Atlantic Crossing Blues

I’ve been watching the mini-series “Atlantic Crossing” and it’s been causing me to have some real, feelings deep in my heart. I think it’s called “heart burn.” When I’m not fuming over some historical anachronism, I’m wondering if the Norwegian is as “modern” as the American English or if they, at least, got that right.
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Dammit. I’m adding a little note here to deal with something that I have had just about enough of… I’m doing it. I’m doing it… I’M DRAWING A LINE IN THE SAND!! Oh wait… I am tired of hearing/seeing the expression “drawing a line in the sand.” I hate, hate, hate this expression. It comes
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I’ve been thinking about Vallejo’s Model Air paint and pondering its use– since the rumors of the death of Testors just roll on and on and Vallejo’s paint is available in most big cities. Here’s the deal– it seems to dry a bit slower than MM Acryl or Tamiya, and this is a very good
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The image which I hope is appearing on this page is a Revell box top that never was. It’s something I made putting a Jack Leynnwood painting onto a Revell Germany box. I repeat, no such box really exists… …but it should. This image, my friends, simply has about ten times more “oomph” than the
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Just a brief note to complain about the state of “kit reviews” on the internet. It’s ghastly. When it comes to 1/72 scale kits, most of the information you get about “what kit to buy” is garbage. It will drive you up a wall unless you just sit back, remember it’s only a hobby, and
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I put away the trains, for now. I’ve also built a few models. Before the trains I built an Airfix F-80. After the trains came a Hasegawa 1/72 P-47. Finally, an MPM P-40F. Photos later. I bought a few magazines off of eBay. The August, September and October issues of Galaxy from 1975. This was
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Youtube– that amazing source of information and entertainment that is slowly being strangled by advertising, even though advertising is the only way to pay for it all– belched out some videos in my direction that concerned a particular mathematical expression: 6/2(5+1) …or something. Notice that I’m playing fast and loose with that “slash” that is
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Our dog Freckles ate some rat poison and has been ill. We’re only “pretty sure” about the poison because we never exposed her to any kind of poison. We do not use poison. However, she is a dog who eats ANYTHING she finds laying in the road that seems edible, and even though we actually
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In Return of the Jedi the “hero” Luke Skywalker does not ascend to the kingship and rule over a land, erm, galaxy of peace and prosperity (for now). No, he goes over to the Dark Side. Full stop. He joins the evil forces of darkness, kills off his two rivals (like a bad guy should)
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This blog entry will be all fluff, so if you’re dedicated to brush painting, and read only the meatiest meaty bits, then you’ll need to pass on this one. I’ve had some other hobbies going on. The best news I’ve had in a while is the mysterious reappearance of Windows Live Movie Maker. I’m no
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