A Rube Goldberg machine, named after American cartoonist Rube Goldberg (born July 4, 1883, San Francisco, California, U.S.—died December 7, 1970, New York, New York), is a chain reaction-type machine or a contraption intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. Brilliant!.
My cyber buddy, Bill Ziegler, put me onto Rube’s work, and I found it hilarious. What a brain to turn these out! I decided to make a graphic of Bill and partner HRH Lisa, a fantastic pair of people. ♥
I decided to try and make a graphicalisation of Billum. Billum is a clever chap, scientist, scholar with mathematical tendencies, and is jolly good-natured. Cause his sense of humour is similar to mine, and I hope he likes them.
With a mock Rube Goldberg machine and added the difficult to create one, below. Adding HRH Lisa in there, of course. ♥
The one below took me several days to do cause of my cataracts. I shall have to stop making them soon; it’s too painful. But I was determined to get this one completed for Bill.
I wonder what Bill will think he’s making? Hehehe!
I love to make folks smile or laugh, as do Bill and Lisa 💙
Hope you like it, mate!
11 thoughts on “Rube Goldberg – Bill Ziegler: The Connection”
Great Rubiconilizationing. The Mad graphicalizationist meets the Mad scientificalationist..
We three ought to do a column, Tim. Heheh!
I t would certainly be twisted like my post today.
Ah, I’ve have a look, mate…
A splendidly designed and cunningly detailed dining accoutremant, Sir. The steps use up half of the alphabet (A-M) to ensure that no food stains remain on the fastidious gourmand.
I much enjoy how you have given us nice name tags, I had not realized that Bill and Bengals share the same initial letter, quite good attention to detail there.
Speaking of smart engineering, the entire device rests comfortably upon my head, allowing me to keep meself presentable even when needing to eat on the run. Am now able to dine with high-society upper crust types of folk.
I’m relieved that you like it Sir Billum.
Sneaking in the odd Nottinghamian wordage in there, too!
So glad that you introduced Rube’s memories to me. Reminded me of certain mousse, Sire.
I dhsll inform my knitted family, who are about to get a morning chinwag. Thankething HRH gain for them. Some Carers love them. ♥
Rube was a one of a kind guy who brought much to us. No one quite compares to that fellow. The knitted family will be chuffed to hear from you. The do love chinwags. I shall indeed express their chuffedness to HRH. 🙂
Glad I found his witty work, never even heard of him until you introduced him. Hehe!
LOL! You did a perfect job of it, Gerry! As a fan of the man, I can say you did Rube Goldberg a good turn in your effort. And our fellow got his face wiped for sure!
I can’t understand why Rube wasn’t famous in England, Doug? Having only just found his work, I think it is nothing short of genius! Love it! All drawn by hand, too!
It is amazing when one thinks about it.