Sunday, October 15, 2006
Warning Signs for the New World
This from the Lifeboat Foundation, thoughtfully providing us with warning signs for the world of tomorrow. I need one of these immediately for the door to my office!
Finished the second day of our COWBOY 101 special event and tomorrow am off to STI. I'm a little surprised at the level of venom in the comments on yesterday's post. Oh well...
Me and "Lefty Longridge" — aka Joe Alesia — stopped by the Cabela's store in Buda, TX. Let me put this into perspective...it's as big as a friggin' planet! The store has its own mountain, enough stuffed animals to fill the Field Museum, with sufficient leftovers for the Gillette, WY, airport, and, heck, for all I know, its own gravity.
Joe and I made a run on the gun department, which is about the size of your average warehouse. Two things caught my eye, both oldies...a Marlin 1894 lever gun in .38-40 in great shape for under seven bills and a refinished Winchester 1892 in the same caliber for about $100 more. I'm a big fan of the .38-40 for no particular reason. I could tell you that it's "better than this cartridge or that cartridge," a la the gun rags, but I'd be lying. Think of it as an early .41 Magnum level cartridge that's a bitch to reload 'cause of it's bottleneck. Its an acquired taste, like kimchi.
Cabelas also had a couple of nice 1st Gen Colt S.A.A.s for about the price of a used Honda Civic — thanks, but no — and some shotguns that would require one of those tricky mortgages. Personally, I was almost overcome by the idea of cammie everything. I'm not totally sure, but I though there was a special area for having your spousal until spray-painted in digital cammie, your choice of woodland, winter or desert.