The Mythbusters Thread

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MacNut, Feb 1, 2007.

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Who is your favorite Mythbuster

  1. Jamie

    34.2%
  2. Adam

    40.5%
  3. Kari

    50.6%
  4. Tory

    12.7%
  5. Grant

    13.9%
  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    #1
    One of the best shows on TV and it doesn't have a dedicated thread so I thought it was time for one. Its like watching evil geniuses mixed with Macgyver and a dash of Mr Wizard.:)
     
  2. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    A mythbusters thread isn't complete without an Adam or Jamie poll!
     
  3. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    What kind of poll.
     
  4. rockthecasbah macrumors 68020

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    Very true! Mythbusters is one of my favorite shows, especially that Kari Byron..... mmmm that makes the show worth watching just for that quality ;)
     
  5. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Which of them is the better MythBuster of course. (Sorry rockthecasbah, we couldn't include Kari in the poll, or it would be a landslide ;) )
     
  6. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    I love mythbusters...Adam gets a little too excited though:)
    I think the myth they give to the sidekicks most of the time is more interesting than the ones Adam and Jamie try to bust.




    Bless
     
  7. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    Very cool show. I'd definitely agree that it's one of the top shows on the tube.

    It's hard to pin down 1 myth that would be my favorite, but the escape from Alcatraz Island is one of the best IMHO.
     
  8. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    Are the mythbusters a remake of ghost busters?
     
  9. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Mythbusters is FANTASTIC.
    Seriously, the best show I've seen for a while. I could watch HOURS of it, and I sometimes do! :)
    Imagine if they could combine Mythbusters and Good Eats. Oh, wow. *drool*
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    No.

    One of my faves is the episode where they build the James Bond-style ejection seat, then try to convince people to sit in it. :D

    Also was fun to watch Jamie shoot a .50 cal into the swimming pool.

    Another hilarious one was watching Adam vomit into the water when they dropped him into the whirlpool...
     
  11. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    via wikipedia,
     
  12. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    I liked the cat burglar episode. Trying to climb an air duct, or getting around lasers.
     
  13. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    man, i love this show. really enjoy when discovery does a marathon, and puts like 20 episodes back to back. even if i have seen them before, i still watch again.

    can you imagine how cool that job would be. wake up, drink coffee, go to work, build stuff, and then blow it up. and get paid for doing it. wow, just wow!
     
  14. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    Just some back round.
     
  15. echeck macrumors 68000

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    Can't believe it took 15 posts for someone to mention the explosions!

    The cement truck explosion was the best one. The train station explosion was pretty cool too though.
     
  16. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Excellent show...very entertaining. We've missed a lot of episodes over the years though, so we've now got our TiVo working over time to find the ones we've missed.

    Their application of the scientific methods (specifically thoroughness and use of controls) often leaves a lot to be desired, but that's partly a function of the difficulty/expense of the experiments and partly a function of the limitations of keeping the show reasonable. (Jamie and Adam have complained about that a little bit in the past.) It still bugs me when they don't test things as thoroughly as they could have, but it's still great TV.
     
  17. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I was surprised by the one where they test the trucks to see which one goes farther on one tank of gas. One with the tailgate up, one with the tailgate down.

    I can't believe tailgate down won. :eek:
     
  18. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Or in that same thread, windows down AC off, or windows up, AC on.
     
  19. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    FWIW, I get better mileage when I drop the tailgate on my truck. Which I generally do anytime there's no loose crap in the bed.

    I wanted their jobs up until the episode with the dead pigs in the Corvette. I definitely did not envy them that day.
     
  20. debroglie macrumors 6502a

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    #22
    well, someone has to say it...

    I think that this show is trash. They always do an absolute half-@$$ed job of everything, yet somehow they "prove" it true or false. More than that, they often seem to outright contradict their "proven" answer.

    To me, nothing is more infuriating that the dissemination of horrible scientific method.

    sorry:eek:
     
  21. balamw Moderator

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    I enjoy the show, but it's definitely not always the most rigorous scientifically, but they try...

    My most recent favorite was the gas cylinder one. Watching it go through the cinder block wall made me remember all the times I didn't handle cylinders with quite the respect that they are due.

    I've also enjoyed the couple of episodes of Good Eats where Alton Brown does "Myth ... ummm ... Smashers."

    B
     
  22. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Ooh, I remember that one... made me sick :(
     
  23. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    Mythbusters is a great show, although i usually miss it. I still have to see the one where they recreate the Hindenburg.
     

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