Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Screw the puzzle house, I want to live in a robot house

I'm very happy these days because of my programmable coffee maker. It's like having a little robot servant making me coffee in the morning. I've named it Ruggles.

But wouldn't my robot servant be even more complete if I had an entire Rube Goldberg breakfast-making machine to go with it? Gizmodo lists its top ten favorite Rube Goldberg machines and I can't help but notice that at least two of them involve breakfast.

May personal favorite, of course, is Doc Brown's machine in Back to the Future. Any day that starts with a BTTF reference can only go well.


P.L. Kerpius said...

You've made the maximum 14 cups too, right? Anyway, I'm still looking forward to the "14 Cup" party. Everyone bring a mug!!!

Andrea Janes said...

Oh yes -- the 14 cups are responsible for the "Desk Set" post!

P.L. Kerpius said...

So funny you posted about Desk Set, because a couple weeks ago we tried to watch it on a DVD my father burned, but it cut out less than half-way through. I have to say, I was completely let down by the supposed magnificence of its cinemascope, and thought it was such a total waste of the technology. It was just so damn sterile! And as for the sound/dialogue, it had more dead air than public radio!

Andrea Janes said...

More dead air than public radio! Love it!
I wish I were as pithy as you :)