pesco at November 12th, 2013 10:11 — #1
snagglepuss at November 12th, 2013 14:02 — #2
Fascinating. A machine that actually runs on human misery.
pesco at November 12th, 2013 14:09 — #3
Are you referring to the cartoon at the top? If so, the woman appears to be crying because she's cutting onions. She may also be miserable but I don't think that's what the illustration is depicting.
raybert at November 12th, 2013 14:20 — #4
daneel at November 12th, 2013 14:34 — #5
Came here for Heath Robinson reference, left satisfied.
snagglepuss at November 12th, 2013 14:46 — #6
(Puts on eyeglasses)
You are correct, sir.
chentzilla at November 12th, 2013 15:01 — #7
If you left, who left the comment?
pichuneke at November 12th, 2013 15:55 — #8
medievalist at November 12th, 2013 16:02 — #9
Most excellent. Thank you!
tom_rombouts at November 13th, 2013 10:30 — #11
The 2005 movie "Waiting..." was not really a classic, but it featured this amazing "Rube Goldberg" type device to pour a glass of beer near the end of the credits. (According to the audio commentary, it actually worked the first time they filmed it.)
raybert at November 13th, 2013 16:50 — #12
Sorry, could find only the first 9 minutes of it (but I wasn't looking that hard) - the whole thing is 28 minutes.
indubitably at November 13th, 2013 21:24 — #13
ed_beaty at November 14th, 2013 00:04 — #14
I always enjoyed the little back-stories Mr. Goldberg sometimes used to preface each invention. For example, "Professor Butts jumps from a plane in a moth-eaten parachute, lands on his head and lives to invent a self-scrubbing bath brush."
It's like the icing (spread by a trowel attached to an swinging accordion) on the cake!
pesco at November 17th, 2013 10:11 — #15
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