Pillow Mace in French Science Magazine

I like how they mirrored the image for composition and still remembered to correct the diploma up on the wall so it reads. Good work.

Yep, I’m kind of a big deal. How many people do you know that appear in the popular French children’s science magazine “Science et Vie Découvertes”? Well, now you know at least one.

A few months ago I was contacted by a French publisher, asking for permission to publish a photo of mine and some details on the Pillow Mace. Little did I know it was for a kid’s science mag. It’s kind of exciting to have my face in glossy print. Now I just need to find someone to translate the caption for me.

Would anyone care to help me translate this?

This is actually the second time I can think of I’ve appeared in a magazine I don’t personally read. A Canadian Christian family magazine got in touch with me some time last year requesting permission to publish a photo of me for an article. I was incredibly amused when I learned that it was this photo of my lower half, originally taken for my Seat Belt Belt Instructable. They were running an article on safety belts and safe driving, and possibly Jesus, and they wanted to use the photo for levity. There’s just something charming about families gathering around the fire to read a good wholesome magazine and stare at my crotch.

Pillow Mace Aftermath


I’d like to thank everyone who took a shine to my Pillow Mace. The pillow fight was tremendous, fun, and a wee bit terrifying. Just after the cops inspected my mace and gave me the go-ahead to enter the baraccaded pillow fighting zone someone yelled “He’s got a Pillow Mace… Get him!” That pretty much sums up the fight for me. I spent most of it bent double under the weight of hammering pillows. After about ten minutes of punishment I was deeply in need of an exit Continue reading

Pillow Mace!

I just put the finishing touches on a mace-shaped pillow, fashioned for NYC’s Pillow Fight Flash Mob this Saturday.  It rocks the awesome. Surprisingly it took a good yard of cushion foam and two bags of poly-fill to do this one up right and get it nice and spherical. In other interesting news this may be the first dodecahedron I’ve ever constructed.

Now, I’m not quite sure whether to call it complete and just bop people in my normal casual wear, or put together an entire Little Nemo themed ensemble to accompany it. I’ve looked into adult size footie pajamas, but they’re mad expensive for such a frivolous purpose.

Expect a forthcoming Instructable soon.