Four. Only four more days until the final episodes of Breaking Bad start to make their way across the television. I can't believe it's been five seasons already. And while I'll be sad to see Walter White go, let's be honest, I can't fucking wait to see the last of Skyler. if there was ever an award for biggest pain in the ass, she'd win it, hands down. Well, that and best supporting cleavage, and I'll save you the trip; Anna Gunn is a woman whose top is best left on.
So you've heard me mention Mosin Nagants before and with the addition of this 1944 Izhevsk sniper model, this brings my Mosin collection to five. By far and away, the cheapest ammunition to feed these things is old Soviet bloc surplus, much of it dating back to the 1960's; a can of 440 rounds can be had for $89, sometimes a little less if you align the planets with shipping coupons. The catch is, this old surplus 7.62x54R ammo is corrosive. And that's not to say the gunpowder is acidic or caustic, but these rounds employ utilize primers with high mercury and salt content, which leaves a corrosive residue inside the firearm after shooting. I've read all kinds of ridiculous rumors; pour Windex down the barrel, pour vinegar down the barrel, dumb shit like that. But seeing how this is a numbers matching example, I'd really like to keep it in good shape. And thus I share with you, the truth about corrosive ammo. Turns out, Windex does the trick after all.
Matchbox is a popular toy brand which was introduced by Lesney Products in 1953 and is now owned by Mattel, Inc. The brand was so named as the original die-cast Matchbox toys were sold in boxes similar in style and size to those in which matches were sold. Subsequently the brand would encompass a broad range of toys including larger scale die-cast models and various non die-cast lines such as plastic model kits and action figures. The better the condition of the model, the higher its value. Simply put, a "mint" model, i.e. one in factory-fresh condition, is worth far more than a sandbox-quality model with chipped paint, rusty axles, and broken parts. However, to be valuable, the condition must be original; repainting or repairing a model reduces its value greatly, even if the final result can be very impressive.
Okay, BEER. First I'm going to ask you a question, and then I'm going to drop a knowledge bomb on you. First, the question. I can see this beer starts with an H, but it's not Heineken, Hite, Hoegaarden, Hamms, Hacker-Pschorr, He'brew, or Hofbrau. I feel that I recognize the label, but can't put my finger on it. So what the fuck is it? Now, the knowledge: Each year, Beck's beer selects six artists from a variety of disciplines to design original creative work to live on Beck's beer labels, and this year is no different. Check out the video and you'll see the various artists and see how they came up with their innovative designs. You can see how they're dedicated to supporting up-and-coming artistic talent.
Pebbles Flintstone is a fictional character, the red-haired daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone who's born near the end of the third season. Pebbles dwelled in the fictional prehistoric city of Bedrock, a world where dinosaurs coexisted with cavepeople and the cavepeople enjoyed primitive versions of modern conveniences such as telephones, automobiles and washing machines. She's most famous in her infant form on the animated TV show The Flintstones, but has also appeared at various other ages, including as a teenager on the early 1970s spin-off The Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm Show and as an adult in three made-for-television movies.
What do Lindsay Lohan, Jennifer Lawrence and Sienna Miller have in common? That's right they all started out as Abercrombie & Fitch models. But don't get too excited; Channing Tatum and Ashton Kutcher did, too.
Block paving also known as brick paving is a commonly used decorative method of creating a hardstanding. The main benefit over other materials to create a hard surface are that the individual bricks that go together to make up the block paved surface are able to be lifted up and then replaced. This allows for remedial work to be carried out under the surface of the paving without any visible notice to the surface once the paving bricks have been replaced. There are many different laying patterns that can be achieved using block paving. The most common of these is the herringbone pattern. This pattern is the strongest of the block paving bonds as it offers the most interlock, therefore making it a good choice for driveways and road surfacing.
A motorcycle rider weaving through traffic and splitting lanes ends up stuck between two semi trucks, and the whole thing is recorded by his helmet camera. Somewhat deserving wouldn't you say?
Dumpster diving is the practice of sifting through commercial or residential waste to find items that have been discarded by their owners, but that may prove useful to the dumpster diver. Dumpster diving is also viewed as an effective urban foraging technique, where dr people will forage dumpsters for items such as clothing, furniture, food, and similar items in good working condition. Arguments against dumpster diving often focus on the health and cleanliness implications of people rummaging in trash. This exposes the dumpster divers to potential health risks, and, especially if the dumpster diver does not return the non-usable items to their previous location, may leave trash scattered around. Divers can also be seriously injured or killed by garbage collection vehicles, and most dumpsters have warning labels expressly forbidding dumnpster diving.
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