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Post by Mark » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:41 pm

As one who checks out self-help books to people all day long, I decided to read Shafer's book, "Nobody Moved Your Cheese!", and find out something about him. I hate self-help books. So anyway, I typed the "One day... ", stuff out of his book for you to read. It's not rocket science, but there are a few good tidbits if you give the youtube clip a chance, starting at about the 1 minute mark. I also checkout highbrow books too I should say, I just find the self-help books are mostly fluff.
"Ross cites how he invented Bill Nye, The Science Guy...and won Esquire Magazine's "Dubious Achievement Award" as examples of swimming against the tide into a blue ocean of opportunity."
"One day, Geraldo Rivera had to cancel an appearance on our show due to the flu. That meant we had an emergency six-minute guest slot to fill. In desperation, I turned to Bill and pleaded, "Look, if we put you in a lab coat could you do some kind of funny experiment?" He looked around the room, smiling. I kept riffing. "We'll introduce you as BIll Nye, The Science Guy, and you can dazzle the audience with some kind of funny science gag. It will be great!"
Looking back, it's ironic that the Science Guy was born from panic and not planning. It was a fluke that we needed to fill time that night. To Bill's credit, it was the broad knowledge of his passion that enabled him to combine science with comedy and turn it into gold. It was even luckier that we could find a lab coat from a nearby nurses uniform store."

(An example mentioned in his book. Think of all the Chicken Soup books out there.)
http://www.amazon.com/Chicken-Soup-Pris ... 1558748369
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVTnWKXdKRs
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Post by Mark » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:57 am

This old story came to mind, for those that missed the 60's. ha
http://www.louielouie.net/11-fbi.htm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wx-8_GI4d2c
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Post by larry cottrill » Mon Dec 22, 2008 3:55 pm

Louie Louie is one of my old favorites, of course.

But, for a real classic rock love song, you want Hang On Sloopy ;-)

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Post by larry cottrill » Wed Dec 24, 2008 2:29 pm

Brief video on Wrongway Corrigan, some interesting tidbits as you read along.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttIEtl7j7k0

The historical consensus is that he can’t have flown thousands of miles in a fog, only to have it clear suddenly just in time over Dublin. I’ve known a little bit about him for a long time, but there are some interesting details in the video. That Curtiss Robin would have been practically an antique at the time of his flight.

It might seem strange that he drew a bigger crowd in NY than Lindbergh, but remember that this was in the height of the Great Depression, and people were hungry for heroic “outlaws”. I thought the backwards headline was a riot – I don’t even know how a paper in those days could come up with something like that almost overnight. Probably NOT a basic feature of your standard Linotype machine.

I would think his life story could make a great feature film today, if it could be handled sensitively and historically. “It’s easier to obtain forgiveness than permission” reminds me of a lot of things – some of the stuff T. E. Lawrence did with his band of desert Arabs, for example. Lots of stuff I did in my early days on my "day job", too. Amazing that Corrigan never did admit that an “Irishman” might intentionally head for Dublin after filing a flight plan for California.

Merry Christmas! Happy Hannukah! Best wishes to all.

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Post by Mark » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:13 am

"There must be a reason for the dripper." Jump to 7:00 to approach the climax. ha
I think they would like jam jars. They do seem genuinely appreciative, I'll give them that.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4qSEbhq1xE
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Post by Mark » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:06 am

I was thinking it might be fun to make a glass putt-putt boat, to observe the water vaporize in a glass coil. Someone could slow down the action with a camera. Maybe it would have some appeal, seeing a glint of the process.
And now for something completely different.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twlUXoJx ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hndYvUs ... re=related
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Post by Mark » Sat Dec 27, 2008 4:05 pm

pezman wrote:Down Wind Faster Than The Wind (DWFTTW)
A mechanical cousin of the ramjet, in a way ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9S2HHwfcz9Y
"Side note: I emailed Adam Savage about this, and he said it's "in the hopper" for a Mythbuster's experiment! Im considering running another article about this in a future issue of MAKE, as well."
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/12/03/di ... eviouspost
http://www.ayrs.org/DWFTTW_from_Catalys ... n_2006.pdf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pSYALWQ ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-trDF8Y ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVSjA7Rh ... annel_page
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Post by Mark » Sat Dec 27, 2008 5:20 pm

Thought I would post again for review. Seems like with some, their eyes might get damaged being put in the boat or by those straps the employees are putting on them to hold them in place, I don't know.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8KlAmtI ... blue-blood
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Post by Mark » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:12 am

Forgive me, it's a slow day but for a few crumbs. I liked the little glass Hero Steam Engine though. It made me think of Mike's jamaeolipile jar plans.
"Your motivation is heat." ha
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=466uJSRuyrU
This second one made me wonder how an infrared movie camera would do with a jam jar, what might be revealed, the plume above the jar, temperature readings, etc?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcxVIi0n ... re=related

"The name—derived from the Greek words "aeolos" and "pila"—translates to "the ball of Aeolus" ; Aeolus being the Greek god of the wind."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_engine
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