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by Mad Mac
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Your views on machetes?
Replies: 23
Views: 1492

Re: Your views on machetes?

My Woodman's Pal is short and handy, has some weight behind it and cuts better than a machete in my experience. But I've never owned a serious machete. Just the cheap ones like from Harbor Freight. The surveyors who surveyed my place had long machetes in leather sheaths. From time to time, they touc...
by Mad Mac
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

This conversation reminds me of a Bill Cosby stand up routine. When he was a boy, his father would yell, "Turn that crap down." After he had a son of his own, he yelled, "Turn that crap down." We identify with the entertainers, music, and movies of our youth. Each generation that follows has a diffe...
by Mad Mac
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Post a spydie and a gun thread
Replies: 314
Views: 108780

Re: Post a spydie and a gun thread

At first glance with the target sights and rib I thought it was a K38 Masterpiece
but then noticed the shroud on the ejector rod. That's what made me Google it up.
With all the hammerless polymer pistols these days, it's refreshing to see a fine wheelgun.
by Mad Mac
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Post a spydie and a gun thread
Replies: 314
Views: 108780

Re: Post a spydie and a gun thread

Is that the S&W Model 19 Combat Magnum in .357 with a 6-inch barrel and a Hogue grip?
Thank you for sharing this with us.
by Mad Mac
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: The Tactical Bottle Opener: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard
Replies: 309
Views: 54451

Re: The Tactical Bottle Opener: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard

Don't pay the ransom, I escaped ! It's been grim around here and don't worry. I have not gone on the wagon. For you youngsters in the audience, that refers to the Temperance Wagon and the movement leading up to prohibition. But I digress. It's difficult finding new alcoholic beverages in my hometown...
by Mad Mac
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 29
Views: 1462

Re: Collectibles

The PBS Antiques Roadshow has been showing reruns from decades ago. They include current estimates under the original estimates. Most of them are lower. Collectibles can be fads and quickly lose their luster. And there is no limit to cranking out new collectibles. There is also the generational fact...
by Mad Mac
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Also, it's a matter of timing, of generations. The tragic stories were spawned in an earlier decade, the depression era when life was tough for everyone. The successful actors are youngsters by comparison that came up in better circumstances and gentler social norms.
by Mad Mac
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

This was not made in the 50s or 60s but it is about them and other decades before and after. The 8-part Country Music documentary that just aired on PBS is the best 16 hours of television I've ever seen, and I thought I was not a fan of country. Well I am now. If it comes on again be sure to record ...
by Mad Mac
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

No question that many child actors were taken advantage of, but there were many who went on to have successful careers.
50 child stars who became successful adults in Hollywood
by Mad Mac
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Spyderco General Discussion
Topic: Knife & Watch
Replies: 236
Views: 33793

Re: Knife & Watch

You are probably familiar with the IMDB.com, IMCDB.org or IMFDB.org that catalog and cross reference movies, actors, cars and firearms. So I searched for one for movie watches. The closest thing I could find was https://www.watch-id.com/. Unlike the first three that allow anyone to contribute to the...
by Mad Mac
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Collectibles
Replies: 29
Views: 1462

Re: Collectibles

Can't say that I collect anything but when my Dad passed away he had about 1,500 books. We were selling the house. They had to go. Some of the family members and I held back a few for ourselves but gave all the rest to our town library. They were able to fill in gaps in their own collection and repl...
by Mad Mac
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tip of a Spear: Deterrent Value of a Self Defense Knife
Replies: 7
Views: 357

Re: The Tip of a Spear: Deterrent Value of a Self Defense Knife

At age 72, 5' 6", 60 pounds overweight and out of shape, I'm a tempting target for a mugger. What I got out of the article was that by brandishing a knife, I demonstrate that I am not defenseless. It raises the ante and increases the risk to the miscreant and gives pause to his decision making. He h...
by Mad Mac
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Tip of a Spear: Deterrent Value of a Self Defense Knife
Replies: 7
Views: 357

The Tip of a Spear: Deterrent Value of a Self Defense Knife

Shooting Illustrated's Steve Tarani explores the rationale for carrying a knife for self defense,
gets to the point and explains how it gives you an edge -- deterrent value.
Self Defense Knives: Should You Carry Them?
by Mad Mac
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Uh... let me make sure I understand. The parents invest tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands to develop the talent of a child who is self motivated, relocate their family, make sacrifices and forsake their own careers, work two or three jobs to pay for it all and then American Idol cuts th...
by Mad Mac
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Post a spydie and a gun thread
Replies: 314
Views: 108780

Re: Post a spydie and a gun thread

In a Spyderco fixed blade, it would have to be the new Respect. In a folder, the Ed Schempp Bowie. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lrpGCY1Or62bB7m1X4hJW8Lf5E5zdBwJ2k4mAkooBW9MlvNBPq_tn-2toLgZzFVo6in9RjPQ8FS-Hw7MjCrj4yzZkV9-Im5lvl1lyOZ3HMnHa8ZVq3T70XBvfPrglN3bnhhb5bxD7qbjfmTowltpJSF3KjHPam4xYhYmlT9...
by Mad Mac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Spyderco Picture Gallery
Topic: Post a spydie and a gun thread
Replies: 314
Views: 108780

Re: Post a spydie and a gun thread

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/gIi3TQlOlho0GcTL8G4KrLqHhxd9-O9DlQDeXqCOda5v2eFsoMM3fo-r3KGNeFvHRzGoKk_rxDf7moCYw9Kr2f5DT9PBTcDF-u-msgy6OTl21aKS7ucVrb6wz0GC6DhkNn9zNB3Tn3S3_uZtAqUPUreOI6I6QyJnIIkAegYQHsroUoi4-6VHeaxp94Dzye5h6KVC8Dz6GUhR32V1JaglcFfeVUdnjttSZ-pfgEjxeRKU-xqKCN5oTGlFT05zH9n-tlDmIJE2k...
by Mad Mac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

It was 1965 in San Antonio. My neighbor's sister checked the strap holding her guitar case to the luggage rack on her boyfriend's green MGB. As they drove away, I asked her brother, an 11th grade classmate of mine, "Where are they going." "To Hollywood to be discovered," he replied. His sister and h...
by Mad Mac
Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Maybe it's that foreign mystique. Or maybe all those good looking sheilas are escaping the toxic masculinity in Australia.

And if you think you are having deja vu, you are not. Ankerson and I had the same exchange about Grace Parker just three months ago. So, you are okay. I still miss her.
by Mad Mac
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time
Replies: 225
Views: 8789

Re: 1950s/60s TV Shows That Were Truly Ahead Of Their Time

Does anyone watch 5-0 to see Scott Caan?
And then Alex O'Loughlin, he's Australian.
Why are so many actors in American movies and TV now Australian or Canadian?
What's up with that?

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