Monday, April 23, 2007

"Six-legged Hotel California"

It’s been absolutely insane last couple of weeks. In and out of the office. Working till 3am in the morning in an office with no air-con is not a joke.

Anyway here I am at my 100th post and fer-the-luv-of-gawd I don’t have any thing special to write bout. Well, I did manage to finally do that labels thing after entry, to categorize each post. Look below each post! * Whew * that actually took a while to go back all 100 entries.

Need to catch up with the gaming buddies, some of them actually bought the new WOW TCG expansion set released last week. I thought they gave up on that. I bought a box and a whole bunch of boosters too. But the guys already finished their trading without me so hopefully I’ll be looking for other groups to trade my cards with. OK, at this point, I’m willing to bet my entire comic book collection that no one here knows what I’m talking about. Haha!

Check this out. Saw it at Toys R US and the line just blew me away! It’s called the Modern Insect Hotel, where little boys (now I know it might sound sexist but come on, let’s not kid ourselves) catch and throw bugs in there to (let’s be honest again) torture them. It’s like the freakin’ Bates Motel for bugs or six-legged Hotel California! Are the insects that check-in ever meant to check-out alive in the first place?! Calling it a ‘Modern Hotel’ is hilarious. I wish I had this when I was growing up. All I had as a kid was the freezer where I would freeze the bugs and then unfreeze them later to see if they live.

Damn, now I feel like getting one for my office desk…


B said...

Sounds like you have been working pretty hard, Cavalock. I hope you get a break soon! Well, I obviously do NOT win the comic book collection, as I do NOT have the faintest idea of what the gaming/trade deal is that you are describing. But that shouldn't surprise you!

Haha. I like the bug hotel and your commentary on it was even better!

imp said...

okayyy...if u bet with me, ur comic book collection is so safe till the dust on their covers won't move a millimetre.

Richard said...

My mother was never keen on me sticking bugs (in jars) in the fridge and freezer.

I noticed that if you freeze them, they die. However, it was possible to get them really, really close to freezing by chilling them between two blocks of ice. Then watch them slowly revive. Ants seemed more hardy than spiders.

In many ways there are lots more cool toys than when I was a kid. On the other hand, chemistry sets where much better when I was a kid. Modern chemistry sets have absolutely nothing even remotely toxic or dangerous in them - no copper sulphate, no cobalt chloride, etc.

Congratulations on your 100th post.

Anonymous said...

congrats on Century 100!!
the categories look sooo cool!
japan post 18? wooow
i cant believe u froze the insects lol
i used to drop them in water thoo..
six-legged hotel calif is a great name!!
plzzz buy one and enjoy, cava-chan :)

Cavalock said...

b: heh. that's strictly geekspeak. will be taking a couple of days break during this labour day weekend.

imp: how bout i raise the stakes with my complete Sandman collection including autographed copies? haha

richard: hey! i know exactly what u mean! when i was a kid, i wanted a chemistry set sooooo badly but my folks said no cos they felt it was too dangerous. i remember crying all the way home with my aunt. True story!

niki: thanks! IF i buy one, i'll let you know!

Richard said...

I was lucky, I had a number of chemistry sets. But I never got a telescope.

One day I intend to buy one.

Ally said...


Cavalock said...

richard: it was the microscope that I wanted sooo badly.

queen: no, its not! ;)

Coffee Fairy v1 said...

hmm, I wonder if there are animal rights (or insect rights if there's such a thing) activists or ecologists who objected to this toy...just a thought :)