man-stopping power.  However, there was far more recoil from the larger calibers and there was concern about over penetration and greater range and civilian safety.

It’s hard to believe, but police departments held themselves to the standard of the Geneva Convention with regards to using more effective ammunition (please, no pedantic arguments over this point).  It was known for sometime (the 1890’s and Dum Dum bullets) that other than ball type ammo was very,very effective for stopping a man.  When police departments decided to start using hollow points and jacketed ammunition, there was a lot of opposition from citizen groups where as today, we take it for granted that anyone and everyone uses hollow points to deliberately do maximum damage.

But it really wasn’t until the mid 1960’s that a better service round was produced.  Super Vel   110 grained jacketed hollow point vs the 158 grained round nosed.  It had more velocity and less recoil and did far more damage.  That was the first major step up in police weaponry in almost 30 years !

The next step up was around 1963 when the .41 magnum was introduced.  Bigger than the .357, smaller than the .44, it was thought to be the wave of the future.  Some departments jumped on this revolver quickly but while it had less recoil than the .44 magnum, it had more recoil than the .38 Special.

Next came the .45:

On February 2, 1966, the El Monte Police Department in El Monte, California, broke American law enforcement tradition dating back to the early 1900’s by adopting the Colt .45 cal. automatic as its service weapon, displacing as inadequate the .38 Special revolver.

The .45 cal ACP with the 230 grain jacketed round has about 1000 ft lbs of muzzle energy and only about 800 ft/sec muzzle velocity.  This made it a good choice for hard hitting, but less chance for over penetration.

This is about where the author ends, except noting that the Illinois State Police was the first department to adopt the 9 mm S & W Model 39 for its official weapon.

The history and evolution of this is very interesting. Almost everyone and almost every police department has 9 mm and some people may just take it for granted that it’s always been that way !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rule Five: “Concert Time”

I have never really been much of a concert goer in my life and I do remember my very first concert.

Summer of 1980 my redheaded girlfriend’s mother worked at a hospital that was involved in promoting a concert and we were given tickets for the concert.

I think it was eight of us that piled into a classic 1970’s behemoth station wagon and made the trip to Poplar Creek to see: Bob Hope and Barbara Eden.

Yep.  Bob Hope and Barbara Eden.

I was getting to spend time with my girlfriend and I couldn’t have cared less as to who the performers were !!!  We were definitely the youngest group of people there.  It was actually a very nice concert.  Barbara Eden sang and she had a pretty good voice and of course, Bob Hope told jokes.  Bob Hope was quite the dirty old man on stage !!!! Not at all like his Christmas specials on TV.

Enjoy some  photos of a pretty lady.

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Stare at the checkered pattern too long and you will get dizzy.

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Such a pretty young lady and some capital cleavage !!!

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I had to select this photo just for the nippleage

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It would appear that Miss Eden managed to avoid doing any nude work in her career.  This is the most erotic photo I could find.  Since I couldn’t find any similar photos to this one, I suspect this may be a fake.  What do you think??

Rule Five: Redheads

One day during the final week of eighth grade, there was an announcement: “Any eight-grader wishing to sign up for high school choir will be dismissed from last period to do so. That is all.”

The guy sitting next to me poked me.

“I don’t want to join choir.”

“No, we get out of 7th period, sign up and the goof off the rest of the time.  Just drop the class during summer before we get our schedules.”

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Hey, not a bad idea. I never missed a chance to goof off and quite frankly was very impressed at how quickly this guy could come up with a “plan.”  I don’t remember which federal penitentiary he’s in now.

Well, flash forward to the week before high school starts and I get my schedule.  CRAP !!! I didn’t drop the class!!

Well, first day of school I make a beeline to the Vice Principal’s office and I tell him that I don’t want this class.  He said “Fine”, and handed me a form and said, “Have the choir director sign this and we’ll get you another 1st period class.”

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So off I bounded with my get out of jail free card up the stairs to the choir room and when I entered: The room was full of high school WOMEN, not Jr. high girls, WOMEN!!!!

Holy Crap !!! Even with the accelerating loss of blood to my brain I was able to do the quick math and figured the chick to dude ratio was about 8 to 1. WOW!!!

I crumpled up my transfer sheet, tossed it in the garbage and took my place on the riser.

 

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As an uber insecure, painfully extreme introvert, choir was heaven for me!!  It forced be to be around WOMEN and to interact wit them and I had a lot of opportunities that I otherwise would not have had if I wasn’t in choir.  It was my sophomore year in choir that I met my first girlfriend.  If I hadn’t been in choir and if she hadn’t been so forward, I probably wouldn’t have had a girlfriend for many more years!

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My first girlfriend was a redhead and that was something that has had a lasting affect on me.

I both thank her and curse her.

WOW !! It Lasted That Long !

#GetWokeGoBroke: Australian Feminist Coffee Shop Goes Out of Business

 

In August 2017, a female-owned coffee shop in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, made headlines by announcing an unusual policy:

The owners of Victorian cafe, Handsome Her, have found themselves at the centre of a polarising debate after its introduction of an 18 per cent “gender surcharge” for its male customers.
The vegan cafe in Melbourne’s inner north suburb of Brunswick, which labels itself as a cafe “by women, for women” stipulates three anti-patriarchal “house rules,” including priority seating for women, a premium charge for males and respect for both genders.
“House Rules, Rule #1: women have priority seating. Rule #2: men will be charged an 18% premium to reflect the gender pay gap (2016) which is donated to a women’s service. Rule #3 respect goes both ways,” the chalkboard reads in the cafe.
While Handsome Her’s main goal is to help give back to women’s charities, according to Broadsheet Melbourne who spoke to owner Alexandra O’Brien, it also hopes that the initiative that runs for one week every month will help spark conversations about the gender pay gap

 

Well, running a successful small business is difficult.  Here in America 50 % fail in the first year and 95 % fail within five years so it’s not shocking that this one failed within two years.  But you are going to make it extra difficult when you alienate 47 % of your potential customers by announcing you don’t like them and you are going to charge them more for no valid reason.

The pay gap.  It’s a lie.

The idea that a man and a women doing the same job, at the same place, with the same education and the same abilities and the woman would be payed less is a flat out lie.

The “pay gap” is based on lifetime earnings and since more women take years off to raise children, then it’s obvious way women have less lifetime earnings.

Rule 5: “Can You See The Real Me?”

I had enough credits to graduate high school after the fall semester of my senior year.  I had always taken extra classes every semester.  I had zero intention of graduating early, that would have done nothing for me other than having to get a job !!  I wasn’t lazy, but I knew school was a lot easier than work !

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So, for the spring semester I had choir, computer science and a math class.  I think I was done every day about 11:40 am.  One of the things I did to fill the time was to take a computer science class at a local junior college.  1 pm-3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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I would go home and make a quick sandwich for the drive to class and there was an FM radio station that would “track” an album every day at noon.  I would throw in a 90 minute cassette tape to record it and then listen to it when I got home later.  The station was a “classic rock” station and they played a lot of cool music that I would have never otherwise hear. Two albums stuck out.  One was “The Best of Jethro Tull” 1976.  WOW !!! What a great band, what great musicians !!

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But, the one album that was played was literally an epiphany for me.

1973 “Quadrophenia” by The Who.

WOW ! WOW ! WOW !

Blew me away!!  I think the first song I heard was “The Real Me.”

The drumming, the bass line, the never ending crescendos of guitars and the ripping vocals !

Man I was hooked !!

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Up until that time I mostly listened to the “oldies” station on the radio (late 50’s, early 60’s)  and didn’t really follow popular music of the day (1980).  I was also a huge Beatlemaniac.  I had all of their albums and knew every song forward and backwards.

Like I said, this was a musical epiphany for me and I have been a life long Who fan ever since. “Genius” is thrown around way too much in the world, but the Quadrophenia album showed Pete Townshend was a musical genius.

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Rule 5 : Maria Conchita Alonso (NSFW)

We dropped cable/dish services back around 2012.

Really don’t miss it much. Signed up for Netflix and it fills the need for watching TV along with checking out DVDs at the local library. Quite frankly, the family should do less “sitting around watching TV activity.”

So, I also just signed up for Hulu to add a little more variety to the programming.

One of the first movies that popped up and that I watched was “The Running Man.”

A decent 80’s schlock movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But better yet, co-starring Maria Conchita Alonso !!!!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO  !!!!

 

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Oh what a pretty lady !!

 

 

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Reminds me a bit of The Knack’s  “My Sharona”  album cover.

 

 

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It would appear that Maria did a shoot for Mexican Playboy and I suspect this was from that.

 

 

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Probably from the Mexican Playboy shoot as well.

Really glad she did not have a boob job !!

Literally the only lingerie photo I could find.

 

 

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There’s a double standard with people accepting aging people, for men it is seen as being “distinguished” and it’s less accepted for aging women.  I personally don’t mind many aging women.  Maria is a couple of years older than I am and I think that she has aged well.  Yes, I know there is some makeup involved but I still think she looks HOT !!

 

 

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Because I promised something NSFW !

I learned a few things while putting this post together.

  1.     There are a fair number of Maria’s photos on sites devoted to “Feet”.
  2.     Maria does not have a problem going out in public bra-less.
  3.      Despite an very large film bibliography and acting career,  I had a hard time               finding a lot of quality photos.

 

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Redhead Spanking Video

I have been blogging since 11/12/2011.

Not bragging, nothing really spectacular or special.

But, it’s funny to look at how many people start blogs and then quit !!

I am no one special and probably don’t have anything remarkable to say and quite frankly, I am the world’s least interesting person.  That’s why I was amazed and filled with awe when I saw that people read what I posted, “liked” and even commented !!

WOW !!!!!!

There was a time maybe five years ago when I posted more often and had a good sized audience of regulars.  I’d  like to post more, but even just writing a simple post every day or so takes a fair amount of “sit-down-and-do-it” time.  And also quite frankly, I’m not confident that I really have something original and interesting to post without doing what every one else is doing.  I have a lot of respect for both professional bloggers and amateur bloggers that can put out quality on a regular basis.

OK, there is a point to this and the title of this post.

I have a Youtube account and post my videos there and I post videos there that I use for comments on other blogs:

EXAMPLE

https://bustednuckles.com/

Scroll down and find my reply.

Now, the funny thing is that video got 1500 views on the first 3 days and currently has 2500 views after 6 days !!  Now, 2500 views on Youtube is not impressive except that it is for my account !!!!

Back to my blog.

There are several posts that I have done that get hits/views almost daily:

Women Olympic Beach Volleyball and Bikinis

Gratuitous Olympic Nudity

Gratuitous Super Hot Olympic Babe (non nudity)

65 MPH Bikini Top Remover……………….

So, how many creepy guys worldwide (I get hits from 6 continents) peruse WordPress looking for possible soft core porn??  (HINT it’s real easy to find porn anywhere on the internet easier !!)

So, with no further ado, I am posting that video here with the blog post title, just to see how many views this post gets!!

WNBA: “B” Stands For Boobs

Sue Bird calls out EA on suggestive Animation

 

https://sports.yahoo.com/sue-bird-calls-ea-boob-animation-234440633.html

 

 

It’s the freaking WNBA.

The player should be thrilled that 1.2 million horny guys saw the video.

Average attendance for a WNBA game is under 6,800 people.

How does a “professional” sports league stay in business with that low of attendance?

 

 

 

Open Water Grill: Avon, NC

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Open Water Grill was literally a stone’s throw from the condo.  Now, the original website I found for OWG did not have a menu on it and when I googled around, I found a Yellow Pages site that had the menu.  My daughter was excited that  there was BBQ brisket on the menu. (Our last vacation last year was to the Wisconsin Dells and we had dinner at Paul Bunyan’s and we had the BBQ brisket and she was quite taken with it.)  Well, turns out that menu was from 2015 and there was NO BRISKET !!!!

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My daughter ended up getting chicken tenders and hush puppies.  They were really good she said.  I got the fish ‘n chips.  They are made with the catch of the day and I’m not sure what it was, but it was great.  The crust was kind of a combination of breading and batter.  When cut with a fork, it didn’t all crumble and fall off.  Came with an unusual spicy kale slaw that was good.

This was an expensive dinner.  With tip it was about $70.  That’s how the food bill adds up quickly !

Tesla Fails !!! (Again)

 

Tesla Fails (Often)

Tesla Fails (Still)

Tesla Fails (Of Course)

This list could go on for a very long time.

When your business model is based on a product that few people want, few people can afford and only exists because of tax payer subsidies, it’s going to be hard to be very successful.

“Tesla Model 3 Delivery Delayed Again”

“The new Model 3, crucial to the company’s success, won’t hit full-scale production until the end of June, Tesla said last week — nearly a year after the company began manufacturing the car in small numbers.”

“Throughout last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk trumpeted a production level of 5,000 a week by December 2017. In November, he pushed that goal to the end of March 2018. Now that target won’t be hit until the end of June. The electric-car maker said in an online statement January 3 that it expects to produce 2,500 a week by the end of March.”

“Only 1,550 Model 3s were delivered in 2017’s fourth quarter. That’s on top of the 220 Model 3s the company delivered in the third quarter, for a total of just 1,770 since the first deliveries in late July.”

 

Goal of 5000 a week and actual delivery of 1550 for a quarter.

Missed it by that much……………

 

Tesla can best be summed up with this Monty Python bit:

Sorry folks, park’s closed………………

The Moose out front should have told you:

I am very late with posting this.  The month of December found me being not very well.

The entire month of October was wet and cold and it wasn’t until the end of November when I was able to help finish closing up my brother’s outdoor pistol range.

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Both sides are closed off with dirt filled in.  The logs in front are about 18 inches thick and we really only shoot 9mm and 22lr  so as long as were are on target, there shouldn’t be any worry about stray rounds.  Also cut the ears off the tops of the telephone pole to neaten that up.

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My brother just can’t stop adding things.  As it was, we would have to carry out a small fold up table to put our guns and supplies on and to reload at.  Here we have added what will be a small shed like building that will have a waist high shelf in the front and will put a roof on it in the spring and maybe close up the bottom third.

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I think the front of the shed is 45 feet from the backstop.  My brother wants to put targets up at 25-35 feet rather that directly on the backstop.  Some good and bad in doing it this way.  Will also get another couple of loads of the crushed blacktop and put that in all the way to the shed.

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The Brilliance of President “Not Hillary”

CAVEAT:    I am not a Trump supporter.

Trump’s win  of the Presidency came from two brilliant strategic moves early on:

1  As a third party crackpot candidate, he snuck his way into the Republican primary and was allowed to stay there.

2  He got the tricked MSM into giving him a trillion dollars worth of free airtime.

Brilliant Mr. Trump, brilliant.

He’s doing it again !!!

For no reason, my internet homepage is Yahoo.   Yahoo “News” is truly news for idiots.  At any given time, 50% of the “news” are links to Huffpo, so you already know what kind of crap that is going to be.

But today when I saw the Yahoo page, almost every story was about how everyone in America thinks President “Not Hillary” is wrong about the National Anthem protests.

After several policy misfires (including DACA), Trump is getting the MSM to rally the people that support him !

The dimwits that support the National Anthem protests, are already the dimwits that won’t support Trump.

The MSM and all the other liberals (redundancy noted) don’t understand that only Trump can lose Trump supporters.  As the past Presidential campaign proved, the MSM/Liberals can’t defeat him.

 

Another Day In The Park

Saturday at the park, AKA, my brother’s backyard.  Made quite a few improvements from last year.  Indoor range time in my area is about $20 an hour.  If you only shot once a month or less, that’s really not too bad.  But 2-3 a month, that will add up quick.  Also, it is just a hell of a lot more fun to shoot outdoors.  Convenience is also something that is great.  I can stop by with my four loaded magazines, do some quick shooting and go.

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Still looks a little “Hillbillyish” (no offense).  I pay my range dues by doing most of the grounds keeping around it.  Still have to finish the back and fill in the dirt behind, and have my brother figure out where he wants to move the rest of the logs to.

Just shooting at paper targets for practice.

I did about 220 rounds.  I have 4 magazines that each hold 15 and always have one chambered.  I shot alone this day but reloading is when all the good discussions occur.

I can stand and shoot at paper targets ALL DAY LONG, but when the training is done, it’s nice to turn the “fun factor” up up 11 and shoot things that go boom !!

I have had very inconsistent results with the baking soda and vinegar bottles we shoot at.  Some are really cool and some are complete fizzling duds.

So, enter Mr. Wizard. (science reference from way back if you are of my age group).

Going backwards, earlier this year I tried something to make it easier to mix the vinegar and baking soda.  If you are not quick with the bottle capping, it can be a mess.  So I thought up a way to make baking soda pellets.  I did not photo document that so there is little to show.  I had some plastic trays to use for a mold that could make pellets that were about twice the size of a 45 shell casing.  I knew that just mixing water and baking soda would result in a crumbling pellet so I had the bright idea of also adding white glue.  Well crap, I had no idea that would literally make “Slime.”

I sometimes think I am a genius.   But unfortunately, it’s not the Einstein type, it’s more of the Wily E. Coyote kind.

But the pellets did dry out and they work fine except it takes quite a while for the pellet to dissolve.  Need to have that be quicker, so I have some other ideas to try.

The other more simple idea would be just to go to Aldis and buy a 12 pack of crappy soda to shoot at.

Now, mostly just because it’s cool to watch thing go boom in slow motion, here it is.

The first four bottles were only 1/2 full of vinegar.  That was the type of reaction that I was looking for !!  I was only able to find one of those bottles.  I suspect that the rest blew into the cornfield.

NOTE TO SELF:   Put another bucket under the middle of the plank.  Tired of the first shot knocking down other targets.

The next three shots were a 50/50 mix and the bottle was full.  Two of the bottles were through and throughs with jumpy, fizzy bottles.   Kind of cool, but not as cool as the first four bottles.

Next four were a 25/75 vinegar/water mix and the bottles were full.  3 of the shots were the “Jumpy Fizzy” kind like the previous 4 but the third shot that jumped straight up in the air was kinds cool, still not as cool as the first exploding ones.

The rest of the aluminum beer cans were full with a 50/50 mix.  Almost all of them had a good explosive result.

The results of the experiment?

I haven’t a clue.

If the beer cans weren’t as almost explosive as the first four, I would think having a half full bottle was better.

The good news is that I will get more bottles and blow more stuff up !!!!!

Just wanted to take a little look at the shot placement on the bottles.

Only had one of the first bottles and it went at about the middle of the vinegar level.  Interesting that the round went out the back, but there was damage to the bottom of the bottle.

The number twos had good solid hits.  Can see the two that were jumpy & fizzy.

The number threes were all low shots.  The bottle with the damage on the bottom must have been the one that went sky high up.

 

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Always have to clean up at the end of the day.  My dad’s property is next door and he doesn’t like seeing any messes or having any of the debris blow around.  My brother’s place already has too many hillbilly piles of  “stuff” around.  He’s a hard worker and very industrious so I can’t give him any crap about that.

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I even clean up the brass on the range.  Brass laying around is kind of cool and adds to the ambiance, but I pick it up to take to the scrapyard.  Get a few bucks back to buy more ammo !!  The .22 casings have almost no weight, so it takes a long time to accumulate.

Done shooting the bottles and now going to use my last magazine to try some quick double shots.

I’m going from a low ready and shooting.

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Bottom 3 inch target:

OK, that ain’t too bad for quick shooting !!  I’d like to say that I am just a freaking bad ass spot on shooter, but really, I think a lot of that was luck.

Well, so ends another good, safe day at the range.

Home Ground Beef, A Tasty Burger

 

 

 

We often watch “Cook’s Country” on television.  Their forte is taking well known or classic recipes and try to make them better.  One episode they wanted to recreate the classic greasy spoon, roadside restaurant fried burger that was popular in the late 50’s and early 60’s with people taking long car trips.  The interesting part of the recipe was that they ground their own beef with a food processor and it was something we wanted to try.  Now, my wife had tried it a couple of times and it wasn’t really that good.  The biggest problem was she was using “petite sirloin”.  WAY TOO LEAN and there is too much gristle and other connective tissue left on that cut and the meat was still to chunky.  So, I wanted to try it again, this time using a piece of boneless chuck.

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Starting with a nice piece of boneless chuck.

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Cut them into about 1 inch cubes

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The cubes go into the freezer for about 10 minutes just to give the chunks a slight firmness.  Other wise, when they get run through the food processor, they might just turn to mush.

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I ran the meat through the processor twice.  I first used the slicing attachment.

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Then the meat meets the real chopper blade.

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I did a couple of batches.

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By golly !! Dang if that at least doesn’t look like ground beef!!

Nothing like nice bright pink beef !!

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Now, because the meat is actually small bits and pieces and not long fibers like real ground meat, there is a lot less cohesion and because I do not pack my burgers very tight, these would probably not do well out on the grill.  I only want to have to touch these once when I flip them so the don’t fall apart.  Do you see the dimple in the middle of each burger?  That’s so when they cook, they don’t expand up and end up like meatballs.

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Some tater tots done on the waffle iron.  Mmmmmm, crispy !

There are a whole bunch of websites/blogs that show what can and cannot be cooked on a waffle iron and tater tots was a good one.

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Lightly toasted bun with a little lettuce and some thousand island style condiment.  Another burger tip, toasted buns provide a little buffer so the juices of the burger don’t make the bun soggy as fast.

Despite all of the food nazi warnings about under cooked ground beef, I still LOVE my burgers PINK.  An interesting thing about grinding the meat this way is that because the bits and pieces are small, I think the burger can be cooked a little more closer to medium and it would still be good because there is not a lot of bite resistance.  It doesn’t fall apart like a sloppy joe but it has a good chew.