Posts Tagged ‘Rube Goldberg’

If a Ball Bounces In the Forest . . .

July 15, 2011




I dedicated an earlier post to the Rube Goldberg-like contraptions that have sprung up in popular culture. Well, you can add this Japanese ad to the list. The ingenuity and creativity of human beings never ceases to amaze me.

Here’s a behind-the-scenes description of the ad from Engadget, a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics.

Sharp isn’t apt to sell but 15,000 of its Touch Wood SH-08C handsets, but after watching the ad below, you can bet there (more…)

A Rube Goldberg Resurgence!

March 26, 2010

Let’s introduce these Rube Goldberg creations with a non-Rube music video. OK Go, a rock band originally from Chicago, created an Internet sensation with their music video for Here It Goes Again, which quickly became known simply as “The Treadmill Video.” Watch and see for yourself why this video has logged over 50 million views on YouTube.

Could OK Go top themselves with their next video? Yep. Big time. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Rube Goldberg, here is their video for (more…)