Monday, 15 January 2007
|1549 - Am I the prototypical "funny dressed geek"?|
Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise has created a lightweight suit of armor intended to protect soldiers from many different kinds of weapons, while being mass-producible and relatively inexpensive. This has gotten a fair amount of coverage around the web.
What's interesting is that at least two bloggers have commented on the invention by comparing it to my costume.
I can only guess that this is because I've become a symbol for all sorts of unusual outfits worn by folks outside of a movie studio...
current mood: contemplative
current music: Electric Light Orchestra - Fifth of Beethoven
It does seem to rank high in gratuitous rounded pads.
I expect those aren't gratuitious, unless you define gratuity as "Here's a tip... I stopped a bullet for you."
Maybe THAT'S why they have a watch dangling at the crotch...if people are going to hit that area, you might as well have SOME action going on.
That watch wouldn't be a Timex, would it? "It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking..."
P.S. ELO did a cover of "Roll Over Beethoven," but I'd have sworn someone else did "A Fifth of Beethoven."
"It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking..."
MUST....not .....comment....push .....away .....from....keyboa
You're right. A quick Google shows it was done by Walter Murphy. I'll have to edit the ID3 tag in that file...
Of course geeks dress funny, that's what makes them geeks. Look at *my* userpic.