Tuesday, May 31, 2022

I Ate'nt Dead...

 ... as Granny Weatherwax was fond of saying, but I wouldn't fault you for thinking so. Other than podcast updates, I haven't contributed anything to this blog for... quite a while now, to be honest, and that bothers me on a deep visceral level. 

I try not to whine when blogging -- which is funny since one of the purposes of blogs to be self-indulgent bitchfests -- but I started this blog as a way to write more often, and therefore write better, and I operate on the principle that I should write the kind of things I want to read, and I don't want to read about people complaining all the time. 

(That paragraph was one long sentence. Wow.)

Anyway, since I just said I hate this sort of thing, why am I doing it? Honestly, it comes down to the fact that I hate not having written anything more than I hate whining, and I figure that if I can get back into the habit of writing something every day then maybe it'll get easier, and I can get better, and then maybe I can finish Three-Line Rifle. 

I'm trying, guys. I'm trying really hard, but my family situation leaves me exhausted. I'm worried most of the time about mom's health, our dogs' health, our finances, the way a lot of utilities have suddenly started acting like dicks to us, the growing divide between members of an already dysfunctional family, etc ad nauseum. Then compound that with national worries like the economy and our nation's future, the recent spree shootings and what that means for our rights, the situation in the Ukraine... what I'm getting at is that basically my life has been one of those "You can only pick two" games, and I'm lucky if I get two out of three. I just can't seem to hit the trifecta of "Want to write", "Have time to write" and "Feel good enough to write". 

When I was a teenager my dad would frequently sigh and say "I feel old." I had no idea what that meant. How is "old" a sensation? I think I understand now: feeling old is a longing for the days when you had energy, motivation, time, and probably hope for the future. I think a lot of us have felt old for the past couple of years, and it looks like the future is only going to make us feel older. 

I feel myself getting maudlin and that's the very last thing I want, so here's Devo covering Nine Inch Nails. Yes, it's everything you hope (or fear) it will be. 

Monday, May 30, 2022

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 202: "Chipman Watch" Rides Again!

                 

In This Episode

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the weekend spree shootings, then drink the tears of gun prohibitionists as the courts repeal unconstitutional restrictions;
  • Weer'd Interviews Mickey Schuch to talk about Carry Trainer and the Higher Line Podcast;
  • and finally, David talks about the legality and history of home-made firearms.




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Monday, May 23, 2022

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 201: Ups and Downs in the News

                

In This Episode

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the weekend spree shootings, then drink the tears of gun prohibitionists as the courts repeal unconstitutional restrictions;
  • Weer'd Interviews Mickey Schuch to talk about Carry Trainer and the Higher Line Podcast;
  • and finally, David talks about the legality and history of home-made firearms.




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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Mickey Schuch Interview:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 200: The Double Century!

               

In This Episode

We have a full house of the ACP crew to celebrate 200 Episodes of this Podcast! Weer'd  and Erin are joined by Oddball, David, and Xander, as well as Matt from Geeks Gadgets and Guns, to cover a wide range of topics. In this Roundtable Episode we discuss the NRA, the history of outrage in the media, and new guns hitting the market. Thanks to all our listeners and supporters, and here's to another 200 Episodes!




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Monday, May 9, 2022

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 199: Beetlejuice Takes It in the AFT

              

In This Episode

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss Dr. Oz pandering to Pennsylvania gun owners in a run for US Senate, then analyze new information about Alec Baldwin's negligent shooting;
  • Weer'd interviews Philip Smith of the National African American Gun Association about the demotion of ATF Acting Director Marvin Richardson;
  • Weer'd then fisks the acceptance speech of Joe Biden's nominee for ATF Director, Steve Dettlebach;
  • finally, David talks about his latest AR Build, a retro 9mm Pistol Caliber Carbine.




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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Philip Smith of NAAGA:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Monday, May 2, 2022

Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 198: The Lamentations of the Hogg

             

In This Episode

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the Washington DC spree shooting and the lamentations of David Hogg who needs an "extra billion dollars";
  • Weer'd interviews Phillip Smith of the National African American Gun Association on a hostile misquote from the media about NAAGA's stance on Constitutional Carry;
  • David talks about the challenges of getting guns out of New York City;
  • and finally, Weer'd sits down with Paloma Capanna about her new book, January 6 x 20 Things You Need to Know.




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