Skeet. The sport of shooting at clay "pigeons" that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird. The pigeon must be 4.25" in diameter, 1 1/8" in height, and weigh 3.5 oz. It is thrown at high speed from a "trap" and then the sportsman tries to shoot it with a shotgun. Much more humane that using real birds and much less messy than using frozen ones. Mr. Spanky has many great memories of Pappy Spanky taking him down to the creek for some skeet shooting. Most of the pigeons escaped into the waves unscathed. Mr. Spanky usually wound up with a tired arm (our trap was manually activated, that is, I had to throw the pigeon using a hand thrower) and a bruised shoulder (due to his tender skin being pummeled by the recoil of the shotgun).
Alert reader SO recently made me aware of the technological advances of the sport especially in those with access to military hardware. This is skeet for real men or women.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Happy Palindrome Day, Phunkidz! When you look at today's date it reads as a palindrome, that is, something that reads both forward and backward the same way.
Can you tell me when the next palindrome day will be? First one to do so will receive 10 limited edition Phunkidz moo cards. You can give these to your friends and be the coolest kid on the block.
Simply comment on this post on the www.phunkidz.com site with your answer.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Reduce, reuse, recycle. We're starting to live these words more every day. These two bright lads took their Christmas tree, re-used it as a rocket, and then recycled it. I am torn between giving them award for cleverness and their environmentally friendly approach to the holidays. Ok, they get Mr. Spanky's green award of 2010.