Category Archives: toys

accessible if emo art makes a perfect gift: youth apathy

also found on Notcot. Subzero is less than life. to quote the packaging of this mantlepiece masterpiece:

subzero came from a look at the psychology of populations. and well, myself….seemingly conscious, educated and caring, but completely paralyzed by the understanding of a lawless administration, various nations at war, a planet reaching boiling point, and it all seems out of control. Subzero does nothing; Less Than Nothing. He is depressed from his incapacity to affect anything. In the end it’s a call to arms really but for now he remains motionless, frustrated, mad, and simply bummed out.”

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on expensive toys

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i came across this review of the new cool AI dinosaur toy, the Pleo, on Notcot today. i found it rather funny because i used to own a roboraptor. it was a rad toy, but you need to control it, or it would bash around banging its head against the furniture and shrieking menacingly whenever something around it moved. i remain loyal to the roboraptor despite its innate violence and digruntled nature – it was modelled after a raptor after all. but this sounds pretty cool.

below is an old pic my roboraptor’s first christmas.

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Brian McCarty, toy photographer

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found at NotCot.

dear sony

please make it so that i can download the songs i choose to sing on singstar. please make the songs cheap, and also please make it compatible with your PS2 console because the PS3 one is just way too expensive, plus i have already bought Nintendo Wii and i just don’t have it in me to buy another one.

thanks, Alex

got a new vehicle. thanks toyota.

and it’s a yaris! and it’s black, and i had that anti smash-and-grab film put on the windows it so it’s also quite gangster. which i quite like. anyhow nobody told me buying insurance was as painful as it was. standard bank originally quoted me R700 odd, and then told me flat out i wouldn’t get a better rate. so i called first for women, and they offered me R426 monthly premium, which is a lot better. then i went to dial direct who gave me the best rate, R416 a month with a R1 575 excess.

note that none of them told me i could bring my excess down by adjusting my monthly premiums, which is quite dodge, i think. it was sitting at R2 500 before i asked about it. all’s well that ends well and dialdirect got my business. i quite like the fact that most insurance comes with perks, like free roadside assistance etc etc. i didn’t know that they did.

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so, i got my black Yaris T3+ on Friday. it’s a great little car but it feels enormous inside. very bubble and safe-feeling. and you also sit quite high on the road, which i enjoy. and i like anything that wins rafety rating contests. i also like pretty things and do believe it’s the nicest looking of that category hatch at the moment.

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