- At Tranquility Base
Forty-nine years ago on July 20, 1969, humanity stepped foot on another celestial body and into history.
Great article up today at Straight Forward. Observation, Decision and Action all turn into an incident where everyone goes home in one piece.
Often, it is the little things that can have the greatest impact in creating a “non-event”. Non-events are good.
…For something completely different. With all the foriegn policy and economic missteps taking place out there to throw a layer of gloom over your day let’s take five minutes to brighten up your day, acoustically.
Way back in my youth, inventors and visionaries were what always caught my eye. Amphibious cars, highways of flying cars, robots, colonies on Mars, etc. As I grew older and began to understand the problems inherent in bringing a product to market, particularly when it would involve a significant amount of cultural and infrastructure change, it became apparent that a lot of great ideas died on the vine for practical reasons.
Every once in a while though you see an idea, a prototype in some cases, and you just wonder why it never overcame the obstacles and made it to the main stream.
Things like, this….
I was able to cross off a bucket list item late last night, as the Aurora Borealis made an trek south into my latitudes. It was somewhat disappointing as there was so much fog and overcast that all it did was turn the overcast a bright greenish blue. I think I am technically able to cross this off the list but, I think that I need to keep looking for it.
It is time to bring forth your inner geek. Feel the power of the force.
For those that recall “Gone in 60 Seconds” Nicholas Cage had is Eleanor, a 1967 custom Mustang. Everyone has their “Eleanor” in whatever hobby the happen to be passionate about.
When we take a look at firearms, there is a variety of weapons that are out there have played a significant role in our history that people are passionate about. The modern firearms are outstanding tools but they don’t yet have the mystique and mythical stories associated with them that others do.
My uncle and I were speaking about shooting a few months back, and he was proudly telling me that “Everyone of my guns has a story behind it”. That is pretty cool, mine collection is developing their own stories but it is a work in progress.
If you look back into history, at all of the firearms out there what is your Eleanor. The one difficult piece that would make your collection whole.
For me I think there might be two:
1. Thompson Sub Machine Gun. (Tommy Gun)
The stereotypical firearm that you think of when you think of the “roaring 20’s” and the era of Prohibition. A firearm that was well used and respected in WWII. Yeah, I think this is my Eleanor.
A nice article on this piece can be found and TFB The Most Effective Portable Fire Arm In Existence 1925 – The Firearm Blog.
2. The Colt Single Action Army
Introduced in 1873, no Colt revolver has earned greater fame than the Single Action Army®, The Peacemaker®. In design and performance, in line and form, no more sculptural and practical Colt has ever been created
What is your Eleanor?
Where do you hide all your stuff in the house? Here are a few different ideas for you.