gum, check. household cleaning product, check.
April 12, 2004 2:17 PM   Subscribe

posted by machaus (14 comments total)
Air out of tire with nail

The man is a freakin' genius!!! Who'da thunk it?

No, really, this is a great resource, machaus, long overdue. I've never watched more than five or ten minutes of the show, but I know people who were longtime fans, and now I can discuss it intelligently with them. If that's not an oxymoron.
posted by soyjoy at 2:25 PM on April 12, 2004

I loved this show as a kid. I'm not a scientist, so how many of these are utter rubbish and how many really work?

Oh, I see.
posted by tracicle at 2:48 PM on April 12, 2004

Between Angus here, and The A Team, I'm all set if I'm ever attacked in a supermarket or holed up in a garage with a Pinto Super Battle Tank.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 2:51 PM on April 12, 2004

Long overdue? Its been up since 1996.
posted by fenriq at 3:01 PM on April 12, 2004

Growing up, I watched every episode of MacGyver; so this link is amazing to me. Thanks, yo.

If Airwolf, MacGyver and the A-Team all got in a fight, who would win?
posted by sciurus at 3:40 PM on April 12, 2004

It's a rock paper scissors thing, sciurus.

A-Team can knock Airwolf from the sky, who can in turn riddle MacGuyver with bullets, who in turn is smart enough not to lock the A-Team in a machine shop alone for a few hours.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:57 PM on April 12, 2004

This reminds me of the old text-only Adventure games: Use gum and tree-branch to retrieve silver dollar, use dollar to buy ticket to carnival, etc.
posted by SPrintF at 4:19 PM on April 12, 2004

What is this SAK they talk about?
posted by seanyboy at 4:21 PM on April 12, 2004

Swiss Army Knife
posted by machaus at 4:26 PM on April 12, 2004

*slips on salad fork*
*falls down stairs*
*lands atop janitorial supply cart*
*rolls through hallway*
*crashes through window*
*plummets toward open manhole*


-Murdoch has been kicked off the server.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:44 PM on April 12, 2004

This thread has made two gals very hot and bothered
posted by jonmc at 8:05 PM on April 12, 2004

Well, it's long overdue on my computer screen, fenriq!
posted by soyjoy at 8:50 PM on April 12, 2004

Yet none of these things happen on the other side of The Stargate.
posted by rough ashlar at 10:32 PM on April 12, 2004

I thought that the series had progressively fewer and fewer MacGyverisms as the show went on - now it seems I was right. They should have stuck to their strengths. Deep drama wasn't really one of them - super cool uses of obscure scientific knowledge was.

(Now I will date myself, as say that one of the reasons I watched so much MacGyver, other than the fact that it was a very fun show, is that there were almost no guns; my mother really dislikes them and didn't want her children watching gun-based shows. Now that I've grown up, I agree with her - besides, who needs a gun if you're MacGyver?)
posted by jb at 1:28 AM on April 13, 2004

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