Heh. This is the kind of crap I grew up with...
Is it a treatise on language? On guns? History? On making do?
This piece by Dad is talk of the ilk which I grew up hearing.
And it's pretty damned good, actually. I like it, anyway.
Growing up with these tendancies can make it difficult to find like-minded friends, at times. :)
Tamara made the case the other day for the Internet being far more humanity-bearing than anyone cares to admit, in that it connects scads of like-minded people who might never meet another like them, otherwise.
I've met a few language/gun junkies in my non-Internet life, but I can name you a quick score of 'em off the top of my head, whom I met online.