A little bit of my inner child just died…

Go to LEGOS.com. Right now. Go ahead…I’ll wait. OK, back? Good. After nearly three decades of knowing and loving LEGOS as, well, LEGOS, the LEGO Group Companies have to go and destroy a little bit of my inner child:

The word LEGO® is a brand name, and is very special to all of us at the LEGO Group Companies. We would sincerely like your help in keeping it special. Please always refer to our producs as “LEGO bricks or toys” and not “LEGOS.” By doing so, you will be helping to protect and preserve a brand of which we are very proud, and that stands for quality the world over. Thank you!

Bugger off, LEGO Group Companies, I do believe I’ll continue to call my LEGOS LEGOS. And so will every other kid on the face of the planet that doesn’t know what ® means.

A bucketful of quickies

Some people sleep on the job while others camp out in the parking lot; at any given time over my lunch hour there are half a dozen or more people snoozing away taking their siesta in their cars. The Interdictor is still standing strong and holding down the fort even after a group of overzealous troops from the 82nd Airborne decided to poke at him with M4-A1s. UnDutchables 0.2.3 has been released which deprecates Wasia B7.1. And Trunkmonkey Racing is still seeking sponsorship.