Aug 222015
 

Jocko Homo, the modern man, slouches towards extinction. The shocking truth about De-evolution has finally been released to the American public.

Original video, low & slow:

Live & fast:

Aug 202015
 

“Rush”, released in 2013, is way too simple, fast, and fun to be a Ron Howard film. At least that was my first impression. I mean, I liked Apollo 13 and all, but little Opie Taylor’s come a long damn way. Historical drama about some Formula One guys, one of whom is played by Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and is basically like Thor if he was a Formula One guy.

Maybe in Your World There’s a Little Tree…

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Aug 172015
 

Amazon Prime has a few seasons of Bob Ross’s “The Joy of Painting.” There’s also a ton on YouTube (see below). For those of you not familiar with this old PBS gem, Bob Ross paints a different oil landscape every episode, 30 minutes flat, with few or no time-lapses. His voice is hypnotic – it’s the best stress-relief you can get short of hardcore pharmaceuticals.

Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting (Amazon Prime Video)
Bob Ross (Wikipedia)

CamDesk

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Aug 142015
 

Lightweight open-source program for viewing a camera (like a webcam). Requires no installation, just run the exe and up pops a window showing what’s on your camera. Not feature-rich, but about as quick and easy as is possible.

CamDesk (Sourceforge)
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Dr. Dre – Compton (2015)

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Aug 132015
 

Dre finally came-out with a new album! And better yet, it’s not the long-awaited “Detox,” about which lots of us had a bad feeling. So far I’m digging it pretty hard.

Pitchfork.com Review

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Only Lovers Left Alive (Original Sountrack)

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Aug 092015
 

Just found-out Jim Jarmusch made a vampire movie. Haven’t seen it yet, but the soundtrack’s wonderful – slow, lo-fi, and full of soul.

The Safety’s in Your Head

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Aug 042015
 

Gun Gripes is a series of short videos about firearm types, operation, safety, and miscellanea. It’s like Andy Rooney if he worked in a gun shop (and wasn’t lame). Lots of good information too.

Favorite quote (concerning the Glock 19):

“This gun has no manual safety. You don’t need a safety on a gun anyway because the safety’s in your head.”

That might sound simplistic in a hillbilly gun-nut sort of way – it’s not. Experienced Gun People don’t think of safety in terms of buttons and switches to protect novices from themselves. Right Thinking is focused on habit.

The Glock has no “external” safety switch – if there’s a bullet in the chamber and the trigger is pulled, it fires. But if you’re using it properly, there are multiple redundant safeties, each of which multiplicatively reduces the chances of injury until it’s astronomically low. Unintentional firing his unlikely because you keep your finger outside the trigger guard. If you do accidentally pull the trigger, you had it pointed downrange anyway, or else at the ground. Even then it’s probably unloaded, because when it was handed to you the first thing you did was eject the magazine and rack the chamber back, locked, to ensure it was empty.

You might be thinking, what if someone wasn’t that careful? Well in that case, a safety switch wasn’t going to help anyway, and they had no business handling a firearm. It’s got nothing to do with natural skill or aptitude, just attitude. If you have respect for what you’re handling and what it can do, you’ll practice discipline, and habit will eventually take-over. And when that one-in-a-thousand moment happens where you’re not paying proper attention, habit will save your ass. It’s no different from driving a car: if you check your blind-spot every time no matter what, then with practice you’ll wind-up checking your blind-spot every time no matter what. This is Right Thinking.

How a Glock Works

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Aug 032015
 

Nice short animated sequence of a Glock firing, cleary showing how the parts move. Perfection.