Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wotta Rube.

Hadn’t really thought about Rube Goldberg in a while, but my friend Heather posted something on Facebook today that made me think “good golly, what if Rube Goldberg had a good flash animator at his disposal!” See that item here.

See more of the original Rube here. What an amazingly inventive guy. His name has actually acquired noun status in Webster’s New World Dictionary: “A comically involved, complicated invention, laboriously contrived to perform a simple operation.” I remember looking at his machines for hours as a kid.