October 25, 2010

tees revealing vol.1; third round : meccano!!!

Filed under: today, k, press kit — ucorp @ 10:07 pm


Quando penso ad un tema, un plot, una storia da scrivere, la prima cosa che mi viene in mente è una struttura complessa, piena di interconnessioni, sottostrutture, collegamenti e bivî. Cerco di buttare giù una bozza, ma mi perdo subito. Forse perché cerco ogni volta di scrivere il più grande libro mai scritto, non perché credo di esserne capace o che questo sia il motivo per cui sono al mondo, forse proprio perché non ho la capacità di limitarmi e vorrei sempre raccontare tutto ed il contrario di tutto. Forse perché non voglio avere nè inizio nè finale.

Il gioco ideale per la creazione della struttura infinita è sempre stato il Meccano. Perché non era materia, non pretendeva di dare forma ad un’idea come ad esempio il Lego, che permetteva di “finire” quello che avevo in mente, sviluppavo la mia capacità plasmatrice. Il Meccano è diverso. Mi permetteva di estendere e contrarre. Non mi dava possibilità di decidere una forma, ma mi insegnava la strutturalità delle cose. Quanto fosse la loro resistenza, l’elasticità, la loro tenuta sotto stress, quante interconnessioni dovessi formare per ottenere la struttura perfetta. Forse è soltanto una suggestione momentanea, ma credo che chi amava il meccano è adatto agli esercizi “zen” come il basic design! E quindi, ecco qui Meccano, la nostra tee per rendere onore al nobile giuoco! E qui, si può scaricare il file per la stampa.


Last 3 posts in today


  1. Hi IanI am head of the regional funardising team at the Stroke Association charity.A stroke survivor has left us a quantity of meccano which he wishes us to sell to raise funds for the charity. He has informed us that it is valuable, with many brass wheels and gears, however I am not sure how we would find a buyer for the pieces.Can you help by pointing me in the direction of who would be interested in buying the pieces?Could you also tell me how we should categorise the pieces ie. Do we seperate out the plates, wheels, shafts, gears etc or do we sell as a job lot .Kind regardsPaul

    Comment by Masud — August 2, 2014 @ 11:39 pm

  2. Unbelievable how well-written and informative this was.

    Comment by building erection — November 4, 2014 @ 12:33 am

  3. Our esteemed flloew travellers at the Things Bogans Like blog have covered this issue very well .I too have a confession to make: I’ve had personalised plates in the past. Three to be exact. A rather incongruous and disturbing statistic for a TWOP (and general bogan-baiter) tragic like me.I started my heinous addiction back when I was all of 19 and the first one I obtained was 2LITRE for my (somewhat rough). The number plate was sold with the van thrown in as a bonus in 1996. Then I motored around anonymously in a and , both cars I was rather fond of. Unlike the lamentable and utterly shouse , which had never deserved the honour . I also had inherited a third plate from my late Dad, with the family surname on it. However, I couldn’t bring myself to be so crass as to put it on my car.At least none of my plates were neither spelt with nor (sometimes admittedly clever) use of homophones in numbers as letters (e.g. 4N TOY ), which is often the hallmark of the bogan. But I got sick of the conspicuous consumption nature of fully personalised plates, so I offloaded the BEATLES to a family friend who was there first time ’round. When I purchased new a few years ago, I opted to buy one of those classic 1970s black-on-white reissued former standard rego plates, featuring initials after the X and year of birth: distinctive enough to those who care whilst remaining understatedly elegant, but far too subtle for the average bogue. Also, happens that that particular plate had its original issue in the same year I was born.So there’s my story. My fascination with numberplates is more akin to that of the trainspotter who understands the sequence and times of plate issues and all the codes for all the country towns in WA, rather than the look at moi! Look at MOI!!! aspect that is a factor in the purchase decision of all too many motorists in WA.

    Comment by Luana — February 26, 2015 @ 2:38 pm

  4. Tip top stuff. I’ll expect more now.

    Comment by cialis buy online — March 31, 2015 @ 3:22 am

  5. Hi NF#1, great to hear from you, as always. I wish I was as ioildogecally sound as you: having escaped the grip of blue-collar middle-classdom, I at least had the good sense to drive smaller-displacement engined cars since I was 18. After borrowing my old man’s Statesman (V8, natch) for a fortnight at that time, I had trouble with coming to terms with double the fuel bill (and that was when petrol was 65cpl) and vowed never to own a gas guzzler, which I’m pleased to say I have not done. And yes, I’m half-Italian, so some petrol did course through my veins; couldn’t totally escape wogginess, but am sufficiently removed from it to be able to cast a critical eye.And sad but true, I am indeed a numberplate spotter; when coupled with late adolescent egotism (OK, the car’s a lemon—not only its colour—but check the rego, eh!), there lies the seed of such a moral hazard as owning a vanity (an apt descriptor) plate. I am a recovering addict, thus the vintage reissue. As for my late Dad’s plate: nothing too bizarre, but still something you’d expect from the self-made second-gen Italo-Australian. Look at me, but with the chintziness often displayed by that subculture, yet free of the soullessness of CUB (anti-)culture.And Mez, let me reassure you that I sincerely believe that cocos palms can verily get fucked. I might be part woggy, but I draw the line there: if I want a thirsty palm in my yard, it’s gotta have bananas hanging off it.

    Comment by Igo — April 8, 2015 @ 8:35 pm

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