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Posted by DismayingObservation | May 30, 2014 @ 08:55 PM | 16,289 Views
Yup, it takes a machine to take whatever language this started as and turn it into something really, really weird.

I was going over some of my old posts to see whether or not I'd missed any responses on various threads and I found the following bit of weirdness in the bit bucket.

I'm reposting it here without the spam links but in bold (so you know it's the spam and not Your Obedient Servant) and with a bit of basic restructuring for your amusement. Ready? Just remember to mix "fruit succus" with "effervescent nutrient."

Here we go.

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Posted by DismayingObservation | May 08, 2014 @ 09:40 AM | 16,597 Views
One of my favorite sports stars is Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Class act and one deserving of the MVP last night. KD has been a longtime spokesman for Sprint, a company currently airing the most ridiculous, inane and unfunny spots for the "Framily" plan, a word which is equally ridiculous.

I like surrealism, but when a hamster with the voice of Andrew "Dice" Clay is portrayed as the head of a bizarre human family...no.

The one reasonably palatable spot involves KD and...R/C planes!

In a dream sequence, a giant Durant hands a ParkZone UMX P-40 Warhawk to a boy in a treehouse, a model which in the hands of the boy is actually a giant scale version.

So much for trying to explain this. Here's the ad:

KD is Asked to Join the Framily - Sprint TV Commercial Ft Kevin Durant, Judy Greer (0 min 31 sec)

Posted by DismayingObservation | May 01, 2014 @ 10:05 AM | 15,393 Views
Between the wild little Proto X and my larger quads, one former review sample was spending far too much time in the box.

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Walkera Infra X here on RCG on behalf of Nitroplanes.com in November 2013, almost six months to the day from this entry. In what seems to be typical Walkera fashion, the little quad is a mix of affordability, really good ideas and really bizarre engineering shortcuts. The infrared and ultrasonic sensors which are supposed to help the Infra X avoid obstacles simply don't work as well as they should. With the sensors shut off (and they've remained shut off ever since the review), it remains a great flying quad thanks to its six-axis gyro.

In the review, I promised that I'd buy some batteries and last month, I did just that. They're dirt cheap; I don't know why I didn't buy some sooner! I've dusted it off and I've had a great time with it, even indoors. One of the few "unscheduled landings" it's had and which was made shortly after the review was published resulted in a broken landing leg which I repaired with some Pacer Plasti-Zap. Good as new and if need be, I have a spare motor assembly or two on hand. I'm still flying on the original props, for that matter.

As for the sensors, they're still switched off.