DOAT Ep 17: Tommy Oliver, Panty Surfer

 

This Week on the Dork of All Trades Podcast, Tim, John and Seebz talk about power rangers! recorded on 12/31/14

matt is a huge fan; we discuss, dragonball z, super sentai rangers, zyu rangers, zordon, angel grove, digital gap, digital divide, goldar, green ranger, saban, egyptians are pedophiles, kids tv show format, tommy oliver: panty surfer, homemade costumes, power rangers live, jason david frank, meeting jdf, comic con, wizard world, cosplay, bat in the sun, mma, martial arts, new years eve, ming hates tim, ming chen, tesd, we sell comics, beer, duclaws, austin st john, billy yost,  queen rita, rita repulsa, scorpina, lord zedd, john can’t whistle, power rangers movie, ivan ooze, uh oh you’re in trouble, ravens in space, racism, black and yellow,  amy jo johnson, johnny yong bosch, jose canseco, power rangers turbo, evil sexy kimberly, magic blue ranger, toddler, putties, blue ranger, gay, discrimination, and more!!!!!!

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Brick by Brick

Written By: Ray

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Although my journey as an Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) is just beginning, my obsession with the Danish toymaker LEGO began at an early age. I can still remember opening my first LEGO set during a birthday party in my youth. It was an underwater-themed set, and I couldn’t wait to build it. Sure, my dad applied the stickers, and of course, I eventually lost every brick that belonged to the set. The LEGO aesthetic and its cathartic building experience has stuck with me, and become a part of me, throughout my life. I currently have hundreds of LEGO sets, and my collection is rapidly expanding (thanks in large part to a supportive girlfriend and a steady income)!

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In researching LEGO, I consider myself lucky to be a part of the generation I to which I belong. Had I been born into the generation when LEGOs first arrived, I’d be playing with an entirely different line of LEGO toys… or not at all. “LEGO” (derived from the Danish phrase leg godt, which means “play well”) started in 1932, manufacturing wooden toys. It wasn’t until 1949 that Ole Kirk Christiansen, LEGO’s founder, began producing what he called “Automatic Binding Bricks,” which were a precursor/ancestor to what is now known as the classic LEGO brick.

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I don’t know if Ole himself could imagine how big his company would make it someday (or how painful it may be to step on one of his creations). LEGO has become one of the highest grossing toy manufacturers in the world, and even a pop-culture icon! There are hundreds of new LEGO sets per year, a LEGO movie, LEGO-themed clothing and jewelry and even a LEGO artist, Nathan Sawaya. His creations can be seen on display at “The Art of the Brick” exhibits in art museums nationwide. I attended the exhibit in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and was utterly blown away. If you get a chance, go see this dude’s stuff. It’s incredible!

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Who knows what LEGO will do next? All I know is that, as long as LEGO is around, they’ll be a spot for their sets on my shelves!