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Rube Cube

boxed Rube Goldberg kit
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Make your life more intricate and challenging by ordering and assembling one of our Rube Cubes, including all the necessary parts and one easy-to-follow drawing. Imagine your sense of satisfaction when the contraption you put together, correctly shoes an ass in ten successive steps, or brushes your teeth in a complicated, ingenious way, before you awake.

All the apparatus needed to construct your chosen contrivance are delivered to your door. For example, the Falling-Asleep-TV-Turn-Off-Gizmo, illustrated below, has a tired cat, an abandoned bike, a red brick, a goose down pillow, two feet of string and other items included in the box.

To receive your do-it-yourself doohickey quickly, just follow the following steps: 1. Insert the check in an envelope using a rubber band and a mousetrap 2. Wet the envelope flap using a dripping faucet and ten drinking straws 3. Fold it into a paper airplane…

FarmerJohn, Jun 24 2003

(?) diagram http://www.geocitie...hnnie/rubecube.html
[FarmerJohn, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

An ad for a Honda car http://myweb.cableo.../gryphon/honda.html
Also very ACME. [Jinbish, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

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       I love the jug ascending up to the cat's tail.
sild, Jun 24 2003
  

       Michelangelo Buonarroti never had this many masterpieces. Nor did da Vinci.
thumbwax, Jun 24 2003
  

       Very ACME.
Jinbish, Jun 24 2003
  

       Your diagrams never cease to amaze me. Beautifully done.   

       *art student alert* The Honda commericial is a direct ripoff of an artist video, done by Fishli & Weiss, titled "the way things go". If you ever get a the chance, watch it. It's quite long, but amazing. Actually it's what I thought of when reading FarmerJohn's idea in the first place, making things way more complex than needed.
insertnamehere, Jan 09 2004
  
      
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