Dirty Uncle Mark should be on your blog read list if he isn't already. Hilarious. In a recent post he shared a picture of his blogging environment and is offering a prize for the most accurate diorama replica of it.
Ahhh dioramas. I was going to leave this in his comments, but it made me chuckle so much I'm posting it here...
When I was in third grade everyone in our class was asked to make a diorama of a climate. As far as I recall that was the complete description of the assignment. We could use whatever materials we needed to get it done. I decided I would make a desert. So I filled a cookie sheet with sand from the sandbox. Then put little paper standup tents, camels and other desert bric a brac in the sand. Of course I walked to school holding the uncovered cookie sheet. In the wind. By the time I got to class I wasn't holding anything but a cookie sheet filled with sand. Which I plunked down on my teacher's desk, announcing that I had created The Desert, and walked to my seat.
The teacher made me redo the assignment and my mortified mother had me create this over the top paper mache volcano in a shoebox that got me a B-. Pshaw. I still think the dessert scene was the truly genius creation.