There’s treasure everywhere

There’s treasure everywhere indeed. And pirates to loot it, arrr.

I keep a sizable collection of “Calvin and Hobbes” cartoons in the bathroom.

That way, after some bit of news like this sends me scampering for the toilet, I can flush out my headgear at the same time.

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24 Responses to “There’s treasure everywhere”

  1. SAO' Says:


    They are missed. But so timeless that the oldies are still as good as ever.

  2. khal spencer Says:

    I miss Calvin and Hobbes.

    Pisses me off about the gun shop. Heard that on the radio yesterday. How much would an uninterruptible power supply cost to handle their goddamn security system? That’s a lot of guns on the street but I wonder if they will even stay local or head to Mexico.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      “The gun shop days earlier had posted on a social media page that it had more than 1,000 guns in stock with more arriving daily. The phone at the shop went unanswered Wednesday.”

      I bet it did.

      I’m not sure that cutting the power to the shop qualifies as particularly “sophisticated,” either. That’s how some baddies cleaned out a neighbor while he was on vacation a couple years back.

      • khal spencer Says:

        That’s what I like about my UPS. If the power goes off it starts beeping loudly and I get all spun up.

        By the way, did you get that email from Pelkey? Hope all is well with him.

  3. khal spencer Says:

    What did you do now, Patrick?

  4. mike w. Says:

    And all those weapons stolen in 2018? That’s only the number that were reported stolen. One wonders how many more weren’t.

  5. Pat O'Brien Says:

    One must dominate the battle space. What absolute bullshit from cowardly chickenhawks and armchair commandos.

  6. khal spencer Says:

    Some days you say the hell with it and just get high. As in 10,300 feet high.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Well done indeed. It’s been a long time since I got that high.

      Today Herself and I settled for a big 8-miler to visit Herself the Elder in the Dark Tower. Just half past breakfast and hot as balls already. It’s 94° at 4:20.

      • khal spencer Says:

        It was pretty warm up here by the time I got home. About 90F degrees. Full story here, including the value of a tape measure and allen wrenches.

        • Patrick O'Grady Says:

          Front flats at speed and fork-related Death Wobbles give me The Fear.

          The other thing that always kept my hands near the brake levers on the ski-basin descent was the strong likelihood of some drunk tourist in an F-350 towing a fifth wheel pulling out of a campsite as I bucketed down the road at 45 mph. Wouldn’t be enough left of you to spread on a Ritz cracker, much less send off in a coffin.

      • khal spencer Says:

        It was weird. I started getting really breathless towards the top and had this OMG thought so pulled over to my Granite Rock Rest Stop to make sure I was not having some sort of health issue. Then realized I had gone farther than I had since last year and had just finished one of the steeper pitches at about 9500 feet. How soon I forgot.

  7. Herb from Michigan Says:

    We bought a fancy Amish built croquet set to ride out Covid 19 with the family. But it always degenerates into Calvinball which turns out to be more fun.

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