Friday, March 5, 2010

Hoorah!

Thanks for the shouts out, everybody! It's nice to know that there are folks out there who are interested in the goings on here. The internet is a pretty big place and comments are a nice way to know that I'm not spouting off in the South Pole part of it where there are no people, just penguins. Four comments means I'm more likely in the Nebraska part or something.

And for those of you who didn't participate, I guess you called my bluff because I'm still here.

Anyway, good news for the Swingy Chair! Matt took it apart and worked some engineering mojo with a soldering iron and whatnot and now it works again. I'm so happy.

For kicks, here is a pretty good song with two separate but equally awesome music videos.
Watch the first one here.
Then watch this one:


Tell me which one you like better, if you had to choose. Also you HAVE to.

2 comments:

GREEN is the new color of love! said...

I choose the second one because it is infinitely more exciting to watch and because I LOVE rube goldberg junk...do you think it's all real? Do you really think they set all of that stuff up? Pretty ingenious!! And the song is great too. :)

matt said...

For your edification and delight: both Gizmodo and the band themselves claim that it is real (http://gizmodo.com/5484736/how-ok-go-built-the-craziest-rube-goldberg-machine-yet).

To sum up: 30 engineers planning for 2 months, 8 core builders and 12 part-time builders constructing for 6 weeks, 30 volunteers spending an hour to reset the contraption for each of 60 takes -- most failing around the 30 second mark.