public jack-off bar
Eeewww. Whatever you do in there, don’t order the pale ale. <rimshot>
maj. l. caudill usmc (ret)
He’s my nemesis. If I were a superhero, he’d be my evil counterpart, but instead of wreaking havoc, he’d run around claiming credit for all the bank robbers I caught, or the cats I plucked out of trees. His costume would be vaguely militaristic, and it would have a stylized picture of a photocopier on the chest.
alvin york’s rifle
ibm model m swap keycaps
All the letter keycaps on the Model M are the same size, and removable. Pull them off with two fingers, and swap them around as needed.
alphasmart neo macbook pro infrared
I’m pretty sure the MacBook Pro doesn’t have an IrDA lens. Infrared has been superseded by Bluetooth a good long while ago—faster, more reliable, and it doesn’t require a line-of-sight between the transmitting devices’ lenses.
how many watts to run a pellet stove
Right around 500 watts at peak load. If you use the special uranium pellets made from recycled nuclear reactor waste, you actually get 1.21 gigawatts in output in exchange. (The winters get cold here in the North.)
what its like living with a delorean
Life with a DeLorean as a partner or roomie can get tricky. The stainless steel chassis hogs a lot of space even in a king-sized bed, and the gullwing doors frequently knock the coffee off the breakfast bar by accident. Also, DeLoreans call in sick a lot.
munchkin wrangler fountain pen
I have a handful, but my two regular workhorse pens are a Lamy 2000, and a Parker “51”. I’ve concluded that I like pens that don’t have threads on the section.
how to build up a tolerance to iocane
You’re planning to go up against a Sicilian when death is on the line, aren’t you?
will parker 51 dry out
The fully hooded nib on the “51” makes it rather resistant to drying out, since only the very tip of the nib is exposed to air. (To a lot of people, a “51” looks like a ballpoint pen.) Of course, any fountain pen will dry up temporarily if you leave it uncapped on your desk for a day or two.
.25 pocket pistol ppk
The Walther PPK never came in .25ACP, only in .22LR, .32ACP, and .380. Walther made a smaller version of the design called the TPH, which did come chambered in .25ACP (and .22LR.) I fired a suppressed TPH in .22 once, which was a neat experience. With one of those, you’d be the most stylishly armed hitman ever, assuming you don’t do hits on anything bigger than a sedated raccoon.
are laptops a bad investment
As investments, laptops are terrible, even worse than Beanie Babies. They practically lose 50% of their value the moment you break the factory seal on the box. (Note that very few investment vehicles tout their vast reserves of Dell Inspiron laptops as proof of their financial stability.)
Is Monday! Is time for kulaks to go back to Collective and pluck beets! We must meet our quota for glorious Five-Year-Plan!