Weekend 144.0 (July 4th)

(1) Make your own Playmobil® flash drive

…when all of a sudden I found the one true sign that God wants me to quit my job, massacre Playmobil® men and turn them into functioning USB drives.

(1a) Disassembly of your Playmobil® figures

(1b) Know matter how hard I try on this project I just can’t commit Klickyicide (or Klickycide???) [Klicky].

(2) Notable (and timely) July 4th quote:

“…calling upon God to damn all that had any hand in makeing the bill of Parliament called the Stamp Act: and in Libelling in the most Ignominious manner some in the most Elevated Stations in Civil authority.”

(2a) “Sunset” by Earl Roppel

Flag of our country, strong and true,
The sky is rosy with your bars;
But as they fade it turns to blue
And radiant with your stars.

And as I watch the setting sun,
I call to God apart,
“Give me the soul of Washington,
And give me Lincoln’s heart.”

(3) Know your British Generals: William Tryon (WIKI)

“While Tryon waited for Garth, he sent out parties to test the American defenses on Round Hill and to seize the Upper Bridge. Whiting had done his work well. The defenders at Round Hill refused to surrender any of their territory to the British, and the men at the Bridge, having dismantled its floor, managed to keep the attackers on the west side of the river. Tryon was furious when he learned that he would be unable to cross Ash Creek. He had planned to lead both his own and Garth’s force into Stratfield, strike Black Rock Fort from the rear, destroy the shipping at the harbor, and reembark from that location.”

*(2) and (3) are from Fairfield: the biography of a community (1639 – 1989) by Thomas J. Farnham.

(4) The Case of the Missing Bikes (WSJ)

(5) Kingdom Hearts Re:Coded

(5a) Sponsor Nationwide drops England football team

(6) “The Girl Who Dashes Through Time”

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