December 26, 2003

the gift

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to take this assemblage of mysteriously shaped plastic parts:


and transform it into something more or less, approximately or perhaps exactly like this:


Bear in mind, however, that this operation will take several hours, will involve back pain and eye strain, will teach you exactly how good your fine motor skills really are, and will cause you to wonder why they gave you that Harvard degree anyway because clearly you're not as bright as you thought you were.

It will also cause a small child to stuff all his palm-sized rubber frogs (and one plastic lizard) into their brand new plane, fly that plane out from his bedroom (a/k/a Froggy Land) so they can crowd off that plane onto the tarmac beside their brand new airport and then flood into that airport with shouts of great joy.

Worth it? Oh yeah.

Posted by Tamar at December 26, 2003 09:54 PM