WMD – Oct 16 – K9 Kilted Cop follow up

WMD Oct 16

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 16, 2017!   As you may have noticed, I have updated the title some.  I realized that after posting for a while, it got tricky to know what the post was about.  So hopefully this new method will help people to know what is going on.  I may go back and fix the old one, but I doubt it.

Wow, it looks like I am finally back on track!  Feels good.

TKS Store

Yes, I am still pimping this, and probably will for a while.  No pressure.  We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Kilt bet goes high dollar

A few posts back, I posted the news article about the New Richmond WI Police chief making a bet that if they raised the $50,000 for their K-9 unit, he would wear a kilt.

Well I have followed up on this.  Great News!  They made their goal.  So, I have spoken with the department’s POC (Point of Contact), Lt. Koehler, and this is what she informed me:

Have you made your goal yet?
Yes, we met our goal in July

Are you still taking donations?
Yes, we are still building the program so that it is a success for many years to come.

Where can someone donate?
The New Richmond Area Community Foundation is accepting the donations on behalf of the department. (see below)

Has the chief worn his kilt?
Yes, he wore the kilt as promised for one week of work and a special event, which was our parade for Fun Fest our local festival.

What type of kilt is it?
He wore a stone colored 5.11 Tactical kilt

What did the chief think of being in a kilt for a week?  Does he plan to continue to wear the kilt?
I think that he enjoyed wearing it.  It was hot that week which he appreciated having the kilt to stay cooler. I think that he plans to wear it again, perhaps there will be a new bet that will get him back into it!

Has the chief been converted to a “kiltie”?
He is wearing regular uniform pants, but I think that he would wear it for special occasions in the future.

The K9 will arrive in Jan/Feb of 2018 and the handler is excited to be going to training with him in March of 2018.  The bet that the chief made, helped to promote the K9 and after he wore the kilt we received additional donations

The Department will continue to take donations to help keep funding the program.  Donations can be made by contacting the New Richmond WI Police Dept at (715) 246-6667 or online at http://nracfoundation.com/make-a-gift/, please put “NRPD K-9 Fund” in the memo.

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Stupid SEO

Every post I do has this little SEO (Search Engine Optimization) rating.  Supposed to make the webpage better.  Well you have seen me complain about it before and every one of these posts that little SEO light complains that there isn’t a picture in the post.  Well fine!  Here’s a chicken!

Chicken
Chicken

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WMD – Week of Oct 9

WMD Oct 9

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Oct 9, 2017!  This week we have another VERY informative article by Rev Hernandez, and just some general comments.  Don’t want to overload you too much.

Apologies

My sincere heartfelt apologies for missing last week (Oct 2).  Early in the morning of Sunday, my wife’s grandfather passed away.  Coming in so quick, we rushed to the family so she could be with them.  Thank you for your understanding.

TKS Store

Yes, i am still pimping this.  Why not.  We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Thoughts on fashion

You know, it’s always the ladies who have a lot to say when it comes to our clothing choices. It struck me long ago that a man might dress like a slob, or refuse to change clothes, but it is the woman who forced him into the interminable jeans and sports shirt in the first place. The woman will screech bloody murder any time an expensive man’s garment is being considering for purchase.  The woman will cast all the aspersions, if any, on the glorious kilt.

One of my brothers used to spend his decades dressed like a farmer. He learned from his first father-in-law. It was rugged jeans, square-toe boots and flannel shirts for him. Then he met a woman after his divorce. In three months she had him dressing the way he swore to Almighty God he’d never dress: childishly striped short sleeve shirts and shorts. The first time I saw him I couldn’t quit laughing. He looked like Linus from The Peanuts and only needed his security blanket (which function I guess was served by his wife).

My wife used to raise a ruckus like that every time my talk turned to kilts– but at least she was all for it, once she saw me in one. Best of all, in her mind, was the relatively low price. God bless her, she tried early with me, first steering me to the teens’ department when I was in my early 30’s. It never worked: I’ve always dressed the way I want to dress.

I wonder why this happens. Men wore dresses, kilts, blouses and high heels for centuries before women did it. During those long gone millennia, women only wrapped themselves in bolts of cloth. It was the guys who enjoyed tailored clothes, which have since been hogged by women. They left modern man with pants and tee shirts. So I’m touched whenever a lady says she loves her man in a kilt, because usually they only love Mel Gibson in a kilt. Progress, what price?

So you men lucky enough to have the spouse by your side, be grateful. Not only is there someone who understands you better than your mom, she won’t yell at you half as much. She’s probably into it, helping you with a style or a tartan, helping you find a better deal or a trustworthy kilt maker. She might even be trusted to obtain your kilt hose. Lucky you.

For the rest, it’s suit up for battle and kilt on!

Rev E.A. Hernadez

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WMD – Week of Sept 25

WMD Sept 25

Welcome kiddos to the next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!!  The week of Sept 25, 2017!  This week we have another VERY informative article by Rev Hernandez, and just some general comments.  Don’t want to overload you too much.

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Words about proper kilt attire

This week we have another AWESOMELY written article by fellow TKS member Rev. E.A. Hernandez

Kilted men and dreamers alike can get lost in the primary details of good kilt style and fit.  It’s painfully obvious that the average man cannot measure himself, because most average men can barely dress themselves, and we all know that a good kilt is the measure of the man. Assuming your spouse won’t murder you for even thinking about a kilt, in which case; let’s address those FAQs that are never answered.

I’ve seen a few ridiculous techniques for establishing kilt length. A trade standard is 22.5″, normally rendered at 23″- but the kilt has to be longer in the back, so live with it. A good kilt maker knows how to avoid the “dope slope”, which is the peacock tail effect that happens when you move in a too-short kilt. Think of it backwardly: would you like a kilt popping up in front all the time?  Heaven forefend! There’s no such thing as a rear kilt pin….

Your waist is where your belly button is- don’t argue. You know it’s true but instead you use your hips as a measurement because they’ll be close to what they measured in high school. But your hips are not your waist, and a kilt is worn at the waist. Kilts are not pants, and we all seem to forget that only when it comes to measurements.  Try to think of a cone-shaped “skirt” encircling a cylindrical pillar; that’s approximately what a kilted man is. (Usually it’s a fat pillar.)

Do you want that to look graceful, manly and well kilted? Then get your measurements right. Ask a kilt maker to help. Con him into thinking you belong to a big American kilted fraternity and that you’re THINKING of buying your kilts from him. It sounds devious, I know. Needs must, men, needs must! By the way, as to tartan, choose what you damn well please. There are no rules as long as you’re not infringing a copyright.

A “utility” kilt is far better than a woolly mammoth tartan kilt, as far as I’m concerned. A utility kilt is so beautifully like a pair of jeans around the waist, washes and dries easily, and I doubt anyone would dare to criticize if you wear one formally. I know a lot of ministers who wear black utility kilts all the time. I think a part of the allure is the lack of tartan- no dreaded justifications and no prodding about which Clan tartan you’re wearing. Just blissful black.

Next time, possibly, I’ll tell you all about kilt hose. Then again, if you imagine ladies half-hose in dreadful thick wool, you know what kilt hose really are. In fact, just get cotton knee-highs.

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WMD – Week of Sept 18

WMD Sept 18

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of Sept 18, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

A quick update

These last couple of weeks have been a little crazy.  Wild fires, hurricanes, flooding, and even wild zoo animals free on the interstate.  Yes, there was a tiger loose in Atlanta.  So which ever one of you is sitting there playing Jumanji at home, wrap it up!!!!

But in all seriousness, these last couple of weeks have been a trying time.  We remember Houston, Texas, South Florida, The western states being hit by wild fires, and our nation as a whole as we passed the 16th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks.

But as we do, we survive and thrive.  This is a chance for everyone to come together for the betterment of all.  We at the TKS ask each of our members to support our fellow familes as you can, be that monetarily, spiritually, or even just lending a hand to help clean up or be a shoulder to rest on.

We wish everyone affected a quick recovery and our best wishes.  Be safe.

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WMD – Week of Sept 10

WMD – Sept 10

Week of Sept 10

I apologize for not getting this post out earlier.  Due to Hurricane Irma, we were watching the weather and making sure everyone was safe.

To all those in the path of Irma, we at the TKS hope you are safe and your family made it through the storm.

We will be back to normal next week.

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WMD – Week of Sept 4

WMD Sept 4

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of Sept 4, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Article from TKS member – Rev. E.A. Hernandez

Brothers, it might interest you to know that the first known verifiable kilts were worn by Buddhists. It was during the early years of the Buddha’s travels and teaching. The kilt was part of the religious habit and was worn at ankle-length. I’ve never worn one, because only a few Orders still wear them. But it always amused me that the common habit was for them to hike them up to modern kilt-level.

It seems that I truly came early and late to the kilt. I was raised around certain kilt-wearing gentlemen, but my father was unnerved by it. Only later did he consider it, and only then reject it. He was a proud man and he didn’t feel like cashing in on my mother’s tiny percentage of Scots blood. I continued admiring from afar.  The trouble is we didn’t see kilts nearly as often as we saw dinosaur movies. The kilt got forgotten.

Decades ago, I became friendly with a young chap who had re-engineered the kilt. He made his prototype out of some old trousers, I believe, and made all sorts of changes. He established a way for American men to have a practical, easy wear, easy care kilt, and you know them as utility kilts. All that got me thinking. Before I knew it, he had sent me a brown kilt. Particles of joy went through my head. Although tartan was overly common at home, since mother suffered from Tartanitis, there were no kilts.

Still, I was hooked. Being poor, and a priest, kept me away from almost every other Highland accoutrement. I only recently bought a very plain “day wear” sporran, but I once had a nice collection of skean dubh. My first kilt and every knife I owned went to my baby brother. Illness had hit hard, and I had to rethink my wardrobe. The Twisted Kilt Society came to my attention! And it had its own tartan! First, I had to get in the swing of things. I ordered a custom, handmade kilt from a friend. Success!

Kilts are a joy and a marvel. The TKS has made it easy and affordable to have several. In the recent order, two have my name on them. It will be the first time I wear the TKS Tartan, and I’m happier than I’ve been in many a moon. If you have a story, or if you have the desire along with doubts and a lack of dollars, I’ve written this so that you might take heart. Take the plunge. Keep taking it. A kilt is happiness, and we need that more than ever.

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Upcoming events

Ok, so not “upcoming” anymore, and when this posts I will be driving back, bit DragonCON is over.  The Kilt blowing went on, and hopefully I will get a link soon to be able to share.

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WMD – Week of Aug 28

WMD August 28

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of August 28, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Kilts in the news

Now normally, I’m not a huge fan of some world record break.  Usually because they qualify it to death to ensure that it would take a miracle to reproduce.  You know, like most people to sit under the tree at the corner of Main and Elm in Hoboken while raining during a solar eclipse.  But this one I have to support.  Why?  Kilted.  Enough said.

So, Aberdeen-based athletes John Roach and Jim Tole will go head-to- head in an attempt to set a new world record for the fastest half marathon time wearing a kilt.  Now, by the time this gets posted, we should have the results.  But Guinness can take up to 12 weeks to verify.  So it may be a bit.  But good luck to them.

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Upcoming events

IT IS TIME!!!! DRAGONCON!!!  The annual gathering of geeks, nerds, kilties, yahoos, and everyone else.  I hope you are excited!  Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta Georgia!  Gather your kilts and come join the fun.  And be careful of the lady with the leaf blower.  You think I’m kidding.

Hopefully we will have some pics afterwards to share on the FB page and/or group.  Just depends on how much we remember.

Now, if you are headed to DragonCON, and want to participate in the infamous kilt blowing, you need to head here and sign the model release.  Plus you can find out all you need to about the blowing.

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WMD – Week of August 21

WMD August 21

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of August 21, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

We have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Kilts in the news

Got to love when kilts get good news coverage.  A story from the Fife Today (yes, I know many of you are thinking Barney, but not that Fife).  Jock McInnes has been climbing mountains in his Black Watch kilt.  Now this isn’t a big deal.  Fellow TKS member Joseph wears his kilt hiking the Appalachian trail all the time.  But this guy adds a twist.  He raises money for charity.  To date, over £1.5 million ($1,928,925.00 US Dollar, yes that is almost 2 million).

He has a very interesting story about what drives him and his very special rituals as he climbs.  I’ll let the author and Jock tell you about them, but check it out for a very inspiring read.

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Upcoming events

Yeah, I’m still pimpin’ this.  It is a big one for kilties!  We are nearing our annual trek to DRAGONCON!!!  The annual gathering of geeks, nerds, kilties, yahoos, and everyone else.  I hope you are excited!  Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta Georgia!  Gather your kilts and come join the fun.  And be careful of the lady with the leaf blower.  You think I’m kidding.

Now, if you are headed to DragonCON, and want to participate in the infamous kilt blowing, you need to head here and sign the model release.  Plus you can find out all you need to about the blowing.

 

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WMD – Week of August 14

WMD August 14

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of August 14, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

TKS Store

While the TKS kilt sale is not here anymore, we do have an online store.  You can see it here.

But we have started another store for just general stuff.  We have shirts, phone cases, all sorts of other items to choose from.  Go check it out.  It is  at https://shop.spreadshirt.com/TwistedKiltSociety/

Kilts in the news

Got to love when kilts get good news coverage.  A story from Pittsburgh shares a tale about Richard  Greenberg.  This is a guy who needs to be in the TKS.  It started by seeing a guy in a kilt in Radio Shack one day, and after that he was hooked.  I love his quote in the article, “Why kilts? ‘The only answer I have is because I can’.” Head on over to read the full article.  And if you happen to know this guy, invite him to join the TKS.

If you happen to come across any kilties in the news, share the link with us via our contact us page!

Upcoming events

Yeah, I’m still pimpin’ this.  It is a big one for kilties!  We are nearing our annual trek to DRAGONCON!!!  The annual gathering of geeks, nerds, kilties, yahoos, and everyone else.  I hope you are excited!  Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta Georgia!  Gather your kilts and come join the fun.  And be careful of the lady with the leaf blower.  You think I’m kidding.

Now, if you are headed to DragonCON, and want to participate in the infamous kilt blowing, you need to head here and sign the model release.  Plus you can find out all you need to about the blowing.

 

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WMD – Week of August 7

WMD August 7

The next Mind blowing installment of THE WEEKLY MIND DUMP!!!! (insert techno-ey reverb and echo)  The week of August 7, 2017!  So what wild and imaginative stuff do we have this week?

Kilt Sale

Well, the kilt sale is over.  Enough on that topic.  No more posts about it till we do it next year.  Thank you to everyone who ordered.  We will keep everyone updated as the process moves forward.  Heads up, this can take a few months, since the material is special order.

Kilts in the news

Got to love when kilts get good news coverage.  A story from Pittsburgh shares a tale about Richard  Greenberg.  This is a guy who needs to be in the TKS.  It started by seeing a guy in a kilt in Radio Shack one day, and after that he was hooked.  I love his quote in the article, “Why kilts? ‘The only answer I have is because I can’.” Head on over to read the full article.  And if you happen to know this guy, invite him to join the TKS.

If you happen to come across any kilties in the news, share the link with us via our contact us page!

Upcoming events

Yeah, I’m still pimpin’ this.  It is a big one for kilties!  We are nearing our annual trek to DRAGONCON!!!  The annual gathering of geeks, nerds, kilties, yahoos, and everyone else.  I hope you are excited!  Labor Day Weekend in Atlanta Georgia!  Gather your kilts and come join the fun.  And be careful of the lady with the leaf blower.  You think I’m kidding.

Now, if you are headed to DragonCON, and want to participate in the infamous kilt blowing, you need to head here and sign the model release.  Plus you can find out all you need to about the blowing.

 

If you have any great news to share, head over to our contact us page and let us know!

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