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“And yet -- no weapons, no matter how powerful, can help the West until it overcomes its loss of willpower. In a state of psychological weakness, weapons become a burden for the capitulating side. To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time and betrayal.”
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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

can’t stop the signal

I could have told you this was going to happen:

This playset has an interesting history. Originally the design was put up on the LEGO CUUSOO site with the possibility of becoming an actual LEGO branded product with a required 10,000 votes. After just a couple of months, in what must have been some sort of speed record, all votes were obtained and success seemed imminent. Much to the chagrin […]

photography cube

For Christmas, Better Half gave me this: 

It makes a lot more sense when removed from its case.  Also, it tends to be somewhat energetic about the whole “removing” thing: 

(The sides are held up by metal bands which are wrapped around themselves for packaging – if you do not expect it, it can be… interesting.  )

Which allows me to take photos like this: 

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internal inconsistency annoys me

Dear LEGO executives,

You suck.

Sincerely, Me.

Seriously. Explain to me exactly how the Firefly/Serenity ‘verse "contain[s] content that is not appropriate for our core target audience of children ages 6-11", but a movie franchise that features face-melting Nazis and cannibals who kidnap, brainwash, and enslave children and then eventually rip out their hearts does not? Or how about another universe where […]

two, please

Go here.

Press "Support".

DO IT. NOW.

(Courtesy of Merlin’s Musings.)

best wife ever

That is all.

yes

I want them.

All of them.

(Courtesy of Uncrate.)