Weekend Open Thread: Whisper sweet nothings in my ear edition

Howdy folks.

By the time you are reading this I will be in South Carolina with Dogwood Dan Eastland, David C. Andersen, Joe Flowers, and a handful of other folks at Dan’s river property/hunting camp. This is the second time we have all gotten together like this. The last gathering was the weekend of the cancelled Blade Show last year, since we all had blocked it off already. I don’t know what is for dinner yet, but Hudson and Craig will be cooking again, so we will be eating like kings.


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Roughing it indeed. In fact, I am so not roughing it, I am bringing my pop-up camper. We didn’t take it out last year, so I had a bit of maintenance to do to the water system and the roof needed re-caulked.

Only one knife show on our Events Calendar:

AIK’s Knife Show

I am itching to get to a small local/regional knife show again. I couldn’t make it up to Kentucky a couple of weeks ago.


It has been a good week for memes. Some of you will understand this one…

It is about as political as I want to get. I am just reveling in the absurdity.

Of course the Cuba situation is not really funny, but it should unite all of us. But there are people more interested in dividing us.

No, it is not. Goldwater said it best:

“I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”

I think that the couple in bed meme would make a good “Caption This” in the coming weeks. I have a couple of Hoffner Hand-Spears to give away, along with a couple of Vero Engineering knives. All of which are too nice for a Weekend giveaway. So put on your thinking caps. You will have a head start on the general public.

Speaking of giveaways, you all must have really wanted the Vero Mini-Fulcrum. There were many more comments than average. Steve T. is the winner.

This week, I have a pair of KA-BAR beverage Koozies. I wanted to keep them for myself, but I thought the pair would make a good weekend prize.

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I like that one.  It is a riff on the throw the guy out of the boardroom window for making a better suggestion in case you don’t know it. I like memes that build off previous ones.

And we didn’t even die.

So with that, I bid you all goodnight.

And a bit of snake-handling.

Have a good one folks.