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  1. 14 hours ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

    Make sure they throw it in your casket.  That way in 1,000 years they will think you were Viking royalty.

    You mean that he's not?:blink:

     

    You learn something new around here every day

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  2. Why not?

     

    The Soviets aren't known for throwing away anything, so they were in the arsenals in the Ukraine when they gained independence.  The Maxim is a proven design that survived and functioned in some horrific conditions. Last, but not least, it ain't like there's a problem feeding them since the Russians and/or Soviets have been making 7.62x54R at least as long as the Maxims have been in service.

     

    It wouldn't be that good in a maneuver battle- but for positional defense?  What's really different between the stopping the Germans in WWI from attacking your trench line and the way they are fighting in and around the cities in the Ukraine now?  Under those conditions, a water cooled medium machine gun sorta shines if placed correctly.

  3. 4 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    Did anyone notice that they NEVER show the gorilla that installs the mag tube cap? Interesting video though, thanks Buckshot!

    And over torque all of those soft factory screws.

     

    On the other hand, Guido the Gorilla may have been covering the SAA clone assembly line at the moment of filming.

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  4. 27 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    So, it's not just me? B)

    Does chuckling, sayin, "No," and telling him to get his own (expletives deleted) table because I don't appreciate folks interrupting with my supper count?

     

    (Metal tableware ain't to be dismissed and is most likely already in- or at least at- hand.  A face full of salad fork, for instance, could be rather discombobulating.  So could getting the back of a hand skewered by one.  Ad hoc stuff like that ought to buy me enough time to get to more purpose built things.)

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  5. 17 hours ago, Chantry said:

    A little funny if you have a grim or twisted sense of humor.

    Remember where you're posting.

     

    Those are almost a prerequisite around here.

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  6. 2 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    There are two ways to pronounce Nevada.

     

    Correctly - where the first A sounds like the a in at.

     

    And incorrectly - and most of the country seems to say this - where the first A sounds like the word ah.

     

    And I wondered, the other day, how natives react to people living there that mispronounce the name. Not tourists in Vegas - I'm sure they expect that. But somebody that lives there. Has a job there. Has lived there for at least a couple years. And still pronounces it wrong. Do they just ignore it? Or do they correct him?

     

    I was in Wichita one time, and I said something about El Dorado. I was immediately corrected. The town is El Doraydo. It's still spelled like El Dorado, but it has a long A. And then I said something about the Arkansas River, and again I was immediately corrected. It's the Ar-Kansas River.

     

    Apparently in Kansas they are proud of not knowing how to pronounce place names. :D Just wonder how they react in Nevada?

    Local pronounciations aren't that unusual.

     

    Around here, it's not only the Indian place names that throw the visitor or recent transplants off (although,  they are quite creative butchering those), it's towns like Buena Vista and Lafayette.

     

    If you say them right, the we know that you either ain't from around here or you're from the town in question and are trying to put on airs.

  7. On 3/3/2023 at 10:18 AM, Big Sage, SASS #49891 Life said:

    When I went to High School (in another state) they took attendance everyday. The schools monies from the state were based on attendance. If there were a lot of absences,  the truant officer was knocking on your door. If a lot of the students walked out and state cut the schools monies for that month, week or day, I'll bet it would get the school's administration attention in a hurry!

    In Alabama, it's total enrollment AND average attendance.

     

    The high school I went to had the enrollment to jump up to the next classification but average attendance was short by about a dozen people- and the next higher classification meant more money and competing both academically and in sports against a different group of schools.

     

    Needless to say, they really locked down on attendance, check-outs, truancy and absenses of any sort.  That led to the loss of some students through transfers to private schools and more dropouts until they had the attendance but not the total enrollment. 

     

    A few years after I graduated, they finally made the jump.

  8. On 3/1/2023 at 9:50 AM, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

    The Rocket Scientists are now trying to decide on a proper "Time Zone" for the MOON.  Obviously of great international importance??

    Gotta keep that government grant money coming somehow.

  9. Ain't any worse than the old guys running around with a bunch of things on their belt.

     

    Phone, knife sheath, leatherman sheath,  zippo holder, flashlight, car key holder, etc, etc, etc...  They look like they knocked Batman in the head and took his Bat Belt.

     

    If it won't fit in my pants (or jacket if the weather calls for one) pockets, then I can live without it long enough to get to the truck. 

     

    The only thing I carry con my belt is my pistol and a spare mag if I'm carrying a bottomfeeder.  Speedloaders for a wheelgun go in a pocket.

  10. 16 hours ago, Alpo said:

    Bad Irish jokes, and drunks puking up green beer.

     

    I can hardly wait.

    You live in Panama City.

     

    Wild parties and a guy puking up beer are a daily occurrence most of the year.  The jokes and the green food coloring is the only thing different.

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  11. 3 minutes ago, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

    There are even some folks who don't even go into the stadium.  Just Tailgate.

    There's usually as many folks that show up to just tailgate as there are with tickets at Auburn games.

     

    I've seen big screen TV's with the game on in the parking lot since the '90's.

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  12. 11 hours ago, LawMan Mark, SASS #57095L said:

    When the call the cops, and the cop advises you that you have to leave now, and if you refuse, you're arrested.  And your name goes on a list with the Police that you have been given trespass warning at that location, and that if found again, you would be arrested without further warning.

     

    Cops hate that stuff, but it's part of the job.

    Had a kid busted while with his family after church because he came in one Friday night, got loud, was told to leave and thought threatening the manager on duty was a good idea.  LEOs were called, he was banned and the cops explained that they would arrest him if he set foot on the premises- even if he was just riding through as a passenger with someone else driving.

     

    A couple weeks later, the same manager was working days on Sunday, spotted the kid in back of the line during the after church rush and called the cops. 

     

    They snatched him up with his family at the table and half the congregation of the church next door looking on.

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  13. 23 hours ago, Cypress Sun said:

     

    Sorry Warden, cocaine was phased out of the ingredients many years ago...put sugar in it's place.

    High fructose corn syrup is more likely these days unless you get one of the Cokes imported Mexico.

  14. Yawn.

     

    Feral domestic and European boar crosses are old news around here.

     

    'Hogzilla' was killed in South Ga about an hour and a half from here and a kid in North Alabama took one that was over half a ton about 10 years ago

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  15. Cats, on the other hand, I believe in intentionally naming.

     

    I give them silly or stupid names since they rarely come when called and it's a way to get a little back. 

     

    For example, Mr Tinkles- a muscle bound tomcat that had a head bigger than a softball that- if scratched under the chin- would turn into a purring puddle of fur, or his petite tabby mother, Itty Bitty Kitty.

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  16. Dogs name themselves or one of the little ones does it for them.

     

    Auggie T Doggie got the moniker from my now 4 year old great nephew that couldn't say 'doggy' and the T part comes from a family joke of giving dogs middle names- Thomas for the males and Marie for the females.

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  17. 5 hours ago, Chickasaw Bill SASS #70001 said:

    @ WJ and BB 

     

      they ain't enough white dog , in the stash house , to get that stuff down 

     

     the pic of the dude with the tripple pac , shows then those down ubder , have to wash the NASTY taste out 

     

      CB :lol:

    Bill,

     

    Allow me to let you in on a secret.

     

    Aussies really don't like Vegemite.

     

    They heard it was a beer byproduct, locked in on the beer part and are too stubborn to admit that it's actually nasty and they were wrong.

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