A Surprisingly Uncomplicated Look At Rube Goldberg Machines in Movies
certainly has the spirit of Rube Goldberg. The silent film tells the story of a house of the future that is ridiculously automated in every way from a roving bathtub, to a self-racking pool table, to a bed that could fold itself into the wall, not ...
August 14, 2015
Drink coffee, make art at new NKC shop
bar and dark chocolate praline pecan and ginger bark bar. The front space also features the Handmade and Local Market, which offers gifts and home decor items made by Kansas City area artists, including art prints, custom ceramics, wall clocks and ...
August 4, 2015
Can a Tesla survive a weekend of tailgating?
Anything as primal as SEC football just seems more appropriate when fueled with actual dinosaur juice. . I have three choices: try to force the plug into the car's charge port, in the process possibly damaging the car and/or electrocuting myself ...
July 24, 2015
Roger Goodell speaks ahead of appeal hearing: talks in circles, says less than ...
Yes I could ease the new kid out on the block right now a term while like I get rob Manfred. Was actually after him but by . Silly right yeah if he starts in on a narrative in all their aura of dinosaurs and they roamed Europe the nanometer head and ...
August 11, 2015
"It's 8:15 ...": 70 years of never having to say 'sorry'
To assure the nations of Southeast Asia that “the U.S. is willing and capable of assisting its allies” via the lumbering, 1950's-vintage bomb-dropping dinosaurs. "Well boys, I reckon this is it - nuclear combat, toe to toe with the Rooskies," as ...
August 5, 2015
Spring 2016 Children's Sneak Previews
Arbordale watches the clock for Midnight Madness at the Zoo by Sherryn Craig, illus. by Karen Jones, spotlighting the games the animals play when the zookeepers leave the zoo; Cash Kat by Linda Joy Singleton, illus. by Christina Wald, a title featuring ...
July 22, 2015
Weed: Running Back
While the Husker Du/Dinosaur Jr./My Bloody Valentine-esque wall of guitars often obscures the lyrics, the hooks remain discernable with the vocals acting more as an additional instrument than the central focus. But this lack of lyrical discernibility ...
July 22, 2015
Why simply turn on a light switch when you could light a candle which burns a string, which releases a bowling ball, which lands on a bag of air, which blows over some dominoes, which knock an action figure into a pot, which onto a piece of metal,... Experiencing these so-called "Rube Goldberg Machines" on paper is one thing, but seeing them in action is another. From an almost incredible number of breakfast-making machines, to long systems of action-and-reaction that simply open a gate, Rube Goldberg is sort of the star of more movies than you realize. THE ELECTRIC HOUSE (1922). While this Buster Keaton classic was more likely to have inspired Goldberg than to have been inspired by him, it certainly has the spirit of Rube Goldberg. The silent film tells the story of a house of the future that is ridiculously automated in every way from a roving bathtub, to a self-racking pool table, to a bed that could fold itself into the wall, not a one of these machines accomplished much...
Dare to Dabble allows people of all ages a chance to “dabble” in a variety of creative medium. It has guided paint classes, open studio time for a small hourly fee, weekly workshops and an art club for school-aged children. It also has more than 100 bases (wooden letters, boxes, picture frames, wooden stools, large papier mâché figurines from piggy banks to dinosaurs and more) for customers to paint, decoupage or mosaic. And it offers classes in jewelry making, glass painting, and embroidery with fiber art. Those who are drinking age can sip Luna’s mixed drinks or wine while they paint, so it has become a popular happy hour hangout. “People want to be makers, they want to create things,” said Rosales, who formerly taught art classes for K-12 in the Kansas area school districts.
OKLAHOMA CITY – In a story that received little attention in the wider, mainstream media, a report confirmed by the U. S. Navy stated that a pair of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers flew nonstop from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana to a base... To assure the nations of Southeast Asia that “the U. S. is willing and capable of assisting its allies” via the lumbering, 1950’s-vintage bomb-dropping dinosaurs. As the American military spokespeople put it, this mission was part of “bomber assurance and deterrence” or “ BAAD. ” When the iconic B-52’s arrived in Australia’s Northern Territory, they engaged in a simulated “attack run” using dummy bombs, which were dropped at the Delamere weapons testing range. And with Australia taking a more aggressive military stance in that region, particularly with Prime Minister Tony Abbott at the helm, China is taking note, and recently expressed “serious concern” at increased military exercises and cooperation... The same day that the bombers took off on their flight halfway around the world, July 1st, the U. S. Air Force and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) “ completed the first development flight test of a non-nuclear B61-12 gravity...
Dinosaurs and Baby Animals: Kids’ New Learning Buddies
Kuato Studios Director of Learning David Miller joins WSJ’s Tanya Rivero in discussing the company’s new dinosaur and baby animal-based interactive teaching products.
July 16, 2015
Holiday Gift Guide
Looking for unique gifts and a unique holiday experience? Why not combine shopping with a visit to a local museum or cultural center? Turns out, most have charming gift shops, often with items that reflect their particular mission, from wooden bowls made ...
December 5, 2014
Colorful Clock Wall Clock
This brightly colored combination of wall stickers and a real clock will dress up any room! Great for both kids and adults, these patterned numbers of varying sizes make telling time both easy and fun. Applying the clock is easy: just place the removable ...
December 10, 2013
Dinosaur Jumble Illuminated Wall Art
Illuminated wall art by DiaNoche Designs, brings continuous art 24 hours a day. Art during the day... Flip a switch, and at night, it is a light! Art by Nicola Joyner-Dinosaur Jumble. DiaNoche Designs illuminates artwork from behind using LED's designed to ...
December 10, 2013
Reward offered for Montana truck stop dinosaur
MISSOULA, Mont. - The folks at Hi-Noon Petroleum in Montana have a new way to turn a dinosaur into gasoline. They're offering a $250 gas card for information leading to the safe return of Dino, a 12-foot-long fiberglass Sinclair dinosaur that disappeared ...
June 28, 2012
Walking With Dinosaurs, The Live Experience
Newsweek called the show, "that rare entertainment beast that parents and kids can enjoy together." It took 50 artists and technicians one year to build the show. The 15 dinosaurs were originally “hatched” by Tilders, the head of creature design ...
September 11, 2008
Dinosaurs Ruled the World Because They "Got Lucky," Say Scientists
“Brazil’s New Dinosaur.” 80beats is DISCOVER's news aggregator, weaving together the choicest tidbits from the best articles covering the day's most compelling topics.
September 11, 2008