Saturday, April 13, 2024

A Sign The Apocalypse... near:  when what used to be the most powerful nation on earth pretends an escapee from a dementia care facility is president.

The man doesn't even know what century he's in.

Granted he's from the 20th century; the 1st half, and he's way past his "best if used by" date.

With halfwits like him in power, the end must be near, so be ready:

It's been awhile, so let's do...

...the Crying Man update...aka the dreaded diet.

In truth it hasn't been as bad as say, having to putt with an alligator lounging on the green.

definitely qualifies as a "gimme"

That's not to say it's been fun; far from it, but I'm down from 211 to 195, so there is progress.

Might have a few more pounds to go, but my willpower is weakening, and I'm blaming the solar eclipse...

..and Krispy Kreme.

I didn't have one of their eclipse donuts, but I would if I could find one.

With a cup of coffee to go, so I could eat in shame, by myself, in my car.

Make that 2 donuts.

In the "annual rite of spring" department...

...I walked my first round of 9 this weekend, using my very slimmed down "gutty playset".

That's my new "long spoon" from <Kelly Leonard>, my 1920's mashie, and my long nose putter, also from Kelly.

The plan over the next couple of months is to add a play club and a baffing spoon, and replace my mashie with a smooth face lofting iron so it will be an official pre-1900 gutty playset.

But you play with what you've got not what you want, so I did.

beautiful but chilly morning...42 degrees

And it was about what I expected:  hit some good shots, some not so good, and a bunch of in between.

Did manage to bogey 3 holes...

..."1 putt for par" chances that wound up as 2 putts for bogey.

Haven't named my long nose putter yet, but "Stranger Danger" and "Stick Of Death" are currently in the running.

Definitely need more practice with what's-his-name 'cause at the moment we are not on the same page.

Even so it was a mostly enjoyable round...ended up with the same ball I started, and in a truly bizarre moment, even found one I lost from last year...

...unless there's someone else swinging hickories and playing McIntyre Park gutta perchas.

Not likely, so I'm treating it as my reclaimed property.

Anyway, I know what I need to practice, and it's a beautiful day, so if you'll excuse me now...

You know what that means:

hope you remembered your eclipse glasses

beautiful scenery in Italy from "fixer to fabulous"

according to Dawn Staley, that's fair

I do miss Mr. T

bidenflation requires creative thinking

another rite of spring...the battle against the moles

As you skeedaddle, a word of wisdom from our Creator:

later, mcm fans...

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Friday, April 5, 2024

In The "Christmas In April" Department...

...we have a Long Spoon Hickory Wood...handcrafted by Canadian clubmaker <Kelly Leonard>.

Kelly specializes in pre-1900 style golf clubs...the kind used during the Featherie (1800-1850) and Gutta Percha (1850-1900) eras.

This one is 42.5" long with a 15 degree loft, swing weight of D5, hickory shaft and a hard white maple head.

Too bad you can't see it in person; the pictures don't come close to doing it justice.

Without exaggeration, this is the most beautiful handcrafted golf club I've ever seen, and it's an absolute dream to swing.

Can't wait to get it on the links; I'll use it from the tees and fairways (with my guttys of course).

Thus endeth step 1 of building my pre-1900 Gutty / Featherie playset.

Next up in May will be a Baffing Spoon...

usually 25 to 30 degrees of loft, used like a mashie or niblick

...followed by a Play Club in June.

about 12 degrees of loft, used as a driver from the tees

Let the fun begin.

We're just in time for a happy birthday shout out to #5 son...

this never gets old...

...who somehow managed to grow up when I wasn't looking.

It's your basic miracle, because as far as I can tell, I haven't aged a day...

proving once again "denial" ain't just a river in egypt

...while he's clearly getting up there in years.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to my warrior son...

...thank you for your service to our country, and best wishes for many more happy birthdays!

Love you always.

I see our beloved governor, Wretched Dimwitmer, has a new book out:

how much lip filler does one woman need?

Lacking any significant accomplishments of her own, it appears she's trying to ride the coattails of Oscar winning movie legend, John Wayne:

Newsflash: she ain’t no Rooster Cogburn and has a snowball's chance in you-know-where of anyone confusing her with a great American leader.

Besides, it's pretty embarrassing to have a typo in the title, especially since they'd already printed the first run of 5 copies.

But they rallied the troops - and considering the panic driven timeframe - did the best they could, rushing a correction for the 2nd run:

Really, considering the subject matter - what she's learned in life - it wasn't all that expensive to reprint; it's only 3 pages long, and 2 of those are blank in case you want to doodle...

...or make a grocery list or whatever.

In bookstore now...don't miss it while you can.

(I know...too easy, right?  Like fish in a barrel.)

Looks like we've brought the house down again...

Buster Keaton in the 1928 silent classic, Steamboat Bill, Jr.  That's an actual 2 ton house front falling on'll have to watch the movie to find out if he was crushed or not. we might as well 23 Skidoo:

reading the tea leaves

a rare instance of FB wisdom being semi-useful

the launch pad...

...and the landing site.  gaining on it...

nowadays if it's not nailed down, someone's gonna steal it; and wouldn't you know?  right before the eclipse...

'nuff said

That's going to do it for this edition of the AMC and as always, we welcome all positive, encouraging and uplifting comments.

Otherwise keep it to yourself; nobody likes a Negative Nancy.

As you double time it past the security personnel, here's some encouragement from Gods Word:

later, mcm fans...

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