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Back To The Classics

The stick has been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. It's got to be one of the world's oldest toys. There are very few things that encourage and nourish the imagination to the same degree.

I don't know if I've told this story before (now that this blog is seven years old last month, I'm bound to start repeating), but when I was a kid, my grandfather had a couple toys that he made. They consisted of a length of quarter-inch steel barstock, with one end bent into a handle, and the other bent sideways into a short axle, on which he put a kid's wagon wheel. We had a blast pushing them around, and me and my cousins used to fight over who got to play with them.

[Evening update]

I should note that, while sticks make great toys, we shouldn't allow NASA to play with them, if it's going to cost billions of dollars and set the program back for years.


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memomachine wrote:


Big cardboard box + child = fun

Big cardboard box + child + cat = super fun with blood

Wickedpinto wrote:

There was a law and order SVU episode, when fin said to munch,
"You see that?"
"A box."
"Weren't you ever a kid? Thats a Fort!"

Simple little observations like that make L&O in all it's formulations awesome.

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