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"Clearly cola is not an effective spermicide." - Jamie, MythBusters

I love this show.

I am: amused amused
Current Media: TiVo: MythBusters

7threality From: 7threality Date: January 2nd, 2004 04:56 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I watched about a show's worth (or more) of stuff and was less than impressed.

Their illogical logic made my head hurt.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 2nd, 2004 09:38 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
The logic isn't the important part, it is the crazy experiments they do. :-)
7threality From: 7threality Date: January 2nd, 2004 10:19 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
That's just it. There's easier ways (and ways that make more sense) to do the things that they do.

The bits I saw were the biscuits exploding in a car. I only saw the end of it. That one didn't seem too bad, but it could have been done easier/better.

The lawyer through the window, and they went about that one foolishly.

And then the one about the lawn chair balloon. What boggled my mind is why they were attaching the one guy to a harness (for lifting), then sticking the chair on him. Then they built this needless steel seat, and attached the ropes to that, and tied that to the chair. I couldn't figure out why they didn't attach the ropes to the damn chair in the first place, which would have had the same effect the needless steel seat had, and would have been more accurate as proof. As soon as they did that, I went back to the other room.

I guess it's okay if you look at it as two geeky guys out to do wacky stuff because they can. But it's a show to "prove" stuff, and going about it in a silly fashion makes me not want to watch the show. Even if the stuff they are trying to prove (or disprove) is way out there.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 2nd, 2004 10:33 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Oh I had no problem with that they did on the chair - I attribute it to safety. Lawn furniture wasn't designed to have all the weight attached to a couple of lifting points. I wouldn't trust it. Sure, that's supposedly how the original guy did it, but they weren't going to take the same risks.

It may have worked, or the chair may have broken while airborne, which would've sucked.

The lawyer thing I thought was OK. I liked how they reproduced the stack effect with the low pressure box.