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Karl Helweg's Discussions

Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Fine 12 hours ago. 20 Replies

Due to a recent online discussion I joined couchsurfing.org which is basically a world-wide network of people who offer and ask for crash space as they travel to save money.  There are even special…Continue

Jury Duty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark R Apr 15. 25 Replies

I have never been called for jury duty before in my not so short life.  Between my real name and career I am apparently just not what an attorney wants on a jury.  I have been called to testify and…Continue

Tags: ties, murder, suits, lawyers, service

Cane choices?

Started this discussion. Last reply by David F. Mar 18. 17 Replies

Old age seems to be catching up with me more and more often.  After a minor slip on the ice (which happens about every other winter here) I twisted my last good knee and have trouble walking without…Continue

Tags: whiskey, dancing, cudgel, gimp, police

Favorite Sandwiches?

Started this discussion. Last reply by D Whaler Jan 31. 37 Replies

I am batting about 50/50 on ordering or making good vs dry-tasteless sandwiches. What is your favorite deli or homemade sandwich? …Continue


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Karl Helweg replied to Nate Thallas's discussion The strangest date of my life
"That is how it all starts:  http://community.artofmanliness.com/group/scififans/forum/topics/steampunk-1  Yes, I have been in a more awkward situation with a fiance' but it might be more than I want to share online.  She also had…"
9 hours ago
Karl Helweg replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"Bison hunts are not the most challenging harvest and the "trophy" would not interest me that much especially since you can buy a bison cape for a lot less than a hunt cost.  On the other hand there is the meat.   Bison hunts…"
9 hours ago
Steve Fine replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"My hitch hking and 'sleep anywhere' travel days with my now wife, in the 70's and early 80's were nothing less than an adventure at times and an experience all the time. Almost robbed 5 times, twice when sleeping in train…"
12 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"Well, I wouldn't mind someone stopping by for a glass of tea and some food, but I wouldn't let anyone spend the night unless I'm familiar with them. And I would be very careful that it doesn't come across the wrong way if it is a…"
15 hours ago
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"In 1888 gold prospector George Kershon reported finding an ancient frozen city with strange buildings still partially covered by a…"
Apr 16
Karl Helweg posted a discussion

Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?

Due to a recent online discussion I joined couchsurfing.org which is basically a world-wide network of people who offer and ask for crash space as they travel to save money.  There are even special interest subgroups within couchsurfing.org to better screen your potential guests and host.What has surprised me is how adversely people, especially females, have reacted to this idea.  As if every potential person, especially male, is a serial axemurdering cannibal rapist.  They have even…See More
Apr 15
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"Funny that you should ask, while the judge was bored by the jury selection he was reading up on Alaska State rules for medical and teachers being excused.  Apparently even though he had to ask us if we "had all of our faculties"…"
Apr 14
Karl Helweg replied to Ben Birchenough's discussion Arrow making.
"I was just trying to give you ideas for woods to try based on premade shafts.  I do not currently plan to make my own arrow shafts but when my stock runs out we'll see how much they cost. Have you looked into these homemade or store…"
Apr 9
Karl Helweg replied to Douglas Aldrich's discussion A question for the military folk...
"I was first enlisted then commissioned in the Army.  I have had some of the best commanders that you could ever ask for and some so bad you would think that I was making stuff up about them because it is impossible to believe that they were…"
Apr 8
Karl Helweg replied to Andrew D, USA Ret's discussion Ye Old Codpiece!
Apr 5
Karl Helweg commented on Bob Carpenter's group Pilots
"Any other Cherokee owners here?  I am considering upgrading from the stock braided aluminum battery box cables to these Bogert Aviation http://bogertaviation.com/ copper cables.  They are not cheap and although he makes a good point about…"
Apr 3
Karl Helweg replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Surprise Friday the 13th Adventure in the group Manventures
"Since the picture I posted was taken down, an actual picture of N3705W has been posted: http://www.discoverautomobiles.com/aircraft/view_aero_details.php?RID=1120 "
Apr 2
Karl Helweg replied to Alex Romo's discussion College Hobbies
Apr 1
Rebekah replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Jury Duty?
"As a civil defense attorney, the lore/conventional wisdom on jury selection doesn't really make sense to me.  Our main concern is avoiding people who will want to find liability just because there's an injury, or will want to find big…"
Mar 27
Karl Helweg replied to Chris Badgett's discussion Can I Get Your Opinion on Something ... Is Gardening Manly?
"Self sufficiency is manly. "
Mar 27
Karl Helweg replied to Stephen Jashub Comstock's discussion The art of being larger than life.
"Some one reminded me of about http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_J._Novosel  I feel privileged to have met him when I was a shiny new LT.  He couldn't figure out how to work this new fangled VCR stuff and some one had transferred…"
Mar 24

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Flying, boating, fencing, shooting, teaching, throwing, brewing, eating, reading, armouring, reenacting, cooking, dancing, polishing, and fishing (badly) among other things.

Member of SCA, SASS, CAP, a Landsknecht Fahnlein, St. Boniface Tourney Company, & Faith Lutheran.
"Yes" just about covers it. I used to own a book store.
Knightriders, The Right Stuff, Lonesome Dove, Stardust, Princess Bride, Solomon Kane, Excalibur, Duellist, Oh Brother, Young Guns, Last of the Mohicans, Seven Samurai, Army or Darkness, Dawn Patrol, Streets of Fire, Biggles, By the Sword, and that sort of stuff.
Varies but I am enjoying Abney Park lately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk

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At 6:10pm on September 20, 2013, Andrew D, USA Ret said…

Hello Karl,

Seems as minimum we have a liking for history, weapons and fighting in common.  I enjoyed your comments in the Rough and Tumble thread.  I must confess I've done very little in the way of social networking, so I'm not sure what "friend" entails in that regard, even though I have "friended (?) another person prior to you.  Please enlighten me.  Thanks.

At 2:47pm on April 28, 2011, Jack Neulist said…

No worries. Easy to miss comments.


I THINK I heard about the mummy either on National Geographic Channel, or read about in in the magazine itself. Was a few years ago, now. But the tidbit about that pine resin stuck with me.

At 7:19pm on March 25, 2011, Jack Neulist said…

Karl, you seem to be up on your paleo-archeology. I'm having a brain fart. Didn't somebody find a mummy in Peru or Chile with resin from the south pacific used in the embalming process?

At 11:27pm on June 28, 2010, Carl M said…
It works great for keeping lid out of dirt or from burning table top. It folds and stores nicely in oven if you make it the right size. Lodge or Camp CHef make out of heavy rod so you could actually support cast iron without feet over coals or as a lid holder.
Do you do Renesaincce fairs? I saw one in MN one time.
At 7:43pm on May 12, 2010, Russel G. said…
Karl, welcome and thanks for joining Men of the Dutch Oven. I look forward to your contributions!
At 7:54am on May 11, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Karl. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you with us.

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Daril Bradley posted a discussion

A good Tailor in Pittsburgh

I am trying to "up" my style and wardrobe, by having what I already have fit me better by going to a tailor. Does anyone have or know a good, trustworthy tailor in the Pittsburgh area? Greatly appreciated.See More
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"I think its horrible. Every 16y old is running around with that hairstyle here."
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N. Vest replied to O'Neal's discussion Is this negligence?
"Nope, I know this isn't what you want to hear but truth is they are no liable for you car even if it is in their lot. Honestly I would be surprised if the cameras worked most places I've worked with big signs about the cameras count on the…"
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O'Neal posted a discussion

Is this negligence?

I've been working in a department store (Belk) inside of a mall for almost three years now. I've never had any security problems and I've always felt safe up until last Friday. I departed from school around 2:20 and I arrived at work at 2:40pm for my 3 o'clock shift. Belk employees have to park on the third floor of the parking deck which I've been doing. On this particular day, the deck was a bit fuller than usual due to the Easter weekend so I parked in the very back of the deck against the…See More
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Aaron F Kendrick replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"I can't remember if I have mentioned this before, but there is a book that lays the groundwork for such a question and it was by an author called Barry Fells.  He posited that there were many groups here in what we call the United States…"
4 hours ago

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