Archive for September 19th, 2007

19
Sep
07

NFA Confusion

As many of you know from reading this blog and knowing me, I’m something of a gun enthusiast. I also have an affinity for NFA weapons. These are things like machineguns and suppressors (aka silencers). And before you scream “those are illegal!” please take a deep breath. While there are some states in the US that restrict ownership of these items, there are many more that follow the federal guidelines. As long as one is willing to go through the paperwork and pay the tax (you knew there would be tax, right?) one can own these things. That said, the rules that surround NFA items are always convoluted and frequently debated by experts and non-experts, alike. With the excellent support of the National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA), the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives has recently published a handbook. This handbook is available for immediate download and will be regularly updated to reflect evolution of ATF practices and procedures. Click the image above to be able to download a copy.

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19
Sep
07

Butter

With each passing day, I become more and more convinced that the fresh foods offered in regular grocery stores is getting worse. I’ve lamented tasteless tomatoes and limp lettuce. Now, butter is earning my ire. Butter used to have flavor. Of course, that flavor was fat, but that’s not the point. In the US, butter must contain 80% minimum butterfat by law. Since water is cheaper than butterfat, most commercial butter is blended down to 80% post churning. Go figure, corporate food producers working toward the minimimum. How surprising. Well I bought some Plugra the other day at a not so corporate grocery store. 86% butterfat! Butter is back (I know, it never left). And now I’m considering making my own. After all, I found this handy dandy guide on the interwebtubes…

19
Sep
07

It’s About Cthulhu Time!

Given the popularity of LOLCats and all of the associated dedicated fan sites… it was only a matter of time until somebody created: LOLTHULHU.