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Bombshells, Bazookas, Lichen a threesome

Bombshell is a somewhat old fashioned term. It’s not even close to being archaic, but you still don’t hear it everyday. Despite military connotations it can be used to describe a sexpot, sex-kitten, or vamp. Jayne Mansfield can be called a bombshell.
Her daughter is pretty hot too.

Mother and daughter are both bombshells. One reason, or rather two reasons, would be her big bazookas. That’s another military term. Well thank God for the second amendment right? I like bare arms with bazookas showing.

Except, well, we can’t have other kinds of bazookas and bombshells. https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/national-firearms-act

If the second amendment meant that the individual could keep arms to protect themselves against a tyrannical government, then that individual would be allowed to keep weapons capable of repelling a tyrannical government. The amendment refers to militias. They ARE allowed to keep those kinds of weapons. The weapons are found in National Guard Armories.

Waging war against the Federal Government is covered in Article III sec 3. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution_transcript.html

Now for LICHENS!
They used to be considered two entities living in symbiosis. Well now there are three. It’s a changing worldview isn’t it. http://www.immortal.org/28095/new-lichen-discovery-upsets-100-years-science/

What’s life without a little romance? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ihs_V92_kyk


A Trivial Incivility

Okay, what’s the deal with the 22 cal rimfire cartridges? I have a feeling some of you would tell me it’s a conspiracy. The government is buying up all the ammo. Yeah I’ve heard that before. REALLY? How much ammo can the big companies produce? Ya think the Guvmint is gonna buy it all? I can find plenty of centerfire ammo. The government isn’t buying all of that. Maybe it’s a conspiracy to get people to buy bigger guns. I’m not real big on conspiracy theories. It’s kind of like conspiracies to commit grand crimes. Someone always talks. That’s why grand conspiracies don’t work. But you never know they might be willing to sell you a map to buried pirate treasure. One-Eyed Willie sailed away at the end of Goonies.

Last time I checked you could buy a black powder replica kit without filling out any paperwork. It’s not a firearm until you assemble it. Some people might scoff at a revolver or a pepperbox. You only get one shot with that muzzle loader. Well yeah maybe you only NEED one shot. They worked pretty well in the Civil War. I would consider it incivility to shoot at someone, even with a muzzle loader. Maybe a cordial war would be nicer. Cordials are alcoholic beverages, even if they did shoot they would be less likely to hit their target after a few cordials.

Belle Boyd was not a Hooker. Hookers were the ladies following Gen. Fightin’ Joe Hooker. I had heard of hookers before. Actually Jay Leno used to do a segment with 911 calls. This obviously drunk guy calls 911 and says there are people playing horseshoes in his back yard and they won’t leave. The dispatcher asks him if he knows who they are. “Yes, they’re Hookers.” The dispatcher says she’ll send someone over. A little later the cop calls dispatch. “The guy with people playing horseshoes in his back yard, their last name is Hooker.” Belle Boyd was a Confederate spy. I had heard that she would seduce Union Officers and then get information from them and relay it south. She was captured, jailed, traded for other prisoners, captured again, then released. Now I may have been listening to a conspiracy nut, but I did hear that she spied for the Union to get her freedom the second time. I might be wholly wrong in that. Wiki says I’m wrong. In any case…

I’m not gonna worry about it.

When this song came out in the 80’s they played it TO DEATH. I didn’t think I would ever want to hear it again.


Hollow Points Can Be Mute

“Big winds come from empty caves.” That was what Archie’s fortune cookie said on one episode of All In The Family. I used to watch that show every week when it was first on. I haven’t watched hardly any episodes since. And that brings up a question. Do you rewatch or reread things? SPOILER ALERT! Once you’ve watched or read it, you know how it’s going to end. Even before watching the movie I knew the ship was going to sink in “Titanic.” Spoilers don’t really bother me. I can watch or read the same thing many many times and still enjoy it. It isn’t a matter of suspense for me. It’s the skill of the artist. If I hear a song that I like, I don’t think, “Wow, that was great, but I never want to hear it again.” Some people do have quite large music collections, and there might be some songs they don’t listen to OFTEN. I have a very large number of books. I don’t reread them often. On my favorites I can reread a couple of paragraphs and it reminds/rekindles the thoughts it caused so long ago. Humorists such as James Thurber and Jerome K. Jerome are better on the rereads because you appreciate the lead up to a story.

What does any of that have to do with the title? Some writers, Aristophanes and friends, are almost unknown now. Is a writer without readers mute? Are his points hollow? Do they echo in the intellectual void?

There’s always some crazy person out there who will read anything. Reading those people feels almost like a conversation. Are they my friends and do they get a touch of immortality from my affection? Eternity is not forever. If I build a time machine and go back to Dec 7,1941 my start time doesn’t matter. If I go back more than once Dec 7, 1941 will always be Dec 7, 1941. In that sense it is eternal, it doesn’t change. If I go back to 1889 and meet JKJ, he will always be there in 1889.

Does that make me sound irrational? The square root of two is irrational. It cannot be expressed as a ratio. Perhaps one could think of oneself as rational if one considered the ratio of one’s father over one’s mother or vice versa. I consider those thoughts as outside of plane Euclidean geometry. They exist, but I don’t want to think about them.

I have a small amount of hearing loss at about 1000Hz. I haven’t been to an audiologist. I know this from my own work in labs. I attribute that hearing loss to many years of hunting. It’s a moot point to wear muting devices when hunting. At least it is for small game hunting. It’s much harder to find game if you can’t hear them. And it is hard to be quiet when you can’t tell how much noise you are making. Some states will let you use a silencer when hunting. You could use muted hollow points then. I recently discovered something. I target practice with an air pistol in my basement. I went to get more pellets and lo and behold they had hollow point pellets! I had never seen those before. I test fired the hollow points to compare them to flat tipped and pointed pellets. I was surprised at the amount of expansion. Safety first, loose cloth makes a pretty good backstop especially with multiple layers. To see expansion the pellet has to hit something somewhat hard like wood, but the wood can be angled into a backstop.

You never know where I’m headed do you?