Category Archives: Outdoors

State Slogans Need an Upgrade

Out on the interstate, you see a variety of vehicles from nearly every state. That is one aptly named road, brother. While it’s not really fair to generalize about a state’s entire population (Alaskans are all hockey moms who sound … Continue reading

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Oh My God! IT’S COMING RIGHT AT US!

I took my family to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas a couple of years back, and once I found the Asteroids machine my tour ended immediately. I pumped quarters into that thing until I owned six of the … Continue reading

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Rehberg Boat Crash Back In the News, Satirists Delighted

So the redacted report on Congressman Denny Rehberg’s late-night boat crash at the hands of former state Representative Greg Barkus has been released this week. Nothing too shocking has been revealed, but I was immediately moved to dig up this … Continue reading

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Ice Fishing: The Aromatic Sport of Kings

In the winter I’m usually a pretty indoorsy guy. But here I was, outdoors, sitting on an overturned 5-gallon bucket, staring down a hole through two feet of ice, flicking the fishing line to make the maggot on the hook … Continue reading

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Punkin Chunkin': Gourds Gone Wild

Several hundred people were gathered in a field next to I-90, 25 miles east of Missoula. Truck-mounted cranes maneuvered three massive air cannons into place. With barrels as long as 80 feet, they shot frozen pumpkins into the brisk fall … Continue reading

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This Is a Perfect Time to Panic

It’s coming right at you! Yes, YOU! If you’re reading this, you are directly in the danger zone of being hit by satellite nuggets sometime in the next few days. Okay, the odds are somewhat long-ish, at 3,200-1 (roughly the … Continue reading

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Naked! Naked! Naked!

I like walking around buck naked as much as the next guy. Actually, a lot more than the next guy. Hell, I’m naked right now. It’s one of the perks that comes with writing your own blog. It’s liberating, and … Continue reading

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Going to the Bird Sanctuary? Don’t Forget Your Arrowproof Vest

I’m not fat. James Gandolfini is fat. Larry the Cable Guy is fat. Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s rape file is fat. I’m stocky. Stout. Barrel-chested. A densely-packed man of action. Not fat. So when my wife casually grabbed a handful of my … Continue reading

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