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Clearly Fake – The Marbles Are Paid Actors

Clearly Fake – The Marbles Are Paid Actors

You’d think that hamsters would be better than marbles in this maze because they’re sentient mammals. However, I learned the hard way that that isn’t the case at all. One time, I grabbed a bunch of hamsters from a pet shop so that I could create a machine like this one using them. Since these are living, breathing animals with senses, I figured I could make them do whatever I want. But the dern things just wouldn’t cooperate! I tried everything I could to get the machine going, but they wouldn’t obey me.

If I had actually bought those hamsters, I’d ask for a hefty refund, and demand more cooperative, and less frantic hamsters.

No Flower Vases Were Harmed in the Making of This Video

No Flower Vases Were Harmed in the Making of This Video

Joseph was always very slow in the morning. He would usually slog out of bed for half an hour and go to work two hours late. His wife hated these antics so much, she decided to set up an elaborate booby trap to severely injure Joseph when he woke up the next morning (that’s the Rube Goldberg machine you see here). However, the trap backfired and now Joseph was all dressed and ready to go. He clocked into work half an hour early, impressing his boss and his workmates.

Joseph’s wife was currently seen shopping for divorce lawyers, anyway.

The Rube Goldberg Machine Law

The Rube Goldberg Machine Law

Stop what you’re doing. Pay attention. Someone is assembling all the odds and ends in their house, basement, garage, shed, and storage locker, and making it all bump in to each other in interesting ways.

You can’t not watch a Rube Goldberg machine. It’s the law. Well, it’s a rule. Well, more of a guideline, really. Anyway, it’s fun to watch.

[Thanks to regular reader and contributor H.J. Briscoe for sending that one along]