Sunday, January 29, 2023


I'm not going to tell you what book it is because I find the author entertaining and I don't want to embarrass him.  But seriously?  The copy with no production costs at all is only $1.45 less than the one that has to be printed and shipped? 

Sunday, January 22, 2023

How to go outside: An instruction manual

Had to be shared.  Show your kids.  Or your grandkids.  If you've done it right this is unnecessary, but if you haven't, it's never too late.  Read the article before you look at the poster.  It's wonderfully written.

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Collection: Frister & Rossman handcrank

Frister & Rossman handcrank

Serial: 1550073

Date: 1916

Purchased: Antique store, 2022 $125

F&R opened in 1864 in Berlin and was dissolved in 1929.

Includes case and key.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Collection: Fleetwood Deluxe Zigzag

Fleetwood Deluxe Zigzag, Model 3346-TW, stamped JA19 and manufactured by Toyota


Date: ??? Most likely in the 60s.

Purchased: 2021 Seattle in fruitwood cabinet $50

Deluxe is the name put on many Japanese made machines for marketing purposes.  The JC and JA codes tell you who cast the machine and who assembled the machine.  This machine was most likely marketed under several badges.  

It sews very nicely and is my go-to for electric sewing.

Collection: Gritzner Saxonia H handcrank

Gritzner Saxonia H handcrank

Serial: 2.378.450

Date: Approximately 1916

Purchased: Antique store, NY eve 2022 $180

Saturday, December 31, 2022


According to Andrew McCarthy, former Assistant US Attorney and current commentator, no one has been charged with insurrection.

According to the Department of Justice website, no one has been charged with insurrection.

But the media continues their lies:

Some of those charged have admitted fault, and some who were found guilty of insurrection have been sentenced to long prison terms.

    Washington Examiner

Of course I probably should have the obvious but mandatory caveat that No, I don't think they should have rioted, and No, I don't think they should have gone into the building and Yes, Anyone who damaged property or assaulted or injured a police officer should go to jail, but No, I don't think that the people who were waved in by Capitol Police officers with no knowledge that they weren't supposed to be there should have been charged with anything and No, I don't think that just having been at the rally should cause you to lose your job or be charged by the FBI with a crime. 

Oh, and anyone associated with Antifa or BLM who assaulted a police officer or attacked a federal building should also go to jail.  Because there's a lot more of them and for well over a year statistically zero % of them were tracked down or prosecuted by the FBI and the DOJ.

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Is there a Santa Claus?

Spoiler alert: Of course there is because the world would be a lesser place without one.