Rube Goldberg Machines (A Post-Script to Fischli & Weiss’ “The Way Things Go”)

As a post-script to my post on Fischli & Weiss’ The Way Things Go, I’ve just discovered what must surely have been their original inspiration: the wonderful cartoons of Rube Goldberg, an American cartoonist who “became well known for depicting complex devices that performed simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways” (Wikipedia) like this self-operating napkin.


You can find a gallery of his work here:

The Rube Goldberg Machine Gallery


About Darwin Franks

Filmmaker, Cinephile, Writer, Athiest, Civil Servant

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