By far one of the niftiest things I've found on the Internet recently:
Here's the level where I got stuck on my first attempt:
15 December 2008
13 August 2008
See earlier installments:
Motorcycles Part I: Making Motorcycles
Motorcycles Part II: Making Motorcycles Out of Cutlery
And now Motorcycles Part III: Dancing with Motorcycles
As far as I can glean from Ye Olde Internet, this was a motorbike show performed by Italian policemen in 1953.
Posted by Hypercycloid at 10:40 AM
09 July 2008
07 July 2008
See here for our earlier installment.
Some of the best lately:
July 22 - July 29
The princess of fairy tale lore
Slept on peas ‘neath her bed, but no more.
Since discovering them there,
In her ears and her hair,
"Henceforth, only futons!" she swore.
21 Dec. 2007 – 15 Jan. 2008
On the twelfth day of Christmas, she said,
“Are there MORE days of Christmas ahead?
All those pipers and rings
That the holiday brings…
Make me just want to go back to bed.
21 March 2008 (my favorite)
It seems that I never do learn
Why despite all the money I earn
My savings keep dwindling.
I can just afford kindling
Which means I have money to burn.
Posted by Hypercycloid at 1:41 PM
18 June 2008
This stained glass piece took me five hours, from conception to completion. I am still practicing my soldering technique - some of the seams are practically perfect, but still some are lumpy. The clear glass was salvaged from an old ("antique") window frame. The design and title were inspired by one of the dot cartoons from Sesame Street, recently jogged in my memory after watching some old school Sesame Street on DVD.
Posted by Hypercycloid at 12:00 AM
28 May 2008
15 April 2008
Courtesy of my Dad, my favorite engineer:
Understanding Engineers - Part One
Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The second engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway."
Understanding Engineers - Part Two
To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Understanding Engineers - Part Three
A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.
The engineer fumed, "What's with those blokes? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the greens keeper. Let's have a word with him."
He said, "Hello, George! what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" The greens keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind fire fighters. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime."
The group fell silent for a moment.
The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."
The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do for them."
The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?
Posted by Hypercycloid at 9:33 PM
08 April 2008
There are several reasons why this piece is significant:
* it is the first piece I made completely in my own studio
* I assembled the first half of the piece while I was in labor
* the blue glass is all leftovers from repairing the stained glass skylight in my house
* some of the blue glass is new, and some is over one hundred years old! (It is a perfect match in color but not in texture.)
Extra credit to those who can deduce why it is called "Breaking the Rule of Five" Click on the photo for an enlarged version for closer examination.
Special thanks to Dan Gamaldi at Cradle of the Sun for his help with the frame!
Posted by Hypercycloid at 8:08 AM