Ve Are ze Robots <BR>(Pling Plang Pling Plong)

I. Love. Robots. I know I recently said I love cars, and that’s still true. I just love machines, I guess. When I found this shiny colourful guy (you can tell by looking between the legs), he was quite aggressively marching toward me, shouting: ‘Fire. Fire. [something I couldn’t quite make out –robot language, perhaps] Fire. Pew pew pew.’ Not …

Attack of the Flying Shavers

It looks a bit like an airplane engine, with its swooping lines and the air scoop on top –but maybe that’s just me having made far too many model airplanes in my youth -and having slept in toxic fumes from glue and paint for many youthful years. It’s not an airplane, nor a bird. Not even Superman, but super it …

No-Shave November <BR>Ladies Night

It’s still No-Shave November, which is a fun community thing to raise awareness for a not-so-fun disease often involving hairloss. But there’s no disease in Deconstructionland; here, NoShavember is just an excuse to take apart a few of the dozens of shavers lying around. This time it’s a Ladyshave. The Philips HP 2102, to be precise. I bought it a …

Philips HZ 5100 Fan

Fans of the figurative may recognize a kind of jolly face on the right, perhaps even with a complicated idea rising from its head, like a helicopter. Those fans are probably the same people seeing all sorts of animals in clouds. Good for them, but I don’t see it. I just see happy little parts, finally freed from the bonds …

Happy 25th Anniversary, <BR>Nintendo Game Boy!

This month the Nintendo Game Boy celebrated its 25th anniversary -it was first introduced in Japan on April 21st, 1989. I would never have know, but thanks to the Internet I don’t need a wife anymore to remind me of Important Dates. Anyway, the anniversary seemed reason enough to start deconstruction on the Game Boy I bought a couple of …

Philips HZ 5100 Fan

Recently I acquired this lovely looking retro fan, probably dating from the 1960s. To be honest, looking lovely is really all it’s good for. The rubbery blades, though doubtlessly very safe, provide very little airflow. But maybe that’s just because this is an old and tired little fan, longing for death and redemption. It only cost me 1,95 euros to …