Sniggers of the day

Two posts on other blogs made me giggle helplessly today. The first, from Baboon Pirates, speaking of Britney Spears’ latest music video: I suspect if you peeled back the digital effects, overdubbing and careful editing, Britney’s singing voice closely resembles the sound gophers make while being stomped by a careless buffalo. The second, from West, By G*d, describing an online conversation with a friend who’s building a ‘better mousetrap’: Me: So what kind of mouse trap are you building? Friend: Um . . . its a pyrex cake pan that is propped up bugs bunny style but then i hot

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More on fruit juice

In reply to my post about the effects of fruit juice on certain medications, Brigid sent me this picture by e-mail. It was too funny to keep to myself, so here it is! Thanks, Brigid. I needed the laugh! I enjoyed the drawing, so I went to the artist’s Web site. He’s got a lot of good ones. Worth a visit if you feel in need of something on the lighter side. Peter

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Pink AR-15 raffle for breast cancer research

My buddies at Fuzzy Bunny Movie Guns (FBMG Inc.) are raffling – what else? – a pink AR-15 rifle to support breast cancer research. Details can be found on Larry’s blog. I strongly urge you to support this very worthy cause. Quite apart from the fact that you’ll be doing some good, think of the looks on the faces of your friends when you arrive at the shooting-range with a pink AR-15! Talk about being secure in your manhood . . . Peter PS: Larry, if I win, can I please have a supply of Fuzzy Bunny tails to stick

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An interesting blog

I’ve been alerted to an interesting blog by an e-mail from Mike P. The author describes himself as: An Assistant Professor at West Point’s Department of Social Science (Sosh-P), currently leading a group of eight cadets on a trip to Dharamsala, India. That’s an interesting mixture for a start! He writes about the towns, people and places he encounters in a very engaging way. Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite. I’ve been amazed at the amount of tragedy that covers the front page every day. In the 10 days since I arrived here, India has seen the worst terrorist

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The Russian diet gets a makeover

This report should please my friend Marko. He’s written about the gustatory delights of currywurst before. Forget the caviar, a German chef has imported to Russia Berlin’s contribution to world gastronomy, the currywurst. For a few days each week, visitors to Moscow’s exclusive Ritz Carlton hotel can sample the dish, which consists of hot pork sausage cut into slices and covered with curry powder and a ketchup-style curry sauce. But enjoying a currywurst on the hotel’s roof terrace, overlooking the Russia capital, will set diners back around 22 euros, over ten times more than the popular snack costs in Germany.

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Expanding the blogroll

I’ve been remiss in not updating my blogroll as often as I should – and I’ve added a couple of names without mentioning them. Time to remedy the error. I’ve also changed a couple of blog listings, so that they now reflect the actual name of the blog, rather than the name of the blogger or some other identifier. In alphabetical order of blog name, the new additions are: Fatale Abstraction: Phlegm’s been in my reciprocal blogroll for a while. On the basis of many enjoyable reads and (so far) two encounters in the flesh (shared with Lawdog, through mutual

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World’s oldest blogger dies

From the Sydney Morning Herald: The Australian woman renowned as the world’s oldest internet blogger has made her final post, aged 108. Olive Riley, of Woy Woy on NSW’s central coast, died in a nursing home just after 6am yesterday. She will be mourned by family and an international readership in the thousands. “It was mind blowing to her,” her great grandson Darren Stone, of Brisbane, told AAP last night. “She had people communicating with her from as far away as Russia and America on a continual basis, not just once in a while.” Olive had posted more than 70

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Congratulations to Lawdog!

In his usual modest, shy, retiring sort of way, Lawdog hasn’t said a word about this: but I note that earlier this month, he recorded his millionth visitor. He must have done so at almost the same time as Tamara, whom we congratulated on June 5th for reaching the same milestone. Well done, good buddy, and thanks for the example and encouragement! I don’t know how many ‘blog-children’ you have out there, but I’m one of them. If you ever hold a party for those of us who’ve followed your example, it’s going to need a rather large venue! I’m

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A fun day

As mentioned in yesterday evening’s report, today was more blogger get-together goodness. Lawdog arrived late in the morning, followed by the fatal Phlegm, and we enjoyed brunch together, courtesy of Holly‘s cooking (superb, as always). JPG‘s other son also arrived for a Father’s Day visit while we were eating, and took little persuading to join us. After digesting our meal and batting the breeze for a while, we headed out to a local farm where targets have been set up to form a casual, come-as-you-are shooting range. We spent several hours shooting all sorts of fun things: a snub-nose .38

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Busy day with bloggers

Not much posting today. I arrived in Dallas last night after a long and nightmarish drive (heavy traffic extended the trip from its normal 5 hours to over 8 hours – aaargh!). I’m staying with JPG and Holly for a couple of days. We visited the Dallas Gun Show today, all of us separating to look for bits and pieces we needed. JPG thoughtfully brought along a collapsible luggage cart to tote all the reloading components he wanted! I found a couple of lovely, thick, heavy 5ft. hickory sticks shillelaghs, which I plan to convert into heavy-duty walking sticks. I

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