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Make your own 3D paper figurines

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.

A few samples:

Lots more can be found on cubeecraft.com.

Another site with similar paper figurine templates is Toy-A-Day. A bit flatter, but also with a big selection.


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

And a few that didn’t make it to BBC’s page but is included on the Wikipedia page on Bushism:

  • “I know how hard it is for you to put food on your family.”
    Greater Nashua, N.H., Jan. 27, 2000

  • “Before I arrived in President, During I arrived in President”
    December 1,2008

    And finally:

  • “Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
    Washington, D.C., Aug. 5, 2004

Ah, well. In 12 days it’s finally over.