pilot logbook parker pen
The Parker “51” was the top-of-the-line Parker pen in the 1940s, and the P-51 Mustang was the USAAF’s main fighter plane at the time. When a pilot was suspected of padding his flight log, he was said to have logged “P-51” hours.
who wrote essay the gun is civilization
I did. Someone suggested I change my name to Major Caudill, and now I’m seriously considering adopting “Maj. L. Caudill” as a pen name for my MilSF novels, as a middle-finger salute of sorts.
sigourney weaver flamethrower
Sigourney Weaver is anti-gun, but you wouldn’t be able to tell from her performance as Ripley in Aliens, where she wields a pulse rifle rigged to a flamethrower with duct tape.
I want to get my very own flamethrower, and name it Sigourney. Can you imagine a better area effect weapon in case of zombie apocalypse? While you amateurs try to thin out the advancing hordes one at a time with headshots from your poodle shooters and pistols, I’ll light a Caudillo-brand cigar on Sigourney’s pilot flame, and then rack up a hundred kills with one casual left-to-right sweeping motion.
shelby foote dip pens why he liked them
He said they slowed him down, because he had time to think while dipping the pen every few sentences. It wouldn’t quite work for me, but it worked for him, because he wrote his multi-volume Civil War history that way. You can’t argue with results. Some people have written novels on cell phone number pads, and if I had the choice between writing a novel on my Samsung flip phone, or on paper with a decent dip pen, I’d take the dip pen any day of the week. Hell, I think I’d prefer a quill…but I’m not fifteen and on Ritalin. Like I said, what counts is the result.
scrivener munchkin wrangler
I use Scrivener, because it’s the best noveling software out there. It lets you write your stuff in a non-linear fashion, organize it any way you want, and have your research and notes right alongside the work in progress. The only drawback is that it’s only available for Macs, but if you’re a writer, Scrivener is a good reason to switch platforms all by itself.
(I write the first draft on paper, and then use Scrivener to transcribe, edit, and organize. The only time I ever fire up MS Word on my system is when I check the final manuscript export to make sure it looks right.)
I always get puzzled when someone professes hatred for libertarians. I mean, as a demographic, they’re more likely to leave you alone and stay out of your hair than most other groups out there. As a libertarian-leaning type, I am perfectly fine with you wrapping yourself in a Nazi flag and smoking pot while fondling the machine gun on your porch, as long as you don’t aim it my way.
porn on company laptop
I get that search string every week, without fail. Look, people: in today’s super-uptight litigious environment, porn on your company computer will get you fired. You can pick up a netbook for two bills and use it as your personal porn viewer. Hell, you can stream porn to cell phones these days, so there’s really no reason to run the risk of losing your job over your addiction to Naughty Debbie Who Is Clearly A Barely Legal Teenager, Because, Hey, She Has Pigtails, Doesn’t She?
quick slim injections
You can’t get slim from injections, period. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise has something to sell you. (As a general rule, you shouldn’t ever buy anything that’s offered on TV between the hours of 10pm and 6am. Sleep deprivation and credit card access don’t mix well.)
It’s Monday and it’s May, which means that you have already wasted almost half the year futzing around on the Interwebz. Now back to work with you, kulaks! Those entitlements aren’t going to finance themselves, you know.