TRIGGER WARNING for those who have sexual hangups. Or for anyone who has good taste, basically.
Here is the dramatic reading I promised. Kindly recall that I also promised you an epic revenge.
Muahahahahahahah. Happy Halloween....
For a number of years now, work has been proceeding in order to bring perfection to the crudely conceived idea of a transmission that would not only supply inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but would also be capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal grammeters. Such an instrument is the turbo-encabulator.
Now basically the only new principle involved is that instead of power being generated by the relative motion of conductors and fluxes, it's produced by the modial interaction of magneto-reluctance and capacitive diractance.
The original machine had a base plate of pre-famulated amulite surmounted by a malleable logarithmic casing in such a way that the two spurving bearings were in a direct line with the panametric fam. The latter consisted simply of six hydrocoptic marzlevanes, so fitted to the ambifacient lunar waneshaft that side fumbling was effectively prevented.
The main winding was of the normal lotus-o-delta type placed in panendermic semi-boloid slots of the stator, every seventh conductor being connected by a non-reversible tremie pipe to the differential girdle spring on the "up" end of the grammeters.
The turbo-encabulator has now reached a high level of development, and it’s being successfully used in the operation of novertrunnions. Moreover, whenever a forescent skor motion is required, it may also be employed in conjunction with a drawn reciprocation dingle arm, to reduce sinusoidal repleneration.
It's not cheap, but I'm sure the government will buy it.
Him: Hi, I'd like to donate something to the raffle. I'm a miniature painter. Maybe I could paint something for someone?
Me: Well, that's cool, but I don't know how many people would need that sort of thing... might be better to raffle off an already-painted mini. Would you do that?
Him: Sure! What kind of minis do you like?
Me: I like mecha.
Him: I have some CAV minis I could paint. Here, look at some pictures. I could even do one in a pony theme if you'd like.
Me: (thinks a moment)
Me: Hmm, tell me... would you mind painting two instead of one?
Him: I think so, yeah... what did you have in mind?
Me: (gales of wicked laughter)
I just received a phone call from my surgeon - the nodule was processed by a lab, and it was a lump of scar tissue and endometrium.
No cancer, no scary tumors or cysts. It was the same as the materials around the uterus that was being removed, it had just isolated itself and was merrily growing by itself.
It HAD attached itself to my bowel (in the way we'd feared), but my general surgeon did something strange that allowed the bowel to be repaired without having to remove any of it for resectioning. This means my recovery time is not nearly as long as we feared (as long as everything goes as planned), and 3 months will be the maximum time I will need to get back to where I was...or even better, since I won't have to deal with the same issues as before with regard to some stupidly basic bodily functions.
It's been 4 days since my surgery, and I'm recovering as well as can be expected. It's frustrating not being able to do much, but I've been assured by my doctor that things will get easier with time.
Thanks again for the donations, well-wishes, and items for the raffles! I am so grateful to all of you!
(Random story for you: The way my organs were configured due to my issue with the nodule was apparently so unique, my surgeon has sent photos and my case notes to a surgeon in Belgium to look over. This Belgian surgeon is a specialist in this area, and only works on my kind of cases. The question from my surgeon is if he's ever seen anything like this, before. I'm still awaiting word, but I thought it was pretty funny...it just seems natural that I would be THAT weirdo...)
|The two on the left, clearly.|
|... he's Flam!|
|Gilda the Griffin.|
So I guess Congress was able to put a bucket under the overflowing pooptube. It'll stay in place until January until the bucket also starts overflowing? Fantastic. Can't wait.
At this point, gunnies are nodding their heads in rueful understanding. For the non-gunnies, 922(r) is a regulation that states, essentially, that imported guns like the AK-47, SKS and others are perfectly fine if you leave them as-is, but if you start to make changes to how they operate -- such as adding a pistol grip, or using external magazines on a formerly internal-magazine rifle -- you have to change out SEVERAL features all at once in order to bring it into compliance.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. An SKS with 17 "foreign" features is fine if you leave them stock, but if you add something, you have to add MORE things so that you only have 10 foreign parts and the rest are American-made.
If you are facepalming, you now know exactly what the rest of us feel like when dealing with 922(r).
|The bipod was mounted forward of the break. Somehow, lifting the rifle up to inspect the buttstock caused the bipod to put pressure on the rail, and the cheap plastic snapped.|
|The part in black is the gas tube. The part in beige is the cover with rail (obviously).|