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3 Responses to "Brockman Confidential"
December 8, 2005 at 04:42 PM
Brockman, I believe your blog readers will be interested in the holiday information in the media release below -- Both of my "Sneaky Uses" titles are on the Powells technical top ten list. Regards, Cy Tymony 12 Ways of Christmas Toy Reuses Science author reveals ways to turn broken or discarded toys into innovative devices LOS ANGELES, CA -- Science writer Cy Tymony reveals simple methods to reuse damaged or discarded Christmas toys. After Christmas tons of damaged toys and packaging materials inevitably find their way into our already overflowing waste dumps. It's tempting to discard seemingly useless items but if you do, you'll miss out on some great adaptation opportunities, as well as a chance to help the environment. How? Convert them into other useful items in a "sneaky" way. Cy Tymony, author of "Sneakier Uses for Everyday Things" (Andrews McMeel Publishing), explains how to recycle old toys and household items into practical devices. "With a little knowledge, simple and high-tech toys - even damaged ones - can be used for amazing and educational purposes," Tymony says. "It costs next to nothing to do, so it's almost a crime to send reusable items to landfills." Tymony gives his 12 sneaky reuses for common toys and household items in keeping with the "end-of-year list" season: Boomerangs fashioned from gift boxes Turning a screw in an AM/FM radio to receive aircraft signals Making racing cars, a PA system and a sneaky listening device all from tape recorders CDs or plastic plates and party balloons are turned into a hovercraft toy Radio Control car parts adapted to control other household devices. Micro-RC cars remade into wireless airplanes Verifying counterfeit currency and activating devices using toy magnets Motorized toy cars turned into robots and door openers Toy car motors become robots, door openers, a personal fan or a speaker A radio and calculator (or handheld video game) acts as a metal detec
December 8, 2005 at 02:20 PM
Ummm, and I see that I'm not the only one who was taken with Neil Gaiman's use of
December 8, 2005 at 01:23 PM
I certainly don't wish to split hairs with Mr. Schaub, but anyone who's actually read
can tell you that Craig Thompson, while most likely unable to shed his emo nature, definitely loses the Christian bit by the end. And if you need further proof, check out his un-Christian-like experiences with European ladies in
Carnet de Voyage
. I should have heeded Mom's warning about being thirty and writing about the Spider-Man movie on the Internet...
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