You Can Quote Me.


  • May 24, 2019 at 12:05 am



  • May 24, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Speaking of drilling, them jeans keep slippin’ on down…

    • May 24, 2019 at 12:09 am

      …bit by bit.

      • May 24, 2019 at 12:12 am

        Spend too much time on the fence, things tend to just fall away.

      • May 24, 2019 at 11:13 am
        Grunt GI

        Which could be ok if they’re by the swimming hole.

      • May 24, 2019 at 12:56 pm

        Suspenders come in handy

  • May 24, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Try a diamond-edged hole saw, good for masonry.

  • May 24, 2019 at 12:12 am
    Toxic Deplorable B Woodman

    ROFLOL! Thx, CM, I needed that chuckle just before bed.

    BTW, what was the results of Sam’s sample of Kiko’s carbonized meteorite squab? Enquiring minds, and all that.

  • May 24, 2019 at 12:15 am

    How much Q Sauce is required for Kiko’s cooking attempt?
    Maybe she will have a lighter, deft hand at pastries.

  • May 24, 2019 at 12:15 am

    That poor defenseless pigeon. It gave it’s life in vain.

    Bond: Do you want me to talk?
    Goldfinger turning on laser: No, Mr. Bond. I want you to try the squab

  • May 24, 2019 at 12:38 am

    On the upside, there is no indication of ballistic squab interfering with local flight patterns or satellite constellations…

  • May 24, 2019 at 1:03 am
    John Block

    (sigh) Like mother, like daughter …

  • May 24, 2019 at 1:09 am
    Punta Gorda


    All I can think of is an old ZZ Top song. “Tush” 😀

  • May 24, 2019 at 4:25 am
    Punta Gorda

    …so, she went through 3 dril bits to get a sample? She have a drill press in the kitchen? Knowing her reputation… likely.

    • May 24, 2019 at 5:23 am

      Solid carbide drill bits are rather fragile, suitable for rigid setups like mills and lathes, with smooth uninterrupted cutting. Trying to penetrate the bumpy uneven pockmarked surface of intensely carbonized squab just about guarantees breakage. Carbide-tipped HSS would work better.

      At least these days you can simply buy a Drill Doctor sharpener that’ll even do carbide, trying to do those little drills by hand is never fun.

      • May 24, 2019 at 7:45 am

        Speaking of the Drill Doctor, just yesterday I had the need to put a couple holes in A500, perhaps similar to Kiko’s Squab. Of course lacking the “proper” tools I set off to get started with a 1/2” drill and made better progress than I thought I might, getting both holes about half way through before the cutting edge was destroyed. Out comes the DDr, Saved the day with a couple sharpenings all was good, far better than going through 3-4 bits.

  • May 24, 2019 at 7:19 am

    A carbide tipped saw blade would have been the place to start. In the table saw, naturally.

  • May 24, 2019 at 7:41 am

    Chris, I have been wondering whether Jo is going to evolve in such a manner that she becomes more human over time, including developing emotions. If that is indeed the case I am more than willing to help ‘guide’ her long that route, me being the helpful type that I am. I’m even an engineer like Sam so I’ll have at least a theoretical understanding of her systems.

    Just sayin’….

    • May 24, 2019 at 7:44 am

      Darn, I can’t type worth a darn this morning. Not enough caffeine in the bloodstream yet. What I meant to write was “to help ‘guide’ her along that route”.

      Oh, and I can also cook, bake, and do up some mean steaks on the grill! Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma didn’t raise a single dimensional engineer!

      • May 24, 2019 at 7:49 am

        There are definitely some routes to guide her along, but be damn sure she likes you, and knows what you like, beforehand. 😉

      • May 24, 2019 at 9:03 am

        Might want to consider getting a carbide tip attached if you’re gonna be drilling that, IYKWIMAITYD. 😉

      • May 24, 2019 at 12:57 pm

        What’s the temperature range of Kevlar…

  • May 24, 2019 at 9:19 am

    Hey! At least the squab remained within low Earth orbit!
    NORAD, and the Naval Observatory, will never know!
    (EPA/ 3M patent infringement, may be another issue)

  • May 24, 2019 at 9:25 am

    Tactical, weapons grade, armor piercing, squab?
    Artillery- with squab tipped turkey, deep fryer launched?
    Meh, you can only fight with what you got, not what you WANT

    • May 24, 2019 at 10:04 am

      Yesterday LowKey suggested feeding the next antifa incursion with a case or two of squab from the “deep firer” instead of deep frier.

      Whether typo, subliminal, or intentionally subtle humor, like I said then that is funny right there I don’t care who you are.

      I’m going with intentional; I mean the dude is LowKey after all.

  • May 24, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I imagine her talent or talents have not been discovered yet.
    Possibly turning common foods into useful metal is one.
    (Strike cooking for human consumption from the list.)

  • May 24, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Engineers needed: California Statewide Lead Ammo Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

    They catch you with any lead ammo doing anything related to hunting, even if it’s the defensive load in your carry piece, you’re in big trouble. In conjunction with air quality standards, casting your own lead bullets could go away soon. Can’t be infringing on your rights when you can still technically buy factory, which they want to track.

    So I would like someone to engineer a tool for a common arbor press that’ll swage solid copper bullets from a soft copper like house wiring. There are swaging tools available that make copper jackets, but solids are discouraged for reasons like getting each piece of the source material the proper weight when I can envision a square bottom that gets trimmed for length/weight.

    Do we have the wits to outfox the banners yet again?

  • May 24, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    I wonder if a report of Kiko and her moher’s accomplishments will be reported on again at Bilderberg this year. They gotta keep abreast.



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