A Rube Goldberg machine is an extremely complex apparatus that performs a very simple, very easy task in an indirect and convoluted way. The most horrible examples of his machines have an anticipation factor, as the machine makes slow but steady progress toward its goal.
The term also applies as a classification for a generally over-complicated apparatus or software. The corresponding term in the United Kingdom is "Heath Robinson" (machine or contraption), after the British cartoonist with a similar focus on odd machinery. The term "Rube Goldberg machine" first appeared in Webster's Third New International Dictionary with the definition "accomplishing by extremely complex roundabout means what actually or seemingly could be done simply."
Rube Goldberg's inventions are a unique commentary on life's complexities. They provide a humorous diversion into the absurd that lampoons the wonders of technology. These satires of man's ingenuity resonate in modern life for those seeking simplicity in the midst of a technology revolution. Goldberg's machines can also be seen as a physical representation of the pataphysical, carrying a simple idea to a nonsensical, ornamented extreme.
The last part of the wonderful group testdrive of the best supercars ever built. Who will be the winner?
this short video shows the wonders of life
A Scottish guy playing the wonderful Scottish Bagpipes instrument in Edinburgh summer 2007
This home is conveniently located near Route 95 in Lexington, Massachusetts for a perfect commute, yet this setting feels quiet and serene - as if you're living smack dab in the country! Located down a long, winding tree lined, dead end road, this one owner cape sits on a meticulously manicured, 27,000 square foot professionally landscaped lot with mature trees and plantings.
The country feel is exemplified by the fact that this home abuts the Paint Mine Conservation Lands, chock full of open fields and walking trails.
Fully handicapped accessible, this home also features an oversized two car garage and a 'no step' entry into the house.
The bright and sunny formal dining room will be the focus of many family get togethers and holiday gatherings. A built in china cabinet and easy access to the kitchen makes entertaining a breeze.
The bright family room, with access to the kitchen as well as the garage, is situated to take advantage of the wonderful landscaped view to the front and the beautiful conservation land in the rear.
The eat in kitchen has been updated, with newer appliances and countertops. All appliances, except the microwave remain with the home.
A convenient laundry area is located in the extra wide hallway, behind louvered doors.
The first level features a bedroom with an en suite, wheel chair accessible bathroom and shower, as well as a ramp from the bedroom leading to the backyard and a separate accessible entrance to the basement.
The large living room, with built in storage features a large picture window overlooking the beautiful grounds, while the dramatic stone fireplace creates a warm ambiance during the cool New England winters.
Upstairs, you find an oversized front to back master bedroom.
A full bathroom in the hallways is shared by all three upstairs bedrooms.
The additional two bedrooms are well sized and feature multiple windows and great closet space.
A bonus is the large, handicapped accessible, unfinished basement with a fireplaced area that would be perfect to renovated into a finished space.
Thank you for visiting 51 Robinson Road... and welcome home!
For a personal tour of this property, call Michael Crowley at (617) 216-3188.
Some pets really hate the vacuum cleaner. Ours don't!
Enjoy the wonderful accompanying music by St. Louis trumpet master Jim Manley.
in the wonderful efterling there lived an elf........
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This is the wonderful Top Secret Drum Corps from Basel Switzerland. This is their new show that was preformed at the Basel Tattoo 2007
As the title betrays, Songs and Saddles is a quaint and enjoyable piece of Wild West musical Americana. Gene Austin was already a country music star, possibly the first ever true âcrooner.â Songs and Saddles puts Austin on center stage, playing a cowboy hero who stops every once in a while to play a tune or two. In fact, Austin embarked on a singing tour with the film, showing it at his performances. The story is a western classic: a rancher is trying to be bought out by villains who know the value of the land is about to skyrocket. Austin does surprisingly well in the saddle for a first time cowboy, but the real joy of the film is to be found in the wonderful music. Songs and Saddles is a great way to enjoy country music from the nineteen thirties.
Here in Denver we don't let a little cold weather keep us away from the Zoo. Instead, they have a special treat for visitors: over 38 acres of lights and animated animal sculptures. It's like nothing you've ever seen.The wonderful background music, Sleigh Ride, was produced by Ryan Thomas and Celebration Studios (c) 2007. ** Licensed to NK5 for use in this video only. **Sit back and relax as you enjoy all the incredible animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in places where they are least expected.
The wonders of magnetism.
Our volunteer projects allow you to help street children and orphans in Quito, teach English in a local Andes village, work at one of the numerous ecology/conservation bio stations or animal welfare reserves located throughout the Amazon, coastal and Andes regions.
Our programs allow you to discover the wonders of Ecuador, while doing meaningful community work. This is a great opportunity to enhance your Spanish knowledge, live with the locals and realize one person can make a difference.
Buster Keaton, vintage cinema’s first slapstick comedy hero, indulges in his love of machines in the riotous comedy The Electric House. Every Keaton film is scrumptiously entertaining for different reasons; and The Electric House is, thankfully, no different. Keaton plays a college student who, through a mix up, graduates with an engineering degree. With the help of the book “Electricity Made Easy,” Keaton proves a whiz and redesigns a rich house with fancy technology. As things get chaotic in the house, Keaton shines on the screen with his comedic timing and creativity involving the wonderful gadgets going crazy. Buster Keaton never fails to entertain, and neither does The Electric House.
Ageless-Sages is more than a publishing company. It's a movement, a call to action, an awakening to positive change. Research, evolution and education are allowing us to recognize that culturally we can profoundly impact the way we approach the developmental phase of life called "old age". From brain research to the effects our energy has on the vibrational universe, it's clear that there are myriad solutions to what we've deemed a problem. Wouldn't it be wonderful to feel happiness and peace instead of dread or angst when we spend time with the elderly. This can be a very confusing, even frightening time of life for everyone involved. But it doesn't have to be. If you can learn to look at this time of life through new eyes, you might find the wonder and beauty that emerges with clarity.
Described as 'the wonder of the entire world', this chapel at the eastern end of Westminster Abbey is a breathtakingly beautiful masterpiece of medieval architecture.