“Justice Sotomayor, States may have grown accustomed to violating the rights of American citizens, but that does not bootstrap those violations into something that is constitutional.”
by Alan Gura




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

hava fundraiser and monderno

So by now, everyone should be aware that I am getting patches stitched up with the new “walls of the city” logo (as conceptualized by Oleg Volk) on them, but they are going to be the traditional fabric patches that have been around since… forever. 

mondernoawesomenessNot being folks satisfied with the status quo, however, the boys at Monderno went the high-speed-low-drag route, but in an awesome way: 

Yup, that is a patch, with the standard hook side of the hook-and-loop (known as “velcro” in the not-bound-by-copyright communities) backing, but rather than being run through an embroidery machine, it was manufactured out of PVC.  This is the first such patch I have handled myself, and I have to admit, I kind of understand why people go that route – the material is pliable and bendable, it has a very subdued appearance (as you can see, it did not reflect the flash, even though my scarred-and-banged-up Pelican case did), and you certainly do not have to worry about picking.  I am not sure if it offers a greater or lesser degree of detail than embroidery, but click on the image to see the big version, and look at the grey border around the helmet – it is maybe a millimeter thick on the patch. 

Anywise, I got mine courtesy of an exchange program with the proprietors of Monderno, but if you want one of your own, you can snag it hereor you can try to win it as part of the “Normal Apocalypse Preparation” Package in the Honored American Veterans Afield fundraiser I am running.  Of course, you can try for the latter and always do the former if that does not work…

And speaking of the fundraiser, today I would like to thank Sean Sorrentino for giving it some publicity and saying some things I wholeheartedly agree with but did not feel appropriately fit in with the fundraiser post itself… 

(Obligatory “Screw You” to the FTC:  Brandon at Monderno agreed to send me one of his patches in exchange for one of mine, and, as such, I paid for the bloody thing (or will once my patches come in) and can say whatever I want about it.  Shove off.) 

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