Friday Linkzookery – 11 Jul 2008

Chess boxers slug it out
Yes, that says “chess boxers.”

Call to submerge our naval force
The Australian Strategic Policy Institute argues for more subs down under.

Land Warrior wearable war-smartphone survives Iraq baptism
Who would have guessed that real soldiers in a real combat zone would drop the useless crap and use the good stuff?

Gorbachov: The Music Video – Bigger and Russianer
With a deep political subtext.

Friday Gunzookery
Linkzookery, gun blogger style.

US to Use Less Dangerous Cluster Bombs
Less dangerous to non-targets, they mean.

Christian Buttheads
Dean Esmay on the hostage Wafter. I didn’t realize that most Protestant denominations hold the same view about the Body of Christ that Catholics and Orthodox do. I did realize that all these big religious statements seem to be directed at Christianity and Judaism and not so much that other big religion…

DeWalt AR
Nail gun. High rate of fire.

GW arrival in Japan delayed again
George Washington still undergoing repairs from the fire.

The War In The Pacific
Drug subs getting more popular.

Drug Dealers Going Free Under San Francisco Sanctuary Law
The San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department has been shipping underage crack dealers to group homes in an effort to shield them from the feds under the city’s 1989 “City of Refuge” ordinance.

Carnival of Homeschooling #132: Let’s Go To The Ice Cream Parlor!
Always lots of interesting stuff.

LOL that’s the dumbest thing I heard
Lord of the Rings just started selling recently and the sequels were made because of the movies.

The Cassette Tape Skeleton
I actually (still) have many of those cassettes.


  1. ‘The Cassette Tape Skeleton’ Heck, I made one of those and it’s twice the size. I used my collection of 8-track cassettes. My first experience with ‘tape technology’ was when I purchased a ‘reel-to-reel’ Sony machine back about 1962. It was a quality product. The pre-recorded tape reels were about 12-inches in diameter. The only ones I can still remember was the 3-reel set of ‘Victory at Sea’.

  2. Gee, I wonder how the U.S. is going to reduce it’s stockpile of older cluster bombs? I do agree with the decision – the unexploded APAM and Rockeye munitions are damn dangerous to our troops when we are on the offensive. We used to put glow sticks around them at night so nobody killed themselves on the way to the latrine. A simple internal timer to detonate the ones that didn’t explode on impact would probably do the trick.