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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  • Join the competition for 2018

    how do you “POUR A BOWL OF CEREAL?” Check out how they do it in Rube Goldberg’s granddaughter’s house!

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  • Rube Goldberg was a laugh machine for seven decades.

    The name suggests a ghetto urchin along the lines of Irving Berlin, Al Jolson, and the Marx Brothers. And, indeed, like them, Rube Goldberg was born in the sunset of the nineteenth century; like them, he was Jewish, bright, creative, and wildly ambitious. But there, the resemblance ends. Reuben Garrett Lucius Goldberg was a native-born …

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