Monthly Archives: April 2006

Chinese Poetry

Brickshelf user tiger0207 posts beautifully photographed and consistently interesting creations that all seem to tell some sort of story. The problem is, tiger0207 tells these stories in Chinese. Here’s an example Bruce and I have been wondering about:

According to Classic-Castle Forums member Gumby (who showed the picture to his grandmother), this is a famous Chinese poem that goes something like this:

Fine red wine should be drunk at night,
I hear the sound of drinking, eating, and the zither atop my horse.
On the battlefield, the soliders are drunk,
Since olden times, how many people return from battle?

One mystery solved; dozens more to go! If anybody wants to send me information on the rest of the text in tiger0207’s gallery, just drop me a line at dunechaser AT gmail DOT com.

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What would a ninja do?

If you’re ever confused about the choices you should make in your life, you can just ask yourself, “What would a ninja do?”

A friend of mine was recently given a “What would a ninja do?” spinny folder at work (buy your own). We began consulting the folder for all of our business decisions. Unfortunately, this approach didn’t work out, because we all got laid off yesterday. Cool folder, but bad business strategy.

I haven’t made all twelve ninja actions, but here are three from the first six I’ve made so far:

Escape on a motorcycle:
Escape on a Motorcycle

Smash something:
Smash Something

Hypnotize someone:
Hypnotize Someone

Be sure to check out the full photoset on Flickr (with three more ninja actions, and the rest coming soon)!

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