The League Of Extraordinary Bloggers asked this week for us to talk about our latest obsessions. For me it has to be the hunt for this Mint-In-Box Hugo - Man of a Thousand Faces. I don't like the ventriloquism part of this toy but I can't resist the disguise aspects of this toy. I so wanted this thing back in the day but my father could never find me one. Maybe he did and felt that I spent enough time alone in my Cave as a child and that this doll wouldn't help things one bit. Hugo is part of my master plan to add more depth to an already fantastic collection of toys. There is no way I can ever replicate my childhood collection that was sadly lost but pieces like this get me closer to that goal.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.