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by SoupOrMan
Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ruger 10mm 1911
Replies: 27
Views: 1464

Re: Ruger 10mm 1911

Too bad this wouldn't convince CZ to make a CZ97 in 10mm.
by SoupOrMan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2378
Views: 270589

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!

Cybrludite wrote:
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It's like the Slidefire and Surefire worked in some kind of demented harmony.
by SoupOrMan
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Maxim .50
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Maxim .50

Meanwhile, the ghost of George Washington is kicking both the asses of the ghosts of Ben Franklin & Thomas Jefferson for not inventing this.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: BBC publishes news in pidgin English
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: BBC publishes news in pidgin English

I want them to create a BBC Pidgin Twitter account. That would be perfect.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: More riots coming in St. Louis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Re: More riots coming in St. Louis?

Between the "payout/payoff culture" engendered in the lower classes and the destruction of small local businesses, St. Louis is going to wind up with its tax base being the Cardinals, the Blues and casino traffic. Definitely not what you want for a city. And watch the for-sale signs pop up...
by SoupOrMan
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: More riots coming in St. Louis?
Replies: 27
Views: 1061

Re: More riots coming in St. Louis?

I was dithering on whether or not to go to the St. Louis FC game in Fenton tonight or go to the Jr. Blues game up here in Springfield. The riots helped my decision process.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Eclipse
Replies: 51
Views: 1854

Re: Eclipse

I wish I was heading to Carbondale for this, but it's opening weekend at SIU. I do not need that kind of chaos when I visit my alma mater.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Berry's Manufacturing
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Berry's Manufacturing

Then they don't really work.
by SoupOrMan
Sun Aug 06, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Protect and Defend
Topic: Bear goes after man on bike
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Bear goes after man on bike

*reads subject line*

So, how did the bear get the bike in the first place?
by SoupOrMan
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:17 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Daisy
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Daisy

Is it sad I immediately recognized the camo pattern?
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: ...I've been summoned.
Replies: 16
Views: 803

Re: ...I've been summoned.

I got a summons earlier this year, called every day, checked the website and got no jury time at all. Seemed kind of a waste of time and paperwork.
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Gun Engraver (Weetabix, Know Him?)
Replies: 9
Views: 638

Re: Gun Engraver (Weetabix, Know Him?)

I'll have to check that place out the next time I visit. I want to check their reloading supplies.
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Humor
Topic: Accurate state mottos?
Replies: 20
Views: 1013

Re: Accurate state mottos?

Illinois: (slogan repossessed due to ongoing budget debacle)
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Victor Titan 10/22 stock
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Victor Titan 10/22 stock

I've never seen it before. Looks nice, though.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: HundK hundreds of millions in debt
Replies: 31
Views: 1506

Re: HundK hundreds of millions in debt

"OK, Helmut. New idea." "Ja, Franz, tell me this new idea." "We talk to the American Congress. Get a new law passed lowering the firearm ownership age to 10 and repealing the NFA. Then we sell submachineguns to everyone with a family. I call it The 'MP5s 4 Kidz' Program.&quo...
by SoupOrMan
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: "Tells" that you were bored at work today
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: "Tells" that you were bored at work today

I figured it would be Seagrams Lime Twisted gin for the blues, since it's cheaper and you don't have to worry if you run out of limes. I usually make mine in a pint glass, but I may have to switch to a Yeti.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: July 4th Sales Loot thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1263

Re: July 4th Sales Loot thread

I didn't get a chance to buy anything, but I did get 2 solid hours of range time with my AR. The iron sights are zeroed, too bad the shooter isn't. If I could get 2 hours a week with it I might be be able to bring the groups back to how they're supposed to be. I will likely also need a red dot for i...
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: "Tells" that you were bored at work today
Replies: 18
Views: 1181

Re: "Tells" that you were bored at work today

I generally drive my coworkers nuts by grabbing my hockey stick and gloves and practice moving a ball around my cubicle. While I have a game streamed on my tablet. And taking a client call.

This could also be a sign I don't care about my job, but meh.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday SoupOrMan (44)
Replies: 9
Views: 597

Re: Happy Birthday SoupOrMan (44)

Thank you, everyone!
by SoupOrMan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Elmo Goes Lord Haw-Haw, But...
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Elmo Goes Lord Haw-Haw, But...

One day you're in school to learn a writer's trade, the next you're asking a carpet-covered sock for foreign policy advice.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Hey whats up
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Hey whats up

It has more everything than it has money.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Hey whats up
Replies: 8
Views: 694

Re: Hey whats up

Wondering if I shouldn't change out my phony-baloney government job for a phony-baloney real estate industry job...
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Online/Work At Home Jobs
Replies: 24
Views: 1527

Re: Online/Work At Home Jobs

I was looking through that list and saw real estate appraisal. I may try that out in case my current job goes tits up.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:53 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: S&H got married. 2 down, 2 to go
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: S&H got married. 2 down, 2 to go

Congratulations to you and your children!
by SoupOrMan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Built a side charger AR
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Built a side charger AR

That is a slick setup, man. I like it!
by SoupOrMan
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Your Dick Is Causing Global Warming!
Replies: 9
Views: 842

Re: Your Dick Is Causing Global Warming!

You all noticed? Sorry. My bad.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: I think it's time to start cleaning up the shop
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: I think it's time to start cleaning up the shop

"Broke into the wrong goddamn rec room, didn't you" is all I can think of when I see that.
by SoupOrMan
Thu May 25, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Grills
Replies: 21
Views: 1556

Re: Grills

Dad's buying replacement parts for his old Weber. The two locking nuts on the ash cleaner's central spindle rusted together and the cleaning handle snapped off. The new cleaner that Weber makes has no spindle and uses metal tabs instead. I just hope it fits. Here's the new parts: https://www.weber.c...
by SoupOrMan
Mon May 22, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Guess who is suddenly single (again)
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Guess who is suddenly single (again)

Sorry to hear that, but we kept your bar stool open just in case.
by SoupOrMan
Wed May 17, 2017 2:46 am
Forum: Random
Topic: You have been kidnapped...
Replies: 25
Views: 1793

Re: You have been kidnapped...

Dean Venture.

I am so doomed.
by SoupOrMan
Mon May 15, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 50% of US Murders Happen in 2% of Counties
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: 50% of US Murders Happen in 2% of Counties

I lived in Rogers Park for about a year and various suburbs around Chicago for another 4 1/2. I still wish I could have found a job in St. Louis first.
by SoupOrMan
Fri May 12, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: 50% of US Murders Happen in 2% of Counties
Replies: 20
Views: 1489

Re: 50% of US Murders Happen in 2% of Counties

If you're interested in Chicago crime stats, heyjackass.com is a great place for seeing it in terms even an alderman could read. He'd still ignore it, but at least he could read it.
by SoupOrMan
Tue May 09, 2017 5:10 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Oregon Trail Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: The Oregon Trail Movie

I'm dating a lot of people with that.
by SoupOrMan
Tue May 09, 2017 5:06 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Belgium?
Replies: 6
Views: 661

Re: Belgium?

Good points: Home to FN

Bad points: Still the through lane for the Schlieffen Plan
by SoupOrMan
Mon May 08, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: The Oregon Trail Movie
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: The Oregon Trail Movie

...Twenty-five?
by SoupOrMan
Mon May 08, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Helicopter Fun
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: Helicopter Fun

I know we have some pilots in here. Check out this helicopter flying. Warning! Cheesy 70's porn soundtrack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=180&v=oeDmBCuDxLQ I disagree. This sounds more like 70's cop show music. Which could also be used as porn music in the 70s, but tomato, tomahto.
by SoupOrMan
Mon May 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Saint Louis Paper Shows Bias
Replies: 3
Views: 431

Re: Saint Louis Paper Shows Bias

There's a reason why it's called the Post-Disgrace in some circles. It's one of the papers I monitor regularly for work for signs of shenanigans in Illinois' downticket races.

Also, the guy they have covering soccer is a schmuck.
by SoupOrMan
Fri May 05, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Helicopter Fun
Replies: 20
Views: 1366

Re: Helicopter Fun

What, no Davy Crockett?
by SoupOrMan
Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - To Infinity And Beyond!
Replies: 2378
Views: 270589

Re: Return of the Demotivators, Part III! IN 3D! - Race to 2000

Cybrludite wrote:
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It's the snobbiest, smuggest most infuriating cruiser in Jellicoe's squadron... the Insufferable
by SoupOrMan
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: USS Guncounter Armament
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: USS Guncounter Armament

Quadcopter drone bombers! Even 1- and 5-pound improvised fragmentation bombs can make a significant dent in pirate boat crews
by SoupOrMan
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: ISIS Attack in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 637

Re: ISIS Attack in Ireland

#SureAnBringBackMeEwes
by SoupOrMan
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: The mask slips again..."let's stop whites from voting"
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: The mask slips again..."let's stop whites from voting"

And irony of ironies, the author is from South Africa.

Someone learned the wrong lesson from the end of apartheid.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Ammo and Reloading
Topic: The future is here
Replies: 6
Views: 926

Re: The future is here

Denis wrote:
FelixEstrella wrote:Wait wait ... wouldn't the image be spinning at 180,000 RPM? ;-)


Indeed, but that is taken care of via software discombobulation.


Tiny gyroscopes
by SoupOrMan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Are You A Canadian Man?
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: Are You A Canadian Man?

Darrell wrote:University of Regina? Methinks they should slightly alter the name of the school. :roll:


Well, Regina already rhymes with it, so why not?
by SoupOrMan
Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Moonbats with Guns
Replies: 23
Views: 1937

Re: Moonbats with Guns

Well, if they get stupid we can see if Antifa's vaunted small-unit tactics for recovering wounded rioters work under actual gunfire.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Caliber for Brown Bear? 9mm, of course
Replies: 19
Views: 1851

Re: Caliber for Brown Bear? 9mm, of course

I pity the first grizzly bear who dies after being shot with a .380... fired from a Hi-Point.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Birthday Little Sister (59)
Replies: 8
Views: 759

Re: Happy Birthday Little Sister (59)

Happy birthday!
by SoupOrMan
Tue Mar 14, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Been away. Long story short...
Replies: 16
Views: 1284

Re: Been away. Long story short...

Still stuck in my dead-end phoney-baloney government job. Harrumph.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: School me on free floating
Replies: 9
Views: 1015

Re: School me on free floating

My 6.8 AR is technically free-floated. The National Match sleeve I have surrounding it doesn't touch the barrel, just the gas tube.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: So I'm gonna be nothing but asshole
Replies: 27
Views: 1796

Re: So I'm gonna be nothing but asshole

Good luck and I'll say a few prayers for you.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

I blame my dad, who finds every last speck of sawdust when we're cleaning up after a project. It's also in my basement. It used to seep groundwater during moderate rains until I got the sump system in, so I mop the floor regularly to keep mold and mildew down. Since that photo was taken I've already...
by SoupOrMan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

And for those truly interested, the vise is just a generic 4" I scrounged out of my late grandfather's workshop when my grandmother moved into her new apartment. It should do for any AR modifications I want to make to my rifles.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

buildabangworkshop3.jpg


The front side of the press. The lag screws go through two layers of plywood and then into the 2x4.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

buildabangworkshop2.jpg Part 2. Washers almost everywhere. The press is high up enough to where I need to use the old machine stand (where my press used to be) as a seat. The back bolt is drilled through the plywood, washered and double-nutted since I ran out of lock washers. The front two fastener...
by SoupOrMan
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

buildabangworkshop1.jpg


Here it is in all its glory, with a coat of paint and mounted vise & press.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Press and vise are now mounted. The press is held in the front by two lag screws driven into through the plywood and into the side 2x4 and a regular bolt in back. Pictures to come.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Berry's Manufacturing
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Berry's Manufacturing

I'm interested in Berry's hollow points. I want to see if they work at all.
by SoupOrMan
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Berry's Manufacturing
Replies: 8
Views: 1225

Re: Berry's Manufacturing

I ran their double-struck round nose in .40. Some one mistook them for .45 and had to do a double-take.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: So How's That Evacuation Order Working Out For You?
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: So How's That Evacuation Order Working Out For You?

That's where I was going, too, First Shirt.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: So How's That Evacuation Order Working Out For You?
Replies: 22
Views: 1986

Re: So How's That Evacuation Order Working Out For You?

California or not, I do feel bad for the people who live nearby.
by SoupOrMan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Hack, Slash, and Strike
Topic: Russian style
Replies: 25
Views: 2175

Re: Russian style

"HTRN: Because You Touch Yourself At Night"
by SoupOrMan
Mon Feb 13, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: I almost stepped into a nest...
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Re: I almost stepped into a nest...

Yeah. I'm jealous. Those would go great with my Beretta Tomcat.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106527

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Just finished "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy. While not as slapstick as Warner Brothers' "The Scarlet Pumpernickel" it was a fun read and I think I'm going to look for the rest of the series.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:59 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106527

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Weetabix wrote:Oh, John Ringo, no! :lol:


I have to work a reference to this phrase in a story.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Yep. 4x4s. I may not ever drop a small block V-8 on it, but I want something that will withstand that weight.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: The War Room
Topic: Manning's sentence cummuted
Replies: 23
Views: 1467

Re: Manning's sentence cummuted

He should've been executed. That's the nicest way I can phrase it.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: This could getcha in trouble ;-)
Replies: 2
Views: 448

Re: This could getcha in trouble ;-)

Cue the heart attacks in big cities.
by SoupOrMan
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

And in theory I can undo the bolts, break it down for moving and reassemble it in a new workspace in an hour's time or so by myself. That solves some of the problems of getting it through doorways.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

If all else fails I can lock the wheels and use it for extra shelter in case of a tornado.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

benchymcbenchface.jpg So there it is, sans a coat of paint. 42" high, 2 layers of 3/4" plywood on the top surface. I have locking casters on it to be able to move it around the basement as projects (and my pellet gun range) require. I'm planning on adding my grandfather's old 4" vise...
by SoupOrMan
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Because My Life Isn't Complicated Enough
Replies: 14
Views: 1162

Re: Because My Life Isn't Complicated Enough

Are you doing it for you, for others, or for God? I asked myself this question repeatedly during discernment. It wound up shortening my discernment from a few years down to one. It's also why I'm not a priest, deacon, or religious brother right now. I'm just Joe Parishioner, occasional loud singer o...
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Remington 870 Police Magnum
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Remington 870 Police Magnum

Very different finish from the 870 my dad had on his police shotgun. I wish he'd gone the parkerized route instead of blued. The blued finish shows all kinds of fingerprints.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Desk Top Waterjet Cutter
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: Desk Top Waterjet Cutter

Desktop waterjet cutter?

Sliced bread will never be the same!
by SoupOrMan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: SNOW!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 1127

Re: SNOW!!!

I bought a 4-wheel drive vehicle and a snowblower. With my luck, central Illinois should never get snow again.

We'll still get ice, but no snow.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106527

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Currently reading "Warsaw 1920" by Adam Zamoyski. It's an interesting book about the Polish-Soviet War right after WW1. Lenin wanted to spread Communism by force of arms and the Poles were all "No thank you." So the Poles made the first tactical error of trying to liberate Ukrain...
by SoupOrMan
Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 10424

Re: Ye Olde Pistol Picture Thread

That was actually .380. Princip's real problem was that he didn't have the proper tags for Inbred Austrian Archduke. So why all the hate on old Franz on this thread? The ironic thing about the Serbs killing him was that he was actually an advocate for the Slavs in the Empire and was planning on fed...
by SoupOrMan
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")

My coworker just got back from Scotland on Monday and he brought a jar of Bovril to work with him this morning. So in the interest of science I made up a mug.

This stuff is really good. If they caffeinated it, I'd have a new morning pick-me-up.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Culture Junkies
Topic: Whatcha reading redux.
Replies: 1140
Views: 106527

Re: Whatcha reading redux.

Currently reading "Fall of the Double Eagle" by John Schindler. It's about the Austro-Hungarian empire in World War I and how the Habsburgs' lazy approach to military affairs led to their ultimate defeat. If you want to understand how a multi-ethnic nation can disappear in a few years, rea...
by SoupOrMan
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: 2016 Takes Two More
Replies: 22
Views: 1660

Re: 2016 Takes Two More

I'm sorry for your losses, Mark. I wish I could do more for you than add you to my prayer list.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Re: Russian Ambassador to Turkey Assassinated in Ankara

Well, at least this time it isn't an inbred Austrian archduke...
by SoupOrMan
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Ive previously posted on what i think is the best setup - butcherblock top with tslots, square tube frame, high enough so you can put 3 roller cabinets underneath. :ugeek: And do that for under $200? Good, fast or cheap, pick one. :ugeek: :mrgreen: Had to go with cheap. It needs to be portable in c...
by SoupOrMan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Sounds like a fun project. Woodbutchery is not my thing, but as far as mounting a reloading press goes, I would suggest figuring out how sturdy you think the bench/base/mounting needs to be, then double that... big bolts, nuts and washers *through* the mounting surface are essential (much better th...
by SoupOrMan
Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Re: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

HTRN wrote:Ive previously posted on what i think is the best setup - butcherblock top with tslots, square tube frame, high enough so you can put 3 roller cabinets underneath. :ugeek:


And do that for under $200?
by SoupOrMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Adding a reloading press to a new workbench
Replies: 38
Views: 2678

Adding a reloading press to a new workbench

Long story short: building a new workbench to replace my old one since it's shakier than a epileptic junkie on the San Andreas Fault. Gonna mount my Lee Classic Cast Turret Press and a vise to it. The plan is simple enough: two 36x72" boxes made of 2x4, 6 4x4 legs, and lockable caster wheels to...
by SoupOrMan
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")

Savory despair? So, it's ramen broth?
by SoupOrMan
Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Random
Topic: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")

From reading the description in Wikipedia (and thus making a dangerous assumption about it), it sounds like Bovril diluted into a nice hot broth would make a fine coffee, tea, or cocoa substitute on a cold day.
by SoupOrMan
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: Traffic engineering
Replies: 26
Views: 1949

Re: Traffic engineering

Even better: tear down all the bridges leading to Manhattan and fill in all the tunnels going there as well. While you're at it, block the piers with ship-wrecking riprap.That way you can't sneak any car or truck traffic on to the island. All transit has to be done via four-person cable lift car acr...
by SoupOrMan
Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:01 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A lot of really sad stories recently here
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Re: A lot of really sad stories recently here

Could be worse. You could turn into an American Aston Villa fan. Or West Ham... /poor me/ though they've shown some good signs of life in the recent past. :) Dwight Yorke just had to put two past Ipswich Town's keeper back in 1995 and get on Eurogoals... at least that show kept the roar of "Al...
by SoupOrMan
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")
Replies: 22
Views: 1814

Re: Vegemite, Marmite, Bovril (and "Bovrite")

Never tried any of them.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Dec 01, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: A lot of really sad stories recently here
Replies: 18
Views: 1375

Re: A lot of really sad stories recently here

Way too many sad stories recently here - I honestly don't have the words to comment on them. I do visit a lot but rarely log in unless I have something to say. I got run over today by a Fedex truck today - really ! - but I'm sharing this to give you all a laugh. I'm OK, low speed collision, didn't ...
by SoupOrMan
Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Gear Talk and Tech
Topic: Molan Labe/Come and Take It for X Mas
Replies: 5
Views: 1076

Re: Molan Labe/Come and Take It for X Mas

Hmm. It's Austin, so there are bound to be soccer fans there. This kind of stuff would appeal to them, I think, especially if there are semi-organized supporters groups there.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics, Law, and Justice
Topic: California targets dairy cows to combat global warming
Replies: 10
Views: 1258

Re: California targets dairy cows to combat global warming

I'm surprised they're not against solar because manufacturing them involves mining, plastics and placing the cells in a way to deny all of the sunlight to whatever is underneath them. And of course, wind is bad because dead birdies and infrasound effects on people living nearby. That's why I'm happy...
by SoupOrMan
Tue Nov 29, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: BIT: Spring powered crossbow cartridges
Replies: 14
Views: 1473

Re: BIT: Spring powered crossbow cartridges

It's like fun isn't allowed in NYC or something.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Humor
Topic: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace
Replies: 17
Views: 2198

Re: Can you mount a Fleshlight on a Sig Brace

I hope the lawyer got all the billable hours for writing that letter.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Happy Thanksgving to all
Replies: 9
Views: 1856

Re: Happy Thanksgving to all

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

I love this bar.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Building a T-Rex
Replies: 24
Views: 3317

Re: Building a T-Rex

Sounds like he's got plenty of fight in him.
by SoupOrMan
Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:13 am
Forum: Guns and Shooting
Topic: Have I lost my mind?
Replies: 26
Views: 3274

Re: Have I lost my mind?

Those are some fancy tinkertoys there.
by SoupOrMan
Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:45 am
Forum: Random
Topic: Does not follow...
Replies: 4337
Views: 288055

Re: Does not follow...

No, go with the bowling ball mortar. We have enough bells. We need something that sends bowling balls on the mission they were truly meant for: ringing state capitol domes.
by SoupOrMan
Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:52 pm
Forum: History and Current Events
Topic: What will Obama do after he leaves office?
Replies: 25
Views: 4883

Re: What will Obama do after he leaves office?

My biggest worry is that he'll decide to go back to the Senate and serve there until he dies of old age.
by SoupOrMan
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: The Kitchen Table
Topic: Saying goodbye
Replies: 31
Views: 4349

Re: Saying goodbye

You have my sympathy, Denis. I'll add you and your family to my prayer list.

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