Yesterday I discovered cubeecraft, a site with lots and lots of templates for making your own figurines out of paper. No glue or tape is required. All you do is print an image, cut along the edges and fold it together. I made a Bender from Futurama in about 20-30 minutes, and it was really fun seeing it come together!
There are a lot of characters to choose from; most are from movies or games, but there are also political ones (see the Obama figurine in the gallery below)
Oh, do yourself a favor: If you want it to survive cleaning and moving around, use thicker paper. The 80 gram paper I used worked, but was definitely on the limp side.
BBC has added a neat collection of Bushism in their News section.
For those of you unaware of the term, Wikipedia states Bushism it as “…a neologism that refers to a number of peculiar words, phrases, pronunciations, malapropisms, and semantic or linguistic errors that have occurred in the public speaking of United States President George W. Bush…“.
So basically, stupid things said by Dubya, the misunderestimated president (as he said about himself).
Some of my favorites include:
“There’s an old saying in Tennessee – I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says, fool me once, shame on… shame on you. Fool me – you can’t get fooled again.” Nashville, Tennessee, 17 September, 2002
“You teach a child to read, and he or her will be able to pass a literacy test.”
Townsend, Tennessee, 21 February, 2001
“I understand small business growth. I was one.” New York Daily News, 19 February, 2000
“It’s clearly a budget. It’s got a lot of numbers in it.” Reuters, 5 May, 2000
“Will the highways on the internet become more few?”
Concord, New Hampshire, 29 January, 2000
“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
Saginaw, Michigan, 29 September, 2000
“I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.”
Bartlett, Tennessee, 18 August, 2000
“I’m the decider, and I decide what is best.”
Washington DC, 18 April, 2006
Really, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for not being complete idiots for the third time in a row when voting on who will lead you. Maybe now you can change tactics and not be a big bully to everyone around you anymore, but actually behave like in the propaganda you sell to yourself.