aotearoa: we don’t know how lucky we are
being pale: english blood + liking running around in the fresh air + ozone hole = crispy
boys: well, men really, and the proper ones, not the limp-wristed ones. Anybody see the inherent contradiction here?
chocolate: is a universal good
drum & bass: o’right darlin, wanna see the size of my subs? Two twelve-inchers, that’s what.
geek girls: are the female version of the renaissance man?
invader zim: I blame
metal: my favourite metal? I’d say 7475-T6 aluminium but it can’t be welded. 2219-T651? Great strength but poor corrosion characteristics really let it down. 4130 coz, apparently, “steel is real”, unlike all those other imaginary alloys? H39W? I mean, 4% tungsten, how sweet is that? But its not much use unless its red-hot. 6Al4V still a bitch to machine. Its all compromises, much like life.
politics: how can any not be? That’s like saying “please, kick my puppy, I don’t mind”. And see the above note on metals.
science fiction: Where they have unobtanium, which avoids compromises by being perfect. In past times, we used holy books for this purpose.
Swords: Instructions for use:
- hold this end
- insert other end in opponent
Coz you can’t make a decent sword from stainless. See above note on metals
tree huggers: see above note on swords