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August 31, 2011

Test Post

Filed under: General,Technology — dknights @ 9:59 pm
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WordPress has been having problems and that is why I haven’t been posting lately.  This is a test post.

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August 27, 2011

Beer review: BBC American Pale Ale

Filed under: Beer — dknights @ 12:18 pm
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I have a fond place in my heart for the Bluegrass Brewing Company in Louisville, KY.  However I can’t say the same for their American Pale Ale.  I am not a Pale Ale fan.  I don’t like hoppy beers and this as hoppy as it gets.  I just can’t get past the bitterness.  In fact, I drank all but the last sip of this beer.  I just couldn’t take it any more.  It isn’t a bad beer.  If you like Pale Ales I think you would like this.  It just wasn’t something I liked.

August 26, 2011

The man who came closest to killing Hitler

Filed under: General — dknights @ 12:12 pm
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Story here.  I had know the outlines of the story but had never read the details.

August 25, 2011

This stuff just drives me nuts

Filed under: Politics — dknights @ 11:10 pm
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Can’t Girl Scouts sell cookies without getting harrassed by government dweebs? Story here.

August 24, 2011

PZL-24E

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:17 pm
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A nice side benefit of going to the Nats is that I picked up an Azur-Ffrom PZL-24E in 72nd scale for review.  Some photos below.

box art

 Here is a shot of the instructions and decals.

Decals and instructions

Finally here is a sprue shot.

Sprue

Beer review: Tusker

Filed under: Beer — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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I occasionally have a beer and I thought I might jot down a few thoughts on some of the more unusual ones.  I picked up this beer at the Jungle Jim’s in Cincinnati.  BTW, Jungle Jim’s is a large international food store.  When I was there recently it was doing a very brisk business.  You’d never now that there was a depression on.

Anyway, back to the beer.  Tusker comes from Kenya.  To my knowledge this is the first time I’ve had a Kenyian beer.  It was $1.79 for a 12 oz. bottle.  All, in all, it was good, not great, but good.  Slightly fruity.  Slightly smokey.  Like an american lager, but with more body.  It would be good on a hot summer day.

August 23, 2011

Magazine review: RT Vol.33 #1 (WInter 2011)

Filed under: IPMS,Modeling — dknights @ 12:39 pm
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I’ll start off this review where I end most of my RT reviews.  Highly recommended.  Well, now that we have that out of the way, I’ll give you a peek inside this issue. 

As usual, there is an emphasis on Canadian content, but not to the exclusion of other subject.  In this issue, for the 72nd scale fan, there is a build article on doing a RAF Victor B.2.  There is also a nice article on building a 72nd Voodoo, using, unusually, a Matchbox F-101B. 

On the non-72nd front there is a nice armor build article by IPMS/USA’s outgoing 2nd VP, Ron Bell.  There is also an article on a Ju-52 on floats and a Hungarian SPG build.

As a super-dooper bonus, there are decals in 72nd and 48th for Canadian F-101s.

August 22, 2011

Win some, lose some

Filed under: Family — dknights @ 12:15 pm
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I mentioned recently that I stayed at the Embassy Suites in Omaha and found it to be one of the finer hotels I’ve stayed at.

I recently stayed at the Embassy Suites in Covington, KY and sadly it doesn’t hold true across the whole chain.  I was in a room on the second floor, directly above a wedding reception going full blast.  The music is so loud that it vibrates the keys as I typed.  It was awful.

August 21, 2011

Justice delayed is justice denied

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 9:16 pm
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California is going down the toliet.  Proof here.

August 19, 2011

War on Photography (Akron edition)

Filed under: Legal — dknights @ 12:32 pm
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Story here.

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