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Man Junk Drawer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sir Apr 14. 1 Reply

I am a terrible pack rat and junk addict.  One thing that I look for a sales and on Ebay is "Man Junk Drawers."  These tend to have lots of cool bling and sell for very, very little.  Common baubles…Continue

Dr Mike's Shaving Emporium

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Jun 4, 2015. 1 Reply

An friend of mine is opening and expanding a traditional shaving business that you all should be interested in:  …Continue

Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Helweg Sep 8, 2015. 42 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 Gentleman Engineer Jun 18, 2015. 34 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

 

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Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
Apr 27
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Man Junk Drawer

I am a terrible pack rat and junk addict.  One thing that I look for a sales and on Ebay is "Man Junk Drawers."  These tend to have lots of cool bling and sell for very, very little.  Common baubles in a man's junk drawer include: pocket watches (sometimes heirloom quality), too nice wrist watches, pocket knives, military medals & rank, cufflinks, tie tacks, foreign coins, tin soldiers, fraternal order regalia, fobs, tools, etc.... Quite the bargain.Then I thought about what I was really…See More
Apr 14
Karl Helweg replied to Ruas Onid's discussion Tie Bar Discussion - What's on Your Tie Today?
"I have not counted how many tie bars and tie tacks I have now.  My OCD kicked in enough to buy several lots/estate sales but not quite enough to count them all.  I have more tie tacks, mostly with the tiny button hole T-bar chains, than…"
Apr 14
Karl Helweg replied to Tyler M.'s discussion Small, Low-Cost Fishing Boat Recommendations
"If you were here I would be glad to show you a nice little 25' older Bayliner Saratoga with a trailer and lots of goodies for $6K.  Barter or partial barter not out of the question and I know one fellow who might want to buy the…"
Apr 6
Karl Helweg replied to Ben's discussion Shooting Competitions
"It is a blast and the other shooters are a great bunch of trouble makers to hang out with. Last moth one of our shooters sold his old kit: 2 Stoger .45LC Peacemaker clones, a Marlin .45 lever gun, and a 12 ga coach gun for a flat thousand. …"
Feb 11
Karl Helweg replied to Ruas Onid's discussion Tie Bar Discussion - What's on Your Tie Today?
"I have far too many tie bars but the one that I seem to keep wearing is: "
Feb 11
Karl Helweg replied to Ben's discussion Shooting Competitions
"I am not sure if it exactly what you are looking for now but as a long time member this 4 gun competition is a lot of fun:  http://sassnet.net/ Worst case, call your local posse up and they probably know about any other competitions in your…"
Feb 9
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
Jan 13
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
Jan 2
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
Dec 24, 2015
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
Dec 18, 2015
Karl Helweg replied to Jack Neulist's discussion Finding the "Old Ones": Who really settled North America first? in the group History Buffs
"A number of obsidian glass tools found in Alaskan sand dunes possibly dating back 12,000 years.  http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-12-11/mystery-glass-tool-kit-sand ;"
Dec 16, 2015
Karl Helweg replied to Eric Davis's discussion Conquering Phobias
"I beat my phobia by moving to a place where my phobia does not exist. One odd thing about curing phobias, phobias are like lumps in a waterbed in that when you push one down another tends to pop up somewhere else.  I have never heard a really…"
Nov 5, 2015
Karl Helweg replied to N Fan's discussion Disaster preparation kit
Nov 3, 2015
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Interests
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.
Books
"Yes" just about covers it. I used to own a book store.
Movies
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.
Music
Varies but I am enjoying Abney Park lately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPH1OoTobtk

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At 12:47pm on July 15, 2014, Liam Strain said…

And to complete the thought - Roma/Gypsy is an ethnicity, genetically, historically, and linguistically - not a lifestyle. 

If others wish to fight for a lifestyle - they can. My concern is with the treatment of those who share my ethnicity, but are not as lucky to be as American, white looking, and educated as I am...

 

At 12:43pm on July 15, 2014, Liam Strain said…

Correct - the persecution comes against the ethnicity. What is commonly associated with the Roma - the migratory/transient behavior is often not really by choice, but often a result of local pressures (law, persecution) and what work is available to those who are often prevented from assimilating (if they choose to) because of their ethnicity. E.g. we usually moved because we had to - not because we wanted to. 

At 9:42pm on July 14, 2014, Liam Strain said…

Hey there Karl - Roma rights is in short, human rights - but especially as they apply to the Roma minority worldwide. In many parts of Europe and Russia, we are under quite a lot of prejudice and outright discrimination, including separate schools, poor access to healthcare, limited access to running water or safe housing, as well as housing segregation, ghettos (including walls and armed guards) and race based killings and beatings. 

I work with others to try and improve things. 

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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