Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Psst! Want some glue?
When I was a mere child, a lad of 11 short years on this planet, I took up a hobby. That hobby was model building. Plastic pieces, instructions, glue, and paint. `49 Fords, `32 Deuce Coupes, `56 and `57 Chevies, Spitfires, P51 Mustangs, Sherman Tanks, and anything else that came in a kit.
I told myself it wasn't the euphoric feeling the glue provided. And it wasn't. The kits were relatively cheap, no more than $2.50, and they provided hours and hours of enjoyment and presumed accomplishment. My best friend at the time also indulged in this hobby and we'd compete against each other for most outrageous paint job on the cars or more true to life of the military machine.
We'd sometimes modify the model cars; changing the stodgy looking `60 Lincoln convertible into some kind of hot rod with an air scoop on the hood, "lake pipe" exhausts, flames painted on the sides. These sometimes got a little bizarre. Especially when you mounted a tank turret on a `40 Ford Coupe roof.
Yes, we had some warped imaginations.
Why do I bring this up? Well, because a friend of mine sent me this link to a slide show...