Free Comic Book Day
May 7th, 2011 by alton

FCBD flyer

Today was Free Comic Book Day! My dad took me to our local comic book shop so that I could look around and get a free comic book! The shop was also a place where people played games and talked about movies that they liked. There was a lot of cool things there besides comic books, like posters, shirts, games, cards, and figures. They also had a lot of comic books, too!

FIRST Robotics Competition
Mar 6th, 2011 by alton

My mom and dad took me downtown to see the robots at the area FIRST Robotics Competition. It was awesome! The robots did not have to fight each other. They had to race to see which robot could hang up the most balloons before the time ran out.

The robots were built by big kids from high school. They also fixed them when the robots stopped working. I met a nice kid from Dickinson High School who answered my questions. His name was Jacobi and his team was called the Dickinson Gatorzillas. He took me to the pit area where the teams fixed their robots between competitions.

Jacobi and his friends said that the robots were built by teams. A team can build things faster and better than anybody just working alone. Jacobi said that the area competition was more about cooperation and teamwork than about winning. He said that if I wanted to build robots then I should study hard in math and science and learn how to work together with other kids.

Alton Meets Alton
Oct 19th, 2010 by alton

Me and Alton Brown

I got to meet Alton Brown, the star of the Food Network’s show Good Eats and others. He was at the Pearl Brewery complex talking about his experiences and signing his books. He was very nice and funny.

I am so glad that I met him because my parents named me after him. They liked his geeky style and how he talked about the math and science of cooking while he made his dishes. I thought that he was so cool that I gave him one of my minifigs as a souvenir of his visit to our city.

Sound Perry Would Make If A Real Platypus
Jul 23rd, 2009 by alton

public domain image detail by Heinrich Harder

I was showing my dad Perry the platypus from Phineas and Ferb. He likes hearing Perry make that noise and thinks it’s funny. My dad was telling me about real platypuses. Their science name is Ornithorhynchus anatinus, which means ”duck-like bird snout”. The word platypus means “flat foot.” We were laughing at the weird noise Perry makes. We wondered if real platypuses make that sound, too.

My dad found a real platypus sound! It is from the Biodiversity Conservation Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water, and Environment in Tasmania, Australia, where real platypuses live!

government of Tasmania logo

Perry the Platypus Theme
Jul 22nd, 2009 by alton

This awesome song is called the Perry The Platypus Theme from the Phineas and Ferb episode One Good Scare Ought To Do It! and is sung by Randy Crenshaw and Laura Dickinson. My dad thinks the way Perry chatters is hilarious. Here are the lyrics:

Major Monogram: On your way, Agent P!
Male Singer: He’s a semi-aquatic, egg-laying mammal of action!
Male Singer: He’s a furry little flatfoot, who’ll never flinch from a fray!
He’s got more than just mad skill,
Male Singer: He’s got a beaver tail and a bill,
Male Singer: And the women swoon whenever they hear him say:
Perry: (chatters)
Male Singer: He’s Perry! Perry the platypus!
Major Monogram: But you can call him “Agent P.”
Male Singer: Perry!
Major Monogram: I said “you can call him ‘Agent P’!”
All Singers: Agent P!

All Phineas and Ferb characters and episodes are trademarks and copyright of the Walt Disney Company. I am just a kid and I am in no way affiliated with the Walt Disney Company or any of its subsidiaries. I am a fan, so please do not sue me.

Hello world!
Jun 16th, 2009 by alton

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