Red Menace’s Reading Room: HMS Ulysses

One of the lesser known fronts of combat in World War Two is the Arctic convoy run from the UK to Russia. From 1941 through to almost the end of the war, Allied ships sailed some of the most inhospitable waters on the planet to keep the Soviets equipped with American made planes, tanks, trucks … Continue reading Red Menace’s Reading Room: HMS Ulysses

[Quick Shots] Horny Toad by Coop Ale Works

My quest for the perfect warm weather beer soldiers onward, much like the namesake of this ale. Endlessly wandering the sun-baked wastes, looking for a bite here or there. Maybe not quite that dramatic, but you get the point. The Horny Toad by Coop Ale Works is actually my first foray into blonde ales, but … Continue reading [Quick Shots] Horny Toad by Coop Ale Works

The Browning Hi-Power: Barry Lyndon in 9mm NATO

Barry Lyndon is probably one of Stanley Kubrick’s lesser known films. Although it won 4 Oscars, it is nowhere near the pop culture status of The Shining or Full Metal Jacket. The film is set in the mid to late 18th century, has about two action set pieces, is mostly people in rooms talking to … Continue reading The Browning Hi-Power: Barry Lyndon in 9mm NATO