El Cazador (The Hunter)

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Take one freeway sign sponsorship spotted on the southbound freeway headed towards the Tijuana border, and one sign in the Tijuana Valley River Park prohibiting paintball games and bang, you get the inspiration for the AFA and its members.


Photo by Corey Lynn Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)


Photo by Bruce Fayman, Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0 US)

Nuge — it’s right there in the text, so no prizes for figuring out where this name came from. Ted Nugent is a famous and successful rock guitar god, who likes guns and shooting off his mouth.


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Glock forty-four vs. forty-five — Again, my research indicates there is no Glock forty-five, but I’m not an expert in guns. Nuge is. Nuge knows. Please don’t tell Nuge about this.

Breaker three-ninety — I have no idea what codes the Border Patrol uses for communication, but some radio enthusiast posted a table of government radio codes on the Internet. Breaker three-nine-oh supposedly means “On Duty” but feel free to email me or comment if you have better information.

I knew from the moment Rolly first entered my mind that he had to drive a Volvo. It’s just right for him at this point in his life. It’s the idea of safety, the symbolism, that’s important. On the functional side, he was able to pick one up cheap and he can fit his guitars and amps in rather easily.


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Bird Preserve — There really is a bird preserve at Border Field Park and Least Terns really do lay their eggs in the sand.

Least TernPhoto in public domain

Least Tern eggs in sandPhoto by Dominique Pineiro, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

Keep Out Sign
Keep Out Sign
Photos by Bruce Fayman, Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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