A photograph by ByronV2 from Edinburgh, Scotland, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
How wonderful are these retro robot toys? Wandered round the Christmas market in Princes Street Gardens this evening after work - dark winter night and here are all these wee wooden stalls, scent of hot gluwhein and spiced, hot cider in the air, steam rising from food stalls, the craft stalls all lit up, ice rink nearby, big wheel, carousel, busy crowds, lovely splash of life and noise and aroma against the surrounding winter night.
I love the traditional toy stalls - carved, painted wooden toys, wind-up clockwork toys, old tin-type toys like these gloriously 50s robots, I love looking at a whole stall full of these brightly coloured, wonderful toys and for a moment feeling as if I was five years old again and that simple pleasure a new toy and your own imagination promised...
And here's a shot of the stall that had those lovely, lovely toys! Nice bit of colour on dark night streets!
From the Boing Boing Flickr Pool: SuppaDuppa 666’s You can’t imagine how fun is summer for a Wookie.
Boing Boing reader Drew Pion shot these wonderful images.
A portrait of Her Royal Princess Penelope Pricklepants, shared in the Boing Boing Flickr Pool.
For wine lovers around the world, it’s all about discovery. Once they get a taste for the grape, oenophiles are rarely satisfied with even the most carefully curated, go-to vintages. There’s always a hunt for the next great pairing, the thrill of uncorking a bold new Tempranillo or sublime Moscato. That feeling is a jones […]
These toys and games can keep the kids busy while you’re all trapped inside. As rough as all this time cooped up inside the house is on us adults, it’s even worse for kids. All that borderline maniacal energy along with an unquenchable thirst for stimulation and attention make home sequestration like a life sentence […]
Python is everywhere. Just look under the hood of virtually every major tech player of the 21st century and you’re likely to find a whole lot of Python-based coding language staring back at you. Case in point: Netflix. You may not know it, but from its security protocols to its much-hyped recommendations, it turns out […]