Tuesday, September 2, 2014


"I felt a great disturbance in the Snark, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened."

Mistress of Snark (Tamara Keel)
It has: Tamara Keel, The Tam of the View From the Porch, has quit blogging.   

Apologies to George Lucas


  1. I, for one, am really sad to read this. I only learned of Tam recently (comments on another Blog), and was working my way through her archives. She was also the reason that I know of this Blog. She is thoroughly entertaining, and I learned a fair amount about some older firearms. Her Blog will be sorely missed.

  2. I'm going to miss The Tam's gimlet-eyed insight, boundless experience, love for truly odd firearms, incredibly calorie-rich lunches, and, of course, her weapons-grade snark. It's a shame, but I fear the world is now safer for fools.

    Her blog mentioned this one? I'm truly humbled -- and now uncomfortably aware that we're inside the blast radius. ;^)'