Let's get on our knees and pray. I don't know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?— Adam Savage
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Am I about to feel really, really stupid?
Being a geek is all about learning the inventories of things.
I reject your reality and substitute my own.
The difference between screwing around and science is writing it down.
Don't work for fools. It's not worth it. Getting paid less to work for people you like and believe in is much better for you (and your career) in the long run.
It's sort of a mental attitude about critical thinking and curiosity.
It's about mindset of looking at the world in a playful and curious and creative way.
I'm obsessed with the form of a toolbox.
The idea of a portable kit that has everything you might need ignites something inside me. It's like Batman's utility belt.
If I had any dignity, that would have been humiliating.
We are always works in progress. You will hurt people you love, and help people you detest. This is called being a human and it happens to everyone.
I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.
I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody's going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you're here. And when you don't, well, you suffer the consequences.
My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
Fractals, the theory of relativity, the genome: these are magnificently beautiful constructs.
I have some ideas on how to fix that. They're not very good ideas, but at least they're ideas!
Gravity. It's not just a good idea; it's the law!
I just had one of those "what the hell are we doing" moments.
Deadlines refine the mind. They remove variables like exotic materials and processes that take too long. The closer the deadline, the more likely you'll start thinking waaay outside the box.
I'm always going to be making costumes.
It's one of the ways I relax my brain. In addition to the pleasure of having the piece, there is a deep and abiding pleasure for me assembling something in my head - learning to know something in its totality in my head, and then putting together all the constituent parts into a cohesive whole.
Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself and go ahead and try it myself.
sticks and stones can only break bones; but words can shatter the soul
We don't necessarily stand by our faults every time, but we will always stand by our methodologies and ethos.
From earliest times, humans - explorers and thinkers - have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we've done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.
There's this group online that I frequent.
It's a group of prop crazies just like me called the Replica Props Forum, and it's people who trade, make and travel in information about movie props.
I've learned over decades of building that a deadline is a potent tool for problem-solving.
Stand back! I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!
The only thing that differentiates you and me from a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!
Mostly I make lists for projects. This can be daunting. Breaking something big into its constituent parts will help you organize your thoughts, but it can also force you to confront the depth of your ignorance and the hugeness of the task. That's OK. The project may be the lion, but the list is your whip.
Bigger is always better.
I'm not a sculptor; I'm a hard-edged model maker. You give me a drawing, you give me a prop to replicate, you give me a crane, scaffolding, parts from 'Star Wars' - especially parts from 'Star Wars' - I can do this stuff all day long. It's exactly how I made my living for 15 years.
I would have to say that looked like it hurt.
Remember kids, I have life insurance.
The fact is that the British Museum had a complete specimen of a dodo in their collection up until the 18th century - it was actually mummified, skin and all - but in a fit of space-saving zeal, they actually cut off the head and they cut off the feet and they burned the rest in a bonfire.
There's few things that get you over your own crap more than working hard.
There is no dignity in television.
The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?
Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
That was excellent! I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
That was cool and that sucked all at the same time.
In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing as a "failed experiment.
" Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius. I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
Failure is always an option.
How hard can it be to blow up a room full of gasoline?!
I think at this point, there's a certain bizarre chemistry between Jamie [Hyneman] and I that we can't ignore a lot of the mechanics of, that we're quite aware of. Half of it is absolutely genuine, and half of it is us playing around with that fact.
New York State is giant and has some of the most beautiful landscape on the Eastern seaboard. There is so much history in New York State, from the Erie Canal to the Catskills, the birth of American stand-up comedy.
Let's blow some stuff up.
In theory, cars are fairly simple. If they don't start, it's either the fuel system or the electrical system. Teach yourself about the path of each in your engine and tracing it is fairly straightforward. But at the beginning, mastering each new system seems like an unreachable shore. The car is effectively a black box.
I think the whole thing that Jamie [Hyneman] and I have in working together is that we are constantly simplifying each other's designs, and we both appreciate that the quickest and the dirtiest solution is usually the most elegant, the least expensive, and the fastest.
That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe: the do-it-yourself, hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood, is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show. It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted.
That's a very powerful thing to realize as a kid. LEGOs were a key part of that.