The More You Use This Memo Pad, More Architectural Sculptures Are Revealed…

Japanese company Triad created this unique set of memo pads, called Omoshiro Blocks (or “fun blocks”), which slowly reveals an architectural sculpture as you remove each page from the pad. It’s almost like you’re excavating a historical structure while making daily reminders to yourself! SCORE! Thanks to the precision of laser-cutting, these Omoshiro Blocks let it users make notes on over 100 appealing sheets of colored paper, while at the same time unveil amazingly detailed 3D architectural treasures distinctive to each note pad.  The pads contain tiny paper replicas of historic sites, ranging from the Tokyo Tower, to Sensō-ji, to the Buddhist Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, and more. Continue reading “The More You Use This Memo Pad, More Architectural Sculptures Are Revealed…”

LEGO – Geek Me Five #8

In this episode of Geek Me Five, host Montez McCrary will be discussing the legendary member of the Toy Hall of Fame, LEGO, in FIVE, GEEKY, yet easy-to-follow, points. Continue reading “LEGO – Geek Me Five #8”

Relive Childhood Memories with these Architectural Playhouses

Ok, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. It was the first work or architecture that I truly fell in love with when I started studying architecture in my sophomore year of high school — waaaaay back in 2000; man what a year. Well, if only when I was 5 years old — waaaaay back in 1990; what what a year THAT was — when I decided to seriously thought about studying architecture…said NOT ME at the age of 5! Anyway, this is NOT the Farnsworth House; it is “Illinois House” model from SmartPlayhouses, and these things are prime in giving younger children an appreciation of architecture early on.   Continue reading “Relive Childhood Memories with these Architectural Playhouses”

Chris Jericho: Fun Facts About the Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rolla

Wow, Chris Jericho is…the…MAN!  I’ve already gushed about Y2J in a post regarding why he was always welcome in the WWE, but for those who are unfamiliar was to why the Man of the Millennium is so awesome, Daine Pavloski of the Bleacher Report complied a list of fun, little factoids of the Man of 1,004 Holds himself.  Ever since debuting in October of 1990 in independent wrestling shows in Canada, Jericho has wrestled in various countries, took the ECW, WCW and WWE by storm, and competed in matches with — and beaten — some of the best professional wrestlers to ever step foot in the squared circle.  This list may even make you become a BIGGER fan of the Brewer of Jerichohol.   Continue reading “Chris Jericho: Fun Facts About the Ayatollah of Rock-N-Rolla”

Lonnie Johnson – Engineer, Inventor, Father of the SUPER SOAKER!

While I could say a joke about the irony of a black man becoming wealthy but inventing a new gun – you’re welcome, internet – I’m taking the high road; or at least into a territory of fun, childhood memories…like THE SUPER SOAKER!! The best water gun from the 90’s was invented by American engineer Lonnie George Johnson, and the Super Soaker became the top-selling toy in the United States in the early 1990’s.   Continue reading “Lonnie Johnson – Engineer, Inventor, Father of the SUPER SOAKER!”

My 27th Year Celebrated Today

How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog?  In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes).  I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made.   I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:


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Mega Man 3 > Mega Man 2. Deal With It!

I sent a tweet (on Twitter; of course….) when I first read this story on a few months ago.  Colin Moriarty, an editor, wrote a story about a discussion he had about why he considers Mega Man 3 to be a better game than Mega Man 2, which is widely regarded as the best classic Mega Man game in the series.
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