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September 19, 2009

Overnight Open Thread (Mætenloch)

Avast ye mateys and welcome to Saturday. Arhhhh!

Item #1: Build your own Mitsubishi Zero
This is a super detailed model from the DeAgostini model company. The gimmick is that only a few of the parts are released each week along with a magazine and you have to buy them at hobby and book shops. Each week's kit costs about $15 and it can take up to a year or more to finish it completely. Overall the kits are probably overpriced, but it's popular among a lot of hobbyists.

Also this brings back warm memories of my childhood. My father was really into model building and when I got old enough to not eat the pieces, he let me help out (kinda). Most of his models were incredibly intricate and may have been a weekly kits like this one. I remember many an evening sitting at the table with my dad trying to figure out what part to attack next with the smells of airplane glue and paints in the air. As a kid taking 6 months to build something and actually finishing it was an utterly amazing achievement. Good times, very good times. It's a shame these kind of activities seem to have faded away. I blame Al Gore.

Also the same company has a weekly series for model trains.


Item #2: The 6 Best British Comedies You Probably Haven't Seen
I usually enjoy British comedies, but sadly the only one of these that I've seen is Spaced which was great. Spaced is also I believe the first time Simon Pegg and Nick Frost ever worked together.

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