Found this on stellar blog Boing-Boing: it’s a steampunk lightsaber. I actually agree with a couple of the comments below the post, in that it does look a little too techno to be truly steampunk. I’d think it would need a vaccuum tube or some gears or a tiny steam engine, or…something less advanced. But it does look super-cool, aesthetically. Check it out here, and see if you agree with me. ~Jenn
Time Warp is one of Bonzuko’s favorite shows these days. The premise is simple: they take cool things, and film them super-slowed-down. This reveals all sorts of cool scientific things about what they’re filming–often their subjects are surprised! Recently they did an episode about big cats (mainly tigers) and MMA. Some of the things they said about martial arts were very interesting, especially when paired with the extraordinarily slowed-down action.
I came across this link from good friend Ricky on facebook. This illustrates the very real power of the clown, even in today’s society. And think about this–those clowns could have actually gotten hurt. Racist neo-Nazis aren’t messing around with their hatred. Anyone know if there’s a video of this event out there somewhere? I’d dearly love to see these clowns in action.
Tonight is the last Friday of June, and so the BQC is holding the best party in town–Testing Night (with potluck after)! Come cheer on all levels of To Shin Do-ers as they attain new belts, uke for others, or as in Kim and Jenn’s case, move ever closer to Black Belt status. It’s a good time. Adults and youth begin their test at 6pm. To get you lovely lurkers excited, here’s the highlight reel from last month’s test (Jenn’s bus demo not included):
Well of course that’s every day for Team Bonzuko. That is, using bicycles, bus, and other alternative transportation to get where we need to go. We described this lifestyle a couple times before, so go peruse those posts and give yourself a minute of contemplation, and a little more exercise, today at least. Hey, who knows–maybe you’ll get to like it!
And yes, the Bonzuko bicycle looks like this very often.