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“The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step - in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come - is to teach men to shoot!”
by Theodore Roosevelt

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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 of supporters everywhere, the […]

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: 

Now I […]

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 millions (billions?) of sentient creatures die and a world gets […]

two, please

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DO IT. NOW.

(Courtesy of Merlin’s Musings.)

best wife ever

That is all.

yes

I want them.

All of them.

(Courtesy of Uncrate.)