Man hacks off penis in London restaurant – Yahoo! News UK

By , April 25, 2007 9:40 pm

Man hacks off penis in London restaurant – Yahoo! News UK
The man was described as being in a stable condition in hospital Tuesday.

Somehow I doubt that he is in any way, shape, form, or fashion stable…

Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade from Delia Online

By , April 24, 2007 10:56 pm

Traditional Seville Orange Marmalade from Delia Online

Sounds so good! Gonna have to try making some though will probably use cheap oranges. πŸ˜‰

You might just be a survivalist if…

By , April 24, 2007 1:35 pm

Found at SurvivalBlog.com and reprinted here for reference. I got a LONG way to go…

You might just be a survivalist if…
– You can’t put your groceries in the trunk of the car because its already jammed full with emergency kits, first aid supplies, and fully-stocked BOBs.
– You have emergency rations for your pets, and view your pets as potential emergency rations.
– You know the news three days before it hits the mass media.
– You have back-up plans for your back-up plans.
– You’re convinced you’ve been exposed to so many chem-trails, you consider it a form of birth control.
– You’ve ever repressed the urge to bleat “BAAAAAAAAAH” as your neighbor earnestly asks, “What war? Where?”
*- You’ve ever bought antibiotics for human use through a vet, or grains for human consumption through a feed store.
– You’ve got more than one grain mill.
– You’ve ever wondered how you might filter the used water from your washing machine to make it fit for human consumption.
*- You have a kerosene lamp in every room
*- Your living room coffee table is actually a board with pretty cloth over it to disguise your food storage underneath.
– Your box springs are Rubber Maid containers filled with rice and beans.
*- You save dryer lint to make fire starters.
– Your most commonly-used fuel additive is ‘Sta-Bil’, instead of ‘Gumout’.
*- You automatically choose the heavy duty flatbed cart upon entering Sam’s Club or COSTCO.
– If you know the shelf life of tuna fish, but don’t know how long you’ve had an open jar of mayo in the frig.
– Your basement walls are insulated with crates of toilet paper, from floor to ceiling, all the way around.
*- While other people are saving money for new furniture, or vacations, you are desperately saving to get solar panels put on your house.
– You were excited beyond all reason when they came out with cheddar cheese in a can.
*- You’ve ever served MREs at a dinner party.
– You can engage in a spirited debate on chemical vs. sawdust toilets for hours on end.
*- You’ve ever considered digging an escape tunnel from your basement to the nearest stand of trees.
– You know how to use a vacuum cleaner in reverse to filter air in your designated bio-chem attack safe room.
*- You’ve ever considered buying an above-ground pool for water storage purposes.
– You know what things like ‘TSHTF’, ‘BOB’ and ‘TEOTWAWKI’ mean.
– You have different grades of BOBs.
*- You know the names, family histories, locations, and degree of readiness of over a thousand fellow doomers on the net… but you’ve never met your neighbors.
*- The best radio in the house is a wind-up.
*- You have better items in storage than you use every day.
*- When the SHTF, you would eat better than you eat now.
*- Your significant other gave you a sleeping bag rated at -15 degrees for Christmas… and you were moved beyond words.
– You’ve sewn a secret mini-BOBs into the bottom of your children’s school backpacks.
– Local food pantries have come to depend on donations from your larder when you rotate stock in the spring and fall.
– You’re still using up your Y2K supplies.
*- You have enough army surplus equipment to open a store.
*- The local army surplus store owner knows you by your first name.
*- You fill up when your gas tank is 3/4 full.
– You call Rubber Maid for wholesale prices.
*- You have several cases of baby wipes and your kids are all grown.
– Bert from ‘Tremors’ is your favorite movie character.
*- You carry a pocket survival kit, a sturdy folding knife, a SureFire flashlight and a small concealed handgun on you to church every Sunday.
– You start panicking when you are down to 50 rolls of toilet paper.
*- You keep a small notebook to write down any edible plants you happen to see along the road.
*- You shop yard sales, store sales, and markdown racks for barter goods for after TSHTF.
– You own a hand-operated clothes washer and a non-electric carpet sweeper.
*- You have at least two of every size of Dutch oven, and 20 bags of charcoal, although you have a gas grill.
*- You have rain barrels at each corner of your house, although you have a city water hookup, and a Big Berkey to purify the water.
– You have sapphire lights, survival whistle, and a Swiss Army knife on every family member’s key chain.
– The people in line at Costco ask you if you run a store or restaurant.
– You require a shovel to rotate all your preps properly.
*- You no longer go the the doctor’s because you can either fix it yourself, make it at home, or know and understand the Physician’s Desk Reference better than he does, and can get the goods at the vets or pet store for much less moolah anyway.
*- You know that a ‘GPS’ has nothing to do with the economy.
– You track your preps on a computer spreadsheet for easy reordering, but have hard copies in a 3-ring binder ‘just in case’.
– You’ve thought about where the hordes can be stopped before entering town.
– You start evaluating people according to ‘skill sets’.
– You view the nearest conservation area as a potential grocery store if TSHTF.
*- You know all the ways out the building where you work.
– You have enough pasta stockpiled in your basement to carbo-load all the runners in the New York marathon.
*- You know that you have 36 gallons of extra drinking water in the hot water tank and your two toilet tanks.
*- You know which bugs are edible.
*- You have a hand pump on your well.
– You have #10 cans of ‘stuff’ that the labels fell off of, but you won’t throw it out or open it because it ‘may be needed later’, even though you haven’t a clue as to the contents.
*- You know where the best defensive positions and lines of fire are on your property.
– You’ve made a range card for your neighborhood.
*- Your toenail clipper is a K-Bar.
*- The Ranger Handbook is your favorite ‘self help’ book.
*- You’ve numbered the deer romping in the yard by their order of consumption.
– You must move 50 cases of food for the plumber to get to that leaky pipe, but you have your own hand truck in the basement to do it.
*- You own more pairs of hiking boots than casual and dress shoes combined.
*- You have more 55gal blue water drums than family members.
– Your UPS system has more than 6 Deep cycle batteries.
– You have a backup generator for your backup generator, which is a backup for your solar system.
*- You go to McDonalds and ask for one order of fries with 25 packs of ketchup and mustard.
– You have ever given SPAM as a serious gift.
*- You’ve had your eye out for a good deal for a stainless steel handgun to conceal in the bottom of the magazine rack next to the toilet.
*- You are single male over 40, but you still have an emergency childbirth kit, just in case you have to deal with that possibility.
– You have two water heaters installed in your basement, but one is a dummy that’s been converted to hideaway safe.
– You’ve made bugout cargo packs for your dogs.
*- You have a walking stick with all sorts of gadgets hidden inside.
– Your koi pond is stocked with catfish.
– As a stand-in scoutmaster, you taught your son’s troop to set mantraps and punji pits, and haven’t been asked to stand in since.
– You’re on your fifth vacuum sealer, but you keep at least one of the worn out ones because you can still seal up plastic bags with it.
– You haven’t bought dried fruit in years, but you buy fresh bananas, apples, peaches and pears by the case and have three dehydrators.
*- Your UPS man hates you because of all the cases of ammo he’s had to lug from his truck to your front door.
– You have duplicates of all your electronics gear, solar panels and generator parts in your EMP-shielded fallout shelter.
*- You have set aside space for your live chickens in the fallout shelter.
– When the power goes out in your neighborhood, all the neighbor’s kids come over to your place to watch TV on generator power.
*- You must open the door to your pantry very carefully for fear of a canned goods avalanche.
*- You have a ‘Volcano’, you know you can cook anything, and you cast evil glances at your neighbor’s annoying, yappy poodle, muttering “your day will come, hotdog” under your breath.
– You’ve learned to knap flint, make twine from plant fibers for snares and use an atlatl, because you fear that all of your preps and hard work will be confiscated by FEMA troops or destroyed by earthquakes, tsunamis, nuclear blasts, ravening hordes of feral sheeple or reptiloids from ‘Planet X’ after TSHTF.

Byron’s Dutch Oven Recipes

By , April 24, 2007 11:04 am

Byron’s Dutch Oven Recipes

Lotta good stuff.

The MacScouter — Scouting Resources Online

By , April 24, 2007 10:58 am

The MacScouter — Scouting Resources Online

Backpacking/camping cookbooks/meal planning. Lot of the recipes are also great for use at home. Good Stuff!

See Figure One

By , April 24, 2007 10:55 am

See Figure One

πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giggle, Steve.

Program Names govern admin rights in Vista | The Register

By , April 24, 2007 10:36 am

Program Names govern admin rights in Vista | The Register

Better than nothing? Certainly not better than Mac OS X or any of the many flavors of Linux or Unix. Stupid as hell is more like it…
Thanks to Steve for the link.

Brick Oven Plans | Build an Italian Brick Oven

By , April 22, 2007 8:08 pm

Brick Oven Plans | Build an Italian Brick Oven

Not that I am planing on giving up on cob/clay ovens. Just found this site and it looks to have a fair amount of info on brick ovens.

*Play the Flute, Make a Flute* MARK SHEPARD’S FLUTE PAGE *Playing, Making, Fingering Chart*

By , April 22, 2007 8:02 pm

*Play the Flute, Make a Flute* MARK SHEPARD’S FLUTE PAGE *Playing, Making, Fingering Chart*

I think I have linked to this site before but not sure so will do it again just in case. Interesting site on making your own flute from pvc. Good stuff!

liberpolly: portland is funny

By , April 18, 2007 11:18 pm

liberpolly: portland is funny

Hung Far Low. Go, look, laugh. Check out the top comment for an explanation of this weird name.

MAKE: Blog: R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too) – The steam powered R2-D2

By , April 18, 2007 11:13 pm

MAKE: Blog: R2-S2 (R2 Steam Too) – The steam powered R2-D2

Cool!

The steam powered R2-D2

Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? – Independent Online Edition > Wildlife

By , April 17, 2007 9:18 pm

Are mobile phones wiping out our bees? – Independent Online Edition > Wildlife

Interesting. And alarming. Time to give up the cell phones maybe.

The Pan Page – the Steel Pan Instrument

By , April 17, 2007 8:29 pm

The Pan Page – the Steel Pan Instrument

Interesting site. Full instructions on making your own. Good stuff!

Long week

By , April 13, 2007 9:14 pm

Been trying to get some of this backlog of work caught up. Bug seems to be mostly gone. Still weak and prone to the dizzys but that is mostly allergys I think.

Been working on Aarons car for most of the week. Got the crank drilled out and threaded. Had already machined the pully alignment ring into a groove and then turmed a brass bushing down to fit eh grove. After drilling and tapping the crank had to turn the inside hole on the pully out to fit the new bolt. After fitting it into place there was still a wobble so took it back off (belts and all πŸ™ ) and noted the belt guide had gotten thickened while being hammered with the loose crank pully. Turned that down and then finished it off on the belt sander. Put it back in with a different bolt and then tightened all the belts and cranked it up. Or tried to.

Finaly got Bill to crank and hold his foot on the gas to look at the wobble or lack thereof. Almost totally gone. So now to the no run at idle problem. After 3 days off and on and much knashing of teeth and rending of (whatever the hell you rend) something got the wiriing checked out and a couple of problems fixed and the 5 different vacuum, air, and fuel recovery lines hooked to the proper places. One vacuum port capped off as it should be instead of going ot the vacuum sensor. 8 different cracked rubber lines replaced. The aluminum oxide removed from the distribitor cap. The carb cleaned and blown out. It now runs.

Would have taken it out and around the farm but it now needs another 2 quarts of transmission fluid. Guess I will jack it back up and check the pan bolts as soon as the rain passes.

Got the back doors working at least from the inside. Gonna pull the inside panel from the one that isn’t working on the outside and fix that too. Almost ready to put up for sale. Should make some high school or college student a fair little car. Still needs a steering rack but the one that is there works well enough. Just leaks some.

Hoping to get the cars and crap moved out of the way for the new entry to the airsoft parking lot in the next few days. Next game is April 21. Info at Operation Impending Doom for those interested. Would really like it to be ready for the traffic then.

Got to looking at the old futon frames. Think they will make excellent gates. Or quick and dirty portable baricades with the addition of a couple of feet. Just want something to keep honest folks out anyway.

HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials | Howtos about Linux and Open Source

By , April 9, 2007 2:29 pm

HowtoForge – Linux Howtos and Tutorials | Howtos about Linux and Open Source

Link pretty well says it all.

::iLL WiLL PreSS:: HOME OF NEUROTICALLY YOURS, 4Y-RECORDS & MORE.

By , April 9, 2007 2:11 pm

::iLL WiLL PreSS:: HOME OF NEUROTICALLY YOURS, 4Y-RECORDS & MORE.

NSFW. Twisted, warped and depraved! Wonderful stuff! Thanks to Steve for the link.

Chicken, potato, carrot and onion bake – Dave style

By , April 8, 2007 5:19 pm

Start with enough peeled, sliced pototoes to fill the bottom of the pan an inch or so deep.
Cut up enough carrots to make a layer and about the same with onions.
Pour a bit of oil (of your choice) over this mix.
Add a couple of spoon fulls of curshed/chopped garlic.
Sprinkle with salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, rubbed sage, thyme, basil and crushed chilli peppers and mix till everything is coated well.
Add salt, pepper, oregano and thyme to the skinned chicken and lay on top of the veggie mix.
Lay strips of thick cut bacon on top of the chicken with an inch or less between strips.
Cover with aluminum foil or a tight fitting lid.
Bake for an hour at 450 F then cut back to 375 F for another 30 minutes and check. Usually another 30 to 45 minutes will see it well done.
Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes or so still covered, serve and eat.

Be careful when removing foil to check or serve, the steam can cause severe burns.

You may want to add between a half a cup and a cup of (your choice) wine to this before mixing the veggies. The pan I have cooking now got about a cup of White Zinfandel. I’ve also used a cup or so of beer instead. Nothing is critical/sacred here. It’s all good!
Enjoy!

Hybrid Technologies L1X-75: Zero-60 in 3.1 Seconds, Batteries Included – Popular Mechanics

By , April 8, 2007 1:39 pm

Hybrid Technologies L1X-75: Zero-60 in 3.1 Seconds, Batteries Included – Popular Mechanics

Small, quiet, and looks like a whole lot of fun. Charges off of a 110 volt outlet and has a 6 figure price. Watch the video!

Tag line of the day

By , April 7, 2007 1:09 pm

Found on the web. No idea who the author is but tis SO true.

Life isn’t like a box of chocolates. It’s more like a jar of Jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow.

πŸ˜‰

Still kicking

By , April 5, 2007 10:21 pm

Just not very high or hard.

Still got the crud of some kind and having a hell of a time getting over it. Hand is better or was. Used the chainsaw today and it’s been hurting a bit this evening in retaliation I think. Rash is still quite bothersome. Started on a sea salt and epsom salts soak today and 5 hours or so after the first soak it’s a lot less noticeable and not near as itchy as it has been. Still using calimine lotion on all the broken out areas and cortizone cream on the worst. Still thinking it’s some kind of fungus or mold as it gets worse (much worse) after the temp gets up to where I start sweating. More I sweat the worse it gets and itches. Will see how the salts soak does after a few days.

Hoping to do a bit at the forge tomorrow. Will see how I feel when the time comes. Not gonna push too hard after nearly 3 weeks down. The few minutes I spent with the chain saw did me in today but we had to have wood since the temps are a bit on the chilly side. Got it up to low 70’s in here right now. Not sure what the outside is here but it’s 42 in Weaver and 45 at Angel Station so could be 38 to 45 here. Sometimes it’s colder here than either of them as we are about 400 feet from a creek at the bottom of several hills.

Gonna try to get another load of firewood in tomorrow. Then need to start cutting the smaller stuff up to make charcoal with. Want to try to get the 24 inch (I think) blade that Tom brought me mounted on a 3 point hitch frame to drive off the tractor pto to use as a cutoff saw for small stuff. Wonder if I can figure a way to make the frame pivot so I could use it as a brush saw. Or general cut off saw. Guess if I put it on a old bushhog right angle drive or maybe a car rear end and set it up to cut horrizontal or vertical it might work. Gonna have to give it a bit of thought. May need to be 2 seperate machines to be safe. Though what’s safe about either of these things? nothing that I can think of. With a rear end if you drive at the axle then you get the increased ratio from the drive shaft side. and there is the nut on that side also for mounting the blade on. Bit of cutting and welding and it might just work. Use the entire rear end and lock the brake hub on the side away from the pto drive and no cutting or welding would necessary. Make for a larger unit but don’t see that would be a problem with a cut off saw anyway. Or use a front wheel drive transmission and use the gearing for blade speed selection. That also gives the posibility of using the macfersion strut assembly for the blade mount and vertical travel is only limited by the arc of the cv joints. That will be more than enough for a cut off saw.

Rambled on long enough. Will continue this in another post if it looks feasable in the light of day.

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