Category Archives: Wirecutter

Six Wonderful Years

Tomorrow’s mine and Lisa’s 6th wedding anniversary and we’re looking forward to many, many more. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me and I love her more than words can tell.

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I believe Congratulations are in order here

Today is the Two Year Anniversary of my retirement. Lisa asked me today if I was ready to go back to work. Are you fucking kidding me? I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve gotten out … Continue reading

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The Great Fire of 2018 – Wirecutter Edition

A bit of a backstory first: Last year I put in a garden in the same place the previous homeowner did, figuring the ground would be easy to till and would be nice and soft. Well, it wasn’t. The soil … Continue reading

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Raising Wirecutter

I was a handful when I was a kid, I’ll admit that in a heartbeat. Hell, I admitted it back then. I was proud of that shit. Over the years I’ve tried to figure just what it was or wasn’t … Continue reading

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Fuck this shit

Four or five hours of sleet followed by snow Friday. I was having a blast watching vehicles sliding sideways down the rise and then hitting the ditch. I was up to four before I went to bed about midnight. Here’s … Continue reading

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Barracks life

Most folks hear the word ‘barracks’ and a big wooden building with poor heat and huge open bays and motherfuckers on fire guard come to mind. Yeah, I never saw that – not in Basic, not in school and not … Continue reading

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There’s several different kinds of Duty. We’ve already touched on Extra Duty, so let’s cover CQ (Charge of Quarters) and Guard Duty now. CQ There’s the CQ and the CQ runner. The CQ is usually a lower ranking NCO or … Continue reading

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Now I feel bad, Mike

Because I finished work on that log not one hour before I got your letter today telling me how much you enjoyed reading about my trials and tribulations with it. Yessir, it is done. Last week I snaked a couple … Continue reading

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Last night a reader brought to my attention that one of my personal stories in this post HERE was taken from this site and posted on Craigslist in their jokes category without my permission or being credited to me. Be … Continue reading

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Baby Wirecutter’s first snow – “What the fuck is this shit?”

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That’ll teach him to interfere

DERBY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police say a man threw another man 45 feet off a bridge because he intervened in an argument between the suspect and his girlfriend. Shelton police charged Gregory Rottjer with attempted murder in connection with … Continue reading

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Elmo! We’re famous, Bro!!!

Bikermailman sent this in to me via the comments. He said the name just jumped right out at him. Skip ahead to the 3:45 mark and check out the blog post he’s reading from.

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Extra Duty

Extra duty is a mild form of punishment used in the military for minor fuck-ups, anything from not getting a haircut to failing inspections to being drunk in public to being a general pain in the ass. You can be … Continue reading

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Crazy Charlie Lafitte Part II

Fucking Crazy Charlie Lafitte….. I’ve told you about him before but that shit was only a hint at some of the crap he pulled over his short army career. He would try to buy kids from their parents. Not all … Continue reading

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Remember that damned old tree that fell across the road HERE last March? The one that I cut up all but the trunk because I couldn’t figure out how to cut it up and I didn’t want to split it … Continue reading

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My Revolver Stopped Revolving

Revolvers fail, too. I feel like I’m starting to sound like a broken record at this point, but I’ll probably keep bringing it up until people stop spreading misinformation about revolvers being “100% reliable.” In the video below, I describe … Continue reading

Posted in Dave, Gun Tech, Guns, Wirecutter | 15 Comments

Yeah, leave it for the kids

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — For many people, giving and receiving gifts are one of the big parts of the holidays. However, a new survey shows that 69 percent of Americans would skip exchanging gifts if their family and friends agreed to … Continue reading

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Crazy Charlie Lafitte

Fucking Crazy Charlie Lafitte….. man, I don’t even know where to start here. Me and Crazy Charlie Lafitte got to our unit within a month or so of each other, but I don’t recall who got there first. No matter, … Continue reading

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My Day

Backing out of my parking spot while talking to Miss Lisa at the post office, I heard a horn go off and then felt a thump. Aw fuck. I hit a car. That’s the first accident I’ve had since 1991. … Continue reading

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The resemblance is amazing

Los Angeles-based photographer Christine McConnell has created a wonderfully unique family album by recreating a series of portraits of different generations of her female relatives, spanning 200 years. Her photo project called “Seven Generations of American Women,” is a beautiful … Continue reading

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