Boots on the Ground: Valhalla

On Saturday 10-21-17 through Tuesday 10-24-17, I fulfilled a major goal and visited Minneapolis to see a Vikings game and to just as importantly see the new US Bank Stadium. Holy fucking shit kids. This stadium is incredible. Some of the reasons for choosing this weekend was; it was right around my

Your Official DFO-CON 2017 Announcement Post

AFTERNOON - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - NONDESCRIPT OFFICE BUILDING INTERIOR [An extremely pale but handsome young man sits at his desk, trying to do anything but work. Sensing a presence behind him, he minimizes his open window to a complicated looking spreadsheet and turns around.] Low Commander: Yeah, so, that'll be done in-- Oh,

Surf…

ballsofsteelandfury and I are gonna talk about surfing a little bit and hopefully some of the rest of you whom I know to be surfers will join in in the comments. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3h9p_c5-M - tWBS:  The first time I surfed I was probably about eight years old.  Or maybe nine.  Maybe even ten.  Hell,

La Madre Patria

The title translates into English literally as "The Mother Country" or colloquially as "The Motherland".  This name for Spain is commonly used in Latin America.  The relationship between Latin American countries and Spain is....complicated. In Spanish, the phrase "Qué padre!" is roughly translated as "Cool!" or "Awesome!".  In contrast, the phrase