Monday, May 21, 2007

Workaholic Intervention (Video 5.21.7)...

Work is too important in our culture. For too long we have worshiped workaholism and put way too much emphasis on work ethic. So to help people break free of the bonds of overexertion I've instituted two new weekly features into the blog as simple online time-wasters. Every Monday, I will post a video, and every Friday a game. Something to keep you less productive at work, school, or home, you know, just so you don't overdo it. It's for your own good.

I love Rube Goldberg. Well not necessarily the man, I really don't know much about him, but the concept. The idea of taking the longest possible route to doing the simplest things. In case you've never heard of it, a Rube Goldberg device solves a simple task with a complex series of events. It's like the game Mousetrap, which I don't think I ever played but it sure did look cool. I quick search of Youtube brings you the genius of the concept. There are Rube Goldberg commercials, Rube Goldberg contests, Rube Goldberg on Mythbusters, and even a sweet Rube Goldbergian animation through the world of Nintendo. I don't know what it is about these things, maybe it just says something about my personality that I love seeing the simple made difficult. Whatever the case, it's a complete waste of at least an hour when I search them on the internet. In my ongoing attempt to make sure you get the necessary "downtime" here's the best Rube Goldberg I've ever seen. The only downside is that the camera cuts so you can never be sure they got a complete run.

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