The Only Good Hog

Is a dead hog.  This sounder was rooting around 60 feet from my front porch.  Two or three sows and their piglets.  I walked up on the same or a similar one on the road yesterday, in the middle of the day.


Given the chance, I will kill every one of them.  By any means necessary.

I haven’t studied Warfarin enough to draw a conclusion, but I am highly predisposed to favor anything that kills these destructive pests.

It would be impossible to overstate my dislike of feral hogs.


A Happy Day for Mac Lovers

All of this Mac and Apple display news today made me so happy, I wondered if perhaps it was a belated April Fool’s Day prank.  Thankfully not.

Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro, with a modular design that can accommodate high-end CPUs and big honking hot-running GPUs, and which should make it easier for Apple to update with new components on a regular basis. They’re also working on Apple-branded pro displays to go with them.

I’m a devoted MacBook Pro user, but Apple’s commitment to Mac Pros, and the software that runs them, is fantastic news for all Mac users.  And I’ve long felt that the Mac Mini is an under appreciated gem, so I’m delighted it will remain in the lineup.

There are good times ahead for Apple.

Two Minute Movie Review: Uncertain (2017)

Uncertain (2017)

The other night, while looking at the new streaming releases on Rotten Tomatoes (a great source for something to watch), I came across a documentary called Uncertain. Here’s my one two-minute review.

Title: Uncertain
Directors: Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands

Genre: Documentary

Why I watched it:
It had really good reviews, and was 100% fresh.  Plus, I wanted to see how a town of 94 compares to the metropolis of Burton, TX, with a massive population of 300.

Interesting fact:
Uncertain got its name because the original surveyors were’s sure if it was in Texas or Louisiana.

I’ve watched some terrible movies lately.  I was due for a good one, and this was it.  Great character study of some interesting people living on the edge of Texas and the edge of society.  It’s sad, in a way, and hopeful in a way.  Like life.

Something I liked about it:
Mr. Ed, the hog with the horse’s head, though I support the killing of feral hogs, by any means necessary.  Wayne is an interesting dude, who seems remorseful about his past.  Henry reminds me of a number of men I knew growing up.  Zack’s theology and views on waffles are both spot-on.

Something I didn’t like about it:
That Salvinia, which is destroying Caddo Lake.  Duckweed is a pain in the ass in my ponds; I can’t imagine how hard it would be to deal with Salvinia in an entire lake.  40 square miles in 3 months!

Rating: ★★★★

Wally’s take:
He slept through it. Like a dummy.

Uncertain City Limits

Rotten Tomatoes