why does hollister play loud music
They play loud music to drive out the parents…who will hand over the plastic to their fiscally less restrained offspring, and say “I’ll be over at Waldenbooks.”
fisher mustelids anatomy
The fisher cat is a member of the weasel family, all of which share a general anatomy layout that can be loosely described as “fur-covered Slinky”.
what is 5.56x 45mm
That’s the metric designation for the .223 Remington, and also the proper name for the military version of that caliber. There are subtle differences in chamber dimensions between them. 5.56x45mm is NATO standard for rifles these days.
For those who are curious: metric caliber designations are <diameter of bullet> x <length of cartridge case> in millimeters. If it’s a rimmed round, there’s an R after the case length, so the .357 Magnum is a 9x33mmR (or just 9x33R) in metric-speak.
are introverts assholes
If they are, at least they usually keep it to themselves. An extroverted asshole is generally much more of a nuisance. “Movie Talker Guy” is a classic Extroverted Asshole, as is “Loudly Yakking Cellphone Dude at Starbucks”.
slap my wife
Like my wife would say…”you gotta sleep sometime, pal.” (Let’s hope you’re just trying to kink it up in the bedroom, and you’re not an actual wife-slapping type. Spouse/partner abusers rank on the biological scale somewhere between deer ticks and the common shithouse fly.)
s&w model 10 for a carry gun
There’s nothing wrong with carrying a good S&W Model 10. I have a three-inch model riding along with me quite frequently. It’s a mature design that had the bugs worked out of it when the first Roosevelt was in the White House, and as far as guns go, it’s as reliable as they come.
russian snow blower
A “Russian snow blower” is a babushka with a shovel.
why does my akita make snorting sounds
Because he observed you doing something stupid, and he wants to express his contempt?
(Seriously? I have no idea. Maybe one of the Akita-owning readers can chime in on this one.)
snl little johnny human torch
That’s one of Irving Mainway’s cheap and dangerous Halloween costumes. “Johnny Human Torch” is a bag of oily rags and a lighter.
the munchkin wrangler, best intro fountain pen
Someone actually looked up my opinion on starter fountain pens. Well, my recommendation usually includes the Lamy Safari ($25), the Pilot 78G ($15), or the Waterman Phileas ($40). All of those are very good writers for not a whole lot of money. They’re gateway drugs, though…if you don’t watch out, you’ll find yourself shopping for $300 Pelikans and vintage Parkers a few months later.
And that’s it for this morning. Most of you are undoubtedly still sleeping off your holiday food stupors. For those who have to put in some time at work this week: get to it! All those trillions of dollars of government debt aren’t going to pay themselves off, you know.