How To Offend a Teenage Girl Geek

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Even though my kids are in their teens now, they still like Lego. Heck, I still like Lego. My son and daughter each still get a copy of the free Lego magazine in the mail. Well, the current issues provoked an indignant response from my 14-year-old daughter. Let’s take a look: On the left, you see a [Read More...]

Finding That Safe Place in the Imagination, With General Urko and Dinosaurs

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On Monday, Kyle Cupp asked his Mindless Monday Question: What toys from your childhood do you most wish you had with you today? Elizabeth Scalia replied with Answering Kyle Cupp With A Plastic Trumpet and a Scream. I’m  answering with this: If you recognize this as General Urko from Planet of the Apes, then you are probably [Read More...]

Little Kids Just LOVE “Call of Duty”!

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And, as if on cue, Activision once again shows its utter tone deafness by releasing children’s toys based on Call of Duty. The sets feature locations, figures, weapons, and vehicles from the games, which should not be played by anyone under age 17. These aren’t collectible action figures, which might be said to have an adult [Read More...]

Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ of Awesomeness

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This is the Lego Star Wars Organ by Builders of Sounds: You turn it with a handle, and as the various figures pass under these hammers, they make music. Here’s how the team did it: “We took the iconic Star Wars Main Theme, rearranged it and translated it into a matrix – the constrution blueprint [Read More...]