Thursday, November 01, 2007

Urban Assault Wheelbarrow

(Via Timebomb 2000)

If you've been around the various gun forums on the web, or the old Usenet rec.guns group before that, you're probably familiar with the name "Gunkid". (By even daring to say that name, I have probably invoked his puny wrath. But hey, I'm strong in my faith.)

Well, who'd have though he was at the cutting edge of military technology?

Daughter's car will have one of these

(Via The LawDog)

Don't foget

Don't forget to stock up on some caliber that will make Hillary cry.

Or as Kim du Toit notes, "It's for the children".

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pretty sad

We had 11 Trick or Treaters tonight. Yes, I said eleven. We gave up at 8:30, after 45 minutes without so much as a single kid. Pretty damn sad. We used to go out in groups that big when I was a kid.

I'm not upset because we put a ton of effort into decorating, because we didn't. I'm not upset because we bought a bunch of candy that we have to get rid of. What bothers me is the simple fact that kids aren't trick or treating any more. Yeah, the world's a big scary place, but for crying out loud, you can't wrap your kids up in bubble wrap. By all means go along for the walk and keep an eye on them, but let your kids get out and have a little fun.

And for all you people who don't buy some candy and flip on the porch light to attract the little ghosties and goblins--shame on you. If you're well and truly poor, and can't afford it, fine. If you have to work, fine, But the rest of you--what's the problem? Is it too much work? You don't like kids? You're afraid they'll trample the flowers? Did some little miscreant throw a candy wrapper in your yard 10 years ago? What?

It's a damn pitiful state of affairs, I'm tellin' ya.

Trick or Tax!

(Via the Drudge Report)

If you live in Iowa, and you've decorated for Halloween, you may have an unexpected bill with the tax man.

The Iowa Department of Revenue, often accused of trying to squeeze blood out of turnips, is now searching for pennies in pumpkins. A new department policy this year has made Halloween jack-o'-lanterns subject to the state sales tax, and many Iowa pumpkin growers are feeling tricked.

The tax man's position is that pumpkins are used primarily for decoration, not for food (which is apparently untaxed in Iowa). One supposes that the tax man has never had pumpkin pie with his Thanksgiving Day feast.

I suppose that eventually corn will also be taxed, since so many folks use corn as a part of their yard decoration in the fall. Oh crap! Is that a pumpkin? Honey, where's the checkbook?

Happy Halloween

At The Freehold, Halloween is a fairly special tradition. It goes on for several days, beginning the weekend before All Hallows Eve with festivities at Camp Freehold and ending with the ritual dispensing of the goodies on Halloween Night.

I get a particular kick out of the little kids. I suppose it's remembering back to Halloweens from my childhood, trick-or-treating around my neighborhood.

So here's wishing you many little ghosties and goblins, all out to save you from yourself by eliminating that stash of candy you bought.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007