Thursday, May 28, 2009

I love Mythbusters

Tori, on last night's episode, after finding out the "build team's" job on a particular day was to fire semi-automatic rifles as prep for a myth:

"Today CAN'T suck!"

I love that enthusiasm. I wish I still had it. Sadly, I've always been too good at anticipating things going wrong - "borrowing trouble" as my dad says, that I don't think I've ever in my life walked into a day of work and thought "I get to do x y and z. Today CAN'T suck!"

(I also kind of love that Mythbusters has the stones - in today's culture - to have a host admit to the fact that he enjoys firing guns. On some other networks either they wouldn't even bring guns into it, or the hosts would have to squirm around and be all "guns are ICKY." Not that I own or even really want to own one, but it seems odd to me to pretend that a TOOL - something that can be used for good or bad purposes, depending on the person - has some kind of moral quality to it.)

1 comment:

The Fifth String said...

I missed it last night. But I loved the one where they were cutting down a tree with machine guns. The whole crew loves guns.

WV: corack - what that tree trunk did when they got out the Gatling gun. IIRC, it even caught fire.