Mythbusters is back!

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Movie Talk' started by jedichase, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. jedichase

    jedichase Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey everybody,

    I was surprised to see that nobody has posted about mythbusters coming back. Anyway thought I would restart a mythbusters related thread. I was extremely happy with the RED RPG myth as it is one of my favorite movies. The motorcycle vs. car myth was quite interesting. I can not wait until the giant newton balls next Wednesday. Anybody with an opinion, please post.
     
  2. robn1

    robn1 Master Member

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    They're back? Crap I missed it!
     
  3. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yeah, I would have bumped my Mythbusters Thread that no one wanted to post in, but I didn't bump it because no one wants to post in it.

    It was a good episode.
     
  4. GeneralFROSTY

    GeneralFROSTY Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Back? I didn't know it was gone - are you talking about a new season?
     
  5. DuneMuadDib

    DuneMuadDib Sr Member

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    Yep. Awesome to have new episodes again, I love this show.
     
  6. TallDarkandDisfigured

    TallDarkandDisfigured Sr Member

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    New season, second half of season, whatever ya call it. I thought it was awesome. Loved the RPG. Looks nothing like what I expected. Watched too many movies I suppose...
     
  7. teecrooz

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  8. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    I hate Time Warner Cable. They don't ever rerun the show from the past week. They have OnDemand, but is Mythbusters on there? Nope. :angry
     
  9. robn1

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    I'm watching TW in NC, and each episode is repeated at 8PM the following Wed, just before the new episode.
     
  10. Jannix Quinn

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    Necro'd, but whatever.

    Tonight's episode sort of annoyed me. They did a test where they had a bunch of planes flying in various formations in order to save fuel.

    How is this relevant to anyone?

    Next time my family gets together in their eight identical planes, I'll be sure to fly in a V. What a waste of time.
     
  11. jedichase

    jedichase Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well I think it would apply to bigger planes. Maybe mail planes going to the same destination.

    The Lethal Weapon 2 myth was AWESOME! I've wanted to see them do that myth for such a long time. I was so happy that the film was actually confirmed. The liquid nitrogen actually working so well, was very cool (no pun intended). Can't wait for next weeks episode.
     
  12. Goonie

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  13. jlee562

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    Oops!

    'Mythbusters' cannonball hits minivan in Dublin
     
  14. cayman shen

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    It's a show about science and satisfying curiosity. "Relevant" is irrelevant. I mean, they test if an explosion will knock your socks off, or if shooting a propane tank will make it explode, or if sonic booms really break glass...these things will NEVER impact my life. It's just fun to learn.
     
  15. Wes R

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    Has to be the first time anything got that far away from the bomb range.
     
  16. GeneralFROSTY

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    I love when Discovery Channel runs a Mythbusters marathon. It's so much fun to have that show on back-to-back when I'm chilling in front of my computer doing work.
     
  17. Noeland

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  18. defstartrooper

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  19. teecrooz

    teecrooz Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The exit hole on the house:

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  20. Monster Dave

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    Haven't they busted all the myths by now???
     
  21. Guri

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    Disagree. My family and I all think it's very interesting. It could be done in a boring way, but Jamie and Adam make science fun... like any good teachers would. Agreed, it's not Phineas and Ferb to them and never will be, but they prefer it over other shows just there to entertain.

    As do I... for instance I'd rather watch them measure ducks flying in line than some hot shot ego maniac picking between 10 bimbos who he wants to fake marry. But to each his own, you know?
     
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  23. CessnaDriver

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    If Kari came to apologize in person for the team I'd be ok with that.
     
  24. T2SF

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    lol stecco wall, insulation in there, i think at the very least the lucky homeowners should keep the cannonball
     
  25. Qui-Gonzalez

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    Hey, did you know they accidentally hit a house and a minivan with a cannon ball? :O
     
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  26. MooCriket

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    It's amazing that no one lost their head from that cannonball, thankfully. Wow. Scary.
     
  27. Weequay

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    That canon ball incident is just crazy!! very pleased no one was hurt.

    I love mythbusters. I do get the sense now that they may be coming to an end on the ideas front, and even more so that they already know what is going to happen before they show it, which does kind of 'blunt' the feeling on the show for me.

    BUT this is a show without fake arguments, with highly likeable presenters, and something educational to say.

    Did anyone see the truck bed liner myth? Mostly pretty dull, but the explosion proofing bit was amazing to watch (again, I got the impression they knew exactly what was going to happen anyway).

    Of everyhting ive seen acrross all the seasons, they have never IMO done anyhting better than the jet pack. that thing almost flew, and why they havent revisited it is beyone me!!

    Please do it Adam...just for me ;)

    weequay
     
  28. Sean Hebein

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    I guess the ball went through a house, skipped off the roof of another, bounced over 4 lanes of traffic before breaking the window in the minivan. How no one got hurt or killed, beyond amazing.

    Good luck - confirmed.
     
  29. Trooper_trent

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  30. ReproMan

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    sounds like a classic homer simpson plotline lol
     
  31. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Huh...

    That's one way to find a screen used prop.

    Chris
     
  32. CessnaDriver

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    Well there's your problem!
     
  33. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And there... and there... and over there... and there.. and there too.....

    :lol

    Chris
     
  34. terryr

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    Some safety problems there. Is this F-Troop?

    I have a feeling safety procedures will be revised in the future.

    And there are houses near the bomb range? 'Nice neighborhood, close to schools, well located, occasional huge explosions.'
     
  35. robn1

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    Well they wanted cheap housing. If you live near the airport, don't complain about the noise.
     
  36. CessnaDriver

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    Well basic firearms safety rules should apply for a cannon with some adaption in nomenclature...

    Rule # 1
    Treat all guns as if they are loaded.


    Rule # 2

    Never let the muzzle of a gun point at anything you do not want to destroy or kill.


    Rule # 3

    Keep your finger straight and off the trigger.


    Rule # 4

    Be absolutely sure of your target, and what is behind it.




    Artillary would start involving trajectorys/distance calculations I would guess.



    I think it goes to show, sometimes a safety standown is necessary even at expert levels. The military often does this after accidents.

    So thankfully nobody hurt, and take it as opportunity to go over the safety basics as you are never
    too skilled to not get complacent. Regular review of safety issues keeps complacency in check.
     
  37. robstyle

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    Accidents happen on any and every job. When you look at the history and time frame of the show, these guys beat every government and private sector safety and accident ratio on a galactic level. On that note, I give them the "**** happens" thumbs up.
     
  38. cayman shen

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    Someday my kid's going to be an engineer or biologist, and part of it will be because this show has taught him scientific method and critical thinking. He ADORES Mythbusters, and I approve wholeheartedly :thumbsup
     
  39. SurferGeek

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    You mean Safety Standarounds? Worthless... just something to make the officers and higher-ups feel better, that they've done "something".

    :lol

    Glad no one was injured and hope that MB won't receive too much negative press over this.
     
  40. Jannix Quinn

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    Did they knock over all the pins though?
     
  41. CessnaDriver

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    Perhaps, on the civilian side general aviation stand downs events are common, FAA sponsored. It's valuable training, lectures, seminars, brush up on basics, go over NTSB record accidents and deconstruct.


    Accidents are usually from a a chain of events and not a single event.
    And learning to recognize how it started and usually the multiple bad decisions that lead to it helps to not repeat it.


    We don't know the details yet of course.
     
  42. JoeG

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    Sucks they arent going to air the episode now. :unsure
     
  43. MFP 2020

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    I would say that it's fortunate that no one was hurt, but I wouldn't call it amazing. Even if they'd intentionally shot it into the housing tract, what are the chances they'd actually hit someone?

    (I barely passed statistics, but I think there would be a lot of zeros.)
     
  44. Larry Young

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    Yeah, I'm with you. Space is big. Even on Earth.
     
  45. CTF

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    Back?

    In my opinion, they never left!

    Then again, I always reject your reality and substitute my own.
     
  46. Kerr Avon

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    Well one thing is for sure, it's going to COST them. Their insurance is going to take a beating.
     
  47. CessnaDriver

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  48. Jannix Quinn

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  49. wannab

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    Hey, you forgot the Indiana Jones map travel music!


    Doug
     
  50. micdavis

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    As much trouble as this is gonna cause.

    You know deep down those guys are all "that was awesome."

    Best thing they've ever done.

    Sure hope we get to see it someday.

    I think they need to duplicate the result to confirm.
     

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