so i got a box of trolltech goodies today. i'll be bringing them with me to shows and whenever i do speaking things. there's a box of pens, a dozen or so shirts and a stack of mouse pads. but i think i've discovered something: trolltech is actually a front for an intelligence agency (think: MI6 or the CIA). why do i say this? well, all the schwag looks innocent at first, but actually has another more fascinating (and occasionally sinister) purpose.
the mouse pads are round, thinish and have that perfect rigid-to-pliable ratio. this makes them perfect frisbees. in fact, perfectly deadly frisbees. peyton managed to fire one directly into mahlah's head this afternoon. they travel at great velocity and with cunning aim. obviously an assassin's device, or perhaps a way to take out the guards at the door when infiltrating the enemy hideout.
there are three types of pens. one is a basic if ergonomic ballpoint with a handy metal clip. but they are peculiarly weighted at the bottom so as to have a perfect bottom ballance. we have discovered they are actually throwing devices and have dubbed them "dart pens". yet more enemy hideout infiltration gear if i ever saw it!
next are the nicer silver pens with the mushy rubber ergogrips at the bottom. really nice to hold. and then you click them on and ... they light up in trolltech green! obviously a secret penlight for when you are rifling through papers in a dark office.
and then there are the USB pens. nuff said. nothing is more james bond than taking the false top off the very stylish pen to reveal a usb jack.
and finally the shirts. they look sweet. and we all know that rule #1 of being double-oh-seven-rific is looking your best.