The Jewish Star – Rube Goldberg: Lots more than wacky machines

By Stephen Silver, JTA At the name “Rube Goldberg,” one concept instantly comes to mind: fun machines that complete simple tasks in overly complicated, humorous ways. Think a ball rolling down a long ramp that hits a series of dominoes, which hits something else, so on and so on. Nearly 50 years after his death, …

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  • Nerdist – These Marble Rube Goldberg Basketball Trick Shots are Incredible

    POSTED BY DERRICK ROSSIGNOL ON JUNE 6, 2018 One advantage that basketball has over many other sports is that it’s pretty convenient. You don’t need to a ton of equipment or room to play: You can put up a cheap hoop in your driveway, get yourself a ball, and have at it. You can also effectively practice alone: …

    10/25/2018 read more
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Children’s Museum exhibit peeks into wacky world of Rube Goldberg

    11 October 2018 in the series on Professor Lucifer Gorgonzola Butts, which featured many of his humorous machines. Rube Goldberg drew an estimated 50,000 cartoons in his lifetime, produced several short films and was awarded the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning. The influence of his satirical illustrations is present in cartoon TV shows such …

    10/23/2018 read more
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