Greetings Me Droogs and Droogettes!
Maaaan, what a looooong day. Woke up, did laundry, packed gear. Loaded caer, took car of Wifey who, overnight ate -something- totally shitty and was ill all morning. Soooo packed up and loaded her shit, (with Dumbunny’s help) and then had Spawn over to issue warning orders. Plus haven’t seen him in like 2-3 weeks, and like I said, the current ‘stupid’ out there? Best he knows the updated plan.
Then, 3 hours later, we make it to the Hotel, and then very subtlety offload the gear from the car, which does/does not have ‘issues.’ Thankfully I checked in on my Active Duty card (don’t ask) and that gives the clerk less of a reason to question the tactical luggage. Some of the civvies and ‘Karens’ tend to look at me oddly, but hey, fuck ’em. I got all the right stuff to keep things on the level.
So, first thing I do is test the intahwhebz here, and what pops up?
Dr. Johnnie Fever, late of WKRP in Cincinnati died.
Howard Hessman that is
TOTAL Bummer man! (as the Doctor would’ve said)
He was IMO one of the underrated comedic greats, with besides his stint in WKRP playing a stoned out hippie leftover, he was in another seriously underrated film “Doctor Detroit” where he played “Smooth” Walker, who drags the reluctant Dan Ackroyd into the Whore Biz to become the eponymous Doctor Detroit…
So, also, heard from Mike again, who’s doing well. Learning how to hop around on one leg, which is the prerequisite to getting fitted with the prosthetic. Now, as an aside, one of my bros from Iraq who got a leg blowd the fuck off, well, he’s got a couple of prosthesis’s ? Plural of prosthetic. Well, he said I could get one of his older ones.
Why do you ask?
Whelp, I’m thinking of seeing if I have the skills to outfit one with an AR. Or -something- that’ll work to literally turn it into a weapon.
The build and such what would be great for both our blogs, nevermind the footage of “Tommygun” Mike lighting up a range.
Now, the Planet Terror rifle wouldn’t work as you can see. Granted Rose McGowan was still a mad-hottie back then. The reason the M-16 up there, the buffer tube and spring would have to be embedded in her tibia.
What with the shortie ‘pistol’ AR’s out there, or even a Ruger 10/22…something that’d be able to be utilized either in or part of a peg leg? Oh hells yeah. It’d be the shit.
BTW, all the suggestions y’all had have and do have MAD merit on the loadout. My extreme thanks. I ended up going intermediate. M-4 full sized carbine, 5 mags, with combat loads (y’all know my mix of ammo in my mags) and then my Turkish 9mm with 3 mags, and a spare box of 50 rounds of 9mm.
The -heavy gear- is the support gear. Wifey ain’t ‘outdoorsy’. Sooooo that means a bit of comfy gear, i.e. my Wiggys Casualty Hypothermic Sleeping Bag. Bit on the heavy side (8 pounds), BUT, it’s been cold as a witches tit here and its big. I included my shelter, which is a basic DotMil Poncho, with a pile of DotMil Bungies. Add on 3 days worth of Mountain house, the always-in-the-car Body Armor, helmets. Now, of course that’s the worst case scenario, having to hump that whole way back to the crib, with her in tow.
So Time for Dinner
We brought the air fryer and slipped it in inside the cooler. Keeps it cheap for the eats
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