I went to The Gym this morning for the first time in ages, so I was exposed to and can report on the Morning News Programs.
The TV most directly in front of me, tuned to that peacock network, had a long in-depth story about how beautiful Miss Alabama 2012, who is also the girlfriend of some football player or something, is, and how some sports reporter thought she was beautiful; it featured extensive footage of her being beautiful and an exclusive interview with her about how beautiful she is.
This was followed by breaking YouTube footage of a fat guy falling down alot trying to do yoga.
To the left of that TV was one tuned to that Eye of Sauron network, with a hard-hitting report about how cute and cuddly giant pandas are.
And over to the right, beyond a few TVs with just people talking and car commercials, on a network whose totem I didn’t catch, was a supermodel explaining that one should not “sweat the number on the scale”, but should apply argan oil directly to the hair, face, and body.
(Presumably it’s also good, for this purpose, to be in a job where one can spend upwards of forty hours a week on making oneself look hawt.)
But that is just TV.
The real news is that, in the back of the Lego store, past all of the boxed Lego sets designed to let you build something that someone else thought of, there is a big wall of bins where you can make your own Lego set a la carte, in a little plastic tub!
A mere US$7.99; a bargain at half the price! (The larger tub, not shown here, is like US$14.99 or something.)
Here are the parts I chose:
Yes, a bit vehicle-oriented, but sometimes one must choose.
And the first experimental result:
I have them at work now, for when my brain needs to flow in different channels for awhile… :)