Awesome, whole-house "mousetrap" contraption

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16 Responses to “Awesome, whole-house "mousetrap" contraption”

  1. johnny payphone says:

    Too bad they couldn’t get it to work in one go :(

  2. cymk says:

    Out of no where that vid reminds me of the Rube Goldberg contraption that made Pee Wee breakfast in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. Weird.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Whats really awesome is the way the camera man instantly zips across the room. One minute he’s standing and the ball is on the other side, the other he is right there beside it. It almost seems like this is a bunch of diferent contraptions filmed at diferent times!

  4. Daemon says:

    Epic. Rube would be immensely pleased.

  5. Anonymous says:

    The checkmate? The cell phone call? Brilliant, hilarious!
    Shouldn’t these mad geniuses be doing something else with their time?……. naw.

  6. Anonymous says:

    All that work and no toast?!

  7. Grey Devil says:

    lol that was insane

  8. Patrick Dodds says:

    Beautiful.

  9. Anonymous says:

    awesome rube goldberg machine!

  10. Anonymous says:

    No no no, the best part was the glasses on the kitchen counter playing the theme from Close Encounters!

    Ah, what am I saying. It was pretty much all the best part.

  11. asplund says:

    Ah – a domestic version of Fischli and Weiss’s “The Way Things Go,” an amazing industrial art installation of continuous Rube Goldberg causation. Considerably darker in mood and without overt purpose. Loved the suddenly spinning hammer and dancing bows in this film in this one. A clip from Fischli and Weiss:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA0mFjJbNH8

    http://www.amazon.com/Way-Things-Go/dp/B00005UW7W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1266610728&sr=8-1

  12. lyd says:

    This so completely rocks. I have never before in my life felt the need to say “ZOMFG”, but I do now. ZOMFG

  13. xzzy says:

    My favorite part was the red ball hitting the hammer and falling into a bucket, while the hammer kicked off the next ball in the chain. Was a pretty neat way to use the momentum to do two things at once.

    The chess board wasn’t super exciting, but was pretty original, so he gets points for that too.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Many, many similarities to the Honda Cog commercial, but still very original. Nice work.

  15. Smoobly says:

    I kept waiting for a mouse to be trapped. Or something. Where’s the mouse? Where’s the trap?

    Nifty device, though. It was good to finally see the cases for those two naked bows.

  16. AsteriskCGY says:

    Hell yea Ruth Goldburg.

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