Tuesday 29 January 2019

goldberg variations

We thoroughly enjoyed this find from TYWKIWDBI that showcases quite a masterwork of engineering and synchronicity that perfectly exemplifies a Rube Goldberg machine (previously)—that is, a deliberately over-complicated apparatus for accomplishing a simple task, in this case serving dessert. The featured video has no soundtrack but that one you might be mentally accompanying it with is from the group “Powerhouse,” a sextet formed by Raymond Scott in 1937 that joined the Warner Brothers catalogue in 1943.