Friday, February 23, 2007
Now that I'm running out of Terry Tate videos to use on Fridays I'm switching gears to a more intellectual pursuit: Philosophical Powers! Check out the site to find all your favorite philosophers and their newly buffed action figure selves. This weeks philosopher of the week is Plato.
circa 427-347 B.C.E.
Plato the Great-o
Plato Never Late-o
Plato Makes Ya Wait-o
Plato Ya Love to Hate-o
Plato Seals Yer Fate-o
Plato Puts Ya in a Crate-o
Plato Ships Ya Freight-o
Plato The Pain Will Not Abate-o
Powers: talented dramatist, invulnerable skin
Weaknesses: his mentor was executed early in Plato's career, leaving him to come up with some pretty weird stuff on his own
Notes: Comes with Plato's Guide to Shadow Puppets: step-by-step instructions on how to make fun and convincing animal shapes with nothing more than your hands and a bright light! This fully-illustrated booklet includes Bunny, Dog, Bird, and Many-Headed Beast.
Plato figures are left unpainted, in deference to the popularly held notion that classical statuary was white rather than flamboyantly, gaily colored (notice the intimidatingly creepy empty-eye effect this creates).