September 18, 2008

"Wooden Squirrel Cage Machine Obsesses Over Your Thoughts For You."

That's right. Wooden Squirrel Cage Machine Obsesses Over Your Thoughts For You.

14 comments:

Peter V. Bella said...

Columbia professor Douglas Irving Repetto.

Related to the wood carver Gepetto.

rhhardin said...

I generally put in an abrasive and use it to polish rocks.

vbspurs said...

Wooden squirrels and plastic bats.

Stinger Assassin said...

Rube Goldberg-san des.

dr kill said...

At least he didn't use menstrual blood for gear lube. They only do that at Yale.

Bissage said...

It's times like this I miss Sipp the most.

Trooper York said...

The breakup of the show was particularly rough on Rocky. I mean Bullwinkle has his work with the Log Cabin Republican Cartoon division and his gay activism. Rocky was at his wits end. He drifted from one meaningless affair to another with different Hollywood starlets. He would often frequent prostitutes with Charley Sheen and smoke pot with Woody Harrelson. But then there was the day hit rock bottom. He was hanging out at a Taco stand in LA when he met this blonde cougar who claimed she was a law professor. His life was about to begin a horrible downward spiral.
(Jay Ward and Alex Anderson, Rocky and Bullwinkle, E True Hollywood Story)

bleeper said...

Not much of a machine, but it is poorly put together. Truly, if he knew it was going to be published he could have applied more skill to it. As is, it might as well come out of their J school. Columbia - you have really sunk to new depths.

erniecu73 said...

srsly??

Peter V. Bella said...

Didn't Obama go to Columbia? Hmmm, wonder if this guy was one of his profs. It would explain a lot.

blake said...

Wooden Squirrel Cage Machine Obsesses Over Your Thoughts For You.

Thank you?

Theo Boehm said...

Really, the Buddhists have been on to this sort of thing forever.

Here's a really, really big prayer wheel, with really big prayers on it.  Not very efficient, but if you can push a pickup truck, you can help compassion and bodhichitta arise in yourself.

Here's a smaller version in a dark, slightly mysterious monastery interior in Lhasa.  Mostly old geezer practitioners.  Just what you'd expect.  Where are the young monks?  All the kids are too busy working in Chinese sneaker factories.  Anyway, it gives the place a peaceful vibe.  Notice the happy guy giving it a spin at the beginning and the devoted old gentleman, hat in hand, who, if you're a Catholic, will look kind of familiar.

Finally, in case you think Buddhists are saddled with inefficient prayer-delivery systems, this water-powered garden model points the way forward with clean energy on all kinds of levels.

No envidious comparisons intended to the ironic squirrel-cage Rube Goldberg American version.  I'm sure those who turn it are doing their bit to turn the Wheel of Dharma as well as its creator intended.

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Pogo said...

I feel cheated. No squirrels at all. And how are those little bushy-tailed critters supposed to rotate that massive handle, huh?