Life Catapults, Puzzles, Village of the Damned
posted by June 21 at 12:25 PMon
Being laid up after hurting oneself doing something reckless is, it appears, the new black. Or pink. Or whatever.
Andy Dick is also couchbound for “doing a stupid stunt I was dared to do.” (But did you have surgery, Andy? To reconstruct your ankle using the bones of the dead? No? Then I win! In your FACE!)
Anyway, these nerdy videos by local yokel Bre Pettis [UPDATE: Sadly, he has left us for NYC.] help pass the time. I can’t make things more sophisticated than a house built of popsicle sticks and glue. I’m more of a construction voyeur.
Pettis records a vodcast for Make Magazine on things you can make in a weekend (catapult, one-speed bike, robots, a mind machine that will synch your brain to beta, alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves) and interviews with other people who make things.
(He also has a gamer photo-challenge site that seems designed to get video gamers out of the house—it’s seems like a kind of therapy or public service or something.)
Now please enjoy this interview with a man who makes weird 3-D puzzles and found his calling in the 1960 horror movie Village of the Damned.