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July 30, 2009

Somebody send me this guy’s address

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 9:45 am
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I’d like to send him $5 to help him pay his fine. Read the story here.  Any father who didn’t do what he did isn’t much of a father.  This guy deserves a pat on the back, not a fine.

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July 27, 2009

If more people realized….

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 8:58 am
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this type of stuff went on, they would be outraged at their federal government out of control.  However, we may just be at the point where there is no outrage left.

July 25, 2009

Website update

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:19 pm
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I’ve neglected my website for the last year or more.  However, on the recommendation of Mike Baskette of Frontovik, I have recently been trying out new web publishing software.  It is WYSIWYG Web Builder 6.  So far I like it.  Check out my website as I update it.

July 24, 2009

Global Warming

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:04 am
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This blog isn’t about politics.  Other places do that better.  However, with “cap and trade” in congress right now, it would be a good time to reread some of the most sensible writings on enviromentalism and global warming  global climate change ever written.

Here, here and here.

July 23, 2009

5000th visit.

Filed under: General — dknights @ 10:22 am
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We’ve now had 5000 visits to this blog in the last 14 months.  I hope folks like what they see and come back regularly.  Thanks.

Magazine Review: Model Airplane International #43 (Feb. 09)

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 6:29 am
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As I have said before these reviews are:

1. Out of order

2. Focus on items of interest to the 72nd scale modeler

 I think I have mentioned previously that I don’t buy every issue of this magazine.  Given how much I enjoy it, I am not sure why.  This issue was a good one, especially for the 72nd scale modeler.

 The issue has a nice quick build of the Dragon Ar-234P fantasy night-fighter version of the Ar-234C.  I am not much for Luft’46 and I think this particular version of this aircraft is ugly, but it is a nice build of the kit with helpful info.

One of the feature articles is on the 72nd scale Airfix Shorts Tucano.  This is an excellent article of a very nice build.  The author/builder did a nice job of detailing the kit, and the results are amazing.  This article alone would be worth the price of the issue.

 The history feature article is on the D.H. Vampire.  It has some nice color profiles with the article.  Not my favorite aircraft, but it is a nice article and there are a couple of 72nd scale kits have been made of this aircraft.

 The magazine also has the usual collection of kit, decal and detail parts reviews with many new items in 72nd scale.  A good issue.

July 22, 2009

Jim Bates writes again!

Filed under: Legal,Modeling — dknights @ 10:18 am
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Ohio super-lawyer Jim Bates has posted a review of Brett Green’s airbrushing book over on his site.  The review is here.  I’ve had this book for 9 months and never gotten around to reading it.  Obviously I will have to.

July 21, 2009

Viva Steyn

Filed under: General — dknights @ 6:36 am
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Here is one of Mark’s “funnier” columns. Funny as in, written in a humorous manner.  Unfunny in regard to the underlying subject, i.e. the government spending us into the poorhouse.

July 20, 2009

Words fail me

Filed under: General,Legal — dknights @ 9:23 am
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What can I say other than pointing out over and over again these barbaric acts.

July 18, 2009

Weekend notes

Filed under: General,Modeling — dknights @ 11:27 pm
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When the zombie apocalypse comes, the thing I will miss the most about modern living will be Grandma Merrick’s mississippi mud/no-bake cookies. (I was originally introduced to these by my Grandmother Merrick who called them “wheat fudge” even though there is no wheat product in them.)

UPDATE:  My grandmother was a lunch lady at Seneca High School in the 60s and 70s.  Over the weekend my mother, the modelmom, told me the reason my grandmother called them “wheat fudge” is that the public schools used bulgar wheat instead of oats to make Mississippi Mud, or Wheat Fudge.  OK , that makes sense, and knowning the public schools, the wheat was probably cheaper than oats.

  These things are the best and I was struck with the urge to make a batch tonight.  They are cooling as I type.  These may be the world’s greatest survival food, packing enough calories and nutrients to keep someone going for days. (Although to really enjoy them you need a glass of really cold milk!)

The modelwife is ready to kick Al Gore’s ass.  Louisville today didn’t get above 70 degrees with the normal average for this day of the year being about 90.  No pool today.  Pretty day, if cool and windy.

Instead of our normal MMCL third Thursday meeting, last night we had a “quarterly MMCL Friday Night Fight building session.  It was awesome, as always, thought I didn’t get much building done.  Too much comedy going on.

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