Saturday, August 22, 2015

Duck and Cover!

Ah yes, it must be Saturday:
Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain 
Madrid (AFP) - An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre and controversial festival traditions. 
The man was whacked with the bird while he filmed the annual "duck chase" in the Catalonian seaside town of Roses, where every August ducks are thrown into the Mediterranean and then caught and brought back to the shore by swimmers.
Sort of like running with the bulls, but not. Maybe it's because it's early yet, but for the life of me I can't figure out a witty lyric from "Mf Fair Lady" that incorporates "ducks." 

"The ducks in Spain stay mainly on the brain…"

You see my point. It's just not working. Or, "By George! He don't got it!"

Not to scale…LOL!

I note that a main battle tank with operational cannon is for sale:
We are selling our Cheiftain MK 6, main battle tank with 120mm gun. 
This armored tank is fully functional. The 2 engines both run great and have low hours on them. It comes with a NEW backup main engine. The turret is fully operational and the stablization system works; it is controlled via a joystick. The main gun is registered as a Destructive Device with the ATF and comes with 10 projectiles. More projectiles are available. The barrel is in excellent condition and has never been molested. It has a factory laser range finder. Also included is the hydrolic mine plow and infrared spotlight. The intercom system works as does the NBC filtration.
Okay, let's be honest…if you're reading this blog you can close your eyes and imagine how cool that tank would look on your lawn. Of course, you can also imagine being divorced and forced use the tank as a very dangerous motor home. Imagine rolling up into the Egret Acres Motor Park and Landfill in your very own battle tank RV. You pull up to your spot, plug in the power, open the top hatch, pop up the satellite dish, set the hibachi on the turret, rotate the cannon toward the old Winnebago full of dudes playing Kid Rock at mind-numbing volumes and say, "You have 30 seconds to turn down the music!" It'd almost be worth the divorce! I envision my very own battle tank with a snowplow blade and a backhoe attachment, so not only could I plow a road, I could build a road! I think I would paint it blue, with a contrasting red digicam turret.

You will notice I am not at a 3-Gun match this AM as planned. I decided to give me knee one more week (and a shot of cortisone next week) before the big Noveske 2-day match. Besides, I have to assemble a pizza oven, which is proving more complicated than cold fusion.


Anonymous said...

"The intercom system works as does the NBC filtration."

Where can I get one of those "NBC filters"? Are they offered in a "MSNBC" version too? How about for "CNN"? Is there a "Rosie", or "Whoopi" model, or one for "The View" too? Or an "Oprah" one?

What a break-through. And to think that it took a battle-hardened vehicle be able to come up with them. It just shows-to-go-ya what lengths one must go to, to win a war!

Life Member

nj larry said...

"The barrel is in excellent condition and has never been molested."

Ah hell...forget it. I'll just go out and mow the lawn.

Sheepdog1968 said...

There was an individual who lived near me that was well off and collected tanks (Jacque Littlefield) and had them on display he had a staff of 5 who restored them he had just about everything except an M1 Abrams and soviet equivalent. I went a couple of times with my dads car club. It was awesome. Sadly he passed away and the collection was disbanded as family couldn't maintain.

Anonymous said...

Hey "nj", how're you feeling? Any more thoughts to moving to the "Lone Star?

We sure are. Too close to Detroit here. For those that think Detroit is on the comeback, they're delusional.

"Uncle Ted's" modest rancho and the climate there looks pretty good to me!

We wish you all the best from here,

Life Member

Unknown said...

Michael , I have been wanting to ask for some time. You have touted a Sig 938 as your carry for some time. Seams lately you have switched to the Ruger SR9C Why? I have gone in reverse and now carrying a 938 Equinox....

Anonymous said...

"The barrel is in excellent condition and has never been molested......" a lonely British cannonier.

Good thing. Carry on.

Anonymous said...

And by the way, it might be time to again mobilize and start writing to you congress people who are loyal to the "2A", and those not so loyal.

Timing is of the essence! They act tomorrow, August 24, 2015!

Life Member

nj larry said...

Hey Life tks for asking. Health is stable after a bit of up and down. So we are still making progress. Sold a vacation house. Wife exploring reciprocity on professional credentials across SW. Doing the research prior to a scouting trip.

This might be of some interest to you and folks. Ran across this map from last year on internal migration in the USA...What shows up clearly is the states of NY, NJ and CT are seeing a mass exodus... LOL wonder why ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "Q-so" nj.

Glad to hear you're stable. Keep going into the future!

Some of our friends went to Phoenix, in spite of the "illegal" problem. Weather is agreeable too. Property costs are less than Michigan's, taxes too and far less than New Jersey, so being able to afford a new place is achievable. I'm only cautious of the lack of H2O if "it hits the fan". ; )

We wish you "Many Years"!

Life Member