June 14, 2021

Home Again. Home Again. Jiggity Jig.

Banality below fold.

Compensatory picture of babe on bike with box-cannon is by Akai Sashimi, whose awesome work can be supported on Fanbox or by buying their art book which is coming out today

I went to visit my parents last week. On the way down, the speedometer died, putting the car in the shop for several days. 

I did go fishing in the Gulf Stream with my dad, but all we caught was a dolphin* and half a mackerel**. On the other hand, I've never seen so many flying fish in my life though. There's no bag limit on them, so if I'd had a butterfly net I'd have made out like a bandit.  

We also did some black powder shooting, with my uncle's cap and ball guns, and one thing I did discover is that modern primers for cap and ball weapons are not particularly reliable, which can result in some rather dangerous conditions involving incomplete ignition, and squibs. One squib took 4 hours to clear. 

It was good to see them again. I'd been down twice since it was decided to take two weeks to flatten the curve...so 15 months. They're doing OK, which is a relief. 

I got back Friday night and have been recovering from the time off. 

I'm briefly going down again at the end of this week to take back a set of electric hedge clippers I borrowed. 

* The fish, not the cetacean. 
** A wahoo bit it in two when it was being hauled into the boat.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:29 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Thoughts - Now I see that Super Cub can actually be improved - That delivery suspension system is real
- Coincidentally I was practicing hand-to-hand transitions in my last CQB class, so her taking a shot with the left while the gun is out of right-hand (cross-draw) holster would not be weird at all, if she weren't on a motorcycle.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tue Jun 15 16:22:07 2021 (LZ7Bg)

2 I note that upon closer examination, that box canon is shooting authentic .30 Mauser ammo.

There's a lot to like in that picture.

Posted by: Mauser at Wed Jun 16 14:53:23 2021 (Ix1l6)

3 Nah. She's Chinese so she's probably loading Tokarev and that antique will break in a few more rounds. 

But I'm a pessimist so YMMV. 

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Jun 16 16:04:06 2021 (5iiQK)

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