Out of the Blue

Today is a holiday here in the US: Happy Thanksgiving to all who are celebrating. As always, here's hoping we all have reasons to be thankful wherever we live. It's been an eventful year for me, but I certainly am appreciative to be healing up after my car accident, not to mention my gratitude that I managed to survive it in the first place. The other sentiment I usually express on this occasion is true every single day. This is my appreciation to all of you who visit here, for which I can't thank you enough. As for the festivities, we have a 10 lb turkey to roast along with the fixings for dinner for two (plus leftovers) at home, but there's a plan to Zoom with our families for some togetherness.

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Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 25, 2021, 17:56:
So, uh, I may have caused a small kerfuffle on the "Neighborly" app for my local neighborhood.

Someone was complaining that there were too many deer.

I replied:
Wolves. They are a multipurpose solution.

Too many deer? Wolves.
Management being a dick at John Deere? Wolves.
GQPers being morally and ethically corrupt corporate catamites? Wolves.
Karen in the express lane at the market with 20 items who pays by check? Also wolves.
Gravy Seals parading around with their tacticool costumes and Barbie Dress-Up AR-15s? Again, wolves.
Spreadnecks who won't wear masks and get vaccinated? You guessed it, wolves.

Wolves. Now and forever.

It was like kicking an ant mound. Q ramblings, threats of violence, and two death threats. I giggled like an unrepentant schoolboy the entire time.

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Today was a quiet one. Just me and the four legged kids. Watched a couple of movies. 8-bit Christmas tried really, really hard to be a modern-ish version of A Christmas Story but it suuuuuuuuuuuuuucked.
NPR interviewed the sales dude that took Kimber from 20 stores to 2000. (Don't quote me on exact numbers)
After many many years he finally had to leave.
He's a gun guy but Not a gun Nut. And the whole industry has gone to the nuts.
Worth a listen.
Former gun industry insider explains why he left to fight for the other side
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/22/1056871881/gunfight-author-ryan-busse

Busse notes that when he first started out, weapons manufacturers refused to market high-powered automatic weapons to the public. But, he says, the gun makers and the NRA have since embraced military-style weapons and tactical gear, branding them as symbols of masculinity and patriotism.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
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