Yes, friends and neighbors–we finally have enough new search terms in the blog stats to resume the Search Term Safaris on a semi-regular basis! I know, I know…you are just overcome with joy.
That’s the top search term that leads people to this blog, and it has been #1 for years, month after month.
The SIG P232 is a small-ish semi-automatic pistol in 9mm Kurz (.380ACP). It looks like a bit of a dinosaur these days, with much smaller and lighter guns available in the same caliber, but I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the P232. It’s one of the most elegant handgun designs ever made, it’s very flat and easy to carry inside the waistband, and it’s much more comfortable to shoot than the little pocket .380s. It also has better sights, and every P232 I’ve ever owned has been 100% reliable. In fact, I think I just talked myself into getting another one of those.
The SM9 is a typewriter made by the German company Olympia. It’s a basket-shift machine with a sheet metal cover that lifts up like the hood of a car. It’s not an elegant machine like a Remington No.5, for example, but it’s a rock-solid, dependable typing machine. I have two of them–both were made in the 1960s, and both still work fine even after over 40 years of use. Many professional writers favored the SM9 for its qualities. Harlan Ellison still uses one, as does Paul Auster.
pelikan 205 demonstrator scratched
Clear “demonstrator” pens will get scuffs and scratches with use. It’s pretty much unavoidable, unless you leave the pen in the box and never take it out. It doesn’t hurt the pen’s function, so just use it the way it’s meant to be used, and don’t sweat it. Tools get marks.
parker 51 ink sacs
The Parker “51” comes in two versions. The earlier Vacumatic models have a diaphragm in the back of the barrel, not an ink sac. The later Aerometric models have what they called a “Pli-Glass” sac, which is PVC. The Vacs can be fitted with a new disphragm, but that takes a special tool and is best done by an expert. The Aeros don’t usually need sac replacement as the Pli-Glass sacs in those are extremely durable, and most of them still work well even after forty years of use. They’re easier to re-sac than Vacs, too.
was twilight the movie a commercial or critical success?
Commercial? God, yes. Critical? Not so much. (The same can be said for the novels that were the source material.)
can alphasmart neo be used as dedicated keyboard for computer
Yes. Hook it up to your PC or Mac with the included standard USB cable, and it acts like any other USB keyboard.
униформа Бундесвера 1960 годов
My mad Cyrilic skillz read that as “uniforma bundeswehra 1960 godov”, which I read to mean “uniforms of the Bundeswehr of the year 1960.” Back in 1960, the Bundeswehr issued olive green wool BDUs that were not the most comfortable. (The troops gave them the nickname “Kraetzchen”, which means “Scratchies”.)
The German army issues berets as universal garrison headgear. The color of the beret shows the wearer’s branch of service. Infantry units have green berets. Tankers have black ones, support units coral red, airborne and army aviation units burgundy red, medial corps blue, and Franco-German/German-Dutch brigades dark blue. There’s a badge on the beret that further delineates the wearer’s specific branch, i.e. Fallschirmjaeger, signal corps, mechanized infantry, etc.
lever action gun fighting
The lever-action rifle, a.k.a. the Redneck Assault Rifle, wouldn’t be my very first choice for a social long gun, but it’s much better for that purpose than most people think. One particular advantage is the ability to top off the gun during run & gun scenarios…”shoot one, load one”. Your magazine tube only holds 6-10 rounds, but with some skill and frequent topping off, you always have a fully loaded gun.
dog tussled with raccoon-should i be treated with rabies shot?
That depends. Your dog will definitely need a rabies booster. Did you get nipped, or get raccoon spit on your hands, and do you have nicks or wounds? Did the raccoon wander off, or do you have the body for the Fish & Wildlife folks in your state to test it for rabies? Rabies shots for people are no fun, but dying of a rabies infection is even less fun.
is a fishercat dangerous to toddlers?
I wouldn’t want to toss one into a playpen with a toddler, that’s for sure. It’s a twenty-pound weasel with sharp teeth and claws. However, the fisher cat’s natural habitat is the Great Outdoors, where you shouldn’t let your toddler roam without supervision.
dark tower david is my weapon
When writing action scenes, writers always have to choose between what makes sense, and what would be totally bad-ass. When Stephen King has Roland choose his hawk as a weapon for the graduation fight with his instructor, King went for “totally bad-ass”.
legal blade length new hampshire
New Hampshire has no restrictions on knife carry. There is no limit on blade length or operating mechanism. You can carry folders, fixed blades, balisongs, automatic knives, gravity knives, or whatever else you want, and it doesn’t matter how long the blade is.
fountain pen stands
There are nice hand-made ones out there, but if you’re on a budget, you can use a $6 toothbrush stand from the WalMarts.
berretta slide trick in lethal weapon
They cheated in the movie…shocker, I know. In the infamous “pull the slide off the Beretta” scene, Mel Gibson’s Beretta 92F already had the takedown lever rotated into the downward position. Jet Li only had to grab the barrel and slide assembly and yank it off the gun. In real life, that trick doesn’t work, unless the operator of the Beretta has the reflexes of a slug on Thorazine.
contents of a teacher’s pockets
With the teachers I know, it’s probably something along these lines: iPod, hip flask, loaded .38 snubbie, valium, Pepto-Bismol, Taser gun, and veterinary-strength tranquilizer darts.
That’s it for today. Do your duty and feed me some wacky search terms, so I can resume the MSTS as a regular feature, hmm-kay?