Watch this excellent 1977 documentary about makers and mad inventors


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#2

I remember seeing this on HBO in the early 80’s when they were looking for stuff to fill in their morning/afternoon programming. I feel old.


#3

Ha, I remember seeing this in the theater! The aerodynamics of a backwards sedan is the image that stuck with me most.

So, yeah, old.


#4

Isn’t that clip from Eraserhead?


#5

PBS in Boston ran it back then too.


#6

Jonathan Winters started out as a strong man?


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Can we ditch the word “makers”? What is everyone else, “takers”? This is probably one of the most classist, Rand-ian words Silicon Valley has invented.


#8

Heh I got it on VHS :smiley: (the original retail, not a copy) Fun documentary.


#9

It has some good music, too. “We don’t make 'em anymore.” and others:


#10

About five years ago, I was in my backyard, entertaining a friend with my hands.

:joy: I love how innuendo wasn’t something you’d have to look out for back then :smiley:


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