Archive for Lego

Check Out These Browser Tabs I Have Open

Posted in Stuff I think is cool with tags , , , , , on April 14, 2012 by bradellison

As proud Americans with an interest in supporting our nation’s struggling economy, as well as member of the human race with a modicum of interest in workers being treated fairly, I say it behooves us all to buy American-made goods put together with union labor whenever possible.  This blog is a nascent effort to make that easier for us.

Speaking of the desolation of America’s manufacturing economy, Detroit sure has turned into a hellhole, hasn’t it?  Hauntingly beautiful, though, like the ruins Rome left behind when her empire crumbled.

2001 is one of the best SF films of all time.  Lego’s one of the best toys of all time.  Aw, yeah, it’s chocolate and peanut butter all over again.  Check out the EVA Pod, Leonov, and Dawn of Man diorama as well.

Not only is this quality satire, it combines two of the great loves of my adolescence: Mark Twain and robots.  Here’s R-word Jim to play us out!

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Things I’ve been looking at lately

Posted in Comics, Religion, Stuff I think is cool with tags , , , , , , , , , on August 30, 2009 by bradellison

I habitually leave a lot of browser tabs open non-stop, closing them only when I’m quite finished with that page.  This leads to a lot of build-up, an accumulation of Firefox clutter.  So I’m doing some cleaning, and along the way I figured I’d share some highlights with you, the possibly tens of readers who follow this blog.

Roger Ebert, the dominant film reviewer on the planet, discusses something deeply personal.  Alcoholics Anonymous gets criticized both by people who don’t like the notion of God, and those who don’t like like the notion of expanding God to include just about anything.  Ebert, who doesn’t believe in God but does believe in AA, offers an interesting perspective on this.  My main thought: I suspect the religion of the early Church may have had a lot more in common with what goes on among those desperate and hurting people in the church basement that with what we do in the sanctuary on Sunday mornings.

And now for something completely different:

What if Judith Martin were thoroughly goth?

It might look something like the Lady of the Manners, which is pretty awesome.

Mike Stimpson specializes in recreating iconic photographs in Lego form.

Shawn was nice enough to comment on my blog, so I guess I might as well get around to plugging his webcomic, Clockworks.  Steampunk!  Action!  Intrigue!  Magic!  Trenchcoats!  Goggles!  Punches to the face!  It’s good stuff.

A new way to play with Legos

Posted in Stuff I think is cool with tags , , on March 3, 2009 by bradellison

Stop-motion animation has been put to a novel new use: the video game.