Want to see one of the best car ads I have ever seen? It is from Honda
. Check it out. It is 2 minutes long. Requires Flash 6. The site that shows the ad also has links to interesting articles about it.
My wife always mutes the ads on TV. I have always told her that they are the best, funniest, and the most original and interesting things she will see on TV. This is a good example of a great advertisement. I haven't seen it on TV because I don't usually watch TV.
I love Rube Goldberg
contraptions. There is a neat one in the plaza outside of Bank One Ballpark
(the BOB) in Phoenix. I could stand there and watch it for hours. Side note: There are some great photos of contruction of the BOB here
The Self-Operating Napkin: As you raise spoon of soup (A) to your mouth it pulls string (B), thereby jerking ladle (C) which throws cracker (D) past parrot (E). Parrot jumps after cracker and perch (F) tilts, upsetting seeds (G) into pail (H). Extra weight in pail pulls cord (I), which opens and lights automatic cigar lighter (J), setting off sky-rocket (K) which causes sickle (L) to cut string (M) and allow pendulum with attached napkin to swing back and forth thereby wiping off your chin.
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