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2012-07-17 08:16:38 PM  
fc08.deviantart.net
 
2012-07-17 08:17:25 PM  
www.imayvomit.com
 
2012-07-17 08:18:10 PM  
farm3.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-17 08:41:56 PM  
Yes.
 
2012-07-17 08:43:11 PM  
I clearly remember one episode where Mr. Wizard showed us how to strip the insulation off the ends of an ordinary lamp cord and wrap the bare ends around two forks. And then if you stuck the forks in a hot dog and plugged it in, you could cook the hot dog.

It's a wonder the old fark didn't kill us all.
 
2012-07-17 08:43:20 PM  
Oh man, I loved that show, Captain Planet was like a little skit in it, too!
 
2012-07-17 08:48:08 PM  

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: I clearly remember one episode where Mr. Wizard showed us how to strip the insulation off the ends of an ordinary lamp cord and wrap the bare ends around two forks. And then if you stuck the forks in a hot dog and plugged it in, you could cook the hot dog.

It's a wonder the old fark didn't kill us all.


and yet we survived and prospered.

/what doesn't kill 'ya :-)
 
2012-07-17 08:53:31 PM  
Reminds me of my attending.
 
2012-07-17 08:55:17 PM  
I think the last scene where Mr. Wizard drives away is actually from an experiment where they are measuring the speed of sound. It does look like a dick move to drive off and just leave the kid standing there in the middle of nowhere, though.

Did the wax burn you?
Yes.
Hold it straight up.
 
2012-07-17 09:00:52 PM  
Wow, I loved this show. I remember the blue piece of paper they're holding in a few scenes, is meant to be cut in such a way that they can walk through it as a giant loop.
 
2012-07-17 09:01:54 PM  
Win!

Biggest laugh of the day, Subby!
 
2012-07-17 09:12:24 PM  
Damn I loved that guy
 
2012-07-17 09:16:40 PM  
Mr. Wizard had to pay the bills, I guess belittling the children was just bonus.
 
2012-07-17 09:36:30 PM  
That could never happen now because you can't tell anyone's precious little snowflake that they are WRONG!
 
2012-07-17 09:52:21 PM  

Whodat: That could never happen now because you can't tell anyone's precious little snowflake that they are WRONG!


You lost, BOBBY
 
2012-07-17 10:00:30 PM  
Also, remember the mr. wizard play kit?

www.chemheritage.org


All the chemicals inside it are illegal now. Its like they are taking all the fun out of being a kid anymore.
 
2012-07-17 10:06:08 PM  
He's a bigger dick than this guy has.

img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-07-17 10:07:55 PM  

Ed 'Too Tall' Jones: I clearly remember one episode where Mr. Wizard showed us how to strip the insulation off the ends of an ordinary lamp cord and wrap the bare ends around two forks. And then if you stuck the forks in a hot dog and plugged it in, you could cook the hot dog.

It's a wonder the old fark didn't kill us all.


We did that in college to cook dogs ;-)
 
2012-07-17 10:13:42 PM  

ltdanman44: All the chemicals inside it are illegal now.


No they're not.
 
2012-07-17 10:16:05 PM  
Fred Rogers used to beat puppies and kittens.
 
2012-07-17 10:28:19 PM  
How dare he? Those precious snowflakes. Tell them their wrong? Bastard.

/I hope they did him up and burn him.
 
2012-07-17 10:40:07 PM  

Ebenator: Fred Rogers used to beat puppies and kittens in 1990.


ftfy
 
2012-07-17 10:50:41 PM  
That show always had a surprising lack of safety goggles.
 
2012-07-17 11:03:29 PM  
I thought that was all part of the schtick.... like playing along with the girl who thought she was writing random numbers. I didn't see where he was being a dick at all... Are we just supposed to tell kids they're right all the time?
 
2012-07-17 11:10:33 PM  

ltdanman44: Also, remember the mr. wizard play kit?

[www.chemheritage.org image 750x500]


All the chemicals inside it are illegal now. Its like they are taking all the fun out of being a kid anymore.


copper sulfate? little harder to find, but not impossible.. soak a pine cone in it and toss into the camp fire pretty blue flames!

tincture of iodine... drug store, first aid section...

sodium carbonate... Soda ash... or washing soda... its usually the stuff sold as coffee maker cleaner. used as a browning agent in baking.

cant make that one out... mystery powder? who knows..

universal indicator...Most likely PH strips..

I cant make out the next two either... anyone wanna try?

the last one is Denatured alcohol.. Ethanol that has been poisoned so you don't drink it like the moonshine it is... fuel for the Bunsen burner... any hardware store will have this in the solvent/painting isle. I personally use it primarily to thin epoxy resin
 
2012-07-17 11:13:10 PM  
I love Mr. Wizard.
 
2012-07-17 11:15:24 PM  
OH! copper sulfate... the pool chemical section of the hardware store... used to control algae
 
2012-07-17 11:20:16 PM  
Yeah, that was typical for the time: adults treated mature kids like grown-ups, not overgrown toddlers. And you know what? Kids can handle it. They actually like it. They see how adults talk to each other, and they know that if an adult talks to them that way, it means they're considered grown-up enough for it. When you pamper kids or talk down to them -- treat them with "kid gloves" -- you're just infantilising them, not doing them a favour.
 
2012-07-17 11:35:57 PM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Yeah, that was typical for the time: adults treated mature kids like grown-ups, not overgrown toddlers. And you know what? Kids can handle it. They actually like it. They see how adults talk to each other, and they know that if an adult talks to them that way, it means they're considered grown-up enough for it. When you pamper kids or talk down to them -- treat them with "kid gloves" -- you're just infantilising them, not doing them a favour.


another reason you are my favorites..

and another reason I always loved Mr. Wizard...

want to take bets on weather or not this edit was done by folks who were raised with kid gloves?
 
2012-07-17 11:48:47 PM  
Thanks for the laughs.
 
2012-07-18 12:02:49 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: ltdanman44: Also, remember the mr. wizard play kit?

[www.chemheritage.org image 750x500]


All the chemicals inside it are illegal now. Its like they are taking all the fun out of being a kid anymore.

copper sulfate? little harder to find, but not impossible.. soak a pine cone in it and toss into the camp fire pretty blue flames!

tincture of iodine... drug store, first aid section...

sodium carbonate... Soda ash... or washing soda... its usually the stuff sold as coffee maker cleaner. used as a browning agent in baking.

cant make that one out... mystery powder? who knows..

universal indicator...Most likely PH strips..

I cant make out the next two either... anyone wanna try?

the last one is Denatured alcohol.. Ethanol that has been poisoned so you don't drink it like the moonshine it is... fuel for the Bunsen burner... any hardware store will have this in the solvent/painting isle. I personally use it primarily to thin epoxy resin


Ferric Chloride and 2, 4 (6?) Dichlorophenol

Apparently the mystery powder was sugar and asprin
 
2012-07-18 12:13:23 AM  
The best part:


Wizard (pointing at steel thing that looks like Japanese sex toy): Instead of putting paperclips from here, we're going to put Ashley.
Kid: Wut.


The second best part:

Kid (wincing in pain): It's really loud.
Wizard: Heh heh, try it again.
 
2012-07-18 12:37:50 AM  
I saw every one of the shows that those clips were from. Hell, I've still got a big box full of VHS tapes from when we recorded them every morning on Nickelodeon at 6am. I remember him being kind of snarky like that, but all my teachers were that way, and my parents were even worse. That's how adults talked to kids back then. Mr. Wizard and one of my junior high science teachers were the main reasons I got interested in science, which led me down the road of engineering and research. RIP, Don Herbert, thanks for the inspiration.
 
2012-07-18 12:39:18 AM  

ltdanman44: Also, remember the mr. wizard play kit?

[www.chemheritage.org image 750x500]

All the chemicals inside it are illegal now.


blog.zap2it.com

He recalls.
 
2012-07-18 12:39:24 AM  
Mr Wizard was the MAN!

His show could NEVER work today. Too many whiny parents and coddled kids.
 
2012-07-18 12:56:13 AM  
Kid: My Mom said that was An Impossible Hole!

Mr. Wizard: I like to think of it as A Chocolate Journey!
 
2012-07-18 12:57:17 AM  
It's my understanding that Mr. Wizard had a Sandusky Problem, if you catch my drift.
 
2012-07-18 01:08:12 AM  

Pelvic Splanchnic Ganglion: That show always had a surprising lack of safety goggles.


Because back in the day not everyone was a pussy.

www.boiledbeans.net

Criticality? What criticality? I've got a sweater vest.
 
2012-07-18 01:09:31 AM  
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-07-18 01:10:34 AM  
Stacey from that show was my nerdy dream-girl. We're both around 40 now. Anybody got her number? LOL

/Who'd you rather.... Moose or Lisa?
 
2012-07-18 01:32:26 AM  

Marshall Willenholly: Mr. Wizard and one of my junior high science teachers were the main reasons I got interested in science, which led me down the road of engineering and research. RIP, Don Herbert, thanks for the inspiration.


I'd bet he's directly responsible for about half the U.S. engineers and scientists over the age of about 40.
 
2012-07-18 01:39:14 AM  
From what I heard, Mr. Wizard molested every kids who came of his show just like Sandusky. I heard it from the same voice that Pat Robertson believes is God; therefore, it must be true.
 
2012-07-18 01:43:14 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Yeah, that was typical for the time: adults treated mature kids like grown-ups, not overgrown toddlers. And you know what? Kids can handle it. They actually like it. They see how adults talk to each other, and they know that if an adult talks to them that way, it means they're considered grown-up enough for it. When you pamper kids or talk down to them -- treat them with "kid gloves" -- you're just infantilising them, not doing them a favour.


In my experience, it applies to anyone of any age and is the easiest and best way to train someone.
 
2012-07-18 02:19:03 AM  

Cerebral Knievel: OH! copper sulfate... the pool chemical section of the hardware store... used to control algae


Also in the gardening section... It's in little tubs I think. Root killer, fungicide... GOoglE iT...
That stuff is toxic so wash hands after handling, but it grows beautiful little blue crystals shaped like parallelograms.
 
2012-07-18 03:13:44 AM  

rosebud_the_sled: From what I heard, Mr. Wizard molested every kids who came of his show just like Sandusky.


Do not meddle in the affairs of Mr. Wizard, for he is subtle and quick to anger.
 
2012-07-18 03:19:22 AM  
"Whaat?!"
 
2012-07-18 07:51:02 AM  
I have to check this out, but IO9 is blocked here - is this anywhere else?
 
2012-07-18 07:52:56 AM  
there was an episode when mr wizard was demonstrating how fireworks get their colors and the little girl with him says "WICKED!". Mr wizard then asked her. "What did you just say"? as if he was shocked or something.

that's kind of an old compilation video though
 
2012-07-18 07:54:01 AM  
Never mind, I found it.

That is great!
 
2012-07-18 08:03:26 AM  
ahhhh, correction... i thought it was part of the 'mr wizard taken out of context'


Link
 
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