I have a pretty kick ass collection of old vinyl and a beautiful new USB turntable to play them on. And now, thanks to some dead guy’s reckless kids and a half price sale at Goodwill, I’ve got about 60 more mint condition records to enjoy. If anyone needs me, I’ll be between the speakers, bathing in pure acoustic bliss…
“I went roller skating once at the Brooklyn Rollerdrome. It was awful, I was completely out of control. I couldn’t stop, I couldn’t turn, and I went slamming into this eight-foot tall black guy in a emerald green satin jump suit with matching skates. I said, ‘Oh, I’m terribly sorry. Could you help me?’ And he looked down at me with deeply stoned eyes and he said, ‘Little lady, let your mind go and your body will follow.'”
“I thought of something else Shakespeare said. He said, ‘Hey, life is pretty stupid, with lots of hubbub to keep you busy but really not amounting to much.’ Of course, I’m paraphrasing. ‘Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.'”
Patrick Wayne Swayze, August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009
In honor of Patrick Swayze, I think we all should have a Patrick Swayze Christmas.
There’s no easy way to draw attention to one’s own creations without sounding at least a little like a pompous ass, so instead of trying to avoid it I’m just gonna dive in headlong. HEY, EVERYBODY, LOOKY WHAT I MADE!!
Yep, it’s Lego Orthanc. Well, really I should call it Mega Orthanc, since easily 99% of this is made from the far-superior-for-castle-building Mega Bloks Dragon Wars bricks. To give you a sense of scale, I’ve got 10 foot ceilings, but it’s standing on an 18 inch tall table. I’d ballpark it to be in the seven to seven and a half foot range.
Sci-Fi Girl and I built this a couple of years ago and it’s been smashed up in a big Rubbermaid bin for a long time. I finally got it back together in something very much like its original form. The pics aren’t that great, so just look at them and then sprinkle on about 30% more awesomeness in your head. That’s what it looks like in real life. Sprinkles of awesomeness.
Click the pic for a closeup of the top. If you look really closely, you can see the tiny Gandalf trapped up there. Only don’t look too hard because I’m 100% lying. The only thing up there is dust.