Re: Big Plans for ER and then ...?
Yep I'm a regular mythbusters watcher. Did you know that Adam was the cute little red haired kid that used to help Mr. Whipple stack Charmin back in the good old days?
They did a pretty good job on putting the "cell phone blows up a gas pump" myth to rest. On some other efforts I've found their methods a little incomplete and scattered. Its fun to watch though.
If you're reading this and have no idea what we're talking about, "Mythbusters" is a show where two hollywood special effects engineers take on all sorts of myths and folktales, reproduce what supposedly happened, and prove or disprove the myth.
They've built a raft from raincoats and paddled it from alcatraz to the mainland, tested to see if jumping up just as an elevator minus its cable and brakes hits the ground lessens the impact, tested to see if you can break out of jail by rubbing salsa on prison bars over a long period of time, and if you can actually pole-vault a car by having its driveshaft front u-joint fail and have the shaft fall into a pothole. Oh yes, and they've also done hideous and nearly unspeakable things to a crash test dummy, which has now had its skeleton rebuilt twice, been burned beyond recognition several times, catapulted, dropped on the ground from great heights, dropped into the ocean from great heights, etc.
I'll bet that dummy had some good thoughts about ER before all of that happened to him. Ok, so thats a lame attempt to actually tie this back to the original topic.
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.