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Adam Savage has been having a “Ask Adam Anything” blog on the Tested website.
One question that came up was this one from “dork daddy”:
Good morning, Adam. This question is from my brilliant, beautiful, precocious 10 year old daughter, Ellie. I certainly know how I would answer it, but I suspect you’d have a pretty unique and eloquent spin of your own. My daughter has passions and interests that range the entire spectrum. She is a gifted writer, a prolific artist, an enthusiastic athlete and a natural-born scientist. She has so many interests she sometimes feels like she can’t keep up. The question she often asks me as she looks to her own future is this:
Is it possible to be an artist and a scientist at the same time?
I don’t watch TV. If somebody were to ask me what the favorite shows were and what was on them, I couldn’t tell you. Somehow I got out of the habit. Maybe that’s because I don’t have access to a TV right now, but by and large I don’t miss it very much. Frankly most of the shows on just didn’t appeal to me very much.
I ran across this blog post recently. It’s an overview of all the sorts of space suits out there.
I’ve since found an amazing amount of stuff and links, most of which will end up in this post. I think that, if nothing else, this post demonstrates the power of the internet for research. When I was in school finding information on this scale would have been impossible.
Adam’s rather poignant last day of shooting of Mythbusters.
This is one show that will be missed by a lot of us. It was fun and inspirational in ways that television rarely is. Well life goes on.
Yet more pics of Adam the geek.
The Mythbusters announce that the next season will be the last.
The end of a truly remarkable TV show. Looking at the numbers, though, you could see this coming. In many ways, Mythbusters was from a different period of cable TV shows, a time where the money wasn’t so big and people were willing to experiment. In any case it’s been a fun ride. Thanks, guys.
A while back Adam had some fun with some dog trainers.
Well he’s back with more.
He can do that in his own shop, but somehow I think that “DON’T TRY THIS’ applies at M5.
Apparently he did.
The background story.
The company that makes squalkie talkies.
Talking Room fun.
A great article from the Director of Photography at Mythbusters. I imagine that it’s a complicated case of developing new ways to get the cameras in unusual places, getting the difficult shots and treating all cameras as expendable. And having one camera far back for the long shots for those BIG booms.
Adam Savage calls his shop, his cave. The cave is hidden, but you can find a tour if you know where to look. I play a game with myself trying to find it’s real location just based on hints in the video, but have failed miserably.