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June 17, 2006 9:20 AM   Subscribe

Japanese Rube Goldberg Ramen Machine (warning: link goes to embedded video)
posted by jonson (18 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

always fun to watch! :D
posted by zenzizi at 9:39 AM on June 17, 2006

My efforts to make ramen *usually* don't involve setting stuff on fire, but obviously I'm not trying hard enough.
posted by Johnny Assay at 9:42 AM on June 17, 2006

Oh wow, that was totally fun! It was an ugly gizmo, all kinds of wires hanging out, kinda raw looking but there were all these unexpected Japanese twists to it and the hysterical narrator. I loved that! Inspired to look up Rube Goldberg, I see the last contest theme in 2004 was To Select, Mark and Cast an Election Ballot.
posted by nickyskye at 9:50 AM on June 17, 2006

i like this one too
posted by wallstreet1929 at 9:56 AM on June 17, 2006

Just doesn't work without the appropriate soundtrack.
posted by dgaicun at 9:56 AM on June 17, 2006

Rube Goldberg devices are endlessly appealing. Thanks!
posted by jann at 10:23 AM on June 17, 2006


What is the name of that song / rift? It is one of my favorite from my looney toons saturated childhood.
posted by mrzarquon at 10:28 AM on June 17, 2006

I don't know what song it is but I just realized that Rush totally ripped off the last riff in Cygnus X
posted by furtive at 10:35 AM on June 17, 2006

I was hearing the Peewee's Big Adventure music.
posted by brundlefly at 10:43 AM on June 17, 2006

that's a lot of effort for a quick lunch

and the song is raymond scott's powerhouse
posted by pyramid termite at 10:58 AM on June 17, 2006

In a similar vein, Japanese children's show ピタゴラスイッチ (Pythagoras Switch.)

Rube Goldberg machines from the show (YouTube):
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30

(There used to be a compilation video here.)

Full episodes (YouTube):
2006-04-12 Part 1 Part 2
2006-03-22 Part 1 Part 2
2006-03-29 Part 1 Part 2
posted by Sangermaine at 11:17 AM on June 17, 2006


Don't ya mean La Villa Strangiato?

best mp3 link I could do on short notice

best version, too -- Lifeson just kills on this...
posted by LordSludge at 12:02 PM on June 17, 2006

Sangermaine-san - I have seen this before, but not with English subtitles. どうもありがとうございました!
posted by greasepig at 12:08 PM on June 17, 2006

I wish my life had an enthusiastic Japanese narrator.
posted by ikkyu2 at 1:52 PM on June 17, 2006

Sangermaine, thanks, that was awesome!
posted by jonson at 2:05 PM on June 17, 2006

I wish my life had an enthusiastic Japanese narrator.

lol. Might drive you bananas after about an hour though.
posted by nickyskye at 2:09 PM on June 17, 2006

This post and the comments totally made by day. Awesome stuff!
posted by LeeJay at 5:31 PM on June 17, 2006

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