Saturday, May 23, 2015

Another Sign the Apocalypse is Only Hours Away...

From Fox:

Miley Cyrus cries while singing a song about her dead blowfish
It's good to know she cares about anything, and a blowfish is a lot better than, say, Sean Penn. Honestly, a blowfish is smarter than Sean Penn, although a blowfish would be unlikely to snag Charlize Theron as his fin candy. Now that I think about it, your average blowfish is smarter than Sean Penn AND Charlize Theron combined. Still…


Anyway, I have successfully snagged a desk for my office in the Secret Hidden Bunker II. For a while I've been agonizing over the desk, as much as I'm likely to agonize over any piece of furniture, which is several degrees less than a blowfish. I have stacks of desk catalogs, all of which cost more than a Connecticut Shotgun Model 21, which is less useful for storage but far more satisfying.

Finally, in an antique/junk store my Sweetie and I found a huge honking' mahogany desk dating from Sometime Back Then, maybe the late '40s or ''50s. In great shape, all drawers clean and working, $60 and you haul it away. It is now happily positioned in my office, where it looks appropriately Retro, what with the antler light fixture, the assorted dead animals, a collection of hats, my various and sundry television awards and an assortment of what-have-you. It looks at home. I'll take a picture once I get everything all finished up, say around 2057...

BTW, the company that made this monster desk started in 1876 and is still making $5000 all-wood desks for whomever it is that buys wood desks instead of shotguns.

Unfortunately, it's raining again again, so my shooting plans for the afternoon have been shelved. Tomorrow I'm going to be running my .22 rifle course, maybe start drilling myself on pistol. Tonight, I've got a bunch of fresh basil, some pine nuts, garlic and decent olive oil, so I suspect it's Pesto Night!


Not really...the parrots have been pretty good lately!

UPDATE: Yeah, now I'm going to get hostile emails from 2 groups, the people who hate it when I talk about anything except guns — especially recipes — and Patrick Sweeney, who will take me to ask for using a food processor to make the pesto instead of a mortar and pestle. I may never read my email again.

12 comments:

Tim Covington said...

I understand what you mean about the rain. We really needed the rain a couple of months back. Now, some of the Dallas area mountain bikers have started kayaking some of the trails.

Michael Bane said...

Yeah…both my road bike and mountain bike are hanging in garage, unused. Bumming me out…
mb

sbubrick said...

Send it back west, we need the rain here in Nevada, Lake Mead is turning into a dried up pond

Sheepdog1968 said...

Hi Michael. I grew up in a traditional Italian family. My grandmother lived next to us growing up and I spent a lot of time with her and she taught me to cook and had lots of stories growing up and cooking way back when. Raviolis were made using a shot glass (which we still have). She didn't think twice about using modern cooking technology when it came about. When it was available and affordable she had it and used it. Unless you are feeling nostalgic or batteries are low in SHBII a food processor is just fine. And yes, we make our own pesto including growing the basil.

Anonymous said...

Your blog always makes me think. Today, I'm left wondering if I'm a worse person than Miley Cyrus as my apathy toward her knows no bounds. For what it's worth, I like it when you talk about recipes.

Snarky357 said...

Bumper crop of basil here, too. Emeril's chimichurri recipe is really good if you can't hock a limb for pine nuts.

nj larry said...

MB take note of this video on FOX from Atlanta. Home invasion, middle of the night with multiple armed criminals. Even looks like they have rudimentary room clearing skills. WOW But you know it ends up ok.... Where is my belt fed ?

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/05/23/police-release-dramatic-surveillance-video-atlanta-home-invasion

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link nj',

After reading the transcript of the Fox News article found at the end of it, we can again conclude: "Yelling that you have a gun reduces crime". ; )

Life Member

P. S.: I'm all-in for the food references too!

Matthew said...

What brand is the desk? I sell top-tier commercial office furniture for a living.

Put me down for recipe appreciation as well.

Overload in Colorado said...

Michael,
Thought I saw you today (Monday) on the Honda. Took me a sec to recognize the bike behind that square headlight. If it wasn't you, never mind. I got in a ride today between rain, I thought, but got wet on the way back from Estes Park.
Overload in CO

Anonymous said...

Connecticut Shotgun Manufacturing sells a .22 long rifle double rifle for $30,000.
Can you review this?
It's certainly more important than the blowfish girl, perhaps not as important as a first class writing desk.

Michael Bane said...

When you ask a company to borrow a $30k gun for "test & evaluation," when they finish laughing, they say NO. LOL!

Ask me how I know that...

Plus, I've already heard from the BLF* (*Blowfish Liberation Front) accusing me of species-ism...

mb