Weekend Open Thread: Combustion Inflation Conflagration Edition

Greetings and Salutations. We have made it to Friday once again, and therefor Weekend Open Thread Time.

Heat Wave and Gas Price Memes were a common sight this week. I wonder why?

What a difference a year and a half makes.

Never Forget.

As always I reiterate my disdain for that movie.

Check your Privilege.

Gas is too expensive to even run an outboard.

More romantic than Home Depot anyway.

RIP Chris Farley. The Hurlehy Boy was one of the best SNL sketches ever.

Not sure which is more disconcerting, the OCD angle or the fact thtat the gas was only just over $4/gallon

As we mentioned last week, large knife shows are on a bit of a hiatus. Check the KNIFE Magazine Events Calendar for the latest.

Of course it is hot as Hades across most of the country. But I think I will save most of those memes for next week’s theme. It is supposed to be another scorcher.

Most but not all…

That is pretty Hot.

It will be hot this coming week as well. I will be dropping my daughter off at lacrosse camp in Asheville next week. I will be sticking around for a couple of days to fish, visit Sport Hansa (importer for Helle, Lagioule Henry Durand, Hults Bruk axes, and more), and hang out with a couple of fraternity brother’s, and then push on to Greenville to visit Dan Eastland and do some trail work on his hunting property. I considered bringing the camper, but the heat is telling me to hammock it.At least we can jump in the river regularly to cool off.

As for our weekly drawing, since Stuart declined the Gerber Downwind Caper because he won another drawing recently (it had been more than a week so technically he was eligible. So now Mark R. is our winner, and we will begin to draw for “tokens” toward the Red Horse Knife Works Hell Razor. Unless Mark wants a first token towards the Red Horse.

The first time you are drawn you get a “token” and we move on to the next week. First person to be drawn for a second time will be the winner.

Usual rules apply. Up to 5 comments or replies count as your entries. If you are new to the blog, your comments will be held in moderation until I can approve it. You will free to comment at will from that point on.

There are a lot of non-themed memes, so I am going to let them rip.

L’Otters beware.


This really is me.

I found the best thing to do is set a second alarm for 10 minutes after the first. That way it goes off just one minute after I hit snooze a second time.At least it works for me.

Speaking of sleep…

Going to sleep and sleeping are two different things.

Last of the sleep themed memes. I promise.

This is true…


Netherlands and Luxembourg are the same way.

I will follow a “Yo Mamma Joke” with a bad pickup line…

…and a bad dad joke.



Someone should have warned us.

Surely I won’t be launching into a series of Get off my Lawn memes…

And stop calling me Shirley.

I love when a meme’s theme is stolen and reimagined.

Fruit Bigot.

Happens all the time. Usually when I am emailing a company rep.

Finish Zir.

Effing Cyan.

At least it isn’t Murder.


Not Suitable for Work.

Any Poles who can give us a judges ruling?

Is that a thing? Growing up in Cleveland I had greater than average exposure to East European culture, but this one is new to me.

Yeah. Probably a good idea.

Have a good one all. I will continue to save the world, one meme at a time.