Weekend Open Thread: December 32nd Edition

Happy New Year Everyone.

I never get super into New Year’s, as I always found it somewhat artificial in nature. I am as happy as anyone to be done with 2020, but nothing has really changed. Our night was typically low-key, though we did take the kids out to Qdoba for dinner. Our somewhat strange family tradition has been to watch Die Hard on NYE, starting at an age where it was certainly inappropriate. But the violence is tame by today’s standards, and we aren’t terribly concerned about the language. It isn’t like the kids haven’t heard the words before. Parenting teaches them to speak respectfully and be disciplined when speaking with adults. Sexual content is our bigger concern, which isn’t an issue in Die Hard.

It certainly was a heck of a year. There were plenty of high moments, but they seemed to have taken twice as much effort, and the lows well, we all know how that went. As a wise HVAC Technician once said, “It can always be worse than the crawl space you are in.”

It has been a golden era for memes at least. I can’t remember if I shared this already or not. It really sums up 2020 for me.

“Survive and Advance” as Coach V. used to say. But never say it can’t get worse.

SPAM isn’t that bad. I am sure our favorite Navy vet Hocky has a SPAM story to share.


I drew Stuart B. for the AG Russell Ti-FIST, and this week we will be giving away the anodized black and G10 version of the FIST. It is a little heavier than the titanium, and the blade is 8Cr13MoV instead of D2, but the action is crisp and ergos are solid. Which steel do you prefer? D2 is “takes a mediocre edge and holds it forever”, while 8Cr is softer but truly stainless and easy to sharpen.

As usual, Stuart will have to sit out the drawing this week, though he is free to comment away. The rest of you can have 5 comments/replies count as entries. If you are new to the blog, your first comment will be held in moderation, but if you allow cookies your future comments will post automatically.

My wife sent me this meme, because she knew I was collecting New Year’s memes. She works in IT and a coworker sent it to her.

The news feed might be a bit sparse in early in the week. Wednesday is February Press Day and I am waaay behind. I have an article on SMKW’s Custom Shop in addition to my usual Knife News column. So my work is cut out for me.


Well, that is about all I have for now. Away we go everyone…