There is nothing cooler to me than a dead cosmonaut action figure. Especially if he is resurrected to do evil or help fight evil. I just somehow feel for all the dead cosmonauts who were killed during the early days of the Space Race.
Once again the Toy Haven highlights this premium figure. I will never own him but he's beautiful to look at.
I am not proud to admit that some of the most fun I had teaching was doing the lessons about the Industrial Revolution - especially the ones involving child labor. I love reminding the students that if they lived back in those times that they would be crawling into dangerous machines to retrieve the fingers of the last kid who got caught in an automatic loom. Or the worse job which involved only the smallest children. They would sit in a hole in the mine wall with a candle to keep light for the other kids digging out coal.
I share these pictures with all you Hillbillies who think Unions and labor laws get in the way of pure unrestrained capitalism. If you know how many tiny hands around the world make the devices you and I couldn't live without, it would break your heart.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.