Apparently we had a pressing need at a hardware store this afternoon and we went to Home Depot at 7050 Tacoma Mall Blvd., Tacoma. What was this need? We need to make an Rube Goldberg Machine. Per wikipedia, a Rube Goldberg Machine is “A Rube Goldberg machine, contraption, device, or apparatus is a deliberately over-engineered or overdone machine that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually including a chain reaction.”
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Sometimes it’s just about the practical. Our toilet handle fell off (cheap, plastic thing that it was), so off I went to Home Depot where they have an amazing array of toilet fixing supplies. I went all out and purchased the metal replacement handle at almost twice as much — $9!
I did have to smile at two auto decorations that I saw on the way home. The one below shows two hand prints on an older, well traveled van that says “push here”. The other, on a small, older truck of said “Nice truck, sorry about the size of your penis”!