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This video by Red Bull is by far the most over the top examples of a Rube Goldberg machine that I have seen in a while. For those who aren’t familiar, a Rube Goldberg machine is a “deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.” So yea that, in a warehouse with rockets and parkour.

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Parkour is impressive in a “holy shit that looks cool, why don’t I look like that when I try it?” way that will almost inevitably lead to looking like an idiot.

By complete coincidence, this is also how I feel about drawing. I never had that gift of translating mental images into anything visually cohesive or recognizable aside from “blob,” “squiggle,” and “Personal signature that my bank still calls me to verify almost every month for the past seven years.”

So combine both of those things that I find impressive (and completely impossible) with elements of papercraft, flipbooks, and a giant wall, and I find myself shaking my head, smiling, and hitting “replay.”