It's not easy buying a Christmas gift for the budding Science Villain Joseph. For obvious reasons, uranium and other transuranics are right out. Particle accelerators, scanning electron microscopes and the like won't exactly fit in the toy chest. Or even the house itself. And anything too cute can be detrimental to the development of the young evil genius.
So when I saw this on Boing Boing, my jaw literally dropped. This was perfect! A set of five wooden blocks, wonderfully illustrated with the basic concepts any young mad scientist needs. Of course Joseph, being a bright young lad, is already familiar with all the disciplines from A is for Appendages to Z is for Zombies. Except for C is for Caffeine, he is only two and a half.
It is gratifying to see that the fine folks at Xylocopa are just as committed as I to shepherding the next generation of Science Villains, Evil Geniuses, and Mad Scientists into the future. So please support them and get some Alphabet Blocks. And order quickly. Do you want to take the chance that your child will grow up and become something boring and mundane as an accountant? Do you?!