Sturgeon’s Law

Ninety Per­cent Of Every­thing Is Crap


Derived from a quote by sci­ence fic­tion author Theodore Stur­geon, who once said, “Sure, 90% of sci­ence fic­tion is crud. That’s because 90% of every­thing is crud.” Oddly, when Sturgeon’s Law is cited, the final word is almost invari­ably changed to ‘crap’.

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118,000 Stubbies

Stubby is the Feb­ru­ary 2011 Free Paper­toy of the month over at Cus­tom Paper Toys and is fairly easy build with only 4 pieces. I didn’t par­tic­u­larly care for the slo­gan that was being espoused by the orig­i­nal, so I changed it to some­thing that is more office work related.

When putting it together I had the hard­est time get­ting the pen­cil point inside the hexag­o­nal shape of the pen­cil. I actu­ally had to reprint the body a sec­ond time and attacked the build from a dif­fer­ent direc­tion before suc­cess­fully get­ting it together with the flaps inside. Tonight when I linked the toy’s web page I noticed that the originator’s con­struc­tion showed the pen­cil tip flaps on the out­side. I had won­dered why the flaps were rounded in shape…

I am also cur­rently work­ing on Stubby the Rocket which is a paper­craft model by Robert Nava of the “mas­cot” of Tor.com, a Sci­ence Fic­tion site. I hope to be fin­ished by this weekend.

OK, that was only 2 Stub­bies, so I’m 117,998 shy, but the Emperor is not, he ticked past that mileage point on the way to work this morning.

Yes­ter­day Donna had a den­tist appoint­ment and I gave her one of my Min­im­immoes to give to the recep­tion­ist. Tonight we went out to eat and I left another Min­im­immo on the table when we were done (I also left a mon­e­tary based tip too.) I guess I’ll make a few more and just leave them about hap­haz­ardly about the CSRA.

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