Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 135

EP135 GunBlog VarietyCast – The Spotlight Effect

-What’s it like to be a woman in the firearms industry? Beth tells us about how she has to prove herself every day.
-A fire, a fire extinguisher, and a knife are the what; Sean takes a closer look at the who.
-Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
-In the Main Topic, Sean and Erin talk about getting over that feeling that EVERYONE is watching you as you learn to carry concealed.
-Tiffany is on assignment and will return next week.
-We know there’s no reason to read them, but Erin says that newspapers actually still have uses.
-He’s half of the “Armed with Reason” duo, and as Weer’d will show, he’s not any more intelligent or reasonable in audio form than he is in print.
-And our plug of the week is the Striker Control Device, aka the Glock Gadget.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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When Mixology Takes Flight

So I went and did something interesting. I bought a set of tiny cocktail glasses!

Why would I do such a thing? FLIGHTS!

What is a flight? In bartending talk a flight is a bunch of small servings in lieu of one full-size one. This could be a row of small shot glasses, some tiny pony cups of beer, or some miniature cocktails.

Why do that? Well they don’t all have the same stuff in them! Think of it as Tapas Dining for your drink! You can have a few tiny drinks instead of one big drink…..or a few big drinks and be totally inebriated. better yet if you have a lot of drinks in your repertoire, and have started thinking of mixology on a conceptual level, you can make a flight of drinks a composition in its own light!

Let me show you some of the drinks I’ve made!

So there you have up front a Manhattan, a Dry Martini , and behind them the Martinez which if watch the linked video, can be argued is a common ancestor of both. Drinking them together can let you see things differently than drinking them separately. And with little glasses you get the proper look and feel of a full-size drink, but you can toss back three of them and not be much worse off than having just one.

Also for these a good Jigger is a must, as making a tiny drink means lots of little measurements.

Also if you ever were classically trained in music, one of the ways you could show your true skill is to play a fast song at a very slow tempo. (When all the notes are sustained, any mistake becomes glaring) this is also a cool way to show off your mixing skills. If you can scale down a drink, and make it taste as good as a big drink, you have precision as a mixer!

Here’s more of a James Bond theme. Granted I don’t really much care for Bond’s taste in Martini. All of these drinks are stirred, they are from left-to-right a Dry Martini, a Vesper which I developed from the text of Casino Royal, and a Vodka Martini, tho since I don’t do vodka martinis, this one is made with black pepper flavored vodka for some more character.

OK I like Martinis! These are all super dry drinks. The Dry Martini (Can you tell what my all-time favorite cocktail is?), a “Taquini” (Awesome, somebody besides me is talking about this) and a Cocktail I don’t think there is a name for, which is Dry Sherry, and Aquavit. This trio is very much for your savory pallet.

No martinis here! This one is all very similar drinks but with some minor changes. A Gimlet a Margarita and a Daiquiri , They are generally the same drink, just using Gin, Tequila, and Rum with simple syrup and lime. Of course I substituted the syrup for St Elder liqueur in the Gimlet and Margarita, and Orgeat in the Daiquiri, and Lavender Bitters, Celery Bitters, and Orange Bitter respectively.

This was surprisingly interesting in how strongly they can be different, yet so the same.

Last was something that looked really pretty

More martinis, but these have a little color to them. The Pinkish is a New Orleans Dry Martini, which is simply a dry martini with some Peychaud’s Bitters and a dash of absinthe (tho I use Pernod), the Yellow Green, and Blue are the same drink, but with one substitution. Both are 3 parts gin 1 part Lillet Blanc and one part either blue Curacao, or Green Chartreuse.

These glasses also make a great way to mix a drink to a novice who doesn’t exactly know what they like. The Libby brand glasses I bought are both reasonably priced, and very good quality!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 134

EP132 GunBlog VarietyCast – Condiments and Cutlery
In Mordor on the Potomac, only criminals can carry guns.

People are so fixated on being “Nice” that Beth thinks they’ve lost sight of the real goal: being Good.
When a suspect ends an hour-long standoff by shooting himself, is that a good resolution? Sean tells you who the suspect was so you can decide for yourself.
Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
In the Main Topic, Erin tells us about her trip to Maryland Shall Issue.
Tiffany is on assignment and will return next week.
It’s good for your tea and it’s good for hypoglycemia – Erin tells you about honey in your EDC.
When someone tries to open an indoor gun range in Northern New Jersey, the anti-gun nuts lose their minds. Join Weer’d as he listens to their proposed “Reasonable” restrictions.
And our plug of the week is for War Stories Podcast.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Thank You Internet

I’m so glad there are people on the internet making videos JUST for m!

God I love these videos! And they fit so much into such a small run time!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 133

EP132 GunBlog VarietyCast – – I’m Not Saying “Your Negro”
Wherein we find out what Erin won’t say

Beth is on assignment and will return next week
What path does a man take along the route to stabbing someone in the face? Sean answers the age old question
Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
In the Main Topic, Erin tells us about MAG40.
It’s Week Two of MOVIE (TWO) WEEKS! This week Tiffany reviews “I Am Not Your Negro.”
Erin had some GI toubles at MAG40. And we’re not talking about soldiers making it difficult on the range. We’re talking something much more explosive. Erin talks about what to do when everything inside wants to be outside.
Former contributor Miguel told Weer’d about a YouTube “comedy” channel, Fusion. Weer’d puts them through a Patented Weer’d Audio Fisk.
And our plug of the week is NexBelt

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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Play Me Out: Moon Hooch

My Daughter is way into Jazz, specifically Jazz with a LOT of sax

These dudes are on HEAVY rotation!

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Why Communism Won’t Work

Note that just on the other side of the wall was West Germany making BMW and Mercedes that were status symbols. Also East Germany was being propped up by the Soviet Union, a nation with a relatively small population a MASSIVE land area, and that land is MAGGOTY with national resources.

Yet all of those factors in FAVOR of it, and this piece of shit is what the people drove.

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Squirrel Report 230

If you think we talk too much politics on the Squirrel Report, well this week is for you!

Enjoy!

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More Geeks, More Gadgets, More Guns

Again, I LOVE the show, and I was very pleased to be back on it!

So enjoy it!

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Gunblog Variety Cast Ep 132

EP132 GunBlog VarietyCast – Weer’d Science

With Erin at MAG40, Weer’d brings the Sciency-ness
Just when you thought it was safe for gun rights in Alabama, up pops some “Reasonable Gun Safety Measures™.” Beth tells us about the Outcast Voters League.
What kind of people ram their car into, and then shoot at, a State Trooper trying to pull them over? Sean takes a look at their permanent record.
Barron is on assignment and will return soon.
In the Main Topic, Sean and Weer’d discuss the recent 4th Circuit decision, Kolbe vs. Hogan.
It’s Week One of MOVIE (TWO) WEEKS! This week Tiffany reviews that Three Gun Shoot-em Up Extravaganza, John Wick 2.
With Erin on assignment at MAG40, Weer’d steps in to tell us how fish medicine might be a valuable to preppers.
Oh NOES! Ghost Guns! Weer’d takes NBC’s overdramatic “exposé” on 80% lower receivers and gives it the Patented Weer’d Audio Fisk™.
And our plug of the week is New Amsterdam Gin.

Thanks to LuckyGunner and Remington for their sponsorship. And a special thanks to Firearms Policy Coalition for their support.

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