Saturday, May 21, 2011

For Girl Scouts and Army Rangers

I recently mentioned America's First Sergeant's post on Zombie Preparedness in a blog post.

I have a response for his recommendation of the Dead On Tools 14 inch wrecking bar as a Zombie deterrent.
" Dear First Sergeant,
I'll see your Dead On and raise you a Stanley Fat Max Extreme FuBar III. We recently visited our local Forest Lumber store (which was awesome) to pick up free rain barrels, anyway, I was telling my buddy Larry about your post on Zombie Preparedness. We were scoping out wrecking bars and roofing hammers and came across this beauty. I've decided the Dead On Tools 14 inch wrecking bar is for Girl Scouts and Army Rangers."

As you all can see, that is a tool!
I couldn’t get over the FuBar name, a totally classic Marine acronym (Google FUBAR if you don't know).

Pictured above is my buddy Larry Fisher, Norman Oklahoma.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Lifeguards can make a hundred grand? Dammit!

That's the kind of reaction Newport Beach's 13-member full-time lifeguard crew has drawn this month, since the local newspaper editorialized about lifeguard salaries, benefits and overtime pay that in at least two instances top $200,000 (with $400 for sun protection) as the city struggles to rein in pension costs.

The ensuing debate over the merits of having lifeguards as well-paid as some CEOs has divided this wealthy coastal city, spawned a pro-lifeguard Facebook page and created headlines as far away as England ("Time for a Career Change? California's Baywatch lifeguards paid up to $210,000 per year!").

This may seem like a cushy job for a hundred grand. Yeah you get to ogle Betty's in bikinis all the beach. Yeah it seems like a great job to those who go to the beach for recreation.

This job has its detraction's too... drunks, drunks swimming, perverts, drowning people, sunburn and skin cancer risks, drug dealers....think of something a street cop has to deal with and those lifeguards deal with it too.

This story reminded me of a movie from WAY BACK in the day (1976).
I thought this movie was pretty good. I can really feel for Rick Carlson (played by Sam Elliot). He's an old man in a young man's career. He loves his job and is coming to the realization that he can't do it forever....but maybe just one more summer.

Looking at this now I guess he'll do alright with his pension. Who's feeling sorry for who now?

Castra Praetoria: Zombie Prepardness: Centers for Disease Control

Once again America's First Sergeant comes through with an awesome post and gives us a practical response to the CDC's Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse blog post.

I mean really, what kind of zombie preparedness plan doesn't even mention flame throwers?
- America's 1stSgt


Thank you 1stSgt for the tips and thank you for all you do for us back home.

Castra Praetoria: Zombie Prepardness: Centers for Disease Control

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

CDC: Zombie Apocalypse

Are you prepared for the impending zombie invasion?

That's the question posed by the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention in a Monday blog posting gruesomely titled, "Preparedness 101: Zombie Apocalypse." And while it's no joke, CDC officials say it's all about emergency preparation.

"There are all kinds of emergencies out there that we can prepare for," the posting reads. "Take a zombie apocalypse for example. That's right, I said z-o-m-b-i-e a-p-o-c-a-l-y-p-s-e. You may laugh now, but when it happens you'll be happy you read this, and hey, maybe you'll even learn a thing or two about how to prepare for a real emergency."

"First of all, you should have an emergency kit in your house," the posting continues. "This includes things like water, food, and other supplies to get you through the first couple of days before you can locate a zombie-free refugee camp (or in the event of a natural disaster, it will buy you some time until you are able to make your way to an evacuation shelter or utility lines are restored)."

I need a bumper sticker for my Range Rover...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Oh Reaaaaaaly? Hypocrite.

A stash of pornography was found in the Pakistani compound of Usama bin Laden raided last week by Navy SEALs, U.S. officials tell Reuters.

The pornography taken from the compound consists of modern, electronically recorded video and is fairly extensive, officials said.

U.S. officials said materials taken during the raid were the largest cache of PORN intelligence taken from one source.

The discovery of pornography taken during raids on Islamic militants is not uncommon, officials told Reuters.

The naughty little buggers. And they say our society is corrupt and perverted. Seems to me that they maybe shouldn't be throwing stones in the proverbial glass house.

Knock, knock.
Burkina: "Who is it?"
Minaret Repairman: "I'm here to fix your minaret."